This Coleman Sundome 2 person tent review is about an enormously popular tent. This is a nice tool to use in relatively dry conditions and for occasional outdoor excursions and camping with a car access. It will provide you a shelter against annoying insects, and it will protect you from the wind and light rain.
- The price.
- Nice design, just see the picture.
Coleman Sundome 2 tent has an interesting design. This is a free-standing tent with the structure based on an X-shaped pole construction. Having a free-standing tent is important as it can be pitched on any ground.
Formally, this is a 2-person tent, but the reality is that all these tents are too small for 2 people. On the other hand, it is very heavy, so you can use it as a solo tool only in places with a car access.
The tent has mesh windows on all sides, but they are positioned very high as you can see from the images. You have an extra vent opening close to the floor, it is visible in the picture above. Such low positioned vents may not work well in case of snow around because you do not get much ventilation in this case. But you would not use the tent of this type as a 4 season tent in any case. The rest of the tent body is taffeta which offers privacy, see the picture of the tent without the fly.
The rain fly covers only the top section of the tent, basically protecting only the mesh openings, as you realize from the picture. So you can only pray that the lower portion of the tent body is indeed waterproof.
Note that you really do not have any vestibule like in the other tents which I mentioned in the table above. So all covered space is what you have inside the tent. The small awnings on the front and on the back look great, but they only protect the windows and do not give any extra covered space for the gear.
Inside the tent, you have two mesh pouches to keep small items, which is really useful. You also have a zippered port in one of the corners, for electrical connection.
This Coleman Sundome 2 tent is definitely heavy. Its design suggests that it is built for camping in places with car access (you have seen that it has an electricity port in the wall).
But then in view of this, it is hard to understand why they did not make it larger. There is not enough space for 2 people and equipment, and you may not be able to leave your stuff outside. Note also that it has only one door and this is the side door, in fact, therefore not so convenient for 2 people.
- 2 person tent.
- Floor size: 7 x 5 ft (2.13 x 1.52 m).
- Floor surface: 3.24 sq m.
- Height: 48 in (1.22 m).
- Weight: 7.2 lb (3.26 kg).
- Packed size: 24 x 6 x 6 in (61 x 15 x 15 cm).
- 10 minutes setup.
- One door.
- Electric accessibility port.
- 2 windows for ventilation + 2 additional mesh openings.
- Door awning to keep the rain out.
- E-port for electrical power.
- Ground vent for ventilation.
- Storage pockets inside the tent.
- 1-year limited warranty.
Conclusion, rating, pros & cons
To summarize this Coleman Sundome 2 person tent review, if you need a tent for occasional outdoor adventures in an environment without too much rain, and you do not want to spend too much, then this is a reasonably good choice for you.
Bear in mind, this is a rather heavy tent and not the best choice for backpacking or hiking tours. There are no vestibules to store gear, so if it is used for two people, you will be very cramped inside.
But the fact is, this tent has received a very high rating by Amazon customers. As of the moment of writing this text, there are close to 9000 reports and the average rating is incredibly high. But it is fair to say that they sell all the tents from this Sundome series at one place, so it is not possible to know details about those separate tents. My rating is shown below, please have a look:
Please check among 2-person tents here in the site if you want to see more options, you have them in hundreds.
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