Coleman 6 man Octagon Tent Vs Mobihome 6 Person Pop up

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coleman Tent Octagon, 6 Man Festival Dome Tent

 

 

Key features:

360 degrees with six large windows

bug protected screening

7 ft 11 inch peak height

3 person

3 season

2000 mm HH combined with taped seams and fully sewn-in groundsheet

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Coleman Tent Octagon, 6 Man Festival Dome Tent comes with 360 degree environment with six large windows maxing it a very great tent for people who feel easily claustrophobic inside of tents. It is a great dome tent for tall people since it reaches up to 7’11” inches. Six windows offer great ventilation as well. This tent comfortably fits 2 people rather than 3 as advertised.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It comes with weather proofing features like taped seams and a sewn in ground sheet that cuts off gaps where water can leak into the ground sheet.

 

 

 

 

 

This octagon shaped tent does however come with sloped walls which greatly reduces the interior space making it ultimately more comfortable as a 4-5 person tent.

 

 

 

 

 

ProsCons
High peaksloped walls
360 ventilation and viewPricey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mobihome 6-person Pop up Dome

General info

Center height55 inches
Packed dimensions35.43″ x 9.06″ x 9.06″
Weight14.3 lbs
SeasonsSummer, spring, fall
MaterialPolyester

Key features

Best ventilated instant tent

Best hot weather instant tent

Great for stargazing

Average set up time

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mobihome 6 person Pop up dome is a great summer tent with great ventilation coming from several mesh screens surrounding the tent.

 

 

 

 

 

You can see the stars on a hot summer night with this tent by looking at them through the surrounding mesh. This tent is also very light which makes it both airy and able to be blown off base during windy nights.

 

 

 

 

 

As far as the set up is concerned the process is very simple, just move the tent center up and attach two poles to the sides and your’e finished.

 

 

 

 

 

Well its a Semi instant setup since you need to add 2 extra poles and a vestibule pole to complete the tent.

 

 

 

 

 

This makes the realistic set up time longer than 1 minute as advertised. 2-3 minute set up times seems more realistic if there are multiple people helping to set up the tent.

 

 

 

 

 

Also this tent cannot realistically hold 6 people which isn’t surprising because tent companies usually fail to provide an accurate capacity.

 

 

 

 

 

ProsCons
Great ventilation and you can stargazeSemi instant setup
Straightforward set upNot good against rain, better against heat
Perfect for hot weathernot good for windy weather

 

 

 

 

Best instant tent for: A group of four campers who want a comfortable easy to set up summer tent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Comparisons

 

Which is better? The Coleman Octagon 6 man Festival Tent Vs Mobihome 6 person Pop up Tent. Both tents fit fewer people than advertised but not to a very significant degree. That is to say they fit a few less people than advertised.

 

 

 

 

Although the Coleman Octagon 6 man Festival Tent is clearly better and here is why. One of the reasons the Mobihome 6 person tent fails is due to its inability to perform optimally under windy weather conditions, or under rainy weather conditions.

 

 

 

 

 

The reason for Mobihomes poor performance under windy conditions is due to its light materials that can blow off base. It perform poorly under rain since the fabric is polyester with 1500mm PU which apparently doesn’t hold up after review of several different customer reviews about leakage.

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone who loves the Mobihome generally complement its ability to stay cool during warm weather. This can be great for those who want a good summer tent but the drawback, its only really good as a summer tent.

 

 

 

 

 

The tent is limited as a great summer tent, and if you want that then this tent is great, it fits around 4-5 people, the set up is easy, you can stragaze. Although the Coleman Tent Octagon, 6 Man Festival Dome Tent has multiple windows and plenty of space allowing for 360 surround ventilation, higher capacity and peak height, and obviously better rain durability. If you want and all situation tent then get the Coleman Octagon tent.