There’s nothing worse than fussing with poles and pegs when you’re dealing with a bunch of cold, hungry and Wi-Fi deprived campers after a 4-hour trip. With the latest Instant Up Silver 8P tent from Coleman, you'll have everyone warm and under cover in under 2 minutes.
All you have to do is lay the tent down, spread out the fabric, and extend the poles out until it locks into place. Then you can throw the waterproof fly over the top so you can good night’s sleep knowing you won’t wake up to a soggy tent in the morning.
If the weather is warm the mesh windows will provide a nice air flow, while preventing condensation building up at night when you're all zipped up. With a roomy interior that can fit 2 queen air beds and enough room to stand up in you can really make this little space feel like home.
This tent is so easy to set up. Goes up in 1-2 minutes. Love the tent. The only thing is that i would say is its a 4 person tent to be comfortable. Otherwise perfect.
THat's a great campsite Veronica. I agree with you, often the manufacturers stated sleeping capacity is a squeeze, you can usually half it for comfort. Thanks for your review. ~ Ben.
So happy with this tent. We are a family of six. We normally camp in our caravan but bought this tent so we could get off the beaten track now and then. We have a caravan for a reason. We hate the whole set up and pack up of a gazillion camping items. This tent is perfect for us. It's super easy to put up and take down. One adult can do it but it is even quicker with two or one of the kids can help. Plenty of room inside for all six of us plus a bit of extra space for bags/clothes etc. Great tent for a very reasonable price. Also loved the Snowy's service! Seriously awesome customer service. I have bought a few items here now and highly recommend to others. Delivery is very prompt. Information provided on the website is very accurate and helpful. An excellent business. Well done guys!
This is a great family tent. We (2x adults + 2x kids) purchased this specifically for our Simpson trip & didn't camp in it until then. It was easy to setup as it was to pack up (our 10 year old son & I would have it setup within 5 minutes & that included fitting the fly & driving in pegs - once you get into a routine it becomes faster). Good size to handle without being too heavy. We were fortunate not to get rain but I'd have no doubt that it wouldn't hold up well.
By entering the tent at the end it gave us a center aisle walkway up the middle with beds to the left & right + with the stretchers it gave us some where to place the bags or spare bedding overnight.
We tied a piece of colored ribbon on the corners of the fly either side of the door which made it super easy to identify the front of the fly prior to bringing the fly from the back of the tent- up & over to the front before clipping down.
Probably the only down fall of the whole tent was the flooring is reasonably light (thin) & could be punctured if not careful. To protect it from being punctured we layed a tarp on the ground first then a sand mat which also extended out the front of the tent. We also place little carpet squares under the feet of the stretchers for good measure. (having said that a heavier / thicker material for the floor would make it harder to handle)
After camping in it for 10 nights it has earnt it's keep.
We honestly were considering & were all but sold on the RV5 but I feels though this has been a good decision based on the size, usability, quality & portability plus I guess you can throw in that it is good value from the Snowy's. -- Thumbs up
New tent we had to put up in the dark in the cold. Thank goodness for the videos they helped us out so much. It's great. Love the height and the pop up frame. I reckon the big windows will really help in hot weather too. My only criticism is the flooring could be made of tougher stuff. Got a hole in it from a big tuft of old grass underneath. Recommend.
I am not a huge camper but when i go i want it to be quick and easy to set up. This tent is absolutely perfect for the four of us. Plenty of room and very comfortable. High recommend.
No problems, very happy with purchase.
We are camping novices and i just wanted a spacious and easy to erect tent and this is just that. Its spacious and can easily handled by 2 people and fully set up in about 5 minutes.
Our friends had dome tents which were really cumbersome to set up and pack. They were jealous of our super easy tent.
The best tent we have ever purchased (well the first of 4 we have opened and the first we have successfully erected and slept in).
Great tent. Easy to put up & great space for our family of 4. Perfect 4 when u have young kids & don't have the time to be setting up. Quick delivery 2.
Fantastic size and exactly what we wanted! Very fast delivery. Thank you! Highly recommend 😀
Hi, how sturdy is the floor, i saw a few reviews saying it tore easily. Looking at getting first tent for 1 adult 3 children need something easily set up and with a lil space for us all, dont wanna be cramped, also have a dog that may come along. do the poles for the front awning come with it as well? would hate to get it and have floor tear on first night
The Instant Up 8P tent is probably a good size for four people, as though it’s capacity is 8, our recommended comfort capacity is 4 people. I’ve just checked the bag, and it says that the Instant Up 8P comes with awning poles included with this tent.
As for the floor if you are worried about damage, we’d recommend using a tarp underneath to protect the underside of the tent and making sure that you pitch it on ground that's free of debris.
Alternatively, the Instant Up Gold 8P tent has a heavier duty Polyoxford PVC floor, and is the same size and set up as this tent – so this might be a good option to consider as it will offer more durability and a few extra features as well.
Does the instant up 8P come with the internal room divider
Yes the Instant Up 8 from Coleman does come with a room divider curtain - if you have a squiz at the 5th image linked in the description above - you can see what it'll look like in the tent.
What is the size when in bag ... your site says 120x28x28, but other sites say 140x28x28
Great question. For some reason, Coleman (and subsequently other retailers) list the packed dimensions for the Coleman Instant Up 8P as 140cm. However, we're constantly checking products and I've just double checked again and the actual dimensions are 120cm. We'll pass this onto Coleman again for them to fix.
Hi would this tent be ok for Uluru in June/July where night temps can get down to -4?
I've just had a chat to our assistant manager who used to work in Uluru, and he says that it does get bitterly cold in the desert in winter, but there isn't much wind or any rain to contend with, so your sleeping gear is what needs to provide the most warmth.
You could get away with the Instant Up 8, as long as you use a thick insulated mat, thermals, a decent sleeping bag and/or doona and even a sleeping bag liner - as those bits of gear are going to be key to making sure you stay warm when the temperatures drop.
If you're still unsure, feel free to give us a call and we'll be happy to help you find the right tent.
Hi, I have seen on a few other sites that the same tent is listed as being 120cm long (when in its carry bag) Can you please confirm if it is 120 or 140? Just wanting to double check before purchase that it will fit in our car. Thanks!
I've checked the packed dimensions of the tent and it is 120cm long so it looks like we've got a typo here! Thanks for pointing it out, I'll get it fixed! Sorry for the confusion.
I cannot find the coleman gold series instant up 8 person tent in your website. Do you have the this in stock? if not, can you order this to Coleman? If you can, may i know how much it cost? If you cannot, what is the option you have for 8 person instant up tent?
I've just looked into this for you, and I've found that the Instant Up 8 Gold has been discontinued. If you want a 8 person tent that has a similar frame, there is this one which is a lighter and less heavy duty version of the gold series, or there is the Instant Up Gold 10P which is slightly larger.
Hi, in the video it shows the 6P tent with circular ventilation zips inside. Is the same feature on this 8P tent?
The circular ventilation panels are a feature only in the Instant Up Gold Series tents. The Standard Instant Up tents do not have these panels, however they do have nice big windows so you should be able to get a nice air flow.
Could you please provide more detail on the length of warranty and what it covers. Will it cover wind damage like a torn sheet or a broken / bent pole?
The Instant Up 8P tent from Coleman has a 1-year warranty that covers manufacturing defects, but it won’t cover normal wear and tear or misuse of the tent – so storm damage isn’t covered.
But if you have any trouble at all, even after the one year period - just bring it back to us and we will sort if all out for you Roger.
Which is a better tent, this one or the oztrail fast frame cruiser? Thanks
We find that the Instant Up range is very popular with those just starting out in camping – and that’s because they’re extremely easy to set up, and quite reliable.
The Fast Frame Tourer range is very new to us (we’ve only got the Fast Frame Tourer tents, not the Cruisers just to clarify) so we don’t have as much feedback on durability. It does have an easy to pitch frame, and the specs are quite similar to the Instant Up – but with that significant price difference, you can’t go past the Instant Ups for value for money.
As you’re new to camping, I’d say the safer bet is the Instant Up – they’re reliable, good value, and we get a lot of positive feedback on the range.
Is this the latest range from Coleman
You betcha! This is indeed the latest model from the Instant Up Silver range from Coleman.
Not sure if the floor is waterproof. Will consider buying gold 8 person if there is one available.
The floor of the Coleman Instant Up Silver is most definitely made from a waterproof Polyethelene material. In general we do like to recommend using a tarp with all tents as it never hurts to have an extra layer of protection for your tent.
I've just checked with the stock manager, and he says taht we are actually expecting the Instant Up Gold 8P to arrive in our warehouse in in the next few days, so this tent will be available very soon.
If you like, you can give us a call on 1300 914 007 and ask to speak to our customer support team who can sort a phone order out for you in advance, otherwise we will be reactivating this product online as soon as it arrives.
Some people have told me to leave the fly on the tent when packing it away. I don't want to do this if it's going to ruin the tent. Should I take the fly off when packing away?
Hi Bec, we wouldn’t recommend keeping the fly on when you pack down the Instant Up 8P from Coleman because the knuckles on the frame of this tent fold up, so there’s a chance that the fly material may get caught and cause a bit of damage – which is the last thing you want! The Instant Up range super easy to put up and take down, so it won’t take you too much extra time at all.
Is there a room divider in the middle
G’day Marty, the Instant Up 8P Tent does indeed have a room divider, but it's more of a privacy screen as it doesn’t connect to the floor of the tent. If you want to see what it looks like pitched, the fifth image linked on the product description gives you a pretty good idea of what the divider looks like when you’re inside the tent.
G’day Shane, the Coleman Instant Up 8P tent has both mesh and solid panels (that can be zipped open or shut) on the door and windows. No-See-Um Mesh is Coleman’s term for tightly woven mesh that is breathable and will keep out insects. This term isn’t used in the latest information provided by the supplier, instead the Instant Up is described as having ‘ultra-fine’ mesh – but they are essentially the same thing. I’ve had a look at the tent myself, and the mesh is definitely fine enough to keep out mosquitoes while still providing plenty of airflow inside the tent.
Reviews for this tent indicate that the carry bag is extremely tight and it's impossible to put the tent back once it has been used. Does Coleman provide additional bags or are there additional bags we can buy? We are replacing our current tent that causes us great frustration with setting up and I'm hoping this tent won't cause us frustration from another angle - packing up and I'm happy to do whatever to avoid the possibility.
Hi Pina, I've packed up a few of these and had no problems fitting it back into its carry bag - and I'm a shocker when it comes to packing tents! Coleman don't supply tent bags on their own unfortunately. A double size swag bag could be an option, if you did want a slightly larger bag than what the tent comes in. If you pop the code 40759 into the search box at the top of our site you'll be able to have a look. I hope this helps! :)
I have this tent and I put it up and down on my own, including the fly. The tent bag is actually very large and I have never had a problem fitting it the bag. I just read the instructions the other week when camping and it actually says when packing away to place the fly inside the tent. It was a little harder to get in the bag but it still fit no problems.
what is the difference between Coleman Instant Up 8P Tent Snowys Code: 40738 and Coleman Instant Up 8P Tent - New Snowys Code: 47240 can only see extra floor dimension 430 compare to 420, is there anything else for the extra cost of $60
Hi PK, the New Instant Up 8P Tent are the same much loved and easy to use tents as before - they have just been given a colour update from Coleman.
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