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Coleman Silver Series Instant-Up Tent, 6 Person $220 Delivered (RRP $500) @ Amazon AU

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Seems like the prices have been coming down on the Coleman Instant up tents in recent weeks (possible new range being launched or just out of season?)

Anyway, I nearly bit from Snowys/Tentworld when I saw this had come down to $260, but Amazon currently have it at $220 delivered.

Potential 5.3% cashback at Cashrewards too

Here it is at Snowys where you can get better tech specs as well as video tours etc

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  • +4 votes

    BLOODY AWESOME TENTS.
    SO EASY TO OPEN AND CLOSE.

    • +41 votes

      Alright, settle down

      • +27 votes

        Don't mind him, his enthusiasm is in tents

  • +2 votes

    Honestly hard to remember how crappy old tents were after having one of these. My brain has very quickly suppressed the frustrating memories of fibreglass poles and running through loops.

    They do take up more space when collapsed but soo worth it if you're driving to your location.

    • +1 vote

      Coming from the UK, we don't have this style of tent commonly available. Borrowed a friend's one for a camping trip and was blown away by how easy set up / pack up was, how spacious and comfortable it was and how robust it felt.

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        If it's too windy you can be literally blown over on this tent.

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          Like any tent you'll need to tide down properly but this tent is sure easier to set up and it does have enough loops to help you tide down. I have the Gold series and it just brilliant.

      • +1 vote

        Most poms are too soft to camp, sorry mate.

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    Might be a naive question, but are these waterproof?

    • +3 votes

      Waterproof rated 1500mm. In practical terms and from reviews, I understand this should be fine for most scenarios except for very heavy rain and winds > 80kph

      For inclement weather, the Coleman Instant Up Gold (seems to be around $350 on Snowys/Tentworld) is 3000mm waterproofing and some other weather improvements.

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        Thanks mate.

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        The gold versions have numerous other improvements. The floor is made from a more flexible and stronger material, so it's more waterproof and doesn't make crunchy sounds when you walk on it - big plus when you camp with kids. I've got the Coleman gold darkroom version, which is amazing if you prefer an extra hour of sleep after sunrise.

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          Does all that add up to being worth the $100~ extra money in your opinion?

          Edit* - At $299 or only $80 more and watching the video, I'm gonna say yes. The gold series is well worth it considering the better materials used.

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            @Skinnerr: I think you're looking at the 4p for $300. 6p is $350 at the moment

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    I had 4 person tent bought in Aldi last year, and it was really crappy and after sleeping two nights I threw it away and never looked back - the tent was so weak and when it was windy the whole tent was shaky.

    Is this tent robust and would last long?

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      Did you peg it out?

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      Why wouldn't you return it for a full refund?

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        Is it possible to do it still? I bought the tent a year ago..

        • +3 votes

          after sleeping two nights I threw it away

          But you said you threw it away?

        • +18 votes

          You can't return it if you have thrown it away.

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      I also have the same Aldi 4-person instant-up tent, bought it in 2018. Only used it 3 times but it stood up well. Mind you the weather wasn't very windy during those time.

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      I have the 4p Gold version of this - very robust and very happy with it. Only downside is how large and heavy it is when packed, but the benefits greatly outweigh that.

      That said, my friend has the Aldi version and although I've never personally slept in it, I've heard no complaints either. How windy was it when you were camping? I'd expect most tents to shake and flex in the wind, especially if the walls are almost upright.

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    Was $259.00 Details
    Deal Price: $220.00
    You Save: $39.00 (15%)

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      The Amazon page seems to have incorrect pricing. Have a look at the Snowys Link (and check Tentworld). This is normally retailed $3-400 with a quoted RRP of $500

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    I have this tent! Got it many moons ago down at Anaconda at some random sale (can't remember how much for, probably about the 260-280 mark as its currently 259 club price)

    Easy enough to setup and pack up. The tent fly requires some origami skills to fold it so it fits in the bag but YMMV.

    With a queen size air mattress and 3 people (2adults, one kid) it gets a bit squishy.

    Can't say about its waterproof attributes, I haven't used it during a heavy storm.

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      Squishy is relative, the way I see it is you sleep in the tent, everything else you do outside

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        I wouldn't want to share this size with 5 other people, however (for those who take '6-person tent' at face value).

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          It's is true though the 6-person tent can fit 6 little kids.

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      As people have said (and the video review at Snowys), 6p isn't realistic. More like comfortable 2-3, wouldn't want to exceed 4.

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    What's difference between tent and cabin

    • +5 votes

      Tents are usually made of nylon or canvas, cabins mostly wood.

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    I have the 4p version of this and it's a ripper. I suppose if you are really well practiced, under 2mins might be possible, but 5mins is certainly doable. Packing it up took about twice as long.

    Don't forget to get a good groundsheet as, whilst it is ripstop, the bottom can be damage by rocks etc.

  • +1 vote

    Bought this tent on a previous deal for $197 - https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/324585

    Have used it 20-25 times in the last three years for beach and bush camping with no issues. I prefer it over my dodgy Kings swag, setup time is similar but the tent is roomier and takes up less room in the ute. As mentioned above, chuck a floor underneath it to protect the tent floor, also a great insulator and makes clean up easier if you are using a mesh floor.

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      Wouldnt happen to have a copy of the reciept or invoice would you?

      Can claim it with 28 degrees for the price difference :D

      Pm me

      Thanks Mate!

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        Ok but you owe me a slab of beers

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        Unfortunately not. But I like the OZB spirit!

  • +3 votes

    Got this one, had it a few years from Snowy's, who price match, have great customer service, and I'd try to support them first in buying this. Not affiliated but had an issue with an item I bought from them which they resolved and as such would support their business practice with future purchases when this finally gives up the ghost!

    • +2 votes

      Agree. Snowy's has good prices, good service and fast delivery.

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    I've got the 8p version of this one, it's at least 6yrs old now and still works fine :) note to self though it does take some patients when it comes to setting up and folding down and don't pressure it otherwise you'll snap the bars

    • +3 votes

      So you would always need to camp near a hospital in that case? Or maybe just swing past the hospital on the way out to the campsite?

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        Ohhh I meant patience :D but yeah Hospital nearby does sound like an interesting camp site

        • +1 vote

          Haha, just in case you got too angry and frustrated when trying to put up a tent, you might suffer a heart attack, so a hospital nearby is not a bad idea.

          Another tip: When pulling the fly sheet over the tent, it helps if you are very tall or have another person on the other side of the tent to grab hold of the fly sheet. If you are alone and not very tall, stand on a step ladder to throw the fly sheet over the tent.

          • +4 votes

            @edfoo: Even easier: leave the poles at half-height, put the fly over the inner, secure the fly with the upper velcros, raise the poles to full height then complete the fixing of the fly. This way the tent can be pitched by one person in a controlled way.

  • +1 vote

    for someone with no experience camping (but keen on getting into it) - is this recommended? are there easier to setup/fold tents out there?

    • +1 vote

      I have a similar pop tent and there is nothing easier in terms of setup than one of these tents. Cant go wrong for amateur tenting!

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      I was a newbie and this is my first tent that I bought and still using it. Though I now tend to bring a Kings single swag when I am out by myself.

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    Ok, this advice probably belongs in the bleeding obvious category, but measure up your car before you buy it. It's pretty big.

    • +2 votes

      Good reminder. For reference it's 137cm length when packed. I believe this should fit across the back seats of most cars (e.g. Corolla max width 176cm, so provided doors are under 39cm thick…..)

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      Should be fine as long as you don't drive a micro car or a Ferrari.

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    good stuff, been thinking about going camping a lot lately and this will do well. thanks op

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    no longer $220!

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      That's the amazon Ai Bot increasing the price :P

      $259 now

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    My personal recommendation is to buy a quality canvas Oz Trail secondhand on gumtree for about this type of money.

    A good tent will last year 30+ years and it won’t be a sweatbox in the sun.

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    I wished Zempire Neo comes at that price.

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    I have the 8P version of this tent. It's quality. So simple to setup. Do yourself a favour and get a cheap sports bag or similar and put the tent fly in that - save yourself the frustration of trying to get everything back into the original bag.