While I’ve had many bad experiences in tents before, I don’t like to see anyone else go through the same experiences as me.
And it’s not a good thing to happen when you have children involved which makes it 10x worse, as your tent suddenly breaks in the middle of the night from a strong gust of wind, or you wake up and your gear is completely soaked!
Avoid this common mistake and choose the correct tent. Read my full Coleman Montana 8 Tent Review, find out if it’s actually worth getting and then decide if you want to spend on your money on it, or if it’s just not worth your time.
What does this thing do? The Coleman Montana 8 Tent is typically designed to fit 8 people.
It’s also capable of fitting 3 queen size air mattresses, and the reason this tent stands out from the crowd – it actually has a hinged ‘D’ door, good for keeping those pesky mosquitoes out during the day.
What ultimate benefits does this specific product provide? I find that this tent has incredible room space, unlike some 8 person tents that claim to house 8 people yet will only fit 5 comfortably.
This tent can actually fit 8 people in. However as always, it is best to keep 5-7 people for a comfortable sleep.
What are its specifications?
Weight: 24.5 pounds
Electrical ports: Yes
Door awning: Yes
Dimensions: 16 ft. x 7 ft
Center height: 6 ft. 2 inches
Guarantee: Limited 1 year warranty
Who It’s For
I would say that this tent is a good choice for family campers, friends who want a weekend trip or car campers just in case you need somewhere to sleep if the rain comes in.
It’s not for extended hiking trips due to the weight and size of this thing.
This tent is also capable of holding 3 queen size air mattresses and it’s pretty high in the center (6 ft. 2 inches).
Pricing & Purchase Details
This tent is currently available on Amazon.com, while the price range varies between $120 and $140, it also includes free shipping and a 1 year limited warranty.
Coleman will replace any broken parts on the tent in that first 1 year window.
- A lot of tents have trouble with the zipper due to excessive use, I find that this tent has a Velcro to hold the door in place during the day and zip it up at night, thus making the zipper last longer
- The ‘D’-shaped hinged door is by far my favorite feature, makes getting in and out a breeze without having to zip and unzip every time someone wants to go inside.
- This tent is incredibly roomy, which makes a great choice for someone that’s sick of the normal 2-3 person tents
- It seems to hold up in strong winds pretty good, something that’s hard to find in a tall tent at this price range
- Even though it’s a huge tent, it can be pitched with 1 person and in about 15 minutes AFTER a bit of practice first
- I really like how it has windows even with the rain fly on, most tents that have a rain fly will have no windows, stopping ventilation
- As with most tents, this is almost impossible to get it back in its carry bag
- While the hinged door is a nice touch, it doesn’t really align with the Velcro properly
- I think this tent would be better if it had room dividers
- Just like most other tents, the floor can rip if not using a tarp before you pitch it
- It’s not the greatest for keeping the rain out
Do I Recommend This Tent?
Although there are many people that claim this tent is completely waterproof and able to stay dry even with hours of downpour, there are also a good number of individuals claiming that this tent is not waterproof at all and just a waste of money.
After some thorough research I have come to the conclusion that this tent is actually waterproof, however there’s an ‘off-chance’ you could get a bad tent, one that wasn’t made as good as the rest, thus causing it to be not as waterproof.
If you don’t want to take a huge risk, where you may or may not get a good tent that is going to be waterproof, then I can only recommend the Coleman 6 Person tent.
If you want a spacious and affordable 8 person tent for backyard camping then yes, it is highly recommended.
Like I said above, the Coleman 6 Person tent might be what you are after, guaranteed to keep you dry all night and still able to stay standing during strong winds, and it’s roughly the same price too.
Or if you want something a little stronger and also guaranteed to keep you safe from the elements, and a perfect choice for summer months due to the full mesh roof, then the Slumberjack 4 Person tent is something to look at.
My Final Opinion
I really like how this tent is spacious enough for 6-8 people, yet I can’t guarantee that it’s going to keep you dry in heavy downpours due to many mixed feedback regarding its waterproof capabilities, and for that reason this tent is not recommended.
However that’s not to say that it isn’t good for backyard camping, because I think it would work perfectly for a night out with the kids, considering you know the upcoming weather forecast, if that is what you are wanting it for then this tent is highly recommended < Backyard camping only.
If you want something that’s going to keep you dry while you are out in the wilderness or in a public campsite then I would rather go with the Coleman 6 person tent < Better choice for wilderness and public camping – which will actually keep you dry during downpours.