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This Big Ass Tent Will Make Family Camping Actually Fun

And it's shockingly affordable.

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Oct 16 2019, 2:39 PM

The charms of backyard camping with the kids are obvious: sleeping under the stars with the safety (and indoor bathroom) of home just a short walk away. But if you’re ready to upgrade from camping to glamping, from something rustic to refined, then have we got the tent for you. It’s time to upgrade from a backyard tent to a glamping tent.

This deluxe and very large backyard tent is definitely for glamping, not camping.

Meet the Dream House outdoor tent, a heavy-duty canvas palace that’s like adding a new half-indoor half-outdoor room to your house. It’s a circular tent that comes in four different sizes: diameters of three, four, five, and six meters, respectively. In customary units, a bit of elementary school geometry tells us that the five-meter model has about 211 square feet of space. That’s enough to fit a king-sized bed and two twins. Roomy.

Size matters. The center pole on that model is nearly ten feet tall, so you won’t have to keep your head tucked down while hanging out inside this tent.

The positives of this tent don’t end with its size, we’re happy to report. It has a bunch of qualities that you’re going to want to have in a tent like this.

It’s durable. The poles are made of galvanized steel, the groundsheet heavy-duty PVC, and the tent itself is waterproof cotton canvas double-stitched at the seams for extra resiliency. Its guy ropes and tent pegs are also rated to withstand winds of up to 30 miles per hour, and comes with an extra roof tarp that makes the zippered seams waterproof.

It’s all season, so yes, parents, you can camp out winter and summer. The walls roll up to let in cool breezes while mosquito netting on the door and windows keeps out summer pests. For the colder months, there’s a built-in stove hole on the side of the tent that makes it easy to fire up a camping stove that will keep your yurt toasty until spring.

It’s portable. You may not want to, given its ability to be used year-round, but if you ever need to reclaim some outdoor space for the outdoors, it’s easy to take down this tent and pack it into the included cloth bag.

So if you’re looking to treat yourself to something a little nicer than the cramped camping tent you’ve been using on hikes, this might be tent you and your backyard deserve.

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