Coleman Instant Up Silver 6P Tent Review

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The Instant Up tent is packed with the latest tent technology, including a fully seam-sealed fly, patented welded floors, inverted seams, and a waterproof rating of 1500mm.

It features mid-level materials and innovative features at a low cost. These tents currently retail for around $300 AUD and are a perfect sized tent for 2-3 adults.

Pros: Fast and easy setup, spacious, value for money
Cons: Less suited to high winds

This tent is very similar to the Gold version but is more affordable and is constructed from fewer premium materials.

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Here are the key differences between the Coleman Silver and Gold instant tents:

  • Silver upper is 150D polyester while Gold is 75D and 185D ripstop polyester
  • The floor on the Silver is Polyethylene while on the Gold it is 420D polyoxford PVC
  • Silver has a 1500mm Waterproof Rating while Gold is 3000mm
  • Silver weighs 15.3kg while the Gold weighs 20kg

The bottom line is that it’s essentially the same tent but with less durable and waterproof materials which translates to a lower price.

Like the Gold version, this tent features Coleman’s Instant Up Hub, a fully seam-sealed fly, large windows with roll-up rear flaps, and a large front awning.

Reviews of this tent are generally very positive although some users have reported it being less sturdy than they would like in high winds.


The Coleman Instant 6P Tent is one of the fastest tents to set up currently on the market.

Its unique hub design means this tent can be set up or packed down in just 2 minutes making this tent perfect for those who want to get set up in a hurry.

The Instant Up hub

Once the frame is erected, the fly can quickly be attached and awnings extended to provide additional shade or shelter. 


All Coleman Instant tents are built for a wide range of weather conditions and feature the WeatherTec™ System. This system has been built to handle extreme weather such as winds up to 80km per hour and heavy rain.

The combination of fully-taped rainfly seams, coated polyester fabric and plenty of ventilation makes the Coleman Instant 6-person tent perfect for a wide range of Australian weather conditions. 


The Coleman Instant six-person tent is a suitable size for 2-3 adults and has internal dimensions of 330cm L x 270cm W.


As well as being big enough to put two queen-sized air beds in the tent, its hub design means a high roof pitch making it easier for taller people to move around inside. 


The Coleman Instant Up tents are packed with features that make them not only suitable for a wide variety of weather conditions but also make them comfortable for extended camping adventures.

Key features include :

  • Large windows will roll-up rear flaps to allow increased airflow
  • Inverted seams to ensure rain is kept out
  • Internal cord management
  • Fully seam-sealed fly with large front awning
  • Welded floors
  • A sturdy carry bag included for easy transport


We highly recommend the Coleman Instant up 6-person tent for those wanting a tent that can hold up in a range of Australian weather conditions.

There are not many tents in this class that offer as many features at such an affordable price.

The Coleman Instant Up 6 Person Tent is a fantastic value and we recommend it for those who are on a budget but don’t want to sacrifice on ease of use.

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