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Camping is often a family affair, and depending on how prepared you come, that can lead to a great bonding experience or a total nightmare. No one wants to feel cramped while they camp, and with a big ole 6-person capacity tent, you can make sure everyone has the space they need to enjoy themselves. I know, it may be tempting to just get that Airbnb, but you'll be glad you decided the tent camping route.
As you browse around for a 6-person tent, there are a few things you want to focus on. Of course, starting with a reliable brand is always a plus, but you'll also want to consider weight, ease of setup, and spatial configuration. Every camping group's needs are a little different, so you should tailor your tent to the way you plan to use it.
Of course, a bigger tent often comes along with a bigger cost, but you can maximize your value by snagging one online. There are plenty of plus-sized tents for you to browse, but we managed to narrow it down to five of the top performers that won't break the bank. Take a look at our favorite tents for big groups.
1. Best Overall
The Big Agnes Big House is, as you could probably guess, pretty big. It easily offers enough room for 6 adult campers, and it even allows for enough space for you to comfortably stand up inside (unless you play in the NBA). The tent has two doors fitted with zippable mesh windows, and the included rain fly will keep you dry in wet conditions. Plus, with a tent this big, there's more than enough pockets to safely store everyone's stuff.
2. A Balanced Favorite with an Easy Set-Up
For a little less money but also a little less space, you can opt for the Coleman Skydome. At its 72-inch peak height, it provides a good amount of headroom, and the single wide door allows you to easily move sleeping gear in and out. It also comes with a huge vestibule area for some covered storage, and the roof vents along with a mesh back wall will keep air circulating throughout. All that said, the real selling point here is the setup time, which clocks in at just about five minutes.
3. A Great Budget Option
As far as pricing on a 6-person tent goes, you won't see much better than this option from Pacific Pass. And, despite the price, it should hold up as well as some tents that come in at triple the cost. The setup is fairly simple, and though the tent doesn't include any upgraded bells and whistles, it'll more than get the job done. According to one reviewer, it's "very good for the price," and is "very spacious and easily assembled."
4. An Affordable Choice with a Wide Base
This weatherproof UNP tent prioritizes sleeping space with a rectangular layout that'll comfortably cover all its inhabitants. The center height is 78", and the design ensures that you'll be well-protected from the wind and rain. There are two roof vents that allow for a kind of chimney effect, and the mesh paneling provides access to scenery while keeping any bugs at bay.
5. An Extra-Large Camping Suite
If you think your camping party will eventually exceed a count of 6, you can always take it a step further with this CamPros tent that can fit 8 to 9, depending on whether or not children are part of your group. You can divide the tent into as many as three separate rooms if you want to provide some privacy, but either way, it's designed to easily fit three queen mattresses. Plus, the setup is surprisingly simple for such a large tent, and you can get it up in as little as 5 minutes.
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