New tent takes camping to next level

Coleman’s Elite Weathermaster Screened 6 Tent offers a lot more than mere shelter. More cabin than tent, it fits up to six people and features easy-to-open windows, a hinged door, a built-in LED light with wall switch — and even a screened porch. It measures 17 by 9 feet, which fits up to six people or two queen beds and offers more than 6 feet of headroom.

Designed with the patented WeatherTec system, the tent has a range of features to keep the elements out, including welded floors and inverted seams. The windows are self rolling, so you don’t have to mess with any complex pulleys or hooks to ventilate the tent, and they’re angled to keep rain out even when they’re open. The built-in battery-operated LED light allows you to continue your activities even at night and is less hassle than trying to tie a lamp to the tent poles. If you want more daytime light, the tent’s roof is made from mesh to let the sun in and has a rainfly for protection.

Suggested retail price is $349.99. Available at a range of outdoor retailers such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, Sears and Dennis Company.

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