What would be the best 6 person family camping tent for the coming season? Here I argue that there is no way to make a unique ranking list, there are various types that cannot be compared and this is in particular in this 6-person size range which includes so many different types of tents.
What types of tents you can expect
If you look around on this site, you will realize that this particular group of 6-person family camping tents includes a plethora of very different designs. These include:
- Dome-type tents.
- Extended dome type tents.
- Instant tents.
- Cabin-type tents.
- Instant cabin type tents.
- Tunnel-shaped tents.
- Teepee tents.
- Screened tents. These include either a floorless screened porch or a floored screened room.
- 3-room tents.
- 2-room rents.
- Single room tents.
- Air-beam tents. These tents have been around for some time already, but this industry has been growing recently.
- Winter or cold weather tents. The meaning should be obvious.
- Insulated tents. This is a special sort, designed both for cold weather and for ordinary 3-season use.
- Dark rest tents. This is a new trend in the family camping tents industry.
- Tents designed for a wood stove. Yes, you are reading correctly, and you will see the best example of this type below.
The meaning of many of these types should be obvious, but you can read more about the cabin-type tents in my separate text. The instant cabin tents are described in this text. As for the best instant tents, you can see this long list of great models in various sizes. About dark rest tents, you see more in this text, and about screened tents, you can see more here.
So all these models are presented here. You will see that some of the tents include several of these features. For example, you can have an instant cabin tent with 2 rooms, which therefore includes the three of the features mentioned above. Or you can have an extended dome tent with 2 rooms, so again three features in one tent.
There is an incredible diversity here also regarding the prices. It sounds incredible but the most expensive tent in the list is around 27 times more expensive than the most affordable tent.
The list below includes the tents ordered by the inner floor area, from the largest to the smallest.
My list of best 6 person tents for camping
1. Skandika Gotland Six Man Family Tent
It is best to start with the area of this Skandika Gotland Six Man Family Tent to realize why it is here and in such a position in the list. So this tent offers 262 ft² (24.3 m²) of a fully protected space organized in 3 separate rooms.
This is a tall and pleasant tunnel-type construction with an impressive waterproof rating, with 3 large doors and an awning configuration shown in the picture. The poles are fiberglass and the tent is heavy with its 47.8 lb (21.7 kg) of weight but this is normal for such a size.
2. Crua Loj 6 Person Thermo Insulated Waterproof Family Tent
This incredible tunnel-shape tent offers no less than 235 ft² (22 m²) of the inner area, and the total protected area with the porch included is 300 ft² (28 m²). The tent is insulated, with a unique internal cocoon room that offers enough space for 6 people. But you also have a huge sitting room, completely floored, and the mentioned porch and vestibule in front of the tent.
This is a 3-room tent built from breathable materials, fully waterproof, and with an impressive waterproof rating. I have included it also in my text about dark rest tents because of its unique inner room, which is also soundproof. This tent offers full protection in all seasons, and it works equally well in a cold environment and for summer camping.
- Total protected area: 300 ft² (28 m²).
- Enormous size and comfort.
- 3-room tent + porch with vestibule and awning.
- 3 external doors.
- All-Steel construction.
- Thermally insulated, R-value 4.
- Dark rest tent.
- All breathable materials.
- 7 vents on the fly.
- Footprint included.
3. Coleman Air Valdes 6XL Tent
Here you have an enormous structure with no less than 230 ft² (21.44 m²) of the inner floor area, plus the porch with 113.7 ft² (10.56 m²). As the name suggests, this is a tent with inflatable beams, though you also have 2 classic poles on the porch as you see from the picture.
The tent has 4 rooms and three of them are sleeping rooms with blackout design so 99% of the daylight is blocked. Such a design allows for climate control and the tent is cooler during the day.
You have an impressive waterproof rating here of 4500 mm, so the tent is suitable for any weather conditions in a 3-season use. There are 4 PVC windows and they are also equipped with shutters from inside. There are 3 doors, and one of them is the hinged door. Please read more in my detailed review.
4. Outwell Hartsdale 6PA Prime Air 6 Man 3 Room Inflatable Tunnel Tent
This great tent has a floored area of 220.3 ft² (20.46 m²) organized into 3 rooms, plus a porch with 37.7 ft² (3.5 m²) of the area visible in the picture. So this is a camping castle for 6 users. No doubt it can accommodate far more users, but this is its official capacity.
The inner rooms of this tent are built from a dark material so it belongs to the group of dark-rest tents. This is also an inflatable tent, with air beams instead of classic poles, and this is why it is included in my list of best inflatable tents.
You have 2 external doors, plus inner doors with magnetic closure. Note also that it is equipped with solid tinted windows. The tent weighs 63.3 lb (28.7 kg), and its overall dimensions are 18.5 x 17.4 ft (565 x 530 cm).
5. Vango Purbeck Tent 600
This Vango Purbeck Tent 600 is with an official capacity of 6 people, and imagine how impressive this is when you have 5 rooms. The area is incredibly large, it offers 208.6 ft² (19.38 m²) in the floored area plus 70 ft² (6.5 m²) under the porch. This is why it is also in my list of extra large family camping tents.
The tent has 6 + 2 solid windows. There are 2 external plus 4 inner doors. This is a tunnel tent with a huge waterproof rating, suitable for almost all seasons. The weight is 49.6 lb (22.5 kg)
6. Vango Avington 600XL 6 Man Family Tent
This tent offers 18.2 m² (196 ft²) of the inner floor and this would be reason enough to have it here in the list. But this huge area is not all, you still have a large porch extra. The tent is also dark rest type, which means that the inner area is from a dark material to reduce the daylight.
The tent is a 3-room type and this includes a large living room with 4 PVC windows and 2 entry doors, plus a sleeping area divided into two sleeping rooms. You have an impressive waterproof rating of 4000 mm, so the tent will keep you dry in any weather conditions. Please read more in my full review.
7. Vango Capri 600XL Tent – Air Beam Tent
The Vango Capri 600XL is a tunnel-type tent with air beams instead of the classic poles. Only the front porch pole is the metal pole. You have a pump included in the package and you will set it up in a couple of minutes.
This is a very comfortable option for family camping in a cooler environment. So you have 3 rooms in total, and those include 2 small sleeping rooms plus a huge sitting area. As you see from the picture, you also have a huge porch for sitting and for cooking.
The inner sitting area of this tent is so huge that it can easily accommodate 12 people, although its declared capacity is 6 people. The sleeping area of this tent is with an extra inner layer, so it acts as a cocoon and it makes the interior darker than the normal tent. This is the reason for including it in my list of dark rest tents.
Note that this tent comes with an impressive waterproof rating, so this is a very reliable option for wet areas with lots of rain. No surprise, this tent is manufactured by a brand from Scotland.
- Inner area: 194 ft² (18 m²).
- Porch area: 41 ft² (3.8 m²).
- Air Beam technology.
- This is also a dark rest tent.
- 3-room tent.
- Huge and pleasant sitting area.
- Impressive waterproof rating.
- Front porch.
- Huge PVC windows.
8. Eurohike Buckingham 6 Man Tent
This Buckingham 6 person tent offers no less than 192 ft² (17.85 m²) of the inner floor area, which means 32 ft² (3 m²) per person. So this is an incredibly luxurious option for family camping.
The inner area is organized into 4 different units. You have a central living area with two entry doors, and on the two sides, you have 3 sleeping rooms, each designed for two people. So this is a tent for families with up to 4 kids, or for 3 couples, and for groups of course.
The sleeping units are tents within the tent and they are all removable. When you remove one of them, you get an extra door on one of the two narrow sides, and here you can create a large awning. Note that both side doors also allow for awning configurations, and one of them is shown in the picture. So this is a very versatile and functional tent. Please see more in my detailed review.
9. Eurohike Hampton 6 Tent
This tent is with an inner area of 192 ft² (17.8 m²), and you also have a porch with another 41 ft² (3.8 m²). So here you have a luxurious option for family camping. The tent is organized in 3 separate rooms, a large living area plus two sleeping units with a dark rest design.
The waterproof rating of 3000 mm is such that you have full protection in a 3-season use. The tent is with 2 external doors both with mesh and panel and with 2 inner doors. All 5 windows are solid PVC material plus blinds for privacy.
It allows for the awning configuration which you see in the picture, there are two steel poles in the package for this purpose only. Please read more in my full review.
10. Crua Core Dome 6 Person Tent
This is a unique tent in the group. This is an air beam tent dome-shaped and this is one of its unique features. It offers 192 ft² (17.8 m²) of the inner floor area, but this is not all. You also have a porch which adds 67 ft² (6.25 m²) of the protected space. This is also the tallest tent here with a 7.5 ft (229 cm) peak height.
The Core 6 can be used in a combination which they call the Crua Clan that includes also the Cocoon Insulated tents and the Duo tents.
The waterproof rating is impressive 5000 mm so with such a tent you are safe in any weather conditions in a 3-season use. Please read more in my full review.
11. Vango Odyssey Air 600 Tent
This is an air beam tent without any metal pole, and it provides a huge floor area of 190 ft² (17.67 m²). This is also a dark rest tent, so the inner area is designed to make the interior darker and you can sleep longer in the morning.
This is a structure with two separate parts, a huge sitting area, and a sleeping area. The latter is a tent within the tent, and it is with a divider, so effectively you have a 3-room camping tent here. The waterproof rating of the tent is impressive and this is a very reliable 3-season camping tool.
- No metal poles – all air beams.
- Easy setup.
- Very reliable and great weather protection.
- “Lights out” design.
- Weight: 38.6 lb (17.5 kg).
- Dimensions (L x W): 183.07 x 149.61 in (465 x 380 cm).
- Floor area: 190 ft² (17.67 m²).
12. Outwell Woodburg 6A Air Tent
This Outwell Woodburg 6A Air Tent is a 6-person tent and this is why it is here. It offers a total floored area of 161.6 + 27.8 ft² (15.01 + 2.58 m²) and 52 ft² (4.83 m²) of the floorless porch area. This is also a tent with air beams, and it has 4 rooms in total, plus the mentioned porch. So I have plenty of reasons to include it also in my list of best tents with 4 rooms.
The tent is tunnel-type with a huge waterproof rating for full protection from the elements. It includes 6 windows plus 2 external doors with 2 windows, there are also 6 inner doors, and many storage pouches. The tent weighs 54.7 lb (24.8 kg).
13. Crua Cottage Premium Quality 4-6 Person Family Tent
So you see from the official name of this tent that they describe it as a 4-6 person tent, but the floor area is 188 ft² (17.5 m²), plus the area in what they call the Sun Room where you have 67.3 ft² (6.25 m²). It has three rooms with a sewn-in and sealed floor plus the mentioned Sun Room that is without floor but fully functional as a room. It has also a porch.
The sleeping rooms are insulated, this is why I have included it also in my list of best insulated tents. These same rooms are also dark rest rooms because the light is completely blocked, and I have added it to my list of best dark-rest tents.
The tent has features of a cabin-type and a tunnel-type tent, and it is with a peak height of 8.2 ft (250 cm). So it is included in my list of very tall family camping tents. This is also one great example of poly-cotton tents, breathable and waterproof. All in all, this is a tent for all seasons and all climates. The weight is 172 lb (78 kg).
14. Coleman Tent Cook 6 Person
This tent is here because of its declared 6-person capacity. But it offers 184 ft² (17.1 m²) of the inner area in its 4 rooms. So this is a huge camping tent with lots if comfort. I have included it also in my list of best 4 room tents.
The tent has 3 doors, PVC windows, and a huge waterproof rating, and because of such a structure, it is also in my list of tents for cold weather camping. The floor is fully sewn-in, and it comes with an E-cable port. It is a very typical tunnel tent, and the poles are fiberglass.
15. Eurohike Buckingham Elite 6 Tent
This tent comes with several great features and with a huge floor area of 181 ft² (16.8 m²). You have 3 separate rooms; the inner area is organized into a large central living room plus two side rooms which have a place for 3 people each. So the official capacity is 6 people but it offers far more space than you need.
Note also that the sleeping zones are tents within the tent, and they are built from a darker material to reduce glare, so the tent belongs to the group of dark rest tents.
There are two entry doors and they are with mesh and with flaps, and on one of them, you can create an awning. The poles for this are included.
The windows are PVC material and they are also with blinds for privacy and to reduce glare. The 3000 mm waterproof rating should be good enough for any weather conditions in a 3-season use. Please see my full review.
16. Eurohike Rydal 600 Family Tent
The Rydal 600 is a nicely designed and budget-friendly tent with no less than 3 rooms. You have a large living room plus two sleeping rooms separated by a divider, and this sleeping area is a tent within the external shell tent.
You have 181 ft² (16.8 m²) of the area here, so you realize how luxurious this is for 6 people. But the tent has much more. This is also the dark rest design, and the glare in the sleeping zone is reduced. The tent is with two gigantic doors and it has two PVC windows that are equipped with shutters to reduce glare.
There are many small details that make this tent very livable. You have around 18 pockets for storage of your stuff, there is an electric cable port, lantern hanging points are in every room, and much more. Please read more in my detailed review.
17. Coleman WeatherMaster 6 Person Screened Tent
So why is this tent in the list? As the name suggests, this is a screened tent, and this is the only tent of this type here. At the same time, this great tent offers far more covered space than any other tent presented here. So you have in total 9.2 + 6.7 m² in the main room and in the screened room.
This is also the only tent in the list with a hinged door. The tent is basically the cabin type, with very steep and high walls, the peak height is 80 in inches (203 cm). The poles are very strong 19 mm thick steel. All in all, this is an incredibly livable summertime family camping tent.
- Total protected space 15.9 m².
- Great and very large screen room.
- Large sleeping floor area, 1.5 square meters per person.
- This is a 2-room tent – the main room plus the screen room.
- Many large windows on all sides.
- Hinged door.
- Great price, only around $220 at the moment of writing this text. Please follow the link for updates.
18. Coleman Ridgeline 6 Person Tent
This Coleman Ridgeline 6 Person Tent is really nicely designed and it offers an area of 144 ft² (13.4 m²). The picture above shows that this is an extended dome type with extensions on the sides that look like tunnel-type structures.
So you have 3 rooms here. There are inner tents on the sides within the shell tent, each with a capacity for 3 people. The central area is with a removable linked-in type floor.
The tent is suitable for 3-season camping, you have a high waterproof rating and the poles are fiberglass. There are 2 doors and several solid windows. It allows for an awning configuration with included poles, see the picture. This is a very affordable tent.
19. Robens Cabin 600 Adventure 6 Man Tunnel Tent
This Robens Cabin tent is with a declared capacity of 6 people. The area is 137 ft² (12.7 m²) so this is more than enough for such a number of users, and in fact, it can accommodate at least two people more.
The word Cabin in the name may be confusing because this is a true tunnel tent. I have added it to my list of best tunnel tents. The poles are aluminum with 16 mm diameter so this is a very strong construction. The tent weighs 34.4 lb (15.6 kg).
This is a 4-season tent. The waterproof rating is 5000 mm for the fly and 10000 mm for the floor, but the inner tents have their additional floors so the combined waterproof rating in this part is 13000 mm. It is tested for winds of up to 110 km/h, you have a fully sewn-in floor and 4 solid PVC windows. All vents and openings can be closed which is why I have added it to my list of tents for cold weather camping. But it also has numerous vents and the huge door is with one mesh layer so you can use it also for warm-weather camping.
The tent is with 3 rooms, a living room plus an inner area with two sleeping rooms separated by a zippered divider. This sleeping area includes two tents within the external shell tent. You can remove one of them or both if you wish and you can have a 2-room or a single-room structure.
20. WHITEDUCK Regatta Canvas Bell Tent Premium
This WHITEDUCK Regatta Canvas Bell Tent Premium is officially for 6 people and for this you have a large area of 132.7 ft² (12.6 m²). It comes with an integrated pipe jack, and it is included in my list of tents with a stove pipe. It is also a breathable and waterproof 100% cotton canvas tent suitable for all seasons. It comes with a sewn-in floor and 3 windows.
The tent is also nicely ventilated with 4 vents, and it is very high, so this is why I have added it to my list of very tall tents. You have an E-cable port included. It weighs 66 lb (30 kg) and the diameter is 13 ft (400 cm).
21. Marmot Guest House 6-Person Tent
This tent is a luxurious option for 6 people with the inner area which is 129.3 ft² (12.1 m²) and with 3 vestibules so the total covered area is 163.3 ft² (15.3 m²).
The tent an extended dome by construction and offers 4 doors and 2 rooms. It is also very tall with a peak height of 76 inches (193 cm), and with many storage pockets, so this is a pleasant structure.
The poles are top quality DAC aluminum and the fly is with 1500 mm waterproof rating. The floor is with a 2000 mm rating. There are vents on the fly. I have included it also in my list of best tents with full fly.
22. Robens Klondike Tent
This Robens Klondike is a very exceptional tent in many ways. I have included it also in my list of tents for cold weather but this is also a true 4-season tent. You should know that it comes with an integrated stovepipe port on the top. It is also equipped with a floor zipper which you can unzip and roll the floor party to the side when you put a stove inside.
But you can remove the floor as a whole, it has yet another zipper that runs along the perimeter and it creates a bathtub structure. This means you can use the tent as a canopy only. There are 3 floor vents or windows and they are with mesh and canvas. But you also have 2 top vents with an integrated pulley system and you can open and close them from inside.
The peak height is 106.3 inches (2.7 m) and I have included it in my list of very tall tents for camping. The fabric is a blend of polyester and cotton, a waterproof material, but they did not use any coating so the tent is breathable. It is in the list here because of its declared capacity of 6 people and you have 127 ft² (11.8 m²) of the floor area.
23. ALPS Mountaineering Camp Creek Two-Room Tent
The Camp Creek Two Room tent is the larger 2-room version from the Camp Creek series which also includes a single room 6-person tent. So here you have more space and the tent is organized in two rooms each with its own entry door. This is a pleasant and very tall structure with a peak height of 84 inches (213 cm) and with many windows on all sides.
The floor area is 120 ft² (11.16 m²). The tent is with a decent waterproof rating of 1500 mm, and all materials are durable. The structure is cabin type as you realize from the picture so the tent is best used for summer camping.
24. Jack Wolfskin Great Divide RT Tent
This Jack Wolfskin Great Divide RT Tent is with an area of around 118 ft² (11 m²) and officially the tent is for 6 people. You have a 3-room structure that includes two inner tents plus a central living room. This is why I have included it also to my list of best 3-room tents.
This is a 3-season tent with aluminum poles and with a huge waterproof rating for full protection in all weather conditions. It is built as a tunnel type and it is nicely ventilated with its 5 vents. There are 3 doors and 4 windows, and the tent weighs 28.2 lb (12.8 kg).
25. Snow Peak Land Lock 6 Person Tent
The inner tent area which you have here is around 118 ft² (11 m²) but the total covered area is huge, it is around 270 ft² (25 m²). This impressive tent is a tunnel type but it is freestanding. It comes with 4 large entry doors, 2 inner doors, 2 awnings, 6 windows, and this is a 2-room structure.
I have included it in the list of cold-weather tents for camping but the truth is that it is more than that, this is a 4-season tent. The poles are strong aluminum and the waterproof rating is in the range of 1800 mm and 3000 mm. The inner tent under the shell is with all closed areas so you have complete protection.
This is an impressive construction and a modular design that you can use also for family events at home. In such a case you simply detach the inner tent and you have a great shelter in the garden. Please follow the link for much more.
26. GigaTent Six Person Family Tent
This GigaTent Six Person Family Tent is a 2-room freestanding cabin style family camping tent with 2 doors and 2 rooms. You have 5 windows in total and the tent is very tall with its 84 inches (213 cm) peak height. So this is a very pleasant construction.
The poles are a combination of steel and fiberglass poles, and the waterproof rating is such that it is best suited for 2 season camping. The weight is 29 lb (13.2 kg) and the total area is 112 ft² (10.4 m²). Please follow the link for more.
27. GEERTOP 4-6 Person Teepee Tent
This GEERTOP 4-6 Person Teepee Tent offers an area of 107 ft² (9.9 m²) so this is quite enough for its declared capacity and it deserves to be here in the list.
But it deserves it also because of its unique features. As you realize from the name, this is a teepee-type tent but with a modern design. So this is a nicely built two-wall tent with a full-coverage fly. Note that this is a polycotton fabric, a blend of cotton and polyester. So I have all the good reasons to include it also in my list of best canvas tents.
This is a single-pole construction with a fully sealed floor, and with a footprint included. The waterproof rating for the fly is 2000 mm. The tent weighs 14.2 lb (6.45 kg) so it is surprisingly lightweight.
28. ALPS Mountaineering Meramac 6 ZF Tent
This ALPS Mountaineering Meramac 6 ZF Tent is a freestanding structure and very easy to use. You have only two main poles plus a ridge pole. The fly is partial coverage type so this allows for windows and you have them two. There are two symmetric doors as well, one with its window is visible in the picture above.
They use a very durable fabric here, so you have a fly which is 75D 185T polyester and with a 1500 mm waterproof rating. The floor is extremely thick 210D 110T nylon Oxford with 1500 mm multi-pass urethane coating. The poles are fiberglass.
The weight is 16 lb 14 oz (7.65 kg) and the area is 100 ft² (9.3 m²). The tent is 72 inches (183 cm) high.
29. Bushtec Adventure Nomad 6 Person Bow Tent
This tent is with an official capacity of 6 people and for this you have a floor area of 100 ft² (9.3 m²). This is an incredibly reliable but simple dome structure, a canvas tent for all climates and all weather conditions, a true 4-season tent. I have included it also in my lists of best dome tents and cold weather tents for camping.
The tent is a breathable canvas structure with a spring steel frame. It has 2 windows with mesh and panels on the sides, and a large door with the same double-layer design. The tent is very tall and it weighs 18 lb (8.2 kg),
30. Coleman 6 Person Sundome Tent
This is the most affordable of all tents in the list and this is the main reason for having it here. As of the moment of writing this text, its price is from $63 and up, so follow the link below to see more. This tent is with a partial-coverage fly which protects mainly the ceiling. So you do not have vestibules, but you still have a lot of the inner space.
This tent is for very mild summer weather conditions and I would not use it if you expect a lot of rain; see the models above if this is the case. The setup is very easy, typical for the dome-style tent, so you have only two main poles here, plus a short ridge pole that creates small awnings on the front and on the back.
Note that the tent has windows, and due to the awnings, they can be kept open all the time. So you will not have condensation issues with this tent.
- Total protected space 9.3 m².
- Incredibly affordable.
- Very lightweight.
- Very easy setup.
- Floor ventilation opening.
- Great packed size.
- 2 windows.
- Zippered port for an electric cable.
31. Coleman Longs Peak Fast Pitch Dome Tent 6 Person
Here you have a simple dome structure, and this Coleman Longs Peak Fast Pitch Dome Tent 6 Person is built as a summer camping tent. It is freestanding and very easy to use. The words Fast Pitch in its name describe the fact that the poles are a hubbed design, so this is not an instant tent.
This is a quite lightweight tent with its 15.3 lb (6.9 kg) of weight, and the area is 100 ft² (9.3 m²). With its peak height of 72 inches (183 cm), this is also a tall tent for a dome construction. You might want to know that it is very affordable.
32. Eureka Jade Canyon 6 Tent
This Jade Canyon 6 tent comes with a long list of nice features. This is a fully freestanding tent with a minimal fly that buckles to its corners. It is also a very tall and pleasant structure, 84 inches (213 cm). As you realize from the picture, this is a typical cabin-style tent with 3 separate windows plus one window on the door.
The poles are steel on the sides and aluminum on the roof, so this is a very strong structure. It comes with a very good waterproof rating, 1800 mm for the fly and the walls and 2000 mm for the floor.
You have an E-cable port, a removable media center, illumination panels on the roof, and several nicely designed storage pouches. The weight is 21.1 lb (9.6 kg) and the area is 100 ft² (9.3 m²).
33. Timber Ridge 6 Person Instant Cabin Tent With Rain Fly
The Timber Ridge 6 is a cabin-style instant tent with great size and a bathtub floor design. Clearly, it is very similar in style to some of the tents in the list, but it offers a bit more space and it is taller than many of its competitors. This is also a very affordable tent.
The setup is quick and easy, typical for such instant tents with telescopic poles, the frame is preassembled and attached to the tent.
- Cabin style.
- 4 windows.
- Great floor area.
- Electric port.
- 1-year warranty.
- Weight: 25.4 lb (11.5 kg).
- Capacity: 6 people.
- Dimension: 10 x 10 ft (305 x 305 cm).
- Floor area: 100 ft² (9.3 m²).
- Peak height: 78 in (198 cm).
34. Kodiak Canvas Flex Bow Basic 6 Person Tent 10 x 10
Here you have one of the canvas camping tents that performs equally well in all seasons and in all climates. This is a breathable structure that gives more insulation than any synthetic tent, so it is suitable for cold-weather camping, and in a warm climate, it creates an atmosphere that is superior to a synthetic tent.
The official capacity is 6 people but the floor area is 100 ft² (9.3 m²) so it is best to downgrade this by half. The tent is heavy, it weighs 68 lb (30.8 kg) and it is also bulky when packed. This is a non-freestanding design, and you have 18 steel stakes included in the package to stake it down properly. You have two doors, and two separate mesh windows are double-layer structures with mesh and panels.
This is a quality tent with the highest level of craftsmanship, built to last for many years. Please follow the link to check for the price updates.
35. Pacific Pass 6 Person Family Dome Tent with Screen Room
This Pacific Pass 6 Person Family Dome Tent with Screen Room is here because of its declared capacity of 6 people. But this is also one of the screen room tents as you see in the picture above. The screen room is floored but it does not offer full protection from the rain, you will see that it is very similar to the Coleman tent shown below.
The inner area is 100 ft² (9.3 m²) and the screen room area is around 29 ft² (2.7 m²). This is a cool-looking tent, well-ventilated, and lightweight. It weighs 16.5 lb (7.5 kg). You will want to know that it is incredibly affordable.
36. Pacific Pass 6 Person Family Dome Tent
This Pacific Pass 6 Person Family Dome Tent is what its name says, a simple dome with 1 door and 2 windows. It is incredibly affordable and ultralight, it weighs 13.3 lb (6 kg) and this is why I have included it also to my list of best 6 person backpacking tents. It is also nicely packable and suitable for 3-season use.
The tent is equipped with a floor vent, an e-cable port, and it is fully freestanding. There is also a gear loft included in the package. The area is 100 ft² (9.3 m²).
37. White Duck Outdoors Family Explorer Deluxe 10 x 10 Camping Tent
This White Duck Explorer Deluxe is here in the list because of its declared 6-person capacity. So what you have here is a canvas camping tent with a flex-bow steel structure and the total area is 100 ft² (9.3 m²). Note also that and the tent is quite heavy, it weighs 89 lb (40.4 kg) and it is also bulky when packed, 49 x 14 x 10 inches (124 x 36 x 25 cm). However, if you are familiar with canvas camping tents, you will know that these numbers are quite typical.
The tent is a very pleasant structure, very tall and with windows on all sides. You have them 4, plus 2 windows on its 2 doors. Being a cotton canvas tent, it is fully breathable but waterproof. Please follow the link to find out more.
38. Robens Green Castle Tent
This Robens Green Castle 6 Person Tent offers an area of 100 ft² (9.27 m²). You have a tunnel-shape 3-room structure with some interesting and unique features. The tent can be described as a shelter for all seasons. Its waterproof rating is huge and the poles are quality aluminum.
There are 2 doors both visible in the picture above. You can have an awning configuration with the door flap. The floor in the central room is not sewn-in, and it extends under one of the inner tents.
The tent weighs 21.2 lb (9.6 kg), its overall dimensions are 181 x 92.5 inches (460 x 235 cm), and its peak height is 61 inches (155 cm).
39. Bushnell Shield Series 11′ x 9′ Instant Cabin Tent
The declared capacity of this Bushnell Shield Series 11′ x 9′ Instant Cabin Tent is 6 people, and for this you have the inner area of 99 ft² (9.2 m²). The tent is nicely designed with its 5 windows and the front awning. It comes with steel poles so this is a very strong and stable construction. Multiple storage pouches are on the front underneath the awning.
This is a tent with the declared 60 seconds setup time. So I have added it to my list with best instant tents for camping. It comes with an E-cable port, gear loft, reflective fly for UV protection, and a large door. It weighs 26 lb (11.8 kg). Note also that this is a very affordable tent.
40. Columbia Modified 6 Person Dome Tent
This Columbia Modified 6 Person Dome Tent offers 99 ft² (9.2 m²) of the floor area and this is why it is in such a position here in the list. This is one of their series of freestanding tents with fiberglass poles, and a magnetic door as a unique feature.
You will want to know that the tent is very affordable, and it is easy to use and versatile. There is one door, and the tent weighs 18.4 lb (8.3 kg). I have included it also in my separate list of dome tents.
41. Core 6 Person Instant Cabin Tent
This is the first of the instant tents here, and it is also the cabin type. So you have an incredibly easy setup under one minute. If you are on a cross-country tour or any other tour where you change the place frequently and need an easy setup tent, this is the one to consider.
The tent is very pleasant and livable, with huge windows and a huge door. But note that you do not have a vestibule here for the storage of the gear. Though the inner space is really good, and if you use the car to keep some gear there, you will be doing great with this tent.
- Total protected space 9.2 m².
- Instant setup.
- Incredible price.
- Pleasant and livable tent.
- Lantern hook.
- Gear loft included.
- Huge wall organizer included.
- Electricity port.
Note that they have yet another lighted version with the same instant setup, the Core Lighted 6 Person Instant Cabin Tent.
42. Slumberjack Trail Tent 6
This is a very typical dome-style tent with a full-coverage fly. The inner area is only 99 ft² (9.2 m²), but you also have two vestibules and when you add them to the numbers you get the total protected area of 154 ft² (14.4 m²), and per person this gives 25.7 ft² (2.4 m²).
The tent is the freestanding type and its waterproof rating is 1200 mm. With such a full fly, it provides full protection in a 3-season use. The poles are not its best features, they use fiberglass, but all other materials are durable and this is a reliable tent in general. It has been on the market for many years already, so you can rely on it and on the brand behind the tent.
43. Coleman Cabin Camping Tent with Screen Room
This is a 6 person tent and this is why it is here in the list, and it offers an area of around 97 ft² (9 m²). The tent is nicely designed as a tunnel-type structure in spite of the word Cabin in the name, so it is included in my list of best tunnel tents for camping. It is beautifully designed and pleasant, most suitable for summer camping, with windows on all sides.
Note that they build it in two different variants, without and with a waterproof porch. The tent has one door, one screen room in front, and an e-cable port. It is also in my list of best screen room tents. Note that the screen room is floored. The tent is very affordable. It weighs 32.5 lb (14.74 kg).
44. Eureka Copper Canyon 6 Family Tent
Eureka Copper Canyon 6 Family Tent is a cabin-type freestanding family camping tent. Its design is such that you should use it in moderate summer conditions, and the main reasons for including it to the list are its livability and great design.
This is a tent for mild summer conditions without too much rain. But in the case of rain, all these huge windows and the door are with waterproof panels, so you will just zip them up.
The tent is without the vestibule, so all the protected space is inside, and because of this, you might downgrade it to 4 – 5 people only.
The tent is very tall and its steep walls are such that you can put any bunk cots here. In such a case you can easily have the prescribed number of people in this tent.
- Total protected space 9 m².
- This is a freestanding tent.
- Very tall tent.
- Typical cabin-type tent.
- Huge windows.
- Very small packed size.
- Electricity port available.
45. Kelty Discovery 6 Tent
This Kelty Discovery 6 Tent presented here is designed for 6 users and for this you have an inner area of 97.5 ft (9 m²) and 25 ft² (2.3 m²) under its vestibule. This is a simple dome and here you have the new version of the tent that has been on the market for many years.
You have a full-coverage fly, 2 fiberglass poles, and 1 door. Note that there are vents on the fly. You will want to know that the tent is very affordable.
46. Marmot Halo 6 Person Tent
This tent has been on the market at least 7 – 8 years already, always very popular and highly appreciated. But they have modified it recently and further improved it, so what you see here is its latest 2018 version.
As you realize, this is a full fly tent and I have included it in my list of full-coverage tents. The tent is also dome-style but it has an extra pole on the front which adds lots of space on the front of one of the doors. There are two doors here and two vestibules, and you have 96.7 + 64 ft² (9 + 6 m²) of the protected area.
The tent packs nicely to only 25 x 14 in (64 x 36 cm) so you can transport it even on a motorbike, but it is quite heavy. The waterproof rating is quite good, so you have 1800 mm on the fly and 3000 mm on the floor. With this and the full fly, you will be protected in any weather conditions. Please see more in my detailed review.
47. NEMO Wagontop 6 Person Tent
This is a very tall and livable, 2-room family camping tent, and the word `wagontop’ describes its unusual shape which looks like old wagons. The tent offers 9 square meters of the area in the inner zone plus 2.5 square meters in a very functional vestibule.
This is a cabin-type tent with vertical walls, so here you can use bunk beds and save the space even more. You have 2 doors, one on each side.
Ventilation windows are above both doors, equipped with storm flaps, but you can also keep them open all the time, they are protected by the vestibules. So you will not have issues with condensation.
- Total protected space 11.5 m².
- Very tall tent, with 2.03 meters peak height.
- Great space per person.
- Easy setup based on the hubbed pole structure.
- 2-rooms design.
- 2 doors.
- Single-wall type.
- Screened porch design.
- The vestibule rolls up completely.
- This is the most expensive tent here, around $650, but please check the link for updates.
48. Snow Peak Amenity Dome Tent L 6-People
This tent offers an inner area of 94 ft² (8.7 m²), and it has 2 vestibules with 38.8 ft² (3.6 m²) + 6.5 ft² (0.6 m²). So the total covered area is 139.3 ft² (12.9 m²). This is a uniquely shaped extended dome tent and the unique feature is its main vestibule which is asymmetric and rotated so that it offers the side door which you see in the picture. But there is also the front door which allows an awning configuration, plus the back door.
The poles are strong aluminum and the inner tent is 68D polyester taffeta, so it is fully enclosed but there is a triangular section on the ceiling which can be closed to preserve warmth in a cooler environment. So this is why I have included this tent in my list of tents for cold weather camping, but this is a true 4-season tent.
The inner doors are both with panels and with mesh for air crossflow, and there is also a vent on the fly. So this should work well even in a warm environment. The fly is 75D polyester taffeta with PU coating and water resistance 1800 mm minimum. The floor is 210D polyester Oxford with PU coating water resistance 1800 mm minimum.
49. Big Agnes Flying Diamond 6
There are many reasons for having this tent on the list. This is the new version of the iconic tent which has been on the market for many years. You might say that this is an extended cabin-type tent. So you have the main dome plus an extended section, and the tent comes with a divider so this is a 2-room tent.
The tent offers 8.5 square meters in the main two rooms + 3 square meters in the 2 vestibules, so this is all protected space here.
It is declared as a 3-season plus tent so you can use it in conditions close to winter type. There is no tent on the list which would match its storage features which include 16 huge storage pockets plus two vestibules.
- Total protected space 11.5 m².
- Quite unique design.
- A most reliable tent which offers full protection from elements.
- Several different configurations with the fly and with the front vestibule.
- This is a 3-season + tent, the only of that type here.
- 2 rooms and 2 doors.
- Huge storage pockets, 16 in total.
- This is an expensive tent, around $430 at the moment of writing this text.
50. Big Agnes Mad House Mountaineering Tent 6 Person
They have built this tent as a 4-season version of their Big Agnes Flying Diamond tent, so what you have here is an incredible 2-wall structure with mesh sections that are all equipped with zippered panels. The picture above shows it without the fly so you can see the mentioned mesh areas.
This is a 2-room, 2-door, and 2-vestibule structure, an extended dome supported by quality aluminum poles. The fly is a full-coverage type and you have no less than 6 vents.
There are 16 storage pouches to keep the gear off the ground. The weight is 21 lb 8 oz (9.75 kg) and the floor area is 94 ft² (8.7 m²). The two vestibules add 25 + 6 ft² (2.3 + 0.5 m²) of the protected area.
51. Alprang Camping Tent 6
The Alprang 6 is a very simple and easy-to-use dome-style tent with a very good waterproof rating for its partial coverage fly, so you have 3000 mm here. The tent offers 90 ft² (8.4 m²) of the area and its declared capacity is 6 people. This is not so much and it is best to downgrade this number of users by half.
The tent is fully freestanding even when you put the fly on, so you can pitch it anywhere. As you see from the picture, you have one door and two windows, the ventilation is good and you have a floor vent on the back. The tent is best suited for a warmer climate because of its mesh on the ceiling. The price tag is such that it is hard to find a match. Please follow the link to read more, it is described in detail in my separate review.
52. Big Agnes Tensleep Station 6 Tent
What you see in the picture is the 2018 version of the great tent from Big Agnes. So as you realize, this is a full-coverage fly tent that will protect you from elements in any weather situations in a 3-season use.
The tent is dome style, but it has an extra pole that creates an exceptionally large front vestibule which allows for multiple awning configurations. One of them is shown in the picture.
The tent’s inner area is 90 ft² (8.4 m²), and the declared capacity is 6 people. But note that you have 2 vestibules which create an extra 38.5 ft² + 10 ft² (3.6 + 0.9 m²) of the protected space. So the tent provides a lot of storage area for equipment and this increases its livability in spite of a relatively small inner area.
The packed size is 27 x 15 x 5 inches (68 x 38 x 12 cm), small enough to be transported even on a motorbike.
53. Coleman 6-Person Connectable Tent
This is, without doubt, the most unique tent here in the list, a connectable tent that can be zipped to three other tents of this type or with smaller 3-person tents from the same series. The picture above shows this 6-person tent connected with a 3-person tent.
So this is a new series by Coleman, a fully freestanding cabin-style tent with 4 doors and two separate windows. Note that those doors are double-layer structures so they have windows on them as well. Three of the doors are used to connect the tent with other tents.
This is a Fast Pitch design with a hub element attached to the tent, with steel legs poles and fiberglass roof poles. The area is 90.4 ft² (8.4 m²), and the peak height is 76 in (193 cm). Please follow the link to read my full review.
54. KAZOO Family Camping Tent Saturn
This KAZOO Family Camping Tent is with the declared capacity of 6-8 people but this is unrealistic and I have included it in the group of these 6-person tents. This is a nicely built instant tent, freestanding cabin with a full-coverage fly so I have added it to my list of tents with full fly. It comes with a high waterproof rating and aluminum poles so you have full protection in a 3-season use.
The tent has 2 fly windows, one is visible in the picture above, 2 huge doors, and it is very tall. The weight is 17.85 lb (8.1 kg) and the area is 90.3 ft² (8.4 m²).
55. Mountainsmith Cottonwood 6P Tent
This is a 6 person tent so let’s see what it offers. The inner area is 90 ft² (8.4 m²) and you also have a porch or vestibule area which is 29.5 ft² (2.7 m²). The tent is with a full-coverage fly and it so lightweight that I have included it in my list of best 6-person backpacking tents, note that it weighs only 13 lb 5 oz (6.04 kg).
You have a great waterproof rating here, 2000 mm for the fly and 5000 mm for the floor. There are 3 poles and they are all aluminum. The structure is a simple dome plus a pole that supports the porch. There are also some unique features; the tent is with windows on the fly. Note also that this is a very affordable tent, only $160 as of the moment of writing this text.
56. Coleman Carlsbad 6 Person Tent
Here you have a tent that incorporates several extraordinary features:
- The dark test technology.
- The fast-pitch design.
- The screen room.
You have a total area of 40 ft² (13 m²), though the screen room is not fully protected, so the truly protected zone is the inner room with the dimensions 10 x 9 ft (3.05 x 2.74 m) which means 8.36 square meters. This can accommodate 6 sleeping pads on the ground.
The tent is dome-style so a bit low, with a peak height of 68 in (173 cm). The packed size is great 26 x 11 x 11 inches (66 x 28 x 28 cm), and the same holds for the price. Please see more in my detailed review.
57. Columbia Mammoth Creek 6 Person Cabin Tent
This Columbia Mammoth Creek 6 Person Cabin Tent is a cabin-style tent as you realize from the picture above. It is freestanding and beautifully designed, with tall and steep walls. This is a pleasant summer camping tent with 3 windows and a floor vent. The fly is minimal and it clips to the corners.
The total area is 90 ft² (8.36 m²) and this is why the tent is in such a position here in the list. The peak height is 72 inches (183 cm). The tent comes with fiberglass poles, a floor vent, and with an E-cable port.
58. Ozark Trail 6-Person Dark Rest Instant Cabin Tent
This is the most typical dark rest tent here in the list and this is the main reason for adding it here. So it is built of dark materials and the ceiling is a 3-layer design that includes the fly, the mesh ceiling, and dark panels with zippers. With such panels, you can regulate the amount of sunlight in the tent. Note that you also have vinyl windows on the fly, which is a distinctive feature of the tent.
Many of the features of this tent are already in its name. So as you realize this is an instant tent and cabin-type as well, so you can set it up in 60 seconds. This makes it a great choice for people who change their camping place frequently. But its main feature is its darkroom design of course, and I would add the price as well; with its $111 price tag, this is one of the most affordable tents here.
- Floor area: 90 ft² (8.36 m²).
- Dark-room design.
- Floor vent available.
- 3 windows.
- Gear loft included.
- Electrical cord access.
- Vinyl windows on the fly.
- Incredibly affordable tent.
59. CORE 6 Person Straight Wall Cabin Tent 10′ x 9′
This CORE 6 Person Straight Wall Cabin Tent 10′ x 9′ is a nicely built reliable and freestanding structure. You have 5 windows with mesh and panels, and one door. Note that the tent has two floor vents, one is visible in the picture above, so it offers excellent ventilation. This, as well as its shape, makes it perfect for summer camping.
The weight is 18.6 lb (8.4 kg) and the area is 90 ft² (8.3 m²). The poles are a combination of steel and fiberglass. Note also that this is a very affordable tent.
60. Core 6 Person Straight Wall Cabin Tent with a Screen Room
Here you have a nicely-ventilated tent with 2 floor vents and lots of mesh on the ceiling and on its 5 windows. So it is very suitable for summer camping. The picture above shows it without the fly, but it has a fly that covers the ceiling. The poles are steel and fiberglass. The front screen room is without a floor and there are no panels on the walls.
The tent weighs 24 lb (10.9 kg). The floored area is 90 ft² (8.3 m²), and the screen room is 50 ft² (4.6 m²). This is a nicely built and reliable tent.
61. Pacific Pass Camping Tent 6 Person Instant Cabin Family Tent
This Pacific Pass Camping Tent 6 Person Instant Cabin Family Tent is here because of its declared 6-person capacity. But this is also an instant tent that you can pitch in under one minute. It is included in my separate list of best instant tents for camping. The frame is steel and it supports its single-layer structure. You have 1 door, and no less than 5 windows.
The tent weighs 17.22 lb (7.8 kg) and the floor area is 90 ft² (8.3 m²). You will want to know that it is very affordable, please follow the link for more.
62. Exped Ursa VI Tent
This list with 6-person tents is very long, but I had to add the Exped Ursa VI tent as well. But first about the area, so that you see why it is on this position. You have an inner area of 88 ft² (8.2 m²), but there are also two vestibules so the total protected area is 122 ft² (11.4 m²).
This is a tunnel-type tent and it is a freestanding tent. What makes it self-supporting is an extra ridge pole that crosses the loop poles. This is also a double-layer tent and with a full-coverage fly. So I have included it also in my list of tents with full fly.
The tent is a 2-room construction, and the floor in the front smaller room is zippered and removable. The poles are top-class DAC Featherlite TH72M aluminum. The waterproof rating for the fly is 1500 mm, and for the floor 5000. This is a nylon rip-stop, so you have top-notch materials, similar to what you have in backpacking tents. This is what makes this tent very expensive.
63. Coleman 6 Person Instant Tent
There are several good reasons why this tent is on the list. This is an enormously popular tent which has been on the market for a number of years already. The tent includes several features mentioned in the introduction above, so it is instant, and it is a cabin-type tent. In addition to this, this is a tent with an integrated fly. So this is a single-layer type with a waterproof roof, but if you want extra protection they sell a fly separately.
Obviously, the tent is very livable with such great windows, but it is without a vestibule, so space is what you have inside.
The windows and the door are with waterproof panels which you will use when it is raining, otherwise, you keep it open with the mesh on, so you have full protection from insects.
- Total inner space 8.1 m².
- Incredibly fast setup.
- Very affordable tent and great price.
- Built-in rain fly.
- Single-layer design.
- Heavy-duty materials.
- Huge windows.
64. Kelty Wireless Tent 6 Person
This Kelty Wireless 6 tent is relatively low here in the lust because of its modest inner area which is 87.2 ft² (8.1 m²). So this is just enough for 6 people. But note that it offers an extra 32 ft² (3 m²) under the two vestibules combined, and this is a useful space to store your camping gear.
The tent is from their new series launched for the season 2020. So this is a quite typical dome tent but it is surprisingly tall for such a type with a peak height of 76 inches (193 cm). The weight is 17 lb 3 oz (7.8 kg).
Here you have a feature unique to Kelty, and they call it Quick Corners design. It is without the usual grommets in the corners. They have added some sleeves that keep the poles in place and they will not jump out when you go to the other side to fix the pole in another similar corner.
65. Lightspeed Outdoors Mammoth 6-Person Instant Set-Up Tent
This is an instant tent, but of a particular type, and it is specific also due to the following reason – this is a single-layer type without an extra fly. This is also one of the most affordable tents presented here, only around $110 at the moment of writing this text.
The tent is with a relatively small floor area, you have 8.1 square meters, so if you are a group of people, and you sleep on the floor, you can manage with 6, you still have 1.35 square meters per person. In the case of families, downgrade it to parents with a maximum of 2 small kids.
The tent has an integrated fly and vestibule, but they do not provide details about the vestibule area. So you definitely have some extra covered space and this tent should be ranked higher in this list.
- Total space 8.1 m² inside + the vestibule.
- Instant set-up and take-down.
- No extra layers.
- Heavy-duty 2000 mm PU coated built-in rainfly.
- Quite tall for this type, 189 cm (6.2 ft).
66. The North Face Kaiju 6 Person Tent
This Kaiju 6 tent is low on the list because of its relatively small sleeping area for 6 people, 86.7 ft² (8.1 m²). However, it has a huge porch plus a vestibule on the other side and the total area is 154 ft² (14.5 m²).
The tent is a full-coverage fly tent so you have complete protection from elements. You have aluminum poles and many storage pockets inside. What you see in the picture above us its roll-up feature with the fly, which you can use when the sky is clear.
This is a very tall and pleasant car camping tent that weighs 19 lb 2.6 oz (8.69 kg). Please follow the link for more.
67. Kelty Sequoia 6 Person Tent
This is a new tent on the market which Kelty launched in February 2018. The height is impressive for a full fly tent, so indeed you have 82 in (208 cm) inner peak height. The tent is freestanding and with very strong steel poles. The inner area is relatively small, only 8 square meters, but you have an extra 3.9 square meters under the front vestibule. This together with the mentioned height make it a very livable structure.
- Total protected area: 11.9 m².
- Very tall tent.
- Very large vestibule.
- Full-cover fly.
- Great packed size.
68. Kelty Rumpus 6 Person Tent
This Kelty Rumpus 6 Person Tent is one from extended dome-style tents here. It has a full fly and it offers two doors and two vestibules. It is very tall for a dome tent, the peak height is 75.5 inches (192 cm).
The poles are fiberglass and the fabric is durable polyester. With such a fly you have a reliable tent for 3-season use. The tent weighs 18 lb 7 oz (8.37 kg) and its floored area is 85.7 ft² (8 m²). You also have a huge vestibule area of 42.9 ft (4 m²).
69. Kelty Tallboy 6 Person Tent
This Kelty Tallboy 6 Person Tent is what its name says, a 6-person tent and for this, you have a floor area of 86 ft² (8 m²). So this is a very simple and easy to use dome structure with one door and one window. The tent is fully freestanding, and the meaning of this is that the fly attaches to its corners so you can move it around even when the fly is on.
But this also implies that there are no vestibules for storage. You have fiberglass poles and the tent is lightweight with its 14 lb 1 oz (6.38 kg). So how tall is this Tallboy 6? Well, you have 72 inches (183 cm) peak height.
70. The North Face Wawona 6 Tent
You have only 86.11 ft² (8 m²) of the inner floor area here but there are a vestibule and a huge porch and they together give 21 ft² (2 m²) + 44.7 ft² (4.2 m²), respectively. So the total protected space is 151.8 ft² (14.2 m²), and per person, this gives 25.3 ft² (2.4 m²). As you realize, this is lots of space for a family camping.
The tent is a single-layer type and an extended dome. They do not provide the number for the waterproof rating but they claim it is with double-sided coating and fully waterproof. You have top-quality materials here and the tent is built to last. It will protect you in any weather conditions in a three-season use. Please read more in my full review.
71. Coleman Montana 6 Person Tent
This Montana 6 has been on the market for many years and it is incredibly popular. This is not surprising when you see its price. So this is one of the extended dome tents with one door and one room. The total area which you have is 84 ft² (7.8 m²).
The tent comes with fiberglass poles, you have an E-cable port, a pleasant awning supported by its own pole shown in the picture, and with side windows. The peak height is 68 inches (173 cm). Please follow the link to read more.
72. Sierra Designs Nomad 6 Person Tent
This Sierra Designs Nomad 6 Person Tent may look small because of its 84.4 ft² (7.84 m²) of the inner area, but there are also two vestibules so the total protected area is 120 ft² (11.1 m²). I would say this is impressive for the weight which is only 12 lb 13 oz (5.81 kg). I have included it in my list of best 6-person backpacking tents.
The tent is with a full-cover fly, and I have included it in my separate list with such tents. It has two doors you also have a vent on the fly. It comes with top-quality DAC aluminum poles. Note that it has an integrated window on the fly.
73. REI Base Camp 6 Tent
This tent is low in the list here because of its relatively small floored area of 83.7 ft² (7.78 m²), but it has also two vestibules that add 27 + 17 ft² (2.5 + 1.6 m²). So the total protected space is 127.7 ft² (11.9 m²) and for 6 people this is far from bad. Note that there are many storage pouches inside.
This is a 2-layer tent with a full fly and inner taffeta with floor vents and roof vents. All the openings can be closed. This is why it is included in my list of tents for cold weather camping.
This is a strongly built dome with quality aluminum poles that create 7 cross points, so the tent can withstand lots of wind or snow pressure. The weight is 20 lb 10 oz (9.36 kg), so this is indeed a basecamp tent and not to be carried anywhere.
74. Marmot Limestone 6
This great tent is built with high-level workmanship, meticulously, and with attention to detail. This is one of the most reliable tents in the group, designed to last for years. This is a double-layer dome-style freestanding tent type at its best, an improved version of the tent that has been on the market for many years already.
The tent’s inner area is relatively small, but you have two asymmetric vestibules which add 3.6 square meters of a fully protected area for gear. All materials are of superior quality, and the design is such that it looks almost like a cabin tent, so it provides lots of volume.
- Total protected space 7.75 + 2.5 + 1.1 m² = 11.35 m².
- Lightweight tent.
- Incredibly reliable and full protection from elements.
- Easy setup.
- 2 doors and 2 vestibules.
- Good packed size.
- Top-quality materials.
75. Big Agnes Bunk House 6 Tent
This tent offers 83 ft² (7.7 m²) of the inner floor area, this does not look much but there are also two large vestibules so the total protected area is 139 ft² (12.9 m²).
You have two doors and two asymmetric vestibules that allow for the awning configuration shown in the picture above. It comes with top-quality aluminum poles and a full-cover fly and it is included in my list of best tents with a full fly.
This is a versatile design that allows for several different configurations, including a unique shelter mode configuration and a unique carry bag design. Note also this is a very tall tent with 81 inches (203 cm) peak height.
76. Eureka Kohana 6 Person Family Camping Tent
This is a nicely designed tent and its official capacity is 6 people, but the inner floor area is not so large, you have 83.3 ft² (7.7 m²), and the vestibules add 16 + 16 ft² (1.49 + 1.49 m²). The tent is a very typical dome-type construction supported by two X-crossed poles. This is a reliable and nicely ventilated tent with a full-coverage fly that creates the two mentioned vestibules.
The poles are aluminum poles and the waterproof rating is very good. Here are a few more numbers. The tent weighs 13.93 (6.32 kg). It is quite tall with its 6 ft (183 cm) peak height and it is very aerodynamic.
77. Eureka Space Camp 6 Person Tent
This Space Camp 6 is a new tent on the market which Eureka launched for the 2019 season. This is a strong structure with thick aluminum poles, a dome-type tent with legs poles that are almost straight, and pre-bent ceiling sections. As a result, it looks like a cabin-style tent.
The inner area is 83 ft² (7.7 m²) and this is not much for the declared 6-person capacity. But the tent is with two vestibules so the total area is 122.5 ft² (11.4 m²). The vestibules offer various configurations with their doors. The ventilation is excellent, there are 3 vents on the fly, plus a low vent configuration with one of the vestibule’s door.
This is a camping tent, it weighs 16 lb 1 oz (7.28 kg) and the packed size is such that you can transport it even on a bicycle. The fly is a full coverage type for full protection from elements. Please follow the link for more.
78. MSR Habitude 6-Person Camping Tent
This MSR Habitude 6-Person Camping Tent is with a declared capacity of 6 people and for this, you have 83 ft² (7.7 m²) of space in the inner area and also 13.8 ft² (1.28 m²) under its vestibule.
You have a full-coverage fly which provides complete protection in a 3-season use. The tent is designed with one very tall door and one huge vestibule created by this fly.
This is a top-quality dome structure with aluminum poles, it is portable and lightweight, and very easy to use. It weighs 14 lb (6.35 kg), so you can carry it on some shorter tours. I have included it in my list of best dome-style tents.
79. REI Grand Hut 6 tent
This REI Grand Hut 6 tent is with an official capacity of 6 people and for this, you have 83 ft² (7.7 m²) of the floor area, plus 38 ft² (3.5 m²) under its two vestibules.
This is a very tall and pleasant cabin structure with a full-coverage-fly that covers the tent and also creates the mentioned vestibules. You have 2 doors, the tent is nicely ventilated with the roof vents and with the floor vents. It comes with quality aluminum poles, a durable fabric, and many inner pouches for storage.
80. REI Kingdom 6 Person Tent
Here you have the latest version of this REI Kingdom 6 Person Tent that has been on the market for many years. This is a tunnel tent and officially designed for 6 people, so this is why it is here. Its floor area is 83.3 ft² (7.7 m²), and under the vestibule, you have 29 ft² (2.7 m²) of the protected area.
This is a freestanding 2-room tent with aluminum poles. It is nicely ventilated with its 4 roof vents, and inside it has an incredible number of storage pouches. The tent has 2 doors and one large vestibule, and the divider between the rooms is removable. It allows for an awning configuration. It weighs 21 lb 6 oz (9.7 kg).
81. Kelty Trail Ridge 6 Person Tent with Footprint
This Kelty tent is with the included footprint, so this is an extra bonus with the tent which is truly affordable. This is again a new 2017 version of the budget-friendly reliable family camping tent with a simple design and an easy setup.
This is a dome-style tent, double layer with the inner tent and a full-coverage fly, and with a great waterproof rating. So if you need something that is totally reliable and for any weather conditions in a 3-season use, look no further.
The tent is with 2 doors and 2 vestibules. The inner space is typical for such backpack portable tents, but you also have plenty of space under the two vestibules which add 3.2 square meters of the protected area.
- Total protected space 7.62 + 3.2 m² = 10.82 m².
- Very easy setup.
- Very lightweight.
- Gear loft included.
- Stargazing fly design.
- Very good price.
- Two doors.
- Two vestibules for gear storage.
- Headlamp pocket on the wall.
82. Big Agnes Dog House Camping Tent 6 Person
This Dog House 6 is from the new series that Big Agnes launched recently. It provides a floor area of 81.8 ft² (7.6 m²) so this is why it is in such a position in the list.
This is a very light tent for its size, the minimum trail weight is 13 lb (5.9 kg), and the packed weight is 13 lb 7 oz (6.1 kg). Note also that the tent is very tall, the peak height is 80 inches (203 cm).
This is a single-layer construction and this is partly behind its great weight. So as you see from the picture, you add the poles from outside. This is what you might call a dry setup, convenient if you have to pitch the tent when it is raining. You have quality fabric and DAC aluminum poles.
83. Eureka Boondocker Hotel 6 Tent
If you judge only by the inner area, you might get a very wrong impression about this tent. It is low on the list because of its small inner floor area which is only 82 ft² (7.6 m²). But you have a huge garage and a vestibule, so the space they add is 36 + 22 ft² (3.34 + 2 m²). With this included, you have the total area per person of 23 ft² (2.16 m²).
What you have here is a very functional and pleasant structure, with two doors and with a window on the back. The full coverage fly and its 1800 mm waterproof rating is good enough for any weather conditions in a 3-season use. Note that the floor is with a 3000 mm rating. This is a very reliable and nicely built tent, please read more in my full review.
84. Mobihome 6-Person Tent Family Camping Quick Setup
This Mobihome 6-Person Tent Family Camping Quick Setup is with a declared capacity of 6 people though the area is quite small around 75 ft² (7 m²). But this is an interesting construction, an extended dome structure that is also a semi-instant construction. This means that the central dome is with a pre-attached frame that opens like an umbrella, and there are two extra poles to be added on the sides.
There are four windows and one door. The poles are fiberglass and the tent is quite lightweight with its 14.3 lb (6.5 kg). As you realize from the picture, the fly is a partial coverage type. Note also that it is incredibly affordable.
85. Therm-a-Rest Tranquility 6 Person Tent
This Tranquility 6 tent offers a relatively small area for 6 people, only 66 ft² (6 m²) of the inner area plus 32 ft² (3 m²) vestibule area. So it is best to reduce the number of users and enjoy its great features.
The tent comes with a unique arched poles structure which makes it completely freestanding. This is because of the vestibules that are a part of the tent and not created by the fly.
You have 2 rooms, 2 doors, and 2 vestibules, the tent is very tall and tunnel type, with the doors on the opposite sides. The poles are aluminum, the waterproof rating is 1500 mm for the tent, and the fly and 10000 mm for the floor. Please follow the link for more.
How to choose your 6-person family camping tent
So this was my list of the best 6 person tents for camping that are on the market now. As you realize, there are many different groups and types here, so how to choose?
- If this is about summer camping and in areas without much rain and wind, go for some of the cabin-style tents from the list above. The reason is that such tents have lots of mesh on the ceilings. They usually have mesh on windows, so this should give lots of air circulation which you need in such a climate.
- But if you expect strong winds or you plan to camp above the tree level, it is best to choose one of those dome-style tents with a full-coverage fly. Such tents are more aerodynamic than any other type, and they are usually low profile. Do not expect the best ventilation in such tents, many of them come without vents on the fly. So again, try to find one that has fly vents, this helps a lot in fighting condensation which cannot be avoided.
- If this is about camping in areas with lots of rain, then again go for the mentioned dome-style tents with a full-coverage fly. Yet another good option for such an environment is tunnel tents from the EU manufacturers, like tents from Vango. These tents are with vents, they are usually large, and they come with a high waterproof rating.
- If this is about camping in desert areas, this can be a bit difficult to choose. On one hand, you would want an enclosed design that protects you from dust. This you have in many of the tunnel-type tents here in the list, they come with PVC windows. This should work best in cold desert areas.
- On the other hand, if this is a warm desert area, you will need a tent with lots of vents that can be closed when necessary to protect you from the dust. So the mentioned tunnel tents with PVC windows are again a good option. But think about using canvas tents as well, they are suitable more or less for any environment and any climate.
- For cold weather camping in general, you have plenty of options in the list above. Definitely do not choose cabin tents, most of them have too many mesh areas that cannot be closed, so this is not the option for you. Therefore, go for canvas tents, and for tunnel tents with PVC windows. There are dome tents with a full fly that have inner tents with closable mesh sections, this is also the type you want in a cold area.
- If you will be moving a lot from place to place, after some time setting up the tent can become annoying. If so, then consider the instant tents shown above.
- If you plan some motorbike tours, you will want a nicely packable tent. So remember that instant tents are usually long when packed. This is why your best option should be some dome-style tent. Its other features should correspond to the area where you go.
- If you are in a sunny area, you might want to think about dark-rest designs. In such tents, you can sleep longer in the morning.
- Need a backpack-portable tent that can be carried on the trail? There are a few options in the list above, just to know those are always dome-style tents, they pack best and they are lightweight.
Those are some hints, and you have plenty of great options. You might want to check also my list of the best 5 person camping tents. Thank you for reading and please use the comment box below if you have any comments or questions.