Coleman Instant Up Gold 8P Tent – How to setup & pack away

Coleman Instant Up Gold 8P Tent – How to setup & pack away

– Hey family campers this is the Coleman
Instant Up Gold 8P Tent set up behind me here today. I am about to show you how to set it up and how to pack it away. Let’s get started. (hip-hop music) Hey folks, Dan from Snowys down at BIG4 West Beach
Holiday Park today. This is just a stone’s
throw from the beach over my shoulder here. It’s 20 minutes from the city chockablock full of facilities something for the whole family and it’s right here in
Adelaide’s western suburb it’s an easy getaway. They’ve given us some space here today to film some products for you and I’ve got in front of me the Coleman Instant Up Gold 8P Tent. I’m gonna show you how to set it up and pack it away just as one person today. Starting with how big it is this is 119cm long in the bag by 28cm deep and 28cm high weights about 23 kilos. Let me unzip the bag, I’ll
show you what comes inside. So, inside the bag for you 8P Gold Tent it all comes secured with a
couple of tie straps here. This is the main portion of the tent which is the inner, with the
frame all attached together. This other one on the other
side here is the fly sheet obviously goes over the top. You get three awning poles
with the 8P Gold Tent. Bag of pegs and some repair tape in there. This is a little doormat to peg down in front of the entrance. And this here is a divider
to put on the inside to create two separate sleeping areas. So, to set it up, we put this stuff aside and we spread the inner tent out. Now, as I’m setting this tent up I’m doing by myself, so I do need to make some considerations if
there’s any wind about. There’s a few gusts
coming through here today so, I wanna make sure at any given time I’ve got the tent pegged down and I get the guy ropes
out as soon as I can. The guy ropes are paramount
to making sure this tent has got the structure it
needs in windy weather. So, to get started, I spread this out and I let the arms fold
down to the ground. I still need to make sure
that the centre hub bit here is facing upwards ’cause
that is what’s gonna create the peak of the tent. So, once we’ve let the arms fall down before we spread it out too far we’ve just got to think about
the orientation of the tent. I want my door to face that way. So, I just found the door here so I need to just spin the tent around before I pull all the poles out. So, from this point, I
can invert the knuckles there’s two stages to putting this up. The first one is inverting these knuckles the second one is extending the legs. I’m gonna extend the legs after
I’ve got the pegs in place because I don’t want the
wind to catch the tent and blow it away. Now, as we stretch the tent out lengthways these poles, the two on the end not these side ones,
but these two on the end also extend, there’s a little button that will lock into place here to give the pole it’s length. They’ll pull out and make
sure that silver button locks into place. I should mention too the ground sheet I’m using here today is a 2.44 metre by 4.88
metre ground sheet. Gives nice coverage for the width and gives me a little bit
at the front for my shoes. So, I’ve got all the pegs in the base there’s six pegs in the base now I can extend each of
these legs, six of them out until the tent stands upright. At this stage, once
again, if there is wind it can benefit from
leaving the windows open to allow the wind to pass through the tent rather than catch the side before we’ve got those guy ropes in place. So, that’s the inner all set up. I’m gonna work to throw
the fly over the top now get those guy ropes in place. In terms of the orientation of the fly it’s got to find the doorway so, we’ve got the Coleman symbol here and zips that run right
to the bottom of the fly and this Velcro strip here. So, that’s the door that goes to the door at this end of the tent so I know that that end of the fly needs to stay at this end. So, find the other end
and drag it over the top. It’s certainly easy to put
the fly on with two people ’cause it took a little while
to wiggle that into place. Now, ’cause I’ve got a few
gusts of wind coming through I’m actually gonna take, once again some preventative measures and I’m just gonna, temporarily,
put a couple of pegs in the guy ropes of this side here just to hold everything in place. So, if the wind picks up now I’ve got a big wind break that could potentially damage the tent. So, I’ve got a couple of guy ropes just temporarily in place there just to give things stability if it catches a gust of wind. Next step is to attach the
fly sheet to the frame. So, if we come up underneath the fly here in the corner, we’ve
got these Velcro tabs. These go around the frame like this all part of the stability of a tent. Now, there’s three of
those, another half way down another the base of the tent and then a clip that
clips to the plastic loop or D-ring, at the very bottom. And the next thing you need to
do is grab a handful of pegs. We’ve got a heap of pegs
to put in around the base. There’s two at the front for our vestibule six on each side three of each which make
up each of these vents here which allows air flow up underneath there’s a vent inside for that. We’ve got one peg at
the rear in the middle and then we’ve six guy ropes to put in. Now, when we put the guy ropes in make sure we put them a
long way out from the tent. There’s no point in pegging a guy rope in really close to the tent it doesn’t do anything. Put them out as far as you can to give them as much leverage
and stability as possible. So, that’s all the pegs around the base and the six guys ropes so the tent’s nice and stable. Now, there is a few other
things we can do for setup. Firstly, these windows. So, there’s two on each
side and one at the rear they’re the same configuration. These are zipped closed at the moment for our full weather protection. You can zip them open or roll them open
completely if you wanted. Roll them up and use
the tabs to secure it. Alternatively, we can use
the attached guy ropes to peg it out as small weather
protected awning like this over the window. I’m just gonna roll them up today to allow light inside the tent. The last thing we can do for setup… Sorry, there’s two more things. Firstly, the awning at the front and then the doormat. So, to set the awning up at the front we grab our awning poles. There’s three extra guy ropes and we need three pegs
as well, and our hammer. Now, there’s a longer awning pole and two shorter ones. What that allows us to do is create a peaked awning at the front obviously, with the
longer one in the centre. So, we put these together and then we grab our awning
out on the base here. Once we’ve unzipped this there’s three brass eyelets
so we can extend this out as a shaded entrance to our tent. Now, that’s the Instant Up 8P Gold Tent pretty much set up. The only thing left of the accessories so, this is our little doormat. There’s six little key loops sorry, peg loops, on the side of this. Now, we can put this down here if we like just peg it out as an
entrance to the tent. I’ve used my groundsheet under there so I’ve already got a bit of
coverage with the groundsheet but this gives us a bit extra if we like. I’m gonna leave that aside for now but the other thing we can set up if we wanna create two
different sleeping areas inside the tent there’s this internal divider. So, we’re gonna step inside to show you how that attaches. We’re inside the tent here. This divider is designed to
go across the middle here so it can create a back
sleeping area if you like a front living area or two different sleeping areas. Now, this just attaches with plastic loops or plastic knuckles, I suppose they go through loops in the top here. Just need to get the orientation right. So, we find the zip. The zip goes right to the bottom so, this is gonna be our top ’cause the zip doesn’t go all the way. And at the bottom the zip finishes right
at the very bottom there. So, this is our top. This loops through the little
loop in the ceiling here and we do the same thing down the sides. And that has now created central divider in the middle of our
Instant Up Gold 8P Tent. Now, that’s all set up. I did that by myself reasonably easily on a windy day with a
bit of consideration. I put the same consideration
in when I’m taking it down just to make sure the
wind doesn’t catch it. I’ll get started. First thing I wanna do is take the awning down and
start to take all the pegs out. So, I’ve taken all the pegs
out from around the base and closed all the windows down and shut the awnings that the ends. Now, just while I’m on pegs they are pretty thin the pegs that come your
Instant Up Gold Tent can benefit from some upgrades at least six to ten of them just to put the guy ropes around the side. Now, I left the guy ropes in
for as long as I can as well just in case a gust of wind comes along and damages the tent. So, I’ve just undone all the Velcro tabs around our poles, around each pole and I’ve undone the
plastic clips at the bottom so the fly’s just sitting
loose over the top. Just try and slide this off fold it in half as I go. Now, I can collapse in and down. I’m just gonna press these
silver buttons on each leg. I’m not gonna force them down they’ll collapse down by
themselves as we go round. So, do that on all six legs and the tent should lower down. As I go round, I just need
to invert these knuckles. I’m gonna pull the pegs out as I go the wind’s died down here now so I can pull that peg out and push the knuckles in as I go. One other thing I almost forgot is that these top arms, so four of them the two diagonal ones at each end also need to collapse down. So, there’s a button on each of them that we need to push
to collapse in as well. So, both sides there. Now I can start gathering
the arms into the middle just making sure these centre arms collapse right up as we go. You do need to hold all these arms up with one hand as you go you could always benefit
from a little bungee strap or something to hold them together. Now, as you pull these in just make sure this fabric sits as flat or as neatly as you can. It’s gonna make rolling
it up back into the bag a whole lot easier. So, just pull that out a little bit before I lay it on it’s side flatten this fabric out,
and I can roll it up. And I can use a strap I like to tie the centre
piece up individually and then put the fly in
first with this on top. I find it’s easier to fit
it all in in separate pieces than it is to roll it up as one big item. And we are all done with
the setup and pack away of the Coleman Instant
Up 8P Gold Series Tent. Did that all by myself,
it was pretty easy. Certainly would benefit from having an extra set of hands to help me do it. You can grab one online at Our lowest prices everyday of the year. I hope that was useful. We’ll see you next time. Don’t click away from this yet guys. If you thought that video was useful subscribe to our channel and you’ll get all our latest
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  2. Hey Snowys. Have you worked out why your viewer rate has decreased this month? Everything is bloody Coleman. Haven’t watched one in about a month despite watching most prior. A business deal I’m sure but can’t you mix it up a bit?

  3. Thanks Ben/Snowys 🙂 Once my RTT dies, I'll be after one of these Coleman Instant Up's 🙂 Cheers, Don (Dons Shed and Xplor overland)

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