Coleman® WeatherTec™ System

Coleman has literally built a rain room in our factory to rain upon our tents and provide simulated weather conditions, from a light spring drizzle to a heavy downpour. The result of all this research is the Coleman® WeatherTec™ system that is designed to keep your tent cozy and dry regardless of what's going on outside.

Coleman® Tents

WeatherTec™ Features

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Weather-Resistant Fabric

Coated polyester fabric combined with anti-wicking thread, webbing and zippers are designed to keep you dry.

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Protected Seams

Inverted seams increase weather resistance by hiding needle holes inside the tent; also, rainfly seams, covers and doors keep the elements outside.

Illustration demonstrating gale-force winds, with a treen nearly bent double in the background. A blue arrow labeled 'wind' is wrapping around the support pole of a tent, but the pole remains rigid.

Wind-Strong Frame

Engineered to be a stronger, more wind-responsive frame by using redesigned poles and guy-out triangles to anchor tents and increase performance.

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Zipper Protection

Zipper cuff adds protection from the elements to the door.

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Waterproof Floors

Welding-inspired technology strengthens the tent floor and eliminates needle holes.

WeatherTec Logo with the words 'WeatherTech System' arching over the top of the main badge. The badge shows a tent surrounded by various weather icons (rain, wind, sunshine) and arrows indicating a cyclical flow to the weather while the tent remains untouched. The bottom of the badge reads 'Keeps You Dry... Guaranteed'.

WeatherTecâ„¢ System

Patented welded floors and inverted seams help keep water out. Keeps You Dry... Guaranteed!

Tent Materials Glossary

Beyond the specific WeatherTec™ features mentioned above, there are several additional materials and terms to understand when talking about tents.

Aluminum Frame

Lightweight, strong, great for backpackers.

Anti-Wicking Materials

Thread, webbing and zippers treated to repel rather than absorb water.

Door

Most common styles are 'D' and 'Inverted T'; both generally have two layers, one fabric and one screen, and offer the ability to roll back the fabric and use the screen for ventilation and insect protection. Tent doors feature zipper cuffs which add an additional layer of protection.

Fiberglass Frame

Strong and flexible, resilient in the wind.

Guylines

Add structure to the tent; as the tent poles flex in the wind, guylines keep it upright and sturdy.

No-See-Um Mesh

Tightly woven mesh that provides an insect barrier and allows for breathability and ventilation.

Polyester

Sag resistance, good UV resistance.

Polyethylene (PE)

A waterproof material that is tear and puncture resistant – an ideal material for tent floors.

Polyurethane (PU)

A coating used on tent fabric for water protection. PU coatings are rated in MM (millimeters), for example 'PU coated to 450 mm'; a higher MM coating increases water resistance.

Shock-Corded

Elastic or wire cord run through the inside of the poles to keep the pole sections connected, thereby making tent assembly easier.

Steel Frame

Creates upright walls, high strength.

Taped Seams

Plastic tape applied over the seam (where the fabric pieces meet) during the manufacturing process to cover needle holes for increased weather protection.