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.
I set this shelter up with my 9 year old son, we found it very easy put up. The instructions are clear and concise. Another awesome product sold by Snowy's.
Just set this up by myself and it was incredibly easy.
My health isn't the best and I recently ordered an Ozetrail 3.0 x 4.5 - it was way too big and heavy for me to handle. (Someone's in for a surprise gift). At 18kg the Coleman Fast Pitch is perfect for me.
The engineering is first rate and it still offers heaps of space!!
Really easy to put up. Love the adjustable height legs - particularly on an uneven campsite. And it was great that both me an my hubby could easily stand up in it even at the edges. Couldn't believe how well it held up to our 1.5 and 3.5 year old kids trying to hang off the mesh walls every time we weren't watching. So it is a really sturdy construction!! We used to have the standard event 14 shelter and this on is much roomier and the change in the leg structure make it that much easier to put up! Just love it!
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.
I'm not sure i could carry 18-20kgs very far!
Unfortunately, the Coleman Fast Pitch Event 12 Shelter doesn't have wheels on the bag, but if you're wanting to make it easier to cart around, then can I suggest one of the Zempire Fold-Away Tent Trolleys? They fold up small, so won't take up too much room & will make it a lot easier to cart your shelter around. You can find the trolleys here.
We are after a shelter for camping, use in the backyard for the kids to play under and general events like kids bday parties. What are the differences between the fast pitch 12 and the deluxe 14 please and which would be more likely to suit our needs? Thanks
One of our staff members (Brock) is an expert all things kids birthday parties and children. He said that the Coleman Fast Pitch Event 12 Shelter sets up a little faster which is great when getting parties organised or dealing with kids running amock. Both are 2 person jobs when setting up though. The Event 14 is a little wider and longer and these really are the main differences between the two.
Hello, We currently have an Event 14 shelter and are looking for something that we can assemble and pack down a bit quicker. Is there significant difference between the Event 14 and Event 12 Fast Pitch?
There is a significant difference in setting up and pack down times. The Event 12 Fast Pitch takes around 5 minutes to get up whereas the Event 14 takes around 20-30 minutes (depending on the number of people and prior experience). This is primarily due to the different frame design.
The other you might want to consider is the very popular Oztrail Deluxe 3.0 Gazebo available here - although it is a little smaller than the Event 12 Fast Pitch.
Eyeing off this, the deluxe gazebo or the event 14 for camping kitchen. Set up for upto 1 week at a time. We're often near the beach and it can get a little windy - which would you recommend for strength/stability in wind (assuming properly set-up)
If you're looking for strength and stability in the wind, I would recommend you consider the Deluxe Gazebo. Having your guy ropes tensioned will be the key to success in ensuring you create as much stability for the gazebo as possible. If you're on sand, don't forget to add a few sand pegs to your purchase to ensure you get a good hold, especially for the guy ropes.
Are you aware the Colemans website has 2 versions of this product. They say in fine print that it is recommended for the blue "fast pitch event shelter" item# 1410586 version (that you featured) that it is taken down in rain. From Coleman website "This product is for temporary use only and should not to be left unattended for extended periods. While every effort has been taken to ensure this product will not leak it is not designed as a rain shelter, we recommend taking it down during periods of heavy rain. Please ensure guy ropes are used at all times". However the more expensive green excursion version item# 1424252 is tested for rain and is said to be fine according to the label I read in store at BCF. More concerning this lower quality blue item# 1410586 version seems to be sold at prices similar to the higher quality green excursion version Item# 1424252. So what are the differences in price and quality??
You've got a few varying models here that you're trying to compare, but I'll try and summarise.
The Coleman Excursion All Night Instant Lighted Shelter is a product that Coleman appear to make specifically for BCF. However, I can't see much difference between their exclusive version and the version available to all retailers which we stock here. The big feature of these All Night Shelters is the built-in LED light strips.
The Coleman Fast Pitch Event 12 Shelter doesn't include LED lights, but does come with a much stronger canopy and is 65cm wider on each side. I'll need to check with Coleman regarding the text they have added to their website as this is news to us, as we have previously been led to believe that it is waterproof, whereas the All Night Instant Lighted Shelters are not (note that the Green version isn't listed as waterproof online).
In saying this, their advice is what we would encourage for all gazebos and shelters. It's important to remember that they shouldn't be used as permanent structures, nor should they be used in extreme weather (just like most tents). The point they make about guy ropes is a critical one - most damage we see with gazebos and shelters is a result of guy ropes not being used to stabilise and support the frame and canopy.
Our view is that the Coleman Fast Pitch Event 12 Shelter has a little more durability than that of the Coleman All Night Instant Lighted Shelter, however, the All Night does include LED Lights. In regards to our pricing, this purely reflects our Everyday Low Price, where we seek to offer the best price in Australia.
Hi , From hi def photo I took from BCF, it says on left side of tent bag "Fast Pitch Event 12". On right side it says " excursion series" further more in fine print on bottom says"different heights to suit all weather conditions". Just wondering if the green BCF version is different regarding quality or just color. No mention of "All Night Instant Shelters" at BCF. So now I understand Coleman make specific items for BCF not available everywhere. However what is the difference? As a distributor can you inquire? If just the colour, happy to buy at Snowies. However if quality is different , maybe BCF. Please help ps ability to withstand heavy rain is still a concern as stated on Coleman Aust website.
Sorry - I'm a little confused as to what you have actually seen at BCF. However, I have spoken with Coleman and the Excursion Series is exclusive to BCF. The only difference with the Excursion series is the different colour, there is no difference in construction, design or quality to the models we currently offer.
Coleman offered the advice that their website states. The Fast Pitch Event 12 Shelter isn't designed to leak, but also isn't designed as a rain shelter. So while it will provide you with protection during rain, it isn't recommended that you rely upon it during heavy rainfall or for extended periods of bad weather.
If you're looking for a high-quality shelter designed to handle rain, I would recommend you consider the Oztrail or Coleman Deluxe Gazebo range available here.
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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