Do you have a large beach/picnic-loving family? Well you’ll need a pretty big sun shelter, right? Enter the spacious Coleman Event 14 Deluxe.
Boasting a 150 denier canopy that is rated to UPF50+, this shelter won’t only keep you dry in a downpour but safe from the fierce summer sun. It meets the CPAI-84 fire retardant standard, which offers protection if the BBQ gets a little too close. Easy to set up with 8 stock-corded poles, this sunshade has a whopping 2.3m internal height which’ll accommodate even the tallest family member.
A peggable 'sunwall' is included allowing for wind protection and privacy, making the Event 14 Deluxe the ultimate all-weather beach shade for the extended family.
Only used once so far, took a bit of time to set up first time, once up happy with it, just love the sun wall and have ordered two more ....they are so easy to clip on and off and make such a difference to privacy and weather. We had some pretty heavy rain and wind and it did leak through the top air vent. However I guess that is to be expected really. Will see how things go down the track but at this point quite happy with it.
Our first weekend camping in ages and we bought this shelter to take along. The weather was not kind! The weekend ended early with severe winds and absolutely flooding rain. As the call was made to pack up and go home, this shelter stood there proud and strong, obviously moving slightly in the wind, but no bending or buckling and solid to the ground. While other tents were seriously failing, this shelter really stood up to the weather. We did follow setting up instructions and had pegged it at all available points. I highly recommend it, and based on reviews I've read, I thoroughly back suggestions to step up to buy the deluxe version. We're looking forward to using the shelter again soon under better weather conditions!
I'm so happy with this purchase.
You do need at least 2 people to erect this dome. 2 minimum, but another makes it easier.
Once erected, if you need to move it, it is so simple - just unpeg, take a corner each and walk it.
The design of this dome stands up well in the wind. It is very pleasant to sit underneath, it's spacious and cool.
They are even modular - if your friends have one you can put them up together to form a bigger space.
Snowys team is very helpful and delivery was quick.
In addition to my review, I forgot to add it would be great if they included the pockets on all four corners of the shelter - just a minor thing but worth suggesting for future designs :)
We finally decided to upgrade from ropes, poles & a tarp to a proper shelter and we haven't looked back. Like other reviews say, it takes a bit longer to set up the first time, but after that it's much easier... and definitely quicker with 2 or more people. As we like to camp in the cooler months, we purchased it for more of a rain shelter & works great as the rain drips down the legs not the openings which was a bonus! Will definitely purchase more sunwalls which are fantastic for privacy if camping in busy spots. PS: In regards to the rain.... it held up really well for the wettest June day in 30 years!!!
Love it! So spacious. We're worried about reviews we had read saying it takes a long time to put up but was quick and easy even in approaching dark! We also had rain and loved how the water runs down the legs rather than drips down the openings.
Recommend this for sure!
Assembly easier with 2 people and once up offered fantastic space for sitting and socialising. Shot cord broke when initially setting up but Snowys came good with warranty.
Nice and sturdy . Heavy when in the storage bag but at least it should hold up in the wind. Self explanatory to put up .
I think I will but a few more of the side curtains to block wind.
Two of the leg poles snapped off inside at joins.. rusting also.. the chain mechanisms holding legs together three have snapped.. Coleman need to devise a better quality frame.. very dissapointed.. otherwise the shade is great..
Thanks for posting your review Tim, although I'm sorry that your shelter has taken a few hits.
Good news is, Coleman offer a 1-year warranty on the Event 14 Sun Shelters. So if you have a sec, please give us a call (1300 914 007), we'd like to help out. Laine :)
Great shade nice and sturdy
G'day, was wondering if the sunwall is 150D like the canopy. I was looking at the additional sunwall's on here and they only seem to come in 75D, are there 150D sunwall's available to purchase separately? Cheers
I've had a look at the Coleman pricelist and it looks like they only make the one option in sunwalls for the Event 14 series. The wall that comes with the Event 14 Deluxe is the same standard 75d wall.
Is there a panel available to join 2 together like I've seen on the internet for what I assume is the overseas model?
G'day Camping Mum,
We're not aware of any panel to connect the Coleman Event 14 Deluxe Sun Shelter together, however, if you could shoot us an email to email@example.com with what you've seen and we can investigate to whether we can source it for you.
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We haven't heard of anyone doing this, but from looking at the frame/poles of this shelter it wouldn't be as simple as switching out the poles for heavier ones as the poles would need to be the same diameter to fit so it would have to be a custom job as far as we understand it.
Keep in mind that it would also affect the warranty and also perhaps the integrity of the structure, so that's something to think about before you make your decision.
G’day Ian, you most certainly can purchase extra walls for your Coleman Event 14 Deluxe Shelter and Sunwall. Just search this product code in the search bar: 33101 select the number you’d like, and then follow the prompts to purchase.
Hi, just wondering if can tell me the key difference between this deluxe version and the normal Coleman Event 14 sun shelter. I appreciate this has a thicker denier, however it appears to have the same waterhead and UPF rating as the standard, so I'm confused as to what the benefit of the deluxe is? thanks
Hi Sonja, the only difference is exactly what you’ve found – and that’s in the quality of the material. The deluxe has 150 denier which is double the weight of the regular (75 denier), so if you’re going to use the shelter every other week then I’d get the deluxe but if you’re only going to bring it out once or twice a year then the regular is probably more suitable for you.
We have a normal event 14 that we have had for around 3 years. Are replaceable covers available or do we have to buy a whole new shelter as ours is starting to develop holes? I would like to replace with the heavier duty cover rather then the lighter one for more water proofness as we do get water leak through the other one. Seems pointless replacing the whole shelter when the frame is still in top condition
I've used mine about 3 times now and had it for about a month. The last time it was raining for a day or so. I put it up again when I got home the next day to dry out and when I was packing up noticed that the poles were starting to get rusty on the ends, and the hooks attached to the material also had some minor signs of rust. I know it's not a rain shelter, but I think it's reasonable that outdoor gear is going to get wet sometimes. Is it usual to have a little surface rust like this?
G'day Nathan - A little surface rust may occur if the coating of the metal bits is scuffed and/or if the shelter is damp in storage. If you pack it away wet, do unbundle and dry it out as soon as possible. If you think the pole components might be faulty, by all means send our warranty guy, Corey, an email and he can investigate further: firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope that helps. Cheers, Paul
Hi, On a recent trip when dismantling my Event 14 Gazebo one of the poles came completely apart from the rest. I was hoping for some advice on how to re-join the spring/elastic/chain parts from the two sections. Many thanks, Phil
Do you have the additional walls in the deluxe version or just the standard one.
Please could you tell me height of entrance? Wondering if would suit a Tourer 9 tent close to it/front under arch for dry tent exit in rain, and also would give lots of shade/rain protection for seating and cooking?
Thanks for the inside info Kerrie!
What are the length of the pegs for the foundation? If I require longer metal pegs do you sell them and will they go through the eyelets?
Had older Coleman Event 14 but it leaked along seams and it was too hot under it so quickly replaced it with Oztrail Ultrarig Tarp which was significantly cooler to sit under but its takes too long to set up. Is the new Event 14 150D canopy cooler to sit underneath than the older version? How does it compare to the Oztrail Ultrarig Tarps? Does it still leak along the seams?
I'd like to get mesh walls for this shelter. Also do you sell the "mesh wall with door", I have seen on European and UK Coleman sites.
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