4Coleman Instant Up Gold Series

Coleman Instant Up Gold Series

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4Coleman Instant Up Gold Series
2.9

22 reviews

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36% · 812 · 55%

Build Quality
2.6
Value for Money
3.1
Ease of Use
4.0
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.1
Portability
3.3

Reviews

22 reviews
Rico
RicoGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC6 posts
  6P

Zip goes tent goes and the zip is cheap

I have had it for 4 years and the zip is busted, the teeth have gone on it. Coleman have terrible service for spare parts and divert you to another company that specialise in parts for everything. I feel like I bought a $700 zip because IF i can find a entire new zipper ill have to sew it in. Show details
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LukeCollins
LukeCollinsMelbourne57 posts
  10P

Great setup but already have 2 tears on inside

Such a shame this is my 3rd coleman instant up and the gold series first purchase. This tent is so easy to setup but the second use and two tears in corners is ridiculous for a tent that's not even 6 months old. Didn't register and lost reciept. Won't be buying again! Loved these tents had a 4 person a 6 person before. No rip stop mesh on internal material. Used gorilla tape to mend :-( Show details
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sethwornes10
sethwornes10
  10P

Not worth buying

Good in rain. Says tested for 100km wind, didn't hold up against 40km winds, had to pack up and head home at 10pm Show details
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Greg Chatt
Greg ChattSydney, NSW
  10P

Poor quality fly prone to rapid UV breakdown

If you use your instant up 3 to 4 weeks each year, you will get 3 years before the fly is so brittle it simply tear in any kind of sea breeze. Poor value for money spent. Show details
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Alan
Alan2 posts
  10P

Totally waterproof, however 3 minutes up. BAH

This has been the 3rd time we've erected our 10 person tent that is supposed to take 3 minutes. Nothing short of an hour, unscrewing screws and twisting poles and three weeks ago it took over an hour to erect in pouring rain. Once erected we were perfectly dry and comfortable. Then we had to take it down after 2 weeks camping. A couple of hours later the damned thing wouldn't collapse and we couldn't fold it up. In disgust we left the damned tent where it was. What a piece of rubbish. And we watched the videos of how to erect and dismantle it. We paid $500 6 years ago. Never have I had so much trouble putting up a tent. BAH. Show details
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Heather M.
Heather M.
  10P
Richard
RichardGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC5 posts
  Verified 10P
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little t sunshine
little t sunshine2 posts
  8P

Makes camping a joy

I love this tent and it makes going camping a breeze as it is so easy to put up and packup. It is important to peg the tent down and use the guy ropes supplied for maximum stability in the wind but the last time we went camping our tent stayed up in strong winds when others were destroyed. We are regular campers and have a number of different tents as we like hiking and sometimes go with more people so need a bigger tent but this is one of our favourites.  Show details
Kevin L.
Kevin L.South East Queensland, QLD3 posts
  10P

Best in class - survived Fraser 2021

We wanted a quality fast- setup tent. We had tried other manufactures who have their tents made in China and was thoroughly disappointed. Bought this Coleman gold 10 person tent, tried it it a few times before our 9 day trip to Fraser for Easter 2021. Have to say, it survived some of the worst weather and kept us dry. We used one room for our queen size bed and other for table, fridges with supplies etc. After months of research, the Coleman’s is just a whole lot better than than the competition and it’s not made in China. I should mention that I put the tent under a 4.5 x 3 m OZ trail gazebo which has the extra height to handle the tent. Show details
Peter
PeterBrisbane53 posts
  10P

End of Life Review

5 Years of regular use, monthly for week-ends and extended 2-3 week trips each year our Coleman Instant Up 10 person Gold tent is DEAD.
I would not recommend this tent on the following grounds:-
1) The "Instant Up" system is prone to failure of the components - I have replaced whole poles due to a small spring failure.
2) It is has a poor design for heavy rain conditions - you cannot leave the awning up during ANY rain as it collects and does not run off with a resultant failure of the tent awning.
We have just returned from a 2 week camping trip -cut short due to the tent catastrophic failure - happy to reach out to Coleman to offer solutions. Show details
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tvsharsha
tvsharshaVictoria16 posts
  10P
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Joli74
Joli74
  4P

Great Tent

Just came back from another camping trip. This tent has great ventilation for summer and the ability to close everything for winter. It withstood massive winds, you just need to make sure you set it up properly and peg everything in. I have previously used in torrential rain and it didn’t leak a drop. The only thing I dislike is the weight.  Show details
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YouNeedToKnow
YouNeedToKnowSydney, NSW3 posts
  Verified 10P
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Des
Des6 posts
  6P

Poor quality cheap plastic parts

Initially we thought that the tent was wonderful as it was easy to put up, roomy and waterproof in a heavy downpour. Unfortunately it has since become clear that the cheap tent material and fly screen windows scuff and hole easily. The plastic hub and knuckle system breaks easily in moderate winds rendering the instant up an instant down tent with you inside it. A great concept let down by cheap low quality materials. The ground sheet by contrast is made of thick and sturdy material, pegs not so much as they bend easily. The awnings are a useful feature but in rain needs to be dropped as the water is channeled towards the tent and tends to pool. I advise against purchasing this tent. Show details
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Steve
SteveSydney Surrounds, NSW6 posts
  10P

Great tent

Great solid tent compared to others in this price range. On the heavy side but probably because of the quality. Pegs are woeful so buy some new ones at the same time. Set up & take down is a breeze. Awning tends to hold water when it rains, telescopic awning poles would of solved this by simply lowering slightly to create run off slope. Just a thought for the next edition of instant up. Show details
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Questions & Answers

Sam J
Sam J · Instant Up Gold Series

Is it possible to attach a side wall to the front awning on these tents?

Peter
Peter  
Kaz
Kaz · Instant Up Gold 10P

How many metres wide is this tent from the double doors at the front please?

Mark H
Mark H · Instant Up Gold 10P

How easy is it to put up and how strong are they?

Beeker77
Beeker77  
Jason the WPC eater
Jason the WPC eater  

I think it’s pretty easy. Me and wife (both early 40s) can put up without fights and relatively quickly. It’s also withstood heavy rain.

Alex Goldwyn
Alex Goldwyn  

Gee, I'm around the same age as you and can relate to what you're saying. At the end of set up I was knackered and come pack up time I just threw the jolly thing in the back of the ute. PS. I had my 10 yr old son helping me and I'm pretty strong.

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Compare all Coleman Instant Up Gold Series listings
CategoryTentsTentsTentsTents
Room TypeSingle RoomSingle RoomSingle RoomSingle Room
Price (RRP)$849$499$599$699
Sleeping Capacity46810+
Height2.0m1.9m1.9m1.9m
Width4.3m2.4m3.3m2.4m
Depth3.5m2.4m2.7m4.2m
Weight25kg12.7kg14.2kg22kg

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