Best 10 Person Tent
Planning an outdoor event with a large group of people is no easy fit, especially when it comes to accommodation. Choose the wrong tent and you ruin the whole camping adventure, choose the right tent and you end up with the most amazing camping adventure.
To make it even worse, getting that right-sized tent is equally not an easy task. The market is filled with all kind of varieties that differ both in size and design.
Therefore, in a bid to give you a head start, I’ve carefully analyzed and tested a wide range of options and compiled a list of ten of the best 10 person tents you can find out there.
Below, I’ve prepared short but in-depth reviews of each tent and I’ve also included a brief but informative buying guide which I believe will come in handy when narrowing down your options.
Once you are done going through this comprehensive review, I’m certain you will be in a better position to select that one tent that exactly suit your particular needs.
So, without further ado, let’s get started.
Our Top 10 Pick
The Mountain Trails Grand Pass tent is indeed the real deal if you are on the hunt for the ultimate camping tent for a large family or group of friends. This 10 person tent tops our list both in terms of quality and accommodation as well as value for the money.
It’s spacious, sturdy and well-made with an appealing dome-shape design yet comes at quite an inexpensive price. However, what makes it stand out the most is that it offers not just a comfortable accommodation but it’s a tent you can expect to last for quite a long time.
In short, it strikes a good balance between price and value, and comes with some amazing features.
- 18 by 10 ft. Floor Area
- 6.3 ft. Center Height
- Shock-corded Fiberglass Frame
- Nylon Cover
- Welded Polyethylene Floor
- 2 D-style Doors
- Weighs 21 pounds
One of the main highlights of this Grand Pass tent is its strong, firm structure. The tent is made up of a thick nylon cloth which is supported by a shock-corded fiberglass frame. However, what makes the Grand Pass structure superior especially when compared to tall tents is its dome shape.
This dome design evenly spreads the load of the tent between its footings giving the whole structure enough stability to withstand heavy wind conditions. Once reinforced with the stakes, the tent holds firmly to the ground.
Considering that the cover is made from nylon which is an exceptionally strong, abrasion resistant fabric, the Grand Pass is a tent that can serve you for a long time. So, as far as built quality and design is concerned, it passes the test.
When it comes to accommodation, the tent offers plenty of room to comfortably accommodate up to ten people which makes it ideal for family and group camping.
It‘s spacious providing 18ft by 10ft of interior floor space and despite its dome shape design, it’s tall enough to allow you stand up straight.
It has a center height of 6.3ft which is slightly above the average adult height. Therefore, anyone that’s 6ft tall or below will have no problem walking around the tent except for the far corners.
It’s not going to be a confined little room. The floor area is large enough such that you are able to stretch out your legs easily, stand, and move around. And although the ceiling at the ends seem pretty low, it does leave adequate space for stuffing bags.
There are also several mesh pocket tucked in the sides of the tent and one overhead. These little storage areas allow you to store your gear and other items like flashlights and phones with much ease. You can even put your dirty clothes on the little compartments rather than tossing them around.
Another thing to like about this Mountain Trails tent is that it comes with a removable divider which gives you the ability to separate it into two rooms.
You can place through the middle section of the tent to effectively divide the interior into two separate living spaces. So, if you wish to enjoy some privacy, then you are lsorted out.
Plus, the tent features two large D-style doors. These back to back doors not only make entering and exiting the tent easy but also makes it possible to access each room separately once divided. Combined with the interior scoot windows, you will definitely get to enjoy lots of personal privacy with this tent.
Moving forward, the Grand Pass is also quite effective at keeping water at bay. It’s not 100% waterproof but will keep you dry during rainfall.
The cover material that makes up the entire tent is nylon which is a more resilient fabric compared to polyester and dries quickly.
Furthermore, the built-in awning extends several inches from the arched entries hence helps keep water out of the tent. On the other hand, the floor is welded polyethylene which is another feature that helps to keep out water. So, you can expect very little water leakage inside this tent when it rains.
Ventilation is equally well taken care of. The tent is designed with a detachable mesh roof and the windows are large, thereby there is good air circulation in the tent to maintain a cool atmosphere during warm evenings and nights.
Finally, you will have no problem setting up this tent. It’s lightweight and features the pin-and-ring system which simplifies the whole set up process. It can take two people less than 10 minutes to set up and around 5 minutes to take down.
The only slight downside is that the entry zippers are not very responsive and will be a hassle to operate. Other than that, everything else is well and good.
To sum it all, ten people can comfortable sleep inside this tent and have adequate space to store their gears as well.
The tent is quite firm once it’s set up and will withstand moderate wind and rain conditions, and will definitely keep you cool during hot summer. It’s also very capable of maintaining warmth in cold weather due to its dome-style shape.
- Sturdy and durable construction
- Sufficient ventilation
- Holds up pretty well in moderate weather conditions
- Comfortably supports 10 people
- Several mesh pockets offer addition storage spaces
- Easily accessible doors
- Offers great privacy
- Quick and easy to set up and take down
- Entry zippers are a hassle to handle
- Might not endure in strong winds and heavy rain
The Grand Pass is a solid and well-built tent, one that’s more than capable of delivering a sturdy, comfortable and spacious accommodation.
Up to ten people can comfortably sleep in this tent, so it’s perfect for family or large group of friends going for some wild camping adventure for a prolonged period.
Taking the second position is the Coleman WeatherMaster. Coleman is one of the few brands that have a good reputation when it comes to producing outdoor products and their WeatherMaster tent does well to uphold this reputation.
As the name suggests, this tent indeed proves to be really reliable in harsh weather conditions. Featuring Coleman waterproof WeatherTech system, it can endure heavy rains and strong winds, a reason that puts in the second position and makes it the best option for those looking for a large, inexpensive, four season camping tent.
- 17 ft. by 9 ft. Base
- 78 inch Center Height
- Polyester taffeta Cover with 450mm PU Coating
- WeatherTec System
- Hinged Doors
- Color-coded Poles with Continues Pole Sleeves
- Weighs 31 pounds
- 1-year Warranty
Like the Grand Pass, the Coleman WeatherMaster is equally built to last and to withstand harsh conditions.
The tent cover is polyester which is a tough fabric aside from nylon. It’s highly resistant to abrasion and corrosion. The frame on the hand is quite solid. It’s made up of 99mm steel and fiberglass corded poles.
Including the fact that it weighs around 31 pounds, 10 pounds more than the Grand Pass, this Coleman tent will pretty well withstand the elements. It’s heavier and stronger.
The unique hinged door design is something you don’t find in most tents within this range and that’s a big plus. The hinges make opening and closing the door way easier especially in situations where people are frequently entering and existing the tent.
In terms of space, the tent has more than enough room to accommodate up to ten people. It offers around 17 foot by 9 foot floor area. It’s slightly lower than that of the Grand Pass but just enough to fit ten people with their gears.
In fact, three queen sized airbeds can fit inside this tent on each side and leave plenty of room in the center.
When it comes to freedom to move around inside the tent, the WeatherMaster takes the upper hand. Unlike the dome-shaped Grand Pass above, its cabin-like structure offers very little restriction plus the center height is around 80 inches, so you are able to stand up and move around with relative ease compared to the Grand Pass.
Privacy will also not be a problem. The tent comes with a divider for splitting the interior space into two rooms should you need to seclude yourself from the rest.
Now, like I said above, the main selling point of this Coleman tent is its resilient weatherproof design. If you are going camping in an area where chances of heavy rain or wind are high, then this is the tent you would want to carry with you.
It stands up very well against bad weather. First off, the tent cover is a thick polyester fabric which like nylon is quite effective at keeping water at bay. It has a lower water absorbency and that means no moisture will be getting into the tent when rain is pouring.
Plus the tent is robust hence can withstand even strong winds and it’s as well equipped with a rainfly for additional protection against the rain.
Coleman have also utilized their patented WeatherTec system in the tent to ensure that the interior remains completely dry. The floor is welded while the seams are inverted to prevent drops of water from leaking inside or seeping from the ground.
Although I would say it will surely keep you dry during wet season, I would recommend getting tarp firs if you are considering going camping during the wet season. Laying down the tarp before putting up the tent will help to completely keep moisture out.
There’s good airflow inside the tent. The windows are large and the entire roof is screened. The best part is that you can control air ventilation inside the tent as it’s equipped with Coleman’s veriflo ventilation system. You can adjust the ventilation to a cooling level you feel is most comfortable.
Despite its weight and size, you will not break much sweat setting up or taking down this tent. The poles are color-corded and utilize the pin-and-ring design, so it’s relatively easy to set up. However, it will need two people to get the job done and won’t take more than 15 minutes.
Now while the WeatherMaster is heavy and strong enough to go through all season it’s not the perfect fit for winter camping. It cannot deliver the much needed warmth during winter excursions. It has only a single skin/layer on the sides.
If you are also planning to go on a long distance hiking before setting up a camp, then weight will be another point of concern. At 31 pounds it’s slightly heavier and will add weight to your pack.
All in all, the Coleman WeatherMaster is a fantastic tent that’s worth every penny. It comes with a mesh roof that lights the tent on sunny days, interior storage pocket and a one year warranty.
- Solid construction
- Very effective when it comes to rain water protection
- Simple to set up and take down
- Will comfortably accommodate ten people
- Offers easy access
- Can be divided to several rooms for privacy
- Quite affordable
Not ideal for winter camping
A bit heavy for long distance hiking
The fact that the Coleman WeatherMaster can endure adverse weather conditions, it’s a great choice for those planning to take an extended trip or camping outside. The value indeed beats the price and it’s a tent that will serve you for a long time.
The Ozark Trail cabin tent is our third pick. It’s simple but quite an ideal-sized tent for large families and those going camping in groups.
This is one of Ozark’s best cabin style tent and not just because of the space it offers but also because of its built quality and rainfall protection.
- 14 by 10 ft. Floor Area
- 80 inch Center Height
- 68D coated Polyester Cover
- Welded 6” tub Floor Design
- D-Style Door
- Electrical Cord Access
- Weighs 33.9 pounds
The Ozark Trail is a heavy cabin-style tent with a polyethylene cover and a structure made of steel poles. The poles seem strong and considering that the whole tent weighs around 34 pounds, it’s more than capable of handling much of what the elements will throw its way.
The windows on either sides are large such that you get to enjoy a nice view of the camping site from inside the tent or even be able to do stargazing at night. They also do light up the tent pretty well during the day.
The floor material is also made of polyethylene and it’s fully welded and fixed to the tent’s walls. So, like the other two options above, the Ozark trail is a solid, well-built tent that will withstand the abuse of regular use for a prolonged period before you can think of a replacement.
With 140 square ft of floor area, the tent provides spacious interior room. It will easily fit ten people plus the center height is 80 inches high. When you factor in the cabin style which features straight walls on either side, it does offer ample room for tall individuals to stand and move around.
This spacious tent can also be split into two rooms using the divider that it comes with to allow some level of privacy to individuals resting in each room.
The only unfortunate thing is that there is a single door for entering and exiting the tent. So, if you desire for a more personal space, then this will disappoint you. Nonetheless, you can expect no problem as far as space is concerned.
Protection from the elements is another area you will have little to worry about. The cover material
Weather protection is another area that you will have little to worry about. The cover material is 68D coated polyester fabric. 68D of polyester is an ideal level of thickness for a tent fabric and will offer sufficient protection against both wind and rain.
Furthermore, the seams both in the rainfly and the roof are taped to prevent water leakage while the floor which is polyethylene is welded and firmly fixed into the walls. Thereby, the tent has indeed the potential to keep you safe and comfortable through different weather conditions.
Aside from giving you a panoramic view of your camp site, the large windows on each side and the door let in plenty of fresh air hence offer great ventilation and will keep the tent cool on hot days.
The tent is somewhat heavy compared to the two options above but not that difficult to put up or pull down. Two people can assemble it within 20 minutes.
My only concern although not really a deal breaker is that the rainfly is a bit small compared to that of other tents on this list.
It’s somewhat useless since it does not extend over the door and as such does not offer any coverage when it’s raining. That’s the only notable drawback. Everything else is up to standard.
- Well-built and durable tent
- Offers sufficient space for large group camping
- Effectively keeps water from getting inside
- Will withstand strong winds
- Provides great view and ventilation
- Easy to assemble and take down
- Rainfly offer minimal coverage
Coming at a quite a reasonable price, the Ozark trail cabin tent is a well-built tent with adequate space for large group camping. It’s not totally waterproof but it’s a tent you can rely on when the heavens open.
In the fourth position is yet another amazing tent from Ozark. From the color combination to the design, this is arguably one of the best looking group tent you will find on the market.
Aside from the fashionable look, the Ozark trail cabin tent is amongst the few tents within this range that’s constructed to offer multiple rooms. It’s a sturdy and spacious tent with some great basic yet essential features that facilitate a comfortable camping trip.
- 20 by 10 ft. Base Area
- 78 inch Center Height
- Polyester taffeta Cover
- 2 Removable Room Dividers
- Weighs 31.4 pounds
The Ozark Trail XL Cabin tent is strong and durable. The cover material including the rainfly is made primarily from Poly Taffeta which is a tough fabric with high abrasion resistance, so it will not tear or wear out easily. It will last for a good period of time even with regular use.
The structure on the hand is a combination of two types of poles. There’s the steel poles which hold the structure up and the fiberglass poles that make up the main room and the side rooms.
The fiberglass poles look lightweight but the steel poles are strong and will provide greater wind resistance.
The tent is generally well built and designed with the six large windows and two doors offering adequate outdoor visibility while inside.
Moving forward, measuring 20 ft. by 10 ft. this Ozark trail tent is very spacious. Three queen-size inflated mattresses can easily fit inside the tent with adequate floor space to spare. When you attach the walls, each room measures around 6.5 ft. by 10 ft. which is enough to accommodate a queen-sized air bed and leave some space for walking.
The center area is wide and 6.6 ft. tall. Thus, there is sufficient headroom to walk around the center area without brushing the ceiling. However, the two side rooms have short roofs. An adult would have to bend down but children can walk freely in these areas.
You will have no stress trying to get some personal time since there is separate door for each room and they zip down.
The tent also does fare well in bad weather. It can withstand high winds and heavy downpour. The seams are properly taped while the fabric itself is water resistance.
The flyer on the other hand extends over the center door, a few inches more than that of the other three tents above. It does provide some level of cover against rain and it’s equally well seamed, hence will not leak in water.
Another big plus is that ventilation is quite good. The six doors which are large and spacious together with the three doors and the mesh roof allow for optimum air flow in to the tent.
It’s worth mentioning that the doors and the windows are as well screened, so they will keep bugs and other insects away.
Putting up and taking down the tent is no hassle. It requires at least two people to set it in place and may take about 15 minutes.
The only setback to this rather incredible tent is that the cover material is not that thick which makes it not ideal for use in cold weather or during winter.
Overall, this is a quality, solid tent with ample space to accommodate ten people and keep them dry and comfortable when it rains. It’s an investment you won’t regret.
- Sturdy construction with clever design
- Can withstand high winds and heavy downpour
- Good ventilation
- Offers great privacy
- Very spacious
- Easy to set up
- Cover material is a bit thin
The Ozark trail offers both adequate space and privacy. It’s a great tent for camping during the warm weather and although the cover material is slightly thin, it does not leak in water.
If you are after a tent that’s not only spacious and well-built, but also looks cool, then this is nice option.
With a combination of orange and white colors, the Tahoe Gear Olympia is a lively camping tent ideal for longer excursions.
It’s simple and quick to setup but most importantly offers abundant space for sleeping up to ten people. This is a tent you should add to your list if you looking for a family cabin tent.
- 18 ft. by 10.5 ft. Floor Area
- 7 ft. High
- 1200mm Polyester Body
- One large Door
- Polyester Rainfly
- Weighs 22.9 pounds
- 2 year Warranty
The body of this Tahoe tent is a sturdy 1200mm polyester. It’s not as heavy as the other materials but it’s durable. The poles look strong and will keep the tent in place in windy conditions.
When it comes to accommodation, the Tahoe has a generous overall size offering over 180 square feet of floor area which is sufficient to fit up to ten people. As for height, the center is 6.6 ft. high and the walls are tall as well, so pretty much everyone will be able to stand up inside and move around without any problem.
Although not waterproof, the cover material is water resistant and will protect you from the elements. Its rain protection capability is further reinforced with its taped fly seams and the fly canopy that extends out over the door providing extra coverage. Plus the polyethylene binding floor decrease chances of moisture seeping inside the tent.
Air circulation inside the tent is excellent. The tent has an open mesh roof which combined with air events under each window offer great cross ventilation throughout. Therefore, you can count on the tent to keep you cool during those hot summer days.
Finally, the Olympia uses shock-corded poles that feature the pin and ring system, so assembly is a breeze. One person can easily set it up within 15 minutes.
However, unlike the other tent above, this Tahoe tent does not offer much in the way of privacy. It does not come with a removable divider, so it’s a single large room. If you want some privacy you will definitely have to improvise.
Nonetheless, the tent is well built, spacious and will withstand the elements except for extreme conditions. The manufacturer also offer a 2-year warranty against any defects which is quite convenient.
- Offers plenty of space
- Tall walls and roof
- Efficient rain protection
- Excellent air circulation
- Quick and easy to set up
- Affordable price
- Does not feature a removable divider
- May not hold up pretty well in extreme weather conditions
Tahoe Gear Olympia is definitely a three season tent perfect for family or group camping. With tall walls, generous overall size, and a straightforward setup design, this is another inexpensive tent that’s worth considering.
Like the Coleman WeatherMaster, this CORE 12 Person Cabin tent is designed to endure the elements making it another great option for all season camping. It’s a big, waterproof tent that’s very capable of combating harsh weather conditions.
Aside from its generous overall size, it comes with some decent but essential features with the main one being the Core H20 Block Technology that’s responsible for the highly effective water resistance capability.
- 18 ft. by 10 ft. Base Area
- 6.6 ft. Center Height
- CORE H2O Block Technology
- Adjustable Air Intake Vents
- Weighs 52.55 pounds
Looking at its simple cabin design and green and grey color combination, I would say this is yet another adorable tent for camping in the wilderness.
However, the best part is that the materials used in the construction of the body and the fly are strong. They will not get easily damaged even by harsh weather conditions or strong winds. The tent is durable and will last for years with proper storage.
Still on design, this CORE cabin tent features an open ceiling (mesh roof) which means once you take the rain fly off, you can stargaze the beautiful sky in the night. It also features a double door making entering and exiting the tent quite convenient.
CORE Equipment claims that the tent can accommodate up to 12 people but with 180 square feet of interior space, the tent is basically large enough to comfortably accommodate ten people. It can only house 12 people if they will have to lie down like sardines and not including any gear.
The good thing though is that the walls are fitted with storage pockets and gear loft, so it does offer extra storage. You can utilize the compartments to store your equipment and gear keeping them off the floor and out of everyone’s way.
Another thing to like is the headroom. The walls are close to vertical with the roof reaching 80 inch high. Therefore, you can stand upright inside the tent and move from corner to corner without brushing the roof.
Creating separate rooms for different users will not be a challenge as the tent comes with two dividers. You can use the dividers to create either 3 or 2 living area depending on the level of privacy you want. Plus, the doors and windows feature zippered panels which further enhance privacy.
As far as protection from the elements is concerned, this CORE cabin tent can stand up strong in high winds and will have no problem keeping water out when rain start pouring down.
First off, it’s heavy weighing 52.5 pounds. On the other hand, the tent’s fabric is water repellent allowing water to run off quickly.
All the seams including both at the windows and doors are well sealed while the rainfly is fully taped, so no water will be leaking through the tent. Generally, this is a tent that can withstand both light and heavy rain conditions.
Ventilation is equally well taken care of. The side windows and front windows are large and made of mesh hence allow cool air to flow in during hot weather conditions.
There are also ground vents incorporated in the tent to draw in cool air from the ground hence airflow within the tent is excellent and will keep the temperature cool when camping during the hot summer season.
Considering how simple the design is and the fact that the poles are already pre-attached to the, setting up this tent is a walk in the park. All it takes is unfolding the tent, extending it and putting it up, so you can get the job done within less than five minutes.
To sum it all, this is a great tent, one that will last for quite long time. However, the vertical zippers are not heavy duty like the D-shell zipper on the main entrance. They are very likely to get stuck and might break easily. So, this is a point you want to keep mind should consider to get the tent.
- Generous overall size
- Tall walls and roof
- Will keep rainwater away
- Sturdy in heavy winds
- Efficient ventilation system
- Very easy to set up
- Zippers may jam
If you are going on a lengthy camping trip with your family or a group of friends and you need a large, strong tent that can endure the elements without having to drain your pocket, then this CORE 12 Person Cabin tent is a good fit.
The Great Basin is one of Wenzel’s largest dome style shaped tents with two built-in wings that offer extra room. The tent looks simple in terms of design but has some highly innovative features which gives it an upper hand over most of its competitors within this price range.
- 18 ft. by 10 ft. Floor Size
- 78 inch Center Height
- Polyester Canopy/Fly
- Welded Polyethylene Floor
- Shock Corded Fiberglass Poles
- Integrated Light Reflection System
- Weighs 29.1 pounds
From the quality of the materials to the construction, the Great Basin is amongst the few tents on this list that strike a good balance between price and value.
The tent frame is made up of shock corded fiberglass and this is the best quality you can get at this price point. Shock corded fiberglass poles are generally tough and don’t break easily. So, the whole structure is solid and will hold up well amidst wind conditions.
The tent fabric is a thick polyester material while the floor is a heavy duty polyethylene. These two materials are have high abrasion resistance and as such they can take great abuse. You can expect the tent to last for a prolonged period before you consider replacing it.
Like I mentioned above, Wenzel has incorporated some very innovative features in this tent and one that you are going to appreciate is the lite reflect system. With just a flashlight or a headlamp, the built-in reflective panel is able to evenly illuminate the entire tent, so no more struggling with dim light.
At 18 ft. by 10 ft. the Wenzel Great Basin is fairly spacious. Eight to ten people will easily fit inside this tent and it can even accommodate two queen-sized air mattresses.
Moreover, the roof is 6 ft. high and the ends of the tent are a bit wider compared to Mountain Trails Grand Pass and Ozark Trail XL Family tent which feature a dome style shape. Therefore, with the headroom being slightly above the average height of an adult, most people will be able to stand up and move around freely.
The tent comes with two removable curtain dividers which give you the opportunity to convert the interior space into two or three separate rooms for privacy or just to create a sleeping and living room.
Unfortunately, with only one entry door I wouldn’t say you will enjoy much privacy like the other models that feature more than one entry point where each room has its own door.
You will not get much privacy but you will bear almost all weather conditions with this Wenzel tent. The polyester fabric is thick and the interior is fitted with a sealed polyethylene bathtub style floor. The rainfly is large and extends over the door to cover the entry area. Therefore, the tent will do well to keep the water out.
The fiberglass poles that make up the frame seem rigid hence can maintain stability in storms and high winds.
There are four mesh windows and three mesh roof vents plus the door also features a mesh material, so airflow through the tent is sufficient and will keep the temperature cool during hot days or nights.
Set up is easy thanks to the pin and ring system and the corded frame but it does need two people due to the size. It may take between 15 and 30 minutes to get the whole tent up.
Comparing the built quality with the price, the Wenzel Great Basin is indeed another reliable tent and a great value for the money. It’s a tent that can withstand the elements but like most of the other tents within this range, it’s not ideal for camping in cold weather.
- Spacious and smartly constructed
- Tall roof
- Reliable weather protection
- Sufficient ventilation
- Provides great lighting using the lite reflect system
- Solid frame that can withstand high winds
- Durable materials
- Easy installation
- Features only one door
- Not ideal for camping in cold temperatures
Despite its inexpensive price, the Wenzel Great Basin 10 Person tent is built to the highest standard possible. If you are a fun of dome shaped tents and the Mountain Trails Grand Pass has not already win you over, then this is an option you might want to look at.
CORE Equipment is no doubt one of the best manufacturers of cabin tents and just like their other tent on this list, this one is well built and comes with some nice features.
- 14 ft. by 10 ft. Base Area
- 7 ft. Center Height
- CORE H2O Block Technology
- Adjustable Ground Vents
- Electric Cord Access Port
- Weighs 25 pounds
- 1 year Limited Warranty
The CORE Straight Wall cabin tent is not the sturdiest tent on our list, but the frame construction which comprises of steel poles is fairly stable and can stand up to mild wind conditions. The canopy material used seems also fairly heavy and strong, thereby it’s likely that it will last long.
Like in all other CORE’s cabin tents, the ceiling is made up of mesh material only with the fly being the one providing cover to the entire roof. There are 6 guylines around that stake the fly firmly to the ground and straps that connect it to the poles.
This seems to be CORE’s signature design for its cabin style tents and while it’s quite symbolic, it’s certainly not the best option for cold conditions and strong winds.
Regarding the interior space, the tent measures 14 ft. by 10 ft. This is a bit small compared to the other seven tents above but just enough to house ten people. Two queen size air bet can fit inside the tent without any problem.
The mesh ceiling is 7 ft. tall and paired with the straight wall design, this CORE tent offers more headroom than any other tent listed here. Almost everyone should be able to stand up and walk freely inside the tent.
The roof may be solely mesh material but it’s totally covered by the fly which is polyester and has good water repellant properties.
The best thing about the design of the fly is that it’s a circular curve and extends over the door and windows, so it lets water run off faster preventing water from getting inside. You won’t as well have to worry about leakages since it is fully taped.
With the roof being made up of mesh only and the windows and doors also featuring mesh material, you are guaranteed excellent ventilation. The tent is also fitted with adjustable ground vents, so generally you will enjoy cool air no matter how hot it gets outside.
Poles are pre-connected and that means hassle free set up. It would hardly take 5 minutes to assemble and it’s something that one person can do it without much difficulties.
Overall, CORE Equipment have proved again that they can deliver quality group-sized tents at an affordable price. This 10 Person Straight Wall tent is well made as far as space, design as well as quality of materials is concerned.
Even so, I would like to point out that having a roof that’s totally mesh limits its use a lot. It’s not able to keep warmth and as such you can’t use it in cold environment. In addition to this, the frame is stable but not strong enough to take on heavy storms and winds.
These two are the only major concerns. The tent comes with a divider with front and back doors located on either ends to allow for privacy and entrance convenience. There is also a gear loft, lantern hook and pockets for storing miscellaneous items.
- Fairly spacious interior
- Adequate headroom
- Can withstand mild winds
- Will keep water out
- Excellent ventilation system
- Hassle free and quick set up
- Can last for a long period
- Reasonable price
- Does not keep warmth
- Not strong enough for heavy winds
The CORE 10 Person Straight Wall Cabin tent is designed for a warm summer-type environment but will also do fine in moderate rain. If you prefer camping only when the weather is good, then I would recommend getting this tent.
The Outdoor Products 10 Person Instant Cabin tent looks almost similar to the CORE 10 Person Straight Wall Cabin tent in terms of design. The thing that sets them apart is the price and probably the type of materials used.
Therefore, here it’s a matter of preference but before you decide which one to pick let’s first check out what the Outdoor Products 10 Person Instant Cabin tent has to offer.
- 14 ft. by 10 ft. Floor Area
- 6.6 ft. Center Height
- 125gms Polyethylene Sheet
- 68 Denier 190T Polyurethane Floor
- Removable Room Divider
- Ground Vents
- Electrical Port Access
- Weighs 34.5 pounds
Of all the tents on our list this is arguably the most durable. The polyethylene fabric that make up the canopy is thick and tough while the frame consists of built-in poles that are equally strong.
Same to the CORE 10 Person Straight Wall tent, the ceiling is covered by a polyethylene fly that make up the roof. It extends over the windows and the doors. With this kind of construction and quality of materials, this is a solid tent and will certainly not break down easily under normal use.
Providing 14 ft. by 10 ft. of floor area, the Outdoor Products 10 Person Cabin tent has sufficient amount of living space to accommodate ten people and you can even manage to squeeze three queen-sized air mattresses inside plus the gear.
The fact that the ceiling is 6.6 ft. tall and the walls are straight means that there is enough head room from one end to the other. Therefore, most adults can easily stand upright and move around inside the tent.
If you planning to camp through the wet season, you will have little to worry about. The side walls and the top cover is heavy duty polyethylene fabric and the seams are completely sealed.
As for the interior, the floor consists of a welded waterproof polyurethane material with inverted seams, so no water will be getting in from the ground or the ceiling. Furthermore, the hip roof design of the rainfly allows water to run off when it rains, so it significantly raises the level of water resistance of the tent.
The floor is also fitted with ground vents to aid in air circulation and together with the 6 large mesh windows, this tent will offer good airflow during hot summer days and nights. It’s as well capable of keeping warmth thanks to the thick cover material. Thus, it’s also suitable for cool spring and autumn camping.
Being an instant tent with poles pre-attached, you should have no problem assembling or disassembling this tent. It’s straightforward but due to its weight, it might need an extra pair of hands to raise it up.
All in all, there is very little to dislike about this tent. If there is any negative it would be that the rainfly is somewhat short around both doors and may not provide much coverage against rain. Still though, this is a quality tent for the price.
- Durable construction and materials
- Large interior space
- Ample headroom
- Cozy and dry in wet conditions
- Can keep warmth in cold weather
- Good ventilation system
- Very easy to assemble and disassemble
- Short rainfly
The sturdy construction and heavy duty fabric of this Outdoor Products Cabin tent renders it suitable for almost all kinds of camping activities. This is particularly a good option if you are planning to go camping for a prolonged period of a time.
Wrapping up the top ten list, we have the Tahoe Gear Prescott tent. Looking at its unique design, the Prescott is neither a cabin nor dome tent, instead it’s a combination of the two styles. It’s a good blend of size, quality and affordable price.
- ï 6 ft. 6 inch Center Height
- 1200mm 190T Polyester Fabric
- 120gms Polyethylene Floor
- Ground Vents
- Room Divider
- Weighs 31 pounds
When you look at this tent with regards to its structure, it’s not the strongest, nonetheless it’s made of fairly firm fiberglass poles and the canopy fabric which is polyester seems durable, so it can fare well in relatively good weather.
As for the floor space, the tent consist of a main dome with two side wings all offering a total of 110 square feet of living space. Again, this slightly lower than the other tents but it’s still plenty of space that can hold up six to ten people.
It will certainly not accommodate 12 people especially because the two side winds of are somewhat tiny and might be difficult to sleep in this areas.
The height of the main dome is 6.6 feet, thereby campers of all sizes can stand and move comfortably throughout this area. There are two full sized doors on either side that provide easy exit and entry.
Though it may not withstand strong winds, this Tahoe tent is very capable of protecting everyone inside from moderate rain shower. Almost the entire structure is screened including the roof and windows to allow as much air inside as possible. There are also floor vents, so generally the tent provides sufficient cross-ventilation.
Like most of other tents that come with shock corded fiberglass poles, setting up the Tahoe Gear Prescott is straightforward. The poles have pole clicks and all it takes is sliding them through the seams, extending it, raise the entire tent to its unique dome-style shape and securing it into place using the metal stakes.
This too will need an extra pair of hands to lift it up. It weighs 31 pounds.
Two things that can be a turn off. Most parts of the tent are meshed with the room completely meshed. It will definitely not keep warmth in cold conditions. In addition to this, the frame is stable but not strong enough to withstand heavy winds.
With that said, this is a good ten man tent. It offers a good mixture of features and the price is budget friendly.
- Fairly stable framework
- Interior space can fit 10 people
- Great ventilation
- Can withstand moderate rains
- Easy to set up
- Cannot keep warmth in cold conditions
- Not that stand to withstand heavy winds
This is a basic tent but with a unique design, good quality materials, generous space and a budget friendly price. I wouldn’t recommend it for camping in windy conditions but if you are only planning to camp when the weather is good, then this is the tent for you.
Quick Guide to Key Factors that You Should Consider when Selecting your Tent
For your convenience, I have prepared this short guide to help you through the process of choosing the best tent for your particular outdoor getaway. Here are 8 keys things you should consider.
- Style and Design
The first think to consider is the style or design of the tent. This is important because it affects both the available space and the ability of a tent to withstand all weather conditions.
There are two basic camping tent styles, dome or cabin. With a cabin-style tent, the walls are nearly vertical which raises the tent’s overall height hence you can walk from one end to the other without having to bend.
Cabin tents also offer ample space for easily storing gear elements and various accessories. However, they are not that well streamlined to beat the weather.
Dome-style tents on the other hand have sloping walls which means you only get much headroom at the center area. You will have to bend at the ends. The sloping walls also mean that the use of the space on either ends is limited as it’s small, a good example is the Mountain Trails Grand Pass tent.
Despite this, dome style tents are rigid and very stable. They can withstand heavy rains and high winds. A dome tent also heats up faster and if it comes with meshed windows and doors, it can keep everyone comfortable both during cold and hot weather conditions.
So, your decision will depend on your camping plan and preference. If you want stability during heavy storms or windy conditions at the sacrifice of a bit of space, then a dome shaped tent is your best fit.
If you are planning to camp only during summer or when the weather is generally good, then a cabin shaped tent will do fine.
The second most important thing to consider is the fabric of the tent. Within the $100 – $500 price range, where most of the tents above fall in, the most common tent fabrics you will find is either nylon or polyester for the canopy and the rainfly, and nylon or polyethylene for the floor.
Both materials are good and offer high level of water resistance. Here, what you want to ensure is that the fabric used on the tent is thick and dense. This will guarantee durability and much better protection from the elements.
At same time make sure the seams are sealed both for the roof and the rainfly, and the floor welded with also seams sealed or inverted to reduce the risk of water leaking inside.
When it comes to choosing a tent that can hold up to ten people, considering the floor area only is not enough. You need to get a tent that will offer ample space to even accommodate all of your gears and other essential equipment that you may require like the lantern, phones and flashlights.
Any tent with floor area within the range of 110 square feet to 250 square feet and has several little storage areas probably mesh pockets is good.
Moreover, you want to make sure the tent has enough headroom for pretty much everyone to be able to stand up straight and move around inside it without having to brush the roof. In this case, look for tents whose center height is above 6 ft.
Cabin shaped tents are more suitable due to their straight walls as they keep the roof almost levelled thus allowing you to move from one end to the other without any problems.
Some dome tents also offer adequate headroom but their sloping ends means you only get to walk upright around the center area.
While you should go for a tent that offers plenty of space you ought to pick the one that will not only protect you and your family or fellow campers from the elements but will also assure safety during extreme conditions.
Therefore, you want a tent that has a rigid framework and that comes down to the type and the thickness of the poles used. You are only likely to find aluminum or fiberglass poles within the budget friendly range.
For strength and durability, aluminum poles are the best. They are very solid and will not bow easily to extreme pressure. However, tents with these type of poles are somewhat heavy and can pose a challenge during set up. Their price is also slightly higher.
Fiberglass poles are not that bad too but they are not as rigid as aluminum poles. They can last for a while when used in moderate weather but in adverse conditions like a storm or strong winds, it collapse quickly. Nonetheless, the tents with these poles tend to have an inexpensive price, are light and easy to set up.
Another area that you should pay attention to is ventilation. Tents easily trap heat inside. With proper ventilation you will not feel the heat of the hot summer weather. So, you want to make sure you choose a tent that has meshed panels both at the windows and the doors.
Those that have fully meshed roofs and floor vents are even much better as they facilitate sufficient airflow within the tent keeping the temperatures cool in hot day or night.
The downside though to entirely meshed roofs is that they can’t keep warmth in cold weather. Therefore, a good tent that can take you through all the four seasons, should have meshed panels on the windows and the doors, and as well feature ground vents.
- Doors and Rainfly
Last but equally important, you need to consider the number of doors the tent has. Here, I would recommend going for a tent with two or more doors with easy to open zippers. Multiple doors especially a door on either side of the tent offers much more privacy something you won’t enjoy with a one door tent where there is only a single entry and exit point.
The door should also have a mesh panel, and even the windows, not just for ventilation but to keep insects away.
On the top part of the door you would want a rainfly, one with fully taped seems and extends several inches over the door. This serves as an extra layer of protection when the weather takes a whole new turn. You don’t want to find yourself camping during the raining season and you realize you don’t have a place to put your muddy boots.
Roof-only tents don’t offer any coverage. Seam sealed rainflies that extend well over the door on the other hand offer sufficient coverage from the rain.
Aside from all these, you should check that the tent includes a room divider if at all you want to partition the interior space into multiple living spaces for both privacy and comfort.
The Bottom Line
Having the right tent can facilitate a fun and enjoyable camping experience, one that you won’t be forced to pack and head home even before the journey begins. The tents I’ve included in this review have all the worthy features to assure a comfortable camping trip on most weather conditions.
They are made from good quality materials with a sturdy structure and are specious. Much better, they all come at quite an inexpensive price. They are not the only ones as there are many other options out there, but I believe they offer the best value for the money.
Nonetheless, if none of them impressed you, the informative guide I’ve prepared above can assist you find the most suitable option based on your needs or camping season.