How well did it work? Were you happy with it?
Yes, very happy. Good size, love the light, love the zipperless door, I could set it up by myself, but went up easy with help of my 8 year old.
I like the tent very much. It's a bit heavy but puts together easily. My only issue is that the light in the center, specifically the mounting bracket broke our first time using it. It wasn't cause we were rough with it, it simply broke. That happens but Coleman's customer service could not be more difficult to deal with. I've tried them multiple times and over one year later, I still don't have replacement part.
Huge! Easy to set up. Really pleased.
When putting up the tent, a tip for keeping the door lined up so the velcro closure works properly. Make sure to put the door frame and door assembly together and zipper up the door after the tent us put up, but before you've staked everything down. Finish staking the tent down. When you unzipper the door, the velcro should be pretty well lined up.
Very spacious tent with great ventilation. Putting it up and taking it down is easy if you have at least 2 people and one of them has put up a tent before. The storage bag is big enough to easily put everything away. We have not used it in the rain so don't know how good the Weathertec system is. The hinged door is very convenient as are the auto roll windows. Very ingenious design. We fit two Coleman inflatable twin mattresses side by side and 3 regular sleeping bag pads so 5 adults fit comfortably. I think if we all just used sleeping bag pads we could have fit the 8 people stated, but it may be a little cozy if you have a lot of gear to stow in the tent. The lighting system has been upgraded to LED, not a spiral fluorescent tube. I don't know how bright the previous one was, but this one seemed adequate and I prefer it since the batteries most likely last longer than they would have with a fluorescent system. There was a problem with the light switch falling off of the mounting point on the tent wall. A plastic clip used to mount the switch to the tent was broken right out of the box. Phoned up Coleman and they sent a replacement free of charge right away. Since the replacement clip came with a brand new switch and complete wiring harness, we have an extra switch should the original ever break (which I don't expect it to since it seems well made).
I've been very happy with it. Very roomy and have twice been in nasty weather (heavy rain/hail) without an issue. Relatively easy to put up (easier with two people though doable with one). No real issues with it.
This tent is great. Takes 2 people to set-up and a bit of time/patience - not difficult to set-up - just patience - We are a family of 5 and dog - with tons of room for extra stuff in the tent. The overhead light never worked - sort of a silly feature. We use our own lantern. The swinging door is a great feature! Very happy with this purchase.
It is a great tent. It definitely takes 2 people to setup and requires that you treat it with waterproofing on the rain fly. It leaked for us in a heavy downpour. It stayed dry through light showers though. It also doesn't have great ventilation as there is no rear window besides a really small opening at the bottom of the tent. Overall I'd give it a 4 out of 5.
Great tent! It's easy to set up for being such a spacious tent. I am very happy with my purchase.
Very happy with this tent. Easy setup. 1 exception the "door" does not work well. Does not line up with the velcro to hold it shut. Must readjust it a lot. Light system is nice. 2 adults & 3 children. We fit 2 king air matresses, 1 in each end of tent with 3' path in between. Doesn't leave a lot of room for gear, but it beats sleeping on the ground. Went thru a major storm stayed up & dry.
Love it so far. While camping in Big Sur last year, we unfortunately encountered a downpour. It was one of the worst storms in 15 years, but we stayed dry in this tent. It is a BIG tent though. My family of four fit comfortably and we had extra space, but it requires alot of space for packing and storing.
Yes, very happy. Love the light and the door. Great tent.
I have been very happy with it so far. The only con i have is the little plastics tangs that hold the light to the ceiling are very flimsy and break easily, my light now hangs by the wires.
Yes, we were very happy with it, everything worked as described and it has more than enough room for the family. We are still using it on a regular basis and as it always seems to be a torrential downpour when we camp, we were pleasantly surprised that we have not needed to spray the fabric with any sealer yet.