August 9, 2020

10 Best Tents For Camping

Scott Kimball

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Scott Kimball


While buying a tent may seem like one of the easiest decisions you may be forced to make before a camping trip, the wide range of options available can make tent buying quite an ordeal.

From differences in size to differences in quality, there are a seemingly infinite variety of tents on the market at all different price points, touting unique features to try their best to beat-out the competition. For this reason, it can end up being quite a hassle to figure out which tent currently available on the market is the best option for you and yours.

There are many different tents providing dramatically different levels of both comfort and protection. As well, tents can come in an almost infinite array of shapes and sizes, with some tents being fit for only one or two people and some tents being fit for almost a dozen.

No matter what your needs are, or what price range you think you can afford, there should be plenty of options that provide everything you need in a tent and then some, all at an affordable price.

In order to make tent shopping easy, we've compiled a list of what we feel are the 10 best tents for camping currently available, with links to where you can buy each.

Whether you are a large party or a single camper, you should be able to find the perfect fit for you somewhere on this list. If you don't, then you'll at least be better educated about all the different bells and whistles a tent can offer, including the wide ranges of room, durability, and protection that are made available to campers at different price points.

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The 10 Best Tents for Camping

BaiYouDa Family Camping Teepee

This teepee style tent from BaiYouDa is perfect for smaller families, with room enough for 3 to 4 people inside. It's unique teepee design means more base room with less material, which also means this thing is lightweight and portable. As well, the teepee design means the tent doesn't catch as much wind flow, meaning this tent can hold up better in windy environments than some others.

As far as materials, this tent is fairly durable. It is made with 600D nylon that is also waterproof, so it can hold it's own against wear-and-tear while also keeping you dry in some fairly heavy rain. Mesh ventilation is also included under the zippered windows to protect from mosquitoes and other pests.

While this teepee tent doesn't offer all that much room for larger parties, smaller parties will feel right at home in it's comfortable teepee design. For the price, you are getting exceptional durability and construction that will hold up well, even in bad weather. You are also getting a tent that is easy to carry around and set-up, with a simple and sleek teepee design.

Anyone who is looking for a heavy-duty waterproof tent that can fit up to 4 people may find this to be a perfect tent that won't break the bank. Whether you enjoy going camping alone or simply wish to bring along a few friends of family members, this little tent should hold up well on any expedition.

MOON LENCE Camping Tent

This little camping tent from MOON LENCE is made to comfortably accommodate only two campers at most. While this limited amount of room may be a deal-breaker for some, smaller parties might actually love what this inexpensive and lightweight tent has to offer. It isn't as heavy-duty as the BaiYouDa Family Camping Teepee but, for the reduced price, it may better serve single pairs of campers who don't intend to try out camping in a heavy rainstorm.

So while it won't hold up to hefty amounts of physical wear-and-tear, this tent does have some nifty features of it's own. It's materials are both UV-resistant and weather-resistant, meaning this tent will protect you from the harmful rays of the sun, as well as mild showers. For those looking to camp in more mild to sunny climates, this tent may be the perfect little package.

The tent features a basic dome-shaped design that can be set-up with minimal hassle. It has one main zippered door in the front, as well as a ventilated window in the back to let in sunlight and air without letting in mosquitoes. It comes in three different colors, including green, blue, and orange.

WHITEDUCK Cotton Canvas Bell Tent

From WHITEDUCK, here is an enormous and heavy-duty tent perfect for both large camping parties and small events. This 16-foot tent can house up to 10 people comfortably, and that's just when sleeping! This tent would be perfect for housing larger families during a camping trip, but would also be the perfect meeting place for even larger camping parties or events.

Of course, the increased room in this tent comes with an increased price tag, but you're also getting more than just extra room. Not only is this tent incredibly spacious, it is also built-to-last, with high-quality materials and construction ensuring a long-lasting tent that will protect you and your fellow campers from most elemental conditions you may encounter. Surely, if you are serious about camping and you've got a lot of campers to look out for, this tent may prove to be a camping miracle.

Importantly, this tent is made from 100% cotton, which means that, despite being tough and durable, it is also very breathable. Not only will this tent protect you from the rain and the snow, then, but it will also keep you cool when the sun's out. This tent also has a stove-jack and an electrical outlet... but a campsite with the proper hook-ups is not included!

NTK Arizona GT

Don't let the name fool you, as this tent can be used in many more locations than just Arizona. However, the hot and arid Arizona climate would make the perfect location to put this large and light tent to use. Another incredibly large family-sized tent, with room for up to 10 people, this one manages to come in at a price point a good deal less than that of the WHITEDUCK Cotton Canvas Bell Tent by being just a tad bit smaller, as well as a little bit less heavy-duty. Still, for the price, you're getting a lot of room and a good amount of protection for a fairly large amount of people.

While this tent isn't as heavy-duty as the WHITEDUCK Cotton Canvas Bell Tent in terms of materials, it is waterproof and UV-resistant, which could make it the perfect fit for those wet and rainy summers. It also a strong floor, which means the inside of your tent will stay dry even when the ground is soaked-through.

While this isn't the cheapest option on the market, it is a great tent for large parties or families that will be camping in warmer climates and don't need the most heavy-duty materials available. With plenty of room and plenty of protection in a lightweight package, many may certainly prefer this tent to some other family-sized options.


Here's a nice tent from HIKERGARDEN that can hold up to 6 people comfortably. For campers with larger parties, this tent is an exceptional value. For only a little bit more than the BaiYouDa Family Camping Teepee, you get room for 2-3 more people. As well, the tent is made from pretty high-quality materials, especially when considering the price-to-room ratio.

While this tent won't hold up in a tsunami, it is waterproof and windproof, as well as light and breathable for those intense summer days. It has a pretty standard design, with a wide base and a slight concave to the roof that all 6 occupants should be able to stand up in comfortably. There are also 4 windows with mesh ventilation, so you can guarantee a good amount of airflow coming through the tent whenever you need it.

Even though this tent won't hold up to the same amount of wear-and-tear as something like the WHITEDUCK Cotton Canvas Bell Tent, it should provide more than enough protection for most parties of 6 people and under. It may seem like you're sacrificing something due to the reduced price, but this tent offers pretty much everything it's competitors do. The only times this tent wouldn't hold-up would be under extreme duress, in severe weather, or if you need to house more than 6 occupants comfortably at a time.

Forceatt Tent

This lightweight and portable tent from Forceatt can fit up to 2 people comfortably. Although it is on the smaller side, it is also on the cheaper side. As well, it's lightweight, portable, and incredibly easy to set up. For smaller camping parties that don't need a whole lot of room, this inexpensive tent may be the perfect option.

Once again, this tent is waterproof and wind-resistant, so, even for the affordable price, you are getting plenty of protection from the elements. For those who like to camp in pairs, or even alone, this little tent may prove the perfect budget option for a spontaneous camping trip. It won't prove a burden even if you have to walk a couple of miles to your campsite.

This tent comes in 3 different color styles and there are also a few slightly larger options that only cost a little over $10 more. These slightly larger variations offer the same basic design, just a little larger so as to incorporate enough room for the single extra person. While even these larger variations don't offer a lot of room, their reasonable price may make them an attractive buy for smaller camping parties that require a decent amount of comfort and protection on their trips.

HIKERGARDEN Camping Tent for 10

If you saw the HIKERGARDEN Camping Tent and liked almost everything about it except for the fact that it was only designed for families and parties of 6 people or less, here's the tent for you. This slightly larger tent from HIKERGARDEN offers all the features of the basic HIKERGARDEN Camping Tent with almost double the room, allowing for parties of up to 10 to all sleep together comfortably.

For the price, this proves to be an even better deal than the basic variant, providing nearly as much room as the WHITEDUCK Cotton Canvas Bell Tent at roughly a quarter of the price. However, the decreased price also means you aren't getting quite the same heavy-duty construction, and you also aren't getting the 100% cotton canvas. Still, for large parties who don't need that amount of heavy-duty protection, this 10-person tent from HIKERGARDEN may be ideal. Offering the same amount of water-resistance and durability as it's smaller counterpart, this certainly isn't a tent to be written off.

Where this, and other lightweight tents, would definitely excel over the heavy-duty WHITEDUCK Cotton Canvas Bell Tent is in terms of portability and ease of set-up. While the WHITEDUCK Cotton Canvas Bell Tent is heavy-duty, it is also heavy- it would be a chore to carry for much longer than a few dozen feet. This tent, on the other hand, can fold up and fit nicely in your luggage.

Coleman Sundome Tent

Getting back to basics, this inexpensive and smaller tent from Coleman offers the bare necessities at an incredibly reasonable price point. With just enough room to fit 2 people comfortably, this tent would be ideal for pairs of campers who like to do things the minimalist way. For the price, you aren't likely to get a better tent than this.

While it does offer basic protection and shade, this tent won't hold up as well as some others in extreme weather and other volatile conditions. However, for most campers, this likely won't be too much of an issue. The real selling points of this tent are that it is lightweight, easy to transport, easy to set up, and pretty cheap. Despite being cheap, though, it is made by Coleman and effortlessly meets the standards of the brand.

This tent certainly won't be reasonable for everybody, but Coleman also sells larger variants that can fit up to 6 people for only $135.13. That means that even larger parties can get in on this deal. It should be noted, however, that while the larger variants do increase the amount of room, they don't increase the amount of protection.


Here's another affordable and basic tent that can fit up to 4 people comfortably, this time from OT QOMOTOP. While this tent offers little that is truly groundbreaking, it does offer waterproof and weather-resistant protection for parties of up to 4 at a pretty reasonable price. As well, it has an incredibly easy set-up method that can be achieved in just a minute.

On top of these features, this tent offers the same basic ventilation and protection as most of the other family-sized tents in this price range. However, the effortless and fast set-up may be enough to make this the perfect choice for many campers who hate fiddling around with all those ropes and studs, especially at night. Sometimes all you need is the basics, and this tent offers you the basics and then some, all in an affordable package.

This tent comes in 2 larger variants, including a 6-person variant for $149.97 and an 8-person variant for $229.97. The deal certainly gets better the larger variant you buy, meaning this tent may be the most attractive to those parties with up to 8 people. This tent, especially in it's larger forms, offers a great middle-of-the-road option for families and other larger parties.

KAZOO Outdoor Camping Tent

Finally, this medium family-sized tent from KAZOO is another great option that can fit up to 4 people comfortably. Waterproof, breathable, and durable, this is certainly one of the best choices for parties of up to 4 people looking for a tent in the under-$200 range. It offers plenty of room and plenty of protection at a competitive price.

On top of providing everything you could expect from a 4-person tent in this price range, this tent also offers some unique features. Such unique features include both a fold-out canopy and vestibule area. The canopy allows for shade and light protection from the elements when sitting outside, while the vestibule is a little additional area inside the tent that allows for all the protection plus an increased view and better airflow.

While this tent is definitely comparable to other tents of the same size and price point, including the OT QOMOTOP tent we just looked at, the handful of unique features may be enough to put it over the edge for many buyers. As well, this thing is sleek, durable, and features a minimalistic design. It comes in 3 different colors, including yellow, green, and baby blue. The yellow variant is the only one selling for $129.90, however, with the other two variants both costing $139.90. Still, an exceedingly reasonable buy at either price.

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Scott Kimball

From a young age I was introduced to fishing, hiking, camping, snowboarding and more through family, friends, and scouting. After 20 years of learning and participating in these outdoor activities, I share what i've learned (and continue learning) with you.

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