2Coleman Instant Up 4
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Coleman Instant Up 4

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2Coleman Instant Up 4
3.6

32 reviews

PositivevsNegative
63%13%25%

Build Quality
3.7
Value for Money
4.0
Ease of Use
4.5
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.3
Portability
4.0

Reviews

32 reviews
Charlotte v
Charlotte vSouth East Queensland, QLD
  4

Seams peeled off after 2 uses

Owned the tent for 4-5 years. Kept in garage. Opened it up for 3rd time. Seams had totally peeled off and whole tent stank of glue. Water was pouring in through the fabric. Thought Coleman would be more customer orientated but not interested as out of warranty. Manufacturer fault in my opinion. Show details
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Chris w.
Chris w.
  4

Great tent for all conditions

I’ve got the gold darkroom version. Had it for over 4 years. We go camping all year round, in any weather.

It’s proven to be reliable in wind and rain, and I easily set it up and pack it up by myself.

If anything, it works too well, because it is designed to be dark, which can be annoying in the day time. Would recommend to anyone, nothing has broken or failed in that time Show details

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Matt
Matt2 posts
  4

Illuminated Northstar Coleman I up 4P

Had it for 3 months, no leaks in floor or walls during 7 days of heavy rain & strong winds.
2 weeks ago heavy rain was 90mm overnight.
Usually tent is set up for between 7 to 21 days.
Got the hang of putting fly on & attached then lift legs. Reverse when packing up. Does fit in bag, must use the straps & roll it up.
I use "real" 8mm x 250mm pegs on the corners with supplied pegs elsewhere. Love the lights and the dark coating, great ventilation with floor vents.
So far it's been a great investment. Show details
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Lesley A.
Lesley A.South East Queensland, QLD
  4
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Peter Holmes
Peter Holmes
  Verified 4

Poor quality fabric

I purchased a Coleman Instant Up 4P gold series tent from Tentworld, Tweed Heads in April 2021. I have used it 3 times and when packing it up from the last trip was surprised to see two small holes in the fabric, one in the rear wall and one in the floor. I'm a careful camper, rake the site clear of leaf litter, etc and use an OZtrail Ultramesh ground sheet. I have used various tents under all sorts of conditions over the past 50 years including a couple of lightweight hiking tents and a well used low cost cheapy. None of these tents developed holes. Very disappointing that Coleman are using a poor quality fabric that's simply not fit for purpose in an otherwise good design. Show details
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EmJay
EmJaySouth East Queensland, QLD3 posts
  4

All round great tent

I bought this tent for a 4 month camping trip this year. As advertised, the tent truely takes no more than 2 minutes to set up with only one person.

With three windows and a large door, the tent allows for great circulation of air, which is a must whilst up in Far North Queensland.

The tents size and height is a massive plus as it has allowed me to have a small wardrobe, single bed and shoe rack that fit with ease.

A moderate downfall of this tent is the quality of the flooring which loses its integrity and is prone to tears if any rocks are underneath or a bag is pulled over it.

After 3 months the tent is still holding strong and I have had no issues, even in stone winds.  Show details

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Rob
RobDarwin, NT3 posts
  4

Snake holes in each corner

Bought this tent from tentworld Perth heading North. First night at Geraldton we set it up went up in 30 seconds but then my wife said i can touch the grass. Really i had a look and each corner had a hole above the floor panel big enough for any snake to get in. Called Tentworld. We did a swap and paid extra for a Coleman Darkroom 6 man thats another disaster story. Show details
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Vasko
VaskoIllawarra, NSW4 posts
  4

instant up 4

I have had this tent for about 10years now never let me down probably about 120 nights of camping all up. Had it out in winds of 80kmh + in Jindabyne and also in bucketing down rain all night never let me down always well pegged down the only thing I have done to it is I sprayed it with nikawax water proofing a few times over the 10 years just for added security will be buying another as its getting a bit old Show details
Vicky n Geoff
Vicky n GeoffMetropolitan Adelaide, SA22 posts
  4

Easy and Quick To Erect

Very easy tent to put up and down when using for overnight stops. Had no issues with the wind with all corners pegged down and guy ropes pegged. Made camping so much easier. Show details
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Peter
Peter3 posts
  4
montxsuz
montxsuzAU60 posts
  4
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coleman tents r awesome
coleman tents r awesome
  4

Awesome tent

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 Show details
Dave
DaveSouth East Queensland, QLD2 posts
  4

Performed well

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. Show details
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Seamus
SeamusIllawarra, NSW93 posts
  4
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fergus
fergusSouth Australia10 posts
  4

average

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

Questions & Answers

Cath
Cath · 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.

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
Cliffj · 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?

Bea
Bea · 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

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Loovi
Loovi  
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

Laz L.
Laz L.  
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  • Discontinued
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CategoryTentsTentsTentsTents
Room TypeSingle RoomSingle RoomSingle RoomSingle Room
Width2.4m3.3m2.4m2.1m
Depth2.4m1.9m4.2m2.1m
Weight12.7kg13.5kg19.4kg11kg
Price (RRP)$369$469$599
Sleeping Capacity4683
Height1.9m2.7m1.9m1.5m
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