If you have ever considered starting the great American outdoor tradition of camping with your family, then you definitely need to invest in the best family tent that money can buy. While camping can be the ultimate bonding experience for you and your family, it is best if you have the protection and shelter to keep everyone safe in the tent.
Going on a camping trip with an unworthy tent can really be a dangerous choice for all those involved. The experience can also lead to resentment. Hence, when choosing a camping tent, it is important that you look for certain valuable features.
Firstly, the tent should be able to accommodate all the members of your family securely. Sometimes though, it may be impossible to get everyone under the same tent. Other valuable features that you should seek include proper ventilation and waterproof rating to protect you and your possessions from the rain.
If you are lucky, some manufacturers would include air mattresses with the purchase of your tents, so you no longer have to worry about them or a sleeping bag. With that said, let us look at three tents that you can consider purchasing.
The Ozark Trail Family Cabin Tent was created for a large family to enjoy camping the way it was meant to be enjoyed. It comes with dividers, so parents and kids can have some privacy and to give you that ‘at home’ feeling with your family. The only difference is that you are getting the experience outdoors.
The Timber Ridge Large Family Tent is also designed with the family in mind. The dome-shaped tent will make your stay safe as it is reinforced with high strength poles and frames. There is no need to worry about bugs because its mesh body not only enables ventilation but prevents mosquitoes and bugs from disturbing your rest.
The Battop 4-Person Tent promises an instant pop-up family camping and backpacking experience. It is a double-layered tent that is waterproof and suitable for four seasons. The tent is dome shaped and has a spacious interior.
Based on the product reviews above, you can note that it would be difficult to find the best family tent for camping. You may have found a tent that can comfortably fit the members of your immediate and some of your extended family, but it may not protect you in a thunderstorm. You might have also decided to buy the tent that is capable of keeping you dry during a drizzle, but it may not be able to hold every member of your family, so you may be forced to buy several of the same tents.
With that said, let us run down the three camping tents we discussed above. The Ozark Trail and Timber Ridge tents are most suitable for persons with larger families. So, if you want to go camping with several persons, either one of these tents will do.
However, if you want some privacy, the Ozark Trail Tent may be the better buy since it divides into three rooms for its campers and has air mattresses. It’s best not to set up this tent in windy areas though.
On the other hand, the Battop tent is suitable for a small family. Despite its claims to protect you from wind, it cannot accommodate more than two adults and is more suitable for your kids’ sleepovers or individual camping trips.