After testing countless family camping tents we have come up with a list of the best ones. Read full review now!
#1 CORE 9 Person Instant Cabin Tent
CORE 9 is the best family camping tent we have tested. The materials the tent is made of are of decent quality. The tent is very roomy and the height is great too – it’s around 6’5” so most people are able to stand comfortably in the tent. It also had detachable room divider which provides privacy when necessary. The tent does a great job of venting out the damp warm air, however it can get rather cold in tent on colder nights which won’t be a problem if you have decent sleeping bags.
CORE 9 tent manages to stay 100% dry even in very heavy rain. It also handles strong wind well.
Setting up tent is super quick – the poles are already attached so it takes only around a minute. Many tents of this type feel fragile but this one feels rather sturdy and will last.
- Very quick set up
- Stays dry in very heavy rain
- Great ventilation
- Can get cold in colder weather
- Center Height: 6’5”
- Sleeps 9 people
- Dimensions: 14’ X 9’
- Tent Fabric: Durable 68D Polyester (600mm hydrostatic rating)
- Features room divider and wall storage pockets
- Electrical cord access port
#2 Coleman Tenaya Lake Fast Pitch 8-Person Camping Cabin Tent
Coleman Tenaya 8-Person tend is the second best we have tested. Set up takes around 10 minutes, however the first time it will take around 15-20 minutes. The set-up process is pretty simple overall but poles fit quite tightly so getting them in place requires a bit of force. The center height of the tent is 6’8″ so you can comfortably stand in it. There is convenient built-in closet in the tent and storage pockets in the tent.
The tent manages to stay completely dry in heavy rain and endures heavy wind well.
- Lots of internal storage
- Looks good
- Center Height: 6’8”
- Sleeps 8 people
- Dimensions: 13’ X 9’
- 2 x 2-foot closet
- Multiple Storage Pockets
#3 Ozark Trail 16×16-Feet 12-Person 3 Room Instant Cabin Tent
Ozark Trail 16×16-Feet 12-Person tent is the third best we have tested. The tent has built-in poles so setting up it is quick and easy. It has a shaded corner and large 7 windows which provide good ventilation. The tent is 100% waterproof with 0 water leaking. There are plenty of interior pockets for storing items. The overall quality of tent is good.
The two internal room dividers lets you create three rooms, which is a very nice feature. It has a large ground vent that also fit air conditioner.
- Not as high quality as others (still good though)
- Sleeps 12 people
- Dimensions: 16’ X 16’