The Coleman Instant Up Gold 10P tent offers space for ten people and provides a quick easy set-up without the bulk and cost of a canvas touring or cabin tent.
The integrated Coleman Instant Up frame facilitates set-up in just 3 minutes, while strength and durability is delivered through quality fabrics from the Coleman Gold Series of tents. Awnings can be pitched along the full side of the tent as well as over the front door whilst windows and floor level vents with internally adjustable screens provide ventilation, privacy and warmth.
Internal dividers combine with doors at either end and under the side awning for versatile living arrangements. Resilience is delivered with a heavy duty Poly-Oxford PVC floor, while an internal storage hammock and pockets, power cord facilities and a convenient welcome mats help to create and clean and organised campsite.
Excellent value and so easy to put up. Been on the coast twice,bit windy but coped very well, Flinders in the rain and agsin coped very well. One tip,if it rains then the awning pools the water,use the small poles either side and the long pole in the centre creating a pitch roof. If you can then angle the side poles to create even better run off. Overall very happy as first time camping with my wife,she was very dubious but the guys at Snowys (Michael ) won her over. Three trips in and she loves it.
Found a hole in the tent and got no help from Snowys. What’s disappointing is that they did nothing to even understand the circumstance and just concluded it could never happen and was my fault.
Hi, Rowan. I followed this up and it looks like the issue has been or is being straightened out. I'm sorry this didn't happen faster, we should have had a solution for you straight away. I hope this hasn't clouded your opinion of us, we'd love to hear from you again in the future. ~ Ben
Quick delivery and the best price I could find from Snowy. Tent has plenty of room and easy to set up. I would say good value for the price. However be warned this tent will not stand up to strong winds. We camped for 11 days with a few days where the wind was around 40km per hour and at one point the end poles collapsed when the valcro holding the fly to the frame come undone. The tent is tall and has a large surface area, I think in winds much more than 40km and we would have been in trouble. Pegs are lite, we used other pegs. Overall a good product so far and I'm happy with the purchase at that price.
I'd have to agree with you Dean, the Instant Up Tent range from Coleman, whilst super convenient and very liveable, do have limitations in strong wind, simply due to their boxy design. Anyone regularly camping in areas of high wind such as unprotected coastal locations may want to consider something a little more aerodynamic. ~ Ben
This tent was so easy to put up I spent 10 mins thinking to myself what did I do wrong surely it's not this easy! The best part is you can quite easily set it up and put it down with just one person. Heaps of ventilation.
Only used once so far. It was very quick to setup. This tent has more than halved our camping setup. Seems durable and like it might last a long time !!
Just wanted to say a big thank you to Dave and Brock from Snowy's for their help yesterday. Dave helped me figure out that this was the tent I wanted, but due to al the reviews mentioning the track at the bottom of the divider, I was still reluctant. The guys we're happy to put it up so we could all have a look. They took some pics so they can help future customers, and I bought the tent (I'm just going to cut the bottom strip off). Happy days! I'll be going back there for the rest of the gear I need.
Really love camping in this tent. We camped in Winter on a powered site and ran a small heater. We were nice and warm, dry in heavy rain, and kept the outside windows closed, but the inside windows a quarter open. In summer we will use the floor level vents. One tip is to extend the legs half way, throw the fly over, and then extend the legs fully. I'm looking forward to camping in it again. It's a tall, impressive looking tent. The frame goes up fast but then almost an hour by the time we pegged it all down. But if it's raining, you're dry in a hurry. I'd love a wall for either side of the awning to set up a kitchen. Please let me know if I can get any of any brand. I didn't get a gear net that hangs from the roof of the tent though. Happy camping :-)
Fantastic review (& pics) Cris! Thanks for sharing - especially the handy tip about making it easier to add the fly! As soon as Coleman release a side-wall, I'll be sure to let you know. Cheers, Laine :)
As much as we are happy with the tent & size which I must say is a good setup. However not happy at all with the division between the 2 rooms. We were told at Snowys as they didn't have one on display that the 2 rooms had nothing running along the bottom for division as we wanted to keep it as one whole room. When we set it up, not only there was a zip track down the bottom but it wasn't even connected to the floor. Therefore if we pull back the division (to one side) you get your foot hooked under it & trip over it almost every time. Just a poor design really! Would have been better to just zip up & over & not have a floor track at all.
I'm sorry if we gave you incorrect advice here Briony. This room divider has been a source of confusion on this tent, originally we got incorrect advice from Coleman when they indicated it was actually removable. then a customer ended up coming back with the correct information before we had a chance to set it up and check for ourselves. Obviously, the person you spoke to did not know this, but I'll make sure we add it into our product description to avoid confusion in the future. Once again, I do apologise for this, I hope we can make it up to you next time you need some gear. ~ Ben.
Used this tent for the first time last weekend. It is great for our family of 4, would easily fit 2 queen size beds with room to spare. First time set up was under half an hour including the the waterproof tarp and all pegging (for 2 of us). Its a great design all round. Cannot wait to use it again!!! Thanks Snowys, will use you for all our camping needs!!!
I wanted something I could put up on my own (with a toddler dashing about my feet) and also something which my husband would like given he hasn't camped much. This was perfect. We went away for a few nights and it was pretty cold in the evenings and we were the only ones who were warm. Its a great design, feels tough, and looks good. We love it. Thanks for the awesome service too :)
Can you please advise if half of the front awning can be set up or whether both flaps need to be used. (hopefully you understand what i mean)
The front awning of the Coleman Instant Up Gold 10P Tent is one piece, so you're unable to only set up half at a time.
Trying to decide between these two tents. We don't do a lot of camping but I want to buy one tent and not make a mistake and need to replace in a few years due to breakage or outgrowing. I need it to be easy to use and was hoping for light but I don't think that is going to happen. Is there a big difference in the ease of putting up between these two tent? Confused - please help me decide
Tough question to answer. Overall, the quality and materials of both tents are practically the same and we have full confidence in both. Even the differences are very limited... the two notable ones being the design/layout of each tent in terms of rooms and awnings available and that the Coleman Northstar is a Darkroom tent.
In regards to putting them up, while it's a different process, they are both relatively easy to erect. Once you have a hang of what needs to happen (our videos can help with this), it's pretty straightforward.
And in the instance that something doesn't go as planned, we'll be here with spare parts, solutions and ideas on how you can continue to get the absolute most out of your purchase.
Hi can you please confirm weight of the tent, your website says 30kg and Coleman website says 23kg
We have checked and weighed the Coleman Instant Up Gold 10P ourselves and found it to be 30kg. We're not sure why Coleman list it as 23kg.
What type and size of tarp would you recommend to put under Coleman Instant Up 10p Gold series?
There is no perfect fitting groundsheet for the Coleman Instant Up Gold 10P. However, my best recommendation would be for an Oztrail Ultramesh Tarp in the 3.65 x 6.1 m size. You'll need to manage the excess tarp by either folding it under the tent or my recommendation would be to peg through it and allowing it to cover areas of the vestibules and awnings. Just ensure you reinforce the holes you create (glue, stitching, tape) with the pegs and then set it up each time to peg through the same holes. If this doesn't make sense or you need further clarification, please don't hesitate to give our team a call on 1300 914 007.
Are they 225mm?
Unfortunately, we don't have a Coleman Instant Up Gold 10P out a box at the moment so I can't physically check this, but from memory, the pegs are around 20cm in length. I'll keep an eye out and if we pull one out, I'll be sure to double check for you.
Just wondering how many awning poles it comes with?
The Coleman Instant Up Gold 10P Tent comes with 5x awning poles.
Hello, Is there a rain fly for this tent. If so, does it go over the fly that it comes with or do you leave that off and put the rain fly on?
The fly that comes with the Coleman Instant Up Gold 10P is a rain fly.
You do not need to add anything further to the tent.
I purchased my tent in September 2016, (I wrote a review 26/9/16) on the last trip one of the screws that hold together the easy up tent legs (top corner) snapped and now I am unable to put the tent up, is this a warranty item and if so what I am required to do? If not is there anyway you can purchase the screws separately? I am having trouble finding my invoice so I am hoping you can do a search for me, I have completed another order (order # 101360) if this helps for my details. I look forward to your response.
Sorry for the late response, and to hear that you've had some trouble with your Instant Up Gold tent.
The best thing to do is to send us an email at email@example.com with a picture of the legs where the screw has snapped, your details and how it happened. From there our Warranties Manager will be able to look into this for you and also find your invoice to sort everything out for you Chris.
We don't actually have a display of this tent, nor can I find those dimensions of the awning from the info provided by Coleman. I've measured the awning poles that come with the other Instant Up Gold Tents, and they are 1.8m long which suggests that the awning is 1.8m high.
The total width of the tent is 4.3m, so allowing for the slope if we had to take a guess it looks like the front awning would be around 3-3.5m long.
I am thinking of purchasing this tent for my family of 2 adults and 3 children and 1 small dog.However, when we plan to use this tent we will have an extra child with us. I see alot of reviews saying it is a great tent for a family of four to fit comfortably. What about the larger families? Is it going to be a tight squeeze with lots of arguments from the kids or are we going to be happy campers in this tent, especially with an extra child?
The Coleman Instant Up Gold 10P fits 10 people without any gear in quite a tight formation. In your instance, I reckon you'd be able to make it work. My suggestions would be that the two adults and the dog use one section and the four kids use the other section. Obviously, depending on mattress sizing and the amount of gear in the tent, will determine how much space is available, but it should be possible to make it work.
We currently have the 4P and wanting to upgrade. The deal breaker for me is our 4P only zips from top to bottom... I hate having to kneel down to find the zip every time.
Good news - the Coleman Instant Up Gold 10P has two zippers.
Coleman up gold 10p tent
You're right - the upper shaft of the Coleman Instant Up 10P tent is 16mm and the lower shaft is 20mm. They have a really good track record of being very durable poles. The important thing with all Instant Up tents is to ensure you guy rope the tent to give it the most stability available. In turn, properly tensioned guy ropes will relieve a lot of pressure placed on the poles by wind etc.
Hi I was just wondering is there much difference in setting up this tent compared to the 8p Gold? There is only my two girls (7 and 3) and I. I am looking for a quick set up but not too sure if the 8p will be big enough. Thanks again
I would say that there isn’t a massive difference in set up time – it may take you a few minutes longer for the 10 with one adult due to its size, but both can be done with one person – it just may take you a few extra minutes.
Both tents will in general are supposed set you back around 2 minutes – but that includes two people setting it up.
If you’re setting up with one adult I would say it may take you a little longer, if you have a look at the video here, you can see that with one person, you will have to go back and forth from each side to extend the legs etc so it may take you a bit more time.
I would recommend practising in the backyard at home before you go, so you can get a hang of it – which will make pitching faster when you’re out in the open.
Hi, can I throw money at you until it's paid and then you can ship it? (ie layby?) Cheers Cristina
Whilst we'd love you to throw money at us, we can only do laybys in store at this stage so feel free to pop in. (They are over a 3 monthly term with a 10% deposit and regular payments).
is it possible to add a pad lock on the vipers of the tent so i can leave it and keep whats inside relatively safe?
Hi Chris, you could use a small padlock on the zippers to lock the tent, but personally I wouldn't bother! I think if somebody is going to nick my gear from the tent they could easily just cut it open, so I'd rather they just came in the door rather than destroying the tent as well!
Would you recommend a specific peg for this tent
The pegs that come with the Instant Up 10P are fine, but they’re definitely not a heavy duty option.
We’d recommend some Poles Apart Galvanised Steel Pegs 350mm as they're a bit bigger than the ones this tent comes with, so they’ll be very sturdy and also rust resistant.
How does this tent differ from the other instant up coleman tent?
You'll probably be able to put this tent up on your own but an extra set of hands will really make it a lot easier!
There are a few differences between the Gold and Silver series Instant Up tents, mainly being that the Gold has a higher waterhead rating, an extended warranty period and is made from heavier duty materials. If you're likely to use the tent regularly, in all weather conditions, the the Gold would be the way to go :)
Just wondering if the tent comes with an Additional detachable oversized 3-pole awning?
The Instant Up Gold 10P Tent awning only removes from this tent with the fly. You can roll the attached awning up and tie it back however it is best to erect any tent with the fly on to ensure stability and strength in case of wind gusts or rain as the fly gives the tent most of its waterproof rating. This tent does not come with an additional awning as far as I know.
HI. What is the weight. You said 30kg coleman website says 22kg. Confused. Thanks
G'day Win. You are quite right. Our web page lists the weight as 30kgs and the Coleman website lists it as 25. I will need to take one out to the warehouse and get them to weigh it for you. They are currently in our container so I will need to have one taken out the back to check.
I would have thought the Coleman site would have the right info, but I can tell you after buying this behemoth that it is indeed 30kg and quite heavy to carry. As a big guy who spends time in the gym I'm ok with moving it around short distances but 2 people would definitely make it a lot easier. Also it's quite long when packed. Doesn't fit sideways in the boot of my Jeep Grand Cherokee, I have to fold down the seats. In saying all that, it's a great tent and worth it for the ease of putting it up and down.
Thanks for the feedback and tips Mark!
I'm glad to hear you think the Instant Up Gold 10P is worth it, while it certainly not the lightest tent in our range, you can't beat it for ease of use which is what makes it so popular with our customers.
Hello, Given that the room divider is not stitched to the floor, would it be possible to cut it off? I just want a single room tent. Thanks, Danielle
I guess you could cut them off Danielle, they are stitched to the inner of the tent. Alternatively, there are ties that enable you to tie them back to create a single room tent, which may be preferable in case you decide you want them at a later date.
Hello, Is this tent 350cm in length or 305cm? There seems to be some discrepancy between the specs and your Q & A section. Thanks, Danielle
I've just looked into this for you Danielle, and I'm as confused as you are. I don't have one on display to check for you, and Coleman have conflicting information between their website, packaging and catalogue. I'm going to get in touch with them and confirm dimensions for you, I'll post my findings back here for you.
Hi again Danielle, I followed this up with Coleman this morning and all their product team are away until next week. I will have to pull one out of its packaging and check dimensions for you, but I'm not sure I'll get the time or space to do this before next week anyway. My gut feeling is that the 3.05m width is the correct measurement, but I will confirm this with you as soon as I have an answer. I'm terribly sorry that I couldn't give you a definitive answer here.
I spoke too soon Danielle, I just found some floor space and pulled one of our demo tents out of its packaging. The specifications on our site are correct with the external width (pole to pole) being 3.05 metres, which gives you an internal width of about 2.95 metres. Sorry for the confusion here.
what tarp to use underneath my instant up 10 (if I need to use one). what measurements. thanks.
There is no hard and fast rule here, but there are a few considerations. Firstly, if you use a waterproof tarp, it may be best to keep it smaller than the tent footprint to avoid water pooling underneath, in this instance you would want to make sure the tarp is still big enough to cover the main traffic areas.
However, if you use a mesh groudsheet the pooling is not an issue. You should also consider wether you want to cover the ground area under the awning. I'd suggest the Oztrail Ultramesh Tarp 3.05x4.88 (40773), this will stick out the ends a little but provide good coverage, or the Kookaburra Dura Green Heavy Duty Tarp (38060) which will cover the length nicely and a little bit of the awning.
You may find you need a combination of sizes to cover the area you want. Hope this helps.
We have a family of 5. All 3 kids are under 5 years old. Not sure what is best and what they won't grow out of
G'day Miche. Two great tent comparisons! Aside from the price there are a few specific points on each tent that you can take into consideration for how you like to camp out for your family of 5.
One of the great features of the Northstar DarkRoom 10P tent is that it is much darker inside the tent so you will find it easier to sleep in once the birds have woken at the break of dawn. This will mean of course a lantern at dusk may be needed so you don't trip over the kids on the way in and out of your tent. The Northstar is also a longer tent at 6 metres compared to 4.3 metres which will provide a larger foot print at your camp site however the Instant Up Gold 10P is slightly wider giving an extra 75cm of room in its depth.
The Coleman Instant Up Gold 10P sports a wider front covered awning stretching from one end of the tent to the other which can offer a little more protection from the sun through the large fly screen doors, however weighs an additional 12kgs over the Northstar. The Instant Up Gold also boasts a slightly higher head room at 200 cm as opposed to the Northstar at 190 cm.
Both tents have the same waterproof rating of 3000mm and a 2 year manufacturer warranty, and very similar Floor and Side Wall material qualities. Both of these tents offer great ventillation with large doors and windows to keep your tent cooler on those warmer days.
Both of these tents are idea for a growing family. The top notch quality and living space will be able to accommodate you for many years to come.
Hi nick Thanks for getting back to me. What are the internal room dimensions of each room of the Northstar (to check if our mattresses fit across.) And if I understand right the gold 10p floor isn't stitched down so I can have one big room?
The dividers on the Northstar are fixed to the floor, to access the sleeping areas you go through a zippered door. If you’d like to see what this looks like, have a look at the Northstar product page here at images ten and eleven.
I've just had a look at the measurements, and it seems that the sleeping areas of each room of the Northstar measure approximately 180W x 230L cm.
The Instant Up 10P is the same as the Northstar, it has a zippered door that goes all the way around, so while you can unzip it to have one big room – you will have to step over the bottom of the door.
Hi Mitch, I was having the same dilemma and trying to decide between these two for exactly the same concerns. I've gone with the 10P Gold as the larger room size was more appealing for me when lying down (I'm 6'3") with having no side walls very near touching me and having plenty of space to get out and move around freely. Northstar = longer & narrower vs Gold = shorter & wider. The square metre space of both is about the same (I was surprised as I had assumed the Northstar to be considerably larger until I worked it out (12.39sqm vs 12.76sqm). And I'm thinking the overall dimensions are more amenable to campsite sizes. If only they did the Gold with the Darkroom fabric fly... I'm thinking about adapting mine though.
Thanks Mark and snowys. I like everything about the Northstar... just wish it was a bit wider. We normally lay 3 king singles down and looks like the Northstar won't fit it. Love the darkroom fabric too. But the width of gold 10 would suit better.
The 'doors' look like there is no mesh part. Like once inside you are not able to unzip and just have mesh you can see out. Just cant tell from the picture. Please advise
I've just our display model, and all of the windows and doors on the Coleman Instant Up 10 definitely have both a mesh and solid option.
When you're inside the tent, you can unzip the solid panel from the inside leaving just the mesh to see out of. You can also choose to have either just the mesh, or the solid option for the doors on this tent.
What's the maximum wind speed that this tent can handle?
Hi Leo. Great question! There is no black and white answer for how a tent can withstand strong wind. Although weather reports will give us an idea of what wind strengths we can expect, gusts can really be the killer for a tent. Generally speaking the more spent on a tent and the size you purchase will help determine how much resistance it will bear from strong wind and gusts. There are many factors to consider when putting up a tent in windy conditions, including how well it is pegged to firm ground with tight guy ropes, the expected gusts, and if the fabric is tight to avoid parachuting of the walls, however the tent can still fail if it . Tents are considered a temporary erection so really shouldn't be put up if the winds are going to be strong. Unfortunately warranty will not cover tents damaged in windy conditions so it is best to check the expected wind conditions prior to putting your tent up.
What's the best size in cgear matting to be used under the awning area of this tent?
G’day Jimmy, due to the specific size of this tent there isn’t a perfect C-Gear mat to fit the entire size of the Instant UP 10P (including the awning). The awning on the lengths of the tent should extend about a metre, so you’d need a mat that fits approx 4.5 x 4.3m. There are two options here: (A) you could purchase two and use them together so one 2.4 x 3.35 and a 2.4 x 1.8. Or (B) as the C-Gear mats are fairly pricey you could get one that will just fit the awning area properly 2.4 x 4.3 size (Snowys code: 32932).
What about matting size just for the awning area?
Hi Jimmy, option B) that I gave you will fit the awning best (2.4 x 4.3 size, Snowys code: 32932).
Hi, We are tossing up between the Coleman IU Gold 10P and the Oztrail 600 tourer. Can explain the 75/185D ripstop on the coleman. What parts are 75D?
G’day Leese, great question! The fly is made from 185 denier polyester ripstop fabric because it has a higher density and is more resistant to tears so it can withstand adverse weather conditions. The inner tent is a lighter 75 denier which helps with keeping airflow inside the tent, and from condensation building up. If you were also considering the Tourer range from Oztrail the fabric on that tent is cotton canvas which makes it a little more heavy duty than polyester.
Thanks. Just scaled out the dimentions and the Coleman seems the more practacle of the two.
In the description it says awning can velcro onto a Coleman gazebo. Which one is that? Thanks
Hi Kate, we stock the Coleman Gazebo in 3 different sizes, you will find them if you search "Coleman Gazebo" on our website. The front awning on the Instant Up Gold Series will attach with velcro to any of these Gazebos.
Hi Chris, you've clearly done some research and know your stuff. This technique is used for tents made from canvas to make the fabric swell to prevent water coming through. You don’t need to do this for the Coleman Instant Up 10P as it’s made from synthetic polyester. If you do purchase a canvas tent that needs to be seasoned, you would soak only the outside of the tent before use. We always recommend to use your tent with the fly and all the guy ropes pegged no matter which model to make sure you get full weather protection and structural integrity.
Am looking for a fairly large two room tent suitable for 2 adults + 2 children which is easy to put up. I am tossing up between the Coleman Instant Up Gold 10P Tent vs Oztrail Fast Frame Tourer 420 Cabin Tent. We will probably only use it twice a year in the warmer months. Which one would you recommend in terms of quality? Thanks
For things like keys/phone/emergency flashlight storage?
Can anyone provide some advice re the differences between this model and the Northstar, trying to decide which to purchase!
I'm 156 cams want a decent size tent but instant or turbo not overly heavy but not tiny. I have a 4 person need more room camp at dog ahows
Hi, can you please advise how durable this tent is in comparison to the Coleman Gold Instant Up 8? Does the extra size of this tent make it less sturdy in windy weather? also do you what the wind speed is that it can withstand when all pegged/ tied down? is it fully sealed from wet weather? Is the floor of this tent better?
I know car places sell fabric protection but is there anything for this fabric to protect from Suns rays
Why is the sale price MORE than the original price? ;-) sam
We camp on stretchers and I am wondering if 2 will fit at each end?
Easily. We had king single mattresses (195cm long). Plenty of space either direction in each room, although since the room divider is not attached to the floor it was easy to slide underneath it even when closed... Wouldn't be a problem for stretchers, though!
I need to make a correction to my answer here sorry, Coleman have a myriad of specs for this tent, width and weight heve big discrepancies between product labels, catalogue and website. Just to clarify the external tent dimensions are as per our website, 4.5m long and 3.05m wide. As for weight, we have independently checked this and the total weight is 30kg. Sorry for any confusion here.
The divider is stitched along the walls and the ceiling, but not along the floor. The door for the divider is 'D'-shaped and, while the door for the divider can be tied back, the bottom of the divider hangs loose off the floor. My kids were constantly tripping over it when we had it open, and then crawling under it when the divider was closed... Tempted to just cut the silly thing out and have a big open area since you can get under the divider when it's closed... Kind of defeats the purpose of having a divider!
Hi Ben/Snowy's, can you confirm if the centre wall can be unzipped to allow acess between the rooms? I don't mind if it's stitched in but would like to open up both areas. Thanks.
Hi Ben/Snowy's, can you confirm if the centre wall can be unzipped to allow acess between the rooms? I don't mind if it's stitched in but would like to open up both areas. Thanks.
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