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Coleman Tioga 10 Person Tent Review: Why I Don't Like This Family Tent

by Michael
(Hickory, NC USA)

The Coleman Tioga 10 man tent works well for my family because we only use it in mild or warm seasons 3 to 4 times a year. We do get caught in some downpours, however.

2 people can set the Tioga 10 up in about 20 to 30 minutes (once you learn how).

The tent stands up to rain and wind well, BUT...

After 6 (SIX!) uses, one of our rain fly poles split in 2 places (4 of these stretch the rain fly tight and form rooflets over the windows and doors).

Although this was a relatively small part, once a fly pole collapses, the fly is no longer rigid.

A non rigid fly lays directly on that part of the tent, and you are doomed for leakage.

This is not something one can repair onsite, thus a ruined camping trip (if a fiberglass TENT POLE splits, you might as well go home.) This is a real sore point for me, because it has happened on every dome-style tent I have ever owned.

Tent makers should go ahead and supply replacement pole sections (a lot of them) with ever dome tent they sell. They WILL split/break.

Coleman's website has a pole repair parts section, but I still haven't had much success with it. I wound up having to call them.

Tip: Whatever tent you buy in lightweight fabric, get some seam sealer in the spray can and USE it. You might stay a little dryer next time out.

P.S. I feel confident that I just covered the biggest problem with practically every dome tent offered.

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Camping with my Coleman Cabin Rockwall Tent - Great Family Camping Tent

by William Cowen
(Arlington, VA)

I prefer the Coleman Cabin Rockwall Tent because it is very roomy, which is great for family camping trips. Plus, it is extremely portable.

Its quick setup allows us to leisurely arrive at the camping site and not have to worry as much if we're gonna be forced to set it up in the dark.

It's very strong against winds and seemingly immune to rips and tears.

Not one synthetic fiber is out of place after a months worth of usage!

Its strong poles offer great resistance to the occasional trip into the exterior of the tent. The only downside is that it can be hard to find a place for it in dense foliage.

However, to make up for that it is completely resistant to rain and snow.

Never have we even seen a single drop get in our tent in even the most vicious rainstorms.

I use my Coleman Cabin Rockwall tent mostly for camping in National Parks. It also doesn't get the dirt in your boots ground into the tent itself, and provides for a very simple cleaning process.

Best thing about it it that it can hold more than a full-sized family in it!

So we never get any confused looks from the children about how to set up their tent--they just sleep in ours with us!

The supports are even strong enough to hold a full sized Coleman lantern from the ceiling so that you can catch up on your reading.

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Coleman Max 8 Person Tent 13X9 Review

I would not recommend this tent to anyone who was going to have to put it up by themselves. I read a review about some guys girlfriend putting it up in about 5 minutes. That is Bull. A grown man can not get this thing up by himself.

Comment from Devin

This tent is easy to set up. It takes anywhere from 15 min to 30 depending on skill level and how much you stake it. The roof is optional but very easy. It big inside. Just got done camping with the girlfriend and three kids with two queen sized air matresses and it was no problem. It rained and it held up fine with no water inside. I would buy it again.

Comment from Actionwriter

This is my third tent in the last 50 years. I'm 78 and camp, fish alone a lot so putting up the tent as well as setting up the entire campsite is all up to me. I put this tent up the first time in less than an hour and half because I wanted to \check inventory of parts-(bought at coleman discount sale at factory) because I thought it may be short some parts. After the first, second use, I can put the tent up in about 45 minutes. Love all the zipper screens, hinge doors and with some additional line, you can rely on this staying in the same place you pitched it in relative high winds. Here's one additional that is unusual--it will (ALL) fit back easily in the bag it came in.

Comment from Joe

I set it up in about 12 min., with a little help from my 6 year old son... great tent.

Comment from Anonymous

Are we talking about the same tent? I set mine up by myself and I am a woman! It's really not that hard. I had my 7 year old son help put the fly on.

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Coleman Weathermaster 10 Tent: 1 Star Review - It's Terrible!

by Andre Perea
(Rio Rancho, NM)

(1 STAR) We bought this tent because we wanted a WATERPROOF tent. Coleman guaranteed it!

Well... We went camping in the Jemez mountains of New Mexico this past summer... Two of us put the tent up with ease but the front door would not shut right.

No big deal as there was velcro and that was going to be fine for us. UNTIL a huge thunderstorm came that night...

It rained and rained all night and we had about 1/2" of water in the tent... The water was seeping through the rain fly and through the top screen dripping on us all night.

We were drenched in the morning and our clothes were wet. We packed up and went home the next day because we were cold and wet.

It is a poorly designed tent the way the side windows angle into the tent.

If you have your queen bed positioned that way under it, then water puddles and comes pouring down the window and onto your head.

The roof is all screen, which is nice on hot dry days... however this tent is NOT WATERPROOF!! We sent it back for a refund... which we never got!!

I expected much more from Coleman... I can't trust Coleman Tent Products anymore.

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Coleman Bayside 8 Is a Useless Tent: Don't Buy It

by Brendan Case
(LAKESIDE)

We purchased the Coleman Bayside 8 tent for Christmas of 2009. Since it was winter we did not use the tent until summer of 2009. The tent was stored in my garage which is warmed during the winter and moderately cool during the summer given our temperature reaches the mid-80s.

We used the tent for one day in the summer of 2010. I have owned many tents and know that you need to slowly work the pole through the sleeve. When working the pole through the sleeve there was a small rip in the sleeve. Because of my experience with old tents it looked to me as if the tent was dry rotting. I let this go.

This summer, 2011, we used the tent again for one week. When working the pole through two other sleeves the sleeves ripped. Again, looking like they were dry rotted.

I contacted Coleman and they offered no solutions. Since it was beyond warranty they made no offer.

Two uses and a useless tent.

I would not recommend Coleman tents.

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