In this text you can find the best Dark Rest tents for camping available on the market, all of them with features that reduce glare in the tent. This is a new trend in family camping tents manufacturing.
Terminology – dark rest tents & dark room tents & lights out tents
This is a new trend in camping tents manufacturing and only a limited number is currently available on the market in the US and much more in the UK.
More about such tents you can see in my separate text. Here just to stress that this is about tents built from materials that can considerably reduce glare in a camping tent. As a result, you can sleep longer in the morning or you can sleep in a tent during the day, and the temperature in the tent is reduced to some extent.
There are just a few brands currently building such dark rest or dark room tents. You will see their items below. Some use the term ‘dark rest tent’ like Ozark Trail, and some ‘dark room tent‘ and ‘blackout tents‘ like Coleman. Vango uses the term ‘lights out‘ to describe this design. But the meaning is the same, yet there are differences in the design and in the materials used. So do not get confused with the terms, I am using them all simultaneously.
My list of dark room camping tents
The tents in the list are ordered by the flor area from the smallest to the largest:
- Bushtec Adventure Delta Zulu Combo Canvas 4 Person Chalet Tent with Gazebo
- Crua Culla Family
- Crua Tri 3 Person Thermo Insulated Waterproof Family Tent
- CORE 6 Person Tent with Block Out Technology
- Sierra Designs Alpenglow 6 Person Tent
- Coleman 8-Person Dark Room Skydome Camping Tent
- Vango Ringstead Air Adult Mixed Inflatable Tent
- Vango Tyneham Tent 500
- Coleman Unisex Adult Weathermaster 4 Air Tent
- Coleman Spruce Falls 4 Person Family Tent
- Coleman Tent Meadowood Air 4 Person
- Coleman Rocky Mountain 5 Plus Tent
- Coleman Carlsbad Fast Pitch 6-Person Dome Tent with Screen Room
- Coleman Skydome 6-Person Screen Room Camping Tent with Dark Room Technology
- Coleman Instant Cabin 10 Person Tent
- Ozark Trail 10-Person Dark Rest Instant Cabin Tent
- Coleman Skydome Camping Tent with Dark Room Technology 10 Person
- Coleman Mosedale 5 Family 5 Person Tent
- Coleman Tent Pinto Mountain 5 Plus
- Coleman 8-Person Carlsbad Dark Room Dome Camping Tent with Screen Room
- Vango Capri 500 XL Tent
- Eurohike Buckingham Elite 6 Tent
- Zempire Aero TL PRO Series Tent
- Crua Cottage Premium Quality 4-6 Person Family Tent
- Vango Odyssey Air 600 Tent
- Eurohike Hampton 6 Tent
- Vango MARNA 600 XL Tent
- Vango Capri 600XL Tent
- Ozark Trail 20 x 10 Dark Rest Instant Cabin Tent
- Hi-Gear Hampton 6 Nightfall Family Tent
- Outwell Hartsdale 6PA Prime Air 6 Man 3 Room Inflatable Tunnel Tent
- Vango IRIS 600 XL Tent
- Vango Stanford 800 XL Tent
- Crua Loj 6 Insulated Tent
- Coleman Oak Canyon 6 Tunnel Tent
- Coleman Valdes Deluxe 6 XL Air BlackOut Bedroom Family Tent
- Berghaus Telstar 8 Nightfall Air Tent
- Coleman Weathermaster 8XL Air BlackOut Tent
- Berghaus Kepler 9 Nightfall Air Tent
There are very different designs and sizes here, the tents are in the declared capacity range of 3 – 10 people, and some of them are for all seasons.
1. Bushtec Adventure Delta Zulu Combo Canvas 4 Person Chalet Tent with Gazebo
The manufacturer of this Bushtec Adventure Delta Zulu did not even mention its dark rest design, but this is a thick cotton canvas that creates a really cool and dark atmosphere. This is why I have included it here in the list, but it is also in my list of best canvas tents.
The tent is suitable for all seasons and climates, and you have a 2-in-1 structure with a gazebo and with a tent, so the gazebo can be used separately. This is a framed tent, the frame itself is freestanding and you attach the rest to it.
Its official capacity is 4 people and for this you have 54 ft² (5 m²) of the inner area, plus the huge porch shown in the picture, so the total covered area is 143 ft² (13.2 m²). Note also the weight is 127 lbs (58 kg).
2. Crua Culla Family Insulated Air Beam Tent
This is an insulated tent and its R-value is 9, and this means you can use it even in the most extreme conditions. It is here because of its thick walls and because it is fully closable. So this is also a true blackout tent.
It is the largest from Crua’s Culla series of four tents so far. It is supported with air beam and it is also fully freestanding. But it has also three spreader inner poles that keep the tent in shape. This is why I have included it also in my list of best inflatable tents.
You have the best possible ventilation here. The material is breathable, but you have 5 double-layer vents, plus a large double-layer door with mesh and panel.
Note that the tent is heavy, it weighs 30.8 lb (14 kg). Its official capacity is 5 people, and it offers an area of 66.6 ft² (6.19 m²).
3. Crua Tri 3 Person Thermo Insulated Waterproof Family Tent
This is a completely unique design, a 4-season thermally insulated tent with the insulation R-value 4. I have included it in the list because of its thick insulation which creates a dark room inside. But this tent is far more than a dark rest tent. It also offers sound insulation and UV protection.
The Crua Tri 3 tent is built from breathable materials. So this is again something you don’t see frequently. This is a poly-canvas material, completely waterproof yet breathable. The inner tent is poly-cotton 65/35, and the outer shell material is laminated poly-cotton 80/20.
The declared capacity is 3 people, but you indeed have 68.5 ft² (6.36 m²) of the total floor area which includes the inner tent with the cocoon insulated tent inside, plus the porch. So although the sleeping insulated area is relatively small, you have 19.5 ft² (1.8 m²) in the porch which also has a front vestibule. So you have plenty of space to store gear.
Note this is a top-notch tent for all seasons and the price is high, around $700 at the moment of writing this text.
4. CORE 6 Person Tent with Block Out Technology
The CORE 6 Person Tent with Block Out Technology is an incredibly affordable freestanding dome tent. It is suitable for 3 season use, and its best feature is the dark-rest design. It blocks 90% of sunlight.
The tent is fully freestanding, and it comes with an E-cable port. The weight is 16.25 lb (7.37 kg), and the area is 99 ft² (9.2 m²). The peak height is 66 inches (168 cm).
5. Sierra Designs Alpenglow 6 Person Tent
As you realize from the picture, this is a dome style and very easy to use dark rest shelter. They claim it blocks 98% of the daylight, so it deserves to be here.
You have a full coverage fly that creates a large vestibule, and the fabric is with a very high waterproof rating. The tent is supported with fiberglass poles, and you also have an E-cable port.
The weight is 18 lb 5 oz (8.3 kg), and the inner area is 100 ft² (9.2 m²). The vestibule adds around 18.3 ft² (1.7 m²).
6. Coleman 8-Person Dark Room Skydome Camping Tent
This Coleman 8-Person Dark Room Skydome Camping Tent is a fully freestanding construction that blocks up to 90% of sunlight. So this is a dark rest tent and this is why it is included here in the list.
You have a simple dome here, but this is a very tall and pleasant tent with a peak height of 6 ft 4 in (193 cm) and with steep walls. It is very easy to use, and also very affordable. The tent weighs 22.1 lb (10 kg) and it offers an area of 108 ft² (10 m²). The poles are fiberglass.
7. Vango Ringstead Air Adult Mixed Inflatable Tent
This Vango Ringstead Air Adult Mixed Inflatable Tent is what they call a lights-out design, so it deserves to be here in the list. Its official capacity is 4 people, but for this you have an area of 110 ft² (10.2 m²). The tent is also very easy to use because it comes with inflatable beams instead of classic poles. This is why I have included it in my list of best inflatable tents for camping.
You have a huge waterproof rating here and the tent is suitable more or less for all seasons. The structure is tunnel type and there are 3 rooms here. So it is included in my list of tents with 3 rooms. It weighs 38.1 lb (17.3 kg).
8. Vango Tyneham Tent 500
Vango describes its tents of this type as a lights-out design, so this means decreased daylight in the tent but it is not very dark. This Vango Tyneham Tent 500 is a tunnel-type tent that comes with solid windows and a huge waterproof rating. So this is an enclosed construction suitable for cold weather camping and for areas with lots of rain.
The poles are fiberglass and the tent comes with a huge waterproof rating. You have two rooms here. The tent weighs 26.2 lb (11.9 kg), and its area is 111 ft² (10.3 m²).
9. Coleman Unisex Adult Weathermaster 4 Air Tent
Coleman is known for its numerus dark rest tents. So this one is tall and pleasant with a peak height of 78.74 inches (200 cm). There are 3 rooms and the sleeping area is a blackout part that blocks 99% of the sunlight.
The tent is a tunnel type but with inflatable beams. This is why it is also in my list of best inflatable tents. It is ventilated, and with an E-cable port. You also have a barrier-free access, storm straps, and a full protection because of its huge waterproof rating. There are 3 solid windows. The weight is 42.3 lb (19.2 kg) and the inner area is 113 ft² (10.5 m²).
10. Coleman Spruce Falls 4 Person Family Tent
This is one of the darkest tents on the market, it blocks 99% of the light. Apart from this, it offers a solid window and an impressive waterproof rating. This is an extended dome type structure with two inner tents and a central living room.
You have fiberglass poles, and the tent is nicely ventilated. It weighs 31.7 lb (14.4 kg). The official capacity is 4 people and for this you have an area of 119 ft² (11 m²).
11. Coleman Tent Meadowood Air 4 Person
This tent is here because of its dark rest design that block 99% of the sunlight. But it is full of features, so this is a large 3-room and 3-season tunnel-type tent with the floored area of 118 ft² (11 m²), and with a huge waterproof rating. The official capacity is for 4 people.
But this is also a tent with inflatable beams instead of classic poles. Only the short brim pole is solid. The tent has solid windows, an e-cable port, and it is very tall and pleasant. But note that it is quite heavy, it weighs 43 lb (19.5 kg).
12. Coleman Rocky Mountain 5 Plus Tent
This tunnel-type tent is with a total area of 120.5 ft² (11.2 m²) for 5 people, so this is a luxurious option for family camping in any weather conditions in a 3-season use. This is because of its impressive waterproof rating of 4500 mm and the fully enclosed design. This implies solid PVC windows and a fully sealed floor. In fact, the back sleeping area which contains two rooms separated by a divider is with a double floor layer.
The tent is loaded with great features. So you have UV guard technology, climate control, and blackout design. The latter implies that it blocks 99% of the daylight. Can you believe this? The living room is with 4 great windows and the full height door equipped with a mesh as a second layer. Please read more in my full review.
13. Coleman Carlsbad Fast Pitch 6-Person Dome Tent with Screen Room and Dark Room
From the title already you see what kind of tent this is. So this is an interesting design with several specific features.
♦ The main part of the tent is a dome structure and it is extended on one side with a screened room or screened porch. Note that the porch is without a floor, but you have a mat included in the package. So this is a space for sitting and cooking when the weather is fine.
♦ This is the fastpitch structure, and this means that the poles are pre-attached to the hub element on the top of the tent.
♦ Probably the most important feature is its Dark Room technology. They claim that it blocks 98% of sunlight and this makes the interior darker. They also claim that the heat is reduced by up to 11%. This all is mainly due to the fly which is of a particular material, but the rest of the tent’s fabric is also built-in dark colors.
♦ As for the remaining features, the tent is not freestanding and it offers a 10 x 9 ft (3 x 2.7 m) area in the main room and 10 x 5 ft (3 x 1.5 m) in the screen room. The center height is 5 ft 8 in (173 cm). The total area is 140 ft² (13 m²).
♦ Note that they also have a smaller version with the same features, the Coleman Carlsbad 4-Person Dome Tent with Screen Room.
♦ As of the moment of writing this text, the Amazon price for this tent is $211. Please check the link for updates.
14. Coleman Skydome 6-Person Screen Room Camping Tent with Dark Room Technology
As you see, this is one out of many Coleman tents here in the list. This brand is currently a champion with its dark rest design. This tent is with a bedroom where up to 90% of daylight is blocked.
The tent is a two-room configuration, but its front room is built with mesh on its three sides, and with closable panels. This means it is a fully protected room, and it doubles also as a screen room. This room offers around 40 square feet (3.7 m²) and its floor is fully sealed.
The construction can be described as an extended dome, and it is supported with fiberglass poles. There is an E-port as well. The tent weighs 18.34 lb (8.3 kg), and its total floored space is 125 ft² (11.6 m²). The peak height is 72 inches (183 cm).
15. Coleman Cabin Tent with Instant Setup
This tent is here because of its dark rest design. The manufacturer claims that it reflects 90% of the sunlight. So the atmosphere in the tent is cooler during the day.
It has two doors and one of them is hinged type, so I have added it also to my list of hinged door tents. But this is also an instant setup design and you can have the tent ready in one minute. The picture shows you that this is a very typical cabin style tent with a minimal fly. You have 5 separate windows on all sides. The tent comes with a divider so you can have two rooms.
The weight is 42 lb (19 kg), the area is 140 ft² (13 m²) and the tent’s peak height is 79 inches (201 cm). The packed size is 42 x 9 x 9 inches (107 x 23 x 23 cm).
16. Ozark Trail 10-Person Dark Rest Instant Cabin Tent
This is a 2-room tent, and it is with instant setup, just like its smaller brother above. In spite of its dimensions, you can really set it up in under 2 minutes.
All tents from this series are cabin type, and this is a typical example, with no less than 8 big windows and two external doors. So this is a nice family camping tent for summer vacations. The number 10 in the name describes it capacity but you should know that you have “only” 140 ft² (13 m²) of the floor area, so this may be far from enough for such a number of users.
This is a freestanding tent, though as you probably know, this term is a bit meaningless. You will have to stake it down against winds. All necessary stakes are included in the package.
You create 2 rooms with the divider which is available there, and both of them are the dark-room type. Please see more in my full review, just follow the link.
17. Coleman Skydome Camping Tent with Dark Room Technology 10 Person
This tent is currently the largest in the dark rest Skydome series of Coleman. It blocks up to 90% of the daylight. This is officially a 10 person extended dome type tent, and it is equipped with two floor vents and plenty of mesh on the ceiling for excellent ventilation.
There is an E-cable port, two large oval doors on the opposite sides, and the fly is with a high waterproof rating. The weight is 27.7 lb (12.56 kg) and the floor area is around 144.2 ft² (13.4 m²).
18. Coleman Mosedale 5 Family 5 Person Tent
This is a 3-room shelter with dark rest bedrooms, that block 99% of daylight. So this is about the maximum you can have. The tent is nicely ventilated and suitable at least for 3 seasons.
The fabric is with a very high waterproof rating, and the poles are fiberglass. You have solid windows. The tent is tall and pleasant, and its weight is 37.9 lb (17.2 kg). The floor area is 170 ft² (15.7 m²).
19. Coleman Tent Pinto Mountain 5 Plus
Coleman is the best-known brand for its dark-rest tents and this Coleman Tent Pinto Mountain 5 Plus is one of its champions. It blocks up to 99% of the daylight.
As you see from the picture this is a tunnel-type pleasant structure, and you have 3 rooms and 2 doors with mesh and panels. It has a huge waterproof rating, solid windows, floor and roof vents, and much more. The tent weighs 37 lb (16.8 kg) and the area is huge, you have 170 ft² (15.8 m²), so imagine how big this space is, and its official capacity is 5 people.
20. Coleman 8-Person Carlsbad Dark Room Dome Camping Tent with Screen Room
This tent is a dark-rest tent that blocks 90% of sunlight. It its also a screen room tent that offers around 108 ft² (10 m²) in the inner room and around 70 ft² (6.5 m²) in the screen room. But note that the screen room offers no full protection from the rain.
The tent is easy to use and pleasant, you can use the screen room for sitting and you are fully protected from flying insects. It is also very affordable. The weight is 26.55 lb (12 kg), and its peak height is 6 ft (183 cm).
21. Vango Capri 500 XL Tent
Here you have an incredibly luxurious family camping tent which is formally for 5 people only, but it provides 172.2 ft² (16 m²) of the inner area, plus 34.4 ft² (3.2 m²) under the front porch. This implies 34.4 ft² (3.2 m²) of the inner area per person.
The dent is with 4 air beams and one classic fiberglass front pole. You have a 3-room design here, one large living area plus 2 smaller sleeping units. The tent is fully closed, so you do not have mesh here, and the windows are solid PVC material. So the design is very much suitable for a cooler environment. The waterproof rating is impressive 4000 mm, so the tent is for any weather situation in a 3-season use.
22. Eurohike Buckingham Elite 6 Tent
This tent has an external shell tent with a 3000 mm waterproof rating, and inside you have two separate tents within the shell, located on the two sides, see the picture above. These inner tents are a breathable polyester material and it is dark on purpose to reduce glare. But this tent is less dark than some other models which you have here in the list, so I would call it “darkish”. The manufacturer calls it a dark rest design, and this is why it is included here.
However, this is an incredibly luxurious family camping tent. You have 3 rooms here; one is a large living room in the middle, plus two sleeping rooms with a place for 3 people each. So the capacity is 6 people, but note that the total area is 181 ft² (16.8 m²).
The windows are all PVC material and equipped with blinds to reduce glare and for privacy. There are many storage elements in all three rooms, you have an electric cable port and Velcro tabs to pass the cable to the ceiling.
You have no less than 8 vents here, and there are two entry doors, both equipped with mesh and panels. One is designed for an awning, so you raise its flap and create the awning with the help of two extra poles that you have in the package. Please see more in my full review.
23. Zempire Aero TL PRO Series Tent
This tent has 3 separate rooms plus a fully protected porch. The bedrooms are dark rest type and this is why the tent is here. The total inner floored area is 187.2 ft² (17.4 m²) and the porch adds 54.9 ft² (5.1 m²). Note that the porch is fully protected.
The tent is very tall tent and supported by air beams. This is why it is also in my list of best inflatable tents. It is also incredibly ventilated, with solid tinted and mesh windows combined, and with many doors.
There are multiple cable entry ports, and it also offers an awning configuration with solid poles included. The fabric is with a very high waterproof rating. The weight is 70.5 lb (32 kg).
24. Crua Cottage Premium Quality 4-6 Person Family Tent
The term dark rest applies to the sleeping rooms of this tent where the light is completely blocked. These sleeping rooms are also insulated, so I have included it also in my list of best insulated tents. This is also one great example of poly-cotton tents, breathable and waterproof. The tent is suitable for all seasons and all climates.
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. There is also a large porch. The peak height is 8.2 ft (250 cm). This is why it is included in my list of very tall family camping tents.
Here are a few more numbers, 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).
25. Vango Odyssey Air 600 Tent
Here you have a tent without metal poles. Instead, you have 3 air beams and a pump included in the package, and with this, you raise the tent from the ground in some 8 minutes or so.
The tent is here in the list because of the design which the manufacturer calls “lights out”. In other words, the glare is reduced due to a tent within the tent which you have here. The structure includes a large sitting room plus the sleeping area which has a divider, so effectively you have a 3-room tent here with a total floor area of 190 ft² (17.67 m²).
The waterproofness rating for this tent is 4000 mm and it is suitable for any weather conditions in a 3-season use. Please see more in my detailed review.
26. Eurohike Hampton 6 Tent
The declared capacity of this tent is only 6 people but this huge tent offers a total covered area of 230 ft² (21.4 m²), and the inner area is 192 ft² (17.8 m²). So you have an extra porch as you see in the picture.
The tent is with 3 separate rooms, a large living area plus 2 sleeping units which are a tent within the tent. The inner materials are made darker on purpose and this is what qualifies it to be included here in the group of dark rest tent.
You have 2 external doors and 2 inner doors, 5 solid PVC windows, and many pockets for storage of smaller items.
The waterproof rating is great, 3000 mm, so this tent will provide all the protection you need in any weather conditions in a 3-season use. Please read more in my full review.
27. Vango MARNA 600 XL Tent
When you see all these PVC windows (and it has 11 in total) you would not expect that the Marna 600 XL is a dark rest tent. But indeed it has an inner sleeping area which is a tent within the tent and it is with what they call the lights out design. Note also that all those large windows are equipped with zippered shatters from inside so you can reduce the daylight even in the living area.
The tent offers 192 ft² (17.8 m²) of the inner floor area, and you also have a porch so the total protected area is 267.3 ft² (24.8 m²). The inner area is a 4-room structure and this is why I have included it in my list of 4-room tents. But the porch is fully enclosed and with 6 PVC windows, although floor-less, so it looks like an extra room.
The waterproof rating is impressive and you have 4000 mm for the shell tent and much more for the floor. Please follow the link to read more in my full review.
28. Vango Capri 600XL Tent
This tent is with an Air Beam technology, similar to the other Vango tent above. Instead of the usual poles, you have air beams for the tent’s support. Though the front pole on the porch is metal.
This is a 3-room design for 6 people but it offers 3 square meters per person. This means you have 194 ft² (18 m²) of floor area, so this is a very luxurious design. Only the sleeping area with two sleeping rooms is a sort of dark area, and they use the term ‘lights out’ for this design.
The tent is with an impressive waterproof rating, so this is a very reliable 3-season camping tool for areas with lots of rain.
29. Ozark Trail 20 x 10 Dark Rest Instant Cabin Tent
This tent offers the same features as the other Ozark Trail tents given above in the list. But this is a larger rectangular structure with 3 rooms and two doors on the opposite sides. Its dimensions are huge, so you have 200 square feet (18.6 m²) of floor area. But the declared capacity of 12 people makes no much sense so if you use it for 6 or 7 people you will have a great summer camping tool.
As you realize from the picture, you have several skylights here and you regulate the amount of light in the tent with the inner panels under the ceiling mesh. This is a very pleasant construction, and the price tag is more than reasonable. Please read more in my detailed review.
30. Hi-Gear Hampton 6 Nightfall Family Tent
This tent is organized into 3 rooms, so you have an inner tent with two bedrooms plus a large living room. There is also a porch visible in the picture. So the total inner area is 202 ft² (18.8 m²) and the porch adds 41 ft² (3.8 m²).
It offers large panoramic solid windows and it is also very tall. There are two doors, the tent is nicely ventilated, and you also have an E-cable port. The weight is 56.4 lb (25.6 kg) and the overall dimensions are 19.5 x 12.47 ft (595 x 380 cm).
31. Outwell Hartsdale 6PA Prime Air 6 Man 3 Room Inflatable Tunnel Tent
The inner rooms of this tent are built from a dark material so it belongs to the group of dark-rest tents. This is an incredible tent with an official capacity of 6 people, but you have a floored area of 220.3 ft² (20.46 m²) organized into 3 rooms, plus a porch of 37.7 ft² (3.5 m²) of the area visible in the picture. So this is a camping castle.
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 doors, plus inner doors with magnetic closure. Note also that it is equipped with solid tinted windows. It weighs 63.3 lb (28.7 kg) and its overall dimensions are 18.5 x 17.4 ft (565 x 530 cm).
32. Vango IRIS 600 XL Tent
This tent is here because of its lights-out design as the manufacturer calls it. So this is the same principle used in many tents by Vango – you have the sleeping area which is a tent within the tent, and its material is dark so the daylight is reduced.
This is an impressive tent with its 226 ft² (21 m²) of floor area organized into 3 units that include a huge living room and two sleeping rooms. The declared capacity is 6 people but there is enough area to accommodate twice as many users.
The tent is with 2 entry doors and 7 solid PVC windows. This is a reliable tent for 3-season use, you realize this from its 4000 mm waterproof rating and its fully sewn-in waterproof polyethylene floor. Please read more in my full review.
33. Vango Stanford 800 XL Tent
Here you have an impressive tent in many ways. The declared capacity is only 8 people but the total floor area is 227 ft² (21.1 m²), which makes 28.4 ft² (2.6 m²) per person. So this is a luxurious option for camping. The tent is with 5 rooms, so you have 4 sleeping units plus a large living room.
The Stanford 800 XL is here in the list because of its dark rest design, so this implies two tents within the external shell tent and those are built from a darker material to reduce glare.
The waterproof rating is 4000 mm so the tent will protect you in any weather conditions in a 3-season use. Note that you also have solid PVC windows and the floor is fully sewn-in and sealed. Please read more in my full review.
34. Crua Loj 6 Insulated Tent
This is yet another thermally insulated tent here in the list, you have seen its smaller cousin the Crua Tri tent above. This Crua Loj 6 is formally declared for 6 people, but they haven’t used the backpacking principle in determining the capacity of this tent. So the area which you have here is far larger than in many 12-person tents described here within the site.
Indeed, you have a total covered space of 300 ft² (28 m²) with the porch included. The inner tent area is 235 ft² (22 m²), so imagine how luxurious this can be for 6 people.
The tent is 3-room type plus the porch with vestibule and awning, and the tents sleeping rooms are thermally insulated and with the R-value 4.
But related to this text about the dark room tents, you have the inner cocoon with thick insulation which makes the sleeping zone completely dark, and this is the reason for having this impressive tent in this list.
The tent is described in detail in my separate review, so please check the link below, you will be impressed with its all features.
35. Coleman Oak Canyon 6 Tunnel Tent
The Coleman Oak Canyon 6 Tunnel Tent has a sleeping area with 3 rooms and they are what they call the BlackOut design that blocks 99% of the daylight. This allows for climate and temperature control.
There are 4 rooms in total and the total floored area it offers is 239 ft² (22.25 m²), so you realize this is a lot of space for 6 users. If necessary, the living room can accommodate 6 more people. I have added it also to my list of extra large family camping tents.
The fabric is with a huge waterproof rating and the tent is also nicely ventilated. You have solid windows, and the tent can be used in all seasons. The tent weighs 60 lb (27.2 kg).
36. Coleman Valdes Deluxe 6 XL Air BlackOut Bedroom Family Tent
This tent is here because of its inner tents that are from a very dark material, so practically all daylight is blocked. The tent is huge, its floor area is 244.3 ft² (22.7 m²), and it has a porch that adds 75.3 ft² (7 m²). This is why it is also in my list of extra large family camping tents.
The tent is a 4-room structure, but the mentioned porch is fully closable so this is practically one extra floorless room. It has solid windows, and it is supported with inflatable beams. I have included it also in my list of best inflatable tents for camping.
The whole structure is very tall and pleasant, with solid windows, it has many vents, and its bedrooms are extra large. The weight is 84.7 lb (38.4 kg).
37. Berghaus Telstar 8 Nightfall Air Tent
This tent is here because of its 5 rooms that are in the inner dark rest tents. Note that there is also a large porch with a removable floor. This is why the tent is also in my list of best 5 room tents.
The tent is without any solid pole, even the brim on the side is with an air beam. So it is included in my list of best inflatable tents.
You have an inner floored space of 273.4 ft² (25.4 m²), and the mentioned porch offers 101.2 ft² (9.4 m²). The tent is very pleasant and tall and with solid windows. The weight is 114.4 lb (51.9 kg).
38. Coleman Weathermaster 8XL Air BlackOut Tent
The dark rest technology that you have here is at its best. This is what they call the BlackOut tent, and this means it blocks up to 99% of daylight.
But the tent is an incredible structure that includes 5 rooms and a fully protected porch. There are two inner tents, one with three bedrooms and removable dividers, and one separate inner tent. The latter can be removed if you want more space in the living room. The mentioned porch is fully protected so it looks like the sixth room without floor.
The support is with inflatable beams, so this is a great example of the air beams technology. I have included it in my list of best dark rest tents.
There are two doors here, and many solid and mesh windows. Also ventilation is excellent, it includes numerous low and high vents, plus mesh doors and windows. They claim that the tent offers also temperature management. You have many storage pouches and a cable port.
The weight is 98 lb (44.4 kg), and the floored area is 285 ft² (26.5 m²). The porch adds 77.5 ft² (7.2 m²). Note also that the tent is tall, you have a peak height of 84.6 inches (215 cm).
39. Berghaus Kepler 9 Nightfall Air Tent
The inner space of this tent is organized into 4 rooms, so you have a living area and three bedrooms that are dark-rest type. The space is huge, you have 290 ft² (26.9 m²) of the floored space, plus 37.7 ft² (3.5 m²) under the porch visible in the picture.
There are no solid poles here, you have air beams instead, so this is why it is also in my list of best inflatable tents. The tent has 7 windows and dual cable access. The weight is considerable 92.6 lb (42 kg), but this is a huge tent.
So this was my list of the best Dark Rest tents for camping. It will be extended in the future as new great models appear on the market, so keep an eye on this text and have it bookmarked.
The differences in the prices of the tents on the list are drastic. So it makes sense checking all these models carefully before you decide.
Thank you for reading. If you did not find what you need, please check around, this site is all about family camping tents. In the case of questions or comments, please use the comment box below. If you know a dark room tent which I haven’t include let me know. Have a nice day.
I miss the Eureka Spring Creek tent. Eureka has more length in the sleeping area.
Hi Inge, I agree with you this is a great tent. But it is discontinued by the brand as far as I know, so it is still available at some sellers in EU, but not globally on Amazon.
It would be nice if you featured tents that were still available. Every one I try to find is no longer being sold/made. Certainly not in Canada. Very frustrating. A price idea or actual places to purchase these tents would be great.
Hi Terri, sorry for such a bad experience. Here is what happens: Amazon uses geo-location so it redirects visitors to their local Amazon stores, in your case this is Canada. Now, in some stores these items are obviously missing, I know this because I am also redirected to Amazon in France and can tell you the items are missing most of the time. I could disable this redirect and visitors would only see the US store items, but the advise is to keep it as a better option because people can still have a chance to order locally and to pay less for shipping.
But I assure you that I only put items that are really available in the main Amazon store and this is the US. So everything you have here in the site is available right now.
The prices are always accessible in every link (but this may not be displayed if the item is missing in your Amazon store of course), but I also always give the price separately (in USD); there is a separate subheading The price & rating, check in the posts and you will see it.