Here I give the list of the best family camping tents with a full rain fly, all suitable for at least 3-season camping, very reliable, and with an easy setup.
Camping tents with rain fly – about terminology
♦ Some family camping tents are single-layer, which means the walls and the roof are waterproof. In such a case you do not have any fly. Typical examples of this type are the Nemo Wagontop tent and Coleman Instant tent. There are both good and bad sides of such a design, like a good packed size (because of less material) on one side, and the issue of condensation on the other side.
♦ In some other designs, the walls are waterproof and the roof is a mesh. This design is suitable for family camping tents and you should have much better ventilation in such tents. So the roof mesh must be protected and these tents have a minimal fly on the roof only.
You have such type in many cabin style tents and in instant tents. When you see such tents, you realize that such a minimal fly is there also to allow for unimpeded views through the huge windows which you usually have there.
But there are also dome type tents with such minimal fly. You will notice that these also have a window and a door with the window, so again the minimal fly is there to allow for views. Typical examples of this type are the Core 6 Person Dome tent and the Coleman 6 person Sundome tent.
♦ The third group is with tents that have a full-coverage fly. These are fully double layer designs, so you have:
- an inner tent that contains a lot of mesh, and,
- the full fly which protects the interior.
These tents are generally the most reliable structures (assuming that the fly is reliable and that the seams are fully sealed of course).
Here are all three types presented in pictures:
In this third group, you have mainly dome-style tents (but not always, see the Arctic Oven tent below), and this can be the simplest dome with an X-shaped pole structure or an extended dome shape where the dome is extended on one side or on both.
Below, I give my list of excellent examples of the camping tents with a full rain fly, ordered by the inner floor area from the smallest to the largest.
As you will realize from the text below, these are all relatively small camping tents so the declared capacity is in the range 6 – 8 people.
1. Jack Wolfskin Grand Illusion IV
This Jack Wolfskin Grand Illusion IV tent is here because of its huge fly that covers the inner dome tent and creates two vestibules. 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). Its official capacity is 4 people and this is a true 2-layer tent with an inner taffeta and a full-coverage fly. I have added it to my list of tents for cold weather camping.
This is a mix of an extended dome and a tunnel tent with top quality DAC aluminum poles and a high waterproof rating. The tent has two doors and two solid windows, and it is nicely ventilated with its 2 roof vents. It weighs 14.44 lb (6.55 kg).
2. NTK Indy GT XL 5/6 Person Tent
This NTK Indy GT XL 6 Person Tent is an extended dome for 3-season camping with a full-coverage fly, 2 large doors, and an awning configuration shown in the picture. The awning poles are included. It has a huge porch with a removable floor so it looks like a 2-room tent. The inner area is 62.4 ft² (5.8 m²).
The tent is with a very good ventilation because of its 3 vents. The poles are fiberglass and the waterproof rating is huge 2500 mm, as typical for all the tents from this brand.
Note also that this is an Amazon’s Choice product and the price is excellent. Please follow the link for more information.
3. NTK Texas GT up to 7 Persons Tent
This NTK Texas GT up to 7 Persons Tent is here because of its full fly which offers a complete protection. Note that its waterproof rating is great 2500 mm.
But this tent is unique in several ways. The structure is fully freestanding, with straight leg poles so I would put it in the group of cabin tents. It comes with 2 doors and 3 windows, and it allows for 2 awnings and the poles are included for this purpose.
This is a 2-room structure, or if you wish one room plus a huge screened porch, and this is why I have included it in my list of tents with screen room. The base is hexagon and half of it is its screen porch which is without a floor. But zippered panels are on its huge screens.
The inner area is 63.5 ft² (5.9 m²) and the same size is its screened area, so the total covered space is around 12 square meters. This is a very tall tent with 82.8 inches (210 cm) peak height.
4. Marmot Orbit 6P Tent
The inner area of this tent, which is only 77.5 ft² (7.2 m²), is in a big contrast to its total protected area. Namely, the porch which you have here is gigantic, around 100 square feet. So the total protected area is 182.5 ft² (16.9 m²), and this gives 30.4 ft² (2.8 m²) per person. You realize that in spite of its high position here in the list (the tents are ordered by the inner area), the tent offers far more space than many other tents. But the fact is that the inner area is really too small for the declared 6 people capacity.
The tent is built from quality materials, you have the best DAC poles, the fabric is polyester, and the waterproof rating is 1500 mm for the fly and 2000 mm for the floor. Obviously, this is a full-coverage design and the fly is huge. The porch is with three entry doors, so the tent is very functional. Please read more in my full review.
5. ALPS Mountaineering Taurus 5 Outfitter Tent
This is a 5-person tent so the inner area which it offers is only 80 ft² (7.44 m²). But the two vestibules add 32 ft² (3.25 m²), so the total protected area is 112 ft² (10.7 m²), and you have 22.4 ft² (2.14 m²) per person. The materials used in the construction are very durable, the floor is no less than 210D nylon and the fly is 75D polyester. The poles are high-quality aluminum.
The waterproof rating for the floor and the fly is 1500 mm and with such a full fly you have complete protection from elements. There are only very small mesh sections on the inner tent, so it is better suited for a cooler environment. Please see more in my full review.
6. Eureka Boondocker Hotel 6 Tent
The Boondocker tent is high in the list here because of its modest inner tent area which is only 82 ft² (7.6 m²). But make no mistake, this tent has two huge vestibules. In fact, one of them is a true garage and the total space per person is 23 ft² (2.16 m²). This is a new tent on the market which they launched in 2018.
The tent is with a unique detail here in the list and this is related to its full-coverage fly. It has a window on the fly and it is with mesh and panel, and you have a zipper on the inner tent to get to this external window to close it when needed.
You have two entrance doors and one window. The waterproof rating is 1800 mm for the fly and 3000 mm for the floor. So the tent offers full protection in a 3-season use. Please read more in my full review.
7. Kelty Trail Ridge 6 Person Tent
The Trail Ridge 6 tent is a very typical dome style tent with a simple X-shape poles structure, and an easy setup. The structure is freestanding and very lightweight. So this is an excellent choice if you need to carry it to some shorter distances. Note that there is also a bigger cousin of this tent, the Kelty Trail Ridge 8 with the same features, so no need to present it separately.
Note that the gear loft is included as well as the footprint. As you see from the picture above, the tent is with a stargazing design. You have two doors and two vestibules, so the tent offers lots of space for the storage of gear. You have 82 ft² (7.62 m²) of the inner floor area, plus 34 ft² (3.2 m²) under the two vestibules.
The fly is the main point of the story, so indeed, it is a full coverage type, and the mentioned vestibules are the part of it. All in all, this is a really simple but reliable tent from a renown brand.
8. Big Agnes Bunk House 6 Tent
This tent offers more than what you would conclude from its position here in the list where I ranked it according to its inner floor area which is only 83 ft² (7.7 m²). There are two vestibules so the total protected area is 139 ft² (12.9 m²).
The tent is with two doors and two asymmetric vestibules that allow for the awning configuration shown in the picture above. You have top-quality aluminum poles and a full-cover fly and this is why the tent is here in the list.
There is much more, this is a versatile design that allows for several different configurations, including a unique shelter mode configuration and a unique carry bag design. Note also this is a very tall tent with 81 inches (203 cm) peak height.
9. Eureka Space Camp 6 Person Tent
This Space Camp 6 is a tent from a completely new series by Eureka. They launched it for the 2019 season together with a smaller 4-person tent. This is a tent with very strong aluminum poles, a dome style construction, but the legs poles are almost straight and the ceiling sections are pre-bent. So the tent looks boxy like a cabin style tent.
The inner area is only 83 ft² (7.7 m²) but the tent is with two vestibules so the total area is 122.5 ft² (11.4 m²). The vestibules doors are asymmetric in the design, the front one shown above is with dual zippers and the other is with a single central zipper.
This is a camping tent, it weighs 16 lb 1 oz (7.28 kg) and the packed size is such that you can transport it even on a bicycle. The fly is full coverage type and you have complete protection from elements. Please follow the link for more.
10. MSR Habitude 6-Person Camping Tent
This MSR Habitude 6-Person Camping Tent is here because of its full-coverage fly which provides full protection in a 3-season use. You have one very tall door and one huge vestibule created by this fly.
This is a top-quality dome structure with aluminum poles, it is portable and lightweight, and very easy to use. It weighs 14 lb (6.35 kg), so you can carry it on some shorter tours. The tent offers 83 ft² (7.7 m²) of space in the inner area and also 13.8 ft² (1.28 m²) under its vestibule.
11. Marmot Limestone 6
The Limestone 6 is somewhat similar to the Kelty Trail Ridge tent, so here again, you have a dome type tent. Though the poles are of a different design and the walls are quite vertical, and it looks almost like a cabin type tent. This is a very lightweight and freestanding structure, completely reliable and suitable for any weather conditions in a 3-season use.
You have 2 doors and the tent is covered with a top-quality waterproof fly which creates two vestibules. The total inner area is 83.3 ft² (7.75 m²) and the two asymmetric vestibules create an additional 27 ft² + 12 ft² (2.5 m² + 1.1 m²) of a fully protected area.
Note that you have a 3000 mm waterproofness rating for the floor, and 1500 mm for the full coverage fly.
12. Mountainsmith Conifer 5 Plus Tent
The Conifer 5 Plus tent is a 5-person extended-dome style lightweight and portable hiking and backpacking tent. With its full-coverage fly and the impressive waterproof rating, this tent offers full protection from elements. Note that you have 2000 mm for the fly and 5000 mm for the floor.
The inner area is not particularly big, you have 84 ft² (7.75 m²) but the tent is with two vestibules that add 33 ft² (3.1 m²). So this is plenty of the protected area. I mentioned it was portable, so indeed you have 14.69 lb (6.7 kg) and it is also nicely packable. Please read more in my full review.
13. Sierra Designs Nomad 6 Person Tent
This Sierra Designs Nomad 6 Person Tent is from their new series and you realize why it is here in the list. You have two vestibules created by its full fly so the total protected area is 120 ft² (11.1 m²). The inner area is 84.4 ft² (7.84 m²). The tent weighs 12 lb 13 oz (5.81 kg). Because of such a weight, I have included it also in my list of best 6-person backpacking tents.
It has two doors and you also have a vent on the fly. It comes with top-quality DAC aluminum poles. Note that it has an integrated window on the fly.
14. Eureka Midori Basecamp 6 Tent
The Eureka Midori is an incredibly lightweight tent and nicely packable. This is a very simple design but it offers all you need for occasional camping tours. Its weight makes it a very versatile option, suitable even for hiking and backpacking tours.
The structure is freestanding and the inner area is 85 ft² (7.9 m²), so it offers a bit more than the models above. But you also have 2 vestibules which provide 38 ft² (3.5 m²) in total. Please see more in my full review.
15. Eureka X-Loft 6 Person Tent
It is unusual to see a tunnel type tent in this group, and this X-Loft 6 person tent is exactly this. So this is a double-layer structure with an inner tent and a full-coverage fly. When covered with the fly it looks like a dome tent.
The tent offers 85 ft² (7.9 m²) in the inner tent and there are also two vestibules with a total area of 46.5 ft² (4.3 m²). So the total covered area is 131.5 ft² (12.2 m²) and this is quite a lot of useful space. The waterproof rating is 1800 mm for the fly and 2000 mm for the floor. This is quite decent for a normal 3-season camping. Please read more in my full review.
16. Kelty Sequoia 6 Person Tent
The Sequoia 6 Tent is a completely new model that they launched in February 2018. The full fly is quite unusual to see in such a tall structure – you have 82 inches (208 cm) the peak height here. This makes it very livable of course. The inner floor area looks relatively small, so you have 87 ft² (8 m²), but see the vestibule – it offers another 42 ft² (3.9 m²) of the covered space.
So this is an impressive tent that offers a full protection; the waterproof rating is 1800 mm for the fly and for the floor. The poles are incredibly durable steel material. The packed size is also impressive, please see more in my review.
17. Mountain Hardwear Optic 6 Tent
The Optic 6 tent is an unusual design with two doors positioned next to each other around the same corner. This creates a large angle for views around. This must be the reason for the word optic in the name.
The two vestibules are asymmetric and one allows for the awning configuration which you can see in the picture. You have all quality materials here, and those include DAC DA-17 aluminum poles.
The waterproof rating is impressive, 3000 mm for the fly and the floor, so this tent provides full protection in a 3-season use. The tent provides 86 ft² (8 m²) of the inner area, and there are also two asymmetric vestibules that add some covered space so the total protected area is 112.6 ft² (10.5 m²). Please follow the link below to read more.
18. Kelty Outback 6 3-Season Camping Tent
The Kelty Outback 6 is a reliable and inexpensive entry-level tent, and a tent for occasional use for families and groups. This is a dome structure, very lightweight and with an easy setup.
The inner tent is mostly a mesh and on the floor, you have a 68D polyester and with the polyurethane coating. The same material is on the full-coverage fly. The waterproofness rating is quite appropriate for 3-season use and you have 1800 mm.
The tent is only with one door which is not so great, and the poles are fiberglass, so a bit of care is needed. But as I said, this is an entry-level tool. It offers 87 ft² (8.1 m²) of the inner floor area and an additional 22 ft² (2 m²) of the protected space under the vestibule. Note that it is only 6.9 kg of weight, so it is portable in backpacks if used by groups of friends.
19. Kelty Wireless Tent 6 Person
This Kelty Wireless 6 is a tent from their new series launched for the season 2020. So this is a quite typical dome tent but it is with a full fly and this is why it is included here. The fly creates two useful vestibules so the total inner area is 87.2 ft² (8.1 m²) plus 32 ft² (3 m²) under the two vestibules combined.
The tent may look low in the picture, but it is surprisingly tall for such a type with a peak height of 76 inches (193 cm). The weight is 17 lb 3 oz (7.8 kg).
It comes with a feature unique to Kelty, and they call it Quick Corners design. So you have no grommets in the corners, they have added some sleeves that keep the poles in place and they will not jump out when you go to the other side to fix the pole in another similar corner.
20. The North Face Kaiju 6 Person Tent
This Kaiju 6 offers a relatively small sleeping area for 6 people, 86.7 ft² (8.1 m²), but it has a huge porch plus a vestibule on the other side. So the total area here is 154 ft² (14.5 m²), and this means 25.7 ft² (2.4 m²) per person. The tent is also very tall with 80 inches (203 cm) peak height.
Obviously, this is a full-coverage fly tent so you have a complete protection from elements. It comes with aluminum poles and with many storage pockets inside. The picture above shows the roll-up feature with the fly, which you can use when the sky is clear to increase ventilation.
The tent weighs 19 lb 2.6 oz (8.69 kg), so this is a camping tent, 3-season, and to be used at places with a car access. Please follow the link for more.
21. Exped Ursa VI Tent
This Ursa VI tent is quite an exceptional and unique structure. This is a tunnel type tent with three standard loops plus one extra ridge pole that crosses the poles and makes it freestanding. Obviously, it is here because of its full-coverage fly. It creates large vestibules on the two sides where you have the two doors.
This is a 2-room structure with the front smaller room which has a zippered floor so you can roll it to the side if you want to use this space for cooking or for sitting. The capacity is 2 – 6 people according to the manufacturer. The tent offers the total protected area of 122 ft² (11.4 m²), and the inner area is 88 ft² (8.2 m²), so this is why the tent is in this position on the list.
The poles are top class DAC aluminum, the waterproof rating is 1500 mm for the fly and 5000 mm for the floor. This is nylon rip-stop, so all in all, you have top-notch materials used in the construction. Please follow the link for more.
22. Big Agnes Tensleep Station 6 Tent
Here you have the new 2018 version of the famous tent from Big Agnes. The full coverage fly is with a 1500 mm waterproof rating so you will surely be protected in any weather conditions in a 3-season use.
The tent is extended dome type and its declared capacity is 6 people. The floor area is 90 ft² (8.4 m²), but you also have two vestibules which provide 38.5 ft² + 10 ft² (3.6 + 0.9 m²). The main front vestibule is particularly functional and it allows for several awning configurations with the help of trekking poles, one is shown in the picture.
The packed size is also great 27 x 15 x 5 inches (68 x 38 x 12 cm), so you can transport it on a motorbike. Please see more in my detailed review.
23. Mountainsmith Cottonwood 6P Tent
This tent is here in the list because of its fly, and it is indeed a full coverage type with a single but large vestibule which looks more like a porch than a vestibule. The waterproof rating is really good, 2000 mm for the fly and 5000 mm for the floor. The poles are aluminum. Now imagine all this for just some $160 or so as of the moment of writing this text.
The inner tent area is 90 ft² (8.4 m²) and the vestibule area is 29.5 ft² (2.7 m²). The declared capacity is 6 people, so this is quite enough space for all the users and their stuff. The weight is only 13 lb 5 oz (6.04 kg) and this is why I have included it in my list of the best 6-person backpacking tents.
The tent has some unique features, there are windows on the fly, with panels and mesh. The structure is freestanding but the porch has its own pole and it should be staked. Please follow the link for more.
24. KAZOO Family Camping Tent Saturn
This KAZOO Family Camping Tent is a cabin-style tent yet it is with a full fly so this is already one unusual feature. But this is a really nicely built instant tent and fully freestanding.
It comes with a high waterproof rating and aluminum poles for full protection in a 3-season use. The tent has 2 unusual fly windows, 2 huge doors, and it is very tall. The weight is 17.85 lb (8.1 kg) and the area is modest for its declared 6-8 person capacity, it offers 90.3 ft² (8.4 m²). In view of this, it can accommodate up to 6 people and I have added it also to my list of best 6 person tents.
25. Big Agnes Flying Diamond 6
This is one of the most versatile tents here and on the market in general, with many exceptional features. You have 2 rooms here, created by a removable divider.
The tent is an extended dome type, but it looks like a tunnel tent with the two entrances from the two ends. You have lost of space here; the inner floor area is 92 ft² (8.5 m²) and the two vestibules create 26 + 6 ft² (2.4 + 0.6 m²).
Inside, you have an incredible number of storage pockets, 16 in total. I do not remember any tent with so many storage elements.
The full fly offers multiple configurations both on the vestibules and on the main tent body, you will see them in my full review, so please follow the link below. Ventilation is excellent due to no less than 6 vents on the fly. So this is a very versatile and reliable tent for 3-season use.
26. Slumberjack Adult Daybreak Tent 6 Person
This Daybreak 6 tent is the largest in the series that includes tents for 2, 3, 4, and 6 people. Its best features are the full coverage fly and the awning configuration shown in the picture. You use your trekking poles to create such a structure.
The fly and the floor are with 1200 mm waterproof rating and the materials are reasonably durable. The inner tent is all mesh, so the tent is better suited for warm-weather camping. The poles are fiberglass.
If you would want to have some numbers, here they are. The weight is 16.6 lb (7.54 kg), the floor area is 91.1 ft² (8.5 m²) and you also have a large vestibule that offers 27.7 ft² (2.6 m²). Note also that the tent is very affordable.
27. Slumberjack Roughhouse 6 Person Tent
This Roughhouse 6 tent is a larger of the two from the new 2018 series from Slumberjack. This is an elongated structure with straight side walls so it looks like a dome-cabin hybrid.
The poles are a combination of steel on the sides and fiberglass on the roof. The tent is also rather low with 61 inches (155 cm) peak height, so this is a rather strong and stable structure.
As you realize from the picture, you have a full coverage fly for complete protection. The waterproof rating is 1200 mm. The inner tent is all mesh, so this is a tool for warm-weather camping. The weight is 22.06 lb (10 kg) and the inner area is 94.2 ft² (8.7 m²), while the vestibule offers 29.4 ft² (2.7 m²).
28. Kelty Discovery 6 Tent
The Kelty Discovery 6 Tent presented here is the new version of the tent that has been on the market for many years. This is a simple dome with a full-coverage fly. It offers an inner area of 97.5 ft (9 m²) and you also have 25 ft² (2.3 m²) under its vestibule.
The tent is with 2 fiberglass poles and 1 door. There are vents on the fly, you need such a feature with such a full fly. You will want to know that the tent is very affordable.
29. Marmot Halo 6P Tent
This interesting design includes an innovative encircling overhead pole and this is the reason for the word ‘halo’ in its name. The tent is formally a dome shape, but the extra halo pole shown in the picture above adds lots of interior volume.
You have no less than 96.7 ft² (9 m²). of the inner floor area here, plus 64 square feet (6 m²) under the vestibules. So this is a very livable construction with lots of floor and elbow room. Two large doors only add to this overall feeling. The poles are top-notch DAC Press-Fit aluminum.
You have ground-level vents and an integrated fly vent, so this together with mesh on the walls and ceiling provides a really good ventilation. The walls material is a durable 68D polyester taffeta and the floor is 150D with a 3000 mm waterproof rating. The mighty fly which creates two vestibules is a ripstop polyester 68D 210T with an 1800 mm rating. The interior height is impressive for a dome tent, you have 76 inches (192 cm) in the center.
Note that they have a 4-person version in this series, and a footprint as well which can be ordered separately.
30. Slumberjack Trail Tent 6
This Trail 6 tent is a simple dome structure with the inner area of 99 ft² (9.2 m²), but it also has two vestibules and when you add them to the numbers you get the total protected area of 154 ft² (14.4 m²), and this means 25.7 ft² (2.4 m²) per person.
The poles are fiberglass and the fabric is durable 75D polyester with 1200 mm waterproof rating for the fly and the floor. The tent has been on the market for a number of years already, there are many reports and everything is known about it. So you know what you buy, this is a reliable tent at a fair price. Please read more in my detailed review.
31. ALPS Mountaineering Taurus 6 Tent
The Taurus 6 is from a series that includes tents for 2, 4, and 6 people. These are tents with a very simple structure, only 2 fiberglass poles, but you have 2 doors and 2 large vestibules. Note that the fly is with solid windows.
The tent is nicely positioned here in the list in view of its good size. The inner area is 100 ft² (9.3 m²) but you also have two vestibules which add 45.5 ft² (4.2 m²). So the total protected area is 145.5 ft² (13.5 m²).
The waterproof rating is very good, you have 1500 mm for the fly and 2000 mm for the floor. This is all quite durable polyester. Please read more in my full review.
32. NTK Omaha GT 6 Person Tent
This Omaha GT 6 tent offers 100 ft² (9.3 m²) of the inner floor area and 48 ft² (4.4 m²) under its two vestibules created by the full fly. The fly is with two vents and two large vestibule panels that allow for the awning setup which is shown in the picture (the poles shown are steel and they are included in the package).
You have a 2500 mm waterproof rating for the fly, and the floor is a thick seamless polyethylene, so the tent offers a full protection from elements. The poles are fiberglass and there are three of them; two create a dome structure and the third is used to support the larger of the two vestibules.
Note that the tent is heavy because of those poles, it weighs 24.9 lb (11.3 kg) but the packed size is excellent and the same holds for the price, this is a very affordable tent. Please follow the links for more.
33. NTK Arizona GT 7 to 8 Person Tent
This NTK Arizona GT 7 to 8 Person Tent is a new tent on the market. This is a reliable extended dome tent with 2 doors and 2 windows, with a full-coverage fly, and great waterproof rating. Those windows are with mesh and with zippered panels that can be open from outside. This all makes it suitable for 3-season use.
The poles are fiberglass. It also offers an awning configuration so this extends the covered area so you can sit in the shade or use it for cooking. The tent weighs 24.9 lb (11 kg) and the inner area is around 101 ft² (9.4 m²).
34. GEERTOP 4-6 Person Teepee Tent
This GEERTOP 4-6 Person Teepee Tent is quite unique here in the list. As you realize from the name, this is a teepee-type tent but with a modern design. So this is a nicely built two-wall tent and this is already one feature that sets it apart from many teepees on the market.
It is here in the list because of its full fly. Note that this is a polycotton fabric, a blend of cotton and polyester. So I have all the good reasons to include it also in my list of best canvas tents.
The tent is a single-pole construction with a fully sealed floor, and with a footprint included. The waterproof rating for the fly is 2000 mm. The tent weighs 14.2 lb (6.45 kg) and the area is 107 ft² (9.9 m²).
35. Outwell Cloud 5 Encounter Tent
The Cloud 5 tent is a 5-person structure with 2 rooms. So you have the inner tent with its own fully sewn-in and sealed floor, plus a front room with a removable bathtub floor.
You have 2 entry doors and 2 PVC tinted windows, plus 2 inner doors. Obviously, the shell (the fly) is a full coverage type and its waterproof rating is impressive 3000 mm. The floor is with a 10000 mm waterproof rating.
The tent offers an area of 114 ft² (10.6 m²), and this is more than enough for 5 people. The poles are fiberglass. Please read more in my full review.
36. NTK Colorado GT 8 to 9 Person Tent
This NTK Colorado GT 8 to 9 Person Tent is a full-coverage dome-style 3-season tent with two vestibules and two doors, a 2500 mm high waterproof rating, and an incredible price. Because of the vestibules it is semi-freestanding, but the setup is very easy.
The tent is in this position in the list because of its size. So you have 120 ft² (11.16 m²) of the inner area, plus around 39 ft² (3.6 m²) under vestibules and this is more than many of the tents here offer.
It comes with fiberglass poles and with a bathtub floor construction where they use polyethylene so you are safe from groundwater. There is also an e-cable port, a couple of wall pockets and a lantern loop.
37. Big Agnes Mad House Mountaineering Tent 8
This Big Agnes Mad House Mountaineering Tent 8 Person is here because of its full fly that offers a complete protection from elements. But this is a true two-layer structure with an inner tent which is all taffeta. The inner tent has several mesh sections but they all can be zipped and closed. They match the 6 vents on the outer shell, you can see some in the picture above.
The tent is with two doors on the 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.
There are 16 storage pouches in the tent, the poles are aluminum and the same is with stakes. The tent’s inner area is 124 ft² (11.5 m²). Please follow the link for more.
Note that they have a 6-person version of this tent, the Big Agnes Mad House Mountaineering Tent 6 Person.
38. Marmot Limestone 8 Tent
The Limestone 8 is only by the name similar to its smaller cousin Limestone 6 presented above. In this case, you have an extended dome style tent with an extra room in the extended section which you see in the picture above. This is what makes this tent very special here in the group; it is formally a 2-room tent.
The tent has 2 doors and it is a very reliable tool for a 3-season use, with 5 DAC DA17 color-coded poles, and fully waterproof.
The floor area is 130 ft² (12 m²), and you have extra covered space under the vestibules which adds 32 ft² (3 m²). The picture above shows it with the fly which is with this front vestibule that allows for several configurations, including the awning setup.
39. Coleman Octagon 98 Full Fly Tent
Here you have a cabin style tent with steep walls and with an interesting feature visible in the picture, and this is the hinged door on the front. The inner tent is mainly a mesh in the upper part, and the fly is with 6 vertical zippers that you can open and have panoramic views. It comes with a removable divider inside, so formally this is a 2-room tent.
The declared capacity is 8 people, but the floor area is only 122 ft² (11.3 m²), so better downgrade the capacity by half if you use it for family camping. The tent is really livable and pleasant, and it offers a full protection from elements. The rating by users on Amazon is exceptionally high, 4.5/5. Please see more in my detailed review.
40. The North Face 2-Meter Dome tent 8
This North Face 2-Meter Dome tent 8 is a true winter tent built for the harshest conditions. This is a two-layer structure with both layers having a 1500 mm waterproof rating, and a floor with a 10000 mm waterproof rating. This is a hemisphere construction which is able to withstand the strongest winds in Antarctica and in the Himalayas.
The tent offers an area of 125 ft² (11.6 m²). There are 12 Easton aluminum poles, and the fabric is very strong here as you would expect from such a tent, you have 210D and 420D nylon oxford. Note that this is an incredibly expensive tent, with the price tag close to $5000. Please follow the link for more.
41. Chinook Twin Peaks Guide 6-Person Plus Fiberglass Pole Tent
The picture I give here for this Twin Peaks Guide 6 tent shows its unique design. It includes two dome structures that are connected by an inner door and the front section is a screen part. But it is here in the list because of its full fly that covers both sections completely to the ground. However, the fly has zippers on the sides and they create large windows on the screen room.
The inner room is with a bathtub style floor but the front room’s floor is removable. There are buckles in the corners to fix it in place.
This tent offers full protection from the rain in both sections, both the fly and the floor are with 2000 mm waterproof rating. The poles are fiberglass and this is why the tent is heavy, 28 lb 8 oz (12.9 kg). The capacity is 6 people, the total area is 128 ft² (11.9 m²) so indeed it can accommodate such a number of users if they sleep in both rooms. Note that both rooms are very tall with 81 inches (206 cm) peak height. Please follow the link below for more.
42. Marmot Guest House 6-Person Tent
This tent is in such a position here in the list because of its big area which is no less than 129.3 ft² (12.1 m²). But it has vestibules as well so the total covered area is 163.3 ft² (15.3 m²).
This is an extended dome construction with 4 doors and 2 rooms, and with mentioned 3 vestibules. The tent is very tall with the peak height 76 inches (193 cm) so this is a pleasant structure that offers full protection from elements.
The poles are top quality DAC aluminum and the fly is with 1500 mm waterproof rating. The floor is with a 2000 mm rating. There are vents on the fly and the inner tent is with many storage pockets. I have included it also in my list of best 6-person tents.
43. Chinook Titan Lodge Aluminum Tent – 8 Person
The Chinook Titan Lodge is in this list because of its full fly, but it is also a rather big and tall tent. So the hight is 88 inches (224 cm) which is not so frequent in dome-style tents and its declared capacity is 8 people in the floor area of 140 ft² (13 m²). I have included it in my list of very tall tents.
This is a true 3-season freestanding tent with a strong frame created by 4 poles that have 5 intersections. The waterproof rating is 2000 mm. So clearly, it is designed to withstand lots of pressure. It has 2 rooms and 4 extra-large doors. Such a luxury you will not see in many dome type tents on the market. The weight is 30 lb 4 oz (13.7 kg) and the packed size is 30.5 x 12 x 11.5 inches (77 x 30 x 29 cm). Please follow the link to read more.
44. NTK Super Arizona GT Tent
The full coverage fly tents are usually smaller structures as you realize from the examples above. But this NTK Super Arizona is a great exception. You have 210 ft² (19.5 m²) of the floor area here and the tent is very tall, with a peak height of 83 inches (210 cm). If you feel that this is too big for you, note that they have also a 9-person version.
So this is a 2-room structure with an awning configuration and it is suitable for a 3-season use. It is quite elongated and it looks like a tunnel tent, but this is a rather specific extended dome tent. You have two entry doors here and the waterproof rating is quite impressive 2500 mm. I should add also that it comes with a really fair price tag. Please read more in my full review.
Final thoughts & Editor’s Choice tent
So this was my list of family camping tents with full rain fly, and as you realize you have a plethora of options to choose. This can be confusing indeed, so perhaps this may help a bit:
- All of them are at least 3-season tents, and they all provide full protection for such a use. So these are reliable tools, and you can only check their features in detail to see what suits you best, and check the prices as well.
- But some of them are even more than that, so, for example, you have the Big Agnes Flying Diamond 6 which is described as a 3-season-plus tent. See also The North Face 2-Meter Dome tent 8.
- If you need some privacy in the tent, note that some of them have dividers to create rooms. For example, you have this feature in the Big Agnes Flying Diamond 6 and also in the Marmot Limestone 8 Tent.
- The lightest option is the Eureka Midori 6 tent. This is also one of the most affordable and most packable options.
Marmot Guest House 6-Person Tent, Crocodile, One Size, 39110-4764-ONE$559.30
So good luck with searching for your full fly tent. Please use the comment box below if you would want to add something or if you have some questions. I wish you a nice day.