The Coleman Montana 8-Person Tent Reviewed

Some people are looking for ultralight tents for those long thru hikes or for small tents for just them and a significant other, but for those campers in need of a big family tent or hunting tent, the Coleman Montana 8-Person Tent has to be near the top of the list of great large tent options. There's been a lot of buzz around this model, but how does that hold up?

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The Coleman Montana 8-Person Tent is made from a specialized polyester blend while the poles are made from solid fiberglass. There are plenty of good interior pockets for odds and ends like phones, glasses, contact lenses, wallets, and more. The tent comes with strong tent stakes to help secure the shelter as well as a durable and effective rain fly in case the weather turns.

This is a tent that was also designed with hunters in mind so it is durable, has plenty of space for a lot of equipment/gear. A hinged door makes it easy to get in or out while the durable materials hold up well to even the worst of weather.

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In particular, this tent has a reputation for being especially good in bad weather and being able to hold up to major wind and rain buffering.

This is a safe and secure tent that offers plenty of moving space, as well as solid shelter from the weather no matter what the situation.


  • Very roomy with good ventilation
  • Relatively easy setup for a larger tent
  • Durable
  • Good overall aesthetic/look
  • Uses very high quality materials for construction


  • Ventilation is extremely limited if the rain fly is up
  • Improper setup can take away a lot of the positive benefits of this tent
  • Large and heavy

The Final Verdict

While there are a few potential negatives that come with this big Coleman Montana tent, overall there's a lot to really love about this tent than there is to hate. Whether you are looking for a sizable family tent that offers plenty of sleeping space for all involved.

The Coleman Montana 8-Person Tent is great for families, for hunters, for groups of college buddies who love spending a weekend out in the wild. In other words, it offers plenty of space and room for whatever is needed. This is a rock solid tent at a great price and is a solid buy for anyone looking for a large tent.


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Susan enjoys writing about the things most important to her. When she's not working, she loves to go camping, jamming out with her guitar, hanging out with her two dogs and playing the latest RPG video games.