Had up for 4 weeks during lockdown for fitness training outside starting to perish and rip brand new was brought as a present for me so cant get guarantee. Very disappointed for coleman brand. Do not buy shouldn't be allowed on the market its thievery
Used for 1 week on holiday put away and stored in cupboard,put up again12 months later ripped with out any effort ,you can poke you finger through it.
Absolute rip off
Purchased in January 2019.
Coleman Deluxe Event 14
After a week of camping,some of the poles were to hard to seperate.Once I did,the chain and elastic separated from one side of pole.Pegs were way to weak and bent.Coleman doesn’t offer warranty on the poles.I contacted tent world and the lady said that was first time she’d heard of the poles being like that.I find that hard to believe.I won’t be buying that product again.I used it twice.
Purchased in December 2018 at Tentworld Online store.
I bought on of these last year and it ripped after a few uses , took it back to anaconda who gave me another one. Put the second one up this year several times and again it has ripped. Absolute rubbish
Total piece of...
On its first use it collapsed from a wind gust. Broken poles pierced the fabric and its now useless. Returned to Anaconda who had Coleman assess and it apparently poles are not a warranty item...
$150 down the drain.
Don’t buy it
Poles jammed together and one broke on first use.
Tarp cover barely stretches over poles so is too tight.
Tent pegs bent on first use as they are so thin.
Instructions are virtually non existent.
Takes several adults to put up
Only just got around to putting this up. Left over pool for one week in no winds and whole canopy disintegrating and torn. Expected better from a Coleman product. Understand it's for occasional use but seven days in total in eleven month period is occasional.
Worst product ive ever wasted my money on.
Thought being Coleman it would be a quality product.WRONG! Used for a total of about 4 weeks and it literally fell apart. Cheap ,cheap chinese junk. Last Coleman product I will ever buy.
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I wish we had read these 'bad' reviews before 'investing' in what turned out to be a completely dud product.
We initially only saw the 'glowing' reviews and unfortunately were duped to spending $$$$$ (RRP is over $400 for the Event 14 Deluxe!).
We were led to believe this was going to be a superior gazebo that would last. Especially with their trademarked "Steel Windstrong™" shockproof frame. We had a similar issue as others have mentioned. In our case an unexpected rush of wind in otherwise normal weather conditions managed to pull the ...gazebo out of its pegs (we were using the pegs provided with the product on both the foot pads and guy ropes). The structure still managed to take off like a parachute (wind opening shade material should have stopped this) and tumbled on its side, with the poles becoming damaged. Windstrong? Shockproof? Hardly. A number of pole sections snapped, others became twisted, and a few others were jammed. Not very shockproof or windproof at all. Only after its third use in only 9 months. The worse part has been dealing with Coleman's warranty department, having the audacity to accuse us of "swinging off the poles" to cause such damage. Really Coleman?? Is this what you think of your once-loyal customers?
Similar to other bad reviews
Only used our one 4 times for a few days each time, the cover has gone very brittle in the sun and it has ripped in several places. Very unhappy about it as it was expensive.
WARNING !!! Coleman event shelter material is like paper after using twice for a week camping the third time went to put up starting tearing at seams Wind sprung up and it ripped to shreads rang Coleman they replied 12 month warranty bad luck it was 24 months old so nothing they could do same thing happened to my sister one which she bought 6 months later
Don't buy a Coleman Event
Yes the Coleman Event sounds great but just like the reviever above it died as soon as the wind picked up (ignore the wind strong frame marketing) and the poles broke. Coleman wouldn't accept the warranty claim and there are no replacement poles available. An order came in late 2014 to Coleman and they all sold out in a flash - a good sign that pole breakage is a regular occurence. Save your money and stick to an old fashioned tarp.
Questions & Answers
Can anyone tell me where I get an event 14 insert so that I can join two gazebos together? Thanks Donna
Hi did you get answer on this?
I have an event 14 and I love it. Not had any problems until last weekend camping under trees and I think a sharp twig or branch from above pierced the canopy. Not happy Jan, I can tell you. Does anyone know if you can patch them and if so what is the best thing to use.? Or how much does a replacement canopy cost? Cheers Robyn
Nor Coleman or BCF would confirm a replacement cost you can purchase a sail amount of Sail Tape from either yacht supplies or wind surfing kite surfing repair businesses But Robyn it sounds to me your cover is on its way out so don't spend to much and you are up against the same problem as all of us , the replacement cover is exactly the same , you would think Coleman would cop it on the chin and admit they era and supply proper uv protected covers but no they continue to deceive the public
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