The Coleman Fastpitch Valdes 6xl is Coleman's first foray into the Air tent market, offering the camper a family tent, capable of sleeping six people, with lots of living space and great standing height. Effortless to pitch, allowing the tent to be pitched within minutes, the Valdes 6xl also features Coleman's Blackout Bedrooms, which block around 98% of the sunlight, allowing you to sleep for longer. Furthermore, the hinge door technology is put into the tent, giving a proper entry / exit point, which is much easier to open and close than a standard tent door.
|Year of Manufacture||2018|
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||1 Front Door and 2 Side 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|
|Inner Fabric||Polyester Inner Tents, with no see-um mesh|
|Window Fabric||PVC Windows with curtains|
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 * 48|
|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||1 Bedroom|
|Bedroom Dimensions (cm)||210 * 140|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||210 * 140|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||210 * 140|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||600 * 440|
|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 Air Tubes, and 1 Smaller Rear Air Tube|
|Pitching Time||10 minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||640 * 500|
|Recommended Use||Perfect for the family wanting a fast pitching tent, with blackout bedrooms for longer sleeping time. Can be pitched within ten minutes, and has a high waterproofing column|