Find of the Month: Coleman

I’m very tempted to bill the next sixteen days as the Father’s Day brigade, as it feels like the bulk of my posts are dad-oriented, but of course that’s not entirely accurate. While we tend to think of outdoorsy / sporty stuff as guy territory for gifting, there’s no reason why you (or I) wouldn’t mind seeing any of these pop up as birthday, wedding, or housewarming gifts. But for the record? Dad’ll probably get a pretty big kick out of Coleman‘s entire awesome line of camping gear & gadgets. I’ve perused some of their latest and greatest and handpicked a handful of favourites that’ll suit any type of dad.

NXT 200

Tops for Tailgating Types: NXT 100 – $249 @ Canadian Tire
If dad’s a guy on the go that also happens to feel perfectly at home behind the grill, the NXT 100 is a genius gift idea. This portable BBQ folds up compactly for easy storage and travel, but don’t be fooled – it still packs a lot of punch. Featuring a single burner grill with up to 15,000 BTUs, dad will still get that at-home burger-flipping, steak-sizzling, kabob-twirling feeling whether he’s serving up hot dogs at his kid’s soccer game or enjoying a pre-CFL match tailgating party. Also works wonders for small spaces and trips to enjoy the great outdoors – avid campers need not stick to an open fire when you’ve got this puppy packed up.

Washer TossGreat for Gamers: Washer Toss – $39.99 @ Canadian Tire
Although Coleman is primarily known for their sturdy camping and outdoors gear, they definitely recognize that when you’re kicking back in the sunshine, it doesn’t hurt to have a little fun. Their new line of outdoor games – including horseshoes, badminton, and a bean bag toss – are fantastic whether you’re simply rolling them out for a backyard BBQ or toting them along for a weekend getaway in the woods. My favourite of the mix is the washer toss game you see above – apparently this old school ‘sport’ with the world’s simplest objective (get the washer in the hole) is making a comeback, and this all-in-one kit ensures a pro and party-ready match-up. A perfect choice for the dad that loves to host family (or friendly) gatherings.

Oversized Quad Chair with CoolerSensational for Sideline Sitters: Oversized Quad Chair with Cooler – $39.96 @ Wal-Mart
Summertime tends to bring out the little ones for summertime sports. If dad’s more into sitting back and sipping on a icy cold drink than screaming from the sidelines, you’ll definitely want to treat him to a deluxe outdoor sitting experience with this fab chair. With extra padding and a wide seat, all dad has to do is reach down into the built-in soft cooler (which can keep things chilly with a Coleman Chillers Ice Brite pack) to grab a beverage for himself, or a juice box for whoever it is you’re cheering on. Because it’s ultra portable (yay for folding legs + carrying cases) it’s also a good pick if dad loves to hit the summer music festival circuit, or even just likes to kick back on the beach.

30 Qt Cooler Coleman
Best for Beer Imbibers: 30 Qt Cooler with Bail Handle – $24.96 @ Wal-Mart
I couldn’t write a post about Coleman and not feature their iconic (yet always-innovativing) line of coolers. Not only do these classic chillers last forever, they feature tons of great features. Take the mid-sized 30 Qt cooler you see above – it holds nearly 40 cans of soda (or let’s be honest for dad, beer) or it can stash upright 2L bottles of pop, so you can avoid sticky, messy leaks. It’s also durable enough that you can use it as an extra seat in a pinch, or as a cupholder when stashed between you and a friend. Perhaps neatest of all, this incredible cooler manages to keep ice cold for two days in 32 degree heat. The price makes it a total steal as well – pick one up for your father-in-law and stuff it with a case of his favourite drink and tickets to a big game.

Coleman Instant TentsOutstanding for Outdoors Appreciators: (L to R) Instant Dome Tent (4) – $119.99 @ TargetInstant Tent (8) – $299.99 @ Canadian Tire
Instant Beach Shade – $109.99 @ Canadian Tire, London Drugs, Forzani & Le Baron

What you see above is still just a sampling of the brand’s ready-in-a-snap line-up of tents and canopies, perfect for afternoon picnics, weeklong camping excursions, and sunny days on the sand. The cute & cozy Instant Dome Tents with built-in rainfly set up in just one minute, and come in sizes that accommodate four or six people (or if you’re glamping it up, a queen-sized air mattress). The heavy-duty Instant Tent Family is the world’s easiest large-capacity tent (you can buy one that sleeps up to 10 people!) with the same promise of a minute or less in set-up time, saving you from those miserable moments when you can’t figure out how Pole A connects to Pole D. Finally the Instant Beach Shade is perfect for staking claim by the sea; it too sets up in mere seconds, and allows you privacy when changing plus a place to stash your valuables while you’re paddling in the waves. I featured each of these items because I feel like you can find a perfect fit depending on dad’s hobbies – if he only needs a tent a couple times a season, opt for the more affordable Dome tents. If he’s a regular camper or has a big family to house, hook him up with national park season pass and a mega-sized Instant Tent. Finally if he’s the type that owns a cabin but could use some shelter on the beach, the Instant Beach Shade is your best bet.

Coleman 6-Person Instant DomeNow in order to kick things off right for my three-year birthday celebrations (read more about them here), I’m excited to be giving away a Coleman Instant Dome Tent for six people, valued at $149.99! Interested in winning? Here’s how to enter:

1) Leave a comment by June 30th with your favourite featured Coleman gift idea!

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around July 1st to select the winners, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible to participate in this promotion.

4) Bonus Entries: You can earn yourself two bonus entries this month by liking Coleman Canada on Facebook + leaving a comment on their wall with what gift idea you think would be perfect for Father’s Day (leave a link back to your comment and / or your FB username below) + you can follow Coleman Canada on Twitter, send ’em a Tweet, and leave me a link to your Tweet in the comments below.

Psst…keep your eyes peeled for additional bonus entries into this draw, all month long!

198 Responses to “Find of the Month: Coleman”
  1. janicour says:

    I love the NXT100 Grill. Great to take anywhere. Janice E Cournoyer

  2. Besides the tent I love the Washer Toss – it is nice to have fun things to do while you are camping.

  3. LIke them on facebook and left comment

    Doreen lamoureux

  4. follow them on twitter @doreenlamoureux and tweeted

  5. Leah says:

    I like the Instant Beach Shade. Great for babies/kids!

  6. I think the Coleman quad chair with built in cooler is genius idea, and a perfect Father’s day gift for open air concerts.

  7. Beth McKeown says:

    The tent!!! Pick me.

  8. 30 Qt Cooler with Bail Handle is my kind of product.

  9. Linda Peters says:

    Love the NXT BBQ, thanks

  10. mousecat says:

    My favourite featured item are the Oversized Quad Chairs with Coolers! What a great idea!!

  11. Jennifer Deol says:

    I really like the barbeque & the tents.

  12. beewbedard says:

    Tops for Tailgating Types: NXT 100

  13. beewbedard says:

    liked them on fb and commented

  14. cookie3 says:

    I love the Coleman BBQ. It’s awesome that it folds up.

  15. beewbedard says:

    following them on twitter

  16. I LOVE the NXT 100 BBQ for tailgating!!
    rebthecatsitter at gmail dot com

  17. I like Coleman on Facebook and commented

    (Rebecca Roberts)

  18. I follow Coleman on Twitter and tweeted


  19. Suzanne G says:

    I like the NXT 100 portable barbecue as my husband would love it

  20. Pamalot says:

    my fave coleman gift idea is a Coleman cooler, filled with camping essentials.

  21. Suzanne G says:
  22. Pamalot says:

    left a facebook comment
    pam w h

  23. Pamalot says:

  24. Suzanne G says:

  25. Vesper says:

    apart from the tent I like the elite perfectflow instastart propane lantern

  26. Vesper says:

    follow on twitter – vesper1931

  27. Julie G. says:

    I like the Washer Toss Game. I think it would make a great game at a picnic.

  28. I like their very portable tailgate BBQ

  29. Jared McCready says:

    quad chairs

  30. Patricia says:

    Tops for Tailgating Types: NXT 100 – $249 @ Canadian Tire is a superb idea, not only for camping but for storage on small patios ,etc

  31. i like the tent and the bbq never seen one like that before great for camping

  32. Jennifer R says:

    I love the BBQ~

  33. Catharine says:

    Love the NXT 100 Grill for my hubby

  34. Corry VanHooft says:

    Coleman cooler ,they are awsome and last forever

  35. Lori says:

    I like the tents

  36. I like the NXT 100 portable bbq! My hubby would love it,and I would realllly love that tent also for when we go camping the summer!! 🙂

  37. I like Coleman Canada on facebook and commented (Karla Sceviour)

  38. I follow them on twitter & tweeted them

  39. Louise says:

    I think the Coleman quad chair with built in cooler is a great idea:)

  40. Louise says:

    I liked Coleman Canada on facebook _fb name louise gilbert

  41. Anu Chopra says:

    I love the Coleman® Oversized Quad Chair with Cooler and think that would be a great Father’s Day gift!

  42. Sherry F says:

    I like the tent best….mine has seen better days.

  43. Dyann Brunet says:

    I love the tents, tents are very handy to have.

  44. Andrew P says:

    I love the Oversized Quad Chair with Cooler

  45. Andrea Amy says:

    the nxt-100 of course 🙂

  46. gmamaye says:

    A Coleman tent would be a great gift to receive…we had no tent for years now and would love to have one of those instant dome ones!

  47. Brenda Lacourciere says:

    My favorite coleman gift is the dome tent.

  48. Want to get out and do some camping in that tent

  49. Dawn Boyle says:

    coleman barbq that folds

  50. Andrew Fraser says:

    Nice size for a tent….just what I need

  51. Janna Fraser says:

    Coleman make great camping equipment

  52. Ivan Plumridge says:

    Having the NXT 100 would be great – both for tailgating and to use at home – looks like an awesome compact bbq.

  53. Susan Barkley says:

    Coleman has always been there, and will always be the future of campers everywhere!

  54. maria says:


  55. Nicole B says:

    NXT 100 (tops for tailgating) for sure

  56. Angela Griffin says:

    I like the Oversized Quad Chair with Cooler

  57. Mike Gismondi says:

    The NXT 100 grill is my favourite

  58. Mike Gismondi says:

    liked and commented on FB

    mike gismondi

  59. Linda Baron says:

    I love all the tents. My kids would be jumping for joy for one of these!

  60. Beth Rosell says:

    30 Qt Cooler with Bail Handle is perfect for car camping

  61. lisa bolduc says:

    i think everyone needs a good Oversized Quad Chair with Cooler

  62. April Campbell says:

    I like the washer toss – Washer Toss – $39.99 @ Canadian Tire

  63. Kristi says:

    I love the washer toss game, thanks for featuring this!

  64. Scott Hayes says:

    I think that the NXT 100 grill would be the best thing ever!

  65. Crystal Mountain says:

    I love the grill….I also love the washer toss…having kids while camping we are always looking for fun family activities and this looks like it would be a blast!!

  66. Audrey Skinner says:

    Love the Coleman Instant Tents.

  67. Sparkle says:

    I like the grill, I think it’s a great idea for camping.

  68. melacat says:

    The grill looks awesome.

  69. lucy says:

    Awesome Grill!

  70. Crystal Englot says:

    I love the tailgating grill NXT 100

  71. Crystal Englot says:

    Posted on Coleman Canada Facebook page FB name Laird N Crystal Englot

  72. Kevin Nymark says:

    I love the Instant Dome Tent!

  73. John H says:

    Coleman® NXT 100 Portable BBQ,

  74. photomum says:

    I liked the instant beach shade

  75. photomum says:

    I liked coleman on facebook and left a comment

  76. Wendy says:

    I love the folding BBQ and the tent.

  77. Sean Pynaert says:

    I could always use another coleman lantern.

  78. Stephen Tiffney says:

    I like the Instant Tent (8).. nice big spacious size

  79. Edmond says:

    My choice is NXT100 Grill. Great to take anywhere. Pick me, pick me! Your next winner!!! Show me the money!!! . It would be a dream come true & means more to me than anyone else to win. Starving artist here desperately needs the prize to camp, to have fun , feel alive & inspired again. A life changing experience. Top of my bucket list. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, & generousity.

  80. Bonnie R says:

    The NXT100 grill looks amazing! 🙂

  81. avis says:

    love this package, what a win

  82. Debbie Petch says:

    I like the intstant dome! They are just great and easy to use.

  83. Kristina Ziegler says:

    I love the Instant Beach shade!

  84. Tracy K. says:

    my fave gift idea is the Oversized Quad Chair with Cooler

  85. Sarah N. says:

    The oversized quad chair with cooler is a good gift idea.

  86. Tracey says:

    NXT 100 portable BBQ is my favourite gift idea.

  87. Jody says:

    The Instant Beach Shade would make a great gift (to give or receive!).

  88. michelle tremblett says:

    I love the washer toss game, the kids would hve a blast 🙂

  89. Darrah Bailey says:

    Instant Beach Shade 🙂

  90. Darrah Bailey says:

  91. I like the Washer Toss game! That looks like fun 🙂

  92. jackiesampson says:

    I love the Washer toss game! Looks like fun! 🙂

  93. Jennifer says:

    I like the washer toss. We’re big in to competitions in my household!

  94. rogie smith says:

    The Instant Beach Shade would make a great gift (to give or receive!).

  95. kathleen b says:

    I love the NXT100 Grill. It is so portable. Great for days at the beach and easy to take anywhere

  96. Ashley O says:

    Instant Dome Tent Would be perfect 🙂

  97. Shane Anderson says:

    I need a tent just like this one… Camping is so much fun!!!

  98. Jon T says:

    The Instant Beach Shade would be amazing – perfect for the summer to come!

  99. Jon T says:

  100. peggy boyle says:

    quad chair

  101. Crystal Kordalchuk says:

    REALLY like the Tops for Tailgating Types: NXT 100! Great look and idea! 🙂

  102. kathleenblom says:

    I like on facebook and here is the link to my comment.!/ColemanCanada/posts/10151406151990146

  103. kathleenblom says:

    I follow on twitter and here is the link to my comment

  104. jeff shap says:


  105. Susan says:

    I like the NXT100 tailgating barbecue! Saw them at the store and they look great.

  106. Sunshine G says:

    I like the instant dome tent – a good tent is hard to find!

  107. Wendy says:

    The Instant Beach Shade looks like a great idea for a fair-skinned red-head like me!

  108. Mary Ann Dudragne says:

    We like everything Coleman…. 🙂

  109. GARRY S says:


  110. Anna Philippe says:

    I love all your products Coleman!!!!!My dad would be one lucky guy if I won !!!!

  111. martin h says:

    I love the NXT100 Grill.

  112. laura says:

    Great contest from Coleman. Would love to win the new style tents pretty cool for sure.

  113. sylvia mollison says:

    The NXT100 grill would be the perfect gift!

  114. wai man says:

    love to win the coleman package, kids love to go camping

  115. aimee says:

    the portable bbq would be great in the camper

  116. jm says:

    Best gift is a tent

  117. Melissa Avey says:

    I love the oversized chair!

  118. karen wilson says:

    beach shade

  119. Leah says:

    I love the dome tent!

  120. Holly Sproule says:

    It’s hard to find the perfect cooler, but the one you featured would be great!

  121. Sandi Tymchuk says:

    I also love the NXT 100 grill!
    Second place–the instant beach shade shelter.

  122. nicolthepickle says:

    I like the Oversized Quad Chair with Cooler. It’s a good idea.

  123. Beverly W says:

    I am a fan of the NXT 100 grill. I can make a mean steak on that beauty.

  124. darlene boyle says:

    quad chairs

  125. andrea4444 says:

    Instant Dome Tent!

  126. Donna Doyle says:

    The NXT 100 Grill. Nothing like still having a BBQ if you can’t have a fire.

  127. Cheryl P says:

    LOVE the NXT 100, would love to be able top throw that in the trunk and take off for a few,picnics. Just like the old days without the hassle and dirt of the hibatchi!

  128. Masrina Birs says:

    The Instant Dome tent- sure is an improvement over having to hammer pegs in the ground. Could end up being a 4 man project.

  129. Sherri F says:

    I love the NXT100!!

  130. Joan Brown says:

    I love the portable BBQ, the NXT 100, what a great idea.

  131. John Gorse says:

    NXT 100 is remarkable…great size, foldable and on wheels…perfect for camping, the beach or a park!

  132. Alison K says:

    My favourite featured Coleman gift idea is their, “Instant Beach Shade” – versatile & practical!

    Bonus Twitter Entry: followed Coleman Canada on Twitter & tweeted

  133. Tanya C says:

    NXT 100 is something I would LOVE to have for camping!

  134. Tanya C says:

    facebook link to comment:

  135. Tanya C says:

    Twitter link:

  136. ryan mahar says:

    definitely instant tent for 8

  137. Carolyn says:

    many moons ago I gave my husband a tent one year for Chrsitmas as I was tired of borrowing, last year I discovered it was so old and was no longer water proof, we had to drive home from Algonquin in the middle of the night or sleep in the lake in the middle of our tent! the gift I would give is a new 6 person tent!

  138. Darcie says:

    I like the washer toss

  139. Sara Lima says:

    I really like the Coleman NXT 100 portable grill. Not only is it a fabulous colour (that matters!), but I love that it looks light and easy to move, but packs some really power. I live in an apartment, and I can see this being so versatile for condos, apartment, and impromptu barbeques. Carpe Diem!

    I also followed Coleman Canada on Twitter and commented ( as well as on Facebook (

    What a great contest, thanks!!


  140. iris snowman says:

    quad chairs

  141. crescenza2 says:

    facebook: Christine.Barta.1 liked on facebook.
    My favourite Coleman product is the NXT 100 portable BBQ.

  142. Joan G says:

    The Washer Toss caught my eye – it’s a great game for camping or at the cabin.

  143. aly3360 says:

    I like the washer toss gift idea. we do a lot of camping so that would be a fun game to bring along.

    Thanks for the chance!

    ayoung3360 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  144. wai man says:

    washer toss my choice

  145. Melissa D says:

    Love the NXT BBQ, we would get alot of use out of it!

  146. kathy wilson says:

    beach shade

  147. dustin coombs says:

    quad chairs with cooler

  148. Sharon Janousek says:

    Tops for Tailgating is tops on my list!

  149. Chantelle says:

    My dad loves to bbq so I would get him a Coleman® NXT 100 Portable BBQ

  150. Dreena says:

    My favourite Coleman gift idea are the Oversized Quad Chairs with Cooler.

  151. Dreena says:


  152. Wanda Bergman says:

    My favourite is the Oversized Quad Chair with Cooler. They look so comfy and roomy.

  153. Wanda Bergman says:

    Liked Coleman Canada on Facebook and left a message on their wall.

  154. Wanda Bergman says:

    Followed Coleman Canada on Twitter and left them a tweet.

  155. eleanor says:

    I like the Coleman Instant Dome Tent because it will fit 6, enough for my family.

  156. Aaron says:

    Coleman quad chair with built in cooler

  157. Gemma says:

    Instant Beach Shade is my favourite!

  158. John Crawley says:

    Instant Dome Tent for sure!

  159. ginette4 says:

    I really like their heavy-duty Instant Tent Family

  160. ginette4 says:

    following @colemanCanada on twitter and tweeted them

  161. donyadonya says:

    Coleman defines camping !! I love the new INSTANT BEACH SHADE !! What a great idea !!! Coleman hit the tent peg head on again on this item !!! LOL !!!

  162. ikkinlala says:

    I like the chairs – everybody can use an extra.

  163. Craig says:

    The Coleman Instant Dome tent for 6 , would love to win it ! The coolers and BBQs are all great stuff , would like to have it all !!!

  164. Megan Stone says:

    NXT 100 Portable BBQ is ideal for family bbq’s by the Beach along the Boardwalk! Perfect gift for my Dad…all he would need then would be a funny apron!

  165. Sam says:

    NXT 100 I want you! Hot and compact.

  166. Jaclyn Boyd says:

    the built in cooler chair = perfect! I wouldn’t have to hear “can you grab me another beer”

  167. Linda says:

    LOVE the fold up BBQ griller! I like anything that is portable and takes up less space!

  168. kelly pc says:

    I love the NXT 100 grill! Super handy!

  169. Suzanne G says:

    NXT 100 Portable BBQ is great and I could take it anywhere I want.

  170. Maegan Morin says:

    Washer Toss looks awesome!!

  171. rogie smith says:

    I really like the barbecue, chairs, cooler & the tents.

  172. stellar says:

    Love the NXT 100 portable BBQ!

  173. omg i love the instant beach shade

  174. Stacey h says:

    I really like the cooler. All I own is a soft sided filler, which is fine, but the Coleman hard coolers are so sturdy that you can use them as a chair too.

  175. Debbie Bashford says:

    Love the portable folding NXT 100

  176. Debbie Bashford says:

    Already liked them on FB and commented

  177. Debbie Bashford says:

    Already follow on twitter @skeetersden, my tweet

  178. Heather A says:

    The single person Coleman tent of course. I can stash my sister in it if she gets snarky on her next visit.

  179. i love the washer toss no matter what age you can lay it and when the kids go to bed and the crazy uncle gets gets drunk the game becomes even more fun

  180. I like the Washer Toss to bring fun and entertainment to summer outings.

  181. I like Coleman Canada on Facebook
    I am SueSueper Sue on Facebook.
    Left a comment –

  182. I follow Coleman Canada on Twitter
    Here’s my tweet:

  183. Paul O'Leary says:

    The Dome tent would be ideal for this summer.

  184. Angela Mitchell says:

    I like the Oversized Quad Chair with Cooler,. My husband would love one of these.

  185. stacey h says:

    follow on twitter & tweeted

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