The Coleman Skydome 6 Tent with full fly and vestibule is a low-cost dome-shaped independent 3-season camping tent with fiberglass poles.
Key features and advantages
- Tent in the shape of a dome.
- Full-body coverage.
- There is one door and one vestibule.
- Poles made of fiberglass.
- Excellent value.
What is the point of this?
The Coleman Skydome series is growing in size, with several sub-series, including tents with a partial coverage fly, dark-rest tents, and a screen space, and now these tents with a full coverage fly. This is the largest in this sub-series, with a full fly; there are also versions for two and four people.
This dome tent has just a single door, as shown below. However, as you may have noticed, the poles are pre-bent, which they claim adds 20% more shoulder volume and improves the ability to live in this tent. So, the walls are steep, and it resembles a cabin tent.
The tent stands alone and can be used with or without the fly, allowing you to set it up anywhere. The full-coverage fly establishes a large vestibule (numbers are provided below), which can prepare meals and store your gear.
Take note of the extra loop that supports the vestibule and creates an awning. The vestibule flap has two zippers on the sides and can be rolled up and fixed above the door as shown:
The door is deep beneath the entrance, allowing plenty of air to pass through its top mesh section. The tent is moderately tall, peaking at 72 inches (183 cm).
This is a collapsible framework; the components are depicted in the image below. Take note that you have enough stakes to secure the tent. A gear loft and a welcome mat are included, as shown in the picture.
The large mesh parts on the canopy can be seen in the picture above, which shows the tent without the fly. On the door, there is also a mesh window. Fly vents have been installed to allow vapor to escape.
However, with the fly on and the vestibule closed, you’d want a floor vent, which they didn’t include.
The poles: As shown in the image above, you have three color-coded and shock-corded poles. It is important to note that this is fiberglass; this material is commonly used in low-cost tents and can even be found in costly tents on the market.
The fabric: You have a strong polyethylene bathtub floor. This material is highly water-resistant and has welded corners. There is no information about the fly’s water-resistant evaluation. This is nylon, according to Amazon, but I need to check. They employ their standard WeatherTec system, which includes inverted and taped seams.
Above, you can see an E-cable port and how the fly attaches to the tent’s base. The carry bag is expandable for ease of use; take a look at how it looks:
Who is this tent intended for?
Regarding seasons and climate, the tent is designed as an actual double-layer 3-season shelter. With such a fly, you ought to feel safe in any situation. However, it is dissatisfying that data about the water-resistant evaluation needs to be provided. The lack of floor vents makes the tent unsuitable for a hot and rainy climate.
However, the design is aerodynamic, so it should perform well in wind conditions. They claim it can withstand winds of up to 35 miles per hour.
In terms of capacity, the tent can accommodate up to 6 people. For this, you have a floored area of 85 ft2 (7.9 m2). This equates to 14.17 ft2 (1.3 m2) per person. This is nearly identical to the REI Co-op Skyward 6 Tent.
This is a little, but the vestibule adds 40 ft2 (3.7 m2), bringing the total area under protection to 125 ft2 (11.6 m2), which is alright. In any case, limiting the number of users to 3 or 4 is best.
In terms of weight, the tent is slightly heavy, weighing 19 lb 5.4 oz (8.77 kg). The dimensions when packed are 27 x 10 x 10 inches (69 x 25 x 25 cm). So these dimensions are adequate if you intend to use it as a car camping tent.
Regarding the price, it is reasonable for such a tent and represents good value for money.
- Official capacity: 6 people.
- Weight: 19 lb 5.4 oz (8.77 kg).
- Floor dimensions: 120 x 102 in (305 x 259 cm).
- Floor area: 85 ft² (7.9 m²).
- Floor area per person: 14.17 ft² (1.3 m²).
- Vestibule area: 40 ft² (3.7 m²).
- Total protected area: 125 ft² (11.6 m²).
- Peak height: 72 in (183 cm).
- Packed size: 27 x 10 x 10 in (69 x 25 x 25 cm).
- Poles: fiberglass.
- 1-year limited warranty.
Final thoughts, rating, pros and cons
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