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:
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. 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).
4. 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).
5. 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).
6. 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).
7. Robens Vista 400 Tent
This Robens Vista 400 Tent is with the official capacity of 4 people, but you have 97 ft² (9 m²) of the floored area, and this space is organized into two rooms. The peak height is impressive at 76.8 inches (195 cm).
This is a polycotton tent, and this means a breathable blend of 65% polyester and 35% cotton. It is inflatable, so you have three air beams instead of classic poles, only the porch is supported by an aluminum pole. The waterproof rating for the shell is 3000 mm and for the sewn-in groundsheet 210T Oxford polyester it is 10000 mm.
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8. 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).
9. 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.
10. Ferrino Meteora 4 Family Tent
This Ferrino Meteora 4 Family Tent is a tunnel type as you realize from the picture. It has 3 rooms, and two of them are a tent inside the shell tent, plus a large living room on the front. The structure is fully sealed so the living room can also be used for sleeping for two people more, so the tent can easily accommodate 6 people.
The tent comes with an excellent waterproof rating, it is nicely packable and easy to use. There are 2 doors and the poles are fiberglass. The tent weighs 20.7 lb (9.4 kg) and its total inner area is 105 ft² (9.8 m²).
11. 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).
12. 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).
13. 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).
14. 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).
15. 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).
16. 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).
17. 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).
18. 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).
19. 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).
20. 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).
21. 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).
22. 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 sythetic 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.