Portable Cabins

These Gigantic Tents Are Borderline Ridiculous

When you’re sheltering the whole family, let’s face it, bigger really is better.

by Jon Gugala

Drive-in camping is great for families who want adventure as well as a few creature comforts. If weight is no object but space is a must, then the best big tents for families can accommodate you, your family, and your pets for a weekend (or week) outdoors.

Big Agnes
Big House 4

Seventy inches is tall enough for jumping jacks, while fifty-seven square feet of floor space comfortably sleeps a family of four. An integrated vestibule (sold separately) holds even more gear for extended trips.

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10-Person Camping Tent

Two doors and eight windows provide freedom, as does the 136 square feet of floor space. Easy setup ensures your trip doesn’t end with hurt feelings.

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Wonderland X Tent

Wonderland’s genius is its tent-within-a-tent design. Remove the inner structure for entertaining; install to get some privacy.

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Copper Canyon LX 8-Person Tent

This nine-person tent uses steel poles for near-vertical walls, maximizing its 130-square-foot floor space. A specially designed panel makes running extension cords a cinch.

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Its tunnel design and air frame create 80-inch headroom and maximum wind resistance for this 257-square-foot tent. It’s even got a skylight to make it seem even roomier.

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Dome Tent
Ozark Trail 10-Person Camping Tent

You can fit three generous-sized queen mattresses in this beast and still have room to walk. Zippered dividers create three separate rooms.

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TETON Sports
Sierra 16 Canvas Tent

This 12-person yurt is made with waterproof canvas and wide doors for a glamping-like feel.

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Trilogy 6-Person Super Camping Stack

Channel your inner Ewok with this six-person, airborne lodge. Rebel Alliance not included.

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