4 man tent with small living area and small footprint?

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Found 13th Feb
Hi all,

We're looking at buying a four man tent with a small living area at the front, we like the Coleman Cabral 4 for the blackout bedrooms and the size seems decent enough, has anyone got this tent? Or could recommend something similar?

Any recommendations would be very welcome thank you

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I got this last week, thought it was a good deal. But would recommend going for the bigger for 4 people to sleep in. I only plan on using this for 2 people. decathlon.co.uk/air…tml

I had a Coleman 4 man tent for a while (Coastline?). It offered good space but I found it a pain to put up as the poles had to be threaded nearly through the whole arched profile of the tent. I got rid of it for an Outwell Birdland, which I love. I would add that although tents may be nominally "4 man", they won't be very comfortable if there are more than two (possibly 3) of you in there with your gear.

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Thanks ever so I'll take a look at those, it's for two adults & a six year old. And we need the extra space to cook if needed.

Edited by: "angiexlester" 14th Feb

I had a look at the Coleman tent that you mentioned and there are some nice features to it. They also seem to have addressed the design issue that I had with the Coastline 4 by reducing the length of the pole sleeves on the Cabral 4 and using clips to secure the flysheet to the bottom sections of the poles. This looks like a great improvement to the one that I wrestled with.

Please remember not to cook inside the tent unless the door's open, and even then with great care - sorry if this sounds preachy, but it's really dangerous (carbon monooxide build up and fire risk). Love camping and am sure you will have a great time, too.
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