The 10 Best Cabin Tents

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This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in December of 2018. Although they tend to be somewhat heavier than their dome counterparts, cabin tents are a good option for a variety of outdoor scenarios, from standard car camping to hanging out at a festival. They are usually large with lots of headroom, so you don't have to stoop, and many boast plenty of features that make them feel like a comfortable home away from home, including power outlet ports. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Coleman Tenaya Lake

2. Bushnell Shield Series

3. Timber Ridge 8-Man

Editor's Notes

August 13, 2020:

Campers who want plenty of space and thoughtful touches should still consider the popular Coleman Tenaya Lake, which sleeps eight. With everything from a hinged door to a room divider, it ensures that your trip is comfortable, and is perfect for large groups who aren't necessarily interested in roughing it. For those who like to travel in style, the Timber Ridge 8-Man remains a top choice. The log cabin design makes it an excellent glamping tent.

If an eight-person model isn't large enough, there's the Tahoe Gear Ozark, which can hold 16 people, or the Eureka Copper Canyon 12 Person. The latter isn't particularly great in wet weather, a criticism that's also true of the Coleman Instant. You'll want to reserve these for camping in warm, dry climates. If you do expect inclement weather, adding a high-quality tent footprint can help you stay dry.

Finally, we've kept the Standing Room Family 4-Door, but it's important to note that it doesn't arrive with any poles. Instead, you affix it to a compatible straight leg canopy, which you'll need to purchase separately, unless you already own one.

December 11, 2018:

Explored top options from Coleman, Kelty, Ozark Trail, and more. The Coleman Tenaya Lake was added for its price-to-usefulness-to-quality ratio, while the Ozark Trail was selected because of its size, even though it's not the most durable model available. The Timber Ridge 8-Man was also chosen because of its fun design.

Special Honors

REI Co-op Kingdom 8 The REI Co-op Kingdom 8 is all about versatility, with a center divider that can change the room size with a simple adjustment — or you can remove it altogether, in case you'd like one large room in which to congregate. Although it doesn't come with a footprint, it does arrive with a backpack carrying bag that keeps everything together, from stakes to guy lines.

Montana Canvas Custom Tent Builder If you're having trouble finding exactly what you're looking for, consider the Montana Canvas Custom Tent Builder. You can choose everything from the type of material to the number of windows and more, and there are plenty of large sizes available, including a huge 18 by 23 foot model.

Boutique Camping Luna Bell Tent The Boutique Camping Luna Bell Tent is no flimsy choice; it weighs nearly 90 pounds and features thick guy ropes to complement the heavy-duty canvas construction. A pricey option, it's made to stand up to the elements thanks to a UV- and mildew-resistant treatment, and it even comes with a rubber mallet that makes it a cinch to secure the pegs.

4. Standing Room Family 4-Door

5. Core 9 Person

6. Browning Big Horn

7. Coleman Instant

8. Eureka Copper Canyon 12 Person

9. Hikergarden Campros

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10. Tahoe Gear Ozark

Melissa Harr
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