Here you have my list of best 3 Room Family Camping Tents for 2018, all very different in price, style, and design, so you have plenty of options to choose. Please keep reading.
My list of best 3 room tents for family camping
The tents in the list below are ordered by the protected floor area, from smaller to larger. As you realize the declared capacity doesn’t always imply a big area; the de second in the list is a 12-person tent and yet it is smaller than the third tent which is a 6-person capacity tent.
From the text below you will realize that the list includes the following types of tents:
- Dome-style tents. Here you have the Coleman Red Canyon 8, and Ozark Trail 10 tent.
- Tunnel-type tents – the Crua Loj 6 tent and the Vango Capri tent and a few more.
- The other tents are cabin-style.
- Some of the cabin tents are also instant tents, see the Core 12, Ozark Trail 15, and the Ozark Trail 16 x 16 tent.
- Some tents are freestanding (practically all cabin tents), and some are non-freestanding (the dome-style tents and the Crua Loj tent). The dome tents are not freestanding because of the extended sections on the sides of the main dome.
- Most of the tents here, with the exception of the Crua Loj tent and the Vango tents, are summer-camping tents and I would not put them to a very harsh test. Those are 1 – 2 seasons tents, e.g., to be used in summer, late spring, and early autumn. They all have mesh on the ceiling and huge windows, and such structures do not keep the warmth. So use them in mild and relatively warm weather conditions and don’t be fooled with texts where you see them described as 3-season tents.
- The Crua Loj 6 tent is the only insulated tent in the list. This is a structure beyond comparison in many ways.
- Inflatable tents. So these are without any metal pools, see the Moose 6 Tent as an example, but there are more of them in the list.
1. Coleman Rocky Mountain 5 Plus Tent
The Rocky Mountain 5 Plus is with the declared capacity of 5 people so a relatively small tent, but it offers 120.5 ft² (11.2 m²) of the area and this means 24.1 ft² (2.24 m²) per person. The tent is a tunnel type with a living room on the front and two sleeping rooms behind.
This is also a tent with blackout technology (also known as the dark rest, or lights out, or dark room). So it blocks 99% of the daylight in the sleeping zone.
You have 4 PVC windows and the tent is fully enclosed and with an impressive waterproof rating of 4500 mm. This is a very reliable camping tent suitable for any weather conditions in a 3-season use. Please read more in my detailed review.
2. Skandika Weatherproof Tonsberg Unisex Outdoor Dome Tent
This Tonsberg tent is a 5-person tent and a very generous 3-room structure with a large living area and two sleeping units with a removable divider. It offers no less than 135.6 ft² (12.6 m²) of the floor area, and you have 3 entry doors to the living area, plus 2 inner doors to the sleeping area. The tent comes with a pleasant awning design and with two poles for such a purpose.
It is very tall with 86.6 inches (220 cm) of the peak height and I have included it in my list of very tall tents. There is some confusion about the name, I use it as suggested by the manufacturer so the word dome is in the title. In fact, this is a very typical cabin-style tent with straight walls.
The tent is a bit heavy, 33.07 lb (15 kg), but this is expected from such a tall structure and its 8 steel poles and several fiberglass poles. Note that the floor is fully sewn-in and the waterproof rating is 4000 mm for the fly and 2000 mm for the rest.
3. Newdora 12 People Straight Wall Cabin Tent
This tent is quite small for the declared number of 12 participants, but it has some great features. So this is a cabin-style tent of a particular type, with a large screen area, so it is in the group of screened tents as well. The screened area is completely floored, so this is yet another fully functional room, and the tent has 3 rooms in total.
The other features include an awning-style configuration created by the front panel of the screen room, and with the help of additional poles that are included in the package. But one of the best features of this tent is its great packed size, so you have it nicely packed in a bag which is 20.4 x 7.8 inches (52 x 20 cm).
The tent is freestanding, and the total area is 13.2 m². It is described in detail in my separate review, so please follow the link below.
Some key features
- Price: $260, check the link for updates.
- Great packed size.
- 3 rooms & 3 doors.
- A screened fully floored sitting area.
- Gear loft included.
- Awning configuration.
- Bathtub floor.
4. MOOSE OUTDOORS 6 Person Inflatable Family Tent
This is a very comfortable option for 6 people. It is divided in three separate units, two sleeping rooms on the two sides and one central sitting room. The tent provides 25 ft² (2.3 m²) per person.
So from the title you realize this tent is without metal poles, you have air beams instead, plus the included pump. One person can set it up in around 7 minutes.
The waterproof rating for this tent is in the rank of winter tents, you have 3000 mm here. So this is a very reliable 3-season tent, more suitable for a cooler environment. This is because of its design which is without mesh; note that the windows are solid translucent PVC structures.
Some key features
- Price: $530.
- Air beams instead of classic poles.
- Very easy setup.
- Plenty of space for 6 people.
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 20 x 7.5 ft (237 x 91 in; 600 x 230 cm).
- Floor area: 150 ft² (13.8 m²).
5. Semoo Water Resistant 9-Person 3-Room Family Tent
This is an incredibly affordable tent and this is the main reason for adding it to this list. As of the moment of writing this text its Amazon price is around $120. So imagine this price for a structure which offers 148 ft² (13.8 m²) in its three separate rooms.
This is a nice summer camping tent with 4 doors, the central room has two and each of the side rooms has its own entrance. You see some of them in the picture above.
The tent is with the declared capacity of 9 people, but this is unrealistic for real camping. It is perfect for two couples or for a family with up to 2 or 3 kids.
I stress that this is a summer camping tent, the waterproof rating is quite modest but you will not need more for such a purpose. Please read more in my detailed review.
6. Vango Omega 500XL Tent
This Omega 500 XL tent offers 151 ft² (14 m²) of the area in its 3 rooms which consist of 2 sleeping units separated by a divider, plus a large living room. In view of its declared 5-people capacity, this is a really luxurious option for camping.
The tent is with two huge doors which you can see in the picture above, and two PVC windows. Note that the floor in the living room is detachable, so it is not sewn in. I guess one of the best features of this tent is its impressive waterproof rating. You have 5000 mm in the shell tent and 6000 mm in the floor. This is definitely enough for any weather conditions in a 3-season use. Please see more in my detailed review.
7. Eurohike Rydal 500 Tent
Thus Rydal 500 tent is formally for 5 people only, but it still has 3 rooms and those include a large living room with more than 6 square meters of area, plus a sleeping zone with 2 rooms. So you have 152.4 ft² (14.16 m²) of the total area.
The tent is with the dark rest design, the windows are PVC material and you have two external doors and two inner doors. One of the entry doors allows for an awning configuration.
The waterproof rating is quite good, so you have 2000 mm. The price is very reasonable; as of the moment of writing this text the Amazon price is only $221. Please see more in my detailed review.
8. Vango 5 Person Odyssey Air 500 Tent
This tent is designed for 5 people only, but it still has 3 separate units, one large sitting area and the sleeping area with 2 rooms separated by a divider.
The tent is without metal poles, you have air beams instead. So this is an innovative design with a very easy setup. You also have what they call “lights out” design, the sleeping area is a dark rest area so glare is reduced and you can seel longer in the morning.
The waterproof rating for this tent is impressive, you have 4000 mm here.
- Price: $290.
- Air beam technology.
- “Lights out” design.
- Floor area: 160 ft² (14.88 m²).
- Dimensions (L x W): 183.1 x 126 in (465 x 320 cm).
9. Ozark Trail 11 Person 3 Room Instant Cabin Tent
This is a quite unique design here. The tent is instant and cabin type, but it comes with a bonus front awning. More importantly, you have an extra addition on the back, which is a separate private room which offers lots of privacy.
The main cabin part is with a removable divider, so this is what makes the tent a 3-room design. The setup is very easy, you have telescopic poles so the tent is ready in a couple of minutes.
- Great price, $160.
- Instant setup. Well, almost instant.
- 3 rooms.
- Awning available.
- Electric port.
- Weight: 33 lb (15 kg).
- Dimensions: 14 x 14 ft (4.27 x 4.27 m) – this is only ground size needed for the tent.
- Floor area: 160 ft² (14.9 m²).
10. Vango Woburn 500 Tent
The Woburn 500 is a 5-person tent which is organized in one large living area plus the sleeping zone which is an inner tent within the external shell and where you have two sleeping units. You have here what they call ‘lights out’ design, which is just a different phrase for the dark rest design.
The tent offers 160 ft² (14.9 m²) of the area, and this means 32 ft² (3 m²) per person. So this is plenty of space for a family camping. The tent is with PVC windows which you see in the picture, so this is a rather enclosed design suitable for a cooler environment. The waterproof rating is impressive, so you have 4000 mm for the fly and 10000 mm for the floor. Clearly, this is a reliable structure which will protect you in any weather conditions in a 3-season use. Please read more in my full review.
11. Outwell Nevada 5 Man Privilege Tent
Obviously, the Nevada 5 person tent is here because of its 3-room design. But this is a tent packed with some user-friendly features. It offers 15.16 m² (163.2 ft²) of the fully protected area, and this means 3 m² (32.6 ft²) per person if the tent is used by 5 people. But this is a fully floored construction with a sewn-in and sealed floor, so several more people can sleep in its large living room if necessary.
This is a tunnel-shape design with three main fiberglass poles creating arches and you have tinted PVC windows. There is no mesh here, except on the three doors that are double layer type with mesh and with waterproof panels. So this is a construction that keeps the warmth and it is suitable for cold weather camping.
The waterproof rating is very high so you have 4000 mm for the shell and 10000 mm for the floor. Please read more in my full review.
12. Coleman 8 Person Red Canyon Tent
This is an extended-dome type tent with an impressive floor size of 170 sq ft (15.6 m²), yet it is designed for 8 people so you have almost 2 square meters per person.
Because of the extensions on the two sides, the tent is not freestanding, so you have to stake it down properly to be fully functional. The tent packs down to 25.6 x 11 x 10.2 inches (65 x 28 x 26 cm) so you can transport it even on a motorbike.
There is only one door here, and it is partly protected by the fly so the mesh window on the door can be kept open even when it is raining. There is a ventilation opening close to the floor, and the ceiling is a mesh protected by the fly, so you have good enough air circulation.
- Great price: currently $137, but check the link below.
- Huge area per person.
- Great design.
- 3 rooms.
- Great ventilation.
- Great packed size.
- Not freestanding.
- Bathtub floor.
13. Slumberjack Overland 10 Tent
With many 3-room tents, the dividers are just curtains so you do not have much privacy. But this is not so with the Overland 10 tent, here you have real sewn-in walls.
The tent is designed for hunters, and for such a purpose you have enough space for 10 people, you have 169 ft² (15.7 m²) of the floor area. For family camping, you should downgrade this to a maximum of 6 people. The packed size is really good, only (L x D) 26.5 x 10.25 inches (67 x 26 cm).
This is a tall structure, with 5 double-layer windows, one entry door, and two inner doors. The floor is fully sewn-in and sealed. The tent is the 3-season type, though the waterproof rating is not particularly high, 1200 mm for the shell and 1500 for the floor. The poles are steel and aluminum combination. Please follow the link to read more.
14. Core 12 Person Instant Cabin Tent
This is an instant tent, so the frame is preattached to the tent and all you have to do is to unfold and extend its legs. The tent is also a cabin type as you realize from the picture. More about instant cabin tents you can see in my separate text.
The tent comes with a huge floor area of 180 square feet (16.7 m²) and its peak height is 80 inches (203 cm). As you realize from the picture, huge windows are on all sides and you have a feeling of being at home. There are two doors, on the opposite sides. It comes with a gear loft, and with an electric cable port.
This is a freestanding structure so you can pitch it on any terrain, but it is so boxy and tall so it is best to stake it down whenever possible. The tent is with large vents close to the floor, so ait circulation is guaranteed. All the windows are with waterproof panels for protection and for privacy. The 2 dividers are included so you can create 3 separate rooms inside.
- The current price: $279.
- Incredibly fast 2 minutes setup.
- 3 rooms.
- 2 huge doors with windows.
- 7 separate windows.
- Fits 3 queen size beds.
- 2 large vents close to the floor.
- Electric cable port.
15. Eurohike Rydal 600 Family Tent
This is yet another tent from Eurohike and yet another from their Rydal series. This is a nicely built 3-room tent which offers 181 ft² (16.81 m²) for 6 people. So as you realize, this is a luxurious camping option but really budget friendly because you pay only around $186 (as of the moment of writing this text).
There are two large doors here and two PVC windows, no less than 5 vents are available and around 18 storage pockets at several places in the three rooms. The floor is fully sewn-in and the sleeping rooms have their additional bathtub style floor. The waterproof rating is 2000 mm. Note also that this is a dark rest design. Please read more in my full review.
16. Ozark Trail 10 person tent with screen porch
This tent is formally the largest here with the declared area of 315 ft² (29.3 m²). However, the actual inner area with the three rooms is “only” 21 x 8.5 feet, so this inner area is around 178 square feet (16.6 m²). But you still have a screened front porch here, the only tent with such a feature here.
The tent structure is an extended dome similar to the Coleman Red Canyon 8 tent above. The tent is not freestanding, and it is designed for mild weather conditions and summer camping. Note that the front porch provides protection against flying insects, but here you do not have a floor, and it is not completely protected from the rain. It has its own fly but the mesh sides are only partly protected.
Being a dome structure, the poles are lightweight and flexible, and the tent packs nicely to a bundle of 42 x 8 inches (107 x 20 cm).
- Incredible price, only around $105.
- Huge area; 178 square feet (16.6 m²).
- 3 inner rooms.
- 2 external doors.
- 2 windows + 2 windows on the doors.
- Screen porch.
- Large storage pockets.
- Electric cable port.
- Media sleeve which doubles also as a gear loft.
- Not freestanding.
17. Eurohike Buckingham Elite 6 Tent
This tent offers 181 ft² (16.8 m²) of the inner area in its 3 separate rooms. The inner space is divided into a large central living room plus two side rooms for 3 people each. So the official capacity is 6 people. The sleeping zones are tents within the external shell tent, and they are with the dark rest design.
There are 2 external doors and they are equipped with mesh and with flaps. One of them allows for an awning configuration and you have extra two poles included in the package for this purpose. The other door is with a short brim to drain the rain from the door.
You have numerous storage elements inside, the windows are PVC material and also equipped with shutters for privacy and to reduce glare. This is a luxurious option for family camping, and with its 3000 mm waterproof rating, you should be protected in any weather conditions in a 3-season use. Please see more in my full review.
18. Jet Tent F25DX 10 Person Camping Tent
This tent has all reasons to be in this list; you have a central room and two side rooms, all three nearly the same size. The entry door is on the central room only. There are 7 windows here and the official capacity of this tent is 10 people. The inner floor area is 186 ft² (17.25 m²).
This is also a poly-canvas structure so you have a very breathable material. But this tent offers a full protection in all seasons and it is also suitable for all climates. Only the minimal fly and the floor are synthetic materials.
The tent is semi-instant by construction. Note that it is very heavy, 44 kg, and it is also very expensive. Please follow the link to read more.
19. Vango 6 Person Odyssey Air 600 Tent
This tent has a large sitting area plus a sleeping zone which is a tent within the tent, and this area is a cocoon with a divider, so this is what makes it a 3-room tent. The total floor area is huge so this is a luxurious option for family camping in any weather conditions in a 3-season use.
The tent is more suitable for a cooler environment because you have no mesh here, even the windows are solid PVC material. The inner tent design is such that it belongs also to the group of dark rest tents.
- Price around $320.
- All air beams.
- “Lights out” design.
- Dimensions (L x W): 183.07 x 149.61 in (465 x 380 cm).
- Floor area: 190 ft² (17.67 m²).
20. Ozark Trail 16 x 16-Feet 12-Person 3 Room Instant Cabin Tent
This is a huge structure which needs 16 x 16 feet ground area to set it up. But it may be overlooked that this is not the actual sleeping area. In fact, the tent is L-shaped, so you have three separate cabins of the same size and they provide around 192 square feet (17.8 m²).
But you also have an awning area (see the picture) roughly the size of one of the cabins, and this all together makes it 16 x 16 ft as the name of the tent suggests. This front awning is a great place for relaxing under the shade and it adds lots of value and livability to this tent. This area is very large, roughly 8 x 8 ft (2.4 x 2.4 m²) and covered, and the stuff stored there will be partly protected from the rain.
So this is yet another instant tent here in the list and it is also a cabin style tent. It may sound unbelievable but this tent can be pitched in under 2 minutes. This is because of the pre-attached poles, so just unfold and extend the leg poles.
The tent is obviously freestanding, but stakes are included and don’t miss to use them, such a huge and 208 cm tall structure is not the best thing in a strong wind.
The packed size is not so great, you have 52.4 x 14.2 x 12.6 inches here (133 x 36 x 32 cm), and you need a car for transportation. But this is normal for instant tents because of their telescopic legs and preassembled frame which folds up creating such a bundle.
You have an electric cord port and the tent is also with ground vents that fit air conditioner, this is good to have regardless if you have electricity in the camp or not. Rain fly and carry bag are included of course.
It may be useful to see this tent full with camping stuff, to get some feeling about its area. This may be better than seeing an empty tent, so please see this video by an actual user:
- Very good price, around $222.
- Express setup – under two minutes.
- Three large rooms, each can accommodate a queen size bed.
- 7 windows with mesh and panels.
- 2 external doors.
- Weight: 61 lb (28 kg).
- Peak height: 6’10” (208 cm).
- Bathtub floor.
- Electric cord access.
21. Eurohike Hampton 6 Tent
This great tent offers a total covered area of 230 ft² (21.4 m²) and this includes the porch as well, while the inner area is 192 ft² (17.8 m²). So you have 32 ft² (3 m²) per person in the inner area divided into three separate units.
The tent is with many great features and those include 2 external doors and 2 internal doors, 5 windows, a porch, and an awning configuration, see the picture.
The tent is with a tent within the tent, and the inner fabric is from a darker material so it belongs to the group of the dark rest tents.
You have many storage pockets inside, and the tent is with solid PVC windows. Please see more in my detailed review.
22. Vango Capri 600XL
This is a tent with an Air Beam technology. So instead of classic poles, you have air beams for tent’s support.
The tent is a 3-room design, with two sleeping rooms plus a huge sitting area and a porch. The declared capacity is for 6 people, but the tent offers 18 square meters of the inner floored area. Note that this tent also belongs to the group of dark-rest tents.
Key feature & benefits
- Price around $440.
- Inner area: 194 ft² (18 m²).
- Air Beam technology.
- Dark rest tent.
- 2-external doors.
- Huge and pleasant sitting area.
- Impressive waterproof rating.
- Front porch.
- Huge PVC windows.
- Electric cable port.
- Air pump included.
23. Vango Avington 600XL 6 Man Family Tent
The Avington 600XL is a 3-season family camping which offers 18.2 m² (196 ft²) of the inner floor area, plus a large porch. It is on the list because of its inner structure which is divided into three rooms, so you have a huge living area with 4 PVC windows and 2 entry doors, and the sleeping area which is a tent within the tent and it is divided into two sleeping units, each with its own inner entry door.
The tent is with a huge waterproof rating of 4000 mm so this is a reliable camping tool which will keep you dry regardless of weather conditions. Please read more in my full review.
24. Ozark Trail 20 x 10 Dark Rest Instant Cabin Tent
This Ozark Trail 12 tent is with the declared capacity of 12 people, and its floor area is 200 square feet (18.6 m²). It incorporates several great features which you see already in its name. Obviously, the reason for being here in the list is its 3 rooms created with two removable dividers. But it has much more.
This tent is in the group of dark rest tents, and this implies a dark material used in its construction, plus the dark panels which are zippered underneath the ceiling mesh. With these panels, you can regulate the amount of light in the tent. But you also see in the picture that it comes with skylights on the fly.
Yet another great feature is its instant setup; two people can put it up in 2 minutes. This is due to the frame which is pre-attached to the tent body in the factory. So you just unfold the tent and extend its telescopic legs. Please read more in my detailed review.
25. Ozark Trail 16-Person Tent
Here you have an enormous structure which offers 215 ft² (20 m²) of the floor area in its 3 rooms, and you also have a small porch in front of the main entrance. There are 3 entry doors, one for each of the rooms, and you also have 6 huge windows. In spite of its dimensions, this tent packs nicely to only 28.5 x 14 x 14 in (72 x 36 x 36 cm) so you can transport it even on a motorbike.
There are no less than 20 poles here, fiberglass and metal, yet two people can set this tent up in 20 minutes or so. The tent is cabin type with steep and tall walls, and this is a livable structure in general. The picture above shows the top view without the fly so that you see the structures of the rooms – they include the main hexagonal room and two smaller side rooms.
But the fly is indeed included so you have a full protection. Note that the fly covers only the ceiling, and you have unimpeded views through all those windows. This is a summer camping tent and I would not use it in a cool environment or in areas with lots of rain or wind. Please see more in my detailed review.
26. Vango IRIS 600 XL Tent
This is an impressive tent with its 226 ft² (21 m²) of the floor area that is organized in 3 units which include a huge living room and two sleeping rooms each for 3 people. So the tent is with the declared capacity of 6 people and it offers enough area to accommodate twice as many users.
You have two entry doors and 7 solid PVC windows. The waterproof rating of 4000 mm is such that you will definitely have a full protection in a 3-season use. The floor is fully sewn in, so this is a rather enclosed space and very suitable for a cooler environment. Note also that the sleeping zone is what they call the lights out design, so the daylight is considerably reduced. Please read more in my full review.
27. Texsport Highland 8 Family Camping Cabin Tent
This is a huge tent for the declared 8 people capacity. So the floor dimensions are roughly 16 x 15 feet (4.9 x 4.6 m) and you have 240 ft² (22.3 m²) of the floor area here.
This tent is organized somewhat similar to the Newdora tent above. So you have a large sitting area with huge screen rooms and the inner area is with a removable divider. This creates two inner rooms that can accommodate 2 people each, and 4 people can sleep on the floor in the sitting screened room. Clearly, this tent provides plenty of space for 8 people sleeping on the floor.
The floor is ripstop polyethylene and the walls and the rain fly are a heavy-duty PU coated taffeta. The poles are steel and fiberglass on the roof. The tent is cabin-type so the main steel poles are straight and the peak height is 86 in (218 cm). It is freestanding as well. The packed size is not so bad, but the tent is heavy, no less than 21 kg.
- Current price is $298, please check the link below for updates.
- 2 doors plus 5 windows.
- Huge area, around 2.8 square meters per person.
- Electric access port.
- Packed size: 28.7 x 14.2 x 12.4 in (73 x 36 x 31 cm).
- Weight: 46.4 lb (21 kg).
28. Ozark Trail 15 person instant tent
This huge tent comes with sewn-in dividers between the rooms so this is a design that offers the maximum privacy for a tent. It is an instant tent, cabin type as you see from the picture, and it is freestanding. It is designed for 15 people sleeping on the floor, and this is indeed so because it offers 1.55 m² per person and it can definitely accommodate this number of users. The tent is described in detail in my separate review, see the link below.
Key feature & benefits
- Great price, around $195.
- Floor area: 250 ft² (23.2 m²).
- Instant setup, in 2 minutes.
- 3 separate rooms with sewn-in dividing walls.
- 2 double-wide external doors.
- 2 inner doors.
- Awning included.
- 6 + 2 huge wind0ws.
- 2 floor vents.
- 2 electric cord ports.
- Numerous storage pockets.
29. Tahoe Gear Ozark 3-Season 16 Person Large Family Cabin Tent
This Tahoe Gear Ozark tent is a cabin style and freestanding structure, but you should not miss to stake it down. It offers the floor area of 253 square feet (23.5 m²). When you compare it with the Texsport tent above, you realize that the declared 16 people capacity implies that there is not much room left if you have them all sleeping on the floor. So I would downgrade its capacity quite dramatically, to maximum 10 people.
The floor plan is similar to the Texsport and the Newdora tents. So here again you have a very large main room which is a sort of sitting area with huge windows and 2 large doors, and the inner area is with a removable divider so you can create two additional smaller rooms. This total inner area is nearly the same surface as the front room.
Note that the whole area is floored so there is no difference between the rooms. The windows are all with mesh and with panels for protection. When you see this tent from inside you have a really great feeling of space and comfort.
The tent body is a durable 1200 mm polyester and the same material is also in the fly, while the floor is polyethylene. So these are good materials and a very reasonable waterproofness rating. The packed size of this tent is really good, see the numbers below.
Here is a video from users, with all the camp stuff inside, you will see how they organized the space, please have a look:
- The price: $270, please check the link below for updates.
- Dimensions (L x W): 16.4 x 15.42 ft (5 x 4.7 m).
- Weight: 47.3 lb (21.5 kg).
- Packed size: 30.1 x 13.6 x 11.8 in (76 x 35 x 30 cm).
- Peak height: 7.23 ft (220 cm).
- 2 vent openings above the floor.
30. Crua Loj 6 Person Thermo Insulated Waterproof Family Tent
This tent is presented in detail in my separate review, and it has so many features that giving just a few here would be a pity. But I still give the most important of them below. As you realize, this is the heaviest, the bulkiest, the priciest, the most durable, and the largest of all tents in the list.
This is the only tent with insulation, and it is hard to find any tent on the market, in any category, which would be even a remote match for this system. So this is a 4-season tent in the true sense, it has an inner cocoon which you would use in winter conditions; in the summertime, you would use only the waterproof tent shell.
In any case, see some of its features below and if you feel impressed, please follow the link to my full review.
- The most expensive here, around $2200.
- Enormous size and comfort for 6 people, in total 300 ft² (28 m²).
- 3-room tent + porch with vestibule and awning.
- 3 external doors.
- Steel construction.
- Thermally insulated with the R-value 4.
- All breathable materials.
- Insulating carpet included.
- Footprint included.
- 6 windows.
- 7 vents on the fly.
So this was my list of best 3 room family camping tents for 2018. All these tents are very popular and currently available on the market. But some new great models may appear during the year and they will be added here for sure. So stay tuned, bookmark this page and do come back again to check.
The issue of capacity
Now, how to choose? I would stress first the following which holds for most of the 3 room tents for camping given here: ignore the declared capacity. In most cases, it simply makes no sense, and you can see this in the case of the Newdora 12 tent, which is a great tool but definitely not big enough for so many users.
The same holds for the Tahoe Gear Ozark 16 tent which is only 1 square meter larger than the Texsport 8 tent. Yet the former is apparently for 16 people while the latter is a luxurious option for 8 users.
The point is, look at the actual floor area, plus some storage area if it is available (like a porch, an awning, or a vestibule). This will tell you how much space you really have per user.
Take as an example the Core 12 person tent above. It has enough space for 12 people to sleep on the floor. But where are they going to put their camping stuff, boots, and shoes, etc? So it is best to downgrade this tent to 8 people or even less.
But there are positive examples as well. The Crua Loj 6 tent has far more space than needed for the declared 6-people capacity. In fact, it can easily accommodate 12 people, and you have a porch plus. The same holds for the Vango Capri 6 tent and the Vango Odyssey tent. See the Moose 6 tent with lots of space.
The issue of setup time
If you are on a cross-country tour with your friends or family members, you will probably be pitching the tent every evening. So you will need something that is easy to set up. Clearly, your choice should be some of the instant tents above, like the Core 12, Ozark 15, or the Ozark Trail 16 x 16. But this will depend on the number of users, and also it may be of importance that the former is a more compact structure that needs less ground area.
But if you are going to stay a longer time in the same place, then take the largest possible options, with porch or awning configurations. You have a few such options above.
Is the price an issue
There are big differences in the prices here, so it makes sense of choosing carefully. But in general, those are really affordable tents except the Crua Loj tent. The true champion is the Ozark Trail 10. It is only $105 at the moment of writing this text, and it is 22 times cheaper than the Crua Loj 6 tent.
Are they 3 seasons tents or not
This I already pointed out above, so here just to add the following. If you want a true 3-season tent or a 3-season-plus tent, either of the following applies:
- The Crua Loj 6 tent is a true 4-season tent, you can use it anywhere, literally. So it is very much suitable for the 3-season use as well. But it costs a lot.
- The Vango Capri 600XL is a very reliable 3-season tent, with an impressive waterproof rating, so you can definitely rely on it. The same is with the Vango Odyssey 600 tent, the Moose 6 tent, and Vango Odyssey 500 tent, and a few more.
- But most of them are for summer camping.
Thank you for reading. There are many tents described in this site, it is all about large family camping tents, so please just look around if you need something different. Check also my lists with 4-room tents and 5-room tents.
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