After a summer filled with visiting relatives and friends that you’ve missed since pre-pandemic, planning an August camping trip may do the trick for a relaxing family getaway to wind down before the school year begins. It’s also a great time to replenish or treat yourself to new gear, as Amazon is offering sales on a ton of outdoor gear from top brands like Coleman—one of our favorites.
Coleman is a trusted name with a loyal customer base, known for its high quality, reasonably priced line of gear. It got its start producing gasoline-powered lanterns in 1900, and in the 1950s, plastic liners for the first modern galvanized steel coolers. Since then, the brand has grown to cover outdoor gear from tents and sleeping bags to backpacks and cooking stoves.
We scoured all of Coleman’s products on Amazon to find you the best sales on a wide range of gear, with savings of up to 40 percent off. Read on for our top recommendation on the best items to snag now while they’re still in stock.
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Coleman Sundome Tent
The Sundome is one of Coleman’s most popular tents for its excellent quality and reasonable price point—plus it gets an impressive average 4.7 stars from more than 33,000 customers.
The tent comes in two- to six-person configurations, but it’s the three-person that’s on sale for nearly 40 percent off at the time of this writing. Its WeatherTec system prevents water from penetrating the tent’s polyester dome and polyethylene floor, plus ensures zipper seams are leak-free.
There’s also a water-resistant rain guard for extra protection from downpours and condensation. Other highlights among features include a ground vent to increase airflow, an integrated e-port for electrical access, and an inside storage pocket to stow small items. There’s enough space inside for a queen-sized air mattress, and setup couldn’t be easier, estimated at about 10 minutes.
Best Sleeping Bag
Coleman Tandem 3-in-1 Sleeping Bag
This versatile tandem sleeping bag zips apart into two individual sleeping bags and is long enough to comfortably fit people up to 6 feet, 4 inches.
It’s ideal for families—couples can take solo trips and parents can bring one of the kids for a weekend camping adventure. It has a two-way zipper to prevent snags and is made of polyester, rated to 45 degrees Fahrenheit, which is perfect for summer and shoulder season camping. The sleeping bag comes with a stuff sack and weighs roughly 9.5 pounds. Nearly 900 customers give it an average 4.7 stars.
Best Sleeping Pad
Coleman Self-Inflating Camping Pad with Pillow
A camping pad is a must if you’re camping on rocky or uneven terrain and don’t want to wake up sore. Coleman’s self-inflating option is made of polyester and is fairly lightweight at about 6.4 pounds, with a substantial pillow, tufted cushion padding, and a durable backing.
There’s a free-flow value that automatically inflates the pad, so no pump is required, plus there are compression straps to deflate it quickly and roll it up.
Best Camping Cot
Coleman Trailhead II Camping Cot
For those who need more sleeping support than a camping pad, this best-selling cot is an excellent choice. The rugged military-style cot has a steel cross-bar frame and features multiple pockets around the sides for small quick-grab items and easily folds up into the included storage bag. It can accommodate people up to 6 feet, 2 inches tall, and has a 300-pound maximum capacity. When it’s all packed up, it weighs a reasonable 23 pounds.
Best Camping Chair
Coleman Broadband Camping Chair
Camping chairs may not be as essential as tents or sleeping bags, they’re certainly a nice-to-have, particularly for after-dinner relaxing around the campfire. Most fold for easy transport, come with carrying bags, and have special add-ons, like a cup holder. This Coleman chair checks all the boxes, plus it features a mesh back to keep you cool, a steel frame, and a comfortable extra-wide seat with a 250-pound maximum weight capacity.
Best Portable Stove
Coleman Single Burner Backpacking Stove
Those who like to travel light with minimal equipment on camping trips will appreciate this simple stove, on sale for less than $20 at the time of this writing.
The compact stove weighs a mere 6.7 ounces and offers 10,000 BTUs of cooking power. It’s designed to evenly distribute heat, even in high winds, and can accommodate pans up to six inches wide. The heat is adjustable, from simmer to high, and the stove is said to get a one-liter pot of water to a rolling boil in roughly three minutes.
Coleman 24-Piece Enamel Dinnerware Set
This attractive red 24-piece dinnerware set offers service for four and includes 10-inch plates, six-inch bowls, and 12-ounce mugs, and a set of utensils stored in a handy roll-up pouch that ties closed. The crockery is made of double-fired enamelware, which is ultra-durable and has a rustic, vintage look with its speckled design. All the cutlery has plastic handles and—bonus—is dishwasher-safe.
Best Backpack Cooler
Coleman Soft Cooler Bag
Coleman’s popular backpack cooler is a customer favorite—and often sells out—so don’t miss the opportunity to snag one while it’s on sale. The soft cooler backpack has some structure to it, though there’s extra foam added comfort and insulation.
Its main compartment can hold 28 cans and it has a wide double-zippered top, plus there’s a large front pocket with a bottle opener attached to the flap. Side handles make it easy to tote around and dump out ice, and the shoulder straps are adjustable and well-padded.
Best Wheeled Cooler
Coleman Rolling Cooler
For those with more cold drinks to haul, a wheeled cooler like one—which gets an average 4.7 stars from more than 7,600 customers—is your best bet.
The 50-gallon capacity cooler can hold up to 84 cans and features heavy-duty wheels that can handle rough terrain and a telescoping handle. The lid doubles as an extra seat with a 250-pound maximum weight capacity, and there are built-in two-inch cup holders on top for setting down your beverage. Unfilled, the cooler weighs about two pounds.
Coleman Gas Lantern
This best-selling, retro-style propane-fueled lantern is another much-loved Coleman camping essential. It sheds a ton of light and doesn’t require matches to ignite, with a 7.5-hour runtime on high from one 16.4-ounce propane cylinder, sold separately.
Other highlights among features include a rust-resistant porcelain-coated ventilator, a pressure regulator to keep it going in tough conditions, and a glass globe, plus a long bail handle for comfortable carrying. Another bonus is the collapsible footed base that’s easy to pack and store.
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