Eliminate stress out of your family getaway with the fast pitching Instant Up 8 Gold from Coleman. With this tent, your sleeping quarters will be set up in the time it takes to make a cuppa, so there’s more time to relax and enjoy your time away.
With enough space for 8 people or 2 queen airbeds, plus the option of using the large awning as an undercover rec area, the Instant Up 8 is perfect for families or small groups. The integrated steel frame is attached to the tent, and it’s tested to 100km/hr so you know it will perform well if the wind picks up. Set up is easy: just lay the tent down, spread the fabric out and extend the poles until they lock into place. Simply throw the waterproof fly over the tent and you’re ready to go.
With a 3000mm rated full fly, and fully taped seams - this bad boy will keep you dry from above even in a spot of bad weather. The welded PVC floor with inverted seams also will keep your tent dry from soggy ground. To ventilate, just open one of the mesh covered windows of vents, or close the windows off when you need a little more warmth or privacy, With a room interior that you can stand up and walk around in, Instant Up 8 going to keep you comfortable while you enjoy some time away from the big smoke.
Bought this a few weeks ago, and tried it out last weekend. It's easy to put up and roomy. The fabrics seem to be good quality. It was easy to take down and no problem fitting it back in to the bag. It does have downsides. When zipping/unzipping the front door on the fly, the fabric is constantly getting caught no matter what. Annoying in the middle of the night. The tent pegs are the quality you'd expect with a kids play tent. The instructions are not very good on how to put the fly on properly. And lastly we had huge problems with condensation (as did other campers in our group with the same tent). The tent was dripping of a morning, no matter what we tried, and the tent takes foreeeever to dry. The fly has been outside for two days in sunshine and wind and is still not completely dry. It will be a good tent I think for summer/spring, but no good in the cooler months or in the wet.
I'm sorry to hear that you're not loving your new Instant Up tent - they're usually a big hit! Condensation is a hot topic this time of year with the cooler weather, so we put our heads together and wrote a blog on How to Manage Condensation in you Tent.
I hope this helps. Laine :)
Took the tent out for its first run the other week in Tassie conditions which can always be unpredictable. Reasonably windy at times & one night of constant rain. Held up a treat. Love the fact you can leave the front awning up when its raining too as the front opening appears to be waterproof which isnt always the case with some tents. Also very spacious & love the door mat provided - nice touch! Also nice to receive decent pegs with the tent. Didnt bend at all despite some solid banging required to stick them in the hard ground. Took the advice of the Snowys team to spend the little bit extra on the Gold tent for greater durability & don't regret it one bit. Thanks for the advice! Easy to set up & pack down. Just takes a bit of time knocking in all the pegs if you wish to use them all.
We purchased this tent as we wanted enough space for 2 adults and 2 kids. I put it up with the help of my 5 year old! and it took around 5 minutes for the tent and 20 minutes for pegging it out! I would lik e to know about the extra detachable side awning which was not included as the inner partition was the only extra.
Overall a great tent as it poured it down and was very windy and no rain came in and the tent didn't move at all.
The only downside apart from the detachable awning not been included was trying to pack it back up in the same bag... although I guess with practice it will fit!
We are first time campers, and wondering if this tent fit in a boot of a sedan?
How big is your boot? The packed dimensions for the Coleman Instant Up 8P Gold are 119L x 28W x 28H cm.
Hi, Is the front door waterproof? (Not the fly). In other words, could you leave the awning pole and pegs in or do you need to close it up for rain?
Unfortunately, for rain, you'll need to lower the awning fly of the Coleman Instant Up 8P Gold at the front door to seek protection from the moisture.
Hi there Is there a detachable side awning for the 8P? I tried to find this on the Snowys and Coleman sites but can't find it, to price it? Thanks
Unfortunately, there are no side walls available for any tent in the Coleman Instant Up range.
The front door of the fly from the Coleman Instant Up 8 is utilised as the awning and along with the poles, both are included.
Is there a gap in the screen at the bottom? Does it have a zip in the middle as a door?
Yes, there is a privacy curtain in the Instant Up 8 - you can get an idea of what it looks like if you look at the last image on the product page close-up, you can kind of see that there is a zip down the middle and that the curtain doesn't quite touch the floor.
Hi what is the difference between the gold and silver instant up 8p?
The main difference between the Instant Up Gold and standard Instant Up 8 tents is that the gold is going to be a little more hard wearing and robust.
The Gold has a higher waterhead rating at 3000mm, a PVC floor instead of Polyethylene floor, comes with a detachable side awning for extra shelter, and features slightly finer mesh than the standard.
Sorry about this - we'd previously been under the understanding that there was a side awning included, but have since discovered by looking at the product, that there isn't - hence the correction in the answer above.
Functional difference and what accessories such as awning that can be added
The main difference between the Instant Up Gold and standard Instant Up tents is that the Gold range is made to be slightly more heavy duty than the Instant Up standard tents.
The Gold has a higher waterhead rating at 3000mm, stronger PVC floor, comes with a detachable side awning for extra shelter, and slightly finer mesh. I hope that answered your question, let us know if you have any further queries!
Just want to let you all know, that there was a bit of a miscommunication and we've now discovered that this tent doesn't come with the detachable side awning - I do apologise if this has caused any confusion or inconvenience.
What side awning doesn't it come with? Are the pictures representing extras which doesn't come with the tent?
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I think you are seeing the front (not side) awning in the photos of the Coleman Instant Up 8P Gold. That is still included.
How many pegs if any come with this tent as standard.
We're actually not too sure about this, so I've given Coleman a call, and they should hopefully get back to us as soon as possible about the number of pegs included for the Instant Up 8 Gold.
We haven't heard back from Coleman, and we don't have an Instant Up 8 on display, but we do have an Instant Up 6 which comes with 44 pegs included - which is more than enough to pitch the whole tent.
Going from that I would say that the Instant Up 8 will definitely have more than the Instant Up 6, so you should have plenty to pitch your tent with.
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