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Coleman Instant Up

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3.3 from 47 reviews

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3.3

47 reviews
5
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4
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3
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2
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1
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  • Build Quality
    2.9 (8)
  • Value for Money
    3.1 (8)
  • Ease of Use
    4.1 (8)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.0 (8)
  • Portability
    3.6 (7)
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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!

Lavin

LavinGoulburn Valley, VIC

  • 2 reviews

Great setup time

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Wow, I am impressed with the setup time, so quick and easy, I love it, but, it is not very stable when standing solo unroped compared to other tents I have owned, it twists at the top elbows... now that's a break waiting to happen. I highly recommend two ropes on each corner at right angles to aid in stability. I have big concerns about the twisting when unroped.
I had this tent pitched and the fly on, but not roped down. We had heaps of rain over a couple of days and it appears to have only leaked a little bit, about half a cup of water inside, which is excellent.

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The Kramers

The KramersGold Coast, Queensland

Value for Money, easy to put together and was still standing after a cyclone!

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Dee

Dee

  • 3 reviews
  • 9 likes

Instant tent ....just a marketing hype

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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.

Rob W

Rob W

  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

Good Value 3 Season Family Tent

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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.

LukeCollins

LukeCollinsMelbourne

  • 14 reviews
  • 1 like

Brilliant value for money and easy set up!

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Easy set up and for under 300 dollars a bargain. Used this tent 6 times now for upto a week no issues. Easy set up and take down and always remain dry in torrential rain. Ive seen countless instant up tents not pegged down at all or incorrectly and literally falling apart and breaking on windy nights. People blame the tent when its their own stupidity. This is a consequence when ppl who cant setup a tent properly and think an instant up tent will solve their problems. This tent is up and down in 5 minutes. Brilliant value for money and would recommend to anyone. Invest in better pegs thats it. Thanks Coleman for making a tent accessible to the everyday Australian.

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Just had the tent set up for 2 weeks over Christmas and it poured rain. Performed very well. Great Value for money. Just a reminder this tent needs to be pegged out properly or it will collapse. Invest in quality pegs and its a great purchase.

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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.

keisha

keishaHervey Bay

read instructions first

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the first night using this tent we had big winds in goodiwindi and an hour after putting it up, a tent pole snapped and ripped a massive hole down the side of the tent, the whole tent fell down. In the instructions it says not to use this tent in windy conditions

Michael

MichaelHelensvale

  • 5 reviews
  • 9 likes

Great tent

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SP

SP

  • 7 reviews

It's ok, but not robust and still takes time to fully set up.

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Ramexises

RamexisesSydney, NSW

  • 3 reviews

Good tent if there is no wind, otherwise it breaks.

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Adequate for ease of use and basic sites

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John

JohnMelbourne

  • 4 reviews
  • 4 likes

Easy to setup and tear down - a well designed tent

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So easy to setup - that my son says that its cheating. We tested it at a Warburton camping site. It was raining and we were tired - so, very happy to be able to put it up in 2 minutes. Even with the rain, we were kept dry in the tent. For a 6 person tent, we recommend to sleep up to 4 comfortably with enough room for your bags. If its a windy place, make sure that you peg all the guy ropes just to be safe.

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

Broke on first use.

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Found all the reviews fantastic for the six person and got a great deal on it so we bought it. Took it down for it's first use on the weekend to great ocean road and we were amazed how quickly it did set up. We had no idea the night was going to be windy until 2am in the morning when all the poles collapsed on top of us!!! We kept clicking the poles back into place and they kept falling down, eventually one pole gave in and broke in half so the tent was useless and we slept in the car the rest of the night. Not happy.

Jade

JadeSydney, NSW

  • 19 reviews
  • 19 likes

Quick and easy to set up

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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

Soulhaven

Soulhavenasked

Instant Up

Used twice and very happy with it (10 person tent). However, locking button on rear leg of frame refuses to work at all.
How to fix it?
Is it fixed under warranty?

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Seamus
Seamus

good luck with warranty claims Colman seem not to care about the stuff once they have off loaded it. See the retailer and hold them accountable. Try a squire of WD40 and see if that does not loosen the thing up.

Soulhaven
Soulhaven

That is a very disappointing assessment of Coleman. One wonders that they do not appear to want to lift their game.
The suggestion to try WD40 seems pretty obvious but worth another try in the circumstances.

Brendan.D

Brendan.Dasked

Instant Up

Hi everyone, looking to get a great tent for the weeker with rain and sub zeros is this the tent for me?

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Kathleen F
Kathleen F

I’d be really careful before you buy this tent. It says it’s not suitable for high winds but I’ve been in this tent with the frame collapsing when my weather app displays winds at 20kmh. Frankly it’s not worth the risk unless moving to the car at 1am is an option. I’d be selling mine but I can’t bare passing this problem on to another unsuspecting family. Coleman should recall this tent.

Seamus
Seamus

and given my experience no warranty that is worth anything, think twice about buying this brand. Buyers beware.

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