W.C. Coleman was a young typewriter salesman with poor eyesight who enjoyed taking long walks after a long, hard day’s work. One night during his stroll, he saw a new, different style of lamp that was burning in the window of a local Alabama drug store. Other lamps from that time burned kerosene that produced a flickering, yellow light with smoke, but this newer lamp was intriguing to Mr. Coleman because the flame burned much brighter with a strong and steady light and fueled by gasoline.
This new lamp enabled him to read smaller print much clearer so he saw a potential to start a company which would bring a new light into homes, ranches, farms, and businesses by beginning a new era in lighting. In 1905 W.C. Coleman demonstrated what his new gasoline lamps had to offer and less than twenty years later, his lamps became essential equipment issued to soldiers in World War II. As I was a bit familiar with the Coleman Company’s history, I decided to begin looking around for a smaller tent to take with me that was much more easily transported on foot without adding too much additional weight.
A few days ago I purchased a Coleman Max 2-Person Backpacking Tent, which is available for only a limited time, to take with me on my next camping and kayaking adventure this summer. I bought it on the internet so I was unable to test the product prior to purchasing, but I was quite confident not to worry about the quality of the tent because I am very familiar with the Coleman reputation and history of their outdoor products. I considered myself lucky to find such an excellent deal on this specific tent since I have seen it priced higher than where I finally purchased it from.
When my Coleman tent first arrived I was shocked at the value for the price I paid; it weighed less than five pounds so it was easy to carry along with the rest of my camping accessories. The aluminium stakes and poles provide reliable durability and the compact, lightweight, and freestanding capabilities turned out to be just the perfect item I was looking for to use during this particular trip.
The pole sleeves on the tent provided fast, easy setup and the cool features surely complimented the style of this affordable dome tent. The pin-and-ring design and clip attachments make it so simple for one person to set up; the carry bag included is a very convenient and lightweight way to transport while on the hiking path during the day. Inside the tent, it has a 43-inch height in the centre, a dry-entry vestibule styled entrance area that provides convenient access to providing excellent ventilation. The tent’s dimensions measure 6.6 feet long by 4.6 feet wide, so there is plenty of room for two campers to sleep comfortably or one camper with a lot of gear. Furthermore, the ceiling of the tent provides for a 360-degree clear view of the night sky through the mesh sides and roof. This tent is my most favorite and I carry it with me wherever I go.