Durability and speed combined, the Coleman Instant Up Gold 4P tent utilises the frame from the ever popular Coleman Instant Up series combined with the trusted fabrics from the Coleman Gold Series to create an optimal balance between functionality and strength.
The integrated frame facilitates a quick set-up, while front and a detachable side awning provide shelter around the tent. Floor level vents and windows throughout feature ultra-fine mesh for enhanced ventilation and internally adjustable window screens deliver privacy and warmth.
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 mat help to create an organised and comfortable campsite.
Instant Up, this proved to be quick and easy for our friends to use while they traveled with us from Brisbane to the Bungle Bungle. It is a great tent to use while traveling day after day. Also quite lite and compact to travel with. We are really pleased with our purchase.
Really happy with the ease of set up. The tent stayed nice and warm on a cold night, really happy with it
Really is as easy as the video shows. Pegs pretty small though, get a few more sturdy ones and sand pegs. Tent packs back into bag with room for the extras.
Yeah a few heavy duty pegs are a worthwhile addition to the Instant Up tents. Glad you're happy with your tent Robert. Ben.
Went camping in it and loved it. Great height and space... and so easy to put up and down.
Super easy to set up and take down!!. The only fault would be not having adjustable poles to adjust awning height (ie: water run off).
From Yves in Rhodes, NSW:
Dear Rick (Ashgrove), when raining, we fold the awning poles in half for the water to run off. This still gives us enough space to get under the awning to get in and out of the tent and gives an extra rain protection to the front door.
Easy to set up and to pack up. Did withstand the windy weather well.!
Awesome tent, very easy to set up.
First weekend away we got caught in massive coastal storm..... no leaks, no dramas at all.
Would say, replace pegs, too thin.
This is a great tent. My previous 4-man was a sturdy canvas number but the time spent setting up and tearing down was annoying. The Coleman has a good base material which is important to me as my golden retriever sleeps in the tent. The base comes up a few inches which helps with waterproofing. In good weather the tent is up with only 9 pegs (without awning poles) - completely pegged out it's a lot more.
My only two gripes: there is no vestibule, so storing luggage or covering containers or eskies is tricky. I imagine a vestibule would make it harder to "pop up". Anyway I got around that by using the detachable awning and angling the poles inward toward the base of the tent (with a small hole in the ground for the pole-ends) rather than having them vertical. This creates shade and lets the rain run off.
My other gripe is the white Colman lamp logo on the mesh door: it ruins the view of any great sunrise/sunset/vista you may have looking from inside the tent.
Anyway, I highly recommend this tent for the combination of ease of setup and durability.
Great Tent ! Plenty of room for the two of us.
So easy to set up and pull down. Waterproofing - good so far.
Survived 6 months around Oz with no Divorce
Hi, we are wondering if this tent would be easy enough to put up and pull down every day for 2 seniors on a driving holiday in north qld?
It probably just depends on what you'd be comfortable with, but it is going to be an easier option that a heavier canvas touring tent.
To set this tent up: you tent out of the bag, lay it down, spread the fabric out, extend the legs until they lock into place, put the fly over, and then peg it out. if you have a look at this
If you have a look at this video here, you can see how it comes together which will give you an idea of if it's going to to be the best tent for you.
Tossing up between Oztrail & Coleman 4P tents. The Oztrail tents appear to have only a partial fly compared to Coleman full fly. This would make it more waterproof I suspect, but maybe hotter? Which would be the most durable & easier to put up? Gekko stretcher (bought from you - V good) - any problems with the floor if pads used under the legs? Would rather buy from you! :) george
Both the Oztrail Fast Frame Tourer and the Coleman Instant Ups have a full fly, it’s the Fast Frame Cruiser models (which we don’t stock) that have the partial fly, so the fly on the Instant Up and Fast Frame Tourer should offer the same level of ventilation.
As for waterproofness, the Instant Up will perform slightly better as it has a higher waterhead rating.
I would say that they are both on par with ease of set up. As for durability - we have had more experience with the Instant Ups (they’re one of our most popular ranges) and they get rated highly for their performance over time. The Fast Frames are newer to us, so we don’t have as much feedback for you on how they perform in the long term.
We’re so glad to hear you’re enjoying your Gecko Stretcher George, also thanks for supporting Snowys! You shouldn’t have a problem with the feet of this stretcher in either tent if you want to use pads, but just note that the floor of the Fast Frame is going to be slightly thinner than the Instant Up.
I have an oztent gecko stretcher, are the sides of the tent suitably vertical to accommodate the stretcher (and possibly 2 of them) without touching the tent walls? Doesn't work in my old oztrail tourer 9 being so angled
The walls of the Instant Up 4P are only slightly sloped, and as the Gecko stretcher is 190cm long, and the tent is 230 x 230cm internally - you should have approx 20cm on each end so it's unlikely that stretcher will touch the tent walls.
How does this tent stand up to other brands of quick set up tents such as Black Wolf and Oz Trail? Thanks in advance. 😊
If you're comparing the Black Wolf Turbo range, the Coleman Instant Ups and the Oztrail Tourers - they're all good tents for different reasons.
I'd say that the Turbos are going to be the most heavy duty (of the three ranges) in their construction so they will last longer over time. The Turbos also give you the option of accesories to add to your tent set up. They would be best suited for very frequent campers who are looking for an investment tent that can be used 3-4 seasons of the year.
The Tourer range is closer in configuration to the Turbo, and has the option of accessories, and is made from polyester - so they're a lighter and lower priced option to the Turbo for 2-3 season use.
The Coleman Instant Ups are also less heavy duty than the Turbos and are made from polyester so they're lighter and made to be used for 2-3 seasons of the year. They don't have the option of accessories like the Tourers so that's what sets them apart.
I would say that construction wise the Tourers and Instant Ups are roughly the same, while the Turbo is heavier duty - so it's more durable than the others.
Hi there, just wondering which gazebo goes to the Colman instant up gold 4p tent and how much it is?also the size of the side awning? Thanks in advance 😊
I've just measured the side awnings for you from the in store display model and they are approx 90cm long, and the front awning measures 170cm.
The front awnings of the Coleman Instant Ups have a strip of velcro along it, the Coleman Gazebos are generally 3m long - so while you can attach the awning to the velcro along the side of a Coleman Gazebo, there will be a bit of a gap on either side.
Am a female looking for a tent I can mange on my own
I've just noticed that this answer didn't go through, it was all ready to go but it somehow didn't get approved. I am so sorry about that - I hope this hasn't inconvenienced you.
You absolutely can put this tent up on your own, as it’s the smallest in the range and weighs 12.7kg so it should be very manageable.
Set up is very 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 you should be all set.
Hi, Have been looking at this Tent vs others and was wondering if 1 person is able to set this up with relative ease. Thank you.
Hi Jo, the Instant Up Gold 4P is a very good choice if you’re looking for a model that’s easy for one person to put up. Set up is very simple - you just take the tent out of the bag, lay it down, spread the fabric out and extend the legs until they lock into place. Then you put the fly over the top, peg everything down and you'll be good to go.
Hi, looking at the Instant Up Gold 4P and noted your comment regarding its performance in windy conditions. I like the height and quality of the Gold 4P, can you provide suggestions for an alternate Dome style tent I can do a comparison with.
Hi Joe, a dome style tent will always perform better in windy conditions as it deflects wind, whilst the flat sides of a tent such as the Coleman Instant Up will catch the wind. I would recommend considering the Black Wolf Tanami Delta 4 (Snowys code: 33327) as it has a cross dome frame, is around the same height as the Instant Up, and has gotten very good feedback from other customers regarding its quality. The only downside is that it is harder to put up.
How small does it go?
Hi, sorry for another question but I don't want to order the wrong groundsheet, if I got the the 4p gold would the oztrail ultrarmesh 2.44 x 3.65 be big enough to cover the base of the tent and the side awning with a little over hang outside the awning or would I need a bigger size.Thanks again for all your help
Hi just wondering what the size is for the side awning, is it 2.4m wide same as the tent or smaller and how far it extends outwards.Sorry for all the questions i just want to get the right tent.Thanks in advance
Hi, I recently purchased this tent from you but there was no "Detachable side awning attaches either side" I will be coming to the store to purchase some further camping equipment so was wondering if this side awning would be available? Thanks, Philip Rees
It appears the gold version doesn't have roof vents where as the standard model does, is that correct?
On the 2015 models the top of the tent has vents (it's the model without side windows). Seems to now have been replaced with side windows which is probably better, the one with the roof vents is great on hot nights but you can't control the air flow when it gets colder so it gets chilly inside.
Just wondering how these fare without the fly in fine conditions. The material doesn't seem as thick as some of the US versions.
I'm going to be camping near a beach with strong gusty winds. Will this tent stand up to it?
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