Here is our list of the 5 best camp tents
Choosing the best camp tents is not easy but these tents all have some common traits such as they are spacious, easy-to-use and feature-rich tents which are designed for a relatively luxurious experience when you go on an adventure or you go camping and are surrounded by nature. There are a variety of options to choose from. It doesn’t matter if you go camping only a few times a year and need the cheapest of tents or if you need a tent for tougher weather conditions. It also doesn’t matter if you are on a budget or if you need a long-term investment for your overlanding, adventures or camping, this list has the best tents you’d find and even the cheapest here will perform well for the peak summer months.
5. Marmot Halo 6 (~$550)
If you want to go camping by car and need a better shelter protection and space, you’d find that the Marmot Halo is a very good product. If you consider structure, the Halo has a lot in common with a backpacking tent that is characterized by a DAC pole design that resists wind very well. One of the most impressive features of the Halo is the bountiful interior space it boasts. The walls are somewhat vertical and are around 96.7 square feet which are significantly larger than the REI Kingdom which is around 83.3 sq. ft.
#5 on our list of 5 best camp tents
Floor area: 96.7 sq. ft.
Weight: 20 lb. 2 oz.
Capacities: 4P, 6P
What We Like: Rigid pole structure and stargazing.
What We Don’t: One of the priciest tents on this list.
Buy Now: Marmot Halo
4. Kelty Grand Mesa 4 (~$160)
The Kelty Grand Mesa 4 provides a competitive combination of value-based features for camping or adventure. At only $150 for the model designed for 4-people, it’s is a very affordable product, also, you may find it an upgrade from the Sundome Coleman below.
#4 on our list of 5 best camp tents
Floor area: 54 sq. ft.
Weight: 7 lb. 7 oz.
Capacities: 2P, 4P
What we like: Good price and a nice overall design.
What we don’t: One door and thin, delicate fabrics.
Buy Now: Kelty Gand Mesa
3. Coleman Sundome 6 (~$90)
Realistically, a lot of people go camping a couple times a year in good conditions, and may not need all the bells and the whistles of some of the tents you know. If you do not need any of those (bells or whistles) then the Sundome 6 from Coleman should be given a trial. Although it isn’t made to be the fanciest, it is one that can do the job. More importantly is the price, which is generally around $90, which is a good deal compared to the other feature-rich tents.
#3 on our list of 5 best camp tents
Floor area: 100 sq. ft.
Weight: 16 lb. 10 oz.
Capacities: 2P, 3P, 4P, 6P
What we like: Bargain basement price.
What we don’t: Questionable build quality and limited rain fly.
Buy Now: Coleman Sundome 6 Person
2. Cabela’s Alaskan Guide Model 6-Person (~$450)
If you intend camping in areas of tough weather conditions, the Cabela’s Alaska Guide Model is just what you need. It has a rugged 6-pin hexagonal design, full-surface rain cover and durable fabrics, the tent can withstand serious winds –the tent is rated for around 50 mph gusts, and even snow. It is important to note that it is comfortable even in mild temperatures and it is packed with amazing functions. There are vents and windows which can be opened to allow the flow of air. While the REI Kingdom may have a little better organization with more mesh for airflow in hot weather, the Alaskan Guide is a better option for hunkering down in a storm.
#2 on our list of 5 best camp tents
Floor area: 90 sq. ft.
Weight: 33 lbs.
Capacities: 4P, 6P, 8P
What we like: A very strong, weather-worthy design.
What we don’t: Heavy and doesn’t have as much usable space as the REI Kingdom – Which is notable in a tent of this price.
Learn More: Cabelas
1. REI Co-op Kingdom 6 (~$440)
This is a quality product from a brand which knows what camping and adventure are all about. The REI Co-op Kingdom is one of the most successful camp tents in the world with an amazing user experience at a great price. The pole design creates something that looks like the vertical walls you know, allowing you to enjoy a height of around 75 inches in the tent. In addition, the kingdom was designed with a large amount of interior storage, a central divider and very large doors at both ends.
#1 on our list of 5 best camp tents
Floor area: 83.3 sq. ft.
Weight: 19 lb. 12 oz.
Capacities: 4P, 6P, 8P
What we like: Separate rooms and lots of space.
What we don’t: Super tall construction isn’t ideal for windy weather.
Learn More: REI
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