The Coleman 6-Person Connectable Tent is a standalone cabin-style tent with a Fast Pitch layout and four doors. It can be linked to the remaining three tents in the series.
- It can be linked to other tents of the same type.
- Completely self-contained.
- Tent for the cabin.
- Design with a high pitch.
- It’s the only system on the market.
- Port for an ethernet cable.
What is the purpose of this?
This Coleman 6-Person Connectable Tent is a component of a camping system that was just released. This is a one-of-a-kind tent because it can be linked to three other tents of the same type or smaller tents from the same system. There is also the Crua Core tent, which looks comparable but inflatable, and it can be combined with three Crua Duo tents to form the Crua Clan. But what you have here in this Coleman Connectable tent is unique, as you will see below.
The image above shows the back side of this hexagon-shaped tent, with three openings through which three 3-person or 6-person tents can be zipped. However, if you use this 6-person tent by itself, these openings are beautifully designed windows with mesh panels and tiny brims over each of them. So you have a total of four doors.
However, you have two separate large windows. In other words, each side of this hexagon has a window or opening, which is quite impressive. The image below depicts the top view of this remarkable framework, with the main door with its brim on the left. All of the entries have brims. The two white triangular sections have vents beneath them.
The pictures also show this fully freestanding design, and the tent has a little fly that buckles to its legs and poles. When you raise the tent, and even after you attach the fly, you can still move and rotate it. However, the package includes 12 stakes (of varying quality) and guylines to secure the tent to the ground.
This is a tall tent with a peak height of 76 inches (193 cm), which, combined with its previously mentioned windows, makes it extremely pleasant, as shown in the image below. This is a single-room structure when used alone.
Who is it intended for?
Space-wise, the measurements are 12 x 10 feet, or 144 x 120 inches (366 x 305 cm). These measurements are supposed to be vertex to vertex and side to side. The issue is that such measurements cannot exist in an ordinary hexagon simultaneously. If you take the first number, you get 8.7 m2; if you take the following number, you get 8 m2.
As a result, they have been negligent with numbers. Most people probably don’t care, but I’m a theoretical physicist by trade, so numbers are essential.
In any case, I’ll use an average of 90 ft2 (8.4 m2) as the actual area, which equals 15 ft2 (1.4 m2) per person. So there isn’t plenty of space, yet there is enough for 6 sleeping pads on the ground. This number should be reduced to 3-4 people for family camping. Officially, the tent can sleep in two queen-size beds.
Climate and season, they claim that the tent has been factory-tested to withstand winds of 35+ mph, which is a lot and something I would expect from such a well-known brand. However, this is a tall and boxy structure built for comfort rather than harsh environments.
They make no official declarations about the water-resistant rating. I wouldn’t expect much because there are so many zippers and a small fly. Yet, customer feedback indicates that the tent will keep you dry. I would still avoid camping in areas where heavy rain is forecast for an extended period.
Weight-wise, this is a sturdy structure with a weight of 28 lb (12.7 kg). This is not unexpected given the structure’s 6 thick steel leg poles and numerous fibreglass poles on the roof and above the windows. Because this is a camping tent, weight is secondary. In any case, you will not be carrying this tent for long distances.
Materials and design
The Quick Pitch
I’ve mentioned this term multiple times, so if you’re unfamiliar, here are a few words about it. This type of system can be found on numerous Coleman tents, such as the Tenaya Lake 8 tent. Roof poles are shock-corded and preattached to the top hub element in this system.
This system also includes quick-fit feet and snag-free Insta-Clips. This is not an instant-setup tent, but its layout makes it much faster and easier to set up.
As a result, the poles package involves six steel leg poles, six interrelated fibreglass roof poles, and four different fibreglass brim poles that create small brims above each door. The steel poles are solid and thick, while the fibreglass poles are standard and require regular care.
Coleman tents, as is customary, need to provide detailed fabric knowledge. However, the top tent’s body and fly are polyesters, while the floor is polyethylene with welded seams. The only information about the waterproof rating is about Coleman’s Weather Tec system, which implies inverted seams and some PU coating.
The roof is entirely made of mesh, as are all six openings. The cover has two vents, so almost all the features are present. I miss having a floor vent, which is necessary to keep all doors and windows shut due to heavy rain.
- Declared capacity: 6 people.
- Weight: 28 lb (12.7 kg).
- Dimensions: 144 x 120 in (366 x 305 cm).
- Area: 90.4 ft² (8.4 m²).
- Area per person: 15 ft² (1.4 m²).
- Peak height: 76 in (193 cm).
- Frame: steel & fiberglass.
Coleman 3-Person Connectable Tent
Only tents with a declared capacity of 5 people or more are displayed on this website. However, because of its characteristics that allow it to be associated with the 6-person tent to create a 9-person tent package, this 3-person capability tent is an exception.
The image above depicts the main front door and one of two side windows. Look at the brim above the door and the vent on the fly. Because the fly has limited coverage, you can see through the openings on all sides. This tent is rectangular, which distinguishes it from the 6-person tent shown above. The image below is from the top to give you an idea of how it looks. The white triangular shapes on the fly are areas with two vents, so you have excellent air circulation and moisture vents here.
Again, this is a cabin-style tent with openings on all sides. It is part of my desire for Coleman 6-person cabin tents.
The image below shows its sturdy freestanding frame, which comprises four steel leg poles and two roof poles. This is another Fast Pitch frame design, similar to the 6-person tent above.
Among the available positions are:
- The main entrance.
- There are two opposite windows.
- The opening on the back side can be used as a door when using this tent alone, or you can zip it up to the 6-person tent (more on that below). The image below depicts this rear-side entry point. Again, notice the brow pole, which creates a small awning that protects the door and makes a corridor when connected to the 6-person tent.
These openings are double-layered structures with mesh and zippered panels, making for a lovely and practical structure.
- Declared capacity: 3 people.
- Weight: 15 lb (6.8 kg)
- Dimensions: 8 x 6 ft (244 x 183 cm).
- Area: 48 ft² (4.46 m²).
- Area per person: 16 ft² (1.5 m²).
- Peak height: 57.6 in (146 cm).
So, based on these figures, it is evident that the tent has sufficient room for three sleeping pads. However, this is a person for two people for an authentic camping experience.
In terms of seasons and climate, this is a nicely designed cabin tent for 2-season camping, just like the 6-person tent. The air circulation is excellent, with mesh windows and doors on all four sides, a mesh ceiling, and two vents on the fly. It is too heavy to carry anywhere, so this is a car camping tent. The image below depicts how it appears when connected to its larger 6-person cousin:
Coleman Connectable Tent Bundle for 3 and 6 People
You’ve now seen every feature of the 3-person and 6-person tents. I’ve mentioned they’re meant to be connected, so here are a few words about that.
The image below depicts one feasible configuration of two 6-person and four 3-person tents. However, there is no limit here; you can connect as many tents as you want. As a result, this is an excellent choice for large families and groups of friends. Each unit can be used independently or in various combinations with the other tents in the family.
You may purchase the 3+6 person bundle using the same links in the text. This is a heavy item, but you have a carry bag with wheels, so moving it around the camp should be easy.
The 6-person tent is shown below, connected with two 3-person tents. This is a 12-person set-up for parents with children or two couples who want privacy. More privacy than a tent can provide.
Conclusion, rating, pros, and cons
Please remember that this is not a sponsored post, and I have no business connection to the brand. What are your thoughts on this tent? Have you used it before? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.