The Coleman Cobra tent is quick and easy to set up and it really is a great value backpacking tent. It has a 3000 mm HH waterproofing making it ideal as a two season tent for use in both spring and summer. It is also available as a 2 man or 3 man tent.
My wife and I use the 3 person tent when going camping together, and I also own a two man coleman cobra tent for when I go solo camping. Read more about our top 10 1 man tents
We got both versions of the Coleman Cobra from Amazon which was much cheaper than the prices listed elsewhere on the internet. Here is a full specification of the Coleman Cobra tent:
Living area groundsheet:
|2 Man Cobra
|3 Man Cobra
Coleman Cobra Tent Review
I personally like to have a little extra space, and the coleman cobra 2 man tent is a luxurious size for just me. Although it’s not the lightest tent in the world, I decided that the extra space was worth the extra weight on my back. Though if you aren’t fussy about the extra room then the 2 man tent is more than suitable for 2 people.
The same can be said for the 3 man Coleman Cobra Tent. It is extremely spacious for me and my wife and it allows us to keep our rather large backpacks inside the tent. It would quite easily fit 3 adults inside however you may need to leave your backpacks in between the inner and outer layer.
The tent pack size is a little bulkier than other ultra light tent options such as the Hilleberg Akto. However this is expected with the huge price difference. I have strapped a bungee lead around the pack to make it more compact.
The overall design is great, most importantly it is wind proof, waterproof (even during heavy rainfall, the tent remained dry) and comfortable inside. It is lightweight and easy to carry around and I have no difficulty fitting the tent back in to the bag after use.
The tent is constructed using only two poles which are both very easily threaded through their guide tunnels. They are made from aluminium and snap together quickly, they are colour coded and also lightweight.
The tent has pockets fitted in to the inner of the tent so you can store all your important items like keys, jewellery, money etc. and not have to worry about them when out and about.
Another great feature of this tent is the fact that you can erect the inner of the tent after you have put up the inner. This way you can avoid getting the inner of the tent damp and therefore keep dry and warm inside.
I can pitch this tent in around 5 minutes, it’s easy enough to do on your own but obviously an extra pair of hands does help. I’ve used this tent around ten times and from experience it makes it quicker to pitch if you leave the inner attached to the outer layer. However do be careful if doing this in the rain as water can get in the inner and can lead to condensation inside the tent.
The pegs provided are durable, lightweight and tough. Fortunately I haven’t had to put the tent up in strenuous, windy conditions but the pegs provided definitely seem capable of pinning down the tent even in extreme weather.
Whilst the 2 man Coleman Cobra tent is aimed at 2 people and the 3 man for 3 people, I would say they are more suitable for 1 or 2 people in order to give everyone enough room to breathe and not feel trapped inside. This is particularly true if you plan on spending lots of time in the tent whilst on your camping holiday.
The 2 man tent is a great solo wild camping tent. It is durable, lightweight and robust and does not come with the price tag some of it’s competitors have. The same can be said about the 3 man tent, after all it is the same model. Although a bit tight for three people inside it makes for a extremely spacious two man tent with plenty of space inside for all your gear. It’s a perfectly reasonable weight for a three-man as well, but expect a squeeze if there are three adults in it.
If you are looking for a cheap tent which will last you more than just the one camping trip, a reliable tent whilst backpacking the world or just looking for a tent suitable for couples to guarantee you won’t wake up floating down stream…. then this is the tent we would recommend.
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