Best 5-Person Tents TechnoBuffalo 2021
Camping is a fun way to reconnect with nature and enjoy family and friends without the hustle and bustle of everyday life. For a large party of up to five people, you need a tent that will fit everyone, and your gear, comfortably. We've gathered a good list of the best larger tents that work for big crowds and large families. Each one is easy to set up, is waterproof, and is made to last longer than one summer.
- Best overall: Coleman Sundome Tent
- Best for families: Core Extended Dome Tent
- Best cabin tent: OT QOMOTOP
- Best for hiking: ALPS Mountaineering Meramac
- Best for tall campers: Vidalido Dome Camping Tent
Best overall: Coleman Sundome TentStaff Pick
The Coleman Sundome tent actually fits six people, which means there's a lot of extra room for five people to comfortably sleep and stretch out a bit. It is easy to set up with poles that don't have seams. So there isn't a risk of snagging and ripping the tent. They also have been tested and are known to withstand wind gusts of over 35 mph. The dome shape allows water to run off the sides rather than pool on top, and the rainfly gives added protection from inclement weather. The center of the tent is six feet high and the Coleman Sundome includes a full year warranty.
Best for families: Core Extended Dome Tent
The Core extended dome tent has so much room to comfortably hold your whole family, including three full-sized air beds or several cots, with extra space to move around. The center of the tent is six feet high, which makes it easier to get dressed. Inside features lots of gear pockets and lantern hooks. It also has an electrical port to safely run an extension cord into the tent. This makes it easier to charge electronics, or use items, like personal fans, that need a continual power source. The roof, windows, and doors can all be unzipped for beautiful views and airflow while the mesh material keeps bugs out.
Best cabin tent: OT QOMOTOP
This cabin-style tent has plenty of room to hold six bedrolls, so your crowd of five will have some wiggle room and space to store your gear. The top of the tent is made from mesh to allow for proper and good ventilation and the rainfly that stretches over the tent will enure rain won't seep into it. The OT QOMOTOP is designed to not allow water condensation to form inside the tent and cool down the inside temperature during hot days. The tent has an electrical port for running electricity inside. It comes with a mud mat to place outside the door to keep dirt and mess outside of the tent.
Best for hiking: ALPS Mountaineering Meramac
For an extended backpacking trip into the deep woods or up a grand mountain, the ALPS Mountaineering Meramac is the one to take along. This tent is lightweight, only 14 pounds, and its carrying pack is easy to sling across your back or attach to a hiking pack. It only requires two tent poles to keep it up. The tent has two covered doorways and a couple of zippered windows that give you extra ventilation and an easier way for everyone to get in and out. The polyester material this tent is made from is water-resistant and blocks UV rays. It also is fly resistant to keep little pests at bay.
Best for tall campers: Vidalido Dome Camping Tent
This neat tent is extra tall so that everyone can comfortably stand upright inside. The center point is an impressive seven feet, nine inches tall. With over 12 feet of sleeping area, you can easily fit your entire crew inside. One of the windows and the door are floor to ceiling large and made of mesh to allow a lot of natural light in, good airflow and gorgeous views without fighting against gnats, flies, or mosquitos. The Vidalido camping tent includes several colorful tent flags in a variety of colors and shapes to decorate your temporary home and bring some added flair and fun to your adventure.
Which tent is right for your party?
The Coleman Sundome Tent is our top pick for the best tent for your party of five. There is enough room for everyone to sleep comfortably and still have room to store your gear inside. It has an e-port that can be used to charge your cell phone and other electronic devices. The Sundome works for both quick camping trips and for longer adventures.
For backcountry hiking trips, we suggest the ALPS Mountaineering Meramac. It is only 14 pounds and is easy to carry from campsite to campsite. It fits five people comfortably and includes gear pockets and two doorways. It only needs two tent poles to set up properly.
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