Sleep well in the Coleman Cortes Octagon 8 BlackOut tent

Since its introduction in 2015, the Coleman Cortes Octagon 8 tent has been a huge favourite with campers across the UK, including our customers at BCH Camping. In 2020 it received a welcome upgrade to include blackout technology, ready for the 2021 season.
More families have turned to camping for a staycation this year due to its low cost and greater availability, compared to other UK accommodation. In response, the focus of camping product designers has turned to replicating home comforts in tents and camping equipment.
For the Cortes Octagon 8 tent, Coleman have addressed the bugbear of many campers in summer: daylight streaming through the canvas (or less romantically, polyester) at 6am!

BlackOut Bedroom® Technology

Coleman’s revolutionary BlackOut sleep system was a gamechanger for the Octagon 8 tent. Blocking out 99% of daylight, the system is ideal for parents of young children who bounce out of bed at dawn, and for anyone whose sleep is sensitive to daylight.
The BlackOut system doesn’t need to be used all the time. It can be closed over the flysheet when required, or left open for the flysheet to allow daylight in, making the tent light and airy.
Using the BlackOut system has the added benefit of keeping your bedroom up to 5°C cooler during the day and up to 1°C warmer during the night. This helps you to manage the temperature in your bedroom by storing energy from the sun on the surface of the fabric.

The versatile charm of the Coleman Octagon 8 BlackOut tent

The popularity of the Coleman Octagon 8 BlackOut tent has always been down to its versatility. It doesn’t have to be used just for holidays. The octagon shape and other adaptable features offer a multitude of uses:

A single room large tent for families or groups

The tent sleeps up to 8 in one large room, making it ideal not only for families with young children, but also large groups on weekends away, holidays or festivals.

A luxury glamping bedroom

Because of its size and yurt-like shape, the Octagon 8 naturally lends itself to being a luxury glamping bedroom. There is enough room for a bed the size of a standard double, and other furnishings. Add some lighting and accessories, and the Octagon 8 can be transformed into the perfect romantic getaway.

A children’s playroom

If you’re pushed for space in the home but have a large enough garden, the Octagon 8 can provide an extra room for the children to store their toys and play in. Adding colour to the interior will create the perfect adult-free zone!

A garden screen room

By erecting just the inner, and not using the outer fly sheet, the Octagon 8 can be used as a bug-proof garden screen room, providing additional outdoor space that is protected from direct sunlight, flies and bugs.

Benefits of the Coleman Octagon 8 BlackOut tent design

Roomy accommodation

At 15.7m², the spacious Coleman Octagon 8 tent offers plenty of living space, with room for furniture. There’ll still be space for storage and easy movement inside the tent.

Easy to set up

The sturdy steel pole construction makes pitching quick and easy. The poles are light and not too long so there is no need for flexing and forcing poles into shape. It can be pitched in a few minutes.

360° view

The Octagon 8 provides a 360° view of its surroundings. This is perfect for keeping an eye on small people if you have a young family or looking for bigger people if you’re at a festival with friends. If you are on holiday, pitched in a beautiful location, your 360° view could be one of the most joyful memories of your time away.

Hinged door

The patented, rigid hinge door and frame from Coleman makes the tent more robust. It also makes it easier and quieter for occupants to come and go because the tent door can be closed without the need for zipping. Belongings are also more secure than in a tent with an open zipped door.

Waterproof (hydrostatic head)

The Coleman Octagon 8 BlackOut tent has a water column of 4500mm, this being the amount of water that can be held on its surface before droplets show through the underside of the fabric.

Reduced condensation

The design of the Octagon 8 BlackOut tent creates far less condensation compared to other similar tents due to the huge area of mesh that provides ventilation between the inner tent and the flysheet.

Air and light

Six of the eight sides of the tent open up completely which allows a lot of air and light into the tent.

Fire retardant

The Coleman fire retardant fabric prevents it from flaring dangerously. Instead, it would self-extinguish, giving plenty of time to evacuate the tent.

Wheeled carry bag

The Octagon 8 compacts easily for transportation, and comes with a wheeled carry bag.

The Coleman Octagon 8 BlackOut tent features

  • Capacity – sleeps 8
  • Poles – fibreglass and steel
  • Groundsheet – PE, welded and fully integrated
  • Outer fabric – Polyester, PU coated
  • Inner fabric – breathable polyester, no-see-um mesh
  • Seams – taped seams
  • Pack size – 85 x 32 x 28cm
  • Weight – 20.6kg
  • Size – 15.7m²
  • Water column – 4500mm

Camping tents at BCH Camping

BCH Camping offer a large range of camping tents, covering all your needs. We supply all sizes of tents from 8-birth family tents to 2-birth backpacking tents. Our range includes only the best quality camping tents from trusted brands such as Coleman, Vango, Airbeam, Outwell and Kampa. So, whether you’re off to a festival, preparing for a hike, or a planning a family staycation, we can help you make the right choice.

Get in touch

The team at BCH Camping are on hand to help you be camping-ready. We can give you great advice and supply not only the tent, but also a wide selection of camping equipment, as well as clothing, footwear and backpack travel essentials.
If you would like any further information or advice on choosing your tent, please contact us at or by calling 01225 764977.
Remember, the adventure starts at BCH Camping!