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Coleman Instant Up 4

Coleman Instant Up 4

3.5 from 23 reviews

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3.5

23 reviews
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  • Build Quality
    3.8 (5)
  • Value for Money
    4.2 (5)
  • Ease of Use
    4.6 (5)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.6 (5)
  • Portability
    4.0 (4)
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A simple, strong and great value tent.

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Purchased in December 2019 for A$435.00.

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montxsuz

montxsuzAU

  • 30 reviews

Really good value for money.

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Purchased in June 2017 at Tentworld Online store for A$200.00.

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Awesome tent

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ive had the instant up darkroom 4p set up in gale force winds and driving rain and it never moved an inch or leaked at all .. ive had sun shelters a zempire aero3 an oz trail and they have bent and blown over(the oztrail snapped) my tent stayed up i love my tent. ive now upgraded to the gold 6pv tent cant wait to test it out. im guessing if a tent is not properly set up and guyed out any tent will fail in even the mildest of rain and wind i wont own any other tent 10 stars i owned the 4p silver before i upgraded to the 4p darkroom and it was awesome as well

Purchased in April 2016 at Anaconda Physical store.

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Dave

DaveSouth East Queensland, QLD

Performed well

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Used 4p instant uo for the first times. Had 5 days if constant rain and thunderstorms most nights. Stayed dry as a bug. Loved the ease if setup and dismantle.

Purchased in November 2018 at BCF for A$149.00.

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Seamus

SeamusWollongong

  • 32 reviews

7 nights and fly ripped in lots of places, Warrenty worthless

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Purchased in February 2019 for A$299.00.

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fergus

fergusSouth Australia

  • 4 reviews

average

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Bought the 4 person instant up gold tent,the poles the make this tent stand are useless,come apart at the elbow in the wind,the telescopic part stops staying up,the spring ball that keeps the poles from sliding down into each other loses its place(you will know what i mean if u have one of these tents) very average quality,useless warranty

Michael

MichaelPerth

Does not like a strong wind

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Very easy to put up and down. Great if you have to do this on your own. The third time we used it though a cold front came through the South West of WA and gave about a dozen hours of 40 to 70 km/h winds. It apparently is wind rated to 80 km/h but I am not sure what that means. One of the elbows manage to break the holding screw which then put extra force on one of the other legs and bent one. The Coleman guarantee does not cover wind damage. Patched it up for about $30 but I am not entirely confident in it. WA does have a lot of wind and this is not the tent for this state.

Henri

HenriMid North Coast, NSW

  • 7 reviews
  • 1 like

LEAKING TENT

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1 year old tent, used 3 times, bought in September 2017, we love camping thought we'd do ourselves a favour and get this easy to put up tent. It's great to put up and pack away for sure, and it was a reasonable price bit here's the bad news.... IT LEAKS IN THE RAIN we noticed a wet floor, on inspection noticed water leaking in all 4 floor seams, very disappointed will never recommend this product, not nice when bedding down and the bedding is wet. Certainly will NOT recommend this product.

Andrew G.

Andrew G.Goolwa

  • 17 reviews
  • 4 likes

Finally Tenting Nirvana

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EVA

EVAPerth

  • 5 reviews

Good, but use the guys if windy

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The King

The KingSouth Australia, 5000

  • 11 reviews

Simple & Excellent Quality

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We bought it specifically for our cross Australia Trip due to the quickness of the set up as we were moving a lot and it was great. We ditched our 8 person tent in favour of this Coleman and we can't fault it. It's survived rain, 90km wind and many many camping trips. Highly recommend.

Reichman

Reichman

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Good, though not *as* good as they say

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Great in theory but once poles stick, it has to be binned!

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Bought the Instant 4 in 2013 and have put it up once maybe twice per year since. Just tried putting it up for the first time this year and two of the roof poles that are supposed to slide out of each other have stuck. I've had a few blokes stronger than me try and extend them but to no avail. There is no obvious sign of damage on either, but without them working then the whole tent is useless.

The few times I did use it prove that the concept was good, and indeed it appeared to be a well made item.

Anyone want to buy my model for spares?

Incredible tent

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This tent is incredible! It's lightweight, inexpensive and easy to set up! I have camped using this tent for two years now. During this time I have found myself in two storms. The tent did not leak and withstood the windy conditions. Not a single drop of water got through and the rain was bucketing down during both storms.
During warmer weather if the widows are open it's not too bad and during colder weather, zero degrees and below, it does gets a little cold but that's to be expected so snug up.
The tent is just as easy to take down. I love this tent and would definitely buy it again!

Sue dd

Sue ddLogan

  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

Good for overnighters

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Very easily set up and take down. Stayed dry during wet weather. Needs a fly for heat and light transfer. Very hot during the day and very bright during the night under camp ground lighting. Great for long journeys where you want a minimum of set up time for overnight stays. Would like to obtain a fly that also extended into an awning for longer stays.

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Robert

Robert

  • 10 reviews
  • 15 likes

OK except for poles.

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This tent is ok except for the poles...used it twice, on the second occasion the poles wouldn't lock into place or they kept collapsing. Made some mods with a hammer. If it wasn't for the rubbish poles I'd recommend it.

Great quality tent!

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Made from quality materials, this tent is very easy to set up and to take down when finished. Either way, it only takes minutes. It packs away neatly without the need of an origami expert. Attractive price, very good value for money.
Highly recommended.

Bomber

BomberMelbourne

  • 11 reviews
  • 22 likes

Brilliant tent, does the job just fine.

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Peter Buttge

Peter ButtgeGladstone, Qld, 4680

Replacement for Macpac Olympus

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Senior citizen dedicated to camping needed headroom. Good tent easy to put up. Put cable ties through zippers for quick grip. Recommend extra ground sheet. Bit of a battle to get all back into carry bag

Good for a short time

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Good for the short stay we had however the zip was so taunt it broke a few times. Very disappointing and left a red mark on my hand from how hard it was to zip.

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Questions & Answers

Cath

Cathasked

Instant Up 4

This only the third time I have used this tent. Experienced showers for 22 hours on and off and the fly is leaking onto outside wall of tent.
I would expect that the fly would stop water from striking through to tent. How can I fix this problem. I’m worried if heavy rain the tent may leak.

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Peter
Peter

Hi Cath, have not used tent in constant rain. BCF sell a waterproofing spray for about $15 which is very good. Maybe a good spray with that will fix the problem. Peter

Cliffj

Cliffjasked

Instant Up 4

We bought the 4 person version with Dark-Room - in NZ. Easy to set up - no doubt about that. But the ventilation isn’t great and noticed a lot of condensation buildup on the inside of the fly - which makes the inner damp. Guessing that opening the inside windows would improve ventilation - but there’s nowhere to roll them up. Anyone else had this issue?

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Bea

Beaasked

Instant Up 4

Had my tent 2yrs, last weekend camped, and it leaked for 1st time? A few months ago I washed the fly, as it smelt a little funky. Could this have affected the rain repellent? Any advice pls TIA
B

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Lavin
Lavin

Depending on how it was washed. Usually leaving them out in the weather sorts out smells. But if you washed it with anything abrasive it could have affected the waterproofing. You can re-waterproof tents. Go to a camping store and ask. Particular attention needs to be paid to seams. Good luck.

Bea
Bea

Hi Lavin. Washed in plain water. I checked the Fly when I got home all well sealed & look in good condition. No damage to fyl whatsoever .
Had rain lot's times in the past. Will check out waterproofing stuff. Thanks B

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