The sheer choice you get with cool tents for camping always guarantees an exciting time choosing one.
The trendy colors and the one you finally choose will reveal something of your personality. You can choose pink, purple, orange, green or something as khaki that blends in with your natural surroundings, and some of these tents even feature color-coded poles.
Choose between different fabrics, such as canvas, polycotton, nylon, cotton and polyester. The material you choose will determine your tent’s performance and durability in terms of waterproofing and insulating properties. These amazingly cool tents for camping can sleep 1, 2, 3, 4 and even 10 people.
Some tents come with removable fabric walls inside to provide privacy. They come with good sized windows and doors which provide ample ventilation to keep cool on hot days. Then again, you have to take into account the stability of a camping tent when gale force winds threaten to blow it away. You’ll need good stakes to hold the tent firm.
It’s for reasons like this that you want a sturdy, reliable tent that can require nothing more than a 2-person operation to rig it up. The prevailing weather conditions of your destination will also help you decide on whether to take a 2, 3, 4 or even a 5-season tent to cope with rain, wind or snow. You’ll also need a good ground sheet that covers the entire bottom of your tent to keep ground moisture at bay.
Here, we look at some cool tents for camping:
1. Hilleberg Jannu
This 2-person dome-construction tent means that the multiple pole-crossing points provide snow load handling abilities. The tent’s fabric is Kerlon 1200. The single entrance tent’s poles are 9mm ensuring the tent is lightweight but strong and durable. The tent is capable of withstanding heavy storm conditions. The outer tent goes all the way to the ground for all-weather protection.
2. Black Diamond Fitzroy Tent
This waterproof and seam taped ToddTex single-wall fabric tent offers a 4-pole design for 2 people. It’s a great choice for high altitude mountaineering. The tent is strong and spacious and comes with a PU laminate floor to keep moisture out. You get 4 Easton poles which cross several times, and there is also a waterproof breathable 3-layer ePTFE membrane which provides protection from the weather. The tent weighs 6 lb. 4 oz.
3. Coleman Red Canyon
This tent with a 72-inch center height, can accommodate 8 people. It comes with room dividers to create 3 separate rooms. Coleman provides their exclusive Weathertec System which ensures those inside the tent are kept dry from wet weather.
Easy to rig up, the tent has shock-corded poles with a Cool-Air port and Variflo adjustable venting system to adjust airflow.
4. Sierra Designs Flash 2
This is a 2-person tent with aluminum poles. The tent is sturdy and reliable. It’s awning design ensures additional weather protection, and the front entrance is wide enough for 2 people and the interior floor space is 29.9sq feet. This is a 3-season tent and its one-piece pitching makes the tent easy and quick to rig up. It offers mesh hybrid walls for maximum airflow if required throughout the tent.
5. Sundome 4 Person Tent
Sundome is a series of tents from Coleman. With a dimension of 94.4×82.6×49.2 inches, this sturdy fire retardant, 4-person tent is made of polyester and has been made in the USA. The tent makes use of 8.5 mm fiberglass poles. It has a large entrance door with a hooded fly. There are mesh vents on the roof and the flooring is rugged 1000D polyethylene. External guy points ensure the tent will be stable in high winds.
6. Alps Mountaineering Lynx
This is a 1-person tent that comes with easy assembly. The tent’s dimensions are 32x90x36 and it weighs just 3.94 lbs. The Lynx 1 has useful features with pole clips that attach quickly to the aluminum poles. Extra-large zippers are found on the door and vestibule. The walls are mostly mesh for good ventilation and the tent has durable poly taffeta floor with a 2000mm coating for weather protection. Alps offers a limited lifetime warranty on their robust products.
7. Newdora Waterproof Tent
This 2-3 person camping tent can be put up in a minute. Waterproof and UV protected, the tent size is 79.5 x 57 x 49 inches.
The watertight tent bottom is made of 210 D Nylon Oxford PU 4000mm. The tent comes with ceiling hooks for camp lanterns.
8. Busen REI
This 2-person dome-shaped tent is durable and comes with mesh storage pockets inside the tent to ensure clutter is kept off the floor. The polyester fabric resists UV degradation. Two doors with awnings ensure weather protection and easy access. Quick set-up with the aluminum poles and pole-clip design.
9. Big Agnes Flying Diamond 6
This 4-season tent sleeps 6. There’s a zip out panel which divides the tent into 2 rooms. The tent has 2 doors and a front storage vestibule.
This is an easy to assemble tent with shockcorded aluminum frame. The polyester ripstop fly protects the tent from wind, rain and snow, while for hot Summer days, the mesh roof keeps air moving.
10. MSR’s Hubba Hubba
Weighing less than 3 pounds, this ripstop nylon tent with an interior floor area of 17sq ft. and interior peak height of 40’’ is for one person. It comes with a large vestibule for gear storage. It is a strong, sturdy tent with light aluminum poles. It has factory-taped seams which ensures moisture keeps out. The tent is a pitch hub-and-pole system set up and it can be rigged up quickly. Comes with a lifetime warranty.
11. Kelty Trail Ridge 6 Tent
This polyester tent for 6 people measures 96 x 120 x 72 and comes with 4 aluminum poles. The nylon and polyester tent has 2 equal-sized vestibules for plenty of storage. There are mesh wall panels and the floor is 68D nylon, 1800 mm.
12. CORE Equipment
This tent sleeps 6 people and can accommodate 2 two queen air mattresses. The tent has a gear loft with lighting hook and pockets as well as useful accessories such as electrical cord access port. Made with water repellent fabrics and rain-resistant door/window seals the dome tent measures 11′ x 9′ and has a fully-taped removable rain fly.
13. Columbia Sportswear Ashland
This 3-seasons, 6-person polyester tent comes with Omni-shield advanced Repellency technology for excellent protection from the elements.
With dimensions 72 x 132 x 108 inches, the tent can accommodate 2 queen size air mattresses. Water and stain repellent fabric resists liquids.
14. Forfar Camping Tent
This 3-seasons 3-person dome tent is made with 190T polyester fabric material. It has a sturdy structure with 4 large sealable mesh panels for good air circulation in the inner tent. Made with 190T polyester waterproof, the tent comes with a portable bag for easy transportation and set up.
15. Eureka Tetragon HD 3 Tent
This 2-pole rectangular dome design tent has a large access door and waterproof bathtub tent floor. It comes with a mesh roof and 4 side panel windows for good air circulation. It’s a 1 room tent that can sleep 3 people. The shock-corded fiberglass frame is easy to set up and the hooded fly over the door windows allows the window to be partially open for greater ventilation, even when it’s raining.
These cool camping tents all have amazing features to ensure life around camp is comfortable and easy. They’re small or large, and they’ve been designed to be rigged up quickly but to still be of durable construction. They’re all well ventilated and snug when its needed.
They’re tents for all seasons and they’re lightweight enough for you to pack up and enjoy the luxury of the open road whenever the whim takes you.