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.
Best tent ever owned. Yes replace pegs straight away like with all tents. Very dark inside. Easy to put up by myself.
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 :)
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?
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.
Apart from the specially coated fly, is there any other differences between this tent and the Gold Series?
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.
Is there going to be a 8pv or 10 pv tents?
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.
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