Having a great tent can help turn a mediocre camping excursion into an extraordinary one. We have found some of the best 6 person tents to help make your camping trip extraordinary.
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Some Basic Information About Tents
Tents come in lots of different spaces and are made of lots of different materials, both in the fabric and the metal parts.
3-Season VS 4-Season tents
3-season tents are lightweight, portable tents that are good for camping and can withstand most times of year and most locations.
4-season or “winter” tents are made from materials that allow them to withstand much more extremes in location and temperature.
Since they are more durable, they are also heavier than 3-season tents but allow more internal insulation. Stronger poles mean that 4-season tents can also handle a load of snow on the top of them or high winds blowing into the sides.
What materials are tents made from
- expensive but allows for good ventilation and insulation
- can leak in not “weathered” (left in the rain a time of two so the materials can swell and nestle together
- PVC-coated canvas or acrylic
- strong and weatherproof
- Polycotton canvas
- cotton blended with polyester
- can be treated to become waterproof
- does not get baggy when wet
- can be hard to ventilate in warm climates
- needs sunlight protection to maintain long-term durability (can be coated for this protection)
- extremely lightweight
Types of tents
- light and easy to set up
- more headroom
- can get caught by wind
- easy to set up
- can be heavy and bulky
- smaller size, lighter
- less room, only come in smaller sizes
- Easy set-up and take down
- not made for stability or long-term camping
- less poles
- high ceilings
Best 6 Person Tents of 2020
This tent is for the ultimate glamping experience. Waterproof, mildew and UV resistant, you can set this tent up and leave it up all summer. Heavy duty but breathable fabric helps keep the elements out and keeps you comfortable inside.
This tent is perfect for outdoor festivals and backyard fun, as well as camping.
- 8ft center height and 7ft door height
- Available in fire retardant finish
- Water and UV repellent, mold and mildew resistant
- 30+ minute setup
- very heavy
This tent boasts of a 1 minute set up time, making it one of the easiest tents on the list to get put up.
It has a tall ceiling and loads of floor space, giving both adults and children tons of room to move.
- 1 minute set up
- 10ft x 9ft with a 5ft 9in ceiling
- Excellent ventilation
- Not many color options
- Only a 3 season tent
Do you need a tent that will block out the sunlight of early morning so you (or a small child) can sleep just a little longer? This tent is for you then. It’s dark room technolocy blocks out 90% of sunlight, keeping it darker for longer. This also keeps the inside of the tent cooler.
This tent also has an available sunroom option. This is convenient if you have furry friends or want to enjoy nature without bugs.
- Dark room technology
- Reduces heat
- 10 ft x 5 ft screen room
- 15 minute set up
- Weighs 22 lbs
This tent only takes 30 seconds to set up and is “just like opening an umbrella”. One person can get this tent up easily, but it’s big enough to hold 6 adults and 2 small kiddos.
The large mesh windows and roof give you fantastic views and ventilation, but you can cover them if the weather turns. The door of this tent can also be supported and used as an awning, perfect for enjoying the outdoors from the shade.
- 30 second set up
- 2 year warranty
- 6ft tall peak height
- 18 pounds
- May not hold up in windy conditions
This tent has a 60 second set up time, and is also very easy to take down. It has large mesh doors and windows as well as adjustable air vents for added ventilation.
It also has internal storage compartments on the wall to help keep your tent organized.
- 60 second set up
- 72″ center height
- Comes with hanging wall organizer
- Weighs about 25 pounds
- Possibility of zipper malfunction
- 3-season tent
This tent has a large D-shaped door, making entry and exit easy. It also has lots of room inside, making it very comfortable for all campers involved.
It has a unique “bathtub style” construction barrier, which gives extra protection against rain.
- 15 lbs
- Almost 10ft x 10 ft interior
- Antifungal flooring material
- Only one door
- 3-season tent
If these are just a little too big, check out our list of the best 4 person tents for 2020.
We hope you enjoyed this list of some of the best 6 person tents. Did your favorite tent make the list? Do you have a tent that you love that didn’t?? Drop your favorites in the comments.