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

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


– I’ve got the Coleman
Instant Up 8P tent here today. I’m gonna show you how to pack
it up and how to put it away. Let’s get started. (upbeat music) Ben from Snowys here folks. I’m down here at the Bronhill
Creek Tourist Park today which is only 15 minutes from the city, 15 minutes from the beach and
the base of the Adelaide Hills in Adelaide’s eastern suburbs. They’ve given us some
space here today to set up some of my products
and in front of me here I’ve got the Coleman Instant Up 8P which is the Silver Series 10. I’m gonna show you how to set it up. When you buy your tent this
is how it comes packaged. It’s 20 kilos roughly in
weight, 120 in length, 25 centimetres by about 25 centimetres. I’ll start by showing you
what comes in the bag. So inside the bag behind me
here, you get all secured up with a couple of carry straps
here, you’ve got the main portion of the tent,
this has got the frame and the inner all contained as
one and pitches all together, this brown bit of fabric
here is the fly sheet that goes right over the top of it all. You get a bag of pegs, there’s
some repair tack in there and a few guy ropes to set up your awning, couple of awning poles,
steel awning poles, and this extra bit of fabric
here is the interior divider that goes in between, down
the middle of the inside of the tent to create two
separate living areas. Now to set the tent up I can
put the fly and the poles and everything aside, I gotta
spread this inner portion of the tent out and we
can erect the frame. Now with the inner portion
of your tent you wanna stand it up on its end and you need
to have a look at sort of tucked down inside here
there’s a hub down here, there’s a red sticker on
top of it, that needs to be sticking up because that’s
the actual peak of the tent or the top point of the tent. So we stand that upright so
that that’s pointing up to the sky, unfurl the fabric
around the end here. Now there’s a lot of arms to this tent. It can be a whole lot
easier with two people and you should also make
some consideration when it’s really windy to make sure
that you’re not spreading this out and leaving it
unattended while the wind, where the wind could catch it ’cause that’s when damage can occur. It’s calm here today so I’m alright. So I unfurled this fabric around the edge, so just let all these
legs fold to the ground. I’m not forcing them, just
letting them fall naturally. Now before we get too much
further I just wanna think about the orientation of the
tent and there’s one door at the end of the tent,
the tent runs long ways and the door’s at the end. So I can see that I’ve
got the door at this end of the tent here which is
where I want it, want the tent facing that way so the
back of my tent’s up here. I just need to drag it to
the back of the ground sheet here a little bit and
then I can start pulling it into shape so I can pitch the frame. Now there’s six arms coming
off of this centre hub here. So it can be a little bit awkward to do especially with one person. So just be gradual with it and careful. I’m gonna invert each of these knuckles so that the frame starts to
take shape and then I can pull the corners into their proper spots. Alright just needs a little back here now. Now with the eight
person tent it’s not just the six uprights that
extend but these two poles at each end, so four
in total, also extends. So first thing you’re gonna
need to do is extend these out, we wanna do that before
we extend the sides otherwise we’re not
gonna be able to reach. So extend these out and I can
then extend the side poles up. So that’s all the poles extended in place, six uprights and the four on tops. So the frames all where it should be now. Now that would be much
easier with a second person. Now I’m gonna peg this out on the bottom. There’s six peg points around
the base so I wanna peg it out as soon as I can ’cause
just in case a wind gust picks up, I don’t want this taking off and the frame getting damage. Then we can throw the fly over the top. For being such a big tent,
it’d be certainly easier to have a second person here
to throw this over the top but I’ll manage by myself. First thing I need to do is make sure I’ve got the orientation right. Now these are in strips that
go right to the base here of the front door which on the vestibule, which sits out the front here. So I know that this end is, needs to stay at this end of the tent. So as best I can I’ll try
this end up over the top and drag it over the tent. So I’ve got the fly sitting in
place there now just loosely. It’s not attached yet. Now before we peg it around the base, there is some attachment
points that we need to put in place underneath the
fly to attach it to the frame. If we fold each corner
back, now this is the same on each of the six legs,
right at the top here there’s a velcro tab that goes
around the frame at the top and if we fold that
down to the bottom here there’s another velcro
tab here that attaches around the bottom of the pole
and then at the base of each corner there’s a plastic
clip that hooks onto a little plastic d-ring on the
inner base of the tent there. Do that on all six poles and
then we go around each side, there’s two extra pegs
on each side of the tent, one at the rear and then two
for the vestibule at the front and we’re almost set up. Need our last two pegs to pull for the vestibule around the front here. While I’m here I’ll
mention the ground shield that we’ve used, this is
2.44 wide by 4.88 long, fits perfectly with this tent. It even gives you a bit of
coverage under the vestibule. We’ve got our last two pegs
to put in the front here. Now that’s all the pegs
in around the base. Now there are six guy ropes to put in. Now it’s really important
to put the guy ropes in place for this tent. It’s boxy shape, it is wind
tested but in high winds these flat sides catch the wind
and it can become unstable. When we put all the guy ropes in it makes it nice and stable. You can also benefit
from upgrading the pegs that come with the tent,
get some nice thick pegs so that those guy ropes are providing tonnes of stability for the tent. When you put these guy ropes
in, make sure you’re getting them as far out from the tent as you can, so one to 1 1/2 metres out. There’s no point in putting
a guy rope this close to the tent here, it doesn’t do anything. It needs to come right out like this to give the tent tonnes of leverage. Then we can grab the two
included awning poles that came with the tent,
two extra guy ropes, and we can pitch the front,
there’s an awning so we’ve got a sheltered entrance to the tent. Now we’re almost set up, that’s
the main part of the tent. There’s two other things. Firstly we gotta step inside the tent ’cause we’ve got an
internal room divider here that goes in the middle of the tent to give it two separate areas if we want. Gotta step inside to show
you how that sets up. Now inside the tent
here, this divider goes across the middle here. So it attaches to these points, there’s one in the centre
here, then there’s one on each side on the top corner here and another one down at the base down here where we attach this divider to. Now to get the orientation
of the divider right, the zip goes down the
middle, it runs vertically down the middle so at one
end it’ll finish just short and the other end it
goes right to the base, so that’s our bottom
there where that undoes. We find these plastic little
lugs and they go through the fabric loops on the corners here. Now that’s the internal divider attached. Now we don’t have to put this in place, so we can just roll these
back, there are tabs that’ll roll it back if we like, but that gives us two
separate sleeping areas. It’s getting kinda stuffy inside this tent which makes me remember
there’s one other thing we can do on the outside of the windows and that’s peg it out with the guy ropes. I just wanna step outside and show you how you can set that up as well. Now for each of these windows
of which there’s two on each side and one at the rear,
you can unzip these outside store flaps on each side
and use the guy ropes that are pre-attached to
your window to peg it out as a bit of a shade awning like this so you allow a bit more
ventilation through the window or you can close it right
up for storm protection. Alternatively if you don’t want either, you can just roll this
right up the top here and keep it up and out the way and it allows ventilation
right through the tent. Guys that’s how you set up the
Coleman Instant Up 8P tent. Did it by myself, it was pretty easy. Easy with two. Pack up’s the same story. I’m gonna manage it by myself. First thing I’m gonna do
is take all the pegs out. So if it was windy I’d wanna be careful how many pegs I pulled out. I’d wanna make sure I left
at least a few in place so the wind didn’t catch
the tent and blow it away and as I go around I also wanna make sure all these windows are zipped up. It’s gonna make folding
the tent up so much easier. Once all the pegs are out
I can take the velcro off from each of the poles,
unclip it from the base, and pull the fly off. Just give a little bit of advice here, what I try and do when I’m folding the fly ’cause there’s nothing more
frustrating than folding a three dimensional object like this is before I pull it right off
I try and find a centre point. So this is the top of the
tent, this is the centre of the end and then I’ve got the centre of the other end here and as
I pull it off now it kinda slides and it roughly folds in half. So it just makes folding
it up a bit easier. Now ’cause I’ve got no
wind to worry about here so I’ve taken all the pegs out
before I’ve gone any further but now we can collapse the frame down. So two stages to this,
the first one is on every upright pole we press
our little button here and do that and our
uprights collapse down. And then we’ve got four
poles on the top here that we also need to collapse down. This might now work until we’ve collapsed all the other poles but we
put the button in there, go around and do that on each leg and the frame’ll collapse down. Just take care as you do that bit, try not to let the frame twist too much. Once again if you’ve
got someone helping you it’s a whole lot easier. From here we push these knuckles
back in towards themselves or in towards the base of the tent and we can fold all the arms
up to put away back in the bag. Now you probably would
benefit from a little strap or something to hold these in place, so you might wanna add to your tent ’cause there’s quite a few arms here to handle with just one person. From here when you lay it down,
try and keep all this fabric fairly neat, if we don’t
let it bunch too much it’s all gonna fold up into
the bag a whole lot easier. So I’m just sorta trying
to flatten that out as best I can, lay it on
its side and as we roll try not to twist the frame. We now grab our straps, tie it up and put it back in the bag. Another little trick with
these bigger tents ’cause heres so much extra fabric to get in the bag, there is room in here but because
the fabric’s not rolled up tightly it’s taking up more space. So if you use these
compression straps on the bag and do them up before you do the zipper it kinda closes the gap up for you. That is how you set up and pack away the Coleman Instant Up
8P Silver Series tent. Super affordable, a great
family getaway tent. You can grab ’em online at Snowys.com.au at our lowest price everyday. Thanks for watching,
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