One of the best tents for family camping, as well as very reasonably priced is the Coleman Montana 8 tent.  This is a one room family tent that will sleep up to 8 people at a time with plenty of room to spare. Great for large families, boy scout troops and extended camping excursions, the Coleman Montana 8 Tent offers a lot of features at this inexpensive price level.  This Coleman measures a generous  16 feet by 7 feet with the center height at a huge 6 feet 2 inches tall.

This Coleman is a modified dome structure tent. There is a front porch and wings which provide a lot of outdoor living space. It is easily transportable and simple to set up. There is plenty of good ventilation with this Coleman Montana 8. There is an  innovative hinged door, a vented Cool Air Port, a privacy vent window and you can control the airflow with the Variflo adjustable ventilation system. Condensation should not be a problem and Coleman’s Weathertec system is guaranteed to keep you dry as well.

The Coleman Montana 8 is constructed out of a  tent fabric that is 68D polyester mesh and 75D polyester taffeta inside, with a 75D polyester taffeta flysheet, along with strong 11mm fiberglass poles.

Coleman Montana 8 features and Specifications

  • 8 person/1 room tent
  • Weathertec Systen keeps you dry
  • 16′x7′ footprint
  • Modified dome structure
  • 74″ center height
  • 1 Hinged doors
  • Fly has an extended overhand and a fly pole and wings
  • Front Porch and Wings provide great outdoor living space
  • Control airflow with Variflo™ adjustable ventilation
  • Vented Cool-Air™ port
  • Privacy vent window
  • Interior gear pocket
  • Electrical access port
  • Reverse angle windows
  • Easy set up with continuous, color coded pole sleeves and shock-corded poles
  • Easy instructions sewn into durable carry bag
  • Carry bag also includes separate sacks for poles and stakes
  • Fly: Polyester taffeta 75D
  • Mesh: Polyester 68D inner tent
  • Floor: Polyethylene 1000D-140g/sqm floor
  • 11mm fiberglass poles

Coleman Montana 8 Tent Reviews

All of the reviews have been good for this tent. We had problems trying to find criticism of this tent as there really wasn’t any. I sure that if we spoke to hard core backpackers, we would get complaints that this was too heavy a tent for them. Almost all of the reviewers praised how this tent kept them dry in storms.  The following says it all.

One reviewer said ” northern NH heavy rains came through with big winds. At one point you could not see 100 feet through the rain. One end of the tent got picked up by the wind with me and three kids in it. My daughter asked if this is normal and I told her to stand over there to keep it from rising. shortly after a down burst of wind hit camp site and the ceiling was pushing down on us so I was holding the middle up. This lasted 20 minutes then we where able to go out and see the damage 29 trees where broken or down. But the tent never leaked a drop wouldn’t believed it if i wasn’t there myself.”

What more can we say?


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