Coleman WeatherMaster 8 Tent
Average customer review: 3.5 stars
(21 customer reviews)
Roomy enough for the whole gang, the Coleman WeatherMaster 8 Tent is designed for easy setup. The WeatherMaster 8 sleeps 8 people comfortably in three rooms; it has a footprint of 14'x8' and a center height of 6'4". Coleman's Comfort System allows control of airflow with Variflo adjustable ventilation, including the vented Cool-Air Port, privacy vent window, and electrical access port. Continuous, color-coded pole sleeves, an exclusive pin-and-ring design, and InstaClip attachments make setup a breeze with the 19mm steel poles.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #823037 in Sports & Outdoors
- Color: Brown
- Brand: Coleman
- UPC: 076501021813
- Model: 2000001596
- Sleeps 8 people, with a 14'x8' footprint and 76" center height
- 3 rooms for added privacy
- Designed for easy setup
- Coleman Comfort System allows control of airflow with adjustable ventilation
- WeatherTec System is guaranteed to keep you dry
From the electrical access port to the vented Cool-Air port, the Coleman WeatherMaster 8 tent is packed with features for comfort and convenience at the campsite. The WeatherMaster 8 is outfitted with Coleman's exclusive WeatherTec system, a series of technical features intended to protect you from inclement weather and nasty storms. WeatherTec tents are built with a coated polyester fabric combined with anti-wicking thread, webbing, and zippers, all designed to keep you dry when the rain comes down. The tent's welded waterproof floor and inverted floor seams, meanwhile, dramatically increase the water resistance by hiding the needle holes inside the tent and away from the elements. And in addition to offering fully taped rainfly seams, the included rainfly covers the doors and windows tightly and incorporates easy-to-use Velcro frame attachments. Add in a strong, wind-responsive frame--which uses redesigned poles and guy-out triangles to anchor the tent--and you have a shelter that performs like a brick house during a storm. In fact, Coleman is so confident in its WeatherTec system that it exposes its WeatherTec tents to a rain room that simulates nasty downpours, and to a wind machine capable of blowing hurricane-force gusts. The results? Even after the tests, Coleman guarantees its WeatherTec tents will keep you dry.
The WeatherMaster 8 boasts a footprint of 14 by 9 feet and a center height of 82 inches, helping up to eight people sleep comfortably in the tent with elbowroom to spare. Campers have their choice of sleeping in one large room or dropping down the zippered divider and sleeping in two. As an alternative, they can use one room as a bedroom and the second for gear and food storage. Campers will also love the Coleman Variflo adjustable ventilation system, which lets you control the airflow in conjunction with the vented Cool-Air port. Other features include an easy-to-set-up design with continuous color-coded pole sleeves and shock-corded poles; reverse angle windows; a privacy vent window; an interior gear pocket; an electrical access port; and easy-to-follow instructions sewn into the durable carrying bag, which comes with extra storage bags for the poles and stakes.
The tent's generous sleeping area accommodates up to 8 people.
- Center height: 82 inches
- Fly: Polyester taffeta 75 denier
- Mesh: Polyester 68-denier inner tent
- Floor: 1,000-denier polyurethane, 140 g/m2
- Base dimensions: 14 by 9 feet
- Poles: 11mm fiberglass
- Country of origin: Made in China
- Warranty: Limited 1 year
More than 100 years ago, a young man with an entrepreneurial spirit and a better idea began manufacturing lanterns in Wichita, Kansas. His name was W.C. Coleman, and the company he founded would change life in America. A man plagued with such poor vision he sometimes had to ask classmates to read aloud to him, Coleman saw a brilliant light in 1900 in a drugstore window that stopped him in his tracks. He inquired about the light inside and discovered he was able to read even the small print on a medicine bottle by the illumination. The lamps had mantles, not wicks, and were fueled by gasoline under pressure instead of coal oil. Soon afterward, Coleman started a lighting service that offered a "no light, no pay" clause--a big step forward for merchants who were burned by inferior products that rarely worked--and drew substantial interest from businesses that wanted to keep their lights on after dark.
In the ensuing years, Coleman expanded its product line well beyond lanterns. The company's current catalog is thick with products that make spending time outdoors a pleasure. There are coolers that keep food and drinks cold for days on end, comfortable airbeds that won't deflate during the night, a complete line of LED lights that last for years, powerful portable grills that cook with an authentic open-grill flame, and much, much more. Coleman has truly fashioned much of our outdoor camping experience, and expects to do so for generations to come.
Most helpful customer reviews
30 of 30 people found the following review helpful.
Excellent for family camping
We bought this tent based on reviews and were not disappointed. We used it for our family of 4, our dog, and a lot of extra gear that we didn't even need. There is a lot of extra room in this tent, and I'd say it can sleep 6 very comfortably, and 8 if you don't have any gear in the tent with you. There is the potential for 2 "rooms" in the tent via a partition that clips in place in the middle of the tent, with a zipper down the center. We didn't use the partition, as our children are young and wouldn't stay on their side anyway. There is a neat little zipper in the rear of the tent for an electrical cord access, which we did use from our campsite.
There was plenty of headroom, and I could easily stand up in the tent and walk from end to end without ducking, and I'm 5' 10". With all the windows open, there is a LOT of airflow, and ventilation was not a problem during the day when it was hot. The only thing we experienced that we didn't expect was that night the temp dropped into the 30's, and with only 4 people in the tent and so many cubic feet of airspace, it got pretty chilly in there, even with all the windows up. (Keep in mind that we didn't pack for cold weather.)
Setup was a snap, and directions are printed on a sheet sewn into the inside of the bag so you won't lose it. I set up the tent to inspect it after I received it, and it took about 30 minutes with me really taking my time. Second attempt on the campsite, the directions were unnecessary as the setup was simple, and it took only 15 minutes with help only for draping the rainfly over the large tent.
In short, I would recommend this family tent without reservation, and look forward to having many camping trips with family and friends in it.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful.
By K. Melody
I bought this tent to replace one that had been heavily damaged in a wind storm. My husband and I camp often with our two dogs. When I first read the directions I was a bit worried; however, once we had all the parts out it was super easy to set up. We didn't even need the directions for the second setup. The tent is huge and you can stand up throughout it. We put it to the test the first night as we had 30 mph wind gusts. We didn't know the wind was coming so we had to get up in the middle of the night and add more stakes. The guy ties don't necessarily help stabilize the tent from wind as much as they stretch the tent out to prevent rain from collecting and dripping in. The zipper on the door did stick a couple times but was easily fixed with a careful tug which did not damage the fabric or zipper. The only problem we had was when packing it away the second time, we were trying to cram it in the carrying bag and the zipper popped. No big deal though, since I had a duffle bag that the contents fit in and now we don't have to worry about folding it up so tight. I plan to have this tent for many years and think it is a great investment.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful.
I purchased this tent for a scouting camping trip for a family of four (in Florida in early spring) after reading the previous reviews on this tent as well as some additional research which recommended taking the number of people that it says it holds and divide by 2 which will give you the actual number of people it will sleep comfortably with some gear. I recommend that everyone follow this formula as it held true. Now for the actual tent review:
- Setup was easy and very quick, especially when a second person was helping which was necessary on this trip as it started to rain partway through setup (I recommend doing a test run prior to your first trip as it gets you familiar with the setup process and if you are forced to set it up under an unusual circumstance such as rain or night, you know what you are doing and don't need to stop and read each step)
- The tent was a good size inside enabling us to hold a queen airmattress and two twin airmattresses for the kids as well as four small suitcases. We were very comfortable sleeping with all this in the tent
- The one night we actually camped (had to break camp due to threat of thunderstorms) it rained continuously and we had 20-25 MPH winds blowing on the tent. It was solid with no leaks and never felt like the tent was going to blow over.
- The instructions lack one key element with setting up of the center poles that they should go throught the two loops located on either side of the tent. The practice run helped identify this missing item from the instructions.
- Definitely need to have the side vents open and some type of circulation (we had the coleman fan which works well) in warmer weather as it traps heat very well which is good for colder weather but not warmer weather.
- No egress overhang over the doors which I wish Coleman would add to this tent (although it would then make it too much like the Montana) but I knew this going in so I really can't deduct for this but just want to point it out to everyone.
I definitely recommend this tent, especially if you will be camping in cooler and potentially inclement weather.