Coleman Mountain View 12x12 Screen Dome Shelterw/ Shade Walls


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Coleman Mountain View 12x12 Screen Dome Shelterw/ Shade Walls is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Versatile, but challenging for 1 person set up The Mountain View 12 x 12 Screendome Shelter is well made, clever with features and garners many compliments on its appearance. The one drawback, and it is a big one - it is a bear to assemble. I watched the Coleman video that claims it is a ten minute assembly over and over to prepare myself. It does show two people doing the work. I am, however, a party of one. I also read so many reviews about how to get the job done. I can tell you without hesitating, do NOT follow others' advice... only Coleman's. For example, do not unzip anything, do loosely stake the corners, do install the small top poles first. I did a practice assembly at home with trips inside to check the computer directions...it took me 2.5 hours. At the campsite, it took me 1.5 hours....BUT, at first I did not stake the corners. Now that it is September, I will have to wait til next year to see if I can assemble it in a reasonable time. I know that I love its versatility and ventilation...with the option of screening off two sides for privacy or blocking the wind.
Date published: 2019-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for fending off the Wisconsin mosquitos Easy to set up - two people can do it, three people makes it the easiest. Great for shade during the day and saves you from the bugs at night. We still havent figured out the best way to fold it up, but the case is roomy enough to handle our best attempt.
Date published: 2019-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from When you understand it, you'll LOVE it We have had this dome shelter for 2 summers and have used it in many different camping situations so I'm confident when I tell you it can hold up to a lot of abuse by the wind. Right now, after using it about 10 times in windy, rainy conditions it is still in great shape and I see us being able to use it at least a few more years. Yes, it has 2 poles that have split. Duct tape to the rescue, not a problem anymore. They split because we tried to muscle the thing together instead of doing it the proper way. Our fault. Other than that, the thing has survived massive wind without collapse, coming unstaked and blowing (tumbling) across the campground like Mary Poppins' umbrella (thank goodness for our good Samaritan neighbors who carried it back and plopped it back down over our stuff-good to go), and a LOT of rain. We use it with our teardrop trailer (usually) and it is a comfortable space next to the trailer. With the screened in sides we can use it as a living room/dining room and sometimes, if it's really rainy, we park the trailer underneath it and keep it cozy and dry!! This past weekend though we roughed it in the 1000 Islands region of NY and brought it via a 14 ft aluminum fishing boat to an water only access campsite. Because it's in such a manageable little carry bag, we got it to the campsite easily, and used it with 2 cots instead of a tent. The cots and 2 chairs kept all of our stuff (and us!) off the ground with plenty of room to spare and since it rained (as usual when we camp), we were comfortable AND dry. I have 2 suggestions for the folks at Coleman regarding this awesome shelter: 1. provide 4 removable wall panels instead of only 2. I'm here at your website to see if I can order 2 more because sometimes we need to use all 4 2. rewrite the assembly instructions. They are not clear enough and it took us a few times to get the easiest process figured out. Now that we know how to do it, we get it put up in about 10 min. (This last time was totally in the dark with only one flashlight and a cellphone. We had left all our lights in the trailer, bummers.) We get a lot of compliments and questions whenever we use this pretty shelter and I can't tell people enough good things about it. Once you get the hang of putting it up, it's perfect. I'm thinking of buying another one right now in case Coleman ever decides to stop making them and saving it for the future. Thank you Coleman!!!
Date published: 2019-08-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Found the secret to setup Purchased this to be covered kitchen area during camping. When trying it for the first time to be used at my daughter's birthday party found it extremely difficult to set up despite youtube videos which made it seem easy. I snapped a pole but used to duct tape to make it work for the party. Here's the secret: spread it out as best you can. Thread all poles through sleeves but don't secure them, complete the roof setup using the black poles to form the ached ceiling. Choose a side, have a tall friend hole up the side at the center of the screened archway as high overhead as possible. My wife is 5'11 and when she did that I had no problem bending the poles to form the arch and secure the ends in the pins at the corners without breaking. Move to opposite side and repeat, then repeat for remaining sides. Multiple setups and no more snapped poles. It has withstood heavy rain and wind when staked properly. The only criticism I have is why on earth does it only come with 2 wind screens especially when others aren't even available to purchase separately.
Date published: 2019-08-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Love the design but not the quality I love the design of this screen shelter with the options of using the screens or keeping them all open. The sun shades are great as well although I wish you could purchase extras. The cons for me are that after 2 season of light use we now have pin size holes in the roof and a ripped bag. We are not rough on the shelter or bag and have only set this up for a few times a year for 3-4 day trips in nice weather.
Date published: 2019-07-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Screendome Shelter is best we've had in years! We bought this dome shelter for camping and are very pleased with the design! It is spacious enough to give us room to walk around a standard picnic table without bumping into the sides. You can unzip the screens at two places on each side so you aren't limited to just two entrances. The two detachable panels were a big help in keeping the rain off of our table and they also kept the heat inside on cool mornings. My only complaint is that it was hard to get the poles to bend enough to attach the built-in clips that are on the corners. We ended up leaving several of them unattached but it didn't seem to matter. It was a little tricky for the two of us to get set up. The shelter looks really nice and is very sturdy. I'm glad we purchased this one!
Date published: 2019-07-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Coleman needs to rethink pole material . Any sustained wind twists the poles and tent becomes useless. I like the size and design of the tent but the poles are completely inadequate for windy days. Upgraded poles would make this tent four stars , but at present I rate it at two stars! Coleman you’re better than this .
Date published: 2019-07-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great shelter, pole broke A bit hard to set up, four people helps, but it can be done with two. Take down is much easier. The size is great, and the sides are near vertical, so less rain comes in. Fits nicely over a picnic table with room to go around. Zippered doors on all four sides. Two sun shields. The tent is too taut. The sewing looks like it's ready to pull out, it's so tight. The polls are bent almost to breaking. Well, on the third usage, one did break.
Date published: 2019-07-11
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