Coleman Hooligan 3 Tent
This is a great tent for the money, but expect to…
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.
- Easy to set up
- Very affordable
- Kept me dry
- Great storage space
- 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.