Instant cabin tent - Core 12 personWelcome to our Core 12 Person Instant Cabin Tent Review where we take you through the details of this top line tent. We hope to assist you in making your decision whether this tent is a good fit for you, your group and for your future adventures.



This little number has almost everything; easy splitting ability, pre-assembled frames, pockets on the wall, and much more. Neither you nor any of your friends are likely to feel claustrophobic either as this tent has great height clearance. But we will get to all of that shortly.

The Core Equipment brand’s mission is to provide all manner of camping products that enhance your adventures, whether they’re in the mountains or just the backyard. The Core 12 Person Instant Cabin Tent is an awesome example of this as it provides you with a safe and sturdy shelter.

This product is fully loaded with benefits that you’ll surely come to love and be glad to have included in your travel equipment. Let’s take a look at some of the key features –


Core 12 Person Instant Cabin Tent Features:


Fast and Easy to Set Up:

The main feature worth noting for this Core 12 Person Instant Cabin Tent is the smooth, hassle-free setup within minutes. I’m sure we have all experienced the situation when light is fading and we have yet to set up. This tent is on your side with pre-assembled components that makes it suitable even for beginners to install. The telescopic poles are already attached in their position and can unfold just by extension.


Core Water-Block Technology:

The Core Equipment has a significant advantage over others as the water resistant layers are equipped with a PU (polyurethane) coated fabric that prevents the water from pouring inside the tent. The layers create beading in the rainwater meaning that they run off the surface instead of saturating the outer fabric like many others. Furthermore, this makes dirt and dust run off too meaning that you can wipe clean the tent pretty easily should you need to.

In addition, Core have paid particular attention to the seams and stitching as these are areas that do slowly seep on many tents. They have developed a system of taping the seams and use reverse stitching to create added security against leakage.

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Core 12 Person Instant Cabin Double-Door Access:

One thing that is certainly an added bonus is this tent’s dual access. Core have very kindly put a door at the front of the tent and also one at the back. This aids with ventilation when needed and just gives you that extra little bit of flexibility when in place. Both the doors and windows have zips for enhanced safety and security.


Storage Pockets and Power Cord:

While traveling or camping, it is most likely that you will bring some extra gadgetery with you. Camera batteries, lenses, power banks, cell phones, data cables, card readers, you name it we all have it. There are 4 convenient hanging storage pockets so that nothing gets lost or broken.

Also this 12 person tent comes equipped with a power cord for charging devices, just simply attach it to a power source and you are ready to go.



Separate living spaces may be required by you or any of your travel partners. In this case, the tent comes with two dividers that can split the space into three separate rooms. Useful as sleeping areas or perhaps for privacy for changing. You may simply wish for an area for extra storage. Either way, it is nice to have options with a tent of this size.


Advanced Ventilation for Core 12 Person Instant Cabin Tent:

This Core 12 Person Instant Cabin Tent has the unique feature of a full mesh sheet on the ceiling. This helps the tent to circulate fresh air inside. Also, there are vents on two sides that can be adjusted depending on the weather.


Spacious Design:

With the dimensions of 18ft x 10ft, you can easily fit 12 inside this tent, although it may be a little cosy. However, you will be able to fit 3 queen size mattresses should you wish which may be a little more comfortable for our group.

Also, the tent has a 80 inch centre height so you will not need to bow your head on entry, fully standing is not a problem (at least for most people).


Core 12 person features


  • Supports up to 12 people
  • H2O block fabric to protect against the rain
  • Adjustable ventilation system on both sides
  • 2 minute installation time
  • Durable steel tent stakes
  • 80-inches centre height
  • 68D durable Polyester tent fabric
  • Power cord for charging gadgets



  • Zippers may not be the strongest
  • No vestibule
  • Expensive

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Does this tent come with an e-cord?

Yes, the tent comes with electrical cord support placed on the left side.


Q: Are the splitters detachable?

Yes, the room dividers can be used to create the portions of your choice for better and sound sleep.


Q: What is the material of the tent?

This core 12 person tent is made up of durable 68D polyester material that has PU-Coated water-resistant rainfly as well.


Q: Do we always need to pin it to the ground?

It has steel stakes that bind it to the ground firmly. However, if there is no wind you can place it either with or without stakes.


Core 12 Person Instant Cabin Tent Conclusion:

Cabin tents are a perfect way to enhance your comfort level whilst traveling and camping due to their many advantages. It is almost like moving a home from home, especially when it comes to size and sturdiness.

This cabin tent will help you sleep soundly so you are ready to explore the beauty of nature the following morning and be refreshed. Highly suitable for families, groups of friends, scout groups, allsorts.



Instant cabin tent outside


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