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Tent Showcase: Coleman Instant Tourer 4

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4  (more 4 berth tents)
7.40 KG
Fully Sewn-in
Pop up
Average User Rating:
8.2/10 from 15 reviews

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15 Reviews of the Instant Tourer 4        Showing 11 to 15          Page:   1   2  
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By: HT James  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating:   Date: 02/07/2013

For once an 'instant' tent that lives up to it's claims! Managed to get it from bagged to fully erect in 56 seconds including pegging and guying single handed. Probably the first time We have been camping without a shouting match whilst putting the beast up resulting in two days of huffy silence.

On the con side it really does need a flysheet of some description. We utilised the one from our old Gelert Twister 5 which does the trick surprisingly well but needed a few inches of padding between the the tent and flysheet.I'm working on something a bit more elegant than a folded up cushion tied to the tent poles at the apex. Maybe the Twister 4 would be a better fit.
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By: JimCall  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 31/03/2013

This is really a follow up from my original review. I was so taken with my mate George's one that I got one myself (as did Krazycamper!).

My reason for buying it (apart from the 20% discount at GO!) is to use it for quick one/two nighters or multi pitch trips where pitching my full set up wouldn't be practical.

It really does pitch in a minute and the bag is big enough not to have to wrestle it back in at the end of the trip when it is soaking wet and chucking it down!

My door zip is a wee bit tight at the bend but not enough to cause concern.

I havent tested it in Glen Coe but if its anything like the other two I have seen then I have no worries performance wise.
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By: Krazykamper  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 06/03/2013

What a fantastic little tent this is! So quick and easy to pitch. Takes less than a minute then you guy out the ropes. We bought this tent after seeing it pitched on a campsite and how easy it really was to put up and take down. It comes with a bag that you can actually fit the tent into.

I would say that it comfortably sleeps two adults or one adult and two kids. The weekend we used it, we had a mixed bag of weather (even frost one morning!) and it stood up no bother at all. We never had any issues with leaking either although there was some condensation inside the tent which is to be expected.

As previously mentioned, the door is an upside down J shape. We also had a little issue with the zip sticking. Because of this, I'm rating the tent 9/10. Overall, a fantastic addition to our larger tents which will come in very handy for those short stay trips when we don't wish to take all our camping gear with us!
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By: Scoobydog  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 11/05/2012

Superb tent - very easy to erect & put down - we had ours up in less than a couple of minutes.

As newcomers to camping & having made the mistake of buying a cheap tent from Tesco (never again!) we decided a pop-up tent was the way to go.

Having carried out some research, most conventional pop-ups don't have much headroom & looking at many reviews for some of the popular manufacturers, the popular consensus was that it can be a bit of a faff putting them back down.

With the Instant Tourer it's so easy to to put up and back down that it can easily be done by one person.

There's plenty of space, but as is common with many manufacturers, although they say it will fit four, in my opinion it will be a very tight fit and only achievable if you intend to sleep on matts.

In any event, this isn't an issue for us as it will only for the two of us & two dogs.

The headroom is quite good & I'm six foot (although I can't quite stand straight it's more than acceptable).

Unlike the other review here, we had no issues with the zip & the quality is very good.

For ease of use, size & weight it wins on all points.

We paid £125 including delivery it's worth shopping around, and for once, ebay couldn't beat other online stores.
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By: JimCall  Reason: I've used one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 03/05/2012

This tent is the smaller brother of the Coleman 'Instant 4'. The 'Instant Tourer 4' only has 4 poles rather than the 6 found on the 'Instant 4' and is a lot smaller. Some retailers are still confusing the two tents! The tourer is ideal for one person using a full size camp bed,(or 2 using SIM's) with room for a small table and chair plus kit. I am 5ft 8in and I can 'almost' stand up straight but the design of the tent, with the poles externally placed, gives the impression of a much larger area (2.4m*2.4m square, 160cm height).

This is a friends tent but I pitched it, set it up and put it away with him. It certainly was a very quick pitch. It uses a unique steel pole spider-like frame system which looks rather strange to start with but we filmed it while pitching and it took under 1 minute to get it up (still had to guy it out though), so very impressed.

The quality is such that I am considering one myself for a one nighter or multi pitch trip. It stood up to some heavy rain and some fairly high gusts of wind without any problem and even although it is a single skin tent, it suffered very little condensation. The venting system consists of 2 cowls on the roof held open with a vlecro'd retaining strap and a large half panel at the rear which can be zipped open (with a zipped mozzie net) from the inside or outside.

The only door is an upside down 'J' and the zip tended to jam at the curved section. Strangely, it freed up when the tent was in the rain! It may free off with time as the material settles.

It is held firm by 4 corner pegs, 4 mid way pegs and 4 guy lines. The tent performed really well in the wind but if I had any concerns it would be with the way the upright poles extend. Each individual pole telescopically extends to full length and is held in place with a spring loaded button. IF the pole was to be bent (and I say if), I would worry that it might not contract back in properly, making packing it away impossible.

In summary, it has very few negative points and many positives! The quick pitch system worked far better in reality that I thought it would and I give it 9 out of 10 simply because of the small problem with the zip.
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Manufacturer's Description

The Coleman® Instant Tent™ introduces a revolutionary technology with sturdy steel poles already connected to the tent. This spider-like structure helps to make pitching extremely fast: the tent is up in just 1 minute!
The Instant Tent™ Tourer 4 Coleman offers enough room to sleep for 4 person but without extra living space. This Instant Tent™ Tourer provides the incredibly fast pitching technology also for more active campers who seek a reliable, small but convenient and comfortable tent. Ideal for weekend get-aways and festivals.

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