Here you have Extra Large Family Camping Tents that are available on the market, all with a floor area larger than 18 square meters (194 square feet).
About declared tent capacity – is it real?
The short answer – in most cases it is not. I discussed this issue in my text related to the tent capacity, so please have a look. Manufacturers usually use the backpacking principle to determine the capacity, and this implies playing Tetris with sleeping pads and putting them on the floor trying to add as many as possible. So the number of pads that fit is then the tent’s capacity.
But for real camping, this makes no sense. You will always have lots of stuff which must be stored somewhere. So, to be on the safe side, my suggestion is that you simply divide the declared capacity by 2. In other words, a 20-person tent is suitable for 10 people or so. You get the idea. But there are exceptions to such a rule, and you will see some truly great examples below.
Some tents, mostly those designed for wet and cool areas, are incredibly large and with huge living rooms, yet with a small declared capacity. Among the best examples of such tents are the Crua Loj 6 tent, the Vango Capri 6ooXL tent and a few other tents below. These two are with the declared capacity of 6 people but they offer the inner floor area of 235 ft² (22 m²), and 194 ft² (18 m²), respectively.
So my list is not necessarily ordered by the declared capacity. I rather use the actual inner floor area as the real parameter.
The problem is that some of the large tents have very irregular shapes and it is difficult to determine the actual floor area. You will see the numbers given in specifications by manufacturers, but those only describe the necessary ground area to set up such a tent. So imagine a tent of the Y-shape like the Ozark Trail 20 person tent, here you have the two major dimensions given, but you do not know the actual inner floor area. Yet another example is this cross-shaped Ozark Trail Base Camp 14-Person Cabin Tent; but I gave a reasonably accurate estimate of the floor area.
The point is the following: sometimes a 7-person tent can be more spacious than a 20-person tent, you will see some examples below. In fact, the largest tent in the list is a 7-person tent.
If you just follow the declared capacity, sometimes you can be unpleasantly surprised. Check the inner floor area and the total protected area instead of the declared capacity.
My list of the largest family camping tents
So here is my list which starts with the smallest tents, but those are true giants:
1. Robens Klondike Grande Tent
This Robens Klondike Grande Tent is an impressive polycotton tent and it is included also in my list of best canvas camping tents. This is a single-pole construction, breathable, ventilated, and waterproof, and it is suitable for all seasons and all climates.
You have 5 windows and one door, there are apex vents with inner control, and it comes also with a removable zippered floor. There is a stovepipe jack and this is why it is also in my list of tents with a stove jack. The tent weighs 47.6 lb (21.6 kg), and its area is 194 ft² (18 m²) so it indeed deserves to be here in the list.
2. Vango Capri 600XL Tent
This is a tent for 6 people “only”, but its inner area is huge. So you have 194 ft² (18 m²) and this includes a large living room plus 2 sleeping units. There is also a porch area that is covered and you have an extra 41 ft² (3.8 m²). So the inner area per person is 32 ft² (3 m²) and this is really a comfortable option.
This tent has many great features and these include the Air Beam technology, so only the porch pole is classic and others are inflatable air beams. In this sense, it is similar to the Coleman Valdes tent below.
This is also a dark rest tent, so the sleeping rooms are with reduced glare. The windows are solid PVC material. Please read more in my detailed review.
3. Vango Avington 600XL
The Avington 600XL is with a declared capacity of 6 people. But it offers 18.2 m² (196 ft²) of the inner floor area in its 3 rooms, and you still have a large porch which you can see in the picture. Note that the living room is huge and fully sealed so the same number of people can sleep there as well, so the tent offers far more than what the declared capacity tells you.
The waterproof rating is impressive 4000 mm, as typical for most of the Vango tents. The 4 windows are PVC, so this is a fully enclosed area with full protection from elements. As you realize, it is quite similar to the Capri 600 tent above, but here you have classic poles. Please read more in my full review.
4. Bushnell Shield Series 12 Person Instant Cabin Tent 18 x 11 ft
This Bushnell Shield Series 12 Person Instant Cabin Tent 18 x 11 is the largest from their Shield series which also includes a 6-person tent and a 9-person tent, all built differently, but all of them are instant setup tents. The area is 198 ft² (18.4 m²) so this is a large construction and it deserves to be included here.
You have a steel structure with 3 rooms and this is why I have included it also in my list of best 3-room tents. This is a cabin type tent with 8 large windows, an awning, and multiple storage features. Note also that it is tall, with 80 inches (203 cm) peak height. The tent is best suited for summer camping without much rain and wind.
5. Bushnell Sport Series 12 Person Cabin Tent 20 x 10
This tent is high in the list, so this indicates it is among the smaller ones. But it offers 200 ft² (18.6 m²) of the area in its three rooms with removable dividers. Note that each of the rooms has its own door. There are also 7 windows in total, and this is a tall tent with a peak height of 84 inches (213 cm). The declared capacity is 12 people so I have added it also to my list of best 12-person tents.
All in all, this is a very pleasant family camping tent built in the cabin-style, with plenty of mesh around and on the ceiling, most suitable for summer vacations in warm-weather conditions. It has an E-cable port, a large gear organizer, a floor vent, and a few wall pockets. The weight is 48 lb (21.8 kg).
6. Vango Odyssey Air 800 Tent
This is an inflatable tent so all poles are air beams. Officially it is for 8 people, and the floor area is 200 ft² (18.6 m²). You have a large sitting room plus 4 sleeping rooms. So the area per person is 25 ft² (2.3 m²).
This is the tent from the group of “lights out” or “dark rest” tents, with a reduced glare in the sleeping rooms so you can sleep longer in the morning. It is also cooler than an ordinary tent. The waterproof rating is impressive 4000 mm. It is described in detail in my separate review so please follow the link.
7. Skandika Gotland Group or Family Tunnel Tent 5 Person
This Skandika Gotland Group or Family Tunnel Tent 5 Person is here because of its area of 201 ft² (18.68 m²) organized in its 3 rooms, and this is officially for 5 people only, so imagine how luxurious this looks. It is included in my list of best 5 person tents. This is a tunnel-shaped tent with 3 doors and 6 windows and a huge waterproof rating for full protection in a 3-season use.
The tent has mesh on all three doors and on several of its windows, but all these openings are the double-layer type with panels and mesh. There is an E-cable port, and storage pouches are on the inner walls. The weight is 40.8 lb (18.5 kg) and the poles are fiberglass.
8. DANCHEL OUTDOOR Waterproof Indian Cotton Canvas Tent
This DANCHEL OUTDOOR Waterproof Indian Cotton Canvas Tent with Stove Hole is here because of its size. In fact, they build it in two sizes and the larger offers an area of 202 ft² (18.7 m²). This 5-meter diameter tent weighs 70 lb (32 kg).
As you realize from the name, the material used in its construction is a cotton canvas. So this is a breathable single-pole 4-season construction with an integrated pipe jack visible in the picture above. I have included it also in my list of tents with a stove jack. The tent is also nicely ventilated with several roof vents and low windows, this may be useful when you use a wood-burning stove inside.
9. Ozark Trail 12-Person Base Camp Tent with Light
This Ozark Trail tent is here because of its large area. What you have here is a structure that is almost exactly a hemisphere with a total area of 201 ft² (18.7 m²). But this is also a very tall tent with 92 inches (234 cm) peak height. This is why I have included it also in my list of very tall tents.
The tent is a single layer design with the poles that are added from outside as you see in the picture, so there is no extra fly. The tent has two doors and eight windows, and all of them are with mesh and zippered panels. Observe also that it comes with an integrated light system. So I have included it in my list of lighted tents.
The poles are fiberglass and there are 10 of them with many cross points so the structure is very stable and strong. But this is a tent for summer camping, it is best to avoid areas with lots of rain.
10. White Duck Outdoors Avalon Canvas Bell Tent
This tent offers a floor area which is around 201 ft² (18.7 m²) so this is why it is here in the list. The declared capacity is 8 people and this is quite enough space for such a number of users.
This is also a tent for family camping in all seasons. It comes equipped with a flapjack for a stovepipe and you can use a wood stove if this is about some cold weather camping. But they have built it completely breathable yet waterproof so it is perfect also for a warm environment. You have many windows plus a large mesh door for ventilation, and the tent is also with 4 vents. The windows are 3-layer structures so you have mesh, PVC panels, and canvas panels
The is a cotton canvas and only the floor is a vinyl material. In fact, the floor is removable, there is a zipper running around, so you can create a canopy, the walls can also be rolled up for this purpose. Note that the tent is quite heavy, it weighs 95 lb (43.1 kg) so you need a car for transportation.
11. Wildcat Outdoor Gear Premium Family Camping Tent Bobcat 500
With its total area of 202 ft² (18.8 m²), this tent deserves to be included in the list here. This is a tent with 4 separate rooms and with many other great features.
The tent is 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 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 removable awning. This is a tent for all climates and for all weather conditions, heavy but very reliable.
12. CORE 10 Person Instant Cabin Tent With Screen Room
This Core 10 tent is with a floor area of around 203 ft² (18.9 m²) organized into 2 rooms plus a screen room. This is a cabin type tent as obvious from the picture, but more importantly, this is an instant setup tent with the official st up time under 2 minutes. This makes it very suitable for people who change the camping place frequently.
The declared capacity of 10 people is not so realistic so for real summer camping, you should downgrade it to half this number. The tent is very pleasant and livable with so many large windows and lots of headroom, the ventilation is excellent and it is very suitable for a warmer climate. Please read more in my full review.
13. Tahoe Gear Ozark 3-Season 16 Person Large Family Cabin Tent
This Tahoe Gear Ozark 3-Season 16 Person Large Family Cabin Tent is a freestanding cabin-style structure. As you realize from the picture, it comes with numerous windows, 9 in total. This is a very pleasant 3-room construction with 2 doors and it is very tall with its peak height of 86.61 in (220 cm). This is why I have included it in my separate list with extra tall family camping tents.
But this tent is here because of its floor area, so indeed you have no less than 204 ft² (19 m²) in the mentioned 3 rooms. It comes with an E-cable port and with excellent ventilation. This includes both floor vents and fly vents. This is quite unusual for such a cabin tent with a minimal fly. You might want to know also that this is a very affordable tent.
14. Bushtec Adventure Echo 2200 Luxury Camping Tent
This Bushtec Adventure Echo 2200 Luxury Camping Tent is very large with its inner area is 206 ft² (19.18 m²) and a porch that adds to it, so the total covered area is 283 ft² (26.3 m²).
But this is also a cotton canvas tent and I have added it to my list of best canvas camping tents. The tent has a strong steel frame, two rooms with 6 windows, the mentioned huge porch, and overall quality that is hard to match.
They give a 3-year warranty on all parts. The tent is heavy just to know, it weighs 500 lb (227 kg). The peak height is 10 ft (3 m) and I have included it in my list of extra tall tents.
15. Americ Empire Cabin Instant Tent with 3 Room
This Americ Empire XL tent is a new item on the market, a huge structure with 3 rooms, 2 entry doors, and 6 windows. The area is 210 ft² (19.2 m²) so it definitely deserves to be here in the list of giant family camping tents.
The tent is cabin style with straight steel legs poles and fiberglass roof poles. The fly is minimal but the waterproof rating is very good 2000 mm for the fly and the walls. All the windows are with zippers and they are the double layer with mesh and panels.
The tent weighs 30 (13.6 lb) and this is quite light for the size. The packed size is very good 28 x 15 x 12 inches (72 x 38 x 30 cm). Please follow the link to my full review.
16. Wildcat Outdoor Gear Lynx 640 Air Inflatable Camping Tent
With its area of 207 ft² (19.2 m²), this tent is huge though it is quite high here in the list of giants ordered by the size from smaller to larger. It has 4 rooms, and those include a large living room, plus two sleeping rooms, plus a very specific side room visible in the picture above. It also has a protected porch.
But there is much more here. This is also a canvas tent, built from a top-quality blend of cotton and polyester, a rip-stop material. This is also a tent with air beams instead of classical poles, and it is added to my list of best inflatable tents.
As for the capacity, it can easily accommodate 4 to 10 people. But the distribution of rooms is such that in my view it is best suited as a tent for 7 people. Note it is heavy with its 108 lb (49 kg), but this is a huge canvas tent and this is normal.
17. Vango Purbeck Tent 600
This Vango Purbeck Tent 600 is here because of its incredibly large space, it offers 208.6 ft² (19.38 m²) in the floored area, plus 70 ft² (6.5 m²) under the porch. This is an impressive 5-room structure with 6 + 2 solid windows. You have 4 floored rooms plus a completely protected floorless porch. This is why it is on my list of best 5-room tents.
There are 2 external plus 4 inner doors. The tent is a tunnel type and with a huge waterproof rating, suitable for almost all seasons. The weight is 49.6 lb (22.5 kg). Please follow the link for more.
18. Stout Bell Tent 100% Cotton Canvas
This tent is here because of its size. So you have an area of 211 ft² (19.6 m²) and this is more than enough for its 6-8 people declared capacity. As its name suggests, this is a pure cotton canvas tent and it is included in my list of best cotton-canvas tents. There are two versions, Pro and Ultimate, with some subvariants as well.
So this is a single-pole construction with 4 windows and 1 door, fully waterproof and breathable. This is a true 4-season tent, it comes with an integrated stove jack. I have included it in my separate list of tents for cold weather camping. You have also two E-cable ports.
The groundsheet is zipped-in and this is a thick polyethylene. One of the mentioned Pro variants is with a mesh that runs around the perimeter. Note also that the tent is heavy with its 94 lb (43 kg).
19. ALPHA CAMP 10-12 Person Tent with Screen Room
This is a tent with a screen room and this addition is what qualifies it to be included in this list of extra large tents. So indeed it offers a total area of 214 ft² (19.9 m²), but the inner area is 144 ft² (13.4 m²) and this is not so much for such a number of users, you see its declared capacity in its name.
This is a tall 3-room structure, the inner area is with a removable divider so you have two sleeping zones, while the front is with a screen room which you see in the picture. There is no floor in the screen room and it is without panels, so you have a mesh as protection from flying insects, but it has its own roof independent of the tent’s fly. So the screen room is best used for sitting in the shade and also for cooking.
This is also a very peculiar framed tent, and the frame is fully freestanding. So you attach the tent to it. But in the screen room, you have a separate construction with two loops and it looks like a tunnel tent when you look at it from this side. Due to this the tent weighs 61 lb (27.7 kg), but the carry bag is with wheels. Please follow the link for more details.
20. Dream House 10 Person Cotton Canvas Tent
This Dream House Large Spacious Outdoor Waterproof Cotton Canvas 4 Season Camping Tent offers an area of 215.2 ft² (20 m²). Now you realize why it is in the list here. In view of the declared 10-person capacity, this is a true camping castle. This is a pleasant and breathable cotton canvas tent with a great waterproof rating. I have included it in my list of best canvas camping tents.
This is also a very tall tent and I have added it to my list of extra tall and extra large tents. Note that this is a single-pole structure and you have one room only. The tent is with 2 doors and 4 windows, half of them are shown in the picture above. The weight is 99 lb (45 kg) and the dimensions are (W x D) 16.4 x 13.12 ft (500 x 400 cm).
21. Ozark Trail 16-Person 23.5 x 18.5 Cabin Camping Tent
This tent is with a declared capacity of 16 people. Below I give the floor plan to realize how they determine the capacity. Here you have a typical example of those tents whose floor area (and the capacity) is hard to determine. The floor plan is almost a Y-letter shape. But you have the central hexagon area, plus two non-rectangular additions which you see in the picture, plus the entrance area. I have the exact dimensions of these parts and come to the total area of some 20 square meters (215 ft²). So the tent is indeed like a castle.
But in the name, you see 23.5 x 18.5 which indicates feet, so this is the rectangular ground area needed to set this tent in the camp. This means 435 ft² (40 m²) which is quite different from the inner floor area.
Now back to the issue of the capacity; the indicated floor area implies 1.25 m² (13.4 ft²) per person, and this is not so great.
So what you have here is a great tent for summertime family camping, with three external doors, and three rooms, big enough to accommodate 4 queen size beds. I would say this is a tent for 8 people.
22. Outwell Hartsdale 6PA Prime Air 6 Man 3 Room Inflatable Tunnel Tent
This tent offers a total floored area of 220.3 ft² (20.46 m²) organized into 3 rooms, plus a porch that adds 37.7 ft² (3.5 m²) of area. So this is a camping castle with an official capacity of 6 people.
There are no classic poles here, this is an inflatable tent with air beams. The tent is full of features, you have 2 doors, plus inner doors with magnetic closure. It is equipped with solid tinted windows. The inner rooms are built from a dark material so this is also a dark-rest tent. It weighs 63.3 lb (28.7 kg) and its overall dimensions are 18.5 x 17.4 ft (565 x 530 cm).
23. Ozark Trail Base Camp 14-Person Cabin Tent
This beautifully designed tent is completely cross-shaped, with 4 rooms, 4 external doors, and 12 big windows. It is hard to imagine anything more livable for summer camping.
The official capacity is 14 people, but this is based on the backpacking principle. The total area is indeed huge, around 222 ft² (20.6 m²) or more, but for such a number of people, you would have only around 16 ft² (1.4 m²) per person. So here it becomes clear again why you should check the actual inner floor area instead of the declared capacity.
This all aside, the tent is big enough to accommodate 5 queen size beds. Please see more in my full review.
24. Eurohike Buckingham 8 Classic Family Tent
This is an 8-person tent regarding the declared capacity. But it offers a lot of space and you have 226 ft² (21 m²) of the floor area, which gives 28 ft² (2.6 m²) per person. So this is a luxurious option for family camping.
The tent is organized in 5 separate rooms. You have three inner tents within the external shell which you see in the picture. These inner tents are removable and you can use them all or only some of them. So the tent offers a lot of versatility.
There are three possible awning configurations, and one you see in the picture. The floor of the shell tent is removable so you can remove the inner tents and use the shell tent for family events.
There are 4 PVC windows that have blinds for privacy, and numerous vents on the floor level and under the roof provide good ventilation. Please see more in my review.
25. Guide Gear Teepee Tent 18 x 18
This Teepee tent offers an area that is larger than 230 ft² (21 m²) and its official capacity is in the range of 10 – 12 people. The height is 119 inches (300 cm) and this is what you would expect from such a tipi tent. This is a single-pole structure with 4 solid windows and 5 vents.
Although it is so big, one person can easily set this tent up in 15 minutes. It is surprisingly lightweight for such a size with its weight of 23.15 lb (10.5 kg). It is also very packable, the carry bag measures 32.3 x 10.2 x 9.8 inches (82 x 26 x 25 cm).
The tent body is polyester with a 1000 mm waterproof rating. The floor is thick and waterproof polyethylene. Note also that this is a very affordable tent.
26. Tahoe Gear Bighorn XL 12-Person Teepee Tent
This Bighorn XL teepee is here because of its area which is huge. You have 230 – 237 ft² (21 – 22 m²) of the area and this tent can accommodate up to 12 users. This is also a very tall tent with 297 cm peak height so I have added it to my list of very tall tents.
This is a modern teepee so you have a sewn-in floor that offers full protection from the ground. There is one pole only so the tent is not freestanding. One person can easily set this tent up in under 15 minutes.
You also have 2 doors and 4 PVC windows with panels from inside, and there are 4 low vents plus a top vent. The waterproof rating is 1000 mm but you do not need more for such a steep roof construction. Note also that it is very affordable as well.
27. Outwell Edmonds 5A Tent
This Edmonds 5A tent offers no less than 21 m² (226 ft²) yet surprisingly, its declared capacity is only 5 people. So you have a very luxurious option here and the tent can accommodate far more people, I would say 8 – 9 easily.
This is a tent with air-beam technology, so you have no poles here. But it has many other features like numerous PVC tinted windows, three entry doors and all with mesh and panels, 4-rooms in total, etc.
The waterproof rating is impressive 4000 mm for the shell and 10000 mm for the floor. So in view of its closed design with so many solid windows, it is also very suitable for camping in cooler areas. Please read more in my full review.
28. Vango IRIS 600 XL Tent
The IRIS 600 XL tent is here in the list for all good reasons. This giant offers 226 ft² (21 m²) of the fully protected area and its official capacity is only 6 people. So you have a very luxurious option here for family camping with 37.7 ft² (3.53 m²) per person.
This is a fully enclosed structure with numerous solid PVC windows and with a fully sewn-in floor. There is no mesh on the ceiling so such a structure preserves the warmth well. Bear this in mind if you need a tent for a cooler environment. This is also the lights-out design, with a reduced glare in the sleeping zone.
The waterproof rating is impressive, you have 4000 mm for the shell and around 10000 mm for the floor. Please read more in my full review.
29. Coleman Air Valdes 6XL Tent
Here you have a combination of inflatable beams and classic poles. The officially declared capacity is 6 people, but see the floor area which is 230 ft² (21.44 m²). This makes it 38.4 ft² (3.57 m²) per person. The living room is so large that it can easily accommodate an extra 6 – 8 people.
The tent is 4-room by its organization, with a very large living area and three blackout bedrooms that block out 99% of the sunlight. The waterproof rating is an impressive 4500 mm, and the tent comes with 3 doors and one of them is hinged door design.
30. Skandika UV Protection Montana Unisex Outdoor Tunnel Tent
Here you have a tent that offers no less than 226 ft² (21.7 m²) of the floored area in its 5 rooms. This includes sleeping rooms plus a living room. It has three separate inner tents so you can organize the space as you wish, to have 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 rooms. I have included it also to my list of best tents with 5 rooms.
The tent is tall with its 78.74 inches (200 cm). From such a size you would expect that it weighs a lot so indeed the weight is 56.88 lb (25.8 kg). The huge area can be extended by an awning, a pair of poles is included for this purpose.
31. Ozark Trail 18 x 18 Family Tent
The numbers 18 x 18 in the name indicate feet, so this is again only the ground area which this tent needs. The tent is Y-shaped, and the inner area is around 22 m² (237 ft²), so it is huge but the declared capacity is 14 people. You can see below how they think the tent should be used:
This is a tent with 3 rooms, and each of them is with its private access, so the tent is perfect for 3 couples and for parents with 4 kids. One of the entrance doors is double size and it is in the section which is a screen room by the design. In any case, you have enough space for three queen size beds.
This is a very livable structure with 8 windows and a mesh roof. You have an E-port for the electrical cord and a few pockets and bottle holders on the walls.
32. Northwest Territory Grand Canyon Tent
This Grand Canyon Tent is indeed an extra-large structure with its 240 ft² (22.3 m²) of floor area, and it is big enough to accommodate the declared number of 12 people. So I have included it in my list of best 12-person tents.
As you realize from the picture above, this is a cabin tent with 4 huge windows and one beautifully designed door. You have removable dividers inside so this is a 3-room tent and I have added it to my list of best 3 room tents.
It has 2 closets on the back side and they are equipped with shelving. The waterproof rating for the fly is 1200 mm and for the walls 600 mm. The floor is polyethylene, and the poles are steel. So the tent offers full protection for summer camping.
33. Texsport Highland 8 Family Camping Cabin Tent
This tent is with a declared capacity of 8 people and for this, it offers no less than 240 ft² (22.3 m²) of floor area. You have 3 rooms and those include a large sitting area with huge screen rooms and the inner area is with a removable divider that creates two sleeping rooms. Those can accommodate 2 people each, and 4 people can sleep on the floor in the sitting screened room.
The floor is ripstop polyethylene and the walls and the rain fly are a heavy-duty PU coated taffeta. The poles are a combination of steel and fiberglass on the roof. The tent is cabin-type so the main steel poles are straight and the peak height is 86 in (218 cm). I have included it also in my list of extra tall family camping tents. It is freestanding as well. The packed size is not so bad, but the tent is heavy, no less than 21 kg.
34. Neumayer Inflatable Family Tent XXL Fiji
This is a 4-room tent with the sleeping rooms positioned in the extended sections, so this construction offers one of the best possible privacy configurations that you can find. The walls separating the rooms are sewn in and with inner doors. The tent is formally for 6 people.
The structure is cross-shaped and it needs far more ground area than the actual inner floor area of the tent. Thus, you have 22.75 square meters (245 square feet). So the floor area per person is 3.8 m² and this is one of the most comfortable options here.
This is a very reliable tent with a waterproof rating of 4000 mm. It is nicely designed, ventilation is very good and you have no less than 5 vents.
35. Wenzel Mammoth 16-Person Family Dome Camping Tent
This Mammoth 16 tent by Wenzel is a 3-room structure with doors on each of the rooms. So it is perfect for large families and also for three couples. This is an extended dome structure in the T-shape, with fiberglass poles.
The tent offers 248 ft² (23 m²) of the inner area and each of the three rooms is big enough to accommodate a queen-size bed. The waterproof rating is not so impressive, only 600 mm, so this is a tent for summer camping in quiet weather conditions.
The packed size is excellent, 29 x 11.5 x 11.5 in (74 x 29 x 29 cm), and the weight is not bad at all when you compare it with its main competitors, it weighs 37.5 lb (17 kg). Note that it is incredibly affordable. Please follow the link to read more.
36. Eurohike Buckingham Elite 8 Man Tent
This incredible tent offers 249 ft² (23.1 m²) of the area for 8 people and the area is organized in 5 separate rooms. These include 4 sleeping units plus a large living room.
The tent is with 2 entry doors and 2 PVC windows, plus 4 inner doors in the sleeping rooms. The waterproof rating is quite impressive, so you have 3000 mm, with all seams sealed and with the mentioned solid windows. The floor is also sewn in and fully sealed. Note also that the design includes a dark rest sleeping area with reduced glare.
All in all, this is a reliable and luxurious camping option that should keep you safe and dry in any weather conditions in a 3-season use. Please follow the link to read my detailed review.
37. Ozark Trail 15 Person Instant Tent
This is an exceptional design for several reasons. First, as you realize from its name, this is an instant cabin tent. Please follow the link to see more about this type. Here I would only stress that this implies that the frame is preattached in the factory and all you have to do is to unfold and raise it with its telescopic legs. So, such a huge structure you can set up in less than 2 minutes. Isn’t this incredible?
This is also a 3-room tent, but here again, I want to stress that these are real rooms with sewn-in walls. This makes it quite different from some other tents where you have just some curtains.
But the size is the topic here, so here it is: you have 250 square feet (23.2 m²) of floor area. This sounds a lot of space, but the declared capacity is 15 people. This means you would have only 1.55 m² per person. Remember what I said above about the declared capacity. So use this tent for 6 – 8 people or so.
38. Ozark Trail Hazel Creek 18-Person Cabin Tent with 3 Covered Entrances
This Ozark Trail Hazel Creek 18-Person Cabin Tent with 3 Covered Entrances offers a huge area of 255 ft² (23.7 m²). It is also with a peak height of 86 inches (218 cm) so it is included also in my list of very tall family camping tents. This is a gigantic and tall tent with 3 rooms and 4 doors with windows (and 3 of them are with brims as its name says).
There are also 4 separate windows, 3 E-cable ports, and lots more. The tent is heavy, but you have seen its size, so it weighs 48.3 lb (22 kg) and the price is more than appropriate.
39. Skandika Gotland Six Man Family Tent
It is best to start with the area of this Skandika Gotland Six Man Family Tent to realize why it is here and in such a position in the list. So this tent offers 262 ft² (24.3 m²) of a fully protected space organized in 3 separate rooms.
This is a tall and pleasant tunnel type construction with an impressive waterproof rating, with 3 large doors and an awning configuration shown in the picture. The poles are fiberglass and the tent is heavy with its 47.8 lb (21.7 kg) of weight but this is normal for such a size.
40. Ozark Trail 20 Person Cabin Tent 25 x 21.5
This is the tent with the centrally positioned hexagon structure plus the 3 nearly rectangular areas on the three sides. The inner space is large enough to accommodate 6 queen size beds, or 20 sleeping pads on the floor, see the picture below. You have 3 removable dividers that create up to 4 rooms. But you can certainly use only some of them and organize the space as you wish.
There are 3 separate entrances, so the tent can be used by 3 couples and they all will have a separate entrance and a separate room, plus the large central pentagon space which is more than 10 square meters floor area.
Now, the total floor area here is “only” 26 m² (280 ft²). So per person, you would have only around 1.3 m² (14 ft²). This is enough if you use the backpacking principle for the tent capacity. See the floor plan, this is how they suggest you should use this tent for 20 people.
The numbers 25 x 21.5 in the name indicate the rectangular ground area needed to set up the tent, so do not mix this with the actual inner floor area.
The weight is 49.7 lb (22.5 kg). You have 8 windows, two gear lofts, several wall pockets, and a power cable port.
41. Ozark Trail Hazel Creek 20-Person Star Tent with Screen Room
This Ozark Trail Hazel Creek 20-Person Star Tent with Screen Room offers a total area of 279 ft² (26 m²) plus the vestibule area of 61 ft² (5.7 m²). With such a size and shape, this is one of the most remarkable tents on the market. You have no less than 5 rooms plus a screen room. This is why it is also in my list of best 5-room tents and in the list of tents with a screen room.
The tent has 13 windows in total, 5 doors, 4 E-cable ports, and many storage pouches. It is heavy as you would expect so the weight is 60.2 lb (27.3 kg). You will want to know that it is very affordable.
42. Ozark Trail Hazel Creek 20-Person Tunnel Tent
This Ozark Trail Hazel Creek 20-Person Tunnel Tent is in fact a mix of a double dome and tunnel tent. But in any case, this is a huge construction with 288 ft² (26.7 m²) of the floored area. The tent has two rooms and two doors, one of each of its ends. It allows for multiple roll-up configurations with the fly, so you can have plenty of views around when the sky is clear.
In spite of its size, this is a freestanding tent. The poles are fiberglass, and you have 2 E-cable ports, multiple storage pockets, a cinema screen, and gear lofts. The tent weighs 47.4 lb (21.5 kg) and its peak height is 80 inches (203 cm).
43. Outwell Clarkston 6A Tent
I would start this description with the area which this Clarkston 6A tent provides – you have 4 rooms here and 290 ft² (27 m²) of the floor area. The tent is also very tall at 215 cm and I have included it in my list of tall tents. This is also a tent with air beams instead of classic poles and you have a pump included so the setup is almost instant.
The sleeping zone is a tent within the tent and with some elements of the dark rest design. There are 8 PVC windows plus 3 windows on the three entry doors, and they are all tinted. They all have shutters for privacy and for reduced glare.
The waterproof rating is 4000 mm for the shell and 10000 mm for the floor and this is a very reliable tent for 3-season use.
Note also that this tent is fully enclosed and without mesh, so it is very suitable for camping in cool weather and with a lot of rain. Please read more in my full review.
44. Crua Loj 6 Person Thermo Insulated Waterproof Family Tent
This is without any doubt the most unique of all tents here in the list, and it is obviously one of the most luxurious tents on the market; you can realize this from the position it holds here in the list.
As you realize from the name, this is the only thermally insulated tent here. It insulates you regardless of what is outside, so you can use it in any climate, this is a true 4-season tent. Its R-value is 4.
This is an all-steel construction, and the fabric is breathable and this is also one of the features which makes it unique.
I should add that this is also a dark rest tent, similar to several other tents presented here. The total area here is 300 ft² (28 m²). There is much more about this extraordinary tent in my detailed review.
45. Vango Maritsa 600 XL Airbeam Tent
This luxurious tent offers 29.45 square meters (317 ft²) of the floor area in its 5 units, and this all is only for 6 people. So you have 3 sleeping rooms, one large living area, and one fully closed porch with a vestibule. As you see, here you have 4.9 m² (53 ft²) per person, and this is more per person than any other tent here in the list.
This is one of the air-beam tents here, there are no classic poles at all. The weather resistance is impressive, so you have a 6000 mm waterproof rating and this is one of the highest here in the list.
The Maritsa 600XL is also in the group of dark rest tents; note that at Vango they call this “lights out” feature but the meaning is the same.
Please see more in this video:
46. Vango Orava 600XL Tent
To realize why this tent is here and in such a position, let me start with its protected area – you have 333 ft² (31 m²). This all is organized in 5 rooms. There are 3 sleeping rooms plus a living room and this area is with sewn-in and sealed floor. In addition, you have the front room which you see in the picture, it has 10 PVC windows but this is what you could call a wet room because it is without the floor, yet it is fully protected from the rain.
The official capacity is 6 people, but this tent can easily accommodate 12 people if you use the living room for sleeping. Note that you still have the huge front room for all your gear.
The waterproof rating is 4000 mm for the shell and far more for the floor. The poles are fiberglass. The tent has 3 entry doors and 4 inner doors. The front door is a double size and you can create an awning here with the help of some extra poles. The tent is also very expensive, please follow the link to see more.
47. Outwell Corvette 7 Air Comfort Family Tent
This giant is organized into 5 separate units, and these include a fully protected porch, a large living room, and three sleeping rooms.
The floor area is incredible, you have 364 ft² (33.75 m²) but its declared capacity is only 7 people. This makes 4.8 square meters per person which is second only to the Vango Maritsa tent above.
But there is much more in this tent. Its waterproof rating is an incredible 10000 mm hydrostatic head for the groundsheet and 5000 mm for the rest of the tent.
48. Outwell Vermont XLP Premium 7 Person Tent
The Vermont XLP 7 person tent is at this position here because of its area of 371 ft² (34.48 m²) so you will not find many larger tents on the market. The area is organized in 5 rooms and it has around 20 PVC windows. The tent is very heavy and this is partly due to its strong steel poles. You have 3 entry doors and 4 inner doors. All of them are double-layer design with mesh and with panels, so you have both ventilation and protection.
This is a reliable tent with a huge waterproof rating of 6000 mm for the shell tent and 10000 mm for the floor. It comes with many great features and those include a built-in wardrobe and around 20 storage pockets, several cable entry points, and tinted windows with shutters.
Note also that it is with a thermo-reflective coating and a dark rest design. But it is very bulky and expensive. Please follow the link to read more.
So this was my list of Extra Large Family Camping Tents, all exceptional designs and many of them with unique features and with new trends. Therefore, this is not just a list of tents chosen purely by the floor area. What I mean by this is the following. In case you missed it, you have the following types of tents here:
- Air beam tents (or inflatable tents). This is a relatively new trend and we have many new models that have appeared recently. This industry will only be growing in the following years. The largest tents in the list are these air beam tents.
- There are several dark rest tents here. So again, this is a completely new trend in the tent manufacturing industry.
- There are teepee tents as well, modern versions with the floor.
- You also have one insulated tent. Now, how unique does this sound to you?
- Several of the tents are with an extraordinary high waterproof rating and suitable for 3-season use in any weather conditions. One is also suitable for the coldest winter environment.
- Some of the tents combine several of these unique features.
I shall be adding new tents here as they appear on the market, so please stay tuned and bookmark this text.
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