Coleman Montana 6 Person Family Tent
Updated: Jul 25
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The Coleman Montana 6-person tent is made from Polyester Taffeta 75D with a fiber-glass pole construction. This 12’x7’ 6 Person Tent is a good value for the money and will last for years to come. While offering room for 2 queen-size beds and a center height of just under 6 feet, this family tent provides the comfort and protection we have all come to expect from a name like Coleman.
With various inventive features, such as their e-port, which allow you to run power into the family tent this 6 person tent is a strong contender for best big camping tents. This entry point is just over the tent’s tarp-style bottom so that water will not enter the interior. The shelter also offers items such as Storage Pockets to help keep essential items dry and organized.
The Angled Windows is also an innovative item. They allow you to keep the windows open during rain, not allowing the water to enter but providing ventilation within the unit. This feature, along with the D-Style door with its own awning, helps provide improved ventilation. This awning makes your camping experience more pleasant and enjoyable.
Other improvements to this big camping tent include:
*Tub-Style base, which keeps you dry in wet weather
*The Protected Seams, which have been inverted so that the stitching is inside the tent
*Wind Strong Frame with improved strengthened fiber-glass poles and guy-out triangles
*Zipper Protection helps make this a great waterproof camping tents
Setup on this easy tent unit takes 15 to 20 minutes, especially for the initial setup. After that, you should allow 10 to 15 minutes. One of the excellent features is that the setup instructions are part of the bag and not on a piece of paper that you will later use to start your campfire. While it is possible to set this tent yourself, it is certainly easier to have a second person.
Also, keep in mind the location of your setup. While the Coleman Montana 6 person tent is a good quality family tent, it helps set it up in the shade, where the sun will not be relentlessly beating down on you and your tent. This shade will aid in your comfort and help with ventilation. While the angled windows are an improvement, ventilation is always an issue inside tens due to low airflow. If electricity is a possibility, a small fan to move air is beneficial.
Another item to set up is trenching. While this unit does offer a bathtub style bottom, it is not invincible. Check the footprint area for setup for sharp items that could penetrate or pierce the bottom, causing it to lose its watertight feature. Once set up, you should trench around to help divert water from the tent. This base will help you to remain dry.
Once set up, you can notice that the large D-shaped door offers good entry and air. However, there is no window opposite the door, which does restrict cross ventilation. Also, one other downside is that the shape of the tent and where the poles are located increase stress on the door zipper, making it feel restricted while opening and closing the door. One solution here is to use both zippers and meet them in the middle.
The interior is roomy in this family tent, allowing for the two queen beds comfortably. The angled windows do indeed increase ventilation, allowing you to keep them open during rainstorms. The center height of 5’8” will allow you to move around comfortably within the tent. 2 Adults and two small children fit nicely with plenty of room to spare.
The Coleman Montana 6 person tent is roomy and weather-tight. After several days in rainy weather, only a couple of drops of moisture could be found in this waterproof camping tent. Whether this was from penetration or humidity, seeing this small amount of water inside was terrific. Also, the tub-style base, with its tarp material, kept the floor of the unit dry. The awning above the door also aided in keeping moisture out. The Rainfly was the hero here, sheltering the tent from the elements. It kept us all dry and comfortable. During dryer weather, the fly can be removed for improved ventilation and light with minimal effort.
Camping in strong winds is always a concern. The Coleman Montana 6-person tent has been improved to resist more robust winds. Keep in mind that winds above 25 mph are a concern for any tenter. The improved fiber-glass poles have more resistance that does aid in this area, but as always, be aware of your campsite and try to keep the shelter in mind when choosing your area.
Once our trip was over, came the task of breaking down and storing this easy tent for our next trip. Disassembly was quick and painless. Now folding and rolling the tent to fit it back into the storage pouch did take a couple of tries. A slightly larger bag would have made this more manageable, but the size is acceptable. Once contained, with tent and poles all stored in the bag, the unit weighs in at around 19 pounds, making this unit very portable and easy to carry while hiking.
The Coleman Montana 6 person tent is an excellent value for the money. It comes in at under $200 (currently at $111 on Amazon with an ongoing sale). Over the years, we have purchased and used many styles of tents from dome to cabin. This unit fits nicely in the middle. Ease of setup, and disassemble, Overall useful space, Ventilation, Construction, and Weatherproof makes the Coleman Montana 6 Person tent a great buy. The Coleman name has always been synonymous with outdoor life and camping. Staying to their roots and adding innovations that improve your camping experience, Coleman has again provided us an easy tent that is affordable and durable that can be used year after year.
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