Coleman Coastline Deluxe Tent
|Price:||£147.43 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Delivery Details|
|You Save:||£202.56 (58%)|
- Tunnel tent structure offering large internal space and easy pitching
- Fully integrated sewn in PE groundsheet, providing dry and bug-free camping
- One side door and a large door that can be opened into a large porched area
- PVC windows with covers increase visibility and allow light into the tent
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
1 x Tent
1 x Instruction manual
From the manufacturer
Coleman - The Outdoor Company
At Coleman, first and foremost passion is the outdoors and as a result, our inspiration is driven by the diversity of what the outdoors has to offer. Globally, Coleman are committed to encouraging more people to go outside; it’s the ethos behind our day-to-day thinking.
Coleman combine high quality materials, experience and a quest to offer products that focus on your comfort, convenience and performance, wherever your adventure takes you.
A brand you can trust, it’s a trust that’s been earned over the last 100 years and it’s a virtue that has stayed with Coleman through generations thanks to commitment to delivering the high quality products.
Coleman Coastline Four Deluxe Tent
The design of the Coleman coastline four deluxe focuses on your family’s comfort and convenience with clever details that ensure this tent keeps you protected and sheltered in all weathers. From the moment you set-up, ease-of-use becomes apparent thanks to the simple, quick-pitch tunnel design which will ensure you spend more time enjoying your holiday activities and less time grappling with a difficult tent structure. Additionally, this construction provides more stability in tough weather conditions and also offers full head-height throughout, optimally utilising the internal space. Better ventilation thanks to the cool air port and large adjustable ventilation panels provides for a more comfortable stay, while the addition of the Coleman self-rolling window covers, offers quick, single-handed access to the outside world first thing in the morning.
- Sleeps: Four people
- Flysheet fabric: Polyester, 3000 mm, PU coated, taped seams
- Inner tent fabric: Breathable polyester and no-see-um mesh
- Groundsheet: PE, welded, fully integrated
- Fire retardant materials
- Poles: Fibreglass
- Set up: Flysheet first
- Headroom: 200 cm
- Exclusive Coleman self-rolling windows
- Pack size: 70 x 27 x 27 cm
- Weight: 13.51 Kg
Simple and Quick to Pitch
The simple, quick-pitch tunnel design which will ensure you spend more time enjoying your holiday activities and less time grappling with a difficult tent structure.
Better Head Room Throughout
Offers full head height throughout, optimally utilising the internal space.
Ingenious self-rolling window covers.
What do customers buy after viewing this item?
Top customer reviews
NOTE 2: I've since sold this tent. Read this first especially if you are pitching alone.
NOTE 3 (final note!) To pitch a big 3-pole tunnel-tent like this on you own, make sure you put the pole in the back end first, then the front, then the middle. To do the back and front it helps to get the centre guy pegged at the right length. To do this, hold the tent in the centre (with the centre guy pegged) and lift it fully up (as though the pole were in) to test. It will take a couple of attempts to do this (and get the guy at exactly the right length), but the benefit is that when you put the pole in the guy will act like a hand holding it in exactly the right place. (Makes sense when you try it). Once the back and front poles are in the middle one is easy!
I bought this tent after seeing it in our local camping showroom and being impressed with the size and build quality. Then, after getting home, I looked online for reviews (hoping to find lots of positives to equal the sales pitch that I got instore). I was somewhat dismayed to read bad reviews (here in particular) regarding the zipless bottom. I had fears that wind and rain would be blowing in all night. Luckily, I can safely say there is no problem.
After researching online I found that this zipless bottom is common to SIG tunnel tents. On the first morning, I actually thought that the tent had a leak as there was water dripping (not much) from both of the window loops. This wasn't water, though, but condensation: it is true, you do need ventilation in tents with a SIG as condensation is a real problem. I know it wasn't rain now as it did it the next morning when there had been no rain. You can get around the problem by opening the tent up in the morning and letting it air.
As for the door blowing in and it being hard to close from inside, I didn't have any problem at all (See the update below). Once pegged down firmly, the door will be very secure with enough ventilation to keep down condensation. It won't blow inside the tent or budge and there is also a lip around the base of the groundsheet which keeps water out. Safe as horses. I tested this tent in the windiest conditions (50mph winds + thunderstorms) and there wasn't a drop of water inside the next morning. The tent took a total battering all night long and was fine the next day. I didn't sleep a wink, and neither did my dog, but this is a very good quality tent!
To review the tent itself, it is very spacious inside; you can easily stand in both living and sleeping areas. I'm on my own and managed to put it up easily -- just remember when pushing the poles through not to force them; push them in a way and then move to where the pole end is and feed it through a bit more then go back and work the creases to the edge. Once the poles are pushed into the brass rings, peg the back one with the guys and hooks at the bottom and then pull out the front to form the tent like a concertina. Peg all the other guys and hooks (front then middle) and then put in the inner tent. Simple. Takes me 45 minutes. Once up, the sleeping area can be split into two double bed areas, one big (2 double) area or one double area + extended living space. The living space itself is very large for one or two ideally, three pushing it slightly, and would be crowded with four -- the six man version will probably be better. It has a hole for EHU and also a vent hole for a Coleman fan in the summer. It also has automatic windows which curl up as you unzip them -- no need to fasten them up.
One small problem (hence 4 stars) was that there isn't an insect net built in. However, go along to your local market and ask the material stall if they would put you together a 60 x 65 inch net square with velcro (the soft part, not the hooks) on each corner. You can attach them to the hooked tabs that fasten up the two narrow side windows. I got two for a tenner and they work fine when the tent is airing in the morning. They are also the perfect size for rolling up and putting along the gap at the base of the door to stop Daddy Long Legs getting in! ))
After using the tent again in heavy rain this week, and having no problems again, and after reading numerous complaints on here about the tent door flapping in and letting in water, I wrote down what I did to get it tight.
- Peg the first set of loops around the front of the tent firmly to the floor (they are small black loops made of the same material as backpack straps). Next, peg the second set (made from elasticated loops -- about 2 inches higher up from the first set) firmly away from the tent to pull a lip around the door opening up.
- Next, zip the door fully down. You want to peg the elasticated loops along the bottom of the door tightly away from the tent too. Do the side ones first, and peg these diagonally away from the tent and door. Then peg the middle one (straight) away from the tent. The following diagram shows how the pegged loops of elastic should look, viewed from above looking down at the base of the door (ignore the full stops, I just put them in to space it out):
This will pull the door tight, there should now be a gap between the door and the lip.
- Finally -- don't peg the door and then try to get in -- pull one of the side door pegs back up slightly, and take off the elastic loop. Unzip that side, get in the tent, and then pull the loop back over the peg and push (or hammer) it back into the ground and rezip the door. Sorted!
Hope this helps. I had no problems, the only other thing is get a decent rubber based bath mat and keep it by the side you use as an opening to catch any water that comes in if you are closing the door. When you open up the tent in the morning, simply loosen all 3 pegs to remove the loops and then knock them back in when you want the door tightly shut.
I've decided to sell my Coastline 4 simply as it does get hard work on your own. It is very possible to pitch it by yourself, but because the pole sleeves are full length it is somewhat hard work. It's not a problem with 2, however you might also wish to consider the alternatives...
I initially considered a Coleman Lakeside Deluxe 4 as it is about the same size and much easier to erect alone, but you can't get a porch for it. Also thought about a Vango Icarus 500 (or the 2012 400--as it has standing room), but the standard (cheap plastic peg loops and much thinner tent tabric) isn't as good as this Coleman (they are also quite dark inside in comparison). I've settled on an Outwell Virginia 500 (they're not on here, but can be bought elsewhere online) instead for the quality is about the same (probably a little better), it only has sleeves across the top of the tent and clips down the side (like the Lakeside and Vango), has a built in porch, an extra side door and insect mesh on both doors. It also has an extra porch extension (similar to the Coleman one but with full sides)...
To be honest, there's not a lot in them. If you can find an OW V500 Package (with porch included) on sale (as I did--close season) get one of them (if not, they are usually a lot more expensive). If you are on your own definitely get one (it is worth paying extra for the ease of erecting it alone). If you are not on your own, though, and the Outwell's are full price then I'd reccomend this instead. For the price of a cheap custom made mesh from the market (see main review above) you'll have pretty much the same tent (minus the side door) and these are great, very spacious and durable quality. Make sure you also get the Coleman Coastline Porch as rain will come in the tent when you get in and out otherwise.
The tent was simple to put up between the two of us. We left the bedroom attached inside the tent when we dismantled it.
We camped for a week in August. We had lovely sunny days but the nights were wet and blustery. The tent was perfectly waterproof. The separate bedroom meant that we had no condensation in there. Thanks to the guy-ropes it withstood some pretty strong winds. The door has 3 zips (sides and bottom) which all need to be fastened to ensure that no rain gets in. The bottom zip can b a little tricky until you get used to it. The fixed groundsheet with raised sides were good both for weather resistance and kept crawling insects out. We removed the bedroom divider and had one large bedroom for the two of us (the divider gives two bedrooms) ... this gave us space for a double airbed, a bedside (camping) table and multiple holdalls ... and we still had space to spare. I'm 5 foot 10" and it was great to be able to stand up wherever I was in the tent.
The living area was generous. We had space for two tables (one to eat at etc and one on which we had a toaster, kettle etc), a couple of chairs, plus storage crates of food etc ... and there was still space for me to lay down (stretched out) to look out of the tent (admiring the view).
When we took the tent down we folded it into half and then half again (lengthwise) ... I then rolled it tightly, whilst hubby concentrated on getting the air out of it and tucking anything in. We then placed the bag over it (covering the tent with the bag, instead of trying to put the tent in the bag) ... flipped it over and then hubby held the zipper together whilst I zipped it up. We were able to store it back it in it's original bag with ease this way.
We are very happy with this tent.
Most recent customer reviews