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Tent Reviews: Coleman Galileo 5

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5  (more 5 berth tents)
16.00 KG
Fully Sewn-in
Fly first
Average User Rating:
7.33/10 from 9 reviews

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9 Reviews of the Galileo 5

By: Mumdunn1  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2016   Rating: 

Hi we bought this tent last year and the extension, it is a good quality tent lots of room as there are only two of us lovely height too no backache ,we were in a storm in October with 50 mile and hour winds came through with only one cracked pole on the extension .Kept dry and snug ,very pleased and would recommend this tent
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By: Diversion  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating: 

We absolutely adore out Coleman Galileo 5. We bought it in 2013 for our first child free holiday and find it the perfect size for 2 of us. We also have the extension so yes it's quite a beast for 2 people. From the word go we had no issues putting it up and it has survived storms two years on the trot at Whitby, one holiday being spent at a field on the cliffs of Robin Hoods Bay. The bedroom is big enough for two large and tall camp beds with space between them and at the end of the room. The main living area houses our fridge, wardrobe, table and two chairs and the extension our large cooking kitchen, water storage and washing up area. There is plenty of room to walk through the middle of the tent and it is certainly roomier than my mum and dad's caravan. I think 5 people in the sleeping area could be a bit of a squeeze on air beds and also a bit tight in the living area too. We have had no issues with leaks or major issues with condensation although as others have said it would have been nice to have a mesh on the front door, although we managed fine with the mesh on the window.
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By: Wilfs  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2015   Rating: 

We bought this tent so that we could get away for weekends

First outing we got the poles threaded and started to lift it up all , going well until we tried to put poles in the ring and pins, but they weren't there so had to improvise with a couple of tent peg and some tape .It was lucky that it wasn't windy, went Inside and when we closed the curtains the rings that the toggles went thro were also missing, when we looked round next morning the cover over the air vent was sewn to tight and was twisting the fabric round.Returned to supplier and had an exchange But not for another Coleman Galileo ,(nice size but quality RUBBISH avoid)
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By: Rockybar  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2014   Rating: 

We got this tent as although there's only 2 of us, we wanted one with plenty of room to stand up in.

It's easy enough for one person to erect, and rolls up ok and fits in the bag ok.

It did leak slightly in heavy rain! I sprayed it with waterproofing spray, and it seems ok since then.

The other problem I found was the zips on the side door snag up easily, unless you're VERY careful.

Good tent for the money.
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By: Amanda2410  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2014   Rating: 

We chose our Galileo 5 carefully as it's our first 'proper' grown up family tent, we have been happy with our smaller Vanga for years but the bones are getting creaky so thought it was time for some luxury and Head Height! We love it, we feel very grand when we put it up and it's become a home from home (the car full of accessories helps too).

Lots of room to manoeuvre about, storage space (if you are a total organised freak like me) and a good space to chill in when the weather is not kind! Talking of weather, yes we have 'tested' our Galileo 5 to its limits in rain, wind, and sun and it has proven itself. Slight leak in a corner which was easily sorted.

Criticism echoes previous reviews. No Mesh on the front :( issue as I do not like creepy crawlies! We are currently working out how to fashion our mosquito net (from previous travels) into a front mesh as the side one does not do the job on very hot days. Also the poles displayed are not included which is a shame, as is the cost of the accessories (carpet) etc. For now we are happy with our buy and continue to enjoy the experience.

Last little comment is please someone put a YouTube video up for us of putting the tent up and down. Yes I know it's easy really but husband is challenged when it comes to observing instructions and I am a visual person (ie need a video) this will help us to avoid possible divorce proceedings at the start of every camping adventure! (Joking he's a gem really, lights a good fire and makes a mean chilli)
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By: Julespct  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2014   Rating: 

I totally agree with the previous reviews, so it seems silly to repeat their comments again. It is a great tent. It might well fit 5 people, but there was only 2 of us and it was just the right size. And even then we would have liked about another foot in length in the bedroom area. Would have liked a meshed front door. Also it's a shame they only sell large extensions. Just a porch extension would be great. I thought the carpet was a bit pricey at around 50. So instead I bought 6 picnic rugs (2 for the bedroom and 4 for the front room) which only cost me 24. And well worth getting. As I said. A great tent but could do with a few improvements.
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By: Reverend Badger  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating: 

I bought this tent after lots of research and was fortunate to find one on an Ebay auction at a ridiculously cheap price.

The main selling point for me was the light and spacious living area so we have a nice space to retreat to if it rains.

My son and I have now used this tent for a weekend stay and a 7 night stay.

The tent is well made and easy enough for me to erect myself. The 3 poles are the same length and it has handy tension straps for the pegs so getting it taught is an easy job. Plenty of guylines help stabalise and we survived 24hrs of torrential rain and coastal winds without issue and no leaks at all.

My only couple of niggles involve the front door.

Firstly, it has no mesh so we had to decide between a really hot tent or a tent that contains insects.

Secondly, the front door can be held up with a couple of king poles to form a small porch area but the poles have to be removed everytime you want to close the door. The guylines are long enough so that you don't have to unpeg them each time though. As a solution I bought a tarp to use as a permanent porch instead.

Overall I'm really impressed with this tent. For just 2 of us it's lovely and spacious and tall enough to stand up in and has seen off some pretty horrid weather too. Top marks if the front door had mesh.
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By: Jon blackmore  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2014   Rating: 

Bought this tent with an extension pack that includes a footprint groundsheet and carpet for the main living area along with the Galileo 5 front extension.

This was to upgrade a 4 man dome tent that has served us ok in the past for weekend trips but we have outgrown especially we now have a dog as well as 2 growing sons of 13 and 10.

The living area of the main tent was the biggest feature for us and the extension is great for keeping tables and cooking equipment leaving the main area for relaxing in the evening.

The tunnel design makes for very easy pitching and we found this tent easier to erect than our old dome tent.

The window blinds aren't the best designed I've seen (I'd prefer a zip system rather than a couple of toggles) and the zip system for the side door and mesh is a little unusual in that the door can only be unzipped from inside if you open the mesh panel first, otherwise you have to open from the outside.

We had torrential rain one night during our first stay and it held up very well except for a couple of very minor drips in the living area.

We used the bedroom as one large area and this held 2 double air beds leaving a small space down the centre. There are storage pockets sewn into the sides of the bedroom also.

Overall this tent serves our purpose very well and although has a few small flaws is good value for money. You would have to spend a fair bit more to get a better equipped tent.
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By: Highart13  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating: 

My partner and I bought this tent to upgrade and renew a slightly outdated Halfords Urban Escape Nantai 4 tent which had offered various specific design featured we wanted to find again.

One being the spacious living area, another being one large bedroom (we have 3 dogs.)

We chose this new Coleman for a few reasons really. 1) Spacious living area 2) One large bedroom 3) Fully sewn-in groundsheet 4) Price (185) 5) Large windows and large mesh panels for venting 6) Tunnel design for ease of pitch & stability & 7) Good reputation of maker.

The tent is well made, big and airy with some neat little design touches. The drawbacks are: no insect mesh on front door, odd design of the zips on bedroom 'doors', and the bedroom itself could do with an extra 6' of width for comfortably fitting camp beds.

Other than that, it's super easy to pitch and take down with a generous carry bag we actually managed to get the tent back in! :)
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Manufacturer's Description

Spacious family tent with an easy-to-pitch tunnel construction aided by the use of ring and pin
pole attachments. The spacious living area can house a family table and chairs while the generous
bedrooms with dividers provide flexibility and privacy when required.

Hydrostatic Head: 3000mm Polyester, 3000mm PU coated, taped seams
Poles: WrapflexTM Fibreglass
Pitch Size: 160 x 470 x 335 cm
Pack Size: 73 x 30 cm
Sleeps: 5People

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