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Instant Up Gold 6PV Dark Room Tent

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Just because you like adventuring, doesn’t mean you want to get up at 5am. If you’re sick of the morning sun ruining your sleep ins, then Coleman have the answer for you. Their Instant Up Gold 6PV Dark Room Tent has a special coating on the rainfly which blocks out 95% of light and reduces the heat in your tent by up to 5°.

Setting up this tent is easy - simply lay the tent down, spread the fabric out, extend the poles until they lock into place, then throw the fly over, peg it out - and you’re pretty much set! The front features a vestibule which helps add to your living space, and you can also pitch out the two-pole awning at the front of the tent for extra shade, plus there's a second door at the rear of the tent that can also be extended as an awning. You won’t lose your devices amongst the rest of your stash as the Instant Up Dark Room Tent features interior organisers, and a storage hammock.

This tent features a durable polyoxford PVC floor for toughness, a 3000mm waterhead rated fly to keep off a drizzle and has ventilation covered thanks to the ultrafine mesh and the Coleman Circle Ventilation system.

Best of all, you can put the kids to bed early and have them out like a light, thanks to the dark interior. For lazier mornings, and peace and quiet at night – the Coleman Instant Up Gold 6PV Dark Room is the tent you need.

  • Front vestibule for added living and storage space
  • Fly blocks 95% of sunlight and keeps inside 5° cooler than untreated tents
  • Instant up hub frame design sets up in under 2 minutes
  • Front and rear doors can be pitched as a 2 pole awning
  • Hook and loop strip on awning for attaching to Coleman Deluxe Gazebos
  • Coleman circle ventilation for added airflow
  • Ultra-fine mesh throughout
  • Integrated storage hammock and organisers
  • Power cord management system
  • 2 x welcome mats to keep your tent clean and dry
  • Heavy duty carry bag
  • 2 x awning poles included
  • Fits 2 x Queen airbeds
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Sleeping Capacity:
6 Person
Recommended Capacity:
4 Person
External Dimensions:
470L x 260W cm
Sleeping Area:
320L x 260W cm
Packed Dimensions:
135L x 25W x 25H cm
Max. Head Height:
190 cm
75D/185T Polyester
Inner Material:
Floor Material:
420D Polyoxford PVC
Frame Material:
20.6 Kg
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Feb 13 2018

Instant up tent

We put the tent up as a test when it arrived and we’re surprised how quick and easy it was. We are going to go camping this weekend and use it for the first time. I have no doubt it will be as good as advertised.

- Googong
Feb 13 2018


Excellent tent

- Heathcote Victoria
Feb 10 2018

Met all expectations

Easy to pitch the guy ropes a bit flimsy and pegs not adequate. The construct is excellent, dark and cool inside. The vestibule is a great added bonus for leaving chairs and shoes. Would recommend for price an excellent tent.

- Terrey Hills, NSW
Jan 19 2018

Fantastic Family Tent

Great tent. Took it camping for 10 days at different locations. Withstood decent winds that took down other tents. Especially loved the darkroom technology, come in very handy with a toddler who stayed asleep much longer in the mornings compared to other tents he has been in. Easy to set up and take down, only took around 5 minutes for a full set up with pegs and the bag is generous enough there was no fighting trying to fit it in.

- Sale
Jan 13 2018

Certainly dark!

Easy to pitch and take down in light breeze. Not sold on the guy ropes in very windy conditions but that's standard with most tents in this bracket. Very dark inside and cooler too. Wouldn't see more than a couple sleeping in this tent unless you want to camp like sardines. Very happy so far and the fabrics are terrific.

- Hawthorn, VIC
Jan 10 2018

Week long camp, with heavy rain.

Great Tent, the little ones slept in till I opened a window Yay. not a single leak with heavy thunderstorms and buckets of rain, I was a bit worried as its so dark inside you can see light at the various stitching holes around the tent, and you will need a torch if its closed up, but wasn't a problem. gets hot during the day in summer (as do most tents). The inner frame pops up fast and no fuss, the fly is as time consuming as most tents. over all I am glad I bought it.

- Canberra, ACT
Nov 26 2017


Only one night in it so far, but we LOVED how dark it was. Easy to put up, although a bit trickier during a thunderstorm...

- Sydney
Oct 30 2017

Black lining...

Just got the tent from Snowys and yes it's easy to setup and is very nice. But I set it up and summer's just begun and I can feel the black material just soaking up the sun and it gets very warm.

- Sydney
Response from Snowys Oct 31 2017

We'd be interested in your feedback on the temperature inside the tent compared to a fabric that lets light through  Kevin. Coleman claims that the dark fabric reduces the interior temperature by about 5° when compared to a tent without this fabric. Sounds good in theory, but we are yet to get feedback on what it is like in practice. ~ Ben

Oct 11 2017

Great tent

Best tent ever owned. Yes replace pegs straight away like with all tents. Very dark inside. Easy to put up by myself.

- Doreen, VIC
Sep 20 2017

Great quality

Very easy and fast to setup as promised, great quality floor and walls, the fly is coated in some sort of plastic and in midday sun it is pitch black inside the tent!
Pegs are tiny and no good but for 10 bucks get some decent pegs.very sturdy, versatile, you can sleep in just the tent alone with no fly. Sturdy in pretty strong wind, good size vestibule at the front of the tent enough for fridge and food. 5 stars very happy :)

- Baxter

Can you please confirm if 2 Queen size airbeds can fit inside this tent?1 answer

Can you please confirm if 2 Queen size airbeds can fit inside this tent?

- Melbourne(2 weeks ago)

G'day Yoel,

I've just had a look downstairs at one of our Coleman Instant Up Gold Dark Room Tents and can confirm that you will be able to fit 2 queen size airbeds in there. You won't have room for much else in the tent with you though. 

- Snowys(2 weeks ago)

Instant Up Gold 6PV Dark Room Tent1 answer

Can you purchase as a spare part the detachable awning from the standard Instant Up Gold 6PV Tent to use with the Instant Up Gold 6PV Dark Room Tent?

- Epping, Vic(3 weeks ago)

G'day Marita,

We don't sell the detachable awnings for the Coleman Instant Up Gold 6PV Dark Room Tent as standard but can order one in for you if you'd like. Feel free to give us a buzz on 1300 914 007 and our customer service ninjas can help you out. 

- Snowys(3 weeks ago)

Dark room 8person 1 answer

Does Coleman make a 8 person in the dark room instant tent?

- Maitland (1 month ago)

G'day Rae,

Unfortunately, Coleman don't make an 8 person Dark Room tent, no. They make them in the 4 person, 6 person, and the 10 person Northstar. 

- Snowys(1 month ago)

Gazebo to fit tent2 answers

Can you please advise what gazebo fits this tent.

- Brisbane(1 month ago)

G'day Sharon,

Can you please explain what you mean by the gazebo fitting the tent?

- Snowys(1 month ago)

G'day Sharon,

The velcro along the bottom of the awning on the Instant Up tents is exclusive to the Gold Range. Unfortunately, there isn't a velcro strip on the bottom of the Coleman Instant Up Gold 6PV Dark Room Tent. If you had a 6 person one from the Gold Range, then the standard Coleman 3.0 gazebo would work a treat!

- Snowys(1 month ago)

What size tent pegs are recommended?1 answer

I want to replace the tent pegs to a better quality. I have yet to take my tent out of the box however want to purchase new pegs before I go camping. Can you suggest what pegs would be best for standard campground with compact soil. Also how many pegs will I need?

- Caboolture(2 months ago)

G'day Erin,

These 300 x 8 mm pegs should work fine. It looks to me that you'll need at least 16 pegs. Don't write of the Coleman pegs from the outset though - while not super durable, they can do the job.

- Snowys(2 months ago)

Side Awning1 answer

I have the plain gold series which has the detatchable awning that can be fitted to either side. Does the darkroom series come with as well? I havent seen it any of the videos or pics.

- Melbourne(3 months ago)

G'day Daniel,

Unfortunately, Coleman hasn't included the detachable awning with the Instant Up Gold 6PV Dark Room Tent. There is no word at this stage whether this is a feature they'll look to add or include in the future for the Dark Room options.

- Snowys(3 months ago)

External dimensions II1 answer

Hi, any update on the external dimensions question? Tks.

- Sydney(4 months ago)

G'day Connor,

We haven't been able to double check the dimensions in store as yet, but dimensions provided to us from Coleman for the Instant Up Gold 6PV Dark Room Tent are L:3.3m x W:2.7m with a 1.5m Vestibule.

- Snowys(4 months ago)

Ventilation3 answers

Looking for a tent that I can sleep in a little later in, so this dark room tent fits the bill. However, since I will be camping in Queensland, I'm concerned about ventilation. How does this compare to say the Coleman Sundome?

- 4069(4 months ago)

G'day Siobhan,

While the Coleman Instant Up Gold 6PV Dark Room Tent doesn't offer a huge amount of ventilation, I'm not sure the Coleman Sundome would offer much more in comparison. Naturally, the Instant Up Gold 6PV Dark Room Tent is a much higher quality tent and is certainly much more user-friendly. So far, the surprising feedback has been that the Darkroom tents are quite cool to what many have expected.

- Snowys(4 months ago)

Thank you for your answer Ben. I have been currently tossing up between the Mohave 6 and this darkroom tent to buy for actual camping trips. I also wondered if you could recommend a tent that is particularly well ventilated? My kids and I would like to camp a bit in our backyard (just for the hell of it) but given Queensland is quite muggy and hot in summer, I think ventilation will be the number one consideration for the backyard tent. Do you have any suggestions?

- 4069(4 months ago)

G'day Siobhan,

If you're looking for a quality tent with great ventilation, my recommendation would be the Zempire Neo Range available here. While it doesn't have the 'instant up' functionality, you'll notice by even just looking at the images, that there is a huge amount of ventilation on offer, right across the different sizes. Zempire is a well designed and high-quality brand and has proven to be really popular over the past few years.

- Snowys(4 months ago)

Packed Sized1 answer

Can you confirm the packed dimensions of this tent are 112cm Length please. I was looking at the 6p gold without the darkroom but its packed size is 135cm Length. I would prefer something under 120cm but the shorter the better. I also noticed the 8p and 10p in the gold series without darkroom are listed at 119cm packed. Can you confirm those lengths too please.

- Muswellbrook(5 months ago)

G'day Melissa,

Sorry - we've made an error here. I've just physically double checked myself and the packed dimension for the Coleman Instant Up Gold 6PV Dark Room Tent is 135cm long.

I can also confirm that the Coleman Instant Up Gold 8P and 10P Tent has a packed dimension of 119cm long. This is due to a different frame structure to 4P and 6P tents which allows it to be packed down smaller in length.


- Snowys(5 months ago)

External dimensions?1 answer

Do you know the external dimensions including the awning? I'm trying to decide what size tarp to get for under the tent and I'd like it to extend through the front vestibule. Cheers!

- Holder, ACT(5 months ago)

G'day Chris,

We're aiming to have the external dimensions for the new Instant Up Darkroom tents by the end of this week. As they're a brand new tent, we need to pull them out and set them up to confirm all the sizing that Coleman hasn't provided to us.

- Snowys(5 months ago)

floor tarp1 answer

Hi there We're newbie campers so looking into what we need for a good camping experience. After watching your video, would you recommend an additional flooring tarp under this?

- ACT(5 months ago)

G'day Jack,

A groundsheet is always beneficial simply to assist with the protection and longevity of your tent. While not critical like other tents, it would certainly be worthwhile.

- Snowys(5 months ago)

Difference between this and Gold Series1 answer

Apart from the specially coated fly, is there any other differences between this tent and the Gold Series?

- THE GAP(6 months ago)

G'day Ali, 

Aside from the light blocking and heat reducing fly, the other difference between the Instant Up Gold Dark Room 6PV Tent and standard Instant Up Gold is that this tent has a front vestibule for added living space.

- Snowys(6 months ago)

Is there going to be 8pv?1 answer

Is there going to be a 8pv or 10 pv tents?

- 3556(6 months ago)

G'day Mark,

Coleman currently don't have plans to release a Dark Room version of the 8P or 10P Instant Up models this season. However, they do already offer a 10P Northstar Darkroom which is quite similar is design.

- Snowys(6 months ago)
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