I’m here to discover whether the Coleman Evanston is truly better than the Coleman Steel Creek, or vice versa.
So if you’re wondering which one IS the best out of the two, keep reading because that’s what I will be finding out in this article.
What Is The Coleman Evanston Screened Tent?
Product Name: Coleman Evanston Screened Tent
Occupancy: 6 and 8-Person options
Setup Time: 15 minutes
Weight: 26.3 pounds
Center Height: 6 feet
Floor Size: 15 x 12 feet
Packed Dimensions: 9.75 x 11 x 27.75 inches
This tent contains a screened porch and 4 large windows that provide great ventilation.
The Coleman Evanston is designed for simple setup and easy carrying, while the WeatherTec system keeps floors welded and the seams inverted so no rain makes its way inside the tent.
The Insta-Clip poles makes this tent capable of standing in strong winds as well.
Sadly, there isn’t much information around the internet that shows everything this tent offers, but at least I managed to dig SOME things up.
- Holds 2 queen-sized air mattresses
- Stays standing in strong winds
- Can be pitched in 15 minutes
- Contains a screened porch with its own flooring
- Ventilates well due to the 4 large windows
- Your stargazing opportunities are very limited
- The long guylines create a tripping hazard
- Rain can get inside the screened porch
What Is The Coleman Steel Creek 6 Person Tent?
Product Name: Coleman Steel Creek 6 Person Tent
Setup Time: 7 minutes
Weight: 19.01 pounds
Center Height: 5.8 feet
Floor Size: 10 x 9 feet w/ 10 x 5 feet screened room
Packed Dimensions: 26 x 9.5 x 9.5 inches
Much like the Coleman Evanston, the Coleman Steel Creek 6 Person Tent contains the screened-off porch area, however, this one only has one size rating instead of two (6-person only).
In saying that, you can use the extra spacing (porch) as a room, so somebody can sleep inside it when you know there will be no rain in the night.
This specific tent can be pitched in 50% less time than comparable Coleman tents due to the special feature it provides.
It also contains the WeatherTec system, which is GUARANTEED to keep the rain out, as claimed by the manufacturers.
The frame is designed to withstand winds of up to 35+ MPH.
This tent has reflective guylines so you eliminate the tripping hazard while having enough space to hold two queen-sized air mattresses as well.
- Reflective guylines so you don’t trip up at night
- Contains a screened porch
- Can be pitched in 7 minutes!
- Fits 2 queen-sized air mattresses
- Very weather-resistant
- Your stargazing views are limited
- Rain can get into the screened porch
- It’s a struggle to get back into the carry bag
What Tent Do I Recommend
To be totally honest with you, I’m a huge fan of the Coleman Steel Creek 6 Person Tent for the simple fact that it can be pitched in 50% less time than the Coleman Evanston, has reflective guylines, and withstands the elements incredibly well.
However, the Coleman Evanston Screened Tent isn’t far behind!
Both of these tents are similar but still unique in their own way.
After reviewing both of these tents thoroughly, I have come to the conclusion that the Coleman Steel Creek can be pitched faster, it is lighter, and JUST as weather-resistant as the Evanston.
The Coleman Evanston is heavier, takes longer to pitch and has dangerous guylines that you simply can not see at nighttime.
The choice is completely yours, but I can happily recommend the Coleman Steel Creek to you since it contains features that are much better than the Evanston.
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