It’s that time of year again, the kids are out of school, the family is all assembled for our favorite holidays, the weather is getting warm, and we’re all preparing for a trip into the great outdoors. The next step is finding the perfect tent. Our camping tent review brought us to the Coleman Hooligan Tent, because it’s one of the lightest weight, easy to set up tents out there. It’s also completely equipped with a large rain fly and vestibule to help you thwart the weather.
You’ll feel safe letting your kids enjoy this tent out back too- it’s built with Coleman’s Weather Tec System that means that it’ll stay dry in practically any condition while providing excellent and expansive meshing to keep you temperate when the conditions are hot in the middle of the summer. The easiest to set up of any variety of tent, it’ll quickly become your favorite when you’re on the go, and you really aren’t looking to set up camp.
We really like the fact that this tent is available in different sizes, too. If you’re looking to let your only child camp out with a friend, or allow for some sibling boding, you might want to purchase the moderately priced 2-Person sleeper, but if you’re looking for wholesome family fun in a series of tent you just can’t beat, go ahead and pick up the 4-Sleeper for only a few dollars more. You can’t possibly go wrong with this one.
The Coleman Hooligan Tent is easy to assemble. As a premier backpacking tent, you’ll really struggle to find a lighter model, and it’s got a great weather fly that guarantees you’ll stay warm and dry in the cold, or well-ventilated in the summer. Additionally, it comes with everything you’d need to get started, and you can’t possibly lose the directions, because they’re sewn on the bag!
Here are a few of our favorite details:
– It’s completely fire retardant:
If you’re sending your kids out, you’ll know that they’ll be completely safe, as this tent won’t catch fire if exposed to a flyaway spark or ember.
– Extremely lightweight for backpacking OR camping
When you’re out hiking you haven’t got the time to set up a hefty tent with a wide variety of poles and complicated directions, you need to simply set it up and get on with setting up your campsite. You’ll be able to throw up the Hooligan in bad weather at the drop of a hat, but it’s well designed so that it can withstand practically any weather conditions that you might face.
– Interior storage pockets
This might seem like a minor thing to be excited about, but we love having areas to plan our storage of our supplies. Plus, we can keep more important things right beside us if we need them, as well as store snacks or beverages to grab on the go (well packaged, of course).
– Rugged bathroom style floor that completely wraps up the side of the model
We really enjoy the flooring in this one, because it keeps you perfectly dry in any condition out there. We’ve done a lot of quality tent reviews, and what we’ve found, more often than not the floors of the tent just don’t stand up to wear. This flooring is 1000 series, and it wraps up the side of the model to make sure not to rip the seams. Additionally, it’s affordable and well-sized.
Weather And Use
While this tent isn’t as sturdy against snow as other models might be with more poles and support, the ease of use makes this tent more usable in some situations. It’s got a very sturdy canape area to help repel water, and the canape actually stands away from the entrance, so you can even sit underneath your “front porch” if there’s a rainstorm or enjoy a campfire right before you go to bed. It’s great against rain, muck and mud, and requires little preparation in emergency situations, which is a huge plus in our books.
- Unbeatable ease of set-up
- Sturdy floor
- Expansive canape to keep you warm and dry
- Excellent ventilation system
- Very Affordable
Tie Down System leaves a lot to be desired as the Coleman stakes are relatively flimsy and only 4 stakes are allocated to hold the tent itself down-Not as sturdy as other models out there, but they don’t match the low price, either
When you’re looking for overall ease of use, look no further than the Coleman Hooligan Tent. It really is a great tent for all around use, especially if you’re backpacking and need a high quality, weatherproof tent FAST. It’s also very affordable, which is a huge plus- and available in a wide variety of sizes!