This is a review of the Coleman 8 person Red Canyon tent.
We took the family camping this weekend and borrowed the Coleman Red Canyon tent from a friend of ours. We are new to the camping experience and it was our first time ever out in the wilderness, if you want to call it that. We hooked up with another family and booked 2 tent camp sites side by side at the Knoebels camp ground.
The first order of business was to setup the campsite which involves putting up the Coleman Red Canyon tent. The tent comes in a zip up carrying case and was very simple to take out and put up. There are poles that go together with and elastic type string attached to them so that they do not come apart but they remain flexible. The instructions are super easy and we were able to have the tent up and useable in a matter of 15 minutes, and that was including the rain canopy! For someone with no experience with this it seemed pretty easy. This process would probably go faster the second time around.
The Coleman Red Canyon tent is big! I am 6” tall and was just about able to stand up in it! The floor of the tent is 17X10 and had plenty of room for our 4 person family. We used 2 queen size blow up mattresses and they fit inside without an issue, we could have probably even put a third mattress in there if we had too!
We experienced light rain on the trip and the first night it was steady throughout. The Coleman Red Canyon tent was perfect and none of us got even a little wet, with the rain canopy on top there was no issue. Installation of the rain canopy couldn’t have been easier with two elastic style poles holding out the lip over the entrance and over the back. You then had to clip the small clips to the other poles, it all made sense when it was up and setup was a breeze. I was just disappointed that we could not sleep under the stars!
At the end of our 3 night stay, packing the Coleman Red Canyon tent was pretty easy. If you paid attention to how it unfolded when you took it out you will be able to get the tent back into its carrying case. A little bit of patience and deflating of the bubble that occurs during roll up and the tent fits right back where it belongs!
The only thing that I would recommend bringing with you while using this tent is a hammer or mallet to pound the stakes into the ground. We used a mallet and the stakes held for the three days that the tent was up. I am definitely going to do more camping after this experience, we loved it! I will be purchasing my own Coleman Red Canyon tent!
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