Camping Tent Review

By Shaggy Outdoors Team

May 23, 2020


A poorly designed and leaky tent can easily ruin a great camping trip. A good tent will, without a doubt, keep you cozy and comfy throughout the vacation. Many good tents will create for you the perfect home base as you explore outdoors. Whether you are on a camping trip to a managed site, embarking on wild camping, or a backyard camp-out with your family, the list below enlightens you on the best camping tents for every purpose.

1. Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL

Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL Backpacking Tent, 4 Person (Olive Green)

Pricing for the Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL – click here

This two-man ultralight backpacking tent is the best backpacking tent with a high-volume hub and steep wall design that makes it sturdy and maximizes the living space without adding weight. The tent has two vestibules with storm flaps on the zippers and two dual zipper doors large enough for smooth entry and easy closure. It has maximum durability offered by the proprietary double rip-stop pattern nylon that is 20 percent stronger than the usual nylon.

Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL maintains your privacy with the help of a 2-tone mesh that also allows stargazing transparency. You also have great storage space, thanks to its large ceiling pocket. Phones and other devices have a media pocket that is above the sleeping area. The 1-vent fly is connected to pole structure by hook-and-loop tabs, thus providing additional stability and a perfect pitch. The seams are taped with a solvent-free, waterproof polyurethane tape, which makes the tent awesome during wet weather season.

• Height: 40 inches
• Weight: 3 lbs. 2 oz.
• Pros: Lightweight, spacious, vestibule design
• Cons: More Costly – but well worth the price

2. The REI Kingdom 4 – $429
The REI Kingdom 4 is a perfect family tent with massive interior living space made of almost vertical walls, 75 inches peak height, and rectangular floor. The tent allows you to hang out with family, lie on cots, or sit in chairs while still inside. The pole clips, hubbed pole assembly, and sleeves also make the REI tent easy to setup and takedown. There are plenty storage spaces and internal pockets all over the steep walls. It has massive doors, and large zippers and each vestibule has four backpacks. The poles are also color-coded for a smooth setup.

• Height: 75 inches
• Weight: 18 lbs. 8 oz.
• Pros: Interior pockets, quick setup, spacious
• Cons: Heavy, not suitable for a windy environment

3. REI Half Dome 4 Plus – $329
This luxurious camping tent is also an ideal backpacking tent with sizes available for up to four people. A two man tent will give you a luxurious experience while the one for four will feel a bit tight. The tent is reasonably light and this makes it easy to set up. There are two doors with smooth zippers, thus facilitating an easy entry. REI Half Dome 4 Plus is well ventilated and has good pockets that provide ample storage space.

There is much room in the Half Dome tents than an average backpacking tent, making it a good choice for a family tent. However, you can’t stand up in this tent. The low profile makes the tent to be more stable even in high winds. They are easy to set up and take down. The tents are made of high quality material and build to last long. The tent also does not take up a lot of space in your car.

• Dimensions: 92 x 92 x 48 inches (L x W x H)
• Weight: 7 lbs. 10 oz.
• Available sizes: 1 Plus, 2 Plus, 3 Plus, and 4 Plus
• Pros: easy setup, high-quality poles, lightweight, good pockets
• Cons: Stakes are not pre-attached, can’t stand up inside

4. Clam Outdoors Quick-Set Screen Tent – $225-$407CLAM Quick-Set Escape 11.5 x 11.5 Foot Portable Pop-Up Outdoor Camping Gazebo Screen Tent 6-Sided Canopy Shelter with Ground Stakes & Carry Bag, Tan

This 110 Square-Feet screen tent is perfect for camping and general outdoor use. With no assembly required, the tent is the easiest to set up and will take you 45 minutes to get it done. Your protection from the harsh sun is guaranteed due to the 50+ UV protection and biting-midge-resistant mesh screens that ensure privacy.

The tent is spacious enough to fit the average-sized table for your trips. The roof-flaps prevent any rainwater, and the risk of damage is reduced by the corner pockets made of three layers.

• Dimensions: Hub-to-hub 140″ X 140″
• Pros: Waterproof, carry bag, easy and quick setup
• Cons: Heavy/bulky

5. Coleman Instant Screenhouse

Coleman Skylodge Screened Canopy Tent with Instant Setup, 10x10/15x13ft Portable Screen Shelter with 1-Minute Setup for Bug-Free Lounging, Great for Picnic, Yard, Beach, Park, Camping, & More

Pricing for the Coleman Instant Screenhouse – Click Here

With 50+ UVGuard UPF protection, this screen house gives you maximum protection from the dangerous sun rays. The tent is easy to set up, and within three minutes, your shelter will be good to go. There are two massive doors that ensure smooth movement in and out of the tent. It also comes with a free carrier bag that has wheels for easy transportation. The tent adopts comfort grip technology that locks the tent into place, and thus allowing easy pole extension.

• Height: 8 ft. 4 inches.
• Dimensions: – two different sizes 10 x 10 ft and 15 x 13 ft
• Pros: Setup in 1 minute, 2 Large Doors, Carry Bag, 1 year limited warranty
• Cons: Can be Heavy

6. Tangkula Bed Tent Cot

Pricing for Tangkula Bed (2 person) – click here

Tangkula is a perfect bed tent for both indoor and outdoor picnics. The tent is durable and comes with a bag for secure storage. The tent design helps it to tolerate most wet weather with a heavy-duty 600D waterproof oxford 420D PU coated oxford tent. Its D-Shape screening doors are large with zippers for smooth entry. The tent is all-rounded and can be used for camping, picnic, tourism, and any outdoor activity.

• Dimensions: 32 x 43 x 81.5 inches
• Pros: Stable and durable, easy to set up, can be used indoors and outdoors
• Cons: Heavy

7. Core Instant Shower Tent

The Core Instant shower tent is designed with two shower rooms and a changing room separated by a zippered door panel. The tent is well ventilated and has enough storage space. There are integrated clotheslines where you can hang your wet towels or clothes. A hanging storage pouch also enables you to keep smaller items like your phone or keys safe. The zipper lock on the outside door panels ensures all your possessions are safe.

• Two large rooms
• Dimensions: each room is 3.5’ x 3.5’ x 84” (H)
• Pros: Ample storage, tall center height, UV and rain resistance, instant setup.
• Cons: Won’t do well in the heavy wind due to height

In Conclusion

We believe getting a perfect camping tent can make all the difference in comfort on your trips, proving that there can be a great home away from home. But figuring out which tent and how to be comfortable camping is all trial and error.