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Hey folks, this is the Coleman instant Northstar, 10p darkroom license tent behind me. Here it’s a long name. It’S got a lot of features. I’m gonna. Take you for a walkthrough.
Let’S check it out hey face, then personally, I’ve got the common instant Northstar, 10 % darkroom Alijah tent set up here. It’S got a really long name because got a lot of features has been a few versions of this 10. There was the original one. Then they brought it out with a darkroom fabric. Now they brought it out with a lighted strip inside as well.
I’m gonna run you through all the features, but first thing: let’s talk about a few of the stats, it weighs about 30 kilos and the flysheet is a 75 Danny. A 185 thread count ripstop polyester and it’s got this darkroom coating on the other side. Here, which is a black coating, cuts out something like about 95 % of the light and can reduce the temperature inside the tent by said about five percent. I believe they say now this worth noting of this darkroom coating.
While I say it blocks out most of the light, if you look really closely in on a bright day, you can see little pinpricks of light coming through. It’S been like sleeping under a starry night and you can’t see a bit of light, but it does block out most of it now the inner is breathable 75 denier. Polyester.
There’S no ripstop in this one. Here the windows are an ultra-fine mesh. This mesh also features in the vents and the bottom here in the doors and also in the roof of the temp. The floor is a 420 denier, the polyester poly ox with PVC. It’S a nice durable floor with a PVC backing. It doesn’t have that crinkly feel that top material does.
You do also get these mats with Tim. I haven’t got this pegged out, but this is just a polyethylene mesh mat here, like a doormat moving onto the poles steel uprights, which come up to a sort of nylon, knuckle up underneath these neoprene pads here, and then a composite pole across the top. It’S a fiberglass composite type pole that runs right across the top of the tip, and you also get some steel awning poles with it in now.
There are loads of features to show you with this awning at the front here and also inside I’m, going to start with the side and the back of the tee get out of the way, and then we’ll jump into all the interesting stuff. We’Ve got a total of four doors to get into the instant north stockroom alighted 10pt and Isidore at the end here, so this can be opened. It can also be set up as an awning.
Now you get two extra awning poles with your kit, so this door features at this in feature said the other end and also features on the back, and it has these brass eyelets in here, so you can set it up in one of three ways. Firstly, zip closed. Like I had it there, we can use the extra awning poles that we had to set it up as a shade awning like this.
Well, tentatively, we can roll it right up to the top here, get it right up and out of the way, and then that gives us access into the end of the tent. You know I’ve got the door at this end opened up. There is a double door that features here a mesh and a solar panel, so we can zip this closed, but this gives us access to this, the bedroom at this end of the tent.
If we want separate access ports coming around to the rear, we’ve got two windows on the back here. There’S this window here in the middle of that is a door which is the same as the door on that end of the 10mil. It’S got eyelets in the bottom here we could open this up. It gives us access. Point is another door and under here to get inside the tent.
We can also set this up as a morning at the back of the tent. This one’s also got little to the gussets in here. To give it a bit. More protection got a second window here now, both this window and that window can be zipped closed completely. They can be set up as little sort of weather-protected awnings over the window. Like this, or as we did with the door at the ends, we can roll it right open to allow the breeze, and also, in our case, we need to let a bit more light inside the temp.
So we can see what’s going on in there because it does get quite dark now at the base of each of these windows are those that all the conical-shaped things. These are vents the Labrador ventilation up underneath here and they marry up with a vent inside the tip that I’ll show and internally adjustable bed inside we’ll show you when we step inside coming around to the other end of the tent here the same door.
As I showed you at the far ends, this can be zipped closed, set up as an awning out like this, or rolled up completely, and underneath here we’ve got another double mesh D door with solid and mesh panels. That’S the back of the side of the tent. Let’S talk about the awning! Now it’s this awning that makes this super liveable for families.
This is about five meters. Long between the far poles here comes out about 1.4 meters from the tent and this setup in full. Here at the moment, you get all these awning poles with your kit, there are various zips and gussets in here to allow you to expand right out. As far as you can hear, another alternative would be the zip it closed completely something bad, whether you zip it close.
It also blocks all the light out. That way, you could, if you won’t actually roll this morning, back up completely along with the top ear. There are tabs here that allow you to secure the whole awning right across the front of the tent to keep the awning right up and out the way if you don’t want shade or anything at the frontier and you’ve also got various setup options with these panels. Here, there are three sections: one on each end and one in the middle divided by a zip.
The runs down here. There’S a gusset here, there’s a second zip that you can sort of bringing it in closer together as well, and you’ve also got walls on the end that are also set up with zips. So we could actually take this wall down. You can roll this back up against the tent here, there are tabs here to secure the wall. So now we’ve got an open side here and protected at that in there.
You can take it one step further if you like, if you wanted to seal off the bedroom, have this seam here to make this bedroom dark? You can close the wall on this end of the temp, pick it down at the bottom down here and you’ve. Now sealed off this end bedroom to make it dark in there. Well, you’ve still got a sheltered living space and light coming into the bedroom.
At that, in there you can do the same thing. At that end, you could just set up what warning on this side. With that one closed, if you like, you got heats of options with the awning out in front of the tent here, I think we pretty much covered all the features on the outside the step.
Inside because there are tons more in there still now, the first thing I want to show you is the lighting system in these tents was, if it all up later and show you how bright it is, but I’ll just show you what the features first. Now, all these cords are integrated into the tent and LED strip lights across the top. This is where the main sort of features happen.
So in this pocket here you get included a battery pack that takes 4 D cell batteries. Now that does have a USB port here, so I can remove this battery pack if we don’t want to use USB D cell batteries and use a battery pack like the second plug this into here. I’ve now got a rechargeable battery pack that I can use for these lights. These are all plugged in here.
You can unplug these. If you want, I don’t know why you’d need to do that, but that also joins up to this switch here now. This is a switch for the central room, there are four settings low medium-high, and a glow setting there’s one of these switches in each room. So if you look around the corner here, there’s another switch in this bedroom here and the same switch features in the far bedroom back there.
So you can have lighting, that’s very individual for each room and it’s all operated through their own little internal switches as I said, we’ll show you how bright that is short. Firstly, all the other features so start at the top of the tip. Now, there’s a wide strip here. This features both in the center room here and in each bed. You know this can be unzipped.
This is where the little LED strip light is situated. So we can replace these if you need them or if you wanted to. If you want to put anything brighter or anything different in there and they will carry out a little cord, little access points where the cords run throughout the temp. On the other side of that, we’ve got nice big mesh panels in this center room.
Here the bedrooms have got solid panels on each side, so slightly warmer plenty of ventilation through here, as I move down the side, we’ve got these little cow access points here that one goes to the outside, and this one here goes through to the bedroom partway down That wall we have this little organizer pocket here now in this one. Here we’ve got the battery pack for our lighting and we’ve got three other pockets.
Each bedroom also features its own little organized panel like this, but it doesn’t have a battery in each bedroom. Just in this one here now behind me here, we’ve got that door, the rear access door that we could open up to a mesh panel, and then there’s mesh panel opens up out to the awning that we saw at the rear of the tent there. Just behind me here is a little panel, the features in the bottom corner. Now all of these features I’m going to show you a mirrored in the bedroom at the far end of the tent as well.
This can be opened up and it exposes a little mesh panel. If we put a fan on either side of here, it just allows a bit more ventilation from one room to the other to get lots of airflow throughout the team. Above that, we’ve got the organizer panel that we talked about earlier and a little light switch for this room here. That features next to a double door, and this can be a mesh or a solid panel.
There are two different fabrics on this door here, so we can have ventilation or sealed up completely for privacy on the side of the here now. This is mirin on both sides of the bedroom and also in the Far bedroom. We’Ve got an internally adjustable privacy screen the features on this mesh window here, so we’ve got it open up for ventilation at the moment.
If we under these tabs, we can zip it closed completely to give us both protection. If you’ve got the outside window open, it gives us privacy and but it also keeps the warmth in if it’s a really cold night and at the bottom here we’ve got our circle ventilation vent. Now, this opens up onto that little conical shape vent that I showed you on the outside here.
This can be secured open like this as little tabs here to secure that open and that allows ventilation at the low level of the temp most of the features on the inside. I do want to talk to you a little bit about the space inside, though now in the center room of the tent, I’ve got about 190 centimeters of headspace. I’m 195 centimeters tall that tapers off at each end down to about a hundred and sixty centimeters and about 150 centimeters, where you walk through the door here.
The space that the tent takes up is about six meters long and it’s about two and a half meters wide that’s on the outside, but inside here about 175 centimeters wide for this Center room, and it’s about two hundred and thirty centimeters deep throughout inside the tent. You know missing bedroom here. I’ve got a double high, queen air bed set up in here.
No, this is about the turn of centimeters long and 150 centimeters wide inside this room. We’ve got 230 centimeters in depth this way and the room itself is 210 centimeters at the floor level to the base of the door at the rear of the tent. Here now, we’ve got this a rear door done up at the moment, so we can push the tent right to the back, but there is a little bit of wasted space at the back there. This tent isn’t quite going to fit if we spin it around. This way is I’ll see if I can do it, it’s a tad tight, your feet or your head. It kind of gonna be up against here, but hey it is manageable. You could do it that way. If you like, and then you’ve got a bit more usable space down this side here now this end bedroom, we’ve got that end door open. So you can see in here quite comfortably.
Now, these air beds are an XL single, so they’re about 190 centimeters in length and about a meter in width, so they fit quite comfortably plenty of space for the kids to sleep better in for storage, but you still, they sent a room for storage as well. It’S pretty much all the features are inside the tent. The last two features I want to show you in the tent we’ve already run through a bit, but I’m going to zip everything closed on the tent. Firstly, to show you how dark it is inside and, secondly, to show you how much light the light strips give you when it is dark inside the tent.
So, let’s zip everything close now, I’ve got all the doors and windows zipped up apart from this one is my only light source in here now I’ll, zip, this closed in a sec you’ll just see how dark it is, and all you see is a little bit Of light coming around the base of the temp and then I’ll switch to the lights on them is a low, medium and dim setting and there’s also a glowing setting which allows just the light switch to glow. So you can find it at night. Let’s zip this up first, so that’s now all the doors and windows zipped up.
We can just see a little bit of light around the base of the tent, which is where life’s just escaping up underneath the flight. If we step over to our light, switch here now we’re flicking under the low setting, it’s just a very dim light, now they’re not really bright lights, they give a nice ambient light, that’s the medium and that’s the high setting there.
Now, that’s just on the room in the middle here. If I come to the bedroom at the end here and turn this one on as well turn that one on too bright and I’ll go to the far end of the tent back here. To will flick this one on so bright and we’ve now got light throughout the entire tent here. So look, it’s not really bright. Light it’ll be enough to eat by or to find your way around. The tent at night might benefit from still having a torch or a reading light. If you want to read a book or do something up close, but it is a really handy, integrated lighting system in your family team.
The last thing I want to show you is the glow setting on these switches here. If we just press it a fourth time, there lights the light and the rift turns off in this room here now and there’s a light in the switch that goes on. So this just glows all night, an LED lights and they’re not going to drain the battery very quickly. You can easily find the light switch at night.
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