Here you have a list 21 best 10-person camping tents suitable for families and groups, most of them with very affordable prices and some with exceptional designs, designed for summer camping or for all seasons.
My list of best 10 person family camping tents
The tents in the list are ordered by the floor area from the largest to the smallest.
The list includes the following types:
- Extended dome tents.
- There is the double-layer type with a full-coverage rain fly.
- Many of the tents are typical summer camping cabin-type tents. More about cabin tents you can read in my separate text.
- There are true 3-season tents.
- There are also examples of true winter tents.
- Some of the tents are freestanding and others are not. But all of them are very tall tents and I would not use any without staking them to the ground.
- Several tents in the list are instant-type, very suitable for groups and families on cross-country tours. About instant cabin tents, you can read more here.
Are they really for 10 people
The answer is yes and no. There is no doubt that all of them can accommodate the prescribed number of 10 users sleeping in the floor. But only a few of them have extra space for gear, so I would downgrade them all (even the largest ones in the group) for some 3 – 6 people.
1. CORE 10 Person Instant Cabin Tent With Screen Room
This Core 10 tent has many great features and some of them you see already in its name. So this is a 10-person tent that provides around 203 ft² (18.9 m²) of the floor area in its two rooms and the screen room which you see in the picture. This is a cabin type and it is also an instant setup tent with the official setup time of 2 minutes.
You have 4 large windows with mesh and with panels, and two large doors with the same structure. The screen room is without panels so it is not fully protected from the rain.
This is a very tall and pleasant summer camping tent with lots of mesh around and the ceiling is completely meshed, so you have a great ventilation and the tent is most suitable for a warmer climate. Please read more in my full review.
Note that they also have a version with integrated light, the CORE Lighted 10 Person Instant Cabin Tent with Screen Room.
2. Ozark Trail Family Cabin Tent
This is a camping castle, with 200 square feet of the inner space and 78 inches of peak height. The central part is a cabin-type zone supported by 4 steel poles. The side zones are supported by fiberglass poles, and the same material is in the central ceiling.
This tent is also known under the name Ozark Trail 10-Person 3-Room XL Family Cabin Tent, so the XL letters here are quite appropriate. It has plenty of space for 10 people, and it can also accommodate three queen-sized mattresses, with a room to spare.
You have effectively three rooms when you use the two integrated dividers. In such a configuration, each of the rooms has its own entrance. So you have the main entrance to the central cabin zone, and two zippered entrances on the sides, so all the occupants can maintain their privacy.
The setup is possible even for one person, and you will see this in the video below. The poles are all shock-corded and this makes the life easier.
There is a lot of mesh here, you have it in the numerous windows and doors, and the ceiling is all mesh. So ventilation should be great in any situation, but this also means that the tent is not for a cold environment. All the openings are with protective panels, and on the roof, you have a minimal fly.
This is a huge structure and it is not freestanding so chose carefully the place where you are going to set it up.
Note also that there is a model with the screened porch, you will see in the same link below. But this is a rather different model, so the central part is not the cabin-type tent, and all poles here are fiberglass. So this is an extended-dome tent and the internal features are also quite different, and you have much more storage pockets. Please see the procedure of setting this tent up in this short video:
- Great price, only around $200 as of the moment if writing the text.
- Note: there are several options available on Amazon, with and without included queen-size beds, so please check the link below.
- 3 rooms.
- 3 doors – you have one main door plus 2 doors on the sides.
- Great design with the central cabin and two extended side sections.
- Electric cable port.
- Built-in mud mat.
- Not freestanding.
Specifications (for the cabin-type tent)
- Weight: 27.6 lb (12.52 kg).
- Dimensions: 20 x 10 ft (610 x 305 cm).
- Floor area: 200 ft² (18.6 m²).
- Peak height: 78 in (198 cm).
- Packed size (L x D): 27.5 x 10.75 in (70 x 27 cm).
3. Jet Tent F25DX 10 Person Camping Tent
The official capacity of this tent is 10 people and this is why it is here in the list. The inner floor area is 186 ft² (17.25 m²) so indeed it can accommodate such a number of users.
This is a poly-canvas structure so you have a very breathable material yet it offers a full protection for all seasons use and it is also suitable for all climates. All the openings and vents can be fully zipped if it is very cold outside, but you can also unzip them and have the best possible ventilation from all sides. The minimal fly and the floor are synthetic materials.
The tent is semi-instant by construction and you have 3-rooms. Note that it is very heavy, 44 kg, and it is also very expensive, but this is a top-quality item.
4. GigaTent 10 Person Family Tent
This tent is here because of its 3 rooms, and the structure includes a long front living room that is separated from the two back rooms with a sewn-in divider. The back rooms are with a removable divider between them.
The tent has 2 doors and 8 huge windows so it looks like a tent with a screen room. But as you see from the picture above, the front room’s windows are all with zippered panels for protection and privacy.
This is a freestanding design and the price is very reasonable. The weight is 39 lb 6 oz (17.9 kg) and the area is 180 ft² (16.7 m²). It is with a peak height of 86 inches (218 cm), and I have included it in my list of very tall tents.
5. NTK LARAMI GT Tent
This Larami GT tent offers 180 ft² (16.2 m²) of the fully covered area which can be divided into three separate rooms. So this is a very large and tall structure with 210 cm peak height.
The tent is extended dome type with fiberglass poles that create the central dome and two side extensions. As you realize from the picture, the fly is almost full coverage type, only the area around the door is without the fly. But the door is waterproof so the tent offers a full protection.
The door is designed with the mesh window so you can still have some view around with such a massive fly. The waterproof rating is great 2500 mm and the floor is a thick polyethylene.
6. Mountain Hardwear Stronghold 10 Person Tent
This Stronghold tent is an example of tents for extreme conditions. So what you have here is an incredibly strong structure supported with 15 DAC poles with tens of intersections which makes it stable against the winds and the snow.
This is a floorless design but an optional floor can be ordered separately. The structure is fully freestanding and this is a double-layer design with a full cover fly.
The tent offers an area of 171 ft² (15.9 m²) and it is rather heavy because of so many poles, it weighs 48 lb 12 oz (22.06 kg). This is also an expensive tent and this should not be surprising in view of its features and craftsmanship. Please follow the link for more.
7. Mountain Trails Grand Pass 10 Tent
The Mountain Trails Grand Pass 10 is a is a dome-shaped tent with extended sections on both sides. So the setup is relatively easy and the tent is a lightweight structure with only 21.1 lb (9.57 kg). This is a summer-tent, and I would not use it in an environment with a lot of rain.
The tent is not freestanding, so bear this in mind when you plan your camping place, you need a ground which will keep the stakes.
The poles are fiberglass and you have them 7 here, all shock-corded, so you will not lose the parts. The two main long poles create the X-shaped central dome.
The tent is with 2 doors and with a cavernous design with windows and the extended dome sections. The fly is minimal and it only covers the meshed ceiling.
- Very affordable, only $113 at the moment of writing this text.
- Great floor area.
- Extended-dome type tent.
- 2 rooms separated by a divider.
- Not freestanding.
- Weight: 21.1 lb (9.57 kg).
- Dimensions (L x W): 18 x 10 ft (216 x 120 in, 549 x 305 cm).
- Floor area: 170 ft² (15.8 m²).
- Peak height: 6.3 ft (76 in; 192 cm).
8. Slumberjack Overland 10 Tent
This Overland 10 tent is here in the list for all good reasons. They describe it as designed for hunters, and for such a purpose you have enough space for 10 people. Though for family camping you should downgrade this considerably. The tent provides the area of 169 ft² (15.7 m²), and its packed size is really good, only (L x D) 26.5 x 10.25 inches (67 x 26 cm).
This is a luxurious 3-room tall structure, with 5 double-layer windows, one entry door and two inner doors. The floor is fully sewn-in and sealed. The waterproof rating is not particularly high, 1200 mm for the shell and 1500 for the floor. The poles are steel and aluminum combination. Note that this is a single layer structure, there is no mesh except on the windows. Please follow the link to read more.
9. White Duck Outdoors Alpha Wall Tent 12 x 14
This tent is with the declared capacity of 10 people and its area is 168 ft² (15.6 m²). Here you have a strong aluminum frame-type tent and the meaning of this term is that the frame is set up completely separately and then you put the tent on. Note also that it comes with a ready Stove Jack and you can use a stove for wood heating.
This is a true 4-season tent and it performs equally good in warm conditions as well as in cold weather situations. You have a fully breathable cotton fabric but the waterproof rating is rather modest 450 mm. The tent is a single room structure with a removable floor.
Its weight is huge, 172 lb (78 kg) and it comes in two separate bags that are 45 x 14 x 14 inches (114 x 36 x 36 cm) and 49 x 14 x 10 inches (124 x 36 x 25 cm). Please read more in my full review.
10. Wenzel Great Basin 10 Person Tent
This Wenzel Great Basin tent has been on the market for many years already. So this is a very affordable extended dome type structure with fiberglass poles and with a partial coverage fly. The declared capacity is 10 people and this is why it is in the list here. The area is 159 ft² (14.8 m²).
The tent has a single door visible in the picture above and it has windows on all sides. The windows are with mesh and with zippered panels. It comes with an e-cable port, Light Reflection System, and a gear loft is also included. You have removable dividers so the tent is formally a 3-room structure.
This tent is best suited for summer camping, the ceiling is all mesh which is good for a warm climate. The packed size is 27 x 10.75 x 10.75 inches (69 x 27 x 27 cm), and it weighs 28 lb 2 oz (12.8 kg).
11. Columbia Sportswear Fall River 10 Person Instant Dome Tent
This is a huge and pleasant tent with enough space for 10 people sleeping on the floor and 84 inches (213 cm) tall, with 6 windows on all sides.
As the name suggests, this is an instant tent, so it comes with the frame preassembled and attached to the tent. So all you have to do is to unfold it and to expand its telescopic poles and it will raise from the ground in minutes. One person can do this in 10 minutes, with 2 or more people this will be almost instant.
In view of such a design, this is a great tool for groups of people or for families on a cross-country tour and on any other tours where you change the place frequently. You wouldn’t want a tool which is complicated to set up; well, more simple it cannot be, this is the tool for such situations.
This is a freestanding tent, but stakes are included and you should stake it to the ground whenever possible.
The divider between the rooms is permanently attached, and you have two D-shaped doors on it that can be rolled to the side or zipped completely for privacy. Both rooms are large enough to accommodate a queen-size bed. In fact, they claim that each room can have 2 such queen size beds but you would not have any space left. A better idea is to use bunk cots, in particular, if you camp with kids.
The tent has one main door on one of its longer sides, but it also has a huge extra door which is under the small awning. Note also that you have 2 vents close to the floor so that air can circulate all the time. In combination with the ceiling completely in mesh, you will never have condensation issues in this tent.
The tent is described as a 3-season tool, but when you see all this mesh in the ceiling you realize that using it in a cold environment would not be such a great experience. So this is a great summer tent but not much more than that.
Note that its packed size is not so great, the bundle is a bit long, but this is because of its instant design which includes telescopic poles.
See a bit more in this short video:
- Current price is around $350. Please check the link below.
- 2 rooms.
- 2 external doors & 2 internal doors.
- Instant setup – so this is a preassembled tent which opens like an umbrella.
- Electric cable port.
- 6 large meshed windows.
- 2 ground wents for air circulation.
- Weight: 39 lb (17.7 kg).
- Dimensions: 15 x 10 ft (457 x 305 cm).
- Floor area: 150 ft² (13.94 m²).
- Peak height: 84 in (213 cm).
- Packed size 48 x 43 in (122 x 109 cm).
12. ALPHA CAMP 10-12 Person Tent with Screen Room
This tent is relatively low in the list here and the tents are ordered by the floor area. And from the name you realize that the declared capacity is 10 – 12 people. So the tent offers the total area of 214 ft² (19.9 m²), but the inner area is 144 ft² (13.4 m²) and this is not so much for such a number of users. The tent is with a large screen room and this is what adds the area mentioned here. This is why I have added it in my list of extra large tents.
But this is a very pleasant and tall 3-room structure, so you have an inner tent with a divider and you have two sleeping zones, while the front is with a screen room. The screen room is without floor and without panels, just a mesh as protection from flying insects, and it is covered from above so you can sit in the shade and also use it for cooking.
This is a framed tent, and the meaning is that you set up the frame separately, and it is fully freestanding. After that you attach the tent to it. But the screen room has its own frame, so you have two loops and it looks like a tunnel tent from this side. This all results in a huge weight, so the tent weighs 61 lb (27.7 kg). Please follow the link for more details.
13. Ozark Trail 16′ x 9′ Modified Dome Tunnel Tent
I have decided to show this tent without the fly so that you can see its interesting structure which explains its name. So this is a hybrid design with one part which is a dome (it is on the right in the picture), and the other part on the left which is a tunnel section. The structure is freestanding due to the ridge pole which creates tension in the fabric.
The tent is with two doors, one on each narrow side, and several mesh windows. This is a single-room construction. The area is 144 ft² (13.4 m²) and the weight is 30.87 lb (14 kg). You will love to know that this is an exceptionally affordable tent. Please follow the link for more.
14. CORE 10 Person Straight Wall Cabin Tent 14 x 10
The CORE 10 Person Straight Wall Cabin Tent is what its name suggests, a very pleasant cabin-style tent in the best sense, with a very high ceiling reaching 7 ft (218 cm) at the center.
The structure is very stable and freestanding, with 6 steel poles 16 mm diameter, and 6 fiberglass 12.5 mm roof poles. Note that the stakes are included.
The tent is for summer camping and I would not put it on very harsh tests, such a tall structure with a minimal fly is for mild weather conditions. Though they claim that the tent will keep you dry and comfortable due to their Core H20 Block Technology.
All the windows and doors feature zippered panels for rain protection and for privacy. You have a gear loft with lantern hook and several organizer pockets included, all very useful for keeping small gear off the floor.
The tent is with a useful venting system which includes vents close to the door so that cool air from the ground can circulate in combination with the mesh ceiling which allows for hot air to escape. Please read more in my full review.
15. Coleman Instant Cabin 10 Tent with Fly – Coleman Signature
This is yet another instant cabin tent, with all good features that come with such a design. So one person can set it up in just a couple of minutes, you will see this in the video below. But such a boxy and tall structure is not aerodynamic and this tent should not be used at places with lots of wind, I have seen some complaints about its performance in such situations.
The poles are telescopic here, the frame is preassembled in the factory, and this is what makes the setup so easy. This is a freestanding tent but do not miss to stake it to the ground, all stakes are included in the package.
This tent is also known as the Signature Tent version, but they have yet another version which is without the mesh on the ceiling (you can see it in the video below), just to know to avoid confusion. So the Signature version is a summer tent and I would not use it in a cold environment.
Please see this video to realize how easy it is to set this tent up:
- The current price is around $250, please follow the link for updates.
- Instant 1-minute setup – in reality, it is around 3 minutes.
- 1 door.
- Ground vent for increased ventilation.
- Windows on all sides.
- Meshed ceiling protected by a rain fly.
- Room divider creates privacy without feeling cramped.
- Dimensions: 14 x 10 ft (427 x 305 cm).
- Floor area: 140 ft² (13 m²).
- Peak height: 6 ft. 7 in (201 cm).
- Warranty: 1-year limited.
- Packed size (L x D): 46.46 x 10.24 in (118 x 26 cm).
16. Coleman WeatherMaster 10 Person tent
The Coleman WeatherMaster 10 is a summertime cabin-style camping tent. This means it is rather tall, with steep walls, and with a minimal rain fly which covers the ceiling only.
The tent is a nicely built and very livable structure, so you have two doors on the opposite sides and one is the hinged door. The doors are with mesh windows which you can keep partly open even when it is raining because of small awnings above the doors. But you also have several separate meshed windows, and two of them are angled and positioned under the fly, so they can stay open all the time.
You also have ventilation openings close to the floor, and this combined with the ceiling which is completely a mesh will allow for good air circulation, so ventilation should not be an issue with this tent.
The official weather resistance for this tent is only 450 mm due to its PU coating. This may not look much, but this will be completely enough for a normal summertime camping. Note that the floor is a bathtub-style design.
So much mesh on the ceiling and large windows suggest that this tent is not the best option for a cold environment, so use it for summer camping and you will enjoy it.
To set up this tent, it is best to do it with a partner, and this is doable in less than half an hour. Everything is color-coded and this makes the procedure so easy. The weight is 31 lb (14.1 kg) and the floor area is 140 ft² (13 m²).
17. Campvalley 10-Person Instant Cabin Tent
This is a beautifully designed instant tent that you can set up in under 2 minutes. As usual for such tents, the poles are pre-attached to the tent so the setup implies unfolding it and extending the telescoping poles. They are with predesigned length so you will hear a “click” when they lock at the desired length.
The tent is freestanding and the removable rainfly is 68D coated polyester. On the front part, you have huge windows with mesh and panels, and this area converts into a screened room with an awning, as you can see from the picture above. There are two extra poles which you will use for the awning.
I have seen a statement by the seller that the tent is with 16000 – 20000 mm waterproofness rating, and I find this an absurd statement which cannot possibly be taken seriously. You will not find any family camping tent with such a rating. It is disappointing to see such a statement, to say the least.
The tent comes with a room divider so you can effectively transform it into a 2-room space. Note also that you have a gear loft included and an opening for electrical cords. One vent on the narrow side of the tent helps the air circulation.
The ceiling is completely a mesh, and you have the minimal fly for its protection. Huge windows are on all sides, so this is again a nice summer camping tent. Stake it down and do not use in a very windy place, this tent cannot withstand lots of side pressure, but this is the same for most tents given here in the text.
Please see more in this video, the whole procedure is shown from unpacking to setting the tent up:
- Great price, currently only $180. Please check the link for updates.
- 2 doors.
- 2 rooms created by a divider.
- Awning configuration.
- Instant setup.
- Electric cord port.
- Gear loft is included.
- Ground vent for air circulation.
- Weight: 38.6 lb (17.5 kg).
- Dimensions: 14 x 10 ft (427 x 305 cm).
- Floor area: 140 ft² (13 m²).
- Peak height: 7 ft (213 cm).
18. Ozark Trail 10-Person Dark Rest Instant Cabin Tent
Here you have a tent which offers the floor area of 140 ft² (13 m²). The tent is with some exceptional features and the main is its dark rest design. This includes the dark color materials used in its construction, but also zippered panels on the ceiling. These panels can be kept open and you can regulate the amount of daylight in the tent.
The tent is also an instant setup type. So you can pitch this huge structure in less than 2 minutes. The tent is very livable and pleasant, with two doors visible in the picture and with 8 windows. This is a 2-room construction with a removable divider and each of the rooms has its own entrance. Please read more in my full review.
19. Ozark Trail 10 Person 2 Room Straight Wall Family Cabin Tent
This Ozark Trail 10 Person Tent is what its name says, officially declared for 10 people. The area is 140 ft² (13 m²), so it is a bit small for such a number and it is best to disregard the declared capacity.
But this is a pleasant freestanding and very tall structure, and I have included it in my list of very tall tents. The peak height is 86 inches (218 cm). It comes with a removable divider inside so you can create a 2-room structure for some privacy.
There is only one door visible in the picture above, but you have 6 large windows on all the sides, so you have views everywhere around. It also comes with an E-cable port and a great price tag as well.
20. NTK Arizona GT 9 to 10 Person 17.4 by 8 Foot Sport Camping Tent
This is a very interesting design, a tent with 2 rooms and 2 doors, smaller than the other models above but still full of great features.
The tent is a hybrid, something between an extended dome type tent and a tunnel tent. So this is a very long structure, 17.4 ft (5.3 m) and you will need lots of space for it. It is not freestanding, so you have to stake it down to have it fully functional. It weighs 26.45 lb (12 kg) and the floor area is 139 ft² (12.9 m²).
The main room is under the dome created by the two X-shaped poles, and on both sides, you have vestibules and an extra room on one side. The divider between the rooms is with a central vertical zipper.
The entrance doors are on the two opposite narrow sides, and this is something you would typically see in some tunnel tents. But note that the doors are asymmetric by the design. One is D-shaped and on the longer side of the tent, and the other is larger and on the front (narrow) side.
The most important feature which makes it completely different from all other tents here is that this is a fully double-layer tent. So you have the inner tent and a full-coverage fly which goes all the way to the ground. This is really exceptional for the tents of this type and this is what makes it my favorite tent in the group. So this is indeed a true 3-season tent and you can use it in any weather situations.
Note also that the inner tent is not with the usual mesh on the ceiling, but the tent is the tunnel type and you have plenty of ventilation inside. This also implies that it is far better suitable for a relatively cold environment than any other tent in the list. But do not make a mistake, this is certainly not a winter tent.
The fly is with vents, so when it is raining and you keep the front vestibule closed, you can still have ventilation. This front vestibule is with two side zippers so you can extend it and create a shade for sitting outside. You can also roll it up so this is a great design indeed.
On the opposite side, the fly can be rolled up and you will have a screen room to sleep under the stars when the sky is clear. As I mentioned above, in this area the D-shaped door is on the longer side of the tent.
The floor is a tarp-like material, pretty durable and it is bathtub type. This is a heavy-duty anti-fungus seamless polyethylene with an inner silver-coated layer which will keep you dry and protected. The tent body is 190T polyester laminated with polyurethane 2500 mm coating, so these are pretty impressive numbers and features.
The poles are shock-corded fiberglass rods with an improved diameter and double gold-plated ferrules, so this is a material which needs a bit of care.
21. Tahoe Gear Olympia 10-Person 3-Season Family Camping Tent
This Tahoe Gear Olympia 10-Person 3-Season Family Camping Tent is a bit unique extended dome single room structure, and this is because of its floor plan. The tent is slightly extended on the back so this is not a square structure as you might think based on the picture above.
The tent comes with 3 windows, E-cable port, floor vents, fiberglass poles, and a minimal coverage fly which protects the ceiling and gives you unobstructed views around through its windows. Above all, it comes with a great price tag.
You probably want to see some numbers, so the weight is 23 lb (10.4 kg) and overall dimensions 18 x 10.5 ft (549 x 320 cm). The floor area is 120 ft² (11.2 m²). Please follow the link for more.
How to choose
As you see the list is very long, so it may be difficult to choose. Here are a few tips that might guide you.
Protection: If you need a tent in an environment with lots of rain, go for construction with a large fly, or full-coverage if possible. The same holds if this is about a windy environment, in such a case also go for a lower and aerodynamic structure.
Setup time: There are instant tents here and those are perfect if you change the place frequently. Some of the tents are framed structures, so this is not a type you would want if you are moving from place to place.
Capacity: All of them are with the same declared capacity and they can accommodate 10 people. This means you can put 10 sleeping pads on the floor. However, there are big differences regarding the comfort/space they offer. So it is best to check the actual size before you decide.
Extra features: I would stress here the following:
- Dark-rest design. This is indeed nice to have because it allows you to sleep longer in the morning and also to take a nap during the day.
- Awning configuration: Such a feature extends the inner space, so you have a pleasant area to sit under the shade.
- Screen rooms: There are different designs regarding the level of protection. In any case, they offer at least a shade and protection from flying insects.
Purpose: This is related to the protection mentioned above. Most of the tents here are for summer camping or 2-season camping. But there are a few that are for 3 seasons and for all seasons. This depends on the construction and the materials used. This also determines the price, so the difference can be drastic.
So this was my list of the best 10-person camping tents for families and groups, some with truly unique and great features, and most of them with really affordable and reasonable prices. The list will be updated whenever I find a tent worth adding here. This is why you might want to bookmark this text and check occasionally.
Thank you for reading. If you still do not see a tent for you, please look around, this site is only about large family camping tents and I am sure you will find something for you. For example, you can see a list of great 8-person tents in this text and also this list with best 9-person camping tents.
Please use the comment box below in the case of comments or questions. I wish you a nice day.