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The Best 6 Person Tents for Camping

For true outdoor lovers, a reliable camping tent is really worth investing on. But due to the large number of outdoor tents with different designs and features crowding the market today, it might be difficult to know which one is right for you.

Initially you’ll want to determine the type of camping you like to do - a quick camping trip to a local park, camping out for days for a music or mountain bike festival, or car camping with the kids for the summer. From that, you will be able to decide on specific functionalities you want your camping tent to have.

Choose a model based on your group’s size with additional space for gears. Six-person tents are popular due to their spacious interiors that offer plenty of room for mattresses and other items. Also if you like being able to stand up when changing clothes, then look for a tent with a tall peak height. For the wet weather, a waterproof cover such as a rain fly is important to keep you dry and for maximum protection from wind and rain. Mesh panels are often used in the ceiling, doors and windows of outdoor tents to enhance ventilation and breathability inside the tent. Other features to look for: quick and easy set up and take down, waterproof floor and walls, heavy duty zippers, and a sturdy construction to withstand gusty winds and heavy downpour.

Coleman Sundome 6-Person Dome Tent

  • Amazon's Choice for "6 person tent"
  • Quick and very easy to set up and take down
  • Great seal - does not leak even on wet weather
  • Tall enough to stand up in (6ft tall) and very spacious
  • Mesh panels are great for ventilation
  • Waterproof and breathable
  • Large side mesh panels/windows do not have closeable zip covers/window flaps 
  • Lack of ventilation with the rain fly on
  • Sells very well on Amazon
  • Spacious interior - plenty of room for mattresses and other items
  • Front screen room makes a barrier to insects and provides extra space
  • Getting the tent installed is super easy
  • Held up very well in a heavy downpour with strong gusty winds
  • Front screen area gets wet during the rain
  • Huge mesh window does not have a zip cover (no way of closing it other than using the rain fly which hinders circulation)
  • You can adjust the screened windows' zippers to open/close them to desired opening for privacy
  • Breathable - not a stuffy tent but cozy enough
  • Waterproof and sturdy
  • High roof/center and straight walls rather than slanted/dome great for a tall person
  • Roomy with plenty of room for mattress and gears
  • Floor material is thin (need to add tarp underneath)
  • Windows/door flaps just hang down when unzipped - would be great if they could be rolled up and velcroed
  • Amazon's Choice for "core 6 person instant cabin tent"
  • Easy for one person to set up 
  • Fiberglass poles are thick and durable
  • Plenty of space to stand up with room for a queen size air mattress and gears
  • Screen windows allow for plenty of air circulation
  • Rain fly doesn't go low enough and leaves an opening that wind/rain can easily go through
  • Issues with the zipper - tend to snag and not very easy to open/close