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Tent Reviews: Coleman Modulus X5

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Bedroom inners:
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5  (more 5 berth tents)
27.70 KG
Fully Sewn-in
Fly first
Average User Rating:
8.73/10 from 11 reviews

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11 Reviews of the Modulus X5         Showing 01 to 10          Page:   1   2  

By: Pepper_cat  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

Brilliant tent once you've worked out the easiest way to erect it. Ours has survived Glastonbury camping,gale force wind and rain on Dorset cliffs and torrential rain on Arran. Only gripe is that the porch section uses the front door of the tent and is tricky to set up, plus once up you have no door to close the elements out. Plus it would have been much better to have luminous yellow guy ropes as standard (as folk tripped over ours at Glastonbury due to the lack of room between the tents there). The windows are very useful and it's colour does help make it light inside when the doors are zipped up. Also netting keeps the midgies out as well as providing air ventilation too.
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By: Keithey  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

This is were our first family tent which we bought back in 2008. At first we thought we would only use the extra section now and again, we used it every time.

As everyone else has said the instructions are rubbish, we found gray,blue and then red the fastest and easiest way to erect this tent.

We have been in strong winds and heavy rain and this tent has stood upto it (although we wasn't to sure at the time). Because of its colour its light on the inside when doors are zipped down. The built in pockets are handy and the ground sheet bath tub design which can be unzipped to be flat was a feature we liked when purchasing and have not been let down by. We also liked the zipp on/off front matt for shoes/boots which can be hosed down to wash off mud and sand very easily.

The bedrooms fit x1 double air bed in the smallest and x1 double and x1 single in the main bedroom, the main tent area is ample to cook and eat in when the weather is not so good.

All in all we have enjoyed this tent and would still be using it if we hadn't just upgraded to a trailer tent, would I recommend, yes.
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By: KEEF.Y  Reason: I've used one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

Just used the Modulus x5 for our 6th outing this year and really like it. The instructions are no good but we managed when you realise how easy it is, it takes us longer to decide which way around to site it than it does to erect. Every time we pitch it we find easier ways to do it. Agree with other review, grey poles first then blue then red. We put all up before using extra berth but always use it, its great for storage. The yellow pole was the worse one to put in until I realised you put it through the sleeve and into the sealed end, undo the velcro and pull the pole down from the middle and it slots in easily. Then push up and fasten the tensioner. We have never had any leaks and have camped in some rotten weather. All in all a great tent and loads of room you wont be disappointed
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By: Jopo  Reason: I've used one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

We've used our X5 twice now, although not yet with the option 2-man pod zipped on it.

Overall, we think it's a fantastic tent - the quality is obvious in the zips, the materials used, the ventilation and the stability. However we do agree with the others that the instructions are quite bad. But when we'd done it once, it was far easier the second time, and we had it up, pegged out and guy ropes secure in 45 minutes last Friday.

The ground sheet is built-in, and it's an all-in-one construction. The doorways have raised lips which are zipped in securely to keep the rain out, but will unzip totally flat for easy access when dry.

The sleeping compartment has a raised ground sheet all the way around for extra peace of mind. There are large pockets on both sides for storage, and there is a ventilation gap which can be unzipped and was a god-send the first time we used it in hot weather.

On the down side, I find the doorways a little hard to use - firstly, there were 2 sets of zip-pulls on each zipper and it was difficult to get the right zip to close it. Also, the doorways roll upwards instead of side ways, and at 5'2', I found it just a little awkward to secure both the canvas and the mesh in place above my head. Also, it would be nice to have an awning for this model, but there doesn't appear to be on available.
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By: Buzbyonbored  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

Initially I was very impressed with this tent, the size was good and it is a good looking tent.

Now to the down sides, I found the build quality was a little bit below what I expected, on our first weekend we had a bit of rainy night and the next day there were puddles in the corners of the tents, it appeared to be coming in via the seams.

On my second outing the retaining velcro for the roof pole ripped when being pulled over the end of the pole. Luckily it held and we were able to use the tent. Unfortunately the tent leaked during a further rainy night.

Now I may have had a duff one, but I did want to like the tent as I was happy with it (putting up was easy as long as you know your alphabet (poles a, then poles b then poles c and finally D) but could never getting it looking just right.

Luckily Amazon have provided a full refund so I'm going to try a better tent.
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By: Chops58  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

Agree with previous reviews, instructions to pitch are next to useless. As complete novices the first time we pitched was hilarious, I tried to make sense of instructions and yelled help. This was directed at son who was pitching his own tent with his wife, but three youths rushed over and it was soon up - we've got the hang of it now. I love it, completely waterproof and snug, plenty of room and versatile if extra bedroom not required. Excellent tent.
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By: The Jug  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

I forgot to mention - it takes longer to repack the main tent section than it does to pitch it up in its entirety! Looking at alternative storage bags. Otherwise I cannot fault it. Off to Fife with it at the weekend!
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By: The Jug  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

After extensive research we settled on the Modulus 5 for my wife, young daughter, Staffie and self. I did not know anything about 'family' tents as an ex-climber, used to Force Tens, TNF 25 and current Jack Wolfskin 2 man mountain tents.

We ordered the Modulus from Tentastic 2 weeks ago and last week embarked on a trip to the Lakes where we camped at The Croft in Hawkshead. Excellent campsite by the way!

The instructions as supplied for this tent are horrendous .But anyone with even basic knowledge will soon figure out the colour-coded poles.

First time out we pitched the tent fully in 45 minutes and that includes the second/separate bedroom. Very clever. Ignoring the instructions (if ever we could have understood them) we worked out the ideal sequence and they are as follows.

Main tent: install the grey poles which support the dome from front to back. Once fitted, raise the sides and peg the 2 sides.

Enter tent living area and install yellow dome-roof pole.

Then install the blue poles which form both the front and rear entrances. Again, peg the guys.

Next, insert the red pole (bedroom roof support) through the bedroom (left of entrance if viewed from the front) and peg.

Ensure groundsheets (built in) are taught and then install the second bedroom by unzipping the blank wall and first zipping in the groundsheet and then the tent itself. Insert the second red pole and then peg out all of the guys.

First night we had thunder, lightening and heavy persistent rain - this tent passed it's first test 100% as we were totally dry. Throughout the week it rained on and off with the occasional downpours enhanced by strong winds. Again, this tent performed beyond my own personal expectations. As noted above by Camperman08, with the 6000mm fly sheet, this tent will take all that 'im upstairs can throw at it! Definitely recommended.

I have praised this tent and justifiably. The negatives are the aforementioned instructions and the weight. The latter issue was resolved once we understood that we cold separate the storage cases!

Summary, an excellent tent made even better by the available prices currently. Even my non-camping CEO was impressed, so there you go!
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By: Ralph twiss  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

As an addition .

Having just come back from camping after 20 years of a VW van this was our first modern tent. We spent the best part of 6 weeks trying to decide on which tent ;-). The Mod 5 was a real puzzle first time up as the instructions are poor . However don't let that put you off. Once we clicked, it was quite easy . There is a colour system . ( one of the colours is grey which put us off the scent) It probably took 30-40 mins first time but 15 mins is the average time I expect. We have never timed it. ( that would be for just the tent not all the equipment ;-) )

There is only one high pole and that is an inner cross piece which I would advise to fit early as mine was quite tight to fit when left till last. One advantage is that you can put up the main part and add the extension as and when you wish! saving some time . And for just weekend breaks. ( so easy) We had so much extra room when we added the extension with out the inner bedroom! One thing on that though is you would need to make curtains for the extension windows . A single bed sheet cut in half and two bits of elastic to hold them up was all we have done :-)

There was one night when it rained and rained and rained . Over an inch . I know as I left out the barbi ! This tent had not had the recommended proofing . Only two minor leaks . One from a vent I left open & one from a zip that wasn't fastened properly my fault of course ;-)
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By: Ralph twiss  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

Back to tents after 15 years of VW camper vans,

The potential for extending / swapping tent parts round to alter the size / configuration that you require is a big + .

Basic unit for the quick weekend . Ad an extension on for longer , or if any one else stays !

WE had an inch of rain one night and the only leak was because I left an air vent open and got 2/3 tablespoons of water in :-)

Good quality make , good construction , and best of all good ££££ if you shop round we paid £150 :-)
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Manufacturer's Description

A versatile tent, change the sleeping capacity according to requirements. Go from a 3 to 5 person tent in one easy manoeuvre. It is quick to set-up with pre-bent cathedral style Wrapflex™ poles for strength and wind responsiveness.

• Flysheet fabric: Polyester, 6 000 mm PU coated, taped seams
• Inner tent fabric: Polyester breathable and no-see-um mesh
• Inner room groundsheet: PE 110 g/m², welded
• Living area groundsheet: PE 140 g/m², welded, fully integrated
• Poles: Wrapflex™
• Carry bag type: Modular carry bag
• Headroom: up to 240 cm
• Right side modular inner room can be removed by simply zipping it off
• Cool Air™ Port
• Entrance mat and wings
• 1 set of awning poles included

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