Best Family Tents

Review & Comparison, Last Update November 22, 2018
Whether you are an avid camper or feel like spending a few weekends in the wild, a safe roof over your head is one of the most vital things you will have to arrange. So if you are looking for your first family tent or your old one needs replacement, our review of the five best family camping tents is definitely worth a read. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS

Since the steel poles are pre-attached, assembling the tent will prove to be quite simple even for a beginner and won't take more than 5 minutes.

CONS

The tent stakes could be more durable. 

OUR VERDICT

This family camping tent will provide a secure shelter for a large family as it can accommodate up to 9 people. Aside from being large, the tent is durable, user-friendly, and weatherproof.

detailed parameters
Best for

9-person

Use

3-season

Material

Tent: polyester with H²O Block Technology
Floor: polyethylene
Poles: steel

Conveniences

2 rooms with divider, pre-assembled frame for fast setup, electrical cord access port, storage pockets, rain fly and carry bag included

Dimensions

14 x 9 x 6.5 ft / 30.7 lbs

Warranty

1 year

PROS

This cabin is designed with the door awning which is good for storing dusty boots and bags. It also keeps the tent clean inside.

CONS

Might take some time to get used to packing the tent.

OUR VERDICT

The Coleman camping tent accommodates 3 queen-sized airbeds, providing the owner with enough space for comfortable sleep. The right choice if you wish to camp with pleasure.

detailed parameters
Best for

8-person

Use

3-season

Material

Tent: Polyguard™ fabric
Floor: vinyl
Poles: fiberglass

Conveniences

WeatherTec™ system, extended door awning, hinged door, electrical cord access port, storage pockets, rain fly and carry bag included

Dimensions

16 x 7 x 6.2 ft / 24.5 lbs

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The rainfly is larger than the tent, a solution that offers better protection from wind and rain. The cool-air port allows for greater airflow.

CONS

The interior mesh storage pockets are poorly designed.

OUR VERDICT

This 4 person tent will prove to be a suitable choice for small families who like spending weekends in the wild. It is lightweight, spacious, and durable. 

detailed parameters
Best for

4-person

Use

3-season

Material

Tent: polyester
Floor: polyethylene
Poles: fiberglass

Conveniences

Electrical cord access port, cool-air port, storage pockets, rain fly and carry bag included

Dimensions

9 x 7 x 4.9 ft / 8.4 lbs

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

There is a built-in closet with shelves and a hanger bar. This is a great solution when it comes to keeping clothes and camping gear well-organized.

CONS

The whole thing is quite heavy.

OUR VERDICT

This cabin tent is easy to assemble and the WeatheTec™ system guarantees good protection from rain and wind. All in all, this 8 man tent is what you need to spend some quality time outside.

detailed parameters
Best for

8-person

Use

3-season

Material

Tent: Polyguard™ fabric
Floor: vinyl
Poles: steel, fiberglass

Conveniences

2 rooms with divider, built-in closet with shelves and hanger bar, Fast Pitch™ system for fast setup, Illumiline™ reflective guy lines, WeatherTec™ system, hinged door, electrical cord access port, storage pockets, rain fly and carry bag included

Dimensions

13 x 9 x 6.7 ft (excluding 2 x 2 ft closet) / 41 lbs

Warranty

1 year 

PROS

Thanks to the extra tall center height and relatively wide doors, you will be able to freely and comfortably move inside the tent without stooping down.

CONS

There is no electrical cord access port. 

OUR VERDICT

The Browning camping tent will provide a good place to hide from the wind, rain, or scorching sun while camping, hunting, or fishing with your family or friends.

detailed parameters
Best for

8-person

Use

3-season

Material

Tent: polyester
Floor: polyethylene
Poles: fiberglass

Conveniences

2 rooms with divider, storage pockets, rain fly and carry bag included

Dimensions

15 x 10 x 7.25 ft / 34.7 lbs

Warranty

1 year

CORE 40008 Instant

One-Minute Set Up

The CORE instant family tent is a very user-friendly model. It is large, durable, and weather resistant. And it takes almost no time to put it up, thanks to the pre-attached poles. You just need to lay the tent flat on the ground, lift and stand the telescoping poles up until you hear the locking sound. A couple of adults can do this in 1 minute. But if you decide to assemble it with the rainfly on your own, be ready to spend a few additional minutes.

This tent has enough space for 9 occupants. Alternatively, it can hold two queen-sized mattresses and leave you about 28 x 48" of free space for clothes and other gear. The height of the tent is about 6.5 feet, so you can move around it freely without stooping down. There are two rooms with a divider. That kind of structure will prove to be quite handy when you're out camping with friends and would like to have some privacy.

The ventilation system of the CORE 40008 is also pretty good, with large windows on each wall. They are made of mesh fabrics so that no insect would be able to find their way into your tent. Only the fresh air is welcome. By the way, there are ventilation holes along the perimeter, so even if you zip the windows up, the air still gets inside. Plus, if the weather is good, you can expose the mesh roof and sleep under the stars on a hot summer night.

Review of CORE 40008 Instant Cabin Tent

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Coleman 2000018291 Montana

Not a Single Droplet Inside

The Coleman Montana 8 is a spacious family tent that can provide 5 adults with shelter and a lot of free space to store their camping gear. It is long, high (6ft), and easy to put up. Conventional so far, but this model also offers a few clever touches that are key to the tent's success.

First off, there are two mesh windows angled inward on each end wall. Thanks to this design solution, you will be able to leave them open under the rain and have your tent stay dry on the inside. The D-shaped door has a hinged frame with a zipper and Velcro, so you won't have to unzip it each time you go in and out. A small folding mat that is sewn to the tent’s base is also a nice little feature since you will always have a spot to stand on while putting on or taking off your boots. On top of that, the manufacturer has added a few small pockets inside the tent to keep things neat and a flashlight hanger in the center.

Finally, the model in question is absolutely no slouch when it comes to weather protection. The 8 person tent has a waterproof bathtub floor with welded corners and over ground inverted seams and zipper cuffs for extra waterproofing qualities. Plus, the redesigned reinforced poles and frame ensure better protection against the toughest winds.

Review of Coleman 2000018291 Montana camping Tent

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AmazonBasics AMZ-1509

Best for Backpacking

If you like mountaineering, conquering new heights, or you simply don’t like to carry lots of traditional camping gear, the AmazonBasics dome 4-person tent will prove to be right up your alley. This tent weighs only 8.4 lbs, so it is suitable for long-distance hiking. Of course, it could be lighter, but considering all the room it offers and its price, this dome tent is simply a bargain. It can accommodate one adult and three children with comfort and enough room for a backpack. A couple of interior mesh pockets and a gear hammock under the roof will allow you to always have your things neat and organized. There is also a lantern hook in the middle of the roof. Which is handy but could use some improvement since it is located right over the storage net. On the other hand, when traveling light, a good headlamp is far more convenient than a flashlight.

Being designed as a 3-season tent, this model isn’t suitable for use in extreme weather conditions. Still, it will keep you safe from wind, drizzle, and heavier rain from late spring to early fall. The tent comes with the rain fly that creates a small awning to store your dusty boots. It has mesh vents on the roof and a cool mesh airport on the door for extra ventilation. That said, some users claim that the ventilation is poor during those hot summer days when the roof vents are hidden under the rain fly. But it is great when it comes to retaining warmth throughout the cool nights. Overall, lightweight and easy-to-set-up design, a lot of sleeping space, and durable construction make this tent a great choice for backpacking.

Review of AmazonBasics AMZ-1509 Family-size camping tent

 

Coleman 2000018088 Tenaya Lake

Huge Cabin for a Large Family

The Coleman Tenaya Lake cabin family tent can be rightly called a mobile home for comfortable camping. It has two bedrooms with a view and a closet. Frankly, the only thing that isn't included is the bathroom. Very spacious, this tent can easily accommodate a small family of 3-4 people as well as a larger group of 6 campers. Let alone that there will be plenty of room for the camping gear. But if you'd like to find space for more people, the Coleman model can easily hold 8 sleeping bags. Clothes and other stuff will just go to the capacious closet.

Comparing this tent with the Coleman Montana 8-person tent, the model in question differs in terms of design. Since the Tenaya Lake has straight walls, you will be able to freely and comfortably move around the tent. There are also large windows on every wall and an extra one on the D-shaped door with Velcros. They provide excellent airflow. Besides, the windows don’t zip all the way up to the top, thus giving the campers some privacy and a light breeze at night.

Similar to the majority of modern instant family tents, setting up the Tenaya Lake won't prove to be a challenge. However, considering its size, some assistance won’t go amiss. What we do love about this tent is how easy it is to take the whole thing down. Stowing this tent takes a couple of minutes and requires next to no effort.

Review of Coleman 2000018088 Tenaya Lake Fast Pitch Cabin Tent

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Browning Camping 5795011 Big Horn

Two Private Rooms

The Browning camping 3-season family size tent is a free-standing model. It is huge and very tall (7.25 ft), almost like an actual home. It offers the campers a lot of space to sleep and hide from bad weather. Technically speaking, what we have here is an 8-person tent, meaning that it can accommodate 8 sleeping bags. In this case though, there will be very little room left, so take that into account when you consider how many people you would like to bring with you on your next camping trip.

This family camping tent has two rooms with a divider, which is a very common feature for the tent of this size and price range. But unlike most of its analogs, each room has its own door. A very clever touch to add some privacy. Plus, you don’t have to climb over mattresses when going outside at night. There are 6 large windows in total (with 2 of them on the doors). In order to protect the occupants from bugs and water if it rains, all the windows are made of high-quality mesh fabrics with a waterproof panel on the inside. In case you need to close the windows, the air will still be coming through the mesh roof since there is always some space between the rainfly and the mesh. And if the weather is nice and the sky is clear, you will have the chance to observe the stars with your kids or your significant other.

The last but not the least, there are three mesh pockets in each room to keep things well-organized and a hook for a flashlight in the center. In conclusion, the Browning tent will make your adventures safe and full of comfort.

Review of Browning Camping 5795011 Big Horn Family/Hunting Tent

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What Is a Family Tent?

Most parents would agree that spending a holiday outdoors, fishing and reconnecting with nature is way better than simply going to the movies and having a few slices of pizza afterward. Camping can be a lot of fun as long as you have all the essential equipment and know camping safety rules.

Of course, every camper knows that a good family tent is a must-have when it comes to spending some quality time outdoors. Other than the tent, many campers also get camping chairs and tables in order to improve their level of comfort.

Today, the market is full of family camping tents of all sizes and shapes. They have many useful features and can accommodate from one to over 8 people at a time. Naturally, the main purpose of a tent is to provide shelter for the night out under the stars and to protect the owner(s) from bad weather. As you'd imagine, modern family tents do this job pretty well. Most of them are 3-season tents that offer the customer good air ventilation, heat retention, and protection from unexpected weather changes. Family camping tents can be either lightweight for backpacking or heavy for traveling by car. They have windows, vestibules, and even built-in closets in order to replicate the level of comfort people usually feel at home.

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Publish Date: 2018-07-18 15:21:31