When the sun is out and whether is fine, it’s always a good time to fire up the barbie, and get some mates together for a little outdoor soiree. The only problem is, that harsh Australian sun can wilt your salad, turn your drinks lukewarm, and turn your skin to a lovely shade of beetroot. That’s why you’ve got to make sure you protect you and your guests with a nice spot of shelter, like the Fast Pitch Event 12 from Coleman.
The Event 12 is free standing, and can be adjusted to make it the right height for you and your pals. This model is so much easier to use than other outdoor shelters, as it has a fast-pitch system that means you can set up this bad boy, and take it down in under 5 minutes. The heavy duty canopy has 50+ UV protection, so the fabric won’t deteriorate and it will provide an excellent shield from the sun. This shelter is also tested at high winds, so it’ll stay sturdy if the weather turns a little sour.
For an easy to set up shelter that’ll take your outdoor events next level, the Coleman Fast Pitch Event 12 Shelter is the way to go.
We love this shelter, but unfortunately bent a roof pole and tore the canopy. We are trying to find replacement parts which is proving difficult. Coleman are not helpful which is making me rethink our purchase. Are you able to get hold of replace the parts, snowys?
Of course! If you could just send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a couple of photos, we'll get onto right away! Laine
Not only was delivery super fast (3 days to WA!) but my 7yr old and I just put it up in the backyard quickly and easily. Packed down just as easily too. Can't wait to take it camping.
Used for three day camping trip. Replaced a traditional OzTrail gazebo. The benefits of this one are it's bigger, it's lighter, it packs up way smaller but still takes pretty much the same time to put up. I was initially put off by the frame system but it's really simple and is obvious in the way it all goes together. Haven't had it in rain yet but kept dew and a light shower out.
We used to have the old Coleman Event 14 and the walls didn't reach the floor so the sand flies would get under the gaps. So I was wondering if this one has the same issue?
The walls of the Coleman Fast Pitch Event 12 Shelter do reach the floor. However, I wouldn't be confident in the walls protecting against sandflies due to the way in which they clip onto the gazebo frame. With sandflies, you need 100% enclosed protection, which due to design, this Event 12 Shelter can't offer.
(How much space will it take in the car)
The packed dimensions of the Event 12 Shelter are 95L x 26W x 27D cm.
What quantity and size tent pegs are included (if any)?
We don't have one of these shelters on display, and I can't seem to find that those details from the supplier - but we do have the Event 14 on display (which is very similar), and that model comes with 16 pegs that are 230mm long.
If I had to give you an estimate, I would say that the Event 12 would perhaps have less pegs, (as it’s smaller) but the size of the pegs should be similar if not identical.
I've just got word from Coleman that they've managed to get the info from their manufacturer, and they've told me that the Fast Pitch Event 12 Shelter comes with it comes with four 10 inch (254mm) nail stakes for the feet and four 7 inch (177mm) small pegs for the guyouts.
I'm looking for a shelter to take with when I'm camping, and I want to leave it out all weekend, with a sun wall and some mesh walls. Would this be suitable?
You shouldn't have any trouble leaving the Fast Pitch Event 12 Shelter up over a whole weekend, as long as you peg it out properly, and keep your eye out for any drastic changes in the weather.
Sorry.. you can edit these questions together if you like.. What I am after is a comparison in setup between this shelter "Fast pitch event 12" and the normal "event 12" (https://www.snowys.com.au/event-14-sun-shelter-sunwall)
Sorry about that Toby! I was answering your other question at the same time and jumped the gun there.
The Fast Pitch Event 12 Shelter is going to be significantly simpler to set up in comparison to the Event 14 (we don’t sell the Event 12 and you’ve linked to the 14 – so I hope I haven’t got my wires crossed again).
There double the amount of steps for setting up the Event 14 compared to the Fast Pitch 12, as it requires you to assemble the peak and leg poles with the centre hub etc. It may be helpful to read the instructions here, to get a better idea as they’re quite detailed.
To set up the Fast Pitch Event 12, you connect the roof poles, assemble side poles sections, attach sides to roof poles, extend corner holders and connect the poles and then attach the fly. The video linked in the product description will give you an idea of how it all comes together.
So just to compare this and the event 12. Which is the quickest to setup? Why would you advise getting one or the other? thanks!
The Mountain View is going to offer a little bit more stability so it's a great option for when you want shelter up for an entire day as opposed to a couple of hours.
That does mean though, that set-up is more complicated, and will set you back about 20 minutes. This model can also be fully enclosed (includes floor and walls) so it is going to provide more shelter and insect protection than the Event 12.
The Event 12 has a fast pitch frame that will only set you back 5-10 minutes for set-up, so it's best suited for shorter periods compared to an all-day event.
So if you're just wanting some shelter for picnics or barbeques the Event 12 would be best, but if you want to set up an all day shelter for sporting events etc. then the Mountain View would be better suited to you.
Am looking at this, the event shelter and the mountain view . They all seem similar but slightly different. Event shelter is most popular at camp grounds but not sure if that answers question.
If you compare the Coleman Event 12 Shelter to the Coleman Mountain View Shelter, the Event 12 is going to be a faster set up as it's got a fast pitch system.
I would say that it will take you around 5-10 minutes to set up for the Fast Pitch, and approx 20 for the Mountain View if that helps.
Just wondering if the shelter is waterproof as well for when it rains.
The Coleman Fast Pitch Event 12 is indeed 100% waterproof - so it can be used outdoors rain or shine!
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