Coleman Octagon 8 Review

The Coleman Cortes Octagon 8 is the ideal way to enjoy camping because it offers breathtaking, panoramic views while offering tranquility and privacy at the same time. The tent is very versatile – along with its standard inner and outer configuration, it can also be pitched as just a flysheet for a spacious shelter or you could use the inner and poles to create a mosquito proof screen room.

Coleman Cortes Octagon 8 – what is it about?

As is evident from the name, the Coleman Cortes Octagon 8 sleeps eight people with the utmost comfort and is at its best with a big double airbed and camping comforts like tables and chairs for dining. Luxury camping has been redefined thanks to this excellent specimen, which is the proud recipient of 2015 Tent of the Year at the Camping Magazine Editor’s Choice Awards!

The Coleman Octagon tent is apt for large groups as it accommodates 4 short of a dozen! It is quite popular among young couples going camping in a big group with other couples or a big family with more than 2 children and pets looking to spend a weekend away from the noise and chaos of a city. Although tents are primarily used for camping purposes, you can use it to camp out at festivals and even during garden parties – the Coleman Octagon tent is serves many purposes and occasions.

What are the merits and demerits of the Coleman Octagon 8 tent?


  • Fire retardant - The Coleman Octagon 8 tent self extinguishes and doesn’t flare when exposed to naked flame.
  • Dual pitching style - You can pitch the tent along with the flysheet or remove it and use the inner and poles to structure a big insect-free space for dry and hot days.
  • Convenient entrance - The front door is hinged exactly like a proper one so getting in and out is way easier as compared to most tents.


  • Slightly expensive - The Coleman Octagon 8 tent is practically flawless in terms of design and looks but it can set you back by quite a bit. However, this is the initial investment, for which you can get returns for years to come due to its long-lasting characteristics.

Coleman Octagon 8 tent dimensions – what does it offer?

This tent makes it easy for large groups to go camping on a moment’s notice. Despite its size, it is clear from the Coleman Octagon 8 tent dimensions, it is relatively light, weighing about 20.7 kg. It offers several useful features such as:

  • The part polyester and insect-proof mesh ensures the tent is well-ventilated and free from bugs and pests.
  • Big mesh windows guarantee that natural light and views aren’t restricted.
  • The sewn-in groundsheet offers protection from wet ground and insects at the same time.
  • For better privacy, you can use the room divider – attach with toggles and loops to split the tent in two.
  • The Coleman Octagon 8 tent dimensions pack size are only : 85 x 30 x 30cm.

Coleman Cortes Octagon 8 tent – exceptional weather resistance

The flysheet of the Coleman Cortes Octagon 8 tent is fully waterproof – 2000mm Hydrostatic Head with taped seams to keep the occupants dry at all times. The hinged door makes coming in and going out quite hassle-free, while ensuring no rain water or drips enter the tent thanks to its large storm flap.

Coleman Cortes Octagon 8 man family tent – easy setup procedure

The Coleman Cortes Octagon 8 man family tent is provided with robust and strong steel poles that make it super quick to set it up. The pitching system is simple and you can get it done within in 20 minutes without any help. Similarly, it is equally easy to dismantle the tent when you leave the campsite.

Coleman Octagon 8 accessories – what is the tent made of that makes it durable?

As a part of the camping package, the Coleman Octagon 8 accessories include the flysheet and groundsheet made of PU coated polyester and integrated PE respectively. The fabrics are sturdy and won’t rip or tear easily – thus the tent is quite durable and long-lasting.

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As a bonus feature, you get a wheeled carry bag, which is a practical accessory for those going camping – you need to carry the tents properly, right? Design and practicality rule the roost for sure and it is clear from the Coleman Cortes Octagon 8 reviews that this particular camping gear – award or not – is an out-and-out winner.

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