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    1. A sprawling Coleman eight-person tent with more than 1k reviews so you can reassure the least-outdoorsy folks in your party that, yes, other people have slept in this kind of tent before.

    Features: Fits eight people with three queen-size air beds. Has a WeatherTec system with patented corner welds and inverted seams to help keep out water, extended door awning, and hinged door for easy access. Measures 16'x7' with 6' 2" center height.

    Promising review: "Good Tent. Used it three weeks ago. It slept five. Me, my wife, and my three boys during a Cub Scout campout. I had a queen-size air bed and a full-size air bed on either end of the tent, and still had what seemed like 6' of space in between, which I used to set up a 3'x3' roll table and store my gear. The door is very convenient. It can be tricky to get the Velcro to lineup, but not a big deal at all. What I really like about the door is the design. I had zipper issues with a previous tent, because of the tension put on the door. This tent zips very easily, and I can see it lasting much longer!! I got a lot of compliments from the other dads too, which is always a plus ;)" —Kory R.

    Price: $201.20+ (three colors with sealer)

    2. And a Coleman screened dome tent with the stuff to keep you dry when your camping destination turns decidedly soggy.,

    Features: Fits six people size and two queen-size air beds. Has separate 10'x5' screen room for bug-free lounging, WeatherTec system with patented welded floors and inverted seams to keep you dry. Measures 10'x9' with 5'8" center height. Carry bag included.

    Promising review: "Just camped out in Pocomoke River State Park, Maryland while Hurricane Matthew was battering North Carolina. Our camp site was filled with inches of water, wind was 20–30mph, rain coming from all directions and we were under a flash flood watch. The only thing dry was the inside of my Coleman Evanston tent. Bone dry. Thank you Coleman." —Mark L Hammel

    Price: $118.66+ (available in 6-person or 8-person)

    3. An open-front number to provide some sun relief for kids, dogs, and even adults during a beach day!

    Features: Has a lightweight fiberglass frame and water-resistant PE floor. Includes a carrying case, sand pockets, and stakes. Measures 87"x47"x49", folds down to a travel size of 40"x5"x5", and weighs 4.5 lbs.

    Promising review: "Great tent for the beach! or yard! We used it on the beach to shield my 4-week-old baby from sun. It does get warm in the tent if there isn't a breeze but it did the job and kept the sun out!" —Leeann

    Price: $69.99

    4. An eight-person tent perfect for star gazing through all the windows with your trusty travel pup.

    Features: Fits eight people with five in the interior space and three in the screen room with zip-up walls. Has a front awning for dry tent entry and weather, rain fly, zippered windows, mesh roof vents, gear loft. Carry bag included. Measures 16"x11".

    Promising review: "Our first experience on the road with it took us to the Grand Canyon where we arrived at 9 p.m. It took us less than 25–30 minutes to set it up (in the dark) using only a couple flashlights. Do make sure you stake the corners down FIRST before you raise it. You need one person outside the tent, and one inside to raise it. After that, using the stakes to secure it was a breeze. Having so many windows and a full mesh ceiling was great for stargazing after a long day. We put a king-sized mattress in the second room, and had plenty of space to walk and move around. This tent is so big, our puppy (Shih Tzu) Kujo, got plenty of exercise just running from the front door back into the second room. The two nights we spent at the Grand Canyon (May 10–11, 2010 to verify winds) we experienced 35+ mph winds. This tent DID NOT MOVE! And the reason it didn't move was because it was securely tied all the way around. The only thing we could hear was the wind. Yeah the sides flapped around a bit like most tents, but what do you expect, they aren't solid walls. We have received many compliments on this tent" —Dan

    Price: $175.99+ (available in two colors)

    5. A truck bed tent to transform your ride into a camper with plenty of room for your tall stature and necessary gear!

    Features: Has sewn-in polyethylene flooring, a water-resistant coating, a D-shaped door, mesh windows, two storage pockets, and four shock-corded fiberglass poles and tension straps anchor to vehicle. Includes a full rainfly, and heavy-duty, weather-resistant polyester carrying bag. Fits full-sized pickups from Chevy, Ford, GMC, Nissan, Toyota and more, but may fit slightly different from truck to truck. Measures 79"–81"x63"x79" and weighs 11 lbs.

    Promising review: "I have a 2018 Silverado 1500 Crew Cab. First time I took it out, it rained, sleeted, and snowed all day and night. It took me about 30 minutes to set up that first time. I had a little space heater with me and despite being in the 20s, the tent heated to over 70 degrees in about 10 minutes!! And, most importantly, I stayed dry all night! Was also very impressed with the amount of room in this tent. I’m 6’ tall and had more than enough room for my gear. I love this tent and have used it several times. Never once have I been disappointed. Feel like I got away with something because of the price!" —M. Seyer

    Price: $79.99

    6. An "instant" cabin tent fit for nine people that'll give you ample room to walk upright and set up in a ridiculously short amount of time. (Though if you're looking for heat retention, this may not be your best bet!)

    Features: Fits nine people and two queen air beds. Has adjustable ground vent, a room divider, storage pockets, and electrical cord access port. Includes rain fly, tent stakes, and carry bag, though reviewers recommend buying sturdier stakes. Measures 14'x9'x78".

    Promising review: "Perfect for glamping! We used this tent in Joshua Tree, which is notorious for high winds in the winter. On the trip setup took less than 5–10 minutes even with installing the rain fly, and all of the guy wires with stakes. It held up to 15–30 mph gusts. Tall enough to stand up in. Being that it is so massive, it did not retain much heat inside the tent, the way a smaller dome tent does. The only thing I would change with the design would be to have an access door on both long sides of the tent, and to have better stakes. The ones that came with are the cheap flimsy wire type, that bend easily, and aren't really effective." —elixor1

    Price: $229.99 (also available in 12-person)

    7. And a nine-person dome tent the same size for slightly less head room buy way better heat retention.


    Features: Fits nine people and three queen air beds. Has an adjustable ground vent, gear loft with lantern hook, and storage pockets, and electrical cord access port. Includes tent, tent poles, rain fly, tent stakes, and carry bag. Measures 16'x9' with 72" center height.

    Promising review: "This tent was exactly what I wanted and truly affordable. We recently used it at our beach campsite, where the winds were high and this tent held up with no issues. The size is exactly as explained and will fit three queen mattresses with no issue. You will require the flap on top for privacy, as it has many openings to allow for good air flow. I would highly recommend this product." —Tera

    Price: $129.99

    8. A one-person tent lightweight enough to bring on all of your solo adventures.

    Features: Fits one person and a sleeping bag. Polyester tent fly resists water and UV damage, adds a vestibule for extra storage space. Has one doorway, storage pockets, and gear loft Includes stakes, guy ropes, and storage bags. Measures 2'8"x7'6" with a center height of 36" and weighs 4 lbs. 4 oz.

    Promising review: "I am a bit of a gear junkie and I have been looking for a lightweight, inexpensive tent that I could pack easily into the backcountry here in Colorado. This tent is the perfect size for one person with a little bit of gear. The tent is the perfect width for a sleeping bag and decent size pad with a little room (maybe a couple inches) on each side. I am not super tall (5'9"), so the length of the tent is about right for me. I had some room to put stuff at the end of my pad without feeling cramped. The tent comes with a little hanging pocket that is nice to store items in up out of the way. I really like the size of the vestibule. I can keep my boots and pack dry without having to bring them into the tent itself but they are still accessible. I cut a piece of Tyvek the size of the tent and vestibule and that makes a great groundcloth that is lightweight and super cheap. The storage bags are sized generously and the tent easily fits into them without any trouble. The poles and material are really good quality, which was surprising due to the low cost. It even comes with extra pieces of fabric in case you need to patch the tent." —Joe Jen W

    Price: $84.95

    9. An eight-person cabin tent with a built-in closet because you probably aren't going to a nudist campground and should have some ensemble choices.,

    Includes: Fits eight people. Has a built-in closet with shelves and hanger bar, hinged door, room divider, and welded floors and inverted seams to stay dry. Measures 13'x9' with a 2'x2' closet and 6'8" center height.

    Promising review: "We took this to Iceland with us from the U.S. The box and package it came in was all we needed for protection against the airport checked luggage process. For the money, the quality and ease of operation is unmatched. Very comfortable size for a small family and we love the hinged door feature. (It seems like some people are having issues with the pole for the door, there is a zippered sleeve that makes getting it in and out very easy.) Would recommend and buy again without hesitation." —JMC

    Price: $175+ (available with or without a sealer)

    10. A pop-up tent that'll making pitching easy peasy in a number of situations, like a road trip, beach day, or park afternoon.

    Features: Fits up to four people, though reviewers say it's better suited for two adults. Has two doors, two windows, a skylight, and round fiberglass poles. Includes stakes. Pops up automatically. Folds down to 31"diameter and weighs 5 lbs.

    Promising review: "I'm glad I read the reviews before purchasing this tent. This tent fits two average height adult women perfectly. You can probably squeeze a child in there too, but it'll be a bit cramped. I took this tent on my road trip where I camped along way, and it was great for set up. It only takes a few seconds! The footprint took longer to unfold and set up.. I also like all the ventilation this tent has." —Amazon Customer

    Price: $62.99 (available in three colors)

    11. A two-person backpacking tent for giving you some shelter during 3/4 seasons.

    Features: Fits two people. Has two doors, fly ventilation windows, and bathtub floor construction. Measures 92"x56"x43" and weighs 4 lbs., 12 oz.

    Promising review: "Had this tent out in Badlands National Park for a night and have no complaints. I'm 6'1" and my fiancé is 5'8", with 2 Therm-A-Rest foam sleeping pads side by side, we both probably had around 6–8 inches of space at each side of the tent next to the doors and over 12 inches of space at our feet with both of our backpacks (60L and 46L) at our heads. Would definitely consider this a true two-person tent, and probably overkill for 1 person, unless you want or need plenty of extra space. Can't speak yet on the long term durability or how it holds up in bad weather, but based on its reputation here and with Backpacker magazine, I wouldn't bet against this tent." —Jeremy

    Price: $109.84

    12. A compact tent and sealer — a solid option if you're into the motorcycle camping variety, or just need to pack super light.

    Features: Fits two to four people, depending on size purchased. Has Heavy-duty 1000D polyethylene bathtub floor for extra durability, welded leak-proof seams, polyester fly and wall fabrics, and one large side entry door.

    Promising review: "Good size for motorcycle camping but you need good ferm ground for this tent to work properly the steaks are crucial with out them this tent won't stay up." —Elliot S.

    Price: $44.11+ (available in three colors, three sizes)

    13. A lightweight dome tent that'll just so happen to coordinate with gorgeous sunsets.

    Features: Fits two to three people. Has a fiberglass frame, large mesh roof vents and windows, gear loft with lantern hook, and pockets. Includes a carrying bag, rainfly, and stakes. Measures 82.7"x82.7"x51.2" and weighs 5.79 lbs.

    Promising review: "Love that it has ventilation windows and pockets on the sides. A queen inflatable bed fit perfectly inside and it has strings on the ceiling to hang lamp. Have used it five times and on two occasions it rained and not a single drop came inside. Great deal and super easy to set up! It took me approximately 10–13 minutes to set up by myself with the instructions that are printed in the bag it comes with. Great camping tent for mild weather!" —Jesus R.

    Price: $42.99

    14. An "instant" screen house as an outdoor-ish retreat from a regular tent for when you crave some shelter from the elements but don't want to sacrifice the killer view.

    Features: Made of Polyguard 2X double-thick fabric with UVGuard 50+ UPF sun protection. Has protection from sun, wind, and bugs, and two large T-doors. Sets up in about one minute. Comes with carry bag for easy storage and transportation. Measures 10'x10' with a center height of 84".

    Promising review: "We used this for a five-day music festival and it was absolutely perfect. With two of us we had it up in minutes; could have gotten it up with just one person. We were able to put it right over the entrance to our tent, and it provided great shade — it didn't end up raining on us, but I think it would have worked as a little extra cover for exiting the tent." —LCB

    Price: $63.76

    15. A personal bivy tent as a close-quarters solution to help backpackers stay toasty.

    Features: Fits one to two people. Has a ventilated roof mesh with a rain fly and large zippered door. Includes three bundles of rope and 14 heavy-duty stakes. Measures 18"x4.5"x4" packed and 38"x28"x90" open and weighs 3 lbs., and 3 oz.

    Promising review: "THIS TENT CAN SLEEP TWO PEOPLE!!! Definitely a 1.5 person tent width wise... I took my significant other camping. We are both 5'6" and we both work out (so neither are skinny), and not only did we fit, but we fit flat on our backs side by side comfortably and she had no complaints. How awesome is that!?!? We used two mummy bags (one Winterial and one SussieSport), no sleeping pads. I forgot to check the temps the next morning, but we woke up in snow. (Two nights later shows 29F low.) And with this setup we were both very warm, comfortable with room, and had no significant condensation to complain about in the morning. The only moisture inside the tent in the morning I suspect was from the snow melting and seeping through the rainfly, BUT none of it came raining down on us as we got up and out of the tent — BIG plus! We did sort of cheat and use my truck to block the wind coming up the mountainside, so I can't comment on wind performance this time. Next up: Sand dunes camping." —Danny

    Price: $74.99+ (available in four colors)

    16. A "survival shack" that'll fit in your backpack in case of emergencies and keep you warm and dry. Or, if you're a total glutton for punishment (IMO), it can help you *really* test your survival skills for fun.

    Features: Fits two people. Made of Mylar thermal material that reflects 90% of body heat, and is waterproof and windproof. Easily for camping, hiking, and emergency supplies. Includes rope. Measures8’x5’ and will fit in a backpack.

    Promising review: "I’ve gone out for a weekend in the wilderness with nothing but the clothes on my back and a hatchet...and survived. Having said that, I would have liked to have had this survival 'tent.' My experience with a shelters has not been one of huge success. I always get something over my head, but not something that keeps me warm; I have to rely on sleeping too close to the fire for that. This survival shack both keep you warm (surprisingly warm!) and dry. The material was close next to me instead of suspended away from my body, as the product images show, which warmed me up very quickly. I was warm and the wind couldn’t touch me. It worked. I would have liked it to have an air mattress and a real blanket, but that would defeat the idea of it being an emergency item that is painless to carry in your backpack." —J Savage

    Price: $8.95

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