Do folks trust Coleman for long term use?

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Super_Jay

No, I don't trust Coleman at all tbh. Certainly not where durability and workmanship are concerned. I've just had too many items of theirs break or wear out really easily, and I'd never trust one of their tents in any kind of weather.


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newgalactic

I've had two Colemans. They've both lasted a while, but they're not bulletproof. They won't become a family heirloom, and that's Ok. Just purchase the cheaper Coleman if you want, and expect it to wear out eventually.


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drunkbackpacker

I only buy Coleman tents lol. They’re cheap and decent quality. If they rip or the dogs tear em up I’m not upset when I have to replace em. Which is rare. I usually replace them just because.


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TboneXXIV

Coleman makes some $60 tents and some $200 tents that house the same number of people.


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GiraffeBiscuit8

Our $60 ish Coleman sundome thing is still going strong, but at this point we have better tents for ourselves so we usually lend that one out. Our $120 (on sale) giant cabin Coleman tent lasted about a year before the telescopic poles had issues. I think their simpler tents are pretty decent, just be careful if you're going for one of the bigger / fancier telescopic quick setup type.


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sweerek1

No, but still ok if you only expect a few years outta them.


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CampinHiker

Just bought a new Coleman 8 man (because the 6 person height standing up is like 5”9 and I’m 6ft It literally took 5 minutes to setup and take down. (With one other person helping)


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RiceCrispy1121

I have had decent luck. I did break a tent pole that was for the tarp on accident- I had a hard time tracking down a replacement. I found other ways to make it work but it still holds up after 10 years


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manic-pixie-attorney

I do. And I can take risks with mine if I feel like it because it’s not a huge financial commitment.


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CowboyBehindTheWheel

We have had good luck with them. We use our Coleman 6 person whenever our family of 4 car camps together. No sign of issues yet and we’ve been using it for 6 years at 2-3 times per year. I definitely recommend the quick pitch type. The tarp type floor is great for when we use cots inside.


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spellingerror

Coleman is the "it can work" standard. I recommend seam sealing and/or tape it to make sure its water proof but all in all they make "ok" products to do what they claim.


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TheVulcanDeathGrip

I bought my Coleman Montana 8 person tent in 2010 and use it about 20 nights a year. I camp in Florida so about half of those nights are in thunderstorms. Only problem I've ever had was replacing the cheap stakes that came with it and buying a larger duffel, because once you remove it from the bag it came in it's never going back in it.


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Coleman isn’t the brand it once was and after three 6 man tents, I decided I’d rather pay for quality up front and have it last a while instead of spending too much time at the campsite nervous about whether or not my tent was going to bust. It’s far more expensive but so far, MSR has been worth every penny


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NeverDeal

I'm a Scout leader and camp about 20 nights a year. My current Coleman Sundome is at least 3 years old, so at least 60 nights and it is still like new. The only precaution I take is to use a footprint underneath to save wear and tear on the bottom.


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hardstarter

I have used multiple Coleman tents over the past 20 years or so. Every one developed some sort of issue after a couple of uses; rips, poles break, water leaks, etc. I finally gave up and purchase a North Face.


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lakorai

No.


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thatscoolkyle

No, but when you want a 60 dollar 4 man tent to basically car camp with for a couple of nights a year with kids, it's pretty quick before that tent doesn't owe me anything. That's coleman's niche. With a 5 year old and an 8 year old, the "tarp bottom" tents that I don't care about getting destroyed/dirty are a godsend. I am sure my ultralight backpacking tents will last ten years because I baby them, but I don't expect my kids to baby anything at their ages, so if they destroy my coleman 4 man in a few trips, who cares?