Gazebos are an ideal way to take shelter while camping – whether it’s from a storm or from the hot, summer sun…
A good camping gazebo will protect you from the elements, while still allowing you to mingle and spend time with you friends, family or camping buddies.
The Coleman Event Shelter is a very popular gazebo that is well-made and affords good protection in wind, rain or sunshine.
The shelter is available in a variety of sizes… the large one is good for a small to medium size camping party and will accommodate tables, chairs and plenty more.
- Flysheet: Polyester PU transparent Coated
- Poles: Steel
- Living area: 13.32m²
- Seams: Taped seams
- Headroom: 218cm (centre), 169cm (sides)
- Polyester carry bag: Rectangular with zipper opening
- Pack size: 87 x 23 x 30cm
- Weight: 17kg
- Water column: 1000mm
Pitching is very straight forward and quick.
Ideally you’d want at least two people to set it up and it takes about 15 minutes.
You start by building the frame, then cover the frame with the flysheet, raise it up and attach the flysheet securely before securing it to the ground.
You should allow a few feet of extra space around the shelter for attaching the guy lines.
The Coleman Event Shelter is very stable – as long as it is set up correctly.
The giant feet can be secured with up to five pegs, this along with the steel poles and the guy lines ensure that the shelter remains stable, even in windy conditions.
There is a big one-way valve in the roof that lets out any wind that has caught inside the shelter – this is a great feature that helps to prevent it from lifting in sudden gusts of wind.
The flysheet has a PU coating with a hydrostatic head of 1000mm, so it really should stand up to most downpours.
It also features Coleman’s UVGuard™, providing a total sun protection factor of 50 – perfectly adequate to protect against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays.
The Coleman Event Shelter is extremely durable – from the hard wearing steel poles to the tough flysheet, you can feel the quality and it should really stand the test of time.
The Coleman Event Shelter is available in three sizes:
- Medium – 3m² (10ft²)
- Large – 3.65m² (12ft²)
- Extra Large – 4.5m² (15ft²)
A range of removable sunwalls and doors for increased weather protection are also available that increase the versatility of the shelter.
It would have been nice if, at least, some of these extra accessories had been included as standard rather than having to pay extra for them.
The Coleman Event Shelter is a great all round camping gazebo that can also be used in a variety of other situations – from picnics to BBQs in the garden.
It’s an extremely popular shelter and that in itself is an indication of its quality and versatility.
The Coleman Event Shelter is available from Go Outdoors.
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