Before you head out to your fun and adventurous trip to the wild and spend some time harmonizing with nature, you must buy a camping tent. Camping tents come in various different shapes and sizes, styles and designs. Interestingly, buying a camping tent might not be as easy as you think it would be. With innumerable choices available in the market, choosing the right kind of tent within a reasonable budget must be your target.
Having the right kind of tent at your disposal is one of the best ways to enhance enjoyment, comfort and security of your camping trip. To help you with this task, we have compiled a list of best rated camping tents of 2016. This list has been compiled after careful demonstrations, observations and customer reviews.
1. Coleman Instant Tent 6
Coleman instant tent 6 is the best buy you can get against your money. The tent is lightweight and very easy to set up. Although there is no rainfly yet you will remain completely dry during the rain because of the waterproof material the tent is made of. The problem lies in the fact that it is a single walled and the only air vents are on the top. The vents have to be closed during the rain leading to ventilation problem inside the tent.
2. Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2
Weighing just 2lbs and 12oz, this tent provides adequate balance between functionality, weight and comfort. Designed to withstand all 3 seasons, this lightweight tent can easily fit into your backpack. It is a double walled two door tent that is made for two people. The mesh walls allow the air to circulate throughout the tent so that you can keep cool during hot summer days. It is quick and easy to set up and provides 29 sq. ft. floor space.
3. Zpacks Duplex Non-Freestanding Tent
Designed for campers who like to travel light and do not want to bother with too much camping gear, this non-freestanding tent provides shelter and protection when weather gets rough. You would need to trek poles and stakes in order to get this tent up. This tent is single walled and made out of Cuben Fiber, a material that is super light, airy, and completely waterproof. Unlike silnylon, Cuben Fiber does not slump or cave in when cold/wet. The tent is very roomy and spacious. However, as with all other single walled tents, condensation can be a major problem with this tent. For complete wetness protection double walled tents are the safest bet.
4. REI Kingdome 8
When it comes to spaciousness and quality REI Kingdom 8 wins hand down. The tent is very roomy with doors on two sides and convenient divider to split the tent into two parts. Ventilation is excellent and so is the large vestibule that enables you to organize your camping gear. Huge 6ft 5” ceiling allows multiple people to stand at a time. There are several attachment points for the rainfly so you can easily open and close it at your own convenience. The barn style design can be a bit problematic during high winds but it remains completely dry during the rain.