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The Best 4 Person Tents for the Outdoors

A reliable camping tent is truly a priceless investment and one of the biggest purchases an outdoor enthusiast can make. Whether you enjoy camping out with family or car camping with friends, picking out the right outdoor tent is just as important as planning your entire getaway. But there are plenty of tents in the market today with various designs and features, so it might be difficult to know which one is perfect for you.

First, consider your group’s size. If you’re a small family with little kids, a 4 person tent would suit you well. Choose a tent with spacious interior and room to spare for gears and other items. A camping tent with a tall peak height is convenient if you like being able to stand up when changing clothes.

Other specific functionalities you would want your shelter to have would be zippable mesh panels for the ceiling, doors or windows of the tent to boost ventilation and air flow inside. If you’re camping out on a wet season, it’s vital for the tent to have a waterproof cover such as a rain fly to keep you dry and warm inside, and for maximum protection from the elements. Since you have to constantly zip and unzip the doors, heavy-duty zippers are a must. It should also be quick and easy to set up and take down, with waterproof floor and walls, and a sturdy construction to withstand gusty winds and heavy downpour.

Coleman Sundome 4-Person Tent

  • Amazon's Choice for "4 Person Tents"
  • Can be set up by 1 person in under 15 minutes
  • Floor is heavy duty tarp material
  • Easy to install and take down
  • Large screen panels great for viewing and air flow
  • Stakes are skinny steels
  • Tent pegs not super strong
  • Sells very well on Amazon
  • Strong and durable; withstands the elements
  • Good ventilation
  • Vestibules for gear storage on two sides
  • Rain fly adds extra layer of insulation on colder nights
  • Fiberglass poles make it heavier and bulkier
  • Not as tall as the same size Coleman tent
  • Tent pole clips are easier to use than pole sleeves
  • Spacious and provides good ventilation
  • Aluminum poles make a huge difference in weight (lighter) and ease of setup
  • Spacious enough for a queen size air mattress + storage space
  • Keeps you warm and dry even with heavy rain
  • Too small for 4 people to sleep on
  • Vestibule side of the rain fly sits too low to the ground
  • Easy to set up (including rain fly) and take down by yourself
  • Fantastic deal for a cheap price
  • Keeps you dry - endures rain and wind 
  • Sturdy and well made materials
  • Kept insects and bugs out
  • Poor ventilation especially with the rain fly on
  • Not very spacious for 4 people
  • Best Bang for the Buck
  • Easy and fast to set up in 5 minutes or less
  • Breathable and waterproof material
  • Convenient two entrances, one on each side
  • Good ventilation
  • A bit crowded for 3-4 adults
  • Minimal instructions; hard to understand
  • Endures heavy rain and wind
  • Easy to pitch in less than 5 minutes
  • Better ventilation than previous versions
  • Durable and sturdy materials
  • Affordable, lightweight, and small-packing tent
  • Ventilation and airflow was somewhat weak with the rain fly on
  • Crowded for more than 2 adults