Coleman Instant Up Gold 6P Tent – How to setup & pack away

Coleman Instant Up Gold 6P Tent – How to setup & pack away

– Folks, I’m gonna show
you how to set up the Coleman Instant Up 6P Gold
Tent, all by myself, today. Let’s get started. – (mood music) – Hi folks, Ben from Snowys here today, down at the BIG4 West Beach Holiday Park in Adelaide’s western suburbs. The beach is right over the
back of the caravan park here. The city is just 20 minutes that way. And the park is full of
facilities, there’s something for everyone in the family. And they’ve given us
some space here today, to show you some of our products. And I’ve got in front of me here, the Instant Up Gold 6 person tent. I’m going to show you how to set it up and pack it away today. So having a look at the size
of it when it’s packed up. It weighs about 21 kilos
and 134 cms in length. By 26 high and 26 deep. I’ll start by showing you
what comes in the bag. So inside the bag, with
the 6P Gold tent, you get the main portion of the tent. This is the inner and
the frame, all together. The big bit of fabric
here is the fly sheet and some accessories you get,
the awning poles you need, pegs, guy ropes, a couple of doormats, a gear loft to go inside, It’s all secured up
with a couple of straps. Now to get started setting it up, we just need the main inner
portion of the main tent. So I’ll put all this stuff
aside and start unrolling this. So when you unfold the tent,
just make sure you’ve got this hub facing upwards
that creates the peak of the tent or the roof. And then as we go, just
let these arms just fall to the ground. Don’t force them, let them fall. Before we go too far, we
just want to check the orientation of the tent. So I want my doors facing
this way and this way. So I’m just gonna check
where the doors are. There needs to be one
between these poles here, so I’ll just spin it ’round a little bit. And then I can stretch the
centre of the tent out. So from here we can start
to put the frame in shape. Now I want to mention,
if it is a windy day, it’s probably a good
idea to put some pegs in place first or make sure
you’ve got someone else at hand to keep hold of the
tent so it doesn’t blow away. The most likely chance
that damage is gonna occur is during windy weather. So just take some
precaution when you do that. So from this point here we can
invert the knuckles backwards and extend the legs up. So there’s four legs to extend. And they go from where this
little sticker is here, it says instant tent. We’ll pull them all the way
out until this silver button here, engages in the hole. So once I’ve got to this
stage, I’m gonna run around and put four pegs in the
corners, as quick as I can. So that just in case the wind picks up, it doesn’t blow away. I’ll just mention a
couple of other things. While I’m putting this last
peg in, these are quite thin, the pegs that come with
your Instant Up Gold Tent. So you would benefit from
getting some heavier duty pegs, particularly for the guy ropes. It is important that you use
the guy ropes, when you set these tents up, to give them
the stability they need. The other thing I’ll mention,
is the ground sheet I’ve got here today, is a 3.05m
by 4.88m ground sheet. Gives me coverage underneath
the tent and a little bit underneath the vestibule as
well, so it fits pretty well. It is a little bit wider than
the tent here so I will need to fold it underneath
here before I put this last peg in the corner. Once I’ve got that in place,
I’ll grab the fly sheet and get that oriented to
throw it over the top. So I’ve got the fly down here now. Now I just need to get the
orientation of the fly right. Now there’s a door at the
fronts and the rear of the tent, so I can tell the doors in
the fly by these zips that go right to the base here. And also this Velcro strip. That’s the storm flap that
goes over the vestibule here. So now that I can grab this
and drag it over the top and the other door will
be at the other end. So I’ve got the fly oriented roughly right there at the moment. The only thing that I can
see that’s really different with front and back, is
this Coleman symbol here. So if that bothers you
where that sits, I guess put that where you want it. But otherwise there’s a door
at the front and the back. Now on the fly sheet, there’s
three Velcro tabs like this that attach to the inner frame. One at the top, one at the
middle and one at the base and then a plastic clip at the bottom. Now move quickly to get
these into place, because the winds picking up here and I
don’t want to leave it set up like this, without more support. So I’ve got the fly
attached to the frame now. I’m gonna move to put the
gyropes in now so that the tent is sitting supported. I don’t want to leave it sitting like this without guy ropes for long. They’re quite flat sides
and they do catch the wind, the gyropes are what gives it support. Now when you put the guy ropes
in, make sure you get them right out from the tent. There’s no point in putting a
guy rope in here, it doesn’t do anything. So put it right up at
the tent like this and it gives it plenty of stability. There’s four guy ropes to
put in, tighten all those up and then I’ve got pegs to
put in around the base and then we’re almost set up. These are the cone shaped bits
of fabric on the side here are part of the common circle ventilation. It will make more sense when
we show you the vent inside the tent. This allows airflow right
down low in the tent. This is where our ground
sheet is a little bit long for this tent here, so I’ll
just tucking this under, like this, so I can get
the peg in the side. The other alternative would
be that I could put an eyelet in me ground sheet if I wanted. But I’m just gonna, fold it under for now. But once we’ve got these
in place, we can actually extend the front and
the rear of the tent out as awnings as well. These storm flaps that come
down on the front of the tent here will have eyelets
in the corners here. And you get enough awning
poles to set up both the front and the back awning and
also a removable side awning that I’ll show you shortly. So I’ll set that up next. Now you get seven steel
awning poles with your Instant Up Gold 6P Tent. And one of them’s a little
bit longer than the others. Now both the front and the
rear panels for the awnings, and the removable side awning,
all have three eyelets in it. So you can create a pegged
awning wherever you want. I’m gonna use this one on the side awning when I set it up here. So I’ll put that aside. So I need two awning poles for
the front awning, a couple of guy ropes and a couple of pegs. Same for the back and
then we’ll do the side. There’s one more awning that
we can set up on this and that’s this fabric on the side her. Now this is actually removable. There’s a zip that runs along
the top of the window here. I’m actually going to put it
on the other side of the tent. So I can unzip this here
now, to remove the awning from this side. So you come to the other side here. We get the zipper and
we just zip this back on the other side here. Now we can grab our
remaining three awning poles, one of which is the long one. And I can peg this out as an
awning on the side of the tent, with a peak in it. Now that’s how you set up a 6P Gold. Mostly set up, I’ve got
a shelter to the rear and to the side here. Now there’s a few other
things you can do for set up. Firstly with these windows,
we can unzip the sides here. There’s attached guy ropes on here, we can actually peg this out as a
sheltered protection over the window to allow ventilation
while keeping the rain out. Particularly if this
awning wasn’t on here. Alternatively, we can zip
it right open on both sides and roll it up so that
it’s up and out the way, to allow ventilation
right through the tent. Which is what I’m gonna do
because I’ve the awning to protect this window from
any sun or rain that might appear here today. The last thing we can
do for set up, is with these few accessories here now. There’s two doormats that we get with the Instant Up 6P Gold Tent. One for the front and one for the rear. I don’t really need it
here today ’cause I’m using a ground sheet. But if I didn’t have my
groundsheet, the six peg points here and I could peg this out as a little entrance way at the front
and rear of my tent. And the other accessory
that comes with your tent is this little gear loft. We’re gonna step inside to
show you where that goes. Now this guy provides
us high level storage in the tent here. There’s little plastic
hooks in each corner and they all line up with
the little fabric hooks that appear inside the tent here. And these just hook inside
like this and that suspends a little hammock up here
for us to keep our valuables in a nice safe spot. And that’s how you set up the Coleman Instant Up 6P Gold Tent. I did that by meself pretty easily. Always makes it easier
if you’ve got a mate to give you a hand,
particularly if it’s windy, make sure you’ve got extra hands. To keep that tent steady
until you’ve got all the guy ropes in place. Now pack up, I’m going to
do that by myself as well. Straight forward. So I’ll go around and
pull all the pegs out for the awnings around the base of the tent. You also need to make sure all the windows are closed and the fly
sheets gonna make it easier to roll up. But I am gonna leave
the four, main gyropes of the tent in place, ’cause the winds just
picked up a little bit. I’m gonna take all the
pegs out of the base. And then I’m gonna reach
up underneath, under all the Velcro tabs on the
poles that we put in place. And lower the frame down
before I take the gyropes out of the corners. That way the tents got
plenty of support if a gust of wind comes through,
right up to the very end. So now I’ve lowered the tent
down, it’s less intend to catch the wind now. I’m quite comfortable
taking the guy ropes out, folding the fly and then
we can fold the inner up. But do still have the four
pegs in the corner of the base of the tent, or inner tent, just in case. I can collapse the
inside of the tent down. I just have to invert the
knuckles here, now this is a whole lot easier if you
remember to leave the windows on the inside open, to allow
the air to escape before you do this. If we collapse all of these
down, then we can pull the pegs out of the side. ‘Cause the tents nice
and low to the ground and the winds not going to catch it. From here we can gather up the corners. We fold our arms right into
the centre for each side. Gather them all up. Try and keep the fabric
flat as you go, don’t let it bunch up. You do just need to hold
the arms with one hand, as you fold them. Once we’re at this point here,
we just want to try and get the fabric as flat as we can. We can lay it down on its sides. I might just lay it, into the wind here, so the wind doesn’t catch it. And start to fold this
fabric as flat as we can and then we can roll it up,
ready to go back in the bag. So from here we can grab our straps. Tie the tent up. We can put everything back in the bag. Now you can roll the fly up
in here, if you like, with it. I prefer just to zip the
fly on the bottom and then this on top. It’s a bit easier to pack it
all in separately if you’ve got a bit more room to play with. Put all our accessories
in and we’re all done. And there you have it, that’s
the setup and pack away of the Coleman Instant
Up 6P Gold Series Tent. Managed that pretty well by meself, there was a bit of a breeze Used a bit of common sense, a
bit of some consideration so the wind doesn’t catch it,
but, it was pretty easy. You can grab these online at lowest prices, everyday of the year. Thanks for watching. We’ll see you next time. – (mood music) – Don’t click away from us yet guys. If you thought that video
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