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Coleman Event Shelter (Expert Review)


The Coleman Event Shelter definitely offers a great alternative to the ‘regular’ shelters and gazebos that are available to buy on the market.

This shelter is different in style than most other canopy's available, however, its also extremely popular and outsells most brands of gazebo.

This is an event shelter that exudes class and style.

coleman event shelter

In a nutshell, it's an easy to construct shelter that offers that little bit of extravagance than most shelters and popup gazebos are unable to do.

Don't be misled by its quality look and feel because when it comes to breezy conditions the canopy and frame are more than up to standing up to bad weather conditions.

As you can see, you can easily cover a sizeable area with ease and therefore protect your guests and furniture with ease.

I'll go into more detail below but the same model is available in 3 different sizes, 10ft, 12ft and 15ft.

What's included?

  • Steel poles
  • Durable polyester flysheet
  • Guy ropes & pegs
  • Pockets on the sides for small objects
  • Velcro fastening tabs
  • Webbing for correct setup

Sizes Available

As mentioned previously, you can buy from a choice of 3 sizes.

  • Medium 3m (12ft)
  • Large 3.65m (10ft)
  • XL 4.5m (15ft)

As well as varying sizes being available you can also choose from a large range of additional extras.  These include ground sheets, side walls, doors and so on.

What's good about it?

The Coleman event shelter is perfect for use in the garden, for events or shows and ideal for camping and festivals.

It can be constructed in as little as 15 minutes therefore, it gives you much more time to enjoy your event and to not worry about dismantling.

quick and easy to build

It really does offer great protection against the sun and light rain with its unique 'Weather Tec' system and UV Sun guard protection, with a total sun protection factor of 50+.

The steel poles provide fantastic stability and create a sturdy, protected area for you and your guests to enjoy without worry.

The shelter can easily contain table and chairs as well luggage and belongings with room to spare.

shelter containing table and chairs inside

In the image above you can also see the durable, polyester flysheet that offers protection from above.

It has a PU aluminium coating with a hydrostatic head of 450mm.  It also has a UV protection factor 50 that offers great protection against the suns harmful rays, especially good if you have small children.

So basically, it'll keep you dry and protect against sunburn.

It also has roof venting.  This can help in windier weather by offering a place for the breeze to escape rather than lifting your shelter into the air.

It really is a decent little addition. See below.

Roof Ventilation

Together with the guy ropes, your shelter is much sturdier than it would have been without these extras.

Lots of Uses

You can use this shelter from Colemans for pretty much any event that you would normally use a pop up gazebo for.

It can be used indoors due to the webbing that connects the legs to each other.  (Basically, a bit of elastic)

Events can include:

  • Picnics
  • Camping
  • Shows & Events
  • Beach relaxing
  • Party with friends
  • Hot tub parties
  • Paddling pools
  • Kids play area
  • BBQ's

As well as many others...

In a Nutshell

If you're looking for something a little bit bigger, different and classier, then the Coleman Event Shelter is a perfect alternative. 

It comes in 3 different sizes and is perfect for large parties on nice summer days or taking to concerts, camping and especially festivals.

As you can see in the picture its a very elegant piece of kit and comes highly recommended.

Always ensure you have an extra couple of feet around the edges of your tent pitching area because you'll need them for attaching the guy ropes.

About the Author James

James is the Editor of Windproof Gazebos. Born into a family of Landscape Architects, he has been designing gardens professionally for 5 years. As time marches forward, and as the world changes, he finds comfort in making his own garden look better and helping others along this journey.

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