Family Camping Tents Home Away from Home

May 22, 2013 by

Family Tent Coleman

Coleman 6-Person Instant Tent

Family camping tents come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Choosing the right one for your family can make the difference in the enjoyment of everyone’s camping experience.

The first thing to decide is how many people you need to sleep. Overcrowded tents are a recipe for disharmony for sure!

Family Tent Wenzel

Wenzel Klondike Eight Person Family Tent

Kinds of Family Camping Tents

Camping tents for families come in different styles. When choosing your tent, think about whether you want a separate sleeping area from the children. If so, how will you be using the tent? Is it mostly a place to sleep or will you plan to spend time inside other than that?

Another feature to consider is how easy it is to set up. A complicated set up is enough to discourage families from camping because it becomes a hassle rather than fun.

Coleman 6-Person Instant Tent

For instance, the Coleman 6-Person Instant Tent is big enough for two queen-size air mattresses and with its innovative one-piece design it can be set up or taken down in under one minute.

The poles are pre-attached to the tent which really cuts down on assembly time, and eliminates the possibility of losing or misplacing a pole. The tent just unfolds, the poles extend and click into place, and you’re ready to go. Cabin-style tents like this offer easy in-and-out access and usable “living” space.

Wenzel Klondike Eight Person Family Tent

Some cabin-style tents are available with features like room dividers, an awning, and other extras. The Wenzel Klondike Eight-Person Family Cabin Dome Tent has a screened area that works as a sun room or a second sleeping area.

3 Room Family Dome

Suisse Sport Wyoming 3 Room Family Dome

Suisse Sport Wyoming 3 Room Family Dome

The Suisse Sport Wyoming 3 room tent offers a lot of room for camping families. It sleeps eight and the room dividers are removable, which offers a bit of flexibility. The screened windows and mesh ceiling provide plenty of ventilation to keep everyone comfortable.

Basic Tents Styles

Cabin-style tents have straight walls which give a little more headroom, while dome-style tents offer superior wind-shedding capabilities, but the curve to the walls reduces the livable space.

With either style, it’s worth spending a little extra for a quality tent. If you get caught in bad weather, you’ll be happy you did.

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