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If you’re looking for a new tent this season and you would like to try a tent that has a front porch attached why not check out this Coleman Evanston Screened Tent. It comes in 2 sizes so you can have a 6 or 8 person tent and it’s quite quick to assemble if there are 2 of you doing it. We’re going to be looking at what the customer experience has been with this tent to see if the screened option is the way to go.
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Coleman Evanston Screened Tent Review
- polyester taffeta 75D
- Spacious 6-person tent has enough room for 2 queen size air beds
- Separate screen room offers bug-free lounging
- WeatherTec system with patented welded floors and inverted seams to keep you dry
- Measures 10 x 9 feet with 5-foot 8-inch center height; screen room is 10 x 5 feet
- Sets up in 15 minutes with rainfly and carry bag included
This Evanston tent is made of polyester material in green and white. The whiter part of the rainfly fits over the mesh windows in the tent giving it a very light and bright interior. The floorspace is 10×9 feet for the main sleeping part of the tent and the screened area is 10×5 feet which is large enough to add a small table and chairs to sit in and enjoy some bug free time.
The suggested time for assembly is around 15 minutes and if there are 2 of you assembling this Coleman Evanston 6 person Screened Tent it’s about right although it might take you a bit longer to get all the guy lines pegged out. There are 4 poles for the whole tent, 2 for the main part, 1 for the screened porch and 1 for the fly over the windows.
You start with laying out the tent and feeding through the pole sleeves on the main part of the tent. Attach the poles to each corner and that part of the tent will be upright. The next pole attaches to the screened part of the tent and secures at the same connection point at the main tent poles. Once that is up you can secure the floor with tent pegs.
The next part is the fly which attaches to the rings at each of the 4 points where the tent poles attach and the pole goes through from side to side so that it lifts the fly over each side window. There are a few guide ropes to be secured and it’s advised by owners of the tent to make sure that you stake them down to make sure the tent holds its form especially in wind.
When it comes to how waterproof this Evanston 6 person Tent is, it seems that the main sleeping area is pretty dry as it is quite well covered by the rainfly but the screened porch although covered by the rainfly is still open to the elements and it will get wet if it rains.
This is a 6 person tent but if you want to be comfortable and move around then 2-4 people is more appropriate. It really depends on what you sleep on and how much space your beds will take up to decide on how many people will get in.
In the main sleeping part of the tent there is a back window which doesn’t have a zip up cover although it has the rainfly covering it. There are 2 side windows and a D shaped door with a zipped down half window in it and one beside it. So there is plenty of ventilation in the main sleeping area. The screened porch has zipped up doors which allow you to sit bug free with plenty of fresh air around you. There are 2 pouches on the side walls to hold small items and a ring in the ceiling for hanging something like a light.
If you want longevity from your Evanston 6 person Tent then using a tarp underneath is well worth doing for the added protection to the floor of the tent. Most people like to buy some longer heavy duty tent pegs too for the extra stability in the wind.
Taking the tent down and packing it away shouldn’t really take you any longer than the set up. Some people have found it hard to get it in the bag but others feel the bag is big enough so it’s probably more to do with technique.
There are a lot of people who have bought this tent who absolutely love it, they love the space inside it and everyone loves the screened porch. They find the instructions to put the tent up quite adequate and the set up to be fairly straightforward. They have found that the main tent was waterproof when it rained and withstood storms. Most people found it was worth the price.
The downsides of this tent are that some buyers have had the cord inside the poles break making them unusable. Although you can buy a repair kit or just the cord from Amazon.com to repair them. People don’t like the mesh back wall and felt it was too easy for people to see in the tent even though the rainfly comes down over it. Some buyers felt that the quality wasn’t the best and they had rips in the tent.
If you like the idea of a tent with a porch then check out this Coleman Evanston Screened Tent. Having a screened area gives you somewhere to sit in peace without fear of being bitten by something and it’s a good place to be able to eat without flies bothering you. It’s like having a 2 roomed tent. This tent is also reasonably priced and easy to set up.