Coleman Hooligan 3 Tent

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This is a great tent for the money, but expect to…

Rating: rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $58.36


This is a great tent for the money, but expect to get what you pay for. This is not a high end tent meant for long term comfort, but this is a more than adequate tent for car camping and short trips with the kids. For a cheap solution, I would definitely recommend it.


  • Roomy
  • Easy to set up
  • Very affordable
  • Kept me dry
  • Great storage space


  • Heavy
  • Thin material
  • Fiberglass poles
  • Doesn't pack down small

This tent is decent for the money. It has an attractive look for sure and there is a lot of floor space and a usable vestibule for gear storage. I was able to sleep myself, my daughter and a dog with more than enough room to spare and I'm 6'2".

The rain fly is a little cumbersome to put up and put together and the tent weighs a lot so you wouldn't want to take it backpacking, however for car camping it works well. The rain fly is thin and got caught on the vestibule zipper and tore slightly as well. 

All in all the tent is good for the price. It's not feature rich, there is a side pocket on each side of the interior but no over head loft. It does pitch tautly, almost too tautly at the door, which requires using more muscle than I would like to close it. I would fear that ripping in time.

It has a simple two pole design for the main body and an additional pole for the vestibule frame. The velcro attachments to the main fiberglass poles could be a pain to attach but I didn't know how to set them up until I took it down. Start at the top and work your way down when attaching the rain fly.

This is NOT a packable tent. I don't even see how someone would pack this in an internal framed backpack. It rolls up to be like 2 feet long.

It did keep me pretty warm on a sub-40 degree night in N.H. It has one vent which helped with condensation and no outside wetness got inside. It has a nice tub floor that seems resilient and rugged. Given that the main body is mostly mesh, this truly is only a 3-season tent. You would freeze in winter.

Manufacturer's Description

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Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Coleman Hooligan 3 TentThe Coleman Hooligan 3 Tent assures the perfect accommodation on your camping trips. With its exclusive WeatherTec system, a moisture-free atmosphere is ensured within the tent. Add to this a fully covered vestibule which enables dry entry for a comfortable experience. With a spacious interior, this tent gives you ample room for movement and to keep your backpack. Large windows help regulate air circulation to create a cool environment. Since the pole sleeves are snag-free, the tent can be set up within minutes. Thanks to its full-fly feature, complete protection is ensured even during severe weather conditions. Its patented, welded floors, and inverted seams prevent water from entering the tent. Buy the Coleman Hooligan 3 Tent to sleep comfortably on all your outdoor trips!

- SunnySports

The Hooligan 3 from Coleman is a 3 person backpacking tent. It features a full coverage coated polyester fly (450mm) that envelops the tent in a cocoon of protection from the harshest weather. A front vestibule offers some storage space for extra gear and the all mesh body is great for ventilation. The fly seams are sealed at the factory and the rugged 1000D polyethylene floor is a bathtub style (wraps up the sides) for extreme weather protection and has welded seams, even in the corners, to guard against leaks.Sleeps 3Floor size: 8' x 7'Main fly seams are factory sealedWelded HD 1000D Polyethylene floor with Welded Seams that will not leakFull coverage rainfly keeps the rain awayShockcorded fiberglass poles simplify set upVestibule for storage is built on - store wet or excess gear out of the weatherSnag Free continuous pole sleeves for a fast and easy set upInterior storage pocketsZipper Flap over the vestibule zipper keeps water outExternal guy loops on fly for stability in windMostly mesh interior provides good ventilationPin & Ring set up is fast and simpleColor coded set up is simpleInstruction sheet is sewn to the carry bag so you can't lose itAll carry sacks and stakes includedFire retardantImport.

- Campmor

Coleman Hooligan 3 Tent


The Coleman Hooligan 3 Tent is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen August 16, 2014 at SunnySports.

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