The Coleman WeatherTec + system has been cleverly designed to make sure campers stay safe and dry.
The system features include:
Water repellent PU coated polyester fabric with anti-wicking thread. Fully taped seams prevent water from seeping through.
Zipper Cuff design and inverted zippers provide added protection for tent doors during inclement weather conditions.
Welded corners for a leak-free, more resistant finish. Welded floors provide resistance and tent longevity.
Wrapflex poles – fibreglass poles finished with a polyester wrap for added strength and durability. (Available on Coleman Exponent tents)
Redesigned poles to anchor tents. (Available on Coleman Exponent tents)
For added safety Coleman Exponent and Coleman tent fabrics are fire retardant (excluding siliconised and polycotton fabrics as well as PVC).
The fire retardant process does not affect the performance of the fabric but does ensure that it will not flare dangerously out of control and will self-extinguish.
Setting up a tent can be a nightmare when it’s raining or if it’s just too complicated for people who are not used to camping. So, to make tent erection much easier and quicker, Coleman engineers have enhanced the design of each element of their tents. Coleman’s Easy Set-up system is available on all Coleman Exponent and Coleman tents. Features may vary on different tent models.
The system features include:
Colour coded poles and pole sleeves ensure that the right poles are placed in the right sleeves first time.
Ring and pin pole-to-groundsheet attachment makes setting up even easier.
Continuous and one-sided sleeves. Quick pitch pole sleeves enable easy single person set-up. (Available only on Coleman Exponent tents)
Buckle adjusters allow easy tightening of the tent after the poles are positioned in the groundsheet eyelets.
Area Management System
All Coleman Exponent family tents have been designed to resemble a home-from-home. They feature living, sleeping and storage areas. In addition to comfort, these tents are also designed with practicality in mind.
They include storage pockets, hooks for hanging lights and organizers and a thermoelectric cord event to connect a TE cooler to an outdoor power supply. Even the adventure tents have enough space to store a backpack.
Polyester: Sag resistance, good UV resistance
Polyethylene (PE): A waterproof material that is tear and puncture resistant making this a strong material for tent floors
Polyurethane (PU): A coating used on tent fabric for water protection; PU coatings are rated in MM (millimeters), for example “PU coated to 450 mm”; a higher MM coating will increase water resistance
Fiberglass Frame: Strong and flexible, resilient in the wind
Aluminum Frame: Lightweight, strong, great for backpackers
Steel Frame: Creates upright walls, high strength
Guy lines: Used to add structure to the tent; as the tent poles flex in the wind, guy lines will keep it upright and sturdy
No-See-Um Mesh: Tightly woven mesh that provides a barrier against insects and allows for breath ability and ventilation
Anti-Wicking Materials: Thread, webbing and zippers treated to repel water rather than absorb water
Shock-Corded: Elastic or wire cord runs through the inside of the poles to keep the pole sections connected, thereby making tent assembly easier
Taped Seams: Plastic tape applied over the seam (where the fabric pieces meet), during the manufacturing process, to cover needle holes for increased weather protection
Door: More common styles are “D” and “inverted T”; both generally have two layers, one fabric and one screen, and offer the ability to roll back the fabric and use the screen for ventilation and insect protection; tent doors feature zipper cuffs which add an additional layer of protection to the tent door