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
Coated polyester fabric combined with anti-wicking thread, webbing and zippers are designed to keep you dry.
Inverted seams increase weather resistance by hiding needle holes inside the tent; also, rainfly seams, covers and doors keep the elements outside.
Engineered to be a stronger, more wind-responsive frame by using redesigned poles and guy-out triangles to anchor tents and increase performance.
Zipper cuff adds protection from the elements to the door.
Welding-inspired technology strengthens the tent floor and eliminates needle holes.
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.