Product DescriptionSet up your campsite in record time with the Coleman four person pop-up tent. It comes with pre-assembled rods for an incredibly easy 10-second setup and features taped floor seams along with a multi-position rainfly to keep you dry. [Read more]
Top ReviewsHere's the secret to the door that won't zip...
by Kayla (4 out of 5 stars)
July 25, 2018
This tent is so convenient! My husband and I had a quick weekend camping trip and I didn't want to set up our big cabin tent for one weekend so I purchased the 4 person pop up tent. It easily fits a queen size air mattress with plenty of room at the ends for personal bags. You can't stand up in it but plenty of room to sit up even with the air mattress inflated. The tent comes with metal stakes but nothing to hit them with so make sure to bring a hammer. Also, the take down of the tent is pretty easy if you watch a YouTube tutorial. Otherwise, the directions aren't very helpful that come with the tent.
My only complaint is the door. It was SO hard to zip. It would zip fine up until the very end and then we had to use both hands to pull the material together to get the zipper up. We adjusted the tent stakes and no luck. At the very end of the trip, we completely unstaked it and the door zipped up perfectly easy! So, if you aren't camping somewhere windy, don't stake it down. We staked the rain fly down and that's it. As long as you have bags or some sort of weight in the tent, it shouldn't go anywhere without the stakes. And you will save yourself a lot of frustration trying to zip up the door.
All in all, a nice tent and very convenient! We are keeping it now that we've discovered the secret to get the door to zip up.
We've Camped More in 6mo Than The Past 7 yrs.
by Jmclaug3 (5 out of 5 stars)
October 17, 2017
SET UP/TAKE DOWN: Super easy to set up... better practice taking it down.
SIZE: This is definitely NOT for 4 adults. 4 kids? Maybe. After reading reviews we thought it best to get the 4 person, there is the perfect amount of space for two people horizontally and our belongings at our feet - OR - Vertically with items on each side. I would definitely not want any less space for two people than what is provided.
SPACE/GEAR: You can't stand in this tent but there is plenty of head space and gear space for two people of course. If you use an air mattress, I wouldn't use a high one. We purchased two sleeping pads to maximize head space and a light weight queen sleeping bag that could be separated for when we camp separately. A big pro of these items is that they pack small, easy to set up, surprisingly comfortable, and inexpensive. The whole point in purchasing this tent is because it's easy set up so why not make everything as easy ;) (items listed below)
WATERPROOF: Surprisingly well. We've used it twice in rain and for the first adventure the rain was fierce! We were in a lake of a puddle but there was no puddled water inside... it did get a bit moist but we were definitely surprised by how well it fared. When making it back to the tent after a soaking wet hike, we slipped a tarp underneath to be safe but we could have gotten by without.
WEATHER: We live Georgia and purchased this in May... It's been super breezy and comfortable in the heat and through some cool spells in the Mountains. We're about to take it to Asheville in a few days with a high of 70 and a low of 40. Fingers crossed our sleeping bags keep us cozy bc I'm concerned the tent is not going to be any help... I'll try to update ;)
The handle on the bag. it's smaller than a purse handle. Ideally it would be a shoulder strap or even have back pack straps (even though you'd end up looking like you have a turtle shell on your back) I'm sure a shoulder strap would be easy enough to sew on but just saying it would be nice.
Sleeping Pad// https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0197MJGHO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1&tag=c-t-20
Sleeping Bag// https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LXK5T5Z/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1&tag=c-t-20
by Samantha L. Stull (5 out of 5 stars)
April 18, 2017
Definitely buy the 4 person. Goes up as easy as expected. Super light. WATCH A YOUTUBE VIDEO ON HOW TO CLOSE IT! The instructions in the bag are of no help. lol
Neat design, big chemical warning tag
by CK (2 out of 5 stars)
June 28, 2017
Mixed feelings about this. We got the 4-person version. It's definitely the easiest tent ever to set up, a little tricky at first to break down but quick once you do it one or two times. I like the "skylight", and it's long enough for a tall person to sleep comfortably. It's narrow though, so I can't imagine 4 or even 3 people sleeping comfortably in this thing.
So here's the big issues:
1) The door zipper is really flimsy, and felt like it could tear easily, especially once the tent is staked down and occupied.
2) It folds up into a massive 3' wide bag, which is thin/lightweight so not a big deal for weight, but may pose a storage or portability issue for some...definitely better for casual car campers vs. trying to backpack that thing anywhere.
3) There is a gigantic warning tag on the tent that states "This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm". It's the California prop tag you see on consumer products with flame retardants used on the fabric. Did some digging to assess actual risk, and there are reported issues with vapor inhalation / transference onto skin when sleeping in / assembling tents that use those chemicals in the fabric, and REI released a statement recommending that if you have a tent that contains those flame retardants, to wear gloves when assembling and avoid using the rain fly. Since our other tent doesn't have the sketch chemicals on it we're going to stick with that model.
If you do decide to get this tent, a quick additional tip: take care if you're opening it indoors or with people standing nearby - it can pop up aggressively fast, and when I pulled it out of the carrying bag in our living room it went from a flat circle to a 9' tent with a bang and some mild chaos. I'd thought I had enough space for it and was mentally prepared, but still pretty sure I peed my pants a little in the commotion.
Good tent, easy to set, lots of space and one or two minor defects.
by Amazon Customer (3 out of 5 stars)
November 3, 2017
Coleman Company 4-Person Pop-Up Tent,Green/Grey
I bought the tent for a 2-night stay at Hickory Run State Park in PA. I am happy with how easy it is to set. There's space inside for two adults and their equipment. I also didn't get condensation, which is nice. You can squeeze in four, thin and fit very friendly people...if you want. I like that it has room to sit up and that it is easy to ventilate. I've read complaints about how hard it is to fold back up, I got it on the second try...so not a real problem.
On the minus side, I had two issues. I had problems with the zipper no matter how I staked out the tent to avoid drawing tension across the door. You just need to be gentle with it. On the second, the rain fly came installed backward from the factory. The ties for the front door are on the rear of the tent and I'm not sure if I should cut the thing off and turn it around. Tent surgery isn't my thing.
Reality:4P Tent = 2P Tent
by Rachel Humphrey,Top Contributor: Makeup (4 out of 5 stars)
November 14, 2017
I purchased the 4 Person sized Coleman tent in October 2017 for $76.00. This tent is definitely a four child or two adult sized tent. There is no way you can fit four adult persons if they are average height. We were able to fit two long and wide NW Ascent Sleeping Pad - Long and wide self-inflating air mattress for camping, hiking, backpacking or cot into the tent with a small amount of space at each end for storage. I purchased this tent for some weekend camping at local campgrounds with my husband. First, we used a Stansport #T-810 Reinforced Multi-Purpose Tarp in the size 8x10. We did fold the edges back a little to stake the tent down. The tent is a rather large circle shape when closed. I am 5'5 and the tent, when packaged, comes to my waist. The case it comes in is waterproof material and it has two handles for easy carry. You would definitely NOT be able to back pack with this tent because of the shape. It is very light weight and easy to carry. When removing the tent from the case, it unfolds into a ready tent. That part is great! We staked and set up our tent, that weekend was very windy and the tent held up perfectly. The dome shape allowed for the wind to move right over us. The floor of the tent is just a slightly thicker tent material, but it is not heavy duty. You should definitely use a ground tarp. The tent has three stake points on each end. The rainfly has two positions but the rainfly does not completely detach. There are two elastic loops keeping in on. There are loops to roll the rainfly back if you need more ventilation. There are screened areas on the top and top-sides of the tent that the rainfly covers. The rainfly has elastic straps and plastic hooks to keep it on the tent as well as two guy lines with adjusters that can be staked down. We did use the stakes and we had minimal noise from the rainfly. We did not have any leaking while it rained, it was mostly lighter rain at night with medium strong wind. The door has two sections that have to be zipped and unzipped separately. The inside door is a door with a screened area on the top half. The second outside door is a solid rain door. This was the only part about the tent that I did not enjoy. The doors took a little bit of work to zip/unzip because of the tension of the tent. I found that it was easy to zip the into the material around the doors, so I had to be careful. And because each door had to be zipped separately, there was a lot of zipping to get in or out. The shape of the tent also requires additional rain protection for the entry if you don't want to get water in when you unzip after rain. As for breakdown, the tent bag has instructions that do not clearly illustrate the proper way to fold this product. I looked the instructions up on YouTube before we left and practiced. It's not actually difficult if you know the steps. I appreciate that this tent makes camp setup/breakdown easy and fast. I appreciate that the tent is super lightweight. I appreciate that we did not get leaks. So glad to have a great tent on hand!
I love it!
by DONGDONG (5 out of 5 stars)
June 14, 2015
This pop-up tent is very Convenience and so cute.
It is very effective for simple camping .
I love it!
Not Built for Outdoor Use
by Izzie B. (1 out of 5 stars)
August 1, 2017
It didn't even last one night in the woods. Maybe that was our problem. We took it camping. The zipper broke within an hour. If you do decide to buy this tent, follow the advice of the other reviewers and look up how to fold it back up on Youtube before venturing out anywhere. That saved us a lot of headache ahead of time. It seemed a lot more complicated than it should have been. It was roomy enough, but I absolutely wouldn't buy it again, nor would I buy any Coleman Company Pop-Up Tent that was designed the same way. Even if the zipper had never broken, you can see if there had been any rain or morning dew, it would have dripped right in as soon as the tent had been unzipped.
Laughably easy and novel
by Adam M (5 out of 5 stars)
February 9, 2018
The one I ordered from Amazon arrived delayed and after I departed for my trip, so I found the same 4 person coleman pop up at a large box low priced store enroute to the mountains (you can guess which blue and yellow store) for sub $40 out the door. When i got home i returned the one from amazon. It is the exact same model as from that other place, i checked.
This tent hilariously easy to deploy and repackage, no clue what the issue is with people having to watch instructional videos, but they're probably not the ones who camp...literally just follow the pictures that are printed on the tent sleeve, monkey see monkey do. I bought this for a simple glamping addition, it would be horrible for my backpacking needs, but for car camping it rocks. the ceiling is low, as pictured and for 2 adults you'd want the 4 person tent. on soft surfaces i throw it like a big frisbee and watch it explode open and 50/50 land correctly, very fun to see friends eyes gleaming with awe and then crack a beer to watch them set theirs up for the next 10 minutes.
Breakdown isn't quite as quick, as the 1 second deploy, but my fastest time when trying was around 10 seconds, probably a no rush average of a casual 45 seconds. the zippers are however attached to thin fabric and will rip if you force them, or can be difficult to close if you have odd weight in the tent causing it to buckle slightly. For under $40 I love it.
Zipper sucks, set up/take down rocks
by ProfessorWC (4 out of 5 stars)
June 13, 2018
Same as everyone else, the zipper is an issue. I took this item for a spin the last few days and here's my notes.
It is super easy to unfold obviously, and I had no issues folding it back up after reading the instructions even though I'm a shorter person. It is very spacious, and I don't think all four of us would be comfy in it, but for me and my two kids it was plenty of room for us and our stuff. I didn't get a chance to test it against rain, but I can tell you that if you have anything inside that it holds up well against wind--even if it's not staked down completely as mine wasn't. Why wasn't it staked down totally? Because once you do that thing isn't going to zip up. I'm not saying it's *difficult* to zip once staked down, I'm saying it's *impossible*. There is no way unless you want to break the zipper. My solution was to take out all stakes but two, which made it tight, but not impossible any more. Overall this is a great product. I knew what I was getting into with the zipper and chose it anyway after trying out some crappy Chinese knock-off of a top-pop up tent. Coleman should probably hike up the price a whole two dollars and fix their shitty zippers, but I still love how easy this thing is to set up and take down.
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