Customer Reviews for Coleman® Somerset™ 8 Family Tent

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Coleman® Somerset™ 8 Family Tent

This item may currently be in stock at your local Costco warehouse for immediate purchase at a cash and carry price. The Coleman® Somerset™ 8 full fly family tent comfortably sleeps up to 8 people in a generous 4.3 m x 2.7 m (14 ft. x 9 ft.) layout. Set up is quick and easy with instructions sewn right into the carry bag. This modified dome tent features a hinged door, negative angled windows and a covered front porch area for plenty of outdoor living space. The Coleman® WeatherTec™ system helps keep you dry. Features: Sleeps 8 persons Modified dome structure, easy to transport and simple to set up Tent frame made of fibreglass poles Shock-corded frame, colour-coded assembly system 75D denier polyester tent fly Taped seams Welded floor seam Hinged door Negative angled windows WeatherTec™ system Water resistant taped fly seams Carry bag for storage Specifications: Assembled dimensions (L x W x H):  4.3 m x 2.7 m x 1.9 m (14 ft. x 9 ft. x 6.2 ft.) Folded dimensions (L x W x H):  67.6 cm x 23.9 cm x  22.4 cm (26.6 in. x 9.4 in. x 8.8 in.) Weight: 11.4 kg (25.2 lb.) Model: 2000013373
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5 of 6(83%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Coleman® Somerset™ 8 Family Tent
Review 1 for Coleman® Somerset™ 8 Family Tent
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Location:Edmonton, AB
Date:May 27, 2013

Best tent I've owned

Pros: huge, well made, great price
Cons: lots of poles. no problem though
"I'm a tall man (6'2") and need a big tent. This tent has room to spare. It fits a queen size inflatable bed, all of our gear and still has room to spare. This tent is huge and well constructed. No more little 4 man tents for this guy. The price is unbeatable too. I could not be more pleased."
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Coleman® Somerset™ 8 Family Tent
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Location:Nanaimo, BC
Date:June 4, 2013

Great Purchase

"This tent is big AND tall. I find tents typically small for the number-of-persons they are rated for - not this one! :) Love the hinged door; super handy. Easy to set up. Great price."
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Coleman® Somerset™ 8 Family Tent
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Location:Airdrie, AB
Date:June 17, 2013

Great tent

"Huge interior. My wife and I bought this just for the two of us, to have the extra room. We have plenty of space. I am 6'3" and can stand up in the middle without crouching. We've used it on one trip so far, for 4 nights, and got some rain. The full fly is a must in rain. Most of the Coleman's I've seen do not have the full fly. You can't see out the windows when it's on, but when the rain comes you'll be glad to have it. The fly is well treated for water. The front vestibule is great too. It's nice to have that extra dry area to take your shoes off when it's raining.
The one problem I had was water seeping up from the ground. The first night I didn't have a ground sheet, and was using a foamy, and my sleeping bag was wet underneath. I suspect this is a problem with any tent though, no matter the quality, so I won't knock a star off my review for that.
The ground pegs are a bit flimsy. If there's rocks in the ground they bend. But the rocks I was dealing with would probably have stopped any pegs."
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Coleman® Somerset™ 8 Family Tent
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Location:Edmonton, AB
Date:July 8, 2013

Worth Every Penny

Pros: easy set up, lots of room, great air circulation
Cons: could have bigger bag (but all tents have this)
"This tent took a little bit to figure out on the initial set up, but after that first time, it really couldn't be easier.
It's spacious, well-designed, and very good at keeping out the elements. We constantly get comments at the campgrounds we go to that it's the best tent people have seen, and we have to agree.
The only comment I would have is that, like any other tent, it never packs up as small as the case it comes in. We bought a larger sports bag after the first use--just makes our lives easier, and keeps the likelihood of the tent getting torn or snagged trying to shove it back into its original bag.
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Coleman® Somerset™ 8 Family Tent
Rating
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Location:Vancouver, BC
Date:September 15, 2013

Thought this would be better

"Bought this tent to replace an older outdoor works tent, but now am thinking I should have just kept the old one. Used it 3 times this summer, and after 1 use had a hole in the floor. On the 3rd use we had rain during the night and woke up wet from a leak in the top of the tent. There is also no windows in this tent to vent it when hot. I was very disappointed in this product, but don't think I can return it since I have used it three times over the summer."
Review 6 for Coleman® Somerset™ 8 Family Tent
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Location:Edmonton, AB
Date:September 18, 2013

Works for me

Pros: price, inside capacity, packability, design (door)
Cons: none for such a great price.
"I am an experienced backpacker used to carrying lightweight gear. With that I am well aquainted with putting up and taking down tents. These factors contribute to my view of this product.
I was able to put the tent up by myself but will be must easier and less embarrassing if you have help.
The hinged door is what mostly attracted me to this tent. It works well. As most campsites for car camping I have used feature a power plug, I enjoyed the small zippered port to run an extension cord. Extension cords are now part of my standard "camping gear". There is also nice large windows on the inner tent.
The vestibule is a nice size. I am able to get the tent back into its bag, minus the poles. I don't really like that it had fiberglass poles but for the price I can't complain. Improved materials would add 200%-400% to the price.
I will add that I had to trim about 4cm off the tent pole for the hinged door. It was the ")" shaped door pole. I could not fit it in place for the life of me, otherwise. Hopefully I am alone with this. If you need to do the same, be cautious. You need to carefully cut through the fiberglass as it will splinter badly if you break it without fully cutting through it. Also be mindful of the elastic cord that runs through the inside of the pole. You need to rotate the pole and cut around all the outside or you will cut the elastic.
If you wear shoes inside the tent, or use cots without protecting the floor, you WILL DAMAGE YOUR FLOOR. I do not do these things and the floor is heavy duty enough for me. It will last me for years.
Also, I doubt the roof of people's tents are leaking. It's likely condensation. When there's moisture outside a can of pop or on a beer mug you don't say the can or mug is leaking. Same with a tent. It builds up on the outside tent and then must be dripping into the inner tent for some people. Set up the tent taut. Keep the windows open. But on a totally calm night sometimes it's unavoidable. Maybe tents aren't for you."