Coleman WeatherMaster Tent Summary
The Coleman WeatherMaster 10-person tent review will be looking at the pros and cons of one of the most popular tents from the Coleman brand. We will break down the model so that you can see if it’s the right tent for you or not. The WeatherMaster has been on the market for a decade, and has made it into our best 10-person tents. Please feel free to view our list to see if there are any other tents you may prefer.
The tent has a tunnel-cabin construction, hinge door, and enough space for ten people. As such, this tent is ideal for family camping, especially in the summer. Without further ado, let’s get this Coleman WeatherMaster review under away!
- Size: 10-Person
- Rating: 3-season
- Weight: 31 lb
- Size: 17 x 9 ft
- Packed: 30.3 x 10.2 x 10.2”
- Fabric: Polyester taffeta 75D
Who is the WeatherMaster for?
The WeatherMaster is perfect for families or large groups of friends who want a reliable tent for warm weather camping. Ten people CAN fit in this tent if using sleeping bags squished together, but we would recommend this tent for 5-8 people if you want to live comfortably.
With a mesh ceiling, this tent comes into its own during hot weather. Technically, this is a 3-season tent, but we recommend this tent for two seasons. You will get away with late spring, summer, and early autumn.
The WeatherMaster is an affordable family tent, making it ideal for the budget-conscious camper. If you don’t go camping every week, then you probably don’t want to splash out for a luxury tent. The WeatherMaster 10 is a reliable tent that will serve you well and won’t break the bank.
- Well ventilated
- Great value
- Strong frame
- Innovative hinge door for easy access
- E-port for electrical power
- Better suited to 5-8 people
- Not for cold weather
The Coleman WeatherMaster takes 15-20 minutes to set-up (quicker if you’ve done it before and quicker still if there are two of you). Thanks to the exclusive pin-and-ring design and InstaClip attachments, the tent is easy to get erected. The poles and sleeves are color-coded too, which helps you to know which part goes where. If you do happen to get confused then you can always take a glance at the instructions sewn into the carry bag. You can watch the video below for a better look at how the tent goes together.
Materials + WhetherTec
The WeatherMaster is built using strong, steel poles to form a tunnel-cabin construction. Around the poles you will find a polyester taffeta 75D with 450mm PU coating. The tent also features the innovative patented WeatherTec System:
- Wind-resistant – As part of the WeatherTec System, the WeatherMaster has a wind-responsive build that can withstand 35mph winds. The structure can be made even stronger by using the guy-out lines & triangles. With that said, this is a tall tent that is not meant for heavy storms.
- Water-resistant – As well as waterproof polyester fabric, the tent has inverted seams that prevent water from leaking inside. This tent’s floor is water-resistant too! It is made from 1000D Polyethylene that feels like a type of plastic – this is welded to the tent walls to create a tub design. For further protection you could give your tent in a coat of water-proofer and use a durable tarp underneath the tent. View our recommend tarps.
Size + Portability
The tent has a total floor area of 17 ft x 9 ft, which technically allows for ten sleeping bags to squeeze together. However, if you want a spacious living experience then we would recommend this tent for 6-8 people, depending on how much gear you have. It will fit three queen airbeds.
The Coleman WeatherMaster weighs 31lb, which is isn’t the lightest tent around, but it was never designed to be. This weight is to be expected for a tent of this size and strength. If you want a lighter tent then you may be sacrificing some strength and durability. The tent packs down into the carry bag that measure 30.3 x 10.2 x 10.2”.
Like many Coleman tents, the WeatherMaster has a sturdy hinge door that makes it easy to get in and out of the tent. This feature is something not found on your usual tent, and is something that makes the tent feel more like a home. Want to see more hinge door tents? Note that this tent has two doors – one on either side. The front has a hinge door, while the back has a regular zip door.
You won’t experience any stuffy living conditions with the WeatherMaster, even in humid weather. This tent is packed full of windows and mesh openings. The ceiling is mesh too – although it can be covered with the partial-cover rain-fly for weather protection.
We hope this Coleman WeatherMaster 10 review has helped you to learn more about this impressive tent. To sum up, we can see why this is such a popular tent. Although it has a declared capacity of 10 people, it would be better suited for 5-8 people if you’re camping with gear and want more space.
The WeatherMaster has a few innovative features that set it apart from the competition. For example, the hinge door makes this tent feel like a home and removes the annoyance of tradition zip doors. The tent also has their patented WeatherTec system that comes with welded floors and inverted seams.
The amount of mesh on this tent gives superior airflow that makes ideal for family summer camping. You would think all these benefits would result in a premium price, but this is far from the case.
Coleman WeatherMaster FAQ
Q: Does the WeatherMaster come with stakes? Yes, but they aren’t the most premium.
Q: Does it give good ventilation? This is one the most ventilated tents on the market. It is excellent for summer camping.
Q: Does this tent have multiple rooms? The WeatherMaster has a divider in the middle that can be removed to create one room.