10 OF THE BEST CAMPING TENTS
So you’re looking to buy a new tent, but you’re not sure which tent to pick? Well, have no fear. Our goal is to bring you the best of the best. We’ve sorted through several of the top rated tents, both new and old, to bring you The Best Camping Tents ($67-$580) that we’ve deemed the best overall. That includes price-wise, feature-wise, and, of course, durability-wise.
Whether you’re looking for a family tent for a weekend getaway. A mountaineering tent to go hiking and backpacking. A festival tent to chill in after that crazy night out or even just a simple pop-up tent for sporadic usage – we’re certain we’ve got something for you in this article. We’ve created this article with all these kinds of situations in mind!
If you’re reading this, you probably have a general understanding of tents at the very least. However, if you don’t, don’t stress it. In the description of each tent, we’ll be sure to make it very clear what the tent can be used for and its benefits. This information will ensure you get the very best of what it is you need.
Just to clarify, these tents are not listed by best to worst. All of these tents serve different purposes, and we believe them to be the best for that purpose. So enough of telling you what it is we have to offer here, lets get to it.
Coleman 4-Person Instant Cabin
To kick this off, we present one of the best cabin tents, which fits four people from Coleman. The Coleman 4-Person Instant Cabin ($130) is made from a durable, rugged polyguard fabric, with an integrated and vented rainfly, you’ll have absolutely no problem with the weather. As well as keeping you warm and toasty, this tent boasts a spacious interior that has enough room for an entire queen-size airbed! Now we know many tents offer the same, so what made this tent stand out to us? The fact that you can set it up and take it down in a minute! It comes pre-assembled as a one piece kit, all you have to do it roll out the fabric and lock in the poles. It’s that simple!
Backroadz Truck Tent
Sometimes a full-size tent isn’t needed, so we present to you the Backroadz Truck Tent ($160). Never again will you have to sleep on the floor, or in the seat of your truck. Instead, you can pitch a tent in the back of your truck within minutes. This Truck tent has enough room to fit 2 and is made from a long-lasting, tough polyester. It also includes polyester mesh for the windows, which you can comfortably rely on to keep you warm, dry and safe while sleeping in it. Not only that, but it comes in a variety of sizes to ensure that it’ll be the perfect fit for you and your truck!
Coleman Sundome 4-Person Tent
Another great product from Coleman, but a little less sophisticated than the other one previously mentioned. Made from an excellent polyguard fabric, and boasting Weathertec System’s patented floor and inverted seams — the Coleman Sundome 4-Person Tent ($67) is going to keep everyone warm and dry inside it. A little more work to assemble, but of course in true Coleman style they’ve designed the pole sleeves to be snag-free and continuous — cutting valuable minutes off assembly time. Perfect for taking the guys fishing, or the family camping.
Kodiak Canvas Flex-Bow 6-Person Canvas Tent – Deluxe
The Kodiak Canvas Flex-Bow 6-Person Canvas Tent – Deluxe ($580) is one for the lovers of luxury. With a spacious design spanning over 6 feet in height and made from a breathable, rugged and watertight cotton duck canvas – this will suit all your tent needs. That’s not all; this tent was truly made with the camper in mind. It has an advanced design that promotes optimum airflow through both the material and included vents, which allows you to avoid that annoying humidity found in the cheaper brands of tents. With enough room to house six people, this tent is perfect for any scenario you can think of that may require a tent.
Mountainsmith Morrison 2
Mountainsmith Morrison 2 ($135) is an award-winning authentic couple’s getaway tent. With mesh wall panels, the tent is bright, lightweight and breathable, but still able to keep you warm and dry in wet weather. It’s a breeze to put up, requiring only two poles — meaning you can pitch it and take it down within a couple of minutes. With a snug fit for two, this tent is perfect to escape with the lover for a couple of days.
Eureka! Apex 2XT Two-Person Tent
The Eureka! Apex 2XT Two-Person Tent ($137) is a lightweight, aesthetically-pleasing and resilient tent perfect for backpacking. While lightweight is the key selling point of this tent, the durable polyester material means that you’ll still be well-protected inside it. As for the frame, it’s built from a tough fibreglass material that remains light and flexible. Comfortably fitting two, this is a great tent for anyone looking for a quick but versatile tent.
Alps Mountaineering Lynx 1 Tent
For the ones that need to escape into some solitude for a bit, the Alps Mountaineering Lynx 1 Tent ($111) is the tent for you. This lightweight, easy-to-assemble solo tent is what you need if your plans involve a backpacking trip for one. With its freestanding design, and easy to fit pole-clips, it’s a breeze to pitch and take down. The Lynx 1 is made from long-lasting polyester taffeta and mesh panels. It stays dry but breathable even if you’re caught out in the rain. Your escape is waiting.
Coleman Elite Montana 8 Tent
Of course, Coleman manages to find their way on this list yet again. This time with a tent that is just bursting with features. Firstly, as you should come to expect with Coleman, the Coleman Elite Montana 8 Tent ($184) proudly utilises their patented WeatherTec System, that promises to keep you dry. Next up, you’ve got the mesh roof with optional rainfly. So on those sunny days all you’ve got to do is take off the rainfly, and you’ll get the sun right into the tent! Additional features include enough room to house eight people, and built-in LED lighting for when it gets dark. The Montana is the ultimate party tent that’ll only take 15 minutes to pitch and less to take down.
Wenzel Great Basin Family Dome Tent
Large family? Too many friends? Well, that won’t be a problem with the Wenzel Great Basin Family Dome Tent ($135) – comfortably housing 9, there’s plenty of space for everyone. It is one of the best family tents around. With durable fibreglass poles, equipped with pin and ring system, this tent is a breeze to put up and stays secure once done. The polyester walls, coupled with the mesh panels on both the walls and roof, guarantees that you’ll stay warm while avoiding the stuffiness that comes with a lot lower quality tents. Perfect for anyone looking to get away with many guests.
Kelty Mach 6 AirPole Tent
There have been some sophisticated tents in this list, but none more so than the Kelty Mach 6 AirPole Tent ($260). This tent boasts the AirPole system, meaning all you’ve got to do is use the included pump, fill the poles with air, and your tent is ready to go. To take it down? Just pull the air plug, and your tent will take itself down. An integrated and vented rainfly, paired with separate housing rooms to sleep in, ensures the tent stays both dry and well-ventilated. Housing 6 with ease, this is the top-of-the-line for anyone looking to camp with ease.