Here you have the best family camping tents for 4 people, all unique and with lots of space so that they can accommodate more users than what the official capacity tells you. Keep reading.
As pointed out in the title above, these are all family camping tents, and this means they offer lots of space for gear and your camping equipment. Some of them are so large that, if necessary, they can accommodate 2-3 people more. So these are everything but ordinary 4-person camping or backpacking tents, this is why they are in the list here.
Best 4 person camping tents
So here is my list of the camping tents for 4, they are ordered by the floor area from smaller to larger:
- Bushtec Adventure Delta Zulu Combo Canvas 4 Person Chalet Tent with Gazebo
- Jack Wolfskin Grand Illusion IV
- Ozark Trail 5-in-1 Convertible Instant Tent and Shelter
- Snow Peak Vault Dome Tent Ivory
- Big Agnes Wyoming Trail 4 Person Tent
- NTK Explorer GT Tent
- Snow Peak Entry 2 Room Elfield
- REI Co-op Wonderland X Tent
- Snow Peak Living Lodge M
- Snow Peak Dock Dome Pro. 6 Tent
- Robens Midnight Dreamer 4 Person Tent
- Coleman Ridgline Plus 4 Four Person Tent
- Vango Ringstead Air Adult Mixed Inflatable Tent
- Coleman Unisex Adult Weathermaster 4 Air Tent
- Ferrino Flow 4 Family Tent
- OLPRO Apollo 4 Berth Tent
- Coleman Spruce Falls 4 Person Family Tent
- Coleman Tent Meadowood Air 4 Person
- Zempire EVO TM V2 Tent
- Coleman Da Gama Unisex Outdoor Tunnel Tent
- Coleman Oak Canyon 4 Tent
- Kampa Hayling 4 Air TC Tent
- Coleman Tent Vail 4 Person
- Coleman Coastline Deluxe Tent 4 Person
- Coleman Granite Peak 4 Camping Tent
- Outwell Chatham 4 Person Air Tent
- Coleman Tent Cook 4
- Vaude Family Tent Badawi 4 Person
- Berghaus Air 4XL Tunnel Design 4 Person Family Tent
- Bushtec Adventure Echo 2200 Luxury Camping Tent
Regarding the shape and the design, you have all the basic types, and this means, cabin, dome, and tunnel tents. These are all top-quality structures, among the best tents on the market.
Regarding the materials, you will see synthetic and canvas tents, with all types of poles, and this means fiberglass, aluminum, steel, and air beams.
1. Bushtec Adventure Delta Zulu Combo Canvas 4 Person Chalet Tent with Gazebo
This Bushtec Adventure Delta Zulu Combo Canvas 4 Person Chalet Tent with Gazebo is relatively small with the inner area of 54 ft² (5 m²). But it has the huge porch which you can see above, and they sell separately several accessory elements so you can completely close the walls and the floor and have a huge tent.
This is also a 2-in-1 structure as you realize from the name, this means that the gazebo can use used independently, and the tent has several unique features. It is built from an incredibly strong canvas (cotton), so the tent is waterproof and breathable, for all seasons and all climates.
2. Jack Wolfskin Grand Illusion IV
In this Jack Wolfskin Grand Illusion IV tent you have only 53 ft² (5 m²) of the inner floored area, but it has also two vestibules so the total protected covered space is 104.3 ft² (9.77 m²). Its official capacity is 4 people and this is a true 2-layer tent with an inner taffeta and a full-coverage fly.
This is an extended dome tent with top quality DAC aluminum poles and a high waterproof rating. You have two doors and two solid windows. The tent is nicely ventilated with its 2 roof vents. It weighs 14.44 lb (6.55 kg).
3. Ozark Trail 5-in-1 Convertible Instant Tent and Shelter
This tent can be used as a 4-person family camping tent, but it offers much more. You have a completely unique system with 2 separate 4-person tents, one screenhouse, and an instant setup fly. This means that you can combine them in 5 different ways, and this explains the phrase 5-in-1 in its official name.
The weight of the whole set is 41 lb (18.6 kg) and the dimensions are 15 x 9 ft (457 x 274 cm). The area of one of the included 4-person tents is 56 ft² (5.2 m²), but you have yet another tent of the same size, and also yet another floorless screen room of the same size.
The tent is also very tall, you have the external peak height of 84 inches (213 cm). It is also incredibly affordable.
4. Snow Peak Vault Dome Tent Ivory
The Snow Peak Vault Dome Tent Ivory is a tunnel type tent with quality aluminum poles. It offers 2 vestibules and 3 doors. It can be used in practically all seasons and in any weather conditions.
The inner area is 66.2 ft² (6.2 m²), but you also have two vestibules that add around 48 + 20 ft² (4.4 + 1.8 m²). The weight is 20.32 lb (9.22 kg).
5. Big Agnes Wyoming Trail 4 Person Tent
This tent is in such a position here in the list because if its relatively small floored area of only 67.5 ft² (6.27 m²). Note this is about two separate tents under the fly.
But it includes also a huge central floorless living room or porch with its 42 ft² (3.9 m²), plus two vestibules that provide an area of 11 + 11 ft² (1 + 1 m²). In other words, the total covered area is 131.5 ft² (12.16 m²) and the tent is officially for 4 people only.
All in all, this is a very luxurious camping option. You have quality DAC aluminum poles, the tent has four doors, and plenty of storage pouches, plus a backpack style carry bag. The weight is 22 lb 5 oz (10.12 kg).
6. NTK Explorer GT Tent
The NTK Explorer GT tent is an extended dome with 2 separate inner tents and a central living room. The inner tents offer a floored sealed area of 67.8 ft² (6.3 m²), and in the living room you have 38.4 ft² (3.57 m²), but here the floor is not sealed.
So it can be described as a 3-room tent with a full coverage fly, and it is suitable for 3-season camping. The poles are fiberglass. The tent offers an awning shown in the picture, and the poles are included. The weight is 18.96 lb (8.6 kg), and the peak height is 76.77 inches (195 cm).
7. Snow Peak Entry 2 Room Elfield
The inner floored area of this tent is only around 68 ft² (6.3 m²), but the total protected area is huge, you have around 197 ft² (18.3 m²). This is a tall and freestanding tunnel-type tent for all seasons. It offers 4 double-layer doors and 2 inner tent doors.
The fabric is with a great waterproof rating and the poles are aluminum. You also have an extra roof protector. The tent weighs 34.2 lb (15.5 kg), and its overall dimensions are 19.68 x 12.47 ft (600 x 380 cm).
8. REI Co-op Wonderland X Tent
This is a unique tunnel-type but freestanding SUV-compatible tent. It has 6 doors and each of them can be used to create an awning. You have an inner tent for 4 people plus a large porch visible in the picture.
The tent is supported with top quality DAC aluminum poles, it has 6 roof vents, and inner storage pouches. The shell can be used on its own as a shade in the garden.
The weight is 35 lb 1 oz (15.9 kg) and the inner floor area is 70.5 ft² (6.5 m²). You have 38.3 ft² (3.5 m²) under the porch.
9. Snow Peak Living Lodge M
This is a huge 4-season cabin-style structure with a full coverage fly, and supported by aluminum poles. You have an inner tent that is fully protected and its inner floored area is around 76 ft² (7 m²).
But there is also a huge porch and vestibules. So the total protected area is around 239 ft² (22.1 m²). This tent is suitable for all seasons, it is very high with its peak height of 7.9 ft (241 cm), and it is included in my list of very tall camping tents. You have a footprint included. The weight is 52.9 lb (24 kg) and its official capacity is 3-5 people.
10. Snow Peak Dock Dome Pro. 6 Tent
This is an impressive all-year round double-layer tent that will protect you in any weather and in any season. It is incredibly well built, and with quality aluminum poles and fabric. The tent is dome-type and with many double-layer closable windows. You also have solid roof windows.
It can be connected to their Snow Peak Living Shell Long Pro shelter, and this is why it is in my list of best connecting tents. The tent weighs 28.2 lb (12.8 kg), and its official capacity is 4-6 people but the inner floored area is below 8 square meters, this is why I have added it here in the list. The peak height is 5.9 ft (180 cm).
11. Robens Midnight Dreamer 4 Person Tent
This Robens Midnight Dreamer 4 Person Tent is designed for 4 users, but it offers 3 rooms, and the total area is 101 ft² (9.37 m²). You have a huge waterproof rating, solid windows, and aluminum poles for full protection in any weather conditions.
This is a reliable tent that has been on the market for many years, tried and tested by many people. There are two large doors visible in the picture. The tent weighs 26 lb (11.8 kg).
12. Coleman Ridgline Plus 4 Person Tent
This Coleman Ridgline Plus 4 Four Person Tent is quite different from most of the tents here in the list. This is an extended dome so you have a central dome area which is a living room, plus two extensions on the sides where you have inner tents under the shell. So this is a 3-room structure, but note that the floor in the living room is linked-in and not sewn-in.
There are 2 doors, and 4 solid windows. The tent offers an awning configuration shown in the picture. Note that it is lightweight with its 22.92 lb (10.4 kg) of weight. The area in the sleeping rooms is 63.3 ft² (5.88 m²), but the total area is 105.3 ft² (9.79 m²) so this is plenty of space.
13. Vango Ringstead Air Adult Mixed Inflatable Tent
This Vango Ringstead Air Adult Mixed Inflatable Tent is with an official capacity of 4 people, but for this you have an area of 110 ft² (10.2 m²). The tent is very easy to use because it comes with inflatable beams instead of classic poles. I have included it in my list of best inflatable tents for camping.
The tent has a huge waterproof rating and it is suitable more or less for all seasons. The structure is tunnel type and there are 3 rooms here. This is also what they call a lights-out design so I have added it to my list of dark rest tents. The tent weighs 38.1 lb (17.3 kg).
14. Coleman Unisex Adult Weathermaster 4 Air Tent
This is tall and pleasant tent 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. I have included it also in my list of best dark rest tents.
The tent is a tunnel type but with inflatable beams. It is ventilated, with an E-cable port, a barrier-free access, storm straps, and a huge waterproof rating. You also have 3 solid windows. The weight is 42.3 lb (19.2 kg) and the inner area is 113 ft² (10.5 m²).
15. Ferrino Flow 4 Family Tent
This Ferrino Flow 4 Family Tent is a tunnel type structure that offers an area of 117.5 ft² (10.9 m²) and this is distributed in 3 rooms. Because of this it is also in my lits of best 3-room tents.
But this is also a tent with inflatable beams instead of classic poles, so I have added it to my list of tents with air beams. The tent has 3 rooms and 3 doors and its waterproof rating is huge. It weighs 28.66 lb (13 kg).
16. OLPRO Apollo 4 Berth Tent
This is a 2-room extended dome type tent. It is officially for 4 people and for this it offers around 117 ft² (10.9 m²) of the fully protected and floored area.
The tent is very tall, pleasant, and nicely ventilated. You have a very high waterproof rating and full protection for a 3-season family camping. The weight is 35.3 lb (16 kg).
17. Coleman Spruce Falls 4 Person Family Tent
This is a tent with a dark rest design and it blocks 99% of the light. You have a solid window and an impressive waterproof rating. The structure is an extended dome, with two inner tents and a central living room.
The tent is supported by fiberglass poles, it is nicely ventilated. The weight is 31.7 lb (14.4 kg) and its official capacity is 4 people. For this you have an area of 119 ft² (11 m²).
18. Coleman Tent Meadowood Air 4 Person
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. It comes with the dark rest design that block 99% of the sunlight.
But this is also a tent with inflatable beams instead of classic poles. You have solid windows, an e-cable port, and the tent is tall and pleasant. The weight is substantial, it weighs 43 lb (19.5 kg).
19. Zempire EVO TM V2 Tent
This tent has 3 rooms and its total floored area is 121 ft² (11.25 m²). It is tall and pleasant with tinted and mesh side windows, and with skylight windows.
It is also nicely ventilated and suitable for year round use, with a high waterproof rating and durable materials. It has two double-layer doors, e-cable ports, and many storage pouches. The tent is supported with air beams so it is easy to use. I have included it also in my list of best inflatable tents for camping. The weight is 53.4 lb (24.2 kg).
20. Coleman Da Gama Unisex Outdoor Tunnel Tent
This Coleman Da Gama Unisex Outdoor Tunnel Tent is an impressive tent, what you see in the picture above are steel poles. They are straight so the tent is a mix of a tunnel and a cabin tent.
You have 3 rooms and solid windows. The floor is fully sewn-in and the tent has a huge waterproof rating. There are 2 doors and floor vents. It weighs 37.7 lb (17.1 kg) and the total inner area is 121.6 ft² (11.3 m²). Note that it is very tall with its peak height of 78.74 inches (200 cm).
21. Coleman Oak Canyon 4 Tent
This Coleman Oak Canyon 4 person tent is with what they call black-out design. They claim it blocks 99% of the daylight in its sleeping rooms. In spite of the 4-person declared capacity, you have 122 ft² (11.34 m²) of the area, and if necessary, the tent can accommodate up to 7 people.
There are 3 rooms here, 2 doors, and 3 solid windows, and the waterproof rating is an impressive 4500 mm, so the tent is suitable for any conditions in a 3-season use. The weight is 41.4 lb (18.8 kg) and the peak height is 78.7 inches (200 cm).
22. Kampa Hayling 4 Air TC Tent
Here you have a polycotton construction with air beams, 3 separate rooms, solid windows, and dark bedrooms. So I have included it also in my list of best inflatable tents and best canvas tents for camping.
The inner area includes two bedrooms and one living room. There is also a large porch in front of the tent. The tent weighs 56 lb (25.38 kg) and the inner area is 123.6 ft² (11.48 m²). The porch area is 60.3 ft² (5.6 m²).
23. Coleman Tent Vail 4 Person
The Coleman Tent Vail 4 Person is a ventilated tunnel type tent that offers 3 separate rooms. The tent is built for the EU market and you have huge waterproof rating and full protection from the elements.
There are two doors and four solid windows, so the tent is fully enclosed and suitable for a cooler climate. The weight is 33.7 lb (15.3 kg) and the overall dimensions are 12.8 x 9.8 ft (390 x 300 cm). The total floored area if used without inner tent is 125 ft² (11.7 m²).
24. Coleman Coastline Deluxe Tent 4 Person
This Coleman Coastline Deluxe Tent 4 Person is a very typical tunnel tent with 3 rooms. It comes with solid windows and a huge waterproof rating that make it suitable for any weather conditions in 3-season camping.
The official capacity is 4 people, but the area is 127 ft² (11.8 m²). The floor is fully sewn-in and the tent can easily accommodate 3 people more. This is also a tall tent with a stand-up height of 78.74 inches (200 cm). It weighs 30 lb (13.5 kg).
25. Coleman Granite Peak 4 Camping Tent
This Coleman Granite Peak 4 Camping Tent has an inner area of 128 ft² (11.9 m²). This is large enough to accommodate up to 7 people. You have 3 rooms and the sleeping area is with a dark-rest technology. So glare is reduced and you can sleep longer in the morning or even during the day.
The windows are solid, and the tent is equipped with vents. The poles are fiberglass. As you realize, it has a huge awning but you can use it without it. The waterproof rating is huge and it comes with certified UV protection. The weight is 43 lb (19.5 kg) and the peak height is 78.7 inches (200 cm).
26. Outwell Chatham 4 Person Air Tent
This Outwell Chatham 4 Person Air Tent is with an official capacity of 4 people, but for this you gave 3 rooms with a floor area of 131.3 ft² (12.2 m²). There is also a large porch so the total protected area is around 196 ft² (18 m²).
The tent is without solid poles, you have inflatable beams instead. It comes with solid tinted windows, large doors, and a darkened sleeping area. The waterproof rating is huge so you have full protection from elements. The weight is 47 lb (21.3 kg).
27. Coleman Tent Cook 4
This Coleman Tent Cook 4 offers an area of 135.6 ft² (12.6 m²). So in spite of its official capacity of 4 people, it can easily accommodate 7, so you realize why it is included here in the list.
You have 3 rooms, 4 solid windows, and a huge waterproof rating. The floor is fully sewn-in and the tent is suitable for 3-seasons-plus family camping adventures. The poles are fiberglass. The tent weighs 30.2 lb (13.7 kg) and the peak height is great, you have 78.74 inches (200 cm).
28. Vaude Family Tent Badawi 4 Person
This Vaude Family Tent Badawi 4 Person is an impressive and very unique tent. It offers 3 rooms, and two of them are tents within the tents, each with space for two users, plus a large living room under the central dome. I have included it also in my list of tents with 3 rooms.
This is also a very tall tent with 84.6 inches (215 cm) peak height. The poles are top quality DAC aluminum, and the waterproof rating of the tent is huge 3000 mm. The tent weighs 26.8 lb (12.15 kg) and the total inner area is 137 ft² (12.7 m²).
29. Berghaus Air 4XL Tunnel Design 4 Person Family Tent
This tent offers a huge floored area of 168 ft² (15.6 m²), plus the porch area of 33 ft² (3.1 m²). The inner space is organized into 3 rooms, and you have solid windows, a high waterproof rating, and air beams instead of solid poles. This is why it is also in my list of best inflatable tents.
There are 2 E-cable ports and plenty of storage pouches in every room. The tent weighs 62.4 lb (28.3 kg), its peak height is impressive 84.6 inches (215 cm), and the packed size is 33.5 x 22.8 x 19.3 inches (85 x 58 x 49 cm).
This tent may be big for some users. So note that they have yet another much smaller which is also 4-person type and with air beams. So check the Berghaus Air 4 Inflatable 4 Person Family Tent with 3 rooms.
30. Bushtec Adventure Echo 2200 Luxury Camping Tent
This incredible Bushtec Adventure Echo 2200 Luxury Camping Tent is a canvas camping tent with a steel frame. You have two rooms and a huge porch, and its quality and durability are hard to match.
The official capacity is 4 people, but you have the inner area of 206 ft² (19.18 m²) so imagine. It can easily accommodate twice as many people if necessary. In fact, it is also in my list of extra large family camping tents.
The tent has 6 windows. They give a 3-year warranty on all parts, and they claim it is built to last over 15 years. Note that it is very heavy, no less than 500 lb (227 kg). The porch area is 77 ft² (7.15 m²) and the peak height is 10 ft (3 m).
So this was my list of camping tents for 4 people, and I hope you realize how impressive and unique these tents are. The list will be updated whenever I find an official 4-person tent worth adding here. So bookmark this post and visit occasionally.
Now, how to choose?
You have noticed that there are big differences in the weight of these tents. This is because of the fabric and the poles. The heaviest are those where you have a combination of canvas or polycotton and steel poles. The lightest are those with aluminum poles and with synthetic fabric. But they are all heavy, and this is normal when you see their floor area, those huge porches, and also their peak heights.
There are also huge differences in prices. Canvas tents are always expensive, but they are worth the money. Nevertheless, if you cannot afford something like this, you have some truly great options here. Those tents from Coleman are usually incredibly affordable.
You might want to read also our separate text on how to choose a family camping tent. Thank you for reading. Please let me know if you have questions or comments, there is a comment box below. I wish you a pleasant day and happy camping wherever you are in the world.
Hi, are all the inflatable tents self supporting? could you suggest me a inflatable tent for 4/5 persons that is self-supporting? Thanks
Inflatable beams are used for support instead of classic poles. In this sense, all inflatable tents are self-supporting, otherwise the presence of beams would not have any purpose. I hope this answers your question, let me know if you need more help.