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.
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
We park our teardrop under this when camping. Excellent product, standing up to all conditions, walls are a fantastic addition and make the shelter very versatile.
great shelter excellent in the wind a bloody ripper
This shelter is the best I have used, as it gives great coverage, and is sturdy.
Event 14 Deluxe
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: email@example.com. 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?
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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