Here you have a list of the best tunnel tents for camping currently available on the market. Many of them are with an impressive waterproof rating and all are suitable for 3-season use.
If you follow the developments in the tents industry you will notice that most of the tunnel type tents on Amazon come from the European brands. They also share some common features which include PVC windows, the absence of mesh on the ceiling, multiple rooms, impressive waterproof rating, etc.
This is partly due to climate, so they are built as enclosed structures that keep the warmth and prevent too much draft. Not every tunnel type tent is suitable for a very warm environment, in fact the majority of the models here in the list are better suited for a cooler and wet area.
Tunnel tents are rarely freestanding, this is due to their design (but you will see some great exceptions below in the list). You always have many guylines to stake them to the ground. So bear this in mind when you plan your camping spots.
Note also that most of those presented here belong to what is called dark rest or lights out tents (some call them also blackout tents). This means that the sleeping area is darker, the daylight is reduced and you can sleep longer in the morning.
My list of the best tunnel camping tents
Below is the list of the tents ordered by the inner floor area from smaller to larger:
The list contains the following types:
- Air beam tents. These are with inflatable beams instead of poles.
- Tents with classic poles.
- Some of them have both classic poles and inflatable beams.
- 2-room tents.
- 3-room tents.
- 4-room tents.
- 5-room tents. Yes, you are reading correctly, there are many of them here with such an incredible structure.
- One of the tents is insulated, so again, yes you are reading correctly, this is a unique item among all tunnel tents on the market.
Note that this list is just a selection and some of them are just representatives of some series (for example in the case of the tents for 5, 6, and 8 people sometimes I present only one here). So just to know, there are many more tunnel-type tents presented here in the site, please check in the Category tunnel tents.
1. REI Kingdom 6 Person Tent
This REI Kingdom 6 Person Tent presented here is the latest version of this tent that has been on the market for many years. This is a tunnel tent and this is why it is here, but it is a freestanding 2-room tent with aluminum poles. The tent is nicely ventilated with its 4 roof vents, and it has an incredible number of storage pouches.
You have 2 doors and one large vestibule, and the divider between the rooms is removable. It allows for an awning configuration. The tent weighs 21 lb 6 oz (9.7 kg), its floor area is 83.3 ft² (7.7 m²), and under the vestibule you have 29 ft² (2.7 m²) of the protected area.
Note that there is also a larger 8-person version, the REI Kingdom 8 Person Tent with very similar features.
2. Eureka X-Loft 6 Person Tent
The X-Loft 6 person tent is quite different from all other tents here. It is small when compared with others and light enough to be carried on the trail. But this is also a double-layer structure with an inner tent and a full-coverage fly. So it looks like a dome tent but indeed this is a tunnel structure.
It offers 85 ft² (7.9 m²) in the inner tent and this is quite modest. But 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). The waterproof rating is 1800 mm for the fly and 2000 mm for the floor, quite enough for 3-season camping. Please read more in my full review.
3. Therm-a-Rest Tranquility 6 Person Tent
This Tranquility 6 tent is a tunnel-shaped tent of a particular type. It has two loop poles on the two ends that create a very unique arched pole structure, plus the pole in the middle that is Y-shaped on both ends, so this central pole makes the tent freestanding. But there is more to this, the same split-pole supports vestibules on the two ends, and these vestibules are a part of the tent itself and not created by the fly.
The area is relatively small for 6 people, you have 66 ft² (6 m²) of the inner space plus 32 ft² (3 m²) vestibule area. The tent has 2 rooms, 2 doors, and 2 vestibules, and it is very tall, with the doors on the opposite sides.
You have quality materials here, the poles are aluminum, the waterproof rating for the fly and tent is 1500 mm and 10000 mm for the floor. Please follow the link for more.
4. Coleman Cabin Camping Tent with Screen Room
This 6 person Coleman Cabin Camping Tent with Screen Room is shown here without the fly on purpose. Now you can see how beautifully designed and pleasant this tent is with its floored screen room. So in spite of the official name, in fact, this is a typical tunnel-type tent and this is why it is here in the list.
With its nice screen room, it is most suitable for summer camping, as you see it is with windows on all sides. I have included it also in my list of best screen room tents. They build this tent in two different variants, without and with a waterproof porch, you will see this if you follow the link below.
The tent has one door, the mentioned screen room in front, and an e-cable port. It is also very affordable. As for the numbers, it weighs 32.5 lb (14.74 kg), the inner area is around 97 ft² (9 m²).
5. Robens Green Castle Tent
This Robens Green Castle 6 Person Tent is a tunnel-shape 3-room structure with some interesting and unique features. It can be described as a tent for all seasons. It comes with a huge waterproof rating and aluminum poles.
There are 2 doors visible in the picture above. It allows for awning configuration. Note that the floor in the central room is not sewn-in, and it extends under one of the inner tents.
The tent weighs 21.2 lb (9.6 kg), its overall dimensions are 181 x 92.5 inches (460 x 235 cm), and the area is 100 ft² (9.27 m²). The peak height is 61 inches (155 cm).
6. Robens Midnight Dreamer 4 Person Tent
Although this Robens Midnight Dreamer 4 Person Tent is designed for 4 users, you have 3 rooms here, and the total area is 101 ft² (9.37 m²). There are two sleeping rooms and a large front living room.
The tent is with a huge waterproof rating, solid windows, and aluminum poles. The floor is fully sewn-in and sealed. So you have full protection in any weather conditions. There are two large doors visible in the picture. The weight is 26 lb (11.8 kg).
7. MSR H.U.B. 8 Tent
This MSR tent is here in the list because of its tunnel construction. But this is an interesting freestanding design, unusual for a tunnel tent. But it is more than that, this is a tent built specifically for extreme winter conditions and expeditions. Therefore, it is incredibly strong and also incredibly expensive.
You have an area of 108 ft² (10 m²) and two doors on the opposite sides and vinyl windows. This is a simple single room and single-layer construction.
The waterproof rating is huge, so you have 3000 mm for the main body, and 10000 mm for the removable floor. The aluminum poles are very thick and strong designed to withstand lots of snow. Please follow the link for more.
8. Vango Ringstead Air Adult Mixed Inflatable Tent
This Vango Ringstead Air Adult Mixed Inflatable Tent is a tunnel type, and this is also what they call a lights-out design or dark rest tent with reduced glare and daylight. It is included in my list of best dark rest tents.
Its official capacity is 4 people, but for this you have an area of 110 ft² (10.2 m²) organized in its 3 rooms. It comes with inflatable beams instead of classic poles and I have included it also in my list best inflatable tents.
The tent has a huge waterproof rating and it is suitable more or less for all seasons. This is a large structure and it is heavy, it weighs 38.1 lb (17.3 kg).
9. Vango Tyneham Tent 500
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. Vango describes its tents of this type as a lights-out design, so this means decreased daylight, this is why it is added also to my list of best dark-rest tents.
There are 3 fiberglass loops that support the tent, and the fabric is 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).
10. Outbound 8-Person Tent with screen porch
This Outbound 8 tent is a simple tunnel-type construction and this is why it is in the list here. It comes with fiberglass poles and one main room. But it has the porch shown in the picture, so I have added it to my list of tents with screen room. The porch is like a screen room, supported by one extra pole and it comes with a removable floor.
You have one door and two windows under the porch. The waterproof rating is minimal and you have plenty of mesh on the ceiling covered with its fly, so this is a summer camping tent. The tent weighs 18 lb 8 oz (8.39 kg) and it provides an inner area of 112 ft² (10.4 m²). It is very affordable.
11. Easy Camp Hurricane 500 Inflatable Tunnel Tent
This Hurricane 500 tent is a tunnel tent by shape but here you have inflatable beams instead of classic poles. They create 3 loops typical for tunnel tents. I have included it also in my list of best inflatable tents.
The tent is a 3-room structure with an inner tent that has two sleeping units, and with one large front room. So the front room has a place for two more people if necessary. But note that the tent is compact, the area is 116.3 ft² (10.8 m²), and the weight is 34.8 lb (15.8 kg).
You have 2 doors on the living room, one on the front and one on the side. You also have clear PVC windows. One thing you might want to know that this is a very affordable tent. Please follow the link for more, it is fully described in our separate text.
12. Ozark Trail 8-Person Dome Tunnel Tent
Here you have a tent with an obviously wrong name, but this is what is suggested by the brand. So this is just a tunnel tent and there is nothing of a dome in its structure. But there is a feature that sets it apart, this is a freestanding construction. So there is a ridge pole that crosses the usual loop poles and it attaches to the inner tents at both ends. This is what makes the structure self-supporting.
This is a 2-room tent and with 2 doors on the two ends of the tunnel structure. It comes with an E-cable port and the fly is almost full-coverage type. It allows for a screen room configuration. The weight is 23.9 lb (10.8 kg) and the area is 117 ft² (10.8 m²).
13. Ferrino Flow 4 Family Tent
This Ferrino Flow 4 Family Tent is a tunnel type structure and this is why it is here. It offers an area of 117.5 ft² (10.9 m²) and this is distributed in its 3 rooms. Because of this it is also in my lits of best 3-room tents.
You will want to know that this is also a tent with inflatable beams instead of classic poles. This is why I have added it to my list of tents with air beams. The tent has 3 doors and its waterproof rating is huge. It weighs 28.66 lb (13 kg).
14. Snow Peak Land Lock 6 Person Tent
This tent is relatively high in the list and this implies a small inner area. So indeed, its inner tent area is only around 118 ft² (11 m²). But its total covered area is around 270 ft² (25 m²).
This is a tunnel type tent but it is freestanding. It comes with 4 large entry doors, 2 inner doors, 2 awnings, 6 windows, and this is a 2-room structure. Note that you also have an E-cable port. There are plenty of reasons for having it included in this list with best tunnel tents.
This is an impressive construction, a modular design which you can use also for family events at home; in such a case you simply detach the inner tent and you have a great shelter in the garden.
The poles are strong aluminum and the waterproof rating is in the range 1800 mm and 3000 mm. Please follow the link for much more.
15. Coleman Da Gama Unisex Outdoor Tunnel Tent
This Coleman Da Gama Unisex Outdoor Tunnel Tent is with a declared capacity of 4 people only, yet it offers an impressive inner area of 121.6 ft² (11.3 m²). This is also a 3-room structure so I have included it in my list of best tents with 3 rooms.
Here you have a very reliable 3-season tent with steel poles, solid windows, and a huge waterproof rating. The floor is fully sewn-in, you have 2 doors, floor vents, and an E-cable port. The tent is heavy with its 37.7 lb (17.1 kg) of weight but you have seen its size and the quality of poles.
16. Exped Ursa VI Tent
This Exped Ursa VI tent is a rare example of a freestanding tunnel tent. It has three loop poles that create arches, but there is also one extra ridge pole that crosses the loop poles, and this is what makes the structure self-supporting. Yet another great thing is that this is a double-layer tent and with a full-coverage fly. So I have included it also in my list of tents with full fly. The fly creates two large vestibules on the two sides.
The tent has 2 rooms and the floor in the front smaller room is zippered so you can roll it to the side if you want. But this space can also be used for sleeping. The capacity is up to 6 people and the tent offers a total protected area of 122 ft² (11.4 m²). The inner area is 88 ft² (8.2 m²).
The poles are top class DAC Featherlite TH72M aluminum. The waterproof rating is 1500 mm for the fly, and 5000 mm for the floor. This is a nylon rip-stop, so you have top-notch materials used here.
17. Coleman Rocky Mountain 5 Plus Tent
The Rocky Mountain 5 Plus is a really nicely designed tent for 5 people. Its floor area is 120.5 ft² (11.2 m²) and this means 24.1 ft² (2.24 m²) per person, so this is a luxurious option for small families. The structure is with 3-rooms; one living room on the front and two sleeping rooms on the back.
They have built it with what they call the blackout technology, so it blocks 99% of the daylight in the sleeping zone. The tent is with 4 PVC windows and its waterproof rating is 4500 mm. So this is a very reliable camping tent for 3-season use. Please read more in my detailed review.
18. Nemo Wagontop 8 Person Tent
Here you have this Nemo Wagontop 8 Person Tent in its 2020 version. This is a unique and impressive tent with 2 rooms and one large vestibule. One of the rooms is with a removable fly and it serves also as a screen room.
You have a standing height created with its unique aluminum poles. Note that this is a freestanding tent, and this is a bit rare to have with tunnel tents.
Here are some numbers you might want to see. The weight is 30 lb 3 oz (13.7 kg) and the floor area is 124.9 ft² (11.6 m²), plus you have a vestibule area of 26.9 ft² (2.5 m²).
19. Coleman Tent Vail 4 Person
This Coleman Tent Vail 4 Person is a tunnel type tent with a nice organization of the space that is divided into 3 separate rooms. The tent is tunnel-type and originally built for the EU market, so you have huge waterproof rating and full protection from the elements.
The tent has two doors and four solid windows, so this is a fully enclosed construction very 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 is 125 ft² (11.7 m²).
20. TOMOUNT Keep 8-Person Tent
I mentioned above that tunnel tents are rarely freestanding, well, this is one exception. This Tomount 8 tent is indeed freestanding and this is because of one extra ridge pole which is under the fly and it crosses the 4 loop poles. It attaches at both ends of the tent, and tension in the fabric makes the structure self-supporting. This is good for setting the tent up, you can rotate it and move a bit in the camp, but do not miss to stake it down whenever possible.
The fly and the tent’s body are with impressive 4000 mm waterproof rating. There is only one door shown in the picture, but you have 5 windows. It comes with an E-cable port.
The tent weighs 17.64 lb (8 kg) and the area is 126 ft² (11.7 m²). The packed size is great 26 x 8.3 x 8.3 inches (66 x 21 x 21 cm). You will like to know that this is a very affordable tent.
21. Coleman Coastline Deluxe Tent 4 Person
This Coleman Coastline Deluxe Tent 4 Person is a tunnel type organized into 3 rooms, with solid windows and a huge waterproof rating. You have a stand-up height in the bigger part of the tent. One unique feature is its self-rolling window panels. Note also that it offers an awning configuration.
The tent is quite enclosed and I have included it also in my list of tents for cold weather camping. It weighs 30 lb (13.5 kg) and the floor area is 127 ft² (11.8 m²). This is a huge space in view of its official 4-person capacity.
22. Outwell Cedarville 5A Air 5 Man Tunnel Tent
This Outwell Cedarville 5A Air 5 Man Tunnel Tent is supported by 3 air beams instead of classic poles, and they create loops so the overall structure is tunnel-type. I have included it also in my list of best inflatable tents for camping. The tent is a tall 3-room structure with a peak external height of 82.68 inches (210 cm).
You have solid and tinted windows with shatters for privacy, E-cable ports, and a huge waterproof rating for protection in any weather conditions. The tent weighs 37.26 lb (17 kg) and its inner area is 127.6 ft² (11.85 m²).
23. Vango Airbeam Portland Tent 500
This Vango Airbeam Portland Tent 500 is a tunnel tent but it comes with air beams instead of classic poles. Note that an air pump is included. This is why I have included it also in my list of inflatable tents.
You have a floored area of 130 ft² (12.1 m²). So this is a generous space for 5 users. It is added to my list of best 5-person tents. This is a 2-room tent and with features that make it suitable for 3-season plus family camping, with solid windows and a huge waterproof rating.
This is what they call a lights-out design, so the materials are a bit darker and glare is reduced and you can sleep longer in the morning. The weight is 28.4 lb (12.9 kg).
24. Outwell Chatham 4 Person Air Tent
This Outwell Chatham 4 Person Air Tent is a tunnel type tent supported by air beams instead of classic poles. It is with an official capacity of 4 people, and for this it offers 3 rooms with a floor area of 131.3 ft² (12.2 m²). But there is also a large porch, so the total protected area is around 196 ft² (18 m²).
The tent is with solid tinted windows, large doors, and a darkened sleeping area. You also have a huge waterproof rating for full protection from elements. The weight is 47 lb (21.3 kg).
25. Wenzel Vortex 8 Person Tent
The is a tent with air beams. The floor area is 135 ft² (12.5 m²) and its declared capacity is 8 people, so for real camping, it is best to downgrade it a bit for a smaller number of people. This is a 2-room structure, you have a removable divider inside.
The tent is a single layer design, there is no mesh here and it is better suited for a cooler environment. But no worry, it is equipped with vents and there is mesh on the windows and on the door.
The waterproof rating may look small when you compare with most of the tents here in the list, so you have 800 mm, but this is a nicely built relatively lightweight tent and this is why I have included it here in the list. I also wanted to give more diversity regarding the brands because the list could be populated and dominated by Vango and Eurohike tents alone.
26. Ferrino Meteora 5 Tent
Here you have a beautifully designed tunnel type tent with a declared 5-person capacity. It offers an area of 136.7 ft² (12.7 m²) in its three rooms. The sleeping area is an inner tent within the shell tent. I have included it also in the list of best 3-room tents.
This is a reliable structure for 3-season camping, and it is equipped with 2 doors and 2 separate windows, and with 4 roof vents. The tent is very tall and pleasant with fiberglass poles and a great waterproof rating. It weighs 28.2 lb (12.8 kg).
You might want to know that there is also the Ferrino Meteora 4 tent presented here in the site, it is smaller but with the same general shape and with 3 rooms.
27. Robens Cabin 600 Adventure 6 Man Tunnel Tent
This Robens Cabin’s name may look confusing because this is a true tunnel tent with three main poles creating arcades. Note that this is aluminum with a 16 mm diameter.
The tent is a 3-room structure with a living room plus an inner area with two sleeping rooms separated by a zippered divider. So you have two inner tents and you can remove one or both if you wish and have a 2-room or single room structure.
The waterproof rating is impressive. The fly is 5000 mm and the floor is 10000 mm, but the inner tents have their additional floors so the combined floor waterproof rating in this part is 13000 mm. With all its features, this is at least a 3-season plus or 4-season tent.
The tent weighs 34.4 lb (15.6 kg) and the area is 137 ft² (12.7 m²), more than enough for the declared 6-person capacity.
28. Coleman WeatherMaster 10 Person tent
If you look closely you will realize that this Coleman WeatherMaster 10 is with straight poles so although it is a tunnel tent, it also has some features of cabin tents.
One of its interesting features are its doors, there are two of them and one is the hinged door. So it is included in my list of tents with hinged doors. The doors are with mesh windows which you can keep partly open even when it is raining because of small awnings above the doors. There are also 4 separate meshed windows and 2 are angled and positioned under the fly, so they can stay open all the time.
The waterproof rating is only 450 mm due to its PU coating. This may not look much, but this will be completely enough for normal summertime camping. Note that the floor is a bathtub-style design. The weight is 31 lb (14.1 kg) and the floor area is 140 ft² (13 m²).
29. Vango Airbeam Odyssey Air 500 Villa Tent
Here you have a tunnel-type tent without classic poles, it is supported by inflatable beams. This is why it is also in my list of best inflatable tents. You have a double-action manual pump included.
It is officially for 5 users, and for this you have a 3-room structure with an area of 140 ft² (13 m²). Note that this is a very tall tent, you have a peak height of 82.7 in (210 cm).
You also have solid windows, a fully sewn-in floor, an E-cable port, and a huge waterproof rating.
Here are a few numbers that you might want to have. The tent weighs 40.9 lb (18.55 kg), and the packed size is 27.6 x 15.7 x 14.6 inches (70 x 40 x 37 cm).
30. Easy Camp Tempest 500 Inflatable Tunnel Tent
The Tempest 500 is a tunnel tent of a particular type, without any classic rigid pole and you have air beams instead. It is with a declared capacity of 5 people and the area is 142 ft² (13.2 m²). You have 3 rooms here, and they include two sleeping rooms that are a tent within the tent, plus one large living room.
The tent is with two entry doors and two inner doors, and you also have three PVC windows. So this is a very enclosed structure and I see it best suited for a cooler climate.
The tent comes with a zippered e-cable port and a fully sealed main floor. The sleeping area is with its own extra floor so you have two layers there. The waterproof rating is 3000 mm for the shell, and the floors are a thick and fully waterproof polyethylene.
31. Ferrino Ready Steady 5 Inflating Family Tent
This tunnel-shaped tent is supported by air beams instead of classic poles and this is why it is included in my list of best inflatable tents. The area is organized into three separate rooms and the tent offers a floor area of 145 ft² (13.5 m²). This is plenty of space for 5 users.
The tent has 4 large doors and it is nicely ventilated with its multiple vents. There are many storage elements inside for your small items. It weighs 25.6 lb (11.6 kg) so clearly, this is for places with car access.
32. Vango Omega 500XL Tent
This Omega 500 XL tent looks relatively small with its 151 ft² (14 m²) floor area, but this is still a 3-room structure for 5 people. You have 2 PVC windows and 2 large doors here. The sleeping zone is with two rooms and this part is a tent within the shell tent. The floor in the living room is detachable.
The waterproof rating for this tent is impressive, with no less than 5000 mm for the shell tent and 6000 mm for the floor. So this is a great tent which will protect you in any weather conditions in a 3-season use. Please see more in my detailed review.
33. Vango Woburn 500 Tent
The Woburn 500 is a 3-room tent with a large living room which you see in the picture, and the sleeping zone divided into 2 units. This all is for 5 people, and the area is 160 ft² (14.9 m²). The tent is also with what they call a ‘lights out’ design, which is the same as the dark rest design.
You have large PVC windows and gigantic doors. The waterproof rating is great, you have 4000 mm for the fly and 10000 mm for the floor. Please read more in my full review.
34. Coleman Galileo 5 Tunnel Tent
The Galileo 5 is a very typical tunnel tent for 5 people, the structure is with 3 fiberglass poles which give it the shape. You have 3 rooms here, two sleeping units plus a large living room. The total area is 161.4 ft² (15 m²). The tent is without mesh, fully enclosed, and with solid PVC windows, the floor is fully sewn-in and sealed. For these reasons, I have included it also in my list of tents for a cold environment.
The waterproof rating is impressive, you have 3000 mm for the shell and 10000 mm for the floor. The tent is with 2 entry doors, two inner doors, and you have 4 windows in total, all with inner shatters for privacy. Please read more in my full review.
35. Ferrino Chanty 5 Deluxe Family Tent
The Chanty Deluxe 5 is a tunnel type tent with three pre-bent poles that create its tunnel structure. This is a tall tent with 215 cm peak height, and it offers 161 ft² (15 m²) of fully protected area in its 3 rooms. The sleeping area includes two separate tents and this is a double-layer zone, and in addition, you also have the pleasant living room shown above.
The tent is with 3 large doors and all are equipped with mesh and panels. There are also two zippered windows that are with mesh and panels. The inner tents have their own floors with a 2500 mm waterproof rating, but you also have a fully sealed second layer, the main polyethylene floor which is fully waterproof. The waterproof rating for the shell is 2000 mm. The poles are fiberglass.
This is a true 3-season tent with excellent ventilation based on 6 vents around and on the mentioned mesh windows and door. It comes with numerous stake points and guylines to secure it against winds.
36. Ferrino Proxes 5 Advanced Family Tent
This Proxes 5 Advanced is an impressive structure that offers 161 ft² (15 m²) of fully protected space in its 3 rooms. The back section is a tent within the tent and this is a sleeping zone with a removable divider in it. The front part is a large living room. The declared capacity is 5 people but clearly, the tent can accommodate far more.
The tent has 3 entry points and only the side door visible in the picture above is a double-layer with mesh and panel. The poles are fiberglass. The shell rating is 2000 mm for the fly and 10000 mm for the floor. The inner tent has its extra floor with 2500 mm. So you have full protection from any side.
37. Outwell Nevada 5 Man Privilege Tent
The Nevada 5 person tent is a typical tunnel structure created with its three fiberglass arches. This is a fully enclosed design with tinted PVC windows. The tent is without mesh, the floor is fully sewn-in and sealed. You can regulate ventilation through several vents and through its three doors that are double layer type with mesh and with waterproof panels. Such a construction keeps the warmth and this is why I have included it in my list of cold weather tents.
The waterproof rating is a huge 4000 mm for the shell and 10000 mm for the floor. You have a 3-room design with 2 sleeping rooms and a huge living room. Because of the sealed floor, several more people can sleep in the living room there if necessary. The area is 15.16 m² (163.2 ft²) so you have 3 m² (32.6 ft²) per person if the tent is used by 5 people. Please read more in my full review.
38. Ferrino Proxes 6 Family Tent
This Proxes 6 person tent is a 3-room structure suitable for 3-season camping. It offers a large front living room and a sleeping area which is a tent within the tent with two rooms with a removable divider.
There are 3 doors and one window, but only one of the doors has mesh and panel. The window is with both mesh and panel as well. You have 4 vents for ventilation.
The waterproof rating is 2000 mm for the shell and 2500 mm for the inner tent plus more than 10000 mm for the shell floor which is fully sealed. So clearly you have all protection from the rain. The poles are fiberglass, so this is not the best but you have the same material used in many tents here in the list.
The tent’s area is 167 ft² (15.5 m²) and it weighs 32 lb (14.5 kg). Please follow the link for more.
Note that there is also Ferrino Proxes 5 Family Tent with very similar features and with 3 rooms.
39. CAMPROS Tent 12 Person
This CAMPROS Tent 12 Person is a tunnel-type tent and this is why it is here in the list. You have two large doors visible in the picture above, and six windows. The tent is a 2-room structure supported by fiberglass poles.
With 24.3 lb (11 kg) and an area of 169 ft² (15.7 m²), I would describe it as lightweight for its size. Regarding its best use, I see it best suited for quiet-weather summer camping.
40. Slumberjack Overland 10 Tent
The Overland 10 tent is a 3-room structure with real sewn-in walls. As you realize from the picture, this is a very typical tunnel-shape design but with a side entry.
They describe it as designed for hunters, and it can be used also as a basecamp tent. It offers 169 ft² (15.7 m²) of floor area. For family camping, its official capacity of 10 people should be downgraded to a maximum of 6 people. Note that it packs nicely to only (L x D) 26.5 x 10.25 inches (67 x 26 cm).
The tent is a pleasant and tall structure, with 5 double-layer windows, one entry door, and two inner doors. You might want to know that the floor is fully sewn-in and sealed. The waterproof rating is not particularly high, 1200 mm for the shell and 1500 for the floor, but the poles are a strong steel and aluminum combination. Please follow the link to read more.
41. Coleman Tent Pinto Mountain 5 Plus
In this Coleman Tent Pinto Mountain 5 Plus you have 170 ft² (15.8 m²) of floor area, so imagine how much comfort this tent offers in view of its official capacity that is only 5 people. In fact, it can accommodate far more people if necessary.
Coleman is also the best-known brand for its dark-rest tents and this is one of its champions. It blocks up to 99% of the daylight. I have included it to my list of best dark rest tents.
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. This is why I have included it also in my list of best 3 room tents. It has a huge waterproof rating, solid windows, floor and roof vents, and much more. The tent weighs 37 lb (16.8 kg).
42. Tahoe Gear Prescott 12 Person Tent
This Prescott 12 Tent is a tunnel structure created by its 4 fiberglass poles. It offers a 175 ft² (16.3 m²) area, so it is not particularly large for a 12-person capacity. But can you imagine, this is a tent with 12 windows?
The tent is not freestanding. It has 2 doors and it comes with an E-cable port. By structure, it is a 2-room tent with a sewn-in divider. The waterproof rating is 1200 mm, so this is typical and enough for a summer camping tent.
It comes with 2 floor vents, and with so many mesh windows this is a nicely-ventilated structure. You might also want to know that this is a very affordable tent.
43. Eurohike Rydal 600 Family Tent
This is a tent from the great Rydal series, note that there is also the Rydal 500 presented here in the site. The tent is a 3-room construction and it offers 181 ft² (16.81 m²) for 6 people. So clearly, this is a very luxurious camping option, but at the same time, this is a budget-friendly tent because you pay only around $186.
The tent is with 2 large doors here and 2 PVC windows, so the structure is very enclosed but you have 5 vents. Note also that you have 18 storage pockets, well, I said it was luxurious. The waterproof rating is 2000 mm. Note also that this is a dark rest design. Please read more in my full review.
44. Jack Wolfskin Travel Lodge FR tent
This Travel Lodge is an impressive tunnel type tent with 4 rooms. But this is also a modular design with two inner tents and those can be used in various ways. So you can remove one, you can only partly or fully detach the other one, or you can remove both and create a large single room. I have included it in my list of best tents with 4 rooms.
There are 3 doors and they all are double-layer type mesh and panels, and there are also 4 PVC windows. The poles are top quality DAC aluminum, the waterproof rating is a huge 4000 mm. The picture above shows the awning configuration with two poles that are included in the package.
This is a tent for all seasons. Note however that the shell floor is not sewn-in but it attaches with buckles. The area is around 183 ft² (17 m²) and the tent is 74.8 inches (190 cm) high. Please follow the link to read much more about this extraordinary tent.
45. Coleman Tent Cook 6 Person
With its 4 loops, this is a very typical tunnel tent. But it is also with PVC windows and a huge waterproof rating, and with its enclosed structure it is suitable for cold weather camping. The number of rooms is 4, but this is a modular design and you can have 3, 2, or 1 room as well. I have included it also in my list of tents with 4 rooms.
The tent inner area is 184 ft² (17.1 m²), and it has 3 doors, the floor is fully sewn-in, and it comes with an E-cable port. The poles are fiberglass.
46. Outwell Woodburg 6A Air Tent
This Outwell Woodburg 6A Air Tent is a tunnel-type tent and this is why it is here. But the tent is full of features and it offers lots of space in its 4 rooms. So you have a total floored area of 189 ft² (17.59 m²) and 52 ft² (4.83 m²) of the floorless porch area. I have included it also on my list of best tents with 4 rooms.
The tent comes with a huge waterproof rating for full protection from the elements. It is pleasant and tall, with 6 windows plus 2 external doors with 2 windows, there are also 6 inner doors and many storage pouches. The tent weighs 54.7 lb (24.8 kg).
47. Eurohike Hampton 6 Tent
The total covered area with the porch included is 230 ft² (21.4 m²), while the inner area is 192 ft² (17.8 m²). So in the inner area, you have 32 ft² (3 m²) per person, and this space is organized into 3 separate rooms.
Other features include 2 external doors and 2 internal doors, 5 PVC windows, a porch, and an awning configuration shown in the picture. The inner tent fabric is from a darker material so it belongs to the group of the dark rest tents. There are many storage pockets inside. Please see more in my review.
48. Vango MARNA 600 XL Tent
The Vango Marna 600 XL has 192 ft² (17.8 m²) of the inner floor area, and you also have a porch that is fully protected so the total protected area is 267.3 ft² (24.8 m²). I have included it in my list of 4-room tents, but such a closed porch is just like a room although it is floorless.
You have 3 sleeping units which are a tent within the tent, plus a large living room. There are 11 PVC windows so imagine how pleasant this structure is. The sleeping area is also with what they call the lights out design.
The waterproof rating is impressive, you have 4000 mm for the shell tent and much more for the floor. Please read more in my full review.
49. Vango Capri 6 Air Beam Tent
This is one of several tents with air beams. Only the front vestibule pole is classic. This is a luxurious option for 6 people, it offers 194 ft² (18 m²) of the inner area plus the porch with 41 ft² (3.8 m²). Note that they have yet another version of this tent for 5 people.
The main part is a single-layer structure, but the sleeping area is a tent within the tent. You have huge PVC windows so the design is such that it preserves the warmth and the tent is suitable for camping in a cooler environment. Note that ts waterproof rating is an impressive 4000 mm. Please read more in my review.
50. Vango Odyssey Air 800 Tent
The Odyssey Air 800 is what its name says, a tent with air beams instead of classic poles. This is also an incredible structure with 5 separate rooms. The tent is for 8 people, at least by the declared capacity, but you have 200 ft² (18.59 m²) of the floor area. This means 25 ft² (2.32 m²) per person.
The tent has 2 doors and 2 PVC windows, so the structure is fully enclosed and pleasant. See also its impressive waterproof rating, 4000 mm is definitely more than enough for any conditions in a 3-season use. Note that they also have the 5-person version of this tent and 6-person as well. Please read more about the Odyssey Air 800 in my full review.
51. Skandika Gotland Group or Family Tunnel Tent 5 Person
This Skandika Gotland Group or Family Tunnel Tent 5 Person is here because of its tunnel shape. It offers an area of 201 ft² (18.68 m²) in its 3 rooms. This is officially for 5 people only. The tent has 3 doors and 6 windows and a huge waterproof rating for full protection in a 3-season use.
Mesh is on all doors and on several of its windows, but all these openings can be closed with panels. The tent is equipped with an E-cable port and storage pouches on the inner walls. The weight is substantial 40.8 lb (18.5 kg) but you have seen its area. The poles are fiberglass.
Note that they have also the Skandika Gotland Six Man Family Tent with very similar features but with an area of 262 ft² (24.3 m²).
52. Wildcat Outdoor Gear Premium Family Camping Tent Bobcat 500
This Wildcat Outdoor Gear Premium Family Camping Tent Bobcat 500 is here because of its tunnel shape, but note that this is a tent with inflatable beams instead of poles so I have included it also to my list of air beam tents.
The fabric is a very durable poly-cotton ripstop canvas, and this is why it is also in my list of best canvas camping tents. You have 4 separate rooms, two doors, and seven solid tinted windows, plus 2 mesh windows. There are 3 huge vents so the tent is nicely ventilated, note also that this is a breathable fabric.
The picture above shows its huge and removable awning. You have an E-cable port and a total area of 202 ft² (18.8 m²), so it deserves to be included in my list of extra large family camping tents.
53. Wildcat Outdoor Gear Lynx 640 Air Inflatable Camping Tent
This tent is tunnel-shaped and this is why it is here. But this is a feature-rich structure with 4 rooms plus a protected porch. This is also a canvas tent, built from a top-quality blend of cotton and polyester, a rip-stop material and it is added to my list of best canvas tents. This is also a tent with air beams instead of classical poles, so it is added to my list of best inflatable tents.
As for the capacity, in my view, it is best suited as a tent for 7 people. The area is 207 ft² (19.2 m²) so this tent is included also to my list of extra large tents. Note it is heavy with its 108 lb (49 kg), but this is a huge canvas tent and this is normal.
54. Vango Purbeck Tent 600
This Vango Purbeck Tent 600 is a tunnel tent as you realize from the picture above, and it is also an impressive 5-room structure so it is on my list of best 5-room family camping tents.
The area is incredibly large, it offers 208.6 ft² (19.38 m²) in the floored area plus 70 ft² (6.5 m²) under the porch. This is why it is also on my list of extra large family camping tents. You have 6 + 2 solid windows and there are 2 external plus 4 inner doors. The waterproof rating is huge and the tent is suitable for almost all seasons. The weight is 49.6 lb (22.5 kg).
55. Tahoe Gear Gateway 10 to 12 Person Deluxe Cabin Family Camping Tent
Here you have a large structure with an interesting L-shaped floor shape. You have around 215 ft² (20 m²) of the area, and the tent is tall with its 84 inches (213 cm) peak height. The space is organized into 2 rooms, and you have 2 doors visible in the picture above, and many windows. Such a structure is very suitable for warm weather camping. The ceiling is all mesh and you also have one floor vent visible above.
The tent is non-freestanding but the setup is not complicated in spite of its great size. You also get 2 E-cable ports and a decent waterproof rating with taped seams. Note that the tent is quite heavy with its 39.6 lb (18 kg), but this is normal when you see its size.
56. Eurohike Buckingham 8 Classic Family Tent
This is again a tent with 8 people declared capacity, but see its floor area of 226 ft² (21 m²). Here too you have 5 rooms. This includes two sleeping areas on the two sides, each with two rooms, plus a large living room in the middle. Note that they also have the 6-person version with similar features but with 4 rooms.
You have 4 PVC windows and 3 doors which allow for 3 awning configurations. The tent is without mesh but you have many vents so ventilation is very good. Note that the floor is removable. The inner tents are also removable and you can organize the inner area as you wish, dependent on the number of occupants. More in my full review.
57. Vango Stanford 800XL Tent
The Stanford 800 XL is an 8-person tent with 227 ft² (21.1 m²) of the area organized in 5 rooms. The tent is with 2 doors and 2 PVC windows, and its waterproof rating is 4000 mm. With such properties, you will be fully protected in this tent in practically any weather conditions in a 3-season use.
The poles are fiberglass and it is equipped with what they call the tensioned band system (TBSII) which stabilizes the tent from inside. But you also have multiple guyout lines to stake it to the ground. More in my full review.
58. Coleman Air Valdes 6XL Tent
This is a tent with inflatable beams plus two classic poles used in the porch only, so this is a hybrid design. It offers 230 ft² (21.44 m²) in its 4 rooms, but this is not all, you still have 113.7 ft² (10.56 m²) under the porch. So imagine the space and the tent is with the declared capacity of 6 people only.
The tent is with what they call the blackout design, and they claim it blocks 99% of the daylight. This results also in a bit cooler atmosphere in the tent during the day.
There are 3 entry doors here and the windows are PVC. The waterproof rating is an impressive 4500 mm. Under the large porch, you have yet another interesting feature, the hinged door. Please read more in my full review.
59. Skandika UV Protection Montana Unisex Outdoor Tunnel Tent
This tent is here among giants built in the tunnel-shape. It offers no less than 226 ft² (21.7 m²) of the floored area. It has three separate inner tents so you can organize the space as you wish, to have 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 rooms. There are 3 large doors with mesh against insects and with panels, the tent is with many vents and an impressive waterproof rating. It is also on my list of best 5 room camping tents.
It is also very tall with its 78.74 inches (200 cm). The weight is 56.88 lb (25.8 kg) so it is heavy and a bit bulky when packed. It offers the awning with a pair of included poles for this purpose. In view of its size, I have included it also in my list of extra large family camping tents.
60. Crua Loj 6 Insulated Tent
This is the only insulated tent here and on the market in general, at least when this is about tunnel tents; there is only one smaller cousin for 3 people but from the same brand. So how did they build it? There is an inner insulated cocoon and it is with the R-value 4. This is good for any weather conditions and in their testing at sub-zero temperatures it gave 18 degrees F difference between the outside cold weather temperature and the temperature in the tent. So this is a true 4-season tent.
The inner area is 235 ft² (22 m²), but you also have an additional 65 ft² (6 m²) under the porch. There are three rooms inside, two are small insulated and one is the huge uninsulated living room. All windows are solid vinyl and the waterproof rating is impressive just like all other features, you have 5000 mm here. Note that this is a breathable poly-cotton fabric. Please read more in my full review.
61. Eurohike Buckingham Elite 8
This Buckingham Elite 8 tent is one of the largest on the list so far, with 249 ft² (23.1 m²) of floor area it offers 31 ft² (2.9 m²) per person. Note that they also have this Elite version for 6 people. The tent’s shell is with a 3000 mm waterproof rating, so you should be fully protected regardless of where you camp. The floor is also fully sewn-in and sealed.
There are two entry doors, and one of them is with a short hood which you see in the picture, the other door allows for an awning configuration, and the poles for this purpose are included with the tent. The windows are PVC, so they are fully sealed and also equipped with blinds from inside.
The tent is without mesh, similar to the other tunnel-type models here, but there are no less than 8 vents in the fly so ventilation should not be an issue. Multiple storage elements are available in all rooms, and an electric cable port is also available. Please follow the link to see more in my full review.
62. Ozark Trail Hazel Creek 18-Person Cabin Tent with 3 Covered Entrances
This Ozark Trail Hazel Creek 18-Person Tent is with a misleading name, but this is how it is used by the manufacturer. So this is a typical tunnel tent, and its peak height is 86 inches (218 cm). This is a gigantic and tall tent with 3 rooms, 4 doors with in total, 4 separate windows, 3 E-cable ports, and lots more.
The area is huge, you have 255 ft² (23.7 m²), this is why I have included it also on my list of extra large family camping tents. The weight is 48.3 lb (22 kg), so it is heavy but the weight is justified for such a size. It comes with a great price tag.
63. Vango Orava 600XL Tent
This is one of the giants here, and you realize this from its position in the list. Obviously, this is a very typical tunnel tent with 5 fiberglass poles that give it its tunnel shape. The tent is also fully enclosed with numerous PVC windows everywhere around, and the floor is fully sewn-in and sealed everywhere except for in the front room. This is why I have included it in my list if tents for cold weather camping.
The area is 333 ft² (31 m²) and it is organized into 5 rooms. So yes, this is why it is in my list of extra large camping tents. Its official capacity is 6 people, but it can easily accommodate 12 people.
The tent is with an impressive waterproof rating of 4000 mm for the shell, and for the floor, it is probably 10000 mm or so. But the poles are fiberglass and this is not its best feature. There are 3 entry doors and 4 inner doors. Please follow the link to read more.
64. Outwell Vermont XLP Premium 7 Person Tent
Strictly speaking, this Vermont XLP 7 person tent is not completely a tunnel tent. You could describe it also as a hybrid tunnel-cabin type and the reason is that all the side poles are completely straight so the side walls are just like in any cabin tent. But those poles together with the 5 roof poles create this nice tunnel structure which you see in the picture.
This is a 5-room tent with 20 PVC windows, tinted and with shutters. The tent is very tall with its 86.6 inches (220 cm) and you have strong steel poles to support such a structure. The area is 371 ft² (34.48 m²) and the total weight is 125.5 lb (56.8 kg) in two separate packages.
The waterproof rating is simply impressive like everything else here, 6000 mm for the shell tent and 10000 mm for the floor. It comes with a thermo-reflective coating and a dark rest design. Please follow the link to read more.
Final thoughts & Editor’s Choice tent
So this was my list of the best tunnel tents for camping currently available on the market. As I mentioned above, there are many more tents of this type here in the site so please look around if you need something different. Note that this list will be updated regularly so bookmark it and check from time to time.
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