Our Opinion: -
Coleman have entered the Air Frame tent market with the Valdes Range for Tents.
Incorporating come exclusive design features that help make the range stand out from other makes on the market.
The biggest feature is Coleman’s New Blackout Bedrooms. Most other manufacturers incorporate a darkened fabric into the inner tents of their tents, that just filter some light out of the bedroom area. Coleman have patented a System that incorporates a totally different type of fabric. This not only totally blocks out 99% of Light but also creates a temperature differential. This is claimed to keep the bedroom 5o cooler during the day and 1o warmer at night. The Blackout Bedroom feature has already won awards and as CAMPING MAGAZINE EDITOR’S CHOICE as the BEST CAMPING INNOVATION of 2016.
Some models in the Valdes range also feature Coleman’s patented Hinge Door. This was well received in the industry last year. There is no more unzipping and rolling up of fabric. With the Hinged door you simply unzip and open the door like any household door. The door frame is simply made up of a few fibreglass poles that zip in place. The door can be left unzipped during the day to make it easy to access your tent, just open and close like a household door..
With a good air valve system using Coleman’s experience of making inflatable boats, Black out bedrooms, hinged doors and other features that should ensure a comfortable camping experience the Valdes Range is one of our recommendations for this year.
Hinged Door NOT a Feature of Valdes 6, also front 2 berth Bedroom is not Lights Out and should be considered an occasional bedroom. The Valdes 6 is an ideal 4 person tent for couples, families wanting a larger living area by leaving out the front 2 berth bedroom and only using it when required for that extra guest or storage
What the manufacturer say:-
The FastPitch™ Air - Valdes 6 tent can easily be inflated, pitched and dismantled in minutes thanks to a revolutionary new Coleman technology. Expertly designed to maximise living space and head height, the Coleman FastPitch™ Air - Valdes 6 family tent is effortless to pitch and will be up in minutes.
Whether you’re heading for a weekend away with the family or going to a festival with a group of friends, this new construction ensures you can rapidly pitch a spacious tent with full head height, generous living quarters and amazing blackout bedrooms with incredible ease. This advanced tent features blackout bedrooms for a better night’s sleep, and a convenient hinged door, making it the perfect option for any getaway.
- Capacity: 6 person
- Rooms: 3
- Set up: Inflatable
- Structure: Tunnel
- Poles: Air
- Groundsheet: PE - Sewn In
- Outer fabric: Polyester PU Coated
- Inner fabric: Breathable Polyester / Mosquito net
- Seams: Taped seams
- Carry bag: Included
- Pack size: 78 x 58 x 36 cm
- Weight: 22.6 kg
- Water column: 4000mm
Feature-Highlights on one view
FastPitch™ Air - up in minutes
The FastPitch™ Air - Valdes can easily be inflated, pitched and dismantled in minutes thanks to a revolutionary new Coleman® technology.
• Quick & easy to pitch – can be done by 1 person
• High pressure valve for simple inflation and deflation
• Inflatable poles made from strong and durable TPU material, encapsulated in a PE shell
• Inflatable poles can be easily replaced if damaged
3 STEP INFLATION:
Step 1: Push in the pin and release. The pin must be in exteded position for inflation.
Step 2: Inflate pole to 7PSI – pump and manometer included.
Step 3: Replace the cap.
2 STEP DEFLATION:
Step 1: Remove cap.
Step 2: Push in the pin and release to open the valve. The pin should be retracted for deflation.
BLACKOUT BEDROOMS™ - blocks daylightColeman® patent pending Black Out Bedroom™ is a revolutionary new sleep system for campers. Ideal for parents or anyone who is sensitive to daylight. Our patent pending technology blocks up to 99% of daylight penetrating the bedroom - helping you get a longer, more restful sleep!
WINNER of the 2016 CAMPING MAGAZINE EDITOR’S
CHOICE AWARDS in the category BEST CAMPING INNOVATION
WeatherTec™ 3000/4000 - waterproof systemA tent’s waterproof properties are measured using a rating called its hydrostatic head. If a tent has a hydrostatic head of 3000/4000mm*, it can hold a 3/4 metre* column of water on its surface before any leaks through.
The Ministry of Defence UK classifies a hydrostatic head of 800mm as waterproof.Coleman® uses polyethylene (PE) groundsheets which are relatively heavy but provide guaranteed water protection. PE groundsheets are ideal for family and active tents where a very light weight and small pack size are not essential.
Extra Large BedroomsColeman patent pending BlackOut Bedrooms™ are designed to be morespacious than the average tent bedroom. Comfortably accommodating our larger double air beds, they offer plenty of space to make your camping trip more enjoyable and helping you get a great night sleep, in the great outdoors!
CLIMATE CONTROL - manage the temperatureKeep your bedroom up to 5°C cooler during the day and up to 1°C warmer during the night **. Coleman® patent pending BlackOut Bedrooms™ helps you to manage the temperature in your bedroom by storing energy from the sun in the surface of the fabric.
Fire Retardant - safety firstThe fire retardant characteristic of our material ensures that the fabric will not flare dangerously out of control and will selfextinguish, giving time to escape in the event of an emergency.