Coleman Elite WeatherMaster 6

This is one of those tents that are simply designed to give you the best time in the great outdoors. Coleman Elite WeatherMaster 6 is very spacious. There’s enough room for six people to feel completely comfortable–and still have more room left. The ceiling is also very high, giving you a lot of room to […]

Last updateAugust 15, 2018
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Coleman Elite WeatherMaster 6

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This is one of those tents that are simply designed to give you the best time in the great outdoors.

Coleman Elite WeatherMaster 6 is very spacious.

There’s enough room for six people to feel completely comfortable--and still have more room left. The ceiling is also very high, giving you a lot of room to move around naturally.

Is it nice though?

Since it’s made in the cabin style, the Coleman Elite WeatherMaster 6 offers a luxurious accommodation for camping.

What’s immediately striking about this tent is that it has three rooms including the screened porch area.

The customers we interviewed loved how the three separate rooms enhanced the comfort aspect.

How many doors?

What’s also great is that there are two doors on the tent. You have the D-style front door, for a quick exit and entry, but there is also a zippered door for going to the porch area. In addition to this, there are five windows, which are very good for protecting the tent from the rain.

And a mesh roof…

When it comes to the tent design, one of the best features is definitely the decision to go with the mesh roof. This way, you can enjoy the night sky, yet be completely protected from insects and other critters.

When to use it?

Coleman Elite WeatherMaster 6 is a 3-season tent, which means it’s good for use during the summer months.

As many users have said, this tent performs well even during rainy periods.

However, in these instances, you’ll need to put the rainfly over it, for real protection against the rain.

Drum roll, please…

As for the accessories, we have to mention - the screened porch!

This addition is what makes the Coleman Elite WeatherMaster 6 a favorite among campers.

The porch is great because it allows you to stay away from insects, while being outside the tent.

The porch itself wasn’t made to sustain heavy rains, but it can definitely protect you from light, passing rain.

You don’t have to worry about your porch floor being soaking wet. However, if you want to protect the porch area, you can pull the rainfly over it – it’s designed to cover it.

The rainfly is also great…

The rainfly itself is the reason why this tent was named “WeatherMaster”. It can cover the entire mesh roof, and extend down to the sides, so it protects the tent from the rain.

Nevertheless, some users have complained that the rain can come in through the main D-style door. The solution for this is probably to use the porch area as the main entry, keeping the D-style door closed when it’s raining.

This is not something to worry about, as it will only happen when there is a lot of rain. But then again, the tent wasn’t made for extended periods of bad weather.

Is it easy set-up?

The structure of the tent is solid.

The poles are made of steel and fiberglass, and they're very stable.

The set-up is not complicated, though it will take some time, so don’t expect to finish everything in a matter of minutes.

On average, it took our testers about 20 minutes to set up the tent.

Definitely not a lot, given the features it has to offer.

However, it’s definitely not possible for one person to set it up – the task will require two people, so make a note of that.

On the other hand, it can be disassembled by one person. This will also take close to 20 minutes.

What about accessories?

Coleman Elite WeatherMaster 6 comes with a great LED light with a 3-mode setting, placed below the mesh roof.

The great thing is it's floor switch, which means you can operate it from the tent floor. No more climbing out of your cozy sleeping bag to switch off the light! Just roll on over to the floor switch and viola!

In addition to this, the Coleman Elite WeatherMaster 6 comes with stakes and a storage sack.

You can always upgrade it with more accessories, but most owners of this tent say it already offers a bunch of things a regular camper would need.

Drawbacks?

Although two people would probably need around 20 minutes to set it up, this can amount to a bit more, especially if you’re not experienced.

Also, the porch doesn’t have a floor. This might be good when there’s rain (because it can fall directly on the ground).

But…

If you want to sit on the floor, you'll definitely need something to put in there – like a tarp/footprint – in order to sit comfortably.

The problem with the batteries…

And finally, the LED light doesn’t come with the batteries. you'll have to purchase them separately. Many people find this irritating, because the LED light is one of the reasons why they decide to get the tent in the first place.

Also, the tent most likely won’t perform so well during bad weather. Be sure to purchase it only if you plan on camping during the summer months

All in all…

Coleman Elite WeatherMaster 6 is a really good tent, designed to give you a comfortable camping experience. There are minor issues with it, but it’s definitely a good product.

1-year limited warranty (proof of purchase is required to obtain warranty performance.)

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Features

  • fabric type: polyester
  • steel/fiberglass poles
  • porch area with screen
  • LED light
  • mesh roof
  • 2 doors
  • rainfly
  • WeatherTec waterproof
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