Are Wenzel tents better than Coleman tents?
What are the main differences between these 2 brands and what do they have to offer?
I’ve been around long enough to know what I’m talking about when it comes to these 2 brands, and I’ll be explaining what I think about them in this article.
Both Wenzel and Coleman specialize in the same stuff so what makes one better than the other? Well lets find out!
What Wenzel Specialize In
I just finished a 3000 word article reviewing the 7 best Wenzel tents, and that’s AFTER doing individual Wenzel tent reviews over the years.
I can confidently say that Wenzel are the type of brand that stand by their product 100% and only want their customers to experience the best.
They don’t have expensive tents, but they still want to stand out from the crowd.
That’s why they specialize in a Lite Reflect system, which requires any type of lighting source to work.
They have many useful features that competition in the same price range don’t offer, as well as amazing stargazing opportunities.
That’s right, 5 out of the 7 tents I reviewed had mesh ceilings for stargazing, making them the most cheapest, effective summer camping brand in my opinion, of course!
- Amazing customer service – Many users have emphasized the fact that Wenzel are one of the few brands that actually stand by their tents and make sure you’re happy with your purchase
- High value for money – Wenzel tents are affordable, feature-packed and have good weatherproofing. They offer a lot without asking for much in return
- Easy to setup – Wenzel tents are designed for beginner-to-intermediate campers, so they’re user-friendly and easy to setup even without the instructions!
- Good protection from rain and wind – Few of their tents actually need seam sealing before being taken out. Other than that, MOST are ready to go straight out of the box and can handle rain and wind really well
- Stargazing opportunities – Like I said, 5/7 tents I reviewed all have stargazing opportunities. Wenzel know how to make a good summer tent!
- Zipper problem – Many Wenzel tents have issues with the zippers, which have been found to be low quality, cheap and have a high chance of breaking
- Short Lifespan – Their tents are by no means expensive so it’s not possible for them to last for years of frequent use. However, they will if they’re used for seasonal camping only
What Coleman Specialize In
Every man, woman, grandmother, son, uncle and his dog know Coleman.
Ask any person that’s camped at least once who Coleman are, they’ll probably tell you they used a Coleman tent!
Being the avid outdoorsman I am, I’m going to tell you exactly what Coleman specialize in so you get a better understanding of this brand and how they go about doing things.
Coleman are probably the most common brand for camping, the reason being they’ve been around for so damn long!
They specialize in affordability, vastness (a wide range) and good quality products.
Their tents are not the best but they sure as hell work, and they are good for the price, and that’s why people love them so much.
Good selection – They have WAY more tents than Wenzel and they are available in all sizes, whereas you’re limited on your selection with Wenzel
Good quality – Coleman are a little more pricier than Wenzel, however, that’s because they produce better quality tents with lesser chance of breaking
WeatherTec technology – All Coleman tents are equipped with their special WeatherTec technology, which strengthens corners, eliminates pin holes and inverts the seams for strong wind/rain protection
Lounge Porch – They have a good selection of tents with lounged screen porches, which is amazing to use in the summer
More research required – Because they have a wide range of tents, it takes more effort to find the good, the bad and the real quality
Shaky quality – Although they are a little better than Wenzel when it comes to quality, they are still well known for having downright bad tents from time to time. Sometimes they release flawless tents and sometimes they break easily
I’ve reviewed a LOT more Coleman tents than Wenzel and I have discovered that Coleman produce higher quality tents, but they are also pricier.
They both specialize in affordability but Coleman has more variety, whereas Wenzel has less (probably because they aren’t as popular).
So take your pick.
Would you like the utmost cheapest, feature-packed with great weatherproofing brand? Then go with Wenzel.
Or would you rather have the more pricier, better quality and more variety brand? Then Coleman it is.
Still need help? All questions and concerns are welcome in the comments below!