Coleman 17X9 Weathermaster Tent 10

Last updated date: August 28, 2019

DWYM Score

8.5

Coleman 17X9 Weathermaster Tent 10

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We looked at the top Family Tents and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Family Tent you should buy.

Editor's Note October 19, 2020:
Checkout The Best Family Tent for a detailed review of all the top family tents.

Overall Take


In our analysis of 133 expert reviews, the Coleman Coleman 17X9 Weathermaster Tent 10 placed 6th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

With enough room to fit three queen size air beds, the Coleman WeatherMaster 10-Person Tent feels more like a house than a tent. This camping tent is tall enough to stand in comfortably and comes with a hinged front door and a zippered back door to let people come and go easily. The backpacking tent is designed with the WeatherTec system that features patented welded floors and inverted seams to help ensure you stay dry if it starts to rain. The Variflo adjustable ventilation system allows you to customize cooling comfort, while reverse-angled windows let in the light and air but not water. This heavy-duty tent sets up quickly thanks to color-coded poles and continuous pole sleeves and stores conveniently in the included carry bag. Under certain conditions (cold weather, high humidity, etc.) condensation will form on the inside of your tent. Condensation is caused by water vapor from your breath, perspiration, or any wet clothing inside the tent.It is not leakage through the tent fabric. It can be minimized by removing wet clothing from your tent and by providing good ventilation through the tent. The Coleman WeatherMaster 10 Tent has two rooms and plenty of space for the entire family. Up to ten campers can sleep easily inside thanks to the 17-by-nine-inch (W x D) footprint and six-foot, four-inch center height. Two doors— including a patent-pending hinged front door— offer easy in-and-out. A convenient electrical access port lets you run a cord from your device in the tent to an outside power source, while an interior gear pocket helps you keep things organized. Setup is quick and simple thanks two color-coded poles and continuous pole sleeves, shock-corded fiberglass poles, an exclusive pin-and-ring design, and InstaClip attachments. Straightforward instructions are sewn into the convenient carry bag, and separate stake and pole bags are also included.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

9.1
13 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

8.0
1,659 user reviews

What experts liked

The inclusion of inverted seams helps to keep you dry at all times. It also has a hinged front door and zippered back door for convenient access.
- The Z9
The materials used in this tent are durable and reliable. These include fibreglass shock-corded poles, continuous pole sleeves, 75 denier polyester material, 68 denier mesh made of polyester and tent floor constructed out of polyethene.
- The Top Pro
Comes with a patented hinged door to enhance you to quickly access in or out.
- Paramatan
July 14, 2019 | Full review
Tent is designed to be completely waterproof. Steep awnings are built over the windows to allow ventilation without allowing water or snow to enter.
- Independent Wolf
It assures that you will be dry when it rains while allowing a slight breeze of cool air to enter except the water. Coleman WeatherMaster tent is tent that feels just like home and gives you extra comfort when camping somewhere far away.
- A Top Daily
With two rooms, the tent can provide ample space for relaxation and sleeping for big groups so much so that they can have their things stored inside the tent. You can also have one big room if you prefer by not using the divider that bisects the tent down the middle.
- Family Tent Info
It has a resilient waterproof floor with welded floor seams to prevent water from seeping into the tent from the ground.
- All Camping Stuff
November 14, 2015 | Full review
It comes with an easy set up feature, and you can easily convert the tent from being a screened porch to a suitable bedroom.
- My Family Tent
The Weathermaster has plenty of ventilation that’s designed for summer camping. The mesh ceiling and windows provided offers plenty of air circulation. Keeping the doors open and window flaps down provides maximum ventilation.
- Smart Camping Tent Reviews
It has enough space. Users can sleep, walk, move, and relax comfortably. This is one of the key factors to consider when you are looking for this kind of product.
- Outdoors Voyager
The waterproofing and weatherproofing features of this tent are also amazing. For instance, it features specifically-angled windows that keep the rain out even if you leave the windows open.
- Kayak NV
This Coleman Weather Master 10 Man Tent has hinged door so that the campers can move in and out easily.
- Tents Review
Great for large families – Kids love this tent, until they become teenagers, of course, and are more comfortable in their own tent separate from Mom and Dad
- Tactical Smarts
November 7, 2018 | Full review

What experts didn't like

Tent isn’t designed to provide enough ventilation for hot weather camping, making it slightly less versatile than other cold weather tents.
- Independent Wolf
Despite its name, the tent is not designed for use in the winter because it only has a single skin on the sides. If you are to camp out during the winter season, you’d rather use a mountaineering tent with single or double wall construction as this type of tent can make you warmer when you are outdoors.
- Family Tent Info
Has flimsy metal and plastic tent stakes, invest in some better Coleman steel pegs.
- All Camping Stuff
November 14, 2015 | Full review
The cabin design will not stand up against storms and bad weather like a dome shaped shelter will.
- Smart Camping Tent Reviews
It has flimsy metal stakes and plastic stakes for its rainfly.
- Outdoors Voyager
Disassembling the tent is a bit quirky.
- Kayak NV
The quality of the poles may disappoint you.
- Tents Review
Not so easy to set up – Set up is a 2 person job, because the tent is so large, and putting up the center poles is a bit of a challenge
- Tactical Smarts
November 7, 2018 | Full review

Our Expert Consultant

Shawna Newman 
Camping And Outdoor Expert

Shawna Newman is the editor-in-chief of Active Weekender, a website that provides resources — from gear recommendations to beginner tips — to people looking to plan outdoor adventures. Her favorite outdoor activity is hiking, and she is on a quest to visit every national park in the U.S.

 

An Overview On Family Tents

Camping is far more fun when you have someone sharing the experience with you. But with a family-size tent, you can camp in groups, whether you’re traveling with your in-laws, your spouse and kids, your favorite friends or a combination of all of the above. With tents readily available to sleep two or more families, you can turn your camping excursion into an outing to remember.

Chances are, though, you won’t want to spend half your trip setting up your tent. Manufacturers have found clever ways to make tent setup easier, including attaching the poles to the material so there are no pieces to assemble. Some family tents can be erected as quickly as 60 seconds, especially once you’ve gotten the hang of it.

Capacity can be tricky. Although some tents promise to hold up to 12 people, things can get a little cramped when you have all the sleeping bags fully rolled out. Measurements will matter more than how the tent is advertised, so use a measuring tape to map it out and decide on the size that will accommodate sleeping arrangements.

“It’s important to get a tent that’s big enough for everyone who will be in it,” says outdoor and camping expert Shawna Newman, editor-in-chief of Active Weekender. “Luckily, tents are rated by how many people should fit inside, i.e. a 3-person tent. However, I suggest that you get a tent that’s supposed to fit 1-2 more people than you’re camping with so that everyone is comfortable.”

Also consider how many doors you will need, which will depend on the makeup of your party.

“Camping with small children? Then you probably only want one door so they can’t easily leave the tent without a parent,” Newman suggests. “Camping with teens or other adults? Look for a two-door tent so you don’t have to step over too many people to exit the tent.”

Your tent won’t be air-conditioned, and things can get stuffy once you pack it full of people. Newer tents build in vents and roofs that you can open up to promote airflow, along with the mesh windows that will let in air when you choose. Some tents are also built to keep out the sun’s rays, making them great for those who like midday naps on vacation.

The heat isn’t the only thing that can make camping challenging. You’ll need to be prepared for stormy weather, including rain and strong winds. Many tents are built using material that resists water, but you’ll also need to pay close attention to how sturdy the tent is. Your tent poles should be able to remain standing in reasonably strong winds. You’ll also find air vents become especially important when it’s raining outside.

“It’s also important to have a tent that is appropriate for the type of weather you’ll be camping in with the family,” Newman says. “I recommend a three-season tent because it is the most versatile option on the market.”

She points out that, when shopping for tents, you will absolutely get what you pay for. Higher-quality tents will have seams already sealed to protect from rain. They will also have a rainfly, which helps when you experience unexpected bouts of rain. She also suggests looking for a family tent that offers good internal storage, like pockets and ceiling loops for water bottles, lanterns and the like.

“Getting a quality tent for taking the family camping means that you’ll have something that should last you for many years to come,” Newman says. “And if you buy a good three-season tent with plenty of room for everyone, then you should be able to take it almost anywhere during most of the year and be able to enjoy a cheap family vacation.”

Just remember to do a trial run for setting the tent up at home first: “The last thing you want is to be struggling with it at the campsite,” Newman says.

The Family Tent Buying Guide

  • At one time, setting up a campsite was a chore. Tent setup required multiple people following a confusing instruction manual. But today’s tents are far easier, with poles attached to keep you from having to deal with fitting multiple parts together. The CORE 9-Person Instant Cabin Tent can be in place in as little as 60 seconds, while other CORE models take a little longer. The Coleman Cabin Tent with Instant Setup just requires unfolding the nylon and interlinked poles, then guiding it to its natural shape. It’s important to note that these instant tents are convenient, but you still have the somewhat arduous task of taking them down and folding them up to transport home once your camping trip is over.
  • For larger tents, it’s important to give occupants a way to find some privacy. Look for a tent that provides two wall separators that give you three separate rooms, allowing you to set up one area for living space and two for bedrooms, or however else you’d prefer to configure things. The CORE 9-Person Instant Cabin Tent and Coleman Cabin Tent with Instant Setup have one room divider that gives you a separate walled-off area.
  • Whether you’re camping in the dead of summer or taking advantage of perfect weather in the fall or spring, ventilation is extremely important in any tent. You’ll need one that not only has windows built in, but also vents to promote airflow and take advantage of any breezes. The CORE 9-Person Instant Cabin Tent has both ground and ceiling vents in addition to multiple windows. Other CORE models have two large doors and windows that all have mesh, as well as an all-mesh ceiling and adjustable vents on both sides. The Coleman Cabin Tent with Instant Setup has roof vents, but it also uses darkroom technology to keep 90% of the sunlight out to give you a dark, cool place to nap or just relax during the day.