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January 7, 2016

Best Tents for Camping Out with Friends in 2016

The Best Tents for Camping Out

Camping outdoors with friends is a fun activity that requires careful planning. Choosing the timing well to enjoy fair weather conditions is always advisable. However, since weather can be fickle at any time of the year, you must be ready to handle any possible weather disturbances.

The most important features of a good camping test include a snug interior for sleeping and rest that will remain dry under severe weather conditions, portability, and an easy setup. There are plenty of available options, but the following tents are selected for maximum protection and comfort, which are important features to consider if you to have a great time camping with your pals.

Flying Diamond Tent – 6 Person by Big Agnes

The 6-person Flying Diamond Tent by Big Agnes is a freestanding, four-season deluxe tent that combines lightweight and sturdy aluminum poles with a durable polyester material with weatherproofing.

The tent has a floor area of 90.5 square feet, a headspace that measures 66 inches at the highest point and tapers down to 49 inches at the lowest, and a roomy vestibule for storing camping gear that measures 26.5 square feet. The tent provides the option for setup into one large room and one smaller room with a removable partition wall.

Pros

  • Spacious tent with sufficient area to store camping gear
  • Durable construction and weatherproof materials
  • Easy setup
  • Good ventilation
  • 10 mesh storage pockets for keeping personal items
  • Convenient briefcase-style carrying bag

Cons

  • Footprint not included and must be purchased separately

The 6-Person Flying Diamond Tent by Big Agnes has tent components that promote quick and easy setup, such as the lightweight aluminum poles with press fit connectors, easy to use sleeves and plastic clips for attaching the pole frame to the tent body, color-coded pole ends, and buckles and webbing. The tent offers other convenient features like a reflective guyline that shows up in the dark, storm flaps with vertical zippers on the two doors that can be raised as awnings for added shade and protection, and a convenient carrier case.

Chinook Cyclone Base Camp 6-Person Fiberglass Pole Tent

The Chinook Cyclone Base Camp 6-Person Fiberglass Pole Tent is a freestanding, spacious 88 square foot tent that conveniently sleeps six campers. It can be set up as one big room with the option to put up a detachable inner divider to create one sleeping room for added privacy. It is suitable for use in bad weather conditions, with sturdy poles that keep it steady and waterproof construction and materials that keep the tent dry and comfortable.

Pros

  • Spacious living area and vestibule for storage of camping gear
  • Converts into two rooms through the use of detachable inner divider wall
  • Stable in high winds
  • Sturdy 3-pole design with heavy duty fiberglass poles
  • Long, full-coverage fly equipped with delta panels that keep the tent dry

Cons

  • Bothersome when insects and bugs are trapped between the tent and the fly
  • Quite expensive

The Chinook Cyclone Base Camp Tent is appropriate for use in three seasons, providing spacious quarters for sleeping and storing supplies and camping gear. The tent and ridged vestibule is equipped with extra heavy-duty oxford nylon floor for durability. Setup is easy once the shock-corded poles are in place since the provided clips easily attaches the tent to the frame.

To finish the setup, just put the rainfly over the top and attach it to the poles at the bottom of the tent with strong Velcro straps. The vestibule has an awning that can be left open for ventilation and for preventing snow or rain from entering when the tent door is open.

Marmot Limestone 6 Persons Tent

The Marmot Limestone 6 Persons Tent is a dependable and spacious tent to take on outdoor treks. Spacious enough to sleep six campers, the tent measures 83 square feet, with a maximum headspace of 6 feet 2 inches at the center. The well-built tent has a floor made from 150d 100% nylon oxford material with a 3000mm rated polyurethane coating, while the rainfly uses i68d 100% polyester ripstop with an 1800mm rating. With weatherproof materials and a durable construction, the tent is appropriate to use in three seasons.

Pros

  • Easy setup
  • Spacious tent with vestibule for storing camping gear
  • Removable doormat that keeps the tent clean
  • Convenient entry and exit from two D-shaped doors
  • Airy and well ventilated
  • Stable in high winds
  • Waterproof and comfortable even when a storm hits the campground

Cons

  • Half screen and half fabric construction is not suitable during cool months
  • Water can enter through the floor
  • Poor sun screening from the half mesh construction

The 6-person Marmot Limestone Tent takes about ten minutes to set up, packs down easily, and has a convenient carrier for storage and transport. Aside from its spacious interior, the tent is equipped with two D-shaped doors for easy entry and exit, each door with a vestibule for storing supplies. Other convenient features include a hanging organizer for personal items, a removable door mat to keep the tent clean, and a full-coverage rainfly for maximum protection.

Conclusion

Choosing the best out of the camping tents reviewed here is difficult because each one has excellent features that can make any camping trip comfortable and relaxed. These tents were chosen because most customers rate their performance as excellent, with very minimal drawbacks that will not affect the quality of the camping experience.

The 6-Person Flying Diamond Tent by Big Agnes is one of the best tents for camping because of its spacious interior for relaxing and stretching out, its suitability for all weather conditions, and its great design and durable construction. It is the best tent for camping among the selections reviewed. You can use it to camp any time of the year with friends, assured that the tent will keep you snug and comfortable even when the weather turns nasty.

The second choice is the Chinook Cyclone Base Camp 6-Person Fiberglass Pole Tent, which is an awesome weatherproof tent that combines durability, good design, and portability. It fits easily in a convenient carrier bag that easily fits into the trunk of the car so you can take it easily wherever you go. With its 24-pound weight, carrying it over short distance is easily manageable, and setup is quick and easy when your friends assist you in putting out the frame and the tent poles.

Finally, the 6-Person Marmot Limestone Tent is the third choice, with a spacious living area, stable construction, and excellent portability because of its lighter weight. There are a few issues though in the durability of some of its components. However, it provides a comfortable shelter even when the weather turns nasty, and is affordably priced.

Best Tents for Camping Out with Friends in 2016
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Mark Jonson
Mark Jonson
Outdoor enthusiast and rafting addict. From Cleveland Ohio born and raised (GO CAVS). Working for a professional kayaking company located in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Ohio. I am a huge NBA fan and spend the rest of my spare time djing as a hobby.

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