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Family Camping Tents

The Best Family Camping Tents - Reviewed For 2018

Camping with family members or a group of friends is always a good time. With a large camping tent, you can be sure there’s enough room for your whole crew & their gear. Some key advantages of large camping tents are:

Big & Spacious

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Durable

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Amenities

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Great Value

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Family Tent Sizing: Some Things to Keep in Mind

When looking at camping tents, it’s important to keep in mind that tent sizes are a bit conservative. For large tents:

  • 6-Person Tent: Can comfortably hold 4 adults with a lot of gear or 5 adults who have packed lighter
  • 8-Person Tent: Can comfortably hold 5 adults with a lot of gear or 6 adults who have packed lighter
  • 10-Person Tent: Can comfortably hold 7 adults with a lot of gear or 8 adults who have packed lighter.
Not Sure Which Tent Type is Right for You? Click Here to See Our Tent Buying Guide
Looking for 4-Person Camping Tents?

4-Person Camping Tents are generally only comfortable for 2-3 people with gear, so we’ve left them out of this section. People planning to fit 4+ in a tent should consider 6+ person tents for more room & comfort.

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Camping with family members or a group of your closest friends is considered by many to be the best time a person can have. Not only is camping with friends and family the perfect way to escape the boring monotony of every day life (jobs are great for paying bills, but mankind wasn’t meant to be kept in a cubicle, behind a counter, repairing air conditioners, etc.).

However, a camping trip can quickly go south if you and the people you’re camping with aren’t prepared with an adequate amount of water, the proper food, equipment, and shelter. While all of these are important (especially food and water), having the right tent is crucial for ensuring everyone is comfortable and has a good time.

Fortunately, there are a wide variety of tents on the market today that are more than adequate for comfortably hosting your family or a large group of friends for a weekend, a week, or longer. We’ve looked at dozens of the top family camping tents currently on the market in 2018 and found the top choices based on quality, performance, and budget.

The tents listed below are the best of the best, categorized by size. 

6-Person Family Camping Tents

6-Person camping tents are ideal for 3-4 people and their gear. Trying to cram a 5th person in will likely make the experience uncomfortable for all involved. With that being said, here are a few great tents in this size range.

Coleman Sundome 6-Person Dome Tent

Great tent for 3-4 people with gear, especially for days with no rain.

Pros:
  • Easy setup: less than 10-minutes
  • Seams are very waterproof (with one exception – see cons)
  • Tall enough to stand up in (6ft tall) 
  • Spacious for 3-4 people, room for a queen sized air mattress.
  • Port for an electrical cord & two inside pockets
  • Comes with a welcome mat to help keep tent floor clean
Cons:
  • A small amount of water may leak through the electrical port zipper when raining – good idea to seal thoroughly.
  • Two huge mesh panels at the top of the tent can be ineffective in driving rains (but good for for ventilation).

Coleman Evanston 6-Person Dome Tent w/ Screen Room

Possibly the best tent for 3-4 people if you live/camp in areas with frequent rain.

Pros:
  • Excellent Price for the size & quality of the tent
  • Comfortable screened-in porch for 2-3 people to relax in
  • Welded floors & inverted seams to keep rain off you & your gear
Cons:
  • Screened-in porch is slanted in-ward at the top (limits mobility)
  • Porch may collect a little rain during a heavy storm

CORE 6-Person Instant Cabin Tent

Great tent for 3-4 people with gear, especially for days with no rain. 

Pros:
  • Extremely easy to set up & tear down for one person (under 5 minutes)
  • Awesome shape – very roomy for 3-4 people & gear


Cons:
  • Door zipper can get caught in the flaps along the door if you’re not careful
  • Windows are kind of low, can’t open them much when it’s raining
  • Can be difficult to get back in its storage bag

Coleman WeatherMaster 6-Person Tent w/ Screen Room

The WeatherMaster 6-person tent is made of high quality materials.

Pros:
  • Super strong, stable and robust

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8-Person Family Camping Tents

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AmazonBasics 8-Person Family Tent

The best tent for under $100 in this size category. If you can’t swing an extra $10 or $20 for a slightly better tent, this one should be sufficient.

Pros:

Not much ventilation with the rain cover on.

The door is the only “window” so ventilation is limited.

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Coleman Montana 8-Person Tent

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CORE 9-Person Extended Dome Tent

Not technically an 8-person tent, but just consider it a bit roomier than other tents in this category – sure you can squeeze an extra person in if needed, or your party can enjoy a bit more space for themselves and their gear.

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Coleman Tenaya Lake Fast Pitch 8-Person Cabin Tent w/ Closet

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10-Person Family Camping Tents

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Mountain Trails Grand Pass 10-Person Tent

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Coleman WeatherMaster 10-Person Tent

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NTK LARAMI GT 10-Person Tent

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NTK Arizona GT 10-Person Tent

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Columbia Sportswear Fall River 10-Person Instant Dome Tent

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12+ Person Family Camping Tents

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Ozark Trail Base Camp 14-Person Cabin Tent

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Tahoe Gear Prescott 12-Person Instant Outdoor Family Camping Cabin Tent

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Tahoe Gear Gateway 12-Person Deluxe Cabin Family Camping Tent

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Browning Camping Big Horn Family/Hunting Tent

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NTK Super Arizona GT 12-Person Sport Family XL Camping Tent

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