Camping tents are the only thing keeping your camping experience from descending into a water-logged nightmare filled with bugs and misery. Yes, it’s tough out there in the wild, which means that you need a camping tent that will keep you safe, warm and dry from both the elements and whatever is crawling in the woods.
So, whether you just want something small and simple for yourself or a portable fortress for your whole family, we’ve got you covered with these, the fifteen best camping tents perfect for whatever level of comfort you seek.
Coleman makes their Sundome tents in a variety of sizes. This one, a four-person tent, is both the most popular camping tent on Amazon, and is listed as Amazon’s choice in camping tents. It has welded floors and inverted seams, which means that you’ll stay dry even in a downpour. You can’t go wrong here, especially at this price. It may be the best combo of quality and price around, hence the whole popularity thing.
This is a great camping tent, hardy enough to handle the elements for mountain climbers, yet simple enough – and affordable enough – for you to manage without a hassle on a weekend camping trip. It’s water and UV-resistant and it comes fully equipped with storage pockets, ropes and everything else you need to make your camping experience a safe and secure one.
This cool little tent is perfect for someone who wants to add a touch of color to their camping experience. But aside from the fun designs, it’s also built to withstand the elements with waterproof seams and a wind responsive frame. It’s a great tent for camping, hiking and for festival-goers everywhere.
This two-person tent says it’s a “backpacking tent,” but there’s no reason it can’t also be a great camping tent. It’s got two different layers, each with waterproofing technology, to keep you extra dry and safe from strong winds. It’s also got a cool detachable LED light strip, which means that you won’t have to fumble around in the dark with flashlights.
Sometimes you need a tent just for yourself, or a tent that can fit in small, narrow spaces. This is the tent for you. Featuring a water-resistant and UV-resistant canvas, it also comes equipped with pockets and extra gear to help you survive alone in the wild.
This huge tent is perfect for a large family, or for anyone who just wants a ton of space during their camping trip. It fits three queen-sized air-mattresses and has elevated pockets so you can keep all your valuables safe and dry. It also has an electrical cord access port so you can make your camping experience as comfortable as possible. And best of all? You’re not gonna find a tent this size, or this quality, at a better price.
This is a kickass idea. It’s a tent that’s designed to fit in the bed of your truck, turning your truck into a drivable cabin. You just pull off the road, set this tent up and get to sleep elevated from the ground, which in turn will keep you safe, dry and bug free.
This waterproof and UV-proof tent is perfect for anyone who needs something a little bit bigger without springing for a monster tent that takes up too much room. It fits five or six people and also comes with a micro mosquito mesh designed to keep you bug free. It’s so good that it’s designed to work effectively in the Brazilian rain forest.
This is a great little waterproof tent, built to hold anywhere from one to four people. Plus, it’s designed to be warm enough for three seasons, not just for your summer camping trips. The real draw here is simple though: it’s the most affordable quality tent out there, which means if you don’t want to spend a ton of money, this is the tent for you.
This six-person tent is huge and features a separate screen room which allows you to enjoy the outdoors without having to worry about mosquitoes. But what’s really cool about this tent is that it comes with an LED light system that allows you adjust between high, low and nightlight modes with a simple flip of a switch.
This ingenious tent is simple: it’s a cot with a tent built in around it so you can have both a portable bed and an elevated sleeping platform to keep you safe and dry and night. Even better, it’s versatile enough that you can turn it into a chair during the day for lounging around the fire and is built to handle heavy rains and storms.
This is a heavy-duty tent for the hardcore camper determined to brave the wilds alone. It’s designed for quick and easy setup and is built low to the ground to keep you extra safe from the environment. But you shouldn’t have to worry about that anyway, since this tent is made to withstand rain, wind and snow, meaning that you can take it just about anywhere at any time.
Another heavy duty camping tent, this one is designed to keep you warm and dry in the midst of winter. It also has UV protection and comes with a handy carrying bag to make transportation easy. But really, it’s all about that winter warmth.
This waterproof monster fits up to twelve people and also has a detachable room divider for separate quarters. Basically, it’s a small portable house. It also has mosquito mesh, UV protection, utility pockets and everything else you would expect from a high-end quality tent. Oh, and they’ll also throw in an LED light. This is family camping done big.
Of course, if you really want to do camping big pimpin’ style, this is what you’re looking for. What’s a yurt? Well, a yurt is what nomadic tribal people use for homes on the plains, especially in the Asian steppe. So… yeah, it’s really a portable home. Think Mongolian nomad. That also means that it’s designed to be huge, spacious and able to withstand crazy weather. You can fit a legit mattress and bed in here and still have room to spare. This is how you do camping in luxury. This is what a Kardashian would bring camping with them. (Kim and Kylie not included.)
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