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There’s no excuse to stay indoors on your devices over a long weekend when you can set up your outdoor sleeping quarters in under 2 minutes. With the latest Instant Up Silver range from Coleman, all you have to do is lay the tent down, spread the fabric out and extend the poles until they lock into place. Simply throw the waterproof fly over the tent and you’re ready to start settling in for a peaceful and dry night's sleep.

Three large mesh windows with roll up flaps keep the tent cool during the day and maintain a steady flow of air at night. The Instant Up has a roomy interior with headspace for even the tallest user, which leaves plenty of room to stand up in and enough floor space to fit a queen air bed.

For a trouble-free set up on your next weekend away, you can’t go past a simple shelter like the Coleman Instant Up.

  • Steel instant-up frame
  • Waterproof fly
  • 3 interior adjustable windows
  • Cord management for lantern
  • Fits 1 queen air bed
  • Includes carry bag
Snowys Code:
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Sleeping Capacity:
4 Person
Recommended Capacity:
3 Person
External Dimensions:
240L x 240W cm
Sleeping Area:
230L x 230W cm
Packed Dimensions:
112L x 25W x 24H cm
Max. Head Height:
190 cm
150D Polyester
Inner Material:
150D Polyester
Floor Material:
Frame Material:
12.7 Kg
1 Year

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Oct 29 2018


went up very easily

- Chain Valley Bay
Oct 28 2018


Item as described and great ! Excellent quick delivery from Snowys! Easy to set up and functional.

- Yamba
Oct 06 2018

Never going back to more than 14 pegs again.

So easy. Best part of camping now is putting up & pulling down the tent. I do have help so it is twice as easy. No problems with rain & it was even cosy & warm. I do leave 2 windows open slightly. The outside temp was down to 7 deg overnight & I only had a doona on my camp bed.

- Taree
Sep 26 2018

Easy to pop up and down

Bought this for a Joey Scout camp and we were up and down in no time! Lots of people came to admire our lovely quick tent! Only downside was the moisture on the inside in the morning but we are used to sleeping in Caravans!!!

- Sydney
Jul 18 2018

Good Weekender

Bought this tent with the odd weekend camping trip in mind for me my partner and my dog. Had plenty of room with our double mattress and all our gear. The frame itself pops up in no time, hardest part is maneuvering the cover and securing it down. Would rate 5 stars but came with fairly small tent pegs.

- Caboolture, QLD
Jun 13 2018


Easy to set up with 2people. Also easy to pack up.

- Perth
May 08 2018

Awesome tent

Me and my wife bought the Coleman instant up 4 person tent for our 5 week trip from Adelaide to Queensland. so easy to set up n pack down in minutes other campers evan commented on how quick it is. We had 10 nights on Fraser Island with over 70mls of rain in the last 3 days and were completely dry in our tent! Thanks snowys👍

- Nuriootpa
Apr 07 2018

Love this tent !!

Absolutely love this tent, the ease to put up & pull down - so quick, have used it a couple of times. It arrived within 2 days of ordering, very happy with my purchase & service from Snowy’s

- Weethalle, NSW
Jan 28 2018

BEST tent

Absolutely love how easy this tent is. No drama at all and have used it a number of times including camping at music festivals! Makes setting up and packing down 100x easier. Heaps of room on the inside too and can easily fit a double blow up mattress with room to still put your items

- Seaford Victoria
Jan 15 2018

Great Coleman

excellent service amazing delivery, so easy to put up and only toke 2mins great buy!

- Cleveland, QLD
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Does it have any internal pockets and hook to attach a lantern??1 answer

How many pockets??? Are they zippered??

- Homebush (7 months ago)

G'day Bianca,

I've just double checked our display model for you and can confirm that the Coleman Instant Up 4P Tent has a lantern hook and 2 pots of 3 pockets on each side wall. 

- Snowys(7 months ago)

Windows closable from inside1 answer

Are the windows and front door able to be closed from inside?

- Cairns(1 year ago)

G'day Karen,

You'll be able to close the fly door, before then zipping the mesh door of the Coleman Instant Up 4P Tent from the inside. However, unfortunately, there is no way to access the windows from inside as there is no zip around the mesh and so these can only be closed from the outside.

- Snowys(1 year ago)

Sandflies/midges?1 answer

Would the screens be suitable for areas with midges?

- Graftpm(1 year ago)

G'day Tim, 

The mesh on the Instant Up Silver tents are not as fine as No-See-Um or Midge-proof mesh so for that reason I would say that probably aren't a good choice for areas with midges.

We actually have a blog about this very topic which might be helpful for you which you can have a read of here.

- Snowys(1 year ago)

Packed length1 answer

Is really the packed length 112cm? Does it fits in the boots? Steve

- Burwood(1 year ago)

G'day Steve,

The Coleman Instant Up 4P is 112cm in length when packed down. Whether it would fit in your boot is all dependant on your car size, but it usually fits in most.

- Snowys(1 year ago)

Difference between this model with Gold model1 answer

Is this the silver range? I'm deciding between this model vs the Fold series. Can you advise the key difference or advantages between the two?

- Riverton, WA(1 year ago)

G’day Cindy,

The main difference between the two is that the Instant Up Gold range is slightly more heavy duty than the Instant Up Silver range. 

The Gold has a higher waterhead rating at 3000mm, stronger PVC floor, comes with a detacheable side awning for extra shelter, and has slightly finer mesh - but they have the same easy to set up frame. 

Both tents are really popular and well loved by our customers so either is a good choice. If you are planning on camping quite regularly in varying weather conditions, the Gold would be the better choice. But if you're not going to use your tent all that much, then you might want to save and choose the standard model instead. 

- Snowys(1 year ago)

What kind of accessories does it come with? 1 answer

I watched video and find guys on video come with some galvanized pegs. Does it come with tent? How many of them and what is the specification like length and diameter? I am a little bit concern as some reviews from others talking about unsteady or broken situation by wind which is not under warrenty. It is also recommended here to peg and rope down properly. So do I need to buy extra pegs, guy ropes, etc? I found nowhere that states this information even on Coleman official website which is a shame. Would you please give me an advice about what kind of accessories does it come with? Cheers.

- Wickham(1 year ago)

G'day Leon, 

I have checked the display model Instant Up 4, and this tent comes with guy ropes and pegs included. I’ve measured the pegs that come with the tent and they're 18mm long, and there are 20 included with this tent. You also get 2 extra guy ropes (as there are 4 guy ropes attached to the tent).

We haven’t had any negative feedback regarding rain or wind damage on this particular model, so I’d say that as long as you set your tent up properly and don’t misuse it in extreme weather then you shouldn’t have a problem.

If you’d like sturdier pegs, a good option are the 300 x 8mm size from Poles Apart, you could get an extra 6 pegs for each guy rope point if you’re camping on soft ground, or in windier conditions. 

- Snowys(1 year ago)

What is your street address in case I want to collect?1 answer

Is this the type of tent with the collapsible poles?

- Baulkham Hills(1 year ago)

G'day Cas, 

Our only store is at 92 Richmond Rd, Keswick, South Australia so that might be a bit too far for a pick up from your location in NSW. The frame of the Instant Up tent folds out and extends - so it's really easy to set up. If you take a look at the second video linked on the product page you can see how the frame works. 

- Snowys(1 year ago)

Is the inner door double-zippered (have a fly screen inner)1 answer

Is the inner door double-zippered (have a fly screen inner)?

- Beaufort(1 year ago)

G'day Cristina, 

I've just had a look at our display model to confirm, and yes the Coleman Instant Up 4P has both a zippered mesh and solid door. 

- Snowys(1 year ago)

How easy is it to put up if travelling solo? 2 answers

Hi I'm an experienced camper, and am looking for something to stand up in. Is this easy to put up if travelling solo??

- Flemington VIC (1 year ago)

Hi Suzanne, 

We've heard great feedback from solo campers about setting up the Instant Up 4, and since you've got experience there shouldn't be any issue with this tent as it's a very manageable size and weight. 

Setting up the Instant Up 4 is simple - you just take the tent out of the bag, lay it down, spread the fabric out and extend the legs (one at a time) until they lock into place. Then you put the fly over the top, peg everything down and it's ready to go. 

- Snowys(1 year ago)

We have an Instant Up Tent purchased 5 years ago. Quite Ok to put up solo but it is easier with two. I am just putting mine away solo now and whilst it is ok you do have to work at it a bit to get everything back in the bag. Hopefully the bags are a bit bigger these days but mine would be so much easier with a bit more space. I really needed to use the compression straps today. Also be aware of the warning about getting your fingers caught. It is a real warning and really hurts if it happens to you. With two we reminded each other to take care. Alone I forgot and faced the consequences. The tent itself is great and has lasted through think and thin. Ours fits a queens sized double height mattress with some room for gear so we can keep camping although age and illness is overtaking us.

- Chipping Norton(5 months ago)

Is this tent ok to set on the sand of a beach1 answer

Hi i like to know that if this tent can be set on the sand of a beach? How?

- Glenfield(1 year ago)


You could certainly set this tent up at the beach. The most important thing you'll need is a set of sand pegs, and then you're good to go!

The other thing to keep in mind is that it can often be quite windy on the beach, so you'll need to be sure to use all the guy ropes really well for maximum support for your tent, and try to position yourself somewhere with a bit of protection from the wind if possible. 

- Snowys(1 year ago)

Melbourne Weather1 answer

Hi, it seems that every time my family and I go camping, the sun goes camping too and we are left with rain, rain and more rain, one could even include high winds. We have had poles break, water seep up through the floor along with rips in the walls. Would this tent be suitable or is it more for nicer camping weather? Thanks.

- Tootgarook(2 years ago)

G'day Marianne,

I'm sorry to hear that you've had a few mishaps with your tents in the past, but it's good to hear you're willing to give camping another go!

The Instant Up Silver 4P will perform slightly better than the average family dome tent, and it has a few features that help to combat bad weather conditions such as a waterhead rating of 1500mm, Polyethelene floor, and a sturdy steel frame. 

I would say though, that if you are worried about wet and windy conditions, the Instant Up Gold range has slightly heavier duty features which include a higher waterhead rating at 3000mm, and a stronger PVC floor so that may be a good option for you. 

If you're still feeling unsure about what tent is best for your family, feel free to give us a call on 1300 914 007 and one of our customer service staff will be happy to talk you through the range. 

- Snowys(2 years ago)

Roof1 answer

Is the inside roof of the tent a thin mesh?

- Melbourne (2 years ago)

G'day El,

I've just had a look at our display model, and the inner tent's roof is made from 150 denier polyester. There are mesh panels on the doors and windows, but they can be closed off with solid panels if need be. 

- Snowys(2 years ago)

Is this the latest model?1 answer

Is the sale for the 2017 model?

- Newcastle(2 years ago)

G'day Greg,

I've just double checked in our system, and I can confirm that the Instant Up models that we are selling are definitely the 2017 models from Coleman. 

- Snowys(2 years ago)

tent toof for 2016 model1 answer

Hi there. Just confirming that the 2016 model has a polyester roof panel instead of mesh as in the previous model? Thanks.

- viewbank(2 years ago)

G'day Julie, 

I've just confirmed on our display model that the Coleman Instant Up tents have a polyester inner (including roof) and fly. There are mesh windows and doors but they can be closed off as there are solid zippered doors on each opening. 

- Snowys(2 years ago)

What model is this tent?1 answer

Is this the 2016-17 model?

- Melbourne(2 years ago)

G’day Cloe, the Instant Up 4P is indeed the 2016 model from Coleman’s range. Coleman don’t usually update their Instant Ups annually, so this one should stay the latest version for the near future.

- Snowys(2 years ago)

Awning2 answers

Hi, could you please advise the width of the front of the awning (pole to pole) and the length of the awning from the pole back to the tent ? Does the awning have any side walls available ? Does the front opening have a zip up door to close up the tent with the awning still up ?

- YALLINGUP , WA(2 years ago)

Hi Simon, we don’t have an Instant Up 4P up currently, but we plan to do so today so I will get back to you as soon as possible about your first two questions. In answer to your other questions, the awning has no side walls. The inner tent has both a mesh and solid door that zip up completely so when the awning is up you can still have privacy and light rain protection. As the awning is part of the fly you can’t have the fly zipped up when the awning is extended.

- Snowys(2 years ago)

G’day Simon, the tent is now up on the floor so I’ve been able to get those measurements for you. The width of the awning from pole to pole is 1.3m, and the length from the extended awning to the back of the tent is 4.2 metres (the tent measures 2.4m and the extended awning is 1.8m). Thanks so much for bearing with us while we got the answer for you!

- Snowys(2 years ago)
Heads up! Our store in Brendale (QLD) doesn’t have footwear available for fittings. If you order online, your footwear will be sent from SA... quick-smart!
Heads up! Our store in Brendale (QLD) doesn’t have footwear available for fittings. If you order online, your footwear will be sent from SA... quick-smart!
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