The Coleman Valdes 6 tent is an inflatable family tent, which can be erected or dismantled within minutes, making it ideal for those wanting maximum convenience, or family campers travelling from place to place. The Valdes has great living space, and offers a vis-a-vis design with bedrooms either side of the tent. More space can be utilised by removing one of the inner tents, to open more space up, and make use of the secondary door on the end of the tent. Featuring the Blackout bedrooms, which will block 98% of the light, making them by far the darkest inner tents on the market, aiding sleep in the early morning sunrise.
|Year of Manufacture||2017|
Berth – This shows the number of people that the tent can sleep within the inner tents of a model of tent, in line with the industry standard. Normal procedure is to look for a slightly larger tent, for example, a family of four usually purchase a five or six berth tent, to give added room and comfort.
|Hydrostatic Head (mm)||
Hydrostatic Head (Tents) – a waterproof rating for technical fabrics measured in mm. The higher the rating the more waterproof the fabric is. A rating of 1500mm is deemed waterproof, but on a tent, look for a rating of 3000 or higher. Measured by the height of water column a fabric weave can take before it begins to “sweat”. “Polycotton” tents will not have a Hydrostatic Head level, as they are not treated for waterproofing.
|Doors||3 Entry / Exit points all with mesh doors|
68 Denier Polyester fabric, PU coated, and with taped seams
Polyester – a synthetic fibre, made from polymer units to create a textile fabric. Polyester is the most popular fabric for tent manufacturing, as it is durable, reliable and lighter in weight. Polyester does not breathe though, which creates more condensation.
Polycotton - a blend of polyester and cotton, primarily cotton (usually around 65% cotton / 35% polyester split). Polycotton is a more natural fabric for camping, as it is breathable, far more durable material, reducing the effects of condensation. Offers greater versatility in hot and cold climates.
Ripstop Nylon – a durable material used in tents which is strong and repairable due to its Ripstop properties.
|Groundsheet Fabric||Polyethylene Groundsheet, sewn-in groundsheet|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable Blackout bedrooms - polyester inner tents|
|Window Fabric||PVC windows|
Fire Retardant – all modern tent fabrics are fire-retardant under EN5912 European Safety Laws. Caution with fire must always be used, as flame retardant fabrics, will still catch fire given the right circumstances.
|Pack Size (cm)||78 * 58 * 36|
|Pole Bag Weight (kg)||No|
Double Skin Tent – A tent with an inner bedroom and a flysheet, most family tents are designed as a “Double Skin tent”, as it makes the tent more comfortable, and lessens the effects of condensation.
|No. Bedrooms||2 Bedrooms|
|Bedroom Dimensions (cm)||280 * 210 (splits into 2 compartments)|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||600 * 300|
|Poles or Air||
Most tent structure are either Airbeam or Poled in design, both have advantages and disadvantages. Air tents are quicker to pitch, but more expensive when compated to traditional pole style tents. Some tents are hybrids, and combine poles and air technologies.
|Number of Poles / Beams||1 Pole / 3 Main Poles and 1 Rear Smaller Beam|
|Pitching Time||10 Minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||650 * 350|
|Recommended Use||Perfect for family campers who like to move around, and therefore need a fastpitch tent, which offers plenty of living space, and separate bedrooms.|