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Product ID: 786026
Coleman's Hooligan 2 Backpacking Tent is a convenient, small-sized tent that's ideal for weekend camping adventures.
Measuring eight by six feet, this tent can sleep two people in complete comfort. Coleman's exclusive Weather-Tec system
is guaranteed to keep you dry and includes: a waterproof floor, leak-free and protected seams, weather resistant fabric,
a strong frame design, and the zipper guard system. With 56-inches of vertical space in the center there is plenty of
room to move around.
Featuring a one-pole design for easy setup, the Hooligan 2 comes with a rainfly that covers the tent for full
protection from the elements. A mesh inner tent allows for great ventilation and insect control while a dry entry
vestibule is ideal for gear storage. Interior gear pockets provide easy access to important items while separate storage
bags for the tent, poles, and stakes will keep you well organized.
The 8- by 6-foot Hooligan 2 backpacking tent from Coleman is ideal for weekend camping trips for two people.
* Features Coleman's Exclusive WeatherTec System
* Measures 8 x 6 feet
* Peak Height: 56 inches
* Sleeps two people
* One pole design
* Covered vestibule
* Exclusive pin and ring design quickly secures frame
* Shock-corded poles for easy and quick setup
* Easy-to-follow instructions sewn into carry bag
* Separate storage bags for tents, poles and stakes
* Variflo adjustable venting system increases airflow
* Full mesh inner provides excellent breathability
* No-see-um mesh window let the breeze in and keep insects out
* Interior gear pockets provide easy access to important items
* Pack Weight: 8 pounds, 12 ounces
* Trail Weight: 6 pounds, 15 ounces
The Coleman Company has been creating and innovating products for recreational outdoor use since W.C. Coleman started
selling gasoline-powered lanterns in 1900. Inventor of the hugely popular fold-up camp stove, Coleman developed a
plastic liner for his galvanized steel coolers in 1957--the birth of the modern cooler--and the company has been
improving their utility and design ever since. The array of products that bear the Coleman name now includes just about
everything you might need to work or play outdoors, from tents and sleeping bags to boats, backpacks, and furniture.
Amazon.com Tent Guide
Selecting a Tent
Fortunately, there are all kinds of tents for weekend car campers, Everest expeditions, and everything in-between. Here
are a few things to keep in mind:
Expect the Worst
In general, it's wise to choose a tent that's designed to withstand the worst possible conditions you think you'll
face. For instance, if you're a summer car camper in a region where weather is predictable, an inexpensive family or all
purpose tent will likely do the trick--especially if a vehicle is nearby and you can make a mad dash for safety when bad
weather swoops in! If you're a backpacker, alpine climber or bike explorer, or if you like to car camp in all seasons,
you'll want to take something designed to handle more adversity.
Three- and Four-Season Tents
For summer, early fall and late spring outings, choose a three-season tent. At minimum, a quality three season tent
will have lightweight aluminum poles, a reinforced floor, durable stitching, and a quality rain-fly. Some three-season
tents offer more open-air netting and are more specifically designed for summer backpacking and other activities. Many
premium tents will feature pre-sealed, taped seams and a silicone-impregnated rain-fly for enhanced waterproofness.
For winter camping or alpine travel, go with a four season model. Because they typically feature more durable fabric
coatings, as well as more poles, four-season tents are designed to handle heavy snowfall and high winds without
collapsing. Of course, four-season tents exact a weight penalty of about 10 to 20 percent in trade for their strength
and durability. They also tend to be more expensive.
Domes, Tunnels and Sacks
Tents are broadly categorized into two types, freestanding, which can stand up on their own, and those that must be
staked down in order to stand upright. Freestanding tents often incorporate a dome-shaped design, and most four-season
tents are constructed this way because a dome leaves no flat spots on the outer surface where snow can collect. Domes
are also inherently stronger than any other design. Meanwhile, many three-season models employ a modified dome
configuration called a tunnel. These are still freestanding, but they require fewer poles than a dome, use less fabric,
and typically have a rectangular floor-plan that offers less storage space than a dome configuration. Many one and
two-person tents are not freestanding, but they make up for it by being more lightweight. Because they use fewer poles,
they can also be quicker to set up than a dome.
Ask yourself how many people you'd like to fit in your fabric hotel now and in the future. For soloists and
minimalists, check out one-person tents. If you're a mega-minimalist, or if you have your eye on doing some big wall
climbs, a waterproof-breathable bivy sack is the ticket. Some bivy sacks feature poles and stake points to give you a
little more breathing room. Also, if you don't need bug protection and you want to save weight, check out open-air
Families who plan on car camping in good weather can choose from a wide range of jumbo-sized tents that will
accommodate all your little ones with room to spare. A wide range of capacities is also available for three- and
four-season backpacking and expedition tents. Remember, though, the bigger the tent you buy, the heavier it will be,
although it's easy to break up the tent components among several people in your group. It's also helpful to compare the
volume and floor-space measurements of models you're considering.