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Instant Up Gold 10P Tent

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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 convenient welcome mats help to create and clean and organised campsite.

  • Fits 3 queen airbeds
  • Quick pitch frame sets up in 3 minutes
  • 4 entrances
  • Large side awning
  • Privacy screens inside windows
  • Ultra-fine mesh throughout
  • Floor level vents with flaps
  • Includes 5 x awning poles, pegs and heavy duty carry bag
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Sleeping Capacity:
10 Person
Recommended Capacity:
4 Person + Living Space
External Dimensions:
430L x 305W cm
Sleeping Area:
420L x 295W cm
Packed Dimensions:
119L x 33W x 33H cm
Max. Head Height:
200 cm
75D 185T Ripstop Polyester
Inner Material:
Floor Material:
420D Polyoxford PVC
Frame Material:
30 Kg
2 Year
Staff tip:Heads up! The room divider is a "D" door and is not sewn to the floor, once unzipped a strip of fabric always stays across the floor.

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Jun 30 2018

Awesome tent

We've slept in this tent for the last week and it's great. Heaps of room for a family of 4 and it's kept us dry during too many rainy nights on our first family camping trip! It takes about 10-15 minutes to fully set up but is really easy to do. We have have camped in 3 different spots now so have had a little practise. The only problem would be the poles getting stuck every now and then, but that is probably because we are still learning about the tent.

- Dalby
May 12 2018

Great Tent

Plenty of room for family of 4. Great quality tent with loads of clever features. Read the other reviews on this site as they’re all spot on. Snowys service and price are unbeatable. You can’t go wrong with this baby!

May 11 2018

Great Tent

Really like the tent as it has heaps of room,although you need two or more people to put it up

- Yarram, VIC
Apr 30 2018

Great tent

Great tent, easy to setup and 2 people would be easier than one but it can be done! Plenty of space and excellent on hot nights.
Super fast delivery - thanks Snowys!

Apr 23 2018

Great tent

Takes 2. People to put up but very easy heaps of room for kids and dogs and 2 rooms with double access from front is awesome great service from snowys would recommend

- Mindarie, WA
Apr 11 2018

As good as Coleman gets

Never been a huge fan of Coleman gear and was very skeptical of this purchase but have to give it the thumbs up. My last tent was a Outdoor Connection Bedarra and was excellent quality but a time waster to put up/pack down. Brought the Coleman Gold 10P for this very reason and it sets itself up really quickly. The quality is there... its not the best 'quality' on the market, but its one of those few things that if you look after it, it will work for you.

Pros - quick set up, quick pack down. Generous bag. Very roomy, biggest tent going for sure. Good quality

Cons - room divider is an absolute joke, not sure what they were thinking. Pegs are rubbish, upgrade straight away. Another 1 yr warranty would be nice for those that camp alot... I can see this would be the kind of tent that COULD be easily damaged due to lots of sliding/moving parts.

Overall thumbs up. The only Coleman product I've truly been happy with!

- Cairns
Mar 19 2018

Didn't blow away

We were worried at first as the wind was terrible when we were putting up the tent but when we were done it didn't budge and having all the openings with an annex was great you could move out of the wind or sun without having to move the entire tent

- Wyong, NSW
Mar 09 2018

Great purchase

First time getting an instant up tent
Glad we did 😊👍🏻
Easy to set up and pack down
Can’t go past the ‘Gold Series’ in the Coleman range.

Mar 02 2018

Overall very happy

I've upgraded from a 6p to a 10p to accommodate the whole family and gear. Kids with their stuff in one room and parents with our stuff in the other. Size-wise it's great and I can stand normally inside (I'm 6'2").
A few niggling problems with Velcro tabs breaking at the seam during its first week camping (the ones that retain the fly to the frame). A couple of tie-back loops for window flaps were also found unstitched out of the box. Not worth the hassle of chasing up.
The bag is thankfully more generous than the 6p bag so this one doesn't require Hulk forearms to get back into the bag. Also made of sturdier stuff.
The awning seems like an ideal water catchment (higher at the front) but we haven't experienced that yet.
A few small complaints but overall very happy.

Feb 28 2018

Fantastic service, good product

Tent arrived only 4 days after ordering, well packed and exactly as advertised .
Unfortunately a pole broke on first use however that was my fault for putting it up the day before 90km/h winds came roaring through the yard.
Snowy were excellent in sourcing a replacement part in a matter of days.
I can't fault Snowys service and staff.
The shape of the tent means it is not ideal in high winds but I think most tents would have failed in the recent storm.
Upgrading pegs is a must as the 175mm long aluminium wire pegs provided didn't hold the fly down at all. With the money I saved through buying from Snowys I upgraded the pegs with heavier duty ones.
Looking forward to using the tent again, I just need to read a forecast before I do!

- Portland West, VIC
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Hi , with the fly there is a velcro strip at the base at each end of the tent , whats this for ?2 answers

Hi , with the fly there is a velcro strip at the base at each end of the tent , whats this for ? I understand that each end can open as a door but am unsure what this velcro strip is for.

- Central Coast(5 months ago)

G'day Murray,

The Velcro Strips on the ends of the side doors on the Coleman Instant Up Gold 10P Tent can be used to attach awning extensions to the ends to give you a larger awning space under the sides of your tent. 

- Snowys(5 months ago)

G'day Jo,

I fear that I worded my first answer really poorly. There isn't an awning extension accessory available for the Coleman Instant Up Gold 10P Tent. The velcro lines up with the velcro on a Coleman Gazebo and you can use the Gazebo as an extended awning.

- Snowys(2 weeks ago)

Hello, when the awning is set up on the tent do you have privacy on the door or Ismail the door only mesh at the top half. For example, for night time privacy do you need to put the awning down so you have blocked door?1 answer

Is there privacy on the door when th awning is up?

- Warragul Vic(5 months ago)

G'day Helen,

Good news! There is a privacy door on the Coleman Instant Up Gold 10p Tent, so you can still have some privacy when you've got the awning up.

- Snowys(5 months ago)

can you buy spare screws1 answer

is it possible to perches spare screws for the legs?

- 3556(6 months ago)

G'day Rodger,

Coleman don't provide the leg screws for the Coleman Instant Up Gold 10P Tent as an item that can be purchased. However, we do have a few spares here in the store. If you did need some, please let us know and we can help you out. 

- Snowys(6 months ago)

Can I just buy a fly for this tent? If so how much will it cost? Thanks 1 answer

I just looking for a fly for a Coleman model 1271455 & this number is on top of the bar code 20120419. Can you give me cost please? and how much to ship to wa and how long will it take thanks

- Spearwood(7 months ago)

G'day Kathleen,

Absolutely you can buy the fly for a Coleman Instant Up Gold 10P Tent. Just give us a call on 1300 914 007 and one of our awesome customer service ninjas will be able to help you out. 

- Snowys(6 months ago)

Does flysheet need to be removed?1 answer

Hi there. I was just wondering if you need to remove the flysheet when packing up this tent or whether you can leave it in place when setting up / packing down? Many thanks!

- Perth(7 months ago)

G'day Andrew,

The rainfly needs to be removed from all Coleman Instant Up Tents before packing it down.

- Snowys(7 months ago)

Front awning setup1 answer

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)

- 2560(8 months ago)

G'day Brett,

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.

- Snowys(8 months ago)

Which is better coleman instant up10p or coleman northstar dark room. Besides all the obvious point. Which tent is better? They are the same weight. Im struggling to choose. We are a family of 4 - 2 kids 2 adults - novice campers1 answer

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

- Sydney(8 months ago)

G'day Sam,

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.

- Snowys(8 months ago)

Weight of Tent1 answer

Hi can you please confirm weight of the tent, your website says 30kg and Coleman website says 23kg

- Campbelltown (9 months ago)

G'day Rami,

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.

- Snowys(9 months ago)

Tarp recommendation to put under the tent1 answer

What type and size of tarp would you recommend to put under Coleman Instant Up 10p Gold series?

- 5031(9 months ago)

G'day Yee,

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.

- Snowys(9 months ago)

What size pegs does it come with?1 answer

Are they 225mm?

- Brisbane(9 months ago)

G'day Jess,

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.

- Snowys(9 months ago)

Awning poles1 answer

Just wondering how many awning poles it comes with?

- Sydney(10 months ago)

G'day Belinda,

The Coleman Instant Up Gold 10P Tent comes with 5x awning poles.

- Snowys(10 months ago)

Rain Fly1 answer

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?

- 3219(10 months ago)

Hi Sarah, 

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.

- Snowys(10 months ago)

Warranty or Spare Parts1 answer

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.

- Ingham(10 months ago)

G'day Chris, 

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 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. 

- Snowys(10 months ago)

What are the measurements of the front awning?1 answer


- Taigum(11 months ago)

G'day Sam, 

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. 

- Snowys(11 months ago)

How many people does this fit comfortably?1 answer

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?

- Malanda (12 months ago)

G'day Mel,

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.

- Snowys(11 months ago)

Does the door have two zips?1 answer

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.

- 3214(12 months ago)

G'day Jade,

Good news - the Coleman Instant Up Gold 10P has two zippers.

- Snowys(12 months ago)

Can you tell me more about the strength of the poles? Are they 16/20mm steel?1 answer

Coleman up gold 10p tent

- Armidale(12 months ago)

G'day Gabrielle,

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.

- Snowys(12 months ago)

Set up time compared to the 8p1 answer

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

- Sydney(1 year ago)

G'day Sarah,

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. 

- Snowys(1 year ago)

Hi, do you do layby?1 answer

Hi, can I throw money at you until it's paid and then you can ship it? (ie layby?) Cheers Cristina

- Beaufort (1 year ago)

G'day Christina,

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).

- Snowys(1 year ago)

can the tent be locked?1 answer

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?

- BALDIVIS(1 year ago)

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! 

- Snowys(1 year ago)

A few people rate the tent pegs as being inadequate1 answer

Would you recommend a specific peg for this tent

- Torrens, ACT(1 year ago)

G'day Ludwig, 

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.  

- Snowys(1 year ago)

Would I be able to out up this tent on my own, or does it need 2 people? Is this tent available for delivery now? 1 answer

How does this tent differ from the other instant up coleman tent?

- Terrigal (1 year ago)

G'day Jenny,

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 :) 

- Snowys(1 year ago)

Detachable awning1 answer

Just wondering if the tent comes with an Additional detachable oversized 3-pole awning?

- Evatt(1 year ago)

Howdy Evatt,

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.

- Snowys(1 year ago)

Weight.3 answers

HI. What is the weight. You said 30kg coleman website says 22kg. Confused. Thanks

- Perth(1 year ago)

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. 

- Snowys(1 year ago)

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.

- 2027(1 year ago)

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. 

- Snowys(1 year ago)

Room divider1 answer

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

- Mill Park(1 year ago)

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.

- Snowys(1 year ago)

Actual tent dimensions3 answers

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

- Mill Park(1 year ago)

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.

- Snowys(1 year ago)

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.

- Snowys(1 year ago)

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.

- Snowys(1 year ago)

Do I need a specific footprint or tarp to put underneath my tent? do you recommend any? and what measures should it be, Im thinking it should be smaller than the total external length of the tent. Thank you for such an efficient service, I order on Sunday night , got it by Tuesday morning, just great. cheers. 1 answer

what tarp to use underneath my instant up 10 (if I need to use one). what measurements. thanks.

- Cheltenham(1 year ago)

Hi Felipe,

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.

- Snowys(1 year ago)

This tent or the Northstar 5 answers

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

- lakes entrance (1 year ago)

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.


- Snowys(1 year ago)

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?

- Lakes entrance (1 year ago)

G’day Miche,

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. 

- Snowys(1 year ago)

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.

- Lilyfield(1 year ago)

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.

- Lakes entrance (1 year ago)

Windows1 answer

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

- Coffs Harbour(1 year ago)

G'day Carrie,

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. 

- Snowys(1 year ago)

Max wind speed1 answer

What's the maximum wind speed that this tent can handle?

- Parramatta(1 year ago)

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.

- Snowys(1 year ago)

cgear matting size for awning3 answers

What's the best size in cgear matting to be used under the awning area of this tent?

- Gold Coast, QLD(1 year ago)

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).

- Snowys(1 year ago)

What about matting size just for the awning area?

- , (1 year ago)

Hi Jimmy, option B) that I gave you will fit the awning best (2.4 x 4.3 size, Snowys code: 32932).

- Snowys(1 year ago)

Fly material2 answers

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?

- Forster(1 year ago)

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.

- Snowys(1 year ago)

Thanks. Just scaled out the dimentions and the Coleman seems the more practacle of the two.

- FORSTER, NSW(1 year ago)

Coleman gazebo1 answer

In the description it says awning can velcro onto a Coleman gazebo. Which one is that? Thanks

- Inverell(1 year ago)

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.

- Snowys(1 year ago)

I read its good to give tents a good soaking with hose prior to use, is this applicable to this tent and do you only have to do the outside and the fly or do you have to do the inside also?1 answer

- Ingham(1 year ago)

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.

- Snowys(1 year ago)

Coleman Instant Up vs Oztrail Fast Frame1 answer

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

- Perth(2 years ago)
G'day Jenita - You sure are comparing apples with apples. They're very similar tents, but I must say we sell more of these and get more feedback. Feedback is generally very positive too. The downside with the Instant Up Gold 10P is that we don't have it in stock for a few months. If you're after something soon, go the Oztrail. If you can wait, wait for one of these. Hope that helps. Cheers, Paul
- Snowys(2 years ago)

Is there any internal storage pockets?1 answer

For things like keys/phone/emergency flashlight storage?

- MIAMI, QLD(2 years ago)
Hi Vanessa, yes there is. I can't do a physical check as this tent is out of stock at the moment, but both the 4 and 6 person versions of this tent have 2 storage pockets, so as a 2 room tent I would assume this has 2 pockets in each room.
- Snowys(2 years ago)

Comparison between instant Up 10p and Northstar Instant Up 10p1 answer

Can anyone provide some advice re the differences between this model and the Northstar, trying to decide which to purchase!

- Sydney(2 years ago)
Apart from the Northstar 10 being larger, the main difference between these tents is in the frame. The Instant Up Gold 10P has a steel semi-freestanding Instant Up frame, whereas the Northstar 10 utilises four steel/fibreglass Instant Up hoops which will lay flat until completely pegged out. This is best demonstrated through the images on our website. The configuration of the two differ slightly with the Instant Up Gold 10P offering two rooms each with individual doors, whilst the Northstar has three rooms with a central door and living space, and also offers a large semi-enclosed awning. Both tents are similar in their construction and durability with the same fabrics and pole materials used throughout. I hope this helps, I'd recommend choosing based on the size and configuration that best suits your needs.
- Snowys(2 years ago)

Hi waterproof and keeps cold out reasonably well for camping in winter eg Sydney Melbourne Brisbane etc1 answer

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

- SYDNEY, NSW(2 years ago)
Hi Nikki, the Instant Up Gold series will keep you dry and with the right sleeping gear, nice and warm in winter, but the 10P version is by no means a small tent. I would recommend looking at the 4P or 6P, these are a good balance of size and manageability for one person whilst offering more living space than a regular 4 person dome.
- Snowys(2 years ago)

Would this tent be suitable for winter camping in the Snowy Moutain region? Some snow may be expected. Or could you suggest another 2 room, easy set up tent that would be suitable? Also, can you confirm if the wall dividers are attached to the floor 1 answer

- KILABEN BAY, NSW(2 years ago)
Hi Lewis, I would only recommend this for light snow, they are not designed for the heavy snow and winds that can be experienced in the high country. If you are sticking to protected campsites then you should be fine. The only other recommendations I would make are from either the Oztrail Fast Frame range, or a heavier duty option from the Black Wolf Turbo tents. Outside of this you can consider a dome such as the Outdoor Connection Bedarra, but these will take longer to set up. As for the room divider, I took one out of its packaging to settle this once and for all, and it turns out the divider is one large door with a zip running around the edge (llke a 'D' door) and it features both mesh and privacy panels. There is a strip of fabric (5-10cm) that stays at ground level to facilitate the zip, so once the door is opened, this strip stays in place and is not attached to the floor. I hope this makes sense.
- Snowys(2 years ago)

Is it the same type of floor as the Montana 12cv1 answer

- TOWNSVILLE, QLD(2 years ago)
It is the same or very similar Troy. Rather than a thin PU coated material or tarp like polyethylene, the floors of the Coleman Gold Series is a PVC coated polyester. It has a much nicer feel and doesn't have that plastic 'crunchy' sound that polyethylene has.
- Snowys(2 years ago)

comparison to Coleman Gold Instant 8p2 answers

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?

- newcastle(2 years ago)
Hi Susan, both the Instant Up Gold 10P and the Instant Cabin Gold 8P are from the same series of tents and feature the same fabrics. They are both completely waterproof and durability is the same for both models. Wind is always going to more of a problem with larger tents than small low to the ground designs, but Coleman state the Gold Series of tents to be tested to wind speeds of 100 kph when pitched in full with all guy ropes and pegs in place. The main difference between the two models is in their configuration, and the choice comes predominantly down to which of these set-ups you prefer.
- Snowys(2 years ago)
Once again the quality of the two is quite comparable, however the floor of the Coleman Gold Series is much heavier than that of the Mojave. The other difference here is the pole configuration with the Mojave not offering a quick pitch option. Give us a call on 1300 914 007 if you would like to discuss things in detail with one of our team.
- Snowys(2 years ago)

Do you have a product to protect the tent from uv Ray's?1 answer

I know car places sell fabric protection but is there anything for this fabric to protect from Suns rays

- Glenden(2 years ago)
There are products available Nerida, but we don't have anything readily available from our shop. The product we can get is called Nikwax Tent and Gear Solar Proof. We are happy to arrange some of this for you, give us a call on 1300 914 007 and we can give you some price and availability details.
- Snowys(2 years ago)

When is this price valid till please?3 answers

- BALDIVIS, WA(3 years ago)
Hi Rikki these tents are set at our lowest price everyday, there are no timeframes attached. It may change marginally from time to time, but rest assured you will always be able to get the best current price from Snowys.
- Snowys(3 years ago)

Why is the sale price MORE than the original price? ;-) sam

- Melb(2 years ago)
G'day Sam. Since the catalogue was printed we have changed the price to ensure we're competitive in the market. Definately go by the cheaper price. ;) Cheers, Paul
- Snowys(2 years ago)

can you buy replacement poles for this tent?1 answer

- SAFETY BAY, WA(3 years ago)
They are not readily available sorry Peter, but we should be able to sort something out for you if you require replacements. Spare parts are also available from the Coleman Australia website, but nothing is listed for the Instant Up Gold 10P at the moment.
- Snowys(3 years ago)

Do you know what the dimensions of each room are? 3 answers

We camp on stretchers and I am wondering if 2 will fit at each end?

- Bunbury(3 years ago)
Hi Belinda, the floor dimensions for the Instant Up Gold 10P are 4.5 m long and 3.5 m wide, this makes each room 2.25 x 3.5 m. A standard stretcher measures about 2.1 x 0.8 m or 2.1 x 1.6 m together, so you won't have any problems fitting two stretchers in each end of this tent.
- Snowys(3 years ago)

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!

- PERTH, WA(2 years ago)

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.

- Snowys(1 year ago)

can room divider be removed or is it permanent7 answers

- BRISBANE CITY, QLD(3 years ago)
Hi Tim, I am not 100% certain on this and we don't have one on display that I can check right now. I think it is a fixed curtain with a 'T' zip so the curtain can be pulled back. I am following it up for you as we speak and I'll post my findings back here for you as soon as I have an answer.
- Snowys(3 years ago)
I stand corrected Tim, it turns out that the divider is removable. It features a split down the centre of the wall and clips around the edges so you can convert your two room tent to one large living space and back again easily.
- Snowys(3 years ago)
Hi Tim, I need to come back here with my tail between my legs. I have just received feedback from a customer who owns one of these tents regarding the centre wall, and he claims that it is actually stitched in. Coleman's response was as per my original reply. I have not had a chance to unpack one of these to confirm, but I would tend to believe the customer who actually owns one of these tents. I apologise for any inconvenience or confusion caused here. Give us a call if you have any concerns - 1300 914 007.
- Snowys(3 years ago)

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!

- PERTH, WA(2 years ago)

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.

- SYDNEY, NSW(2 years ago)

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.

- SYDNEY, NSW(2 years ago)
Hi Dac, you can definitely open the tent up to have one large room, or use the divider to have two smaller rooms.
- 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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