Coleman Helios X2

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Great value, great performance, surprisingly durable.

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $156.12


Great value, great performance, surprisingly durable.


  • Price
  • Lightweight for the size and price
  • Dual vestibule and doors
  • Scandium poles


  • Tell you when I find one

For the price this 4-season tent has been great. Reasonably light and scandium poles rather than the usual fiberglass that come with budget 4-seasons was an added bonus. Huge interior pocket, front and back doors and vestibules, and a surprisingly durable floor and rain fly.

Has kept me warm and dry in some of the worst weather. I can't recommend this tent enough. Bonus if you can find one for under $160 like I did. 

Manufacturer's Description

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Retailers' Descriptions

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The prototype of this 4-season tent was designed by professional mountaineers and tested on some of the highest way stations of Mt. Everest. The Helios tents are, as a result, engineered specifically to withstand the combative conditions that exist at high altitudes. The Helios series tent features a more robust pole structure built to hold heavier snow loads, the coating is a waterproof silicone that won't crack in freezing temperatures, and all of the interior mesh can be zipped close to help heat retention all of this, plus a pole/clip structure for a quick setup when the weather outside isn't so pleasant.

- SunnySports

The Coleman Helios X2 tent is built for high-altitude excursions. Featuring robust poles and a waterproof coating that won't crack in freezing temperatures, this tent withstands winter with ease. Dual doors and vestibules provide user-friendly entry and exit and personal gear storage. Sleeve and clip combo for easy set up. Siliconized 70-denier ripstop nylon fly is lightweight, highly water repellent and tear resistant. Nylon ripstop tent body features no-see-um mesh for ventilation; nylon taffeta floor features a polyurethane coating. Zippered ceiling vents increase ventilation. Includes stakes, guyout lines and stuff sacks. Closeout.


Co-designed by Coleman Exponent spokesperson and Professional Climber, Mike Haugen, the Coleman Pro Series X2 is four season tent worthy of the most grueling conditions. Developed to withstand high elevation conditions the Pro Series tent features four 7001 series aluminum poles and a combination pole sleeve, pole clip pole structure for maximum strength and quick setup. Pro Series X2 Tent Features and Specifications:Sleeps 2Size: 87 x 52 Peak Height: 41 Vestibule area: 8 + 8 sq ft70 denier nylon fly with with silicone & PU coatings increase wind, weather, and snow-shedding performanceInner tent: Nylon ripstopFloor: Nylon taffeta, 5000 mm PU coatingPoles: DAC Featherlite PolesDesigned with multiple guyouts directly attached to poles for maximum strengthCarry bag type: 2 way compression with V-shapeReinforced & enlarged tent-body anchor loops providing robust tie-in points for the variety of anchors used in alpine climbing (skis, deadman, rocks, ice axe, etc)

- Mountain Hideaway

Coleman Helios X2


The Coleman Helios X2 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen September 4, 2013 at SunnySports.

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