The Coleman Castle Pines 6L BlackOut tent is a great family holiday tent. Ideal if you have more than two kids, you want more space on holiday, or you have two older kids who want their own bedrooms.
The Coleman Castle Pines 6L is a large family holiday tent that's ideal if you have more than two kids or have two older kids who want their own bedrooms or want lots of space for your family camping holiday. <br/>The tent comes packed full of features for a really great price.
Our Score: 9.3/10
- Lots of features...
- Darkened Bedrooms
- Great living space size
- Built-in porch
- Bug-free mesh on doors and bedrooms.
- Cable entry on both sides
- Zip-up blinds
- UPF50 on the material
- 6000 mm hydrostatic head
The not so good
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Coleman Castle Pines 6L BlackOut Tent Videos
Coleman Castle Pines 6L BlackOut Tent Photos
The Coleman Castle Pines 6L tent is a large tent that provides plenty of space, ideal for longer camping stays, such as family camping holidays.
With three double bedrooms, you have sleeping space for six, a massive living space, and a built-in porch.
The Tent's Bedrooms
At the rear of the tent are the Coleman BlackOut Bedrooms.
These are darkened to help you and your family sleep longer on those summer mornings when the sun rises early at the campsite.
Coleman also says that their BlackOut technology makes the bedrooms warmer in the evening and cooler in the daytime.
The bedrooms all have bug-free mesh on the doors, so you can leave them venting during the day without letting in flies and mossies.
Inside the bedrooms, you'll also find handy storage pockets. The dividers can be unzipped if you want to create one huge bedroom. Bedroom dividers that unzip are also useful if you need to get to young children that wake up at night.
You can remove one of the bedrooms completely to create more storage space.
One of the bedrooms has a power cable entry point to run power for charging your phone at night or running powered lights in the bedrooms.
The Living Space
The living area on this tent is huge, with plenty of room to set it up with storage furniture, making it a home from home.
There's a power cable entry on both sides of the tent, which gives you a lot of flexibility when pitching.
All the doors on this inner part of the tent have bug-free mesh, including both the side and main doors.
There are large windows to provide plenty of light and blinds that you can zip up, either all the way or just part-way up to act as a privacy screen.
You can buy a carpet for this part of the tent. This is an accessory we recommend worth getting, as it will provide better insulation to your tent and make it feel much cosier.
The Built-In Porch
Having a built-in porch is great for family camping. It provides a good space to get in and out of your tent if it is raining. It's also where you get your kids to leave their muddy boots and wet coats so that you can keep the inside of the tent clean and dry.
A big open porch is a good place to sit out of the breeze. It's also a great place to store chairs and toys at night to keep them dry.
If you don't like the porch open, you can buy a Vestibule accessory that adds a door and a groundsheet to the front of the tent.
Pitching the Tent
We recommend that the two of you pitch the tent.
It uses tent poles that slot together. These are colour coded and slide into the matching colour-coded sleeves on the tent.
Watch Coleman's video below to see how to pitch it.
|Attribute||Coleman Castle Pines 6L BlackOut Tent|
|Product Info||Brand Web Page|
|Pack Size (cm)||75x39x39|
|Recommended Tent Use||Ideal for Longer Stays|
|Frame Type||Flexible Poles|
|Tent Accessories||Tent Carpet, Tent Footprint, Porch Door|
|Flysheet Fabric||Coleman WeatherTec™ 6000 mm|
|Fly Hydrostatic Head||6000 mm|
|Groundsheet Hydrostatic Head (mm)||Not Applicable (PE Fully Waterproof)|
|Fire Retardant Fabric||Yes|
|Wind Rating||7 (High Wind: 32-38mph/50-61kph)|
|Window Blinds||Yes, zip up|
|Additional Tent Doors||Yes, on one side|
|No Trip Entrance||Yes, at main door|
|Rain-Safe Entry||Yes, at main door|
|Bug-Free Mesh||On all exterior and bedroom doors|
|Door converts to sunshade||No|
|Bedroom Divider||Removable, fully zipped (no gaps)|
|Larger Bedrooms||Yes, 210 cm depth|
|Bedroom Partially Removable||Yes|
|Storage Pockets in Bedroom||Yes|
|Auto-seal Bedroom Doors||No|
|Cable entry to Bedrooms||Yes, one bedroom|
|Tent Living Space|
|Inner Living Space Size||2 sections (e.g. furniture space)|
|Living Area Storage Pockets||Yes|
|Cable Entry||Yes, both sides|
|Wet-Dry Zone||Yes, in the porch|
|Porch Storage Pockets||No|
|Internal Hanging Line||No|
|Pitching and Storage|
|Colour-coded Tent Pegs||No|
|Colour-coded Tent Poles||Yes|
|Guy Line Storage||No|
|People to Pitch||2 People|
|Pump Included||Not Applicable|
|Wheeled Tent Bag||No, not required|