Coleman Exponent Tent Review

Coleman Exponent Tent

The Coleman Exponent Tent is rated much better than we expected. We reviewed the Avior X2, TYL X2, and Heka X2 Coleman tent range to find out more.

There is almost no outdoor enthusiast that doesn't recognize the name Coleman. Coleman tents have been around for a long time and they have had their hits and misses.

This review will take a look at some of Coleman's Exponent tents.

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Coleman Avior X2 Tent

The Avior X2 is one of the lines of Coleman Exponent Tents that is designed for the backpacking enthusiast.

This 2 person, 3 season tent is loaded with features made for those nights off the beaten path.

Some of these features include:

  • Wedge Tunnel shape
  • 2 doors
  • small vestibule
  • fly first design which allows you to keep the tent dry even when setting up in the rain
  • Aluminum poles
  • Weight 4 pounds 6 ounces packaged

Overall reviews for this tent were more than favorable. Most reviewers were quick to point out what they liked about this tent and what few things they didn’t like as well.

Here are the pros and cons of the Avior X2 by people who have actually used this tent.

Pros of The Coleman Avior X2 Tent

  • Light weight
  • easy to set up
  • Good poles and pegs
  • affordable

Several reviewers raved about the quality of this tent for the price some even going as far as stating this is the best tent they owned.

Cons of The Avior X2 Tent

There was very little that users did not like about the Avior X2 Coleman’s exponent tent.

In fact, there seemed to only be two complaints and they were:

  • Not very roomy; more a one man than a two man tent
  • Not freestanding as the site claims. This tent needs to be staked down.

The Coleman Exponent Avior X2 Tentcoleman exponent tents retail price is $150.00, although it can be picked up for under $100.

The Coleman Tyl X2 Tent

The Tyl X2 Coleman Exponent Tent is also a 2 person 3 season tent that is somewhat heavier than the Avior X2 and has many of the same features though it offers a bit more room.

Here are the features of the Tyl X2 tent.

  • 9 square feet of vestibule space
  • 2 layer mesh door
  • minimum trail weight just 5 lbs. 4 oz, Packed weight is 5 pounds, 11 ounces
  • comes with bag and repair kit

The Tyl X2 Coleman Exponent Tent also got great reviews from users who found many things that they liked about this tent.

Positive features included:

  • Full rain fly
  • Easy to Pitch
  • Light weight
  • Durable
  • Comfortable

Users had few negative things to say about this tent complaining only about two things.

  • A bit too narrow at the foot
  • More a one person than a two person tent

The Coleman Exponent TYL X2 Tentcoleman exponent backpacking tent can be picked up for approx $130.

Heka X2 Coleman Tent

The Heka X2 Coleman exponent tent is another 2 person 3 season tent that has many great features.

These features include:

  • 1 door (storm door construction)
  • Aluminum poles
  • double layer corners
  • double taped seams
  • Integrated ground sheet
  • zip off vestibule
  • storage pockets
  • Pack weight: 7 lbs 5oz Trail weight: 6 lbs 10 oz

Pros And Cons of The Heka X2 Coleman tent

Reviews on this product were overwhelmingly positive. People really loved this tent and found a lot of positive features that they liked about these tents.

Here are just some of the things they listed as making this tent great.

  • Roomy
  • Zip off vestibule (allows for lighter weight when trekking long distances)
  • Excellent venting system and enough mesh to allow for star gazing on nice nights
  • storage pocket
  • Durable, one customer referred to this tent as “rock solid”

The only negative thing people had to say about this Coleman Exponent Tent was that they preferred the clip on poles over the pole sleeves and there seems to be some argument about whether or not the tent is freestanding.

The Coleman Exponent Heka X2 Tentcoleman tent is priced at about $180.

Kraz X1 Coleman Tent

The last Coleman Exponent Tent included in this review is the Kraz X1 tent.

This tent is a 1 person 3 season tent with the following features.

  • Fly first design extreme
  • 6.1 square foot vestibule
  • reflective fibers in the guy lines and reflective zipper cuffs to help at night
  • storage pocket
  • Packed weight is 3 pounds, 7 ounces, Trail weight is 3 pounds, 0.6 ounces
  • 1 door

Pros and Cons of the Kraz 1 Coleman tent

Once again the Kraz X1 seemed to be a hit with people who purchased and used this tent. They listed the pros of this tent as being:

  • extremely lightweight
  • easy to set up
  • great at keeping weather out
  • Extremely strong stakes

A few users claimed that the Kraz X1 tent did build up some condensation and that people got wet feet.

You can pick up a Coleman Exponent Kraz X1 Tentcoleman kraz x1 tent for around $110.


Overall, it seems that no matter which Coleman Exponent Tent you buy, you will get an excellent tent for your money. The reviews on this line of tents were excellent, placing these tents in competition with more expensive top of the line brands.

These Coleman exponent tents are much cheaper than some of there backpacking tents counterparts and making them one of the best Coleman tent ranges available, especially for the price.

If you step up your budget an extra $100 your going find a better tent. However, lightweight tents at this price are few and far between.