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Tent Reviews: Coleman Evanston 4

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4  (more 4 berth tents)
16.90 KG

Fully Sewn-in
In one
Average User Rating:
9.83/10 from 6 reviews

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6 Reviews of the Evanston 4

By: Indigoclaire  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

Great tent, we've used ours for 2 or 3 trips each year for the last 3 years, and its still in great condition. We've experienced high winds and a lot of rain, and it's never leaked. Good for 2 adults and 2 small kids, middle communal area is not huge- we use a separate gazebo for additional shelter! A really well made tent.
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By: Hotspur  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

Review of a secondhand tent.

I had been looking for a quality viz a viz tent for a while and found Coleman had discontinued this model. I eventually found a little used one on a well known auction site. Well, I couldn't be happier; two good size sleeping areas (can just use one for more living space, room to stand up and plenty of room if the weather isn't so good.

I have found it easy to erect for two people and even managed it myself on one occasion. Once all the guy lines are pegged out the tent is very stable in winds although they won't all be required in lighter winds.

Being a previously owned tent I was concerned about wear and tear but after a few trips it still looks as good as new which says a lot for Coleman quality and design.

As with most tents it is probably best for a max of 3 people and equipment rather than 4 adults. Recommended.
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By: Sandriderman  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

I got this tent in February 2011 from a local camping outlet in Doncaster, I paid 180 and this included a separate ground sheet. It is my first tent and I had not been camping for 20+ years.

We (me, wife and 4 and 6 year old girls) put it up in our back garden a few weeks after we got it to make sure we could put it up and all the poles were ok. It is really easy to put up with four main flexible poles, some other poles to support the raised area above the door then bang the pegs in.

We have used it twice now, both times we have had strong winds and rain. The second time we went it was quite windy when we put the tent up, this was a little more challenging but not impossible. We also had a full night and day of heavy rain. The tent did not leak.

One of the sleeping enclosures has started to get mildew on it, I guess it was not completely dried out when it was put away.

As we are complete novices at camping we have been pleased with the tent. The first time we used it, it took just over one hour to put up (all pegs in). The second time took longer due to the wind.
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By: Marcusopp  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

Got this for half price (125) from Millets in January. Used it for the first time in April. Had a bet with my partner about how long it would take me to erect it (the tent!). Did it in 30 minutes (excluding guy ropes)! Plenty of head room (I'm 6'3'), ample communal space should the weather turn. Loads of vents and windows for the summer. I love it. Only took 20 minutes to collapse too, and spare poles are provided, although they're pretty solid, so don't imagine having to use them.

I strongly recommend this for any family/ group.
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By: Shadowcamper  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

Great tent! Been a Coleman fan for a long time and own several of their tents. The Evanston 4 is a good sized tent. Took no time to get out the bag and erect, I have the footprint and carpet too.

I can see why this is a premium range tent, has a thick sewn in groundsheet definitely one of the best I've seen on any tent, very waterproof not a drop even in bad weather, the vents are brilliant for condensation (there wasn't any!). It is very good on headroom too my better half is 6'4' and can stand up in it no problem. The poles are wrap flex poles which are lightweight and very strong and the tent has stood up all types of weather without any problems at all.

The tent has been very well designed has features such as oversized storage bag (makes it very easy to put the tent away), rain peaks over the door helps keep the rain out of the tent when you are going in or out of the tent, internal pockets in the bedroom areas, EHU zipped vent, colour coded poles are a bonus as they match the tabs on the tent etc.

All round fantastic tent, that will be happily used for many years to come.
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By: Ellsee  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

This is a great tent, we have just come back from Scotland where we had torrential rain and gale force winds and no problems, though we did come back early because winds were getting worse. A friend who lives there was worried her house was going to fall so no tent would have survived that, but it certainly stood up to a battering. It goes up in one which is great, probably could be done by one person, but easier with two. We found the size perfect for us (me and hubby) and plan on taking our grandson too, but four adults would find it a squeeze

We also purchased the Mackenzie porch which fits the Evanston too, now this I would not recommend, there are gaps between the porch and tent which lets in water, and a flap goes over the tent and clips on the poles, but to get that taut you're dragging on the roof of the tent. Also we had to get up several times in the night to close the door as the wind had opened it even though we pegged it down. Don't know how it fits on the Mackenzie, but I wouldn't recommend it for the Evanston
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Manufacturer's Description

Designed for living convenience, every last detail is added for user comfort on this 4 person tent. Take for example the negative angle windows, designed for ventilation flexibility; they can remain open, even during light showers when moisture levels peak, to provide excellent ventilation and reduced condensation.

Even, generous head height throughout the tent, coupled with a vis vis layout gives more usable space and flexibility internally with increased privacy, perfect for family use.

Handy features such as Peak Protection provides shelter from the rain as you rush to enter your tent when the weather takes a turn for the worst. Once inside, the sewn-in groundsheet keeps you dry and bug-free.

* Set up: Pitch in one
* Capacity: 4 person
* Sleeping area: 6.4 m
* Living area: 4.25 m
* Pitching surface: 30 m
* Headroom: 200 cm
* Carry bag type: Two way compression with V shaped opening
* Pack size: 70 x 41 cm
* Weight: 16.90 Kg

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