The 3-season Marmot Colfax 4P tent offers unparalleled versatility. While it can be pitched like a traditional camping tent, it can also be converted into a sunshade or coupled with the Colfax Porch (sold separately) to include an enormous “garage” for gear storage or external space.
The Colfax 4P offers 60 square feet of interior space and dual doors provide easy access options. An integrated vestibule over the large front door provides a weather-protected entryway and 21 square feet of covered storage space. By zipping off the standard fly and using the optional Colfax Porch (sold separately) in its place, you can increase the size of protected space outside of the main tent body to a full 32 square feet. Interior mesh pockets provide out-of-the-way storage options.
Three aluminum poles provide the Colfax 4P with support and freestanding structure. Innovative pre-bent poles at each corner of the tent dramatically increase the verticality of the sidewalls, resulting in a ton of elbow room and a greater feeling of livability than tents with poles that taper directly from the ground to the top of the tent. Integrated clips allow the body of the tent to attach quickly, easily and securely to the poles. The freestanding design enables you to set up the tent and then move it around your chosen campsite to find the optimal rock-and-root-free position. The pole architecture also allows you to leave the tent body behind and use just the poles and the rainfly to create a freestanding sunshade.
Mesh panels in the doors, walls, and ceiling of the Colfax 4P allow air to circulate and combat condensation. The weatherproof floor and rainfly combine to protect the interior of the tent from the elements.
A custom-fit footprint is included to further protect the floor of the Marmot Colfax 4P from sharp objects, mud and ground water.
- Multi-use shelter converts from tent to sun shade
- One super-sized double door and zip-off vestibule
- Three zip-closure windows provide maximum ventilation and privacy
- Strategic clip placement provides larger interior volume
- Footprint Included
- Free-standing design
- Color coded “easy pitch” clips and poles
- Lamp shade pocket securely holds your headlamp to provide ambient light
- Interior pockets for small gear organization
- Optional front porch (sold separately)
Best Use Camping Other Footprint included Warranty Limited Lifetime Packed Size 27.5" x 10" Average Min Weight 9 lbs 4 oz Interior Height 64" Floor Area 60 sq ft Floor Dimension 96" x 86" Vestibule Area 21 sq ft Doors 1 Pole Type Velocity HD Number of Poles 3 Freestanding Yes Clips or Sleeves Clips Interior Storage Interior pockets Material Canopy: 40D 100% Polyester No-See-Um-Mesh
Sidewalls: 68D 100% Polyester Taffeta
Floor: 68D 100% Polyester Taffeta 190T 2000mm
Fly: 68D Polyester Embossed Taffeta 190T 1500mm
Seam Sealed Taped Seams
Real Customer Reviews
- Good Concept with Flaws
Likes: Looking to replace a great tent I enjoyed for years. It had excellent ventilation, views and privacy options. I wanted similar features but one tall enough that I didn't have to crawl in & out. The Colfax 4 is easy to enter/exit. Love the extra room & height to enjoy more than just sleeping. When I am in an area with more than usual bugs/ants, it will be nice to use it as a shelter & not be cramped & still enjoy the view. I travel solo and like the idea that a casual passer-by would not expect only one person in this size tent. I haven't used it in strong winds but the poles seem sturdy and there are enough options for guy lines that it should be OK.
Dislikes: Putting it up alone, it took me several times to get the pole not to come out of the 1st grommet as I walk around to the other side. Maybe I finally have a system down for my next trip. Having the poles connected at the top/center seems to make it harder to put up solo. The other end of the pole it out of control as I go to the last grommet. Once the poles are in it is a breeze. So easy to hook the tent to the poles. Rain fly is a bit cumbersome solo but manageable. It would be nice if the door had a cover for privacy but in great weather & the right forest cover, I will skip the rain fly. Beware of rain & any moisture. Twice camped with steady but not real hard rain & got water pooling near the sides on the floor. Last time camped it got down to 29 degrees in a rather dry climate but as the frost melted, moisture dripped from the side not exposed to the sun. I am tempted to return for the moisture concerns but I love the versatility and I expect it to be great for warm dry weather, my usual conditions. Since I car camp, I just plan to keep a towel handy to wipe up any moisture. I wish it packed down shorter but I can live with that. It buttons up pretty well so I don't think it makes a huge difference for keeping warm in the cold. I did get a 2nd 2-person tent for the ease of set up. It will be faster if I am just stopping for the next in-transit or have a smaller clear spot for set up. I would give it 5 stars if it stayed dry inside.
- Extremely versatile, well ventilated tent
Likes: This is probably the most-ventilated tent currently available on the market. Relatively lightweight for a 4 person tent, extremely versatile in both hot and cold days considering its rainfly could be partially zipped on and off, depending on weather conditions. I wish other tent manufacturer could follow this design trend.
Dislikes: None so far.
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