This popular tent has a great deal to recommend it and has been one of the top choices among family campers and camping groups for many years.
Everyone is different and we all have our preferences so it’s a good idea to know as much as possible about a tent before buying it, so do read on to see if this is the one for you.
The main purpose of this article is to highlight the differences between the Elite Montana 8 person tent and the standard Coleman Montana 8 Tent. Model No.2000001594
These are the subjects looked at in the detailed review of the Montana 8 tents.
|1. Size and Comfort |
2. Season and Weather
5. Ease of Set Up
6. Dismantling, Breaking camp
7. Durability and Quality
8. Camping Situations for Your Tent(Best Uses)
9. Consumer Experiences
10. Out of the box
12. Accessories (Included or to Consider)
17. Consumer Ratings
The Montana 8 Tent pictured here is the standard version that is still available to buy from Amazon, but at the time of writing is no longer available directly from Coleman USA as this tent has been upgraded to include some comfort driven extras.
Some would say that additions and upgrades are luxuries they do not need or want, but the main thing to note is that the two tents are essentially the same design tent!
I have made a very detailed and comprehensive review of the Elite® Montana™ 8 Tent with a close look at how comfortable it is to be in, the kind of weather it can withstand and many other aspects of using the tent in different situations. You can read that review here.
These detailed reviews are carefully researched to help you choose the best tent for your family camping adventures, whether you are seasoned camper or absolute beginners.
What is the difference…
…between the Elite and regular Coleman Montana Tents?
The green and white combination has been used for both versions as far as I can tell. The roll down windows and the built in light are the luxury items included with the elite and were were available, perhaps as an option I think, as long ago as 2009.
Other improvements that have been effected over time, such as the electrical-access port, are now included with the standard version of this tent.
I have included the product description from Amazon below
Although the standard model is still described on the Coleman website, the page has no option to buy, so I conlude it is no longer available direct. All the parts and spares are still available for the standard tent and are the very same as those for the Elite, and that may well be the reason Coleman still lists it.
Don’t forget, if you would like to read the detailed reveiw first, you can read it here – it will open in a new window so you won’t lose your place!
An Early Review from 2009
4.0 out of 5 stars Roomy tent, August 9, 2009
This review is from: Coleman Montana 8 Tent (Sports)
This is a very roomy,sturdy tent. Had 2 queen sized mattresses in it with room for 1 more. Loved the built in light which was great as we camped with a toddler. Loved the way the windows rolled down and how the door swung open.
A hinged door provides easy entry and exit, and a touch of at-home convenience.
Ideal for outdoorsy families and extended camping trips, the Coleman Montana 8 Tent offers a full feature set for a fun family camping experience. It sleeps up to eight comfortably, thanks to a generous 16-by-seven-foot (W x D) layout and spacious center height of six feet, two inches.
An innovative hinged door makes for easy in-and-out, and a vented Cool-Air Port and privacy vent window help improve airflow and keep things fresh. A convenient electrical-access port lets you run a cord from your device in the tent to a power supply outside, and an interior gear pocket keeps things organized.
The tent’s modified dome structure includes a covered front porch and wings for plenty of outdoor living space. Setup is fast and simple, thanks to shock-corded poles, continuous pole sleeves, an exclusive pin-and-ring design, and InstaClip attachments. Stake and pole bags, as well as a convenient storage and carry bag with instructions sewn in, are also included.
A video Review too!
Price and Value
The hundreds of reviews and questions about both models of this tent show without doubt that it is enjoyed by very many users. Just be sure to check if it is for you and if so, I think the Coleman Montana 8 Tent derserves the 4.5 stars I give, and is good value.