Here you have a list of the best cold weather tents for family camping and for groups, all different in style and designed for a variety of cool or cold weather situations.
These cold weather tents are designed to preserve the warmth when needed, so many of them are fully enclosed with PVC windows or with panels on all openings, and some offer a possibility to use a stove inside.
Cold weather tents – what does this imply
The term cold weather tents can have a few different meanings:
- Cold weather tents for 3-season camping, perhaps better to call them cool weather tents. So here you would have a design that preserves warmth, without mesh on the ceiling, etc., but not necessarily suitable for snow conditions or for very strong winds.
- Cold weather tents for hunting. This may be similar to the group above but it may include some of the groups below, like winter tents, 4-season, etc.
- Extreme cold weather tents. This type comes with features which allow for using a wood stove inside, plus the design suitable for such extreme environments, like a full-coverage fly or double-layer structure.
- Insulated tents. This is a special type that can be used in all seasons and for any activity, including family camping. Such tents insulate you from the environment, regardless if it is cold or warm, so they are more than cold weather tents. You will see a perfect example below.
- 4-season tents. This is a rather general term which includes several tents in the list.
- Winter tents. These tents are what the name says, warm enough and strong enough for the snow and everything else that comes with winter, but you would not use them in a warm environment. Obviously, the extreme cold weather tents are also in this group.
So cold weather tents for family camping can include any of those mentioned above. Below, you have the tents that can be included in at least one of these types, but some you can put in several. The common features of almost all these tents are at least the following:
- They all are designed to preserve the warmth or to preserve the inner micro-atmosphere from the external elements in general (remember what I said about insulated tents).
- All are with a high waterproof rating.
- These are tents for groups or for families, so all are with 6 or more people capacity.
Most of them are very expensive, but not all.
My list of the best cold weather tents, suitable for family camping and for groups
The list includes the tents ordered by the inner floor area, from the smallest to the largest:
After reading the text, you will realize that here you have:
- Tents with stoves included (or designed to be used with stoves).
- Some are canvas tents and some are poly-canvas.
- Some are air beam tents; who would say that these can be found here.
Note the following – the tents presented here are only representatives of a much larger group. Many of the tents in the category Tunnel Tents here in the site belong to this group of cold weather tents. They are with PVC windows and without mesh, and such a structure keeps the warmth better than any other type.
1. Bushtec Adventure Delta Zulu Combo Canvas 4 Person Chalet Tent with Gazebo
This Bushtec Adventure Delta Zulu is suitable for all seasons and climates, so this applies to a cold environment as well. This is a 2-in-1 structure with a gazebo and with a tent, so the gazebo can be used separately.
The material is a very durable canvas built in the best tradition of this brand. So I have included it also in my list of best canvas tents. The structure is incredibly strongly built, waterproof, and breathable. This is a framed tent, so the frame itself is freestanding and you attach the rest to it.
The official capacity is 4 people and the inner area is 54 ft² (5 m²). But there is also a huge porch shown in the picture, so the total covered area is in total 143 ft² (13.2 m²). Note also the weight is 127 lbs (58 kg).
2. Jack Wolfskin Grand Illusion IV
This Jack Wolfskin Grand Illusion IV tent is a true two-wall tent. This means that you have an inner dome with full taffeta and a huge fly that covers the inner dome tent and creates two vestibules. This is a mix of an extended dome and a tunnel tent with top quality DAC aluminum poles and a high waterproof rating, so now you understand why it is here in the list.
The tent offers 53 ft² (5 m²) of the inner floored area, but the total protected covered space is 104.3 ft² (9.77 m²), and its official capacity is 4 people. I have added it to my list of tents with a full-coverage fly. The tent has 2 doors and 2 solid windows, and it is nicely ventilated with its 2 roof vents. The weight 14.44 lb (6.55 kg).
3. Snow Peak Entry 2 Room Elfield
This tent is far more than just a cold weather tent. It is suitable for all seasons and it will perform great anywhere. It is tunnel-shaped and with a relatively small inner floored area of around 68 ft² (6.3 m²). But it has a huge porch so its total protected area is around 197 ft² (18.3 m²).
You have no less than 4 double-layer doors and 2 inner tent doors. The tent offers a full protection with its great waterproof rating and the quality aluminum poles. It weighs 34.2 lb (15.5 kg), and its overall dimensions are 19.68 x 12.47 ft (600 x 380 cm).
4. REI Base Camp 6 Tent
Here you have a true 2-layer tent with a full fly and inner taffeta with floor vents and roof vents. All these openings can be closed if you feel cold. This is why it is included in this list.
You have a floored area of 83.7 ft² (7.78 m²), and there are also two vestibules that add 27 + 17 ft² (2.5 + 1.6 m²). So the total protected space is large, you have 127.7 ft² (11.9 m²), the official capacity is 6 people. Note that there are many storage pouches inside.
This is a strongly built dome structure with aluminum poles that create 7 cross points, so the tent can withstand lots of pressure from snow or wind. The weight is 20 lb 10 oz (9.36 kg).
5. Snow Peak Amenity Dome Tent L 6-People
This tent is here because of its strong structure and a rather enclosed design. So the poles are strong aluminum and the inner tent is 68D polyester taffeta, fully enclosed but there is a triangular section on the ceiling which can be closed to preserve warmth in a cooler environment.
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. This is a true 4-season tent.
The inner area is 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.
6. Cabela’s Alaskan Guide Model Geodesic 6-Person Tent
The tent is a true double-layer suitable for cold weather camping, with a high waterproof rating and a strong frame. It is a feature-rich dome type tent with a full-coverage fly that creates a large vestibule where the main door is located. The other two doors are on the sides.
It comes with reliable YKK zippers, fiberglass poles, an E-cable port, and unique cup-holders, and you also have plenty of storage pockets on the walls.
The tent weighs 33 lb (15 kg), the inner area is 96 ft² (8.9 m²), and the vestibule adds 21.5 ft² (2 m²).
7. Bushtec Adventure Alpha Kilo 4000 Canvas 6 Person Bow Tent
This Alpha Kilo 4000 is a very strong and durable structure with spring steel poles and with a canvas fabric. You have a partial coverage fly that is here to protect the roof where you have two vents, and it extends into an awning shown in the picture.
The tent is a very tall 84 inches (213 cm) single room construction with one door and two windows. All the openings are with mesh and panels. This is a great tent for 4-season use and it is equally good for a warm-weather camping and for winter use.
It is very bulky when packed and very heavy, it weighs 90 lb (40.8 kg). The declared capacity is 6 people and the dimensions are 10 x 10 ft (305 x 305 cm) so you have an area of 100 ft² (9.3 m²). Please follow the link for more.
8. Bushtec Adventure Nomad 6 Person Bow Tent
Here you have yet another canvas tent suitable for all seasons and climates, an incredibly reliable but simple dome structure. I have included it also in my lists of best dome tents.
You have a breathable canvas structure with a spring steel frame. The tent comes with 2 windows with mesh and panels on the sides, and a large door with the same double-layer design. Note also that its peak height is 7 ft (213 cm). It weighs 18 lb (8.2 kg), and the floor area is 100 ft² (9.3 m²).
9. Kodiak Canvas Flex Bow Basic 6 Person Tent 10 x 10
This is one of those tents that will perform equally well in all seasons and in all climates. This is a breathable canvas structure that naturally gives more insulation than any synthetic tent, and it also creates a cooler atmosphere in a warm climate than a synthetic tent.
The capacity is 6 people and it offers a floor area of 100 ft² (9.3 m²). Note that it is quite heavy 68 lb (30.8 kg) and it is also bulky when packed. The tent is not freestanding but you have 18 long steel stakes included in the package, so stake it down properly and choose a right camping place where you can use the stakes. The structure is with two doors and two separate mesh windows where you have a double layer structure with mesh and panels. One bonus with this tent is its huge 6 x 6 ft awning on one side.
The craftsmanship here is on the highest level, the tent has been on the market for many years already so there can be no unpleasant surprises, it is built to last for many years. Please follow the link to check for the price updates.
10. Kodiak Canvas Flex-Bow VX Waterproof Quick Tent 6011 With Tarp
Here you have a canvas tent with a breathable fabric and it is suitable for all seasons and all climates. The structure is very tall and pleasant and with a walk-around comfort. There are 2 doors and 4 + 2 windows and all of them are double-layer structures with mesh and canvas panels. The floor is a very thick synthetic material and note also that this tent comes with a tarp included.
The tent’s area is 100 ft² (9.3 m²) and the declared capacity is 6 people, so it is best to downgrade this number of users by half if you plan to use it for cold-weather camping. The tent is heavy, it weighs 68 lb (30.8 kg), and it is bulky when packed. The frame is steel and the roof is tensioned with 4 spring steel rods.
11. Snow Peak Living Lodge L Tent
The Snow Peak Living Lodge L Tent is not just a cold weather tent, this is a an incredibly impressive tent for all seasons. It is tall and large, with an inner tent, a huge porch, and two vestibules.
You have a peak height of 7.9 ft (241 cm). The inner room may look modest with its 100 ft² (9.3 m²) of the floored area, but the total covered space under the porch and the vestibules is around 270 ft² (25 m²).
The tent is supported by quality aluminum poles, and a footprint is included. The weight is 65 lb (29.5 kg), and the overall dimensions are 28.2 x 17.1 ft (860 x 521 cm).
12. Robens Midnight Dreamer 4 Person Tent
This Robens Midnight Dreamer 4 Person Tent is here because of its huge waterproof rating, solid windows, aluminum poles, and its fully sealed durable floor. So you have full protection in any weather conditions.
It is designed for 4 users, but you have 3 rooms here, and the total area is 101 ft² (9.37 m²). There are two sleeping rooms and a large front living room. There are two large doors visible in the picture. The weight is 26 lb (11.8 kg).
13. Russian Bear Winter Tent With Stove Included
This unusual design is for extreme weather conditions, and the tent comes with a wood stove included in the package. You have a pipe jack on the roof with a heat-resistant layer around, to pass the pipe.
The tent is an instant setup type of a particular type. It works like this: you unfold the tent and then enter it and spread it from inside just like an umbrella. In fact, you have a pole in the center that has the same purpose as the pole in an umbrella, so that you slide the structure with roof poles along it.
When the tent is open and is standing on its legs, you simply unscrew that central pole and put it aside until you take the tent down, and this is then done in seconds. See how it is done in this video – it is in Russian, it doesn’t matter just watch and enjoy, one girl is setting the tent up on her own:
There are windows on the tent and they all are with 4 layers; so you have a mesh and a panel in the inner tent, and again a translucent solid layer and a panel on the external waterproof shell. The door is yet another invention, it is a hinged door of a particular type, but you do not have to use it, you can use the normal zippered panel instead.
The tent is a round shape and you have 11.4 ft (3.5 m) diameter, which gives around 102 ft² (9.6 m²) of the floor area.
They have a smaller version for up to 5 people, the Russian-Bear Hot Tent with Stove Jack which you can order with or without the stove.
14. Kodiak Canvas 12×9 Canvas Cabin Tent
This Kodiak Canvas tent is what its name says, a canvas tent and designed in such a way that you can use it in all weather conditions and in all seasons. All the openings are the double layer with mesh and canvas panels, so you can regulate the air flow and preserve the warmth. The canvas gives some insulation so this tent is by all means suitable for cold weather camping.
The tent is particularly tall with 90 inches (229 cm) peak height and I have included it in my list of very tall tents. It is not freestanding so you have to stake it down properly. The legs are telescopic steel poles and you also have two extra poles which you use for an awning configuration shown in the picture above. It is nicely designed with 2 doors and with 4 separate windows.
The capacity is 6 people but the total area is not particularly big, you have 108 ft² (10 m²) and it is very heavy, 92 lb (41.7 kg). Please follow the link for more.
15. MSR H.U.B. 8 Tent
This MSR tent is more than just a tent for cold weather, this is a tent built specifically for extreme winter conditions and expeditions, incredibly strong but also incredibly expensive. In fact, this is the most expensive tent so far here in the list.
The tent offers an area of 108 ft² (10 m²) and this is an interesting freestanding tunnel shape design with two doors on the opposite sides and vinyl windows. This is a simple single room and single-layer construction.
The waterproof rating is huge, so for the main body you have 3000 mm, and 10000 mm in the removable floor. The aluminum poles are very thick and strong designed to withstand lots of snow. Please follow the link for more.
16. Jack Wolfskin Great Divide RT Tent
This Jack Wolfskin Great Divide RT Tent is an enclosed tunnel-shaped structure with 5 vents. It offers an area of around 118 ft² (11 m²) and officially the tent is for 6 people. For this 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 true 3-season tent and even more than that, with aluminum poles and with a huge waterproof rating for full protection in all weather conditions. There are 3 doors and 4 windows, and the tent weighs 28.2 lb (12.8 kg).
17. Snow Peak Land Lock 6 Person Tent
There are several reasons why this tent is included in the list of cold-weather tents for camping. But in fact, it is more than that, this is a 4-season tent. The poles are strong aluminum and the waterproof rating is in the range 1800 mm and 3000 mm. The inner tent under the shell is with all closed areas so you have complete protection.
The inner tent area is around 118 ft² (11 m²) but the total covered area is huge, it is around 270 ft² (25 m²). The tent is a tunnel type and it is freestanding. You have 4 large entry doors, 2 inner doors, 2 awnings, 6 windows, and this is a 2-room structure.
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.
18. Guide Gear 10 x 12 Canvas Wall Tent
This Guide Gear 10 x 12 Canvas Wall Tent is a canvas tent and it is also equipped with a stove jack. This is why it deserves to be here in the list. Apart from this, what you have here is a very tall structure with its 8’3″ (251 cm) peak height. I have included it also in my list of very tall camping tents.
It is built in the cabin-style as you realize from the picture and this is a floorless structure for all seasons, the floor can be ordered separately. Note that they sell the frame separately, and this is an incredibly thick aluminum structure. The tent’s inner area is 120 ft² (11.2 m²). Please follow the link for more.
19. Coleman Da Gama Unisex Outdoor Tunnel Tent
This Coleman Da Gama Unisex Outdoor Tunnel Tent is here because of several great reasons. It has steel poles, solid windows, and a huge waterproof rating. The floor is fully sewn-in for full protection. You have 2 doors, floor vents, and an E-cable port.
Note that its declared capacity is 4 people only, yet it offers an impressive inner area of 121.6 ft² (11.3 m²). This is also a tunnel tent and a 3-room structure so I have included it in my list of best tents with 3 rooms. The tent is heavy with its 37.7 lb (17.1 kg) of weight but you have seen its size and the quality of poles.
20. Big Agnes Mad House Mountaineering Tent 8
This Big Agnes Mad House Mountaineering Tent 8 Person is more than just a cold-weather tent, the manufacturer describes it as a winter tent. It is great for cold weather camping because of its two-layer structure. So you have a full-coverage fly and an inner tent which is all taffeta.
The inner tent has several mesh sections but they all can be zipped and closed when you feel cold. They match the 6 vents on the outer shell, you can see some in the picture above. There are two doors on opposite sides and two vestibules that give plenty of storage space. As you realize from the picture above, the door design allows for an awning configuration with the help of trekking poles, or any poles in general.
The tent comes with 16 storage pouches. The poles are aluminum and the same is with its stakes. The inner area is 124 ft² (11.5 m²). Please follow the link for more.
You might want to know that they also have a 6-person version of this tent, the Big Agnes Mad House Mountaineering Tent 6 Person with the same basic features.
21. The North Face 2-Meter Dome tent 8
This North Face 2-Meter Dome tent is a true winter tent. It is built for the harshest winter conditions, and the structure is supported by 12 top quality Easton aluminum poles. This is a two-layer tent with both layers having a 1500 mm waterproof rating, and the floor is with a 10000 mm waterproof rating.
The tent area is 125 ft² (11.6 m²). There are a couple of windows and a few doors and they all are with mesh and panels. You also have a chimney vent on the top. All these openings can be closed to preserve the warmth when needed.
The fabric is also very strong, you have 210D and 420D nylon oxford. Note that this is an incredibly expensive tent, with a price tag close to $5000. Please follow the link for more.
22. Robens Klondike Tent
This Robens Klondike is not only for cold weather but this is also a true 4-season tent. It comes with an integrated stovepipe port on the top. It is equipped with a floor zipper which you can unzip and roll the floor party to the side when you put a stove inside.
The tent is with a peak height of 106.3 inches (2.7 m) and as you see this is a bell-shaped tent. The fabric is a blend of polyester and cotton, a waterproof material, but they did not use any coating so the tent is breathable. Its declared capacity is 6 people and you have 127 ft² (11.8 m²) of floor area.
The floor as a whole is zipped to the tent, and it creates a bathtub structure. So you can unzip it and use the tent as a canopy only. The tent has 3 floor vents or windows and they are with mesh and canvas. You also have 2 top vents with an integrated pulley system so you can open and close them from inside.
Note that they also have a much bigger tent from this series under the name Robens Klondike Grande Tent with an area of 194 ft² (18 m²), suitable for up to 10 people.
23. Big Agnes Guard Station 8 Tent
This Big Agnes Guard Station 8 Tent is more than just a tent for cold weather. This is a tent for expeditions and mountaineering. It is built as a single-layer tent and you have 2 doors and 6 windows. The structure is a fully freestanding dome supported by a DAC Pressfit pole system. The area is 128 ft² (11.9 m²), and the peak height is 84 inches (214 cm).
Something unique here is its 2 short vents poles, you can see one in the picture above. Note that the floor is removable. The body is Dominico undyed polyester ripstop made with high-tenacity yarns, and they claim that this increase tear strength by 20-25% over standard nylon or polyester ripstop. It is silicone-treated and you have a 1200 mm waterproof polyurethane coating. The removable floor is polyester Oxford with a 5000 mm waterproof polyurethane coating. They also offer an inner tent which can be ordered separately.
24. WHITEDUCK Regatta Canvas Bell Tent Premium
This WHITEDUCK Regatta Canvas Bell Tent Premium 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 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). Officially, this is a 6-person tent and for this you have a large area of 132.7 ft² (12.6 m²).
25. Robens Cabin 600 Adventure 6 Man Tunnel Tent
This Robens Cabin tent is here in the list because of its impressive features, but it is more than just a cold-weather tent. I see it as a 4-season tent. The waterproof rating here is very high. The fly is 5000 mm and the floor is 10000 mm, but the inner tents have their additional floors so the combined waterproof rating in this part is 13000 mm.
Note also that the tent 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 so this structure is designed to preserve the warmth. But it also has numerous vents and the huge door is with one mesh layer. This is why you can use it also for warm-weather camping.
There are 3 rooms here, 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.
The word Cabin in the name is a bit confusing because this is a true tunnel tent. Note that the poles are aluminum with 16 mm diameter so this is a very strong construction. The tent weighs 34.4 lb (15.6 kg) and the area is 137 ft² (12.7 m²), more than enough for the declared 6-person capacity.
26. Kodiak Canvas Flex-Bow Deluxe 8-Person Tent
The Kodiak Canvas 8 is what its name says, a 100% canvas tent, and such a material insulates far better in a warm environment than any synthetic. So the tent is very much suitable for desert-like conditions, the thick fabric and flaps will keep the dust out. But in general, this tent is an all-season year-round use tool, but not for extreme winter mountaineering or heavy snow accumulations.
The frame is as the name says, flex-bow type, 3/8-inch solid spring steel, very sturdy and it keeps the tent taut. You have a 6’6″ (198 cm) ceiling height with a walk-around comfort. There are 2 large D-shaped doors, one on the front and one on the back, and 4 large windows with no-see-um mesh.
The tent is designed with a large 84 x 78-inch (213 x 198 cm) awning. Inside the tent, you have a customizable gear loft, and organizer pockets. The zippers are quality #10 YKK zippers. There are two funnel-flow vents and the tent comes with heavy-duty 12-inch steel rod stakes. The dimensions are 14 x 10 ft (4.3 x 3 m), so you have 140 ft² (13 m²) of the floor area for the declared capacity of 8 people.
27. Springbar Highline 8 Tent
As you realize from the picture, this Highline 8 is yet another from the group of canvas tents, and it is similar to some of the tents in the list here. But it deserves to be here because this brand has been around for decades already, and this is one of the best tents of this type.
Being a canvas tent, it is suitable for all climates and for all seasons. In a warm environment, it creates a cooler atmosphere, and in a cold environment, it gives a bit of insulation, much better than any synthetic material. This is a very breathable and pleasant structure, tall and with great windows. Note that this is a very strong construction will steel poles and rods. All the openings are with mesh and with canvas, so you can close it to keep the warmth.
The tent offers 140 ft² (13 m²) of floor area and the declared capacity is 8 people. It weighs 84 lb (38 kg) so it needs a strong person to deal with it, but one person can set it up in just a few minutes, This is due to its clever design. Please follow the link for more.
28. Teton Sports Mesa 14 Canvas Tent
The Mesa 14 is a tent with 14 x 10 feet dimensions, so it offers enough space for 6 – 8 people. This is a canvas tent so a breathable construction and it is very similar to the Kodiak tent above.
The construction is heavy, but you have steel poles here and they are able to withstand a lot of pressure from any side. The reason for having it here in the list is its design and the canvas material. This gives a bit of insulation and the tent is such that you can close it completely when it is cold and windy outside, yet it will remain breathable and you will feel much more comfortable than in any other synthetic tent.
You are protected from the ground with a fully waterproof synthetic floor. The tent is with two large doors that are double-layer type, with mesh and canvas flaps. It comes with a pair of extra poles to create a huge and pleasant awning with one of the door flaps. Please read more in my full review.
29. White Duck Outdoors Family Explorer Basic 10 x 14 Canvas Camping Tent
This tent is very similar to several canvas cabin tents above in the text. So here you have a single room structure with the declared capacity of 8 people. Everything is canvas except for the floor, and the poles and rods are all steel. So this is a very durable construction for all seasons. Note that they did not apply any waterproof coating so the structure is fully breathable.
The tent is very tall with its 78 inches (198 cm) peak height, and you have two doors and both are with large mesh windows, plus two separate mesh windows. The area is the same as in several tents above, 140 ft² (13 m²), and it weighs 86 lb (39 kg).
Note that the canvas is silver-coated for heat reflection so it stays cool in a warm environment. Please follow the link for more detailed information.
30. Kodiak Canvas 8-Person Cabin Lodge Tent
This is an impressive structure made of a high quality breathable cotton canvas fabric, and equipped with a stove jack visible in the picture. It is supported with galvanized steel poles. With such materials and features, it is suitable for all seasons and climates.
The tent is officially for 8 people, and for this you have a floored area of 146.4 ft² (13.4 m²). The walls are completely vertical as you realize from the picture, so you have plenty of volume inside. Note that they offer an optional vestibule.
The peak height of this tent is 7.5 ft (229 cm). There are 7 separate windows and one door. You will want to know that the tent comes with a lifetime warranty.
31. Robens Prospector 12 Person Tent
This tent comes with an integrated pipe jack so it is ready for a wood burning tent stove. Because of this, it definitely deserves to be here. Its peak height is impressive 90.6 inches (230 cm). So this is a very tall and cabin-type tent with completely vertical walls. The shape is created with its steel frame.
The shell is a breathable but waterproof polycotton fabric. This is why it is also in my group of best canvas camping tents. Note that the structure is heavy, you have the shell that weighs 34.4 lb (15.6 kg) and poles with 55.6 lb (25.2 kg). The area is 146 ft² (13.6 m²).
32. Guide Gear Base Camp Tent
The tent is built for all seasons. This is one of the tents here that comes with a stove jack. It is designed so that you can use any pipe up to 5.5 inches (14 cm). I have included it in my list of best tents with a stove jack.
It can be described as a bell-shaped tent, but see its vertical walls plus the porch that give him a shape of a cabin tent. It has 5 windows, and it allows for two awnings.
As expected from such a type, it is very tall, so the peak height in the center is 10 ft (305 cm). This is why it is also in my list of very tall tents.
The tent weighs 52 lb (23.6 kg) and the diameter is 14 ft (427 cm). The inner floored area is 154 ft² (14.3 m²), and you still have a porch with a removable floor.
33. Coleman Galileo 5 Tunnel Tent
The main reason for including this Galileo 5 tent in the list is its enclosed design. The tent is without mesh and you have solid PVC windows, the floor is fully sewn-in and sealed. So you have all the features needed for a cooler environment.
But this tent also comes with a 3000 mm waterproof rating for the shell and 10000 mm for the floor, so protection from the elements is guaranteed. Note that the poles are fiberglass and I would not use it where snow could be expected.
The tent is tunnel type as the name suggests, and the area is organized into two sleeping units plus a large living room. The total area is 161.4 ft² (15 m²). Please read more in my full review.
34. Marmot Lair 8 Person Tent
This Lair 8 is a true winter tent built for extreme weather conditions, with two waterproof layers and the best quality DAC aluminum poles. It is also a very tall tent with a peak height of 96 inches (244 cm) which is very unusual for a dome tent and I have included it in my list of very tall tents for camping.
You have an area of 165 ft² (15.3 m²) and also 40 ft² (3.7 m²) under the vestibule. The tent has two doors, and one vinyl window on the roof. The structure is semi-freestanding because the vestibules must be staked down to be functional, while the main part is fully freestanding. Please follow the link for more.
35. White Duck Outdoors Alpha Wall Tent 12 x 14
This tent totally deserves to be here in the list. This is a strong aluminum frame-type tent and the meaning is that the frame is set up completely separately and then you put the tent on. But it also comes with a ready Stove Jack visible in the picture above, so you can use a stove for wood heating.
I have no doubts that this is a true 4-season tent that performs equally well in warm conditions as well as in cold weather situations. The walls are fully breathable, but the waterproof rating is only 450 mm. This is a single room and a single-layer structure. Note that the floor is not sewn-in, it is removable.
The tent is heavy and bulky when packed, the weight is 172 lb (78 kg) and its two separate bags are 45 x 14 x 14 inches (114 x 36 x 36 cm) and 49 x 14 x 10 inches (124 x 36 x 25 cm). It offers an area of 168 ft² (15.6 m²). Please read more in my full review.
36. Coleman Tent Pinto Mountain 5 Plus
This Coleman Tent Pinto Mountain 5 Plus is very enclosed, with solid windows, roof vents, and floor vents, and with a huge waterproof rating. This is what makes it suitable for cold weather, but there is much more.
It offers 170 ft² (15.8 m²) of the floor area in its 3 rooms, so imagine how much comfort this tent offers in view of its official capacity that is only 5 people. Clearly, it can accommodate far more people if necessary. In other words, if you are forced to stay inside because of cold weather, you have plenty of space.
Coleman is also very known for its dark-rest tents and this is one of its champions They claim that it blocks up to 99% of the daylight. I have included it in my list of best dark rest tents. The tent is a tunnel-type pleasant structure with 2 doors that are double-layer with mesh and panels. It weighs 37 lb (16.8 kg).
37. Mountain Hardwear Stronghold 10 Person Tent
This Stronghold tent is built for extreme conditions. This is an incredibly strong structure supported with 15 DAC poles with tens of intersections which makes it stable against the winds and the snow. Note that this is also a floorless design, but there is an optional floor that can be ordered separately. The structure is fully freestanding and this is a double-layer design with a full-coverage fly.
You have a circular area of 171 ft² (15.9 m²) and the declared capacity is 10 people. The tent is rather heavy because of so many poles, it weighs 48 lb 12 oz (22.06 kg). This is also one of the most expensive tents here in the list and this should not be surprising in view of its features and craftsmanship. Please follow the link for more.
38. Robens Aero Yurt 8 Man Airventure Air Tent
This Robens Aero Your 8 is here because of its materials. So this is a poly-cotton structure, breathable and suitable for all seasons. The material is 35% cotton and 65% polyester and this is a ripstop material. I have included it in my list of best canvas tents. The floor is fully sewn-in and this is 210T Oxford polyester with a 10000 mm waterproof rating, a bathtub design.
So you realize that such a structure is the closest to what you could call a 4-season tent and it is definitely more suitable for cold weather camping than many other tents on the market. Cotton gives at least some insulation as well.
But this is also a tall tent with its peak height of 106.3 inches (270 cm), and this is why I have added it to my list of very tall tents. But this is not all, here you have an air-beam construction with 8 beams that can be inflated through one valve. So naturally, it is included in my list of best inflatable tents.
The inner area is 181 ft² (16.8 m²) and this is more than enough for the declared 8-person capacity. Please follow the link to read more about this impressive tent in my full review.
39. Coleman Tent Cook 6 Person
This tent is with PVC windows and a huge waterproof rating, and with its enclosed structure it is suitable for cold weather camping. The number of rooms is 4, but this is a modular design and you can have 3, 2, or 1 room as well. I have included it also in my list of tents with 4 rooms.
It offers 184 ft² (17.1 m²) of the inner area. It has 3 doors, 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.
40. Crua Cottage Premium Quality 4-6 Person Family Tent
It is hard to imagine a tent better suited for cold weather. This is simply due to the fact that here you have insulated sleeping rooms. This is why I have included it also in my list of best insulated tents. These rooms are also dark rest rooms because the light is completely bl6cked, and this is why I have added it to my list of best dark-rest tents.
The tent has three rooms with a sewn-in and sealed floor plus a Sun Room that is without floor but fully functional as a room. It has also a porch. Regarding the shape, 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 naturally, 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) and the floor area is 188 ft² (17.5 m²), plus the mentioned Sun Room area of 67.3 ft² (6.25 m²).
41. Teton Sports Sierra 16 Canvas Tent
This is yet another of canvas tents here in the group. The number 16 in the name indicates the diameter, so this gives around 200 ft² (18.6 m²) of the area. The tent is very tall, but this is only in the central area where you have a single pole.
You have a double door and 4 windows, and these are all double-layer structures with mesh and with canvas panels. The floor is synthetic. The official capacity is 8 – 12 people. Note that the tent is heavy, 74 lb (33.6 kg). This material works well in all climates and this is why I have included it in this group. They claim it is fully waterproof and suitable for 4-season camping. Please follow the link for more.
42. Vango Purbeck Tent 600
This Vango Purbeck Tent 600 is an enclosed construction with 6 + 2 solid windows and with a huge waterproof rating, suitable for almost all seasons. You have 4 floored rooms plus a completely protected floorless porch so the area is incredibly large, 208.6 ft² (19.38 m²) in the floored space, plus 70 ft² (6.5 m²) under the porch. This is why it is also in my list of extra large family camping tents.
So this is an impressive 5-room structure and it is in my list of best 5-room family camping tents. The tent is tunnel-type with a huge waterproof rating. The weight is 49.6 lb (22.5 kg).
43. Stout Bell Tent 100% Cotton Canvas
This tent is here because of its several features. As you realize, this is a pure cotton canvas tent and it is included in my list of best cotton-canvas tents. This is a true 4-season tent, and it comes with an integrated stove jack.
Note that they build it in two versions, Pro and Ultimate, with some subvariants as well. Assembly is easy, you have a single-pole construction, with 4 windows and 1 door, fully waterproof and breathable. The groundsheet is zipped in and this is a thick polyethylene. One of the mentioned Pro variants is with a mesh that runs around the perimeter.
The declared capacity of this tent is 6-8 people and you have an area of 211 ft² (19.6 m²). It comes with two E-cable ports. Note that the tent is heavy with its 94 lb (43 kg), but this is normal for cotton tents.
44. DANCHEL Cotton Bell Tent with Two Stove Jacket
This is a bell-shaped and very tall canvas tent with a 5-meter diameter. It comes with 2 stove jackets, one is visible in the picture above, so you can use a wood stove inside. This is the reason for having the tent here in the list.
The declared capacity is people and the area is 216 ft² (20 m²) so this is indeed enough space for such a number of users. But if you use a stove, you should downgrade the number of users.
The tent is for all seasons and the setup is very easy for such a big structure, one central pole supports the whole tent. One person can set it up easily.
Around on the low wall, you have 4 zippered windows that are with mesh against insects. The floor is synthetic and fully waterproof. It is with a long zipper that goes around so you can unzip the floor it and use the tent as a canopy for family events in the garden.
45. Crua Loj 6 Insulated Tent
This is an insulated tent, so you do not have options for a wood stove, but you have an internal insulated cocoon instead. The tent is designed for all seasons and it is exceptionally well suited for cold weather situations. They have tested it and the results show an 18 degrees F difference between the outside cold weather temperature and the temperature in the tent. So this is pretty much convincing and a good reason to have this tent in the list here.
The insulation has R-value 4, just to have some idea. The external shell fabric is fully waterproof and this is a breathable poly-canvas material.
The tent is designed for 6 people, but it is huge. The total inner area is 235 ft² (22 m²), and in addition to this, you have a porch with an additional 65 ft² (6 m²). The inner space is divided into three rooms, two small insulated rooms for sleeping, and one huge uninsulated sitting area. All windows are solid vinyl so the design is such to preserve the warmth and to protect from winds. This tent is very expensive, please check in my review.
46. Mountain Hardwear Space Station Tent 15-Person
The Mountain Hardwear Space Station Tent 15-Person 4-Season is an expedition floorless tent but this is also a true double-layer tent with two waterproof covers. It has 11 vents and it is suitable for all seasons.
It is very tall with an inner peak height of 101 inches (257 cm). This is why I have included it also in my list of very tall camping tents. It offers an area of 284 ft² (26.4 m²). The tent is also fully freestanding and supported by top quality DAC aluminum poles. The weight is 85 lb 13 oz (39 kg).
47. Cabela’s Ultimate Alaknak 13’x27′ Outfitter Tent
This tent is perfect for cold weather simply because you can heat it. For this you have two pipe jacks as you realize from the picture. It is the largest tent from their Alaknak series, and it shares most of features with the rest of the group.
Here you have 4 solid windows and 4 mesh windows, 2 doors, and numerous roof vents. The tent is incredibly tall, the peak height here is 116 inches (295 cm).
Because of its completely vertical walls, it can be described as a cabin type tent. You have 6 storage elements with unique fold-down shelves, and all zippers are quality YKK.
The dimensions of the tent are 27 x 17 ft (823 x 518 cm) and the floored area is enormous 459 ft² (42.6 m²). The weight is 23 lb (55.8 kg).
So all these are cold weather tents for family camping, and they are very different in design, now how to choose. First, about the price. The most expensive tents here are around $5000, and the most affordable is just over $300. You have plenty of reasons to think twice about what you really need.
Not all of the tents here are for extremes, and perhaps you need just a tent for a normal 3-season use which can preserve the warmth, and suitable for a cooler environment.
But some of the tents are with an integrated wood stove, or they are designed for a wood stove, so clearly, these are the tools for the most extreme situations. If you check the prices you will see that they are expensive.
The insulated Crua Loj 6 is a story for itself, its insulation works against anything from outside, warm or cold, it does not matter. This is a true 4-season tent, exceptional in many ways, and with the price to match.
Note, in some cases the tents presented here are a part of a series that may include several sizes. A typical example is the Kodiak 8 tent – in fact, the series includes several tents which you can see here. The same is with the Playdo tent as I mentioned above.
Having a proper shelter in a cold environment is essential, but there are some other aspects to consider when you do cold weather camping.
Thank you for reading. Did I miss some great tent which you think should be here? If so, please let me know, there is a comment box below. I wish you a nice day.