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Coleman Tent Light

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Coleman Tent Light
 
3.6

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5.0

This is Brilliant Why Didn't I Think of This.

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from Crystal Lake, IL

Comments about Coleman Tent Light:

Basically when you go camping you have a couple of lighting option, you can either use a flashlight or a kerosene lamp. Using a kerosene lamp inside of a tent is dangerous and using a flash light can be inconvenient when you need two hands to do something. Well we found the most brilliant thing at the sporting goods store and it only cost 8 bucks.

The Coleman tent light is a light that you can put in your tent. It is kind of like those cheap touch lights you see advertised that you stick anywhere, it kind of looks like them anyways. Of course you would not want something permanently attached to your tent anyways. This one is magnetic. Basically you put this metal piece with a magnet on it on the outside of your tent. Then you take the light part which has a metal backing and you place it inside the tent where the magnet is outside of the tent. The magnet outside holds the metal of the light in place inside the tent. The light is battery operated. It takes 4 AA batteries, which are not included. The batteries last a while but it is not a bad idea to make sure you have some extras with you. The light weighs less than a pound so it stays up really easily. You will want to put it on after the test is up and not before.

It is much easier to put this on with two people having one person outside and one inside it is really simple to put on that way. It is a little more challenging to do it by yourself.

The heat from the light never touches the tent so you don't have to worry about it burning the tent or anything. The worse thing that could happen is that old batteries leak or something, but you can insure that does not happen just by making sure you put new ones in before the new camping season begins.

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3.0

Great for car camping-too heavy to backpack Batteries drain fast

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from Ocoee, FL

Comments about Coleman Tent Light:

It is not a great quality item.  Battery compartment clips can break somewhat easily just trying to open to change batteries (AA).  Better for car camping but backpacking would add a lot of extra weight when every ounce counts.  Even with new batteries, it does not get very bright with the included light bulb.

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2.0

A little inconvenient

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from Salem, OR

Comments about Coleman Tent Light:

This light is inexensive and lightweight. The light it puts out is more than enough to see what you're doing in a tent and getting ready for bed. But it is not enough if you're a reader at night. The biggest downfall of this item is the way it is attached to the tent. You have to be outside and inside almost at the same time since it magnetically attaches throught the tent shell. I tried it on the side of the tent but it always slid down and wouldn't stay were it was. If you have a taller tent like I do, it's a little difficult to get the light all the way at the top unless you are in the habit of bringing a ladder with you when you camp. The good thing is thta it works a bit better for a backpacking tent. Personally, I just use a flashight or candle lantern.

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5.0

Hold this light.

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from Marietta, GA

Comments about Coleman Tent Light:

When you're in a tent, in the dark, a flashlight often won't get the job done. When you're changing clothes, or trying to use two hands for something, the flashlight ends up laying on the ground, providing ineffective light, or clutched under your arm or between your legs, making life difficult and still not providing the best light. That's when the Coleman Tent Light comes to the rescue. This light attaches to the roof of the tent, with a metal plate that you set outside, and the light sticking to it magnetically through the tent fabric. It provides good, diffuse, light that lets you see what you're doing.The first time I set mine up, it took me a minute to figure out how to get the outside and inside together, but it only took a minute. When there is someone camping with me it's no problem at all. If I wasn't paranoid about my equipment, I'd leave it attached all the time. It doesn't show any signs of being a danger to the fabric, and it's small enough that the tent would still fit in it's bag. I just have a deep feeling that a battery will leak if I leave it with the tent.This is a great idea. If I'd had one of these my whole life, I know I would have saved a lot of bad language and late night bumps.

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5.0

coleman tent light put out plenty of light for my 5 man dome

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from Mc Arthur, OH

Comments about Coleman Tent Light:

this small light puts out enough light to totally light up my 5 man dome tent. i highly recomen for any backpacker or camping enthusiast for its light weight and small size.rfect for anyone wanting to light up the outdoors. i have even used it in the house during power outages. this product has so many uses i love it!!!

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2.0

Needs a remote

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from Salem, OR

Comments about Coleman Tent Light:

This light is inexpensive and lightweight. The light it puts out is more than enough to see what you're doing in a tent and getting ready for bed. But it is not enough if you're a reader at night. The biggest downfall of this item is the way it is attached to the tent. You have to be outside and inside almost at the same time since it magnetically attaches through the tent shell. I tried it on the side of the tent but it always slid down and wouldn't stay were it was. If you have a taller tent like I do, it's a little difficult to get the light all the way at the top unless you are in the habit of bringing a ladder with you when you camp. The good thing is that it works a bit better for a backpacking tent. Personally, I just use a flashlight or candle lantern.

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3.0

A little awkward

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from Salem, OR

Comments about Coleman Tent Light:

This light is inexpensive and lightweight. The light it puts out is more than enough to see what you're doing in a tent and getting ready for bed. But it is not enough if you're a reader at night. The biggest downfall of this item is the way it is attached to the tent. You have to be outside and inside almost at the same time since it magnetically attaches through the tent shell. I tried it on the side of the tent but it always slid down and wouldn't stay were it was. If you have a taller tent like I do, it's a little difficult to get the light all the way at the top unless you are in the habit of bringing a ladder with you when you camp. The good thing is that it works a bit better for a backpacking tent. Personally, I just use a flashlight or candle lantern.

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