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Five Best Camping Tents for 6 Persons

Updated on October 22, 2010

If you think you’ve been missing out a lot of times bonding with your family due to past hectic work schedules, how about spending some fun and worthwhile vacation by going out camping with them? Going outdoors is an excellent way to bond with your loved ones without distractions because there’s only you, them and nature. However, before going, be sure to make the right choices when it comes to choosing camping equipment. For example, choose a camping tent that’s big enough to accommodate all of you. If there is you, your spouse and your four children, then pick tents that are spacious enough to cover you all securely.

Another very important thing to consider is the quality of the tent. Even if you pick the largest tent to house all of you, it won’t really matter much if it rains and you all get wet inside because of the product’s poor quality. Pick something you can count on in any weather. Three-season tents are some of the best tents you can get to shield you and your family from harsh outdoor elements in any weather.

Also, try to check for good ventilation; none of you will enjoy it one little bit if you all have to stay sweaty in a hot tent because of rains. Choose something that will allow all of you to breathe whatever the weather. You’ll be delighted to find tents that have no-see-um mesh panels, awnings and brimmed windows to keep the air flowing through while protecting you from the rain. Here are some outstanding tents that are good for 6 people.

Kelty Grand Mesa 6-Person Tent (Ruby/Tan)
Kelty Grand Mesa 6-Person Tent (Ruby/Tan)

Kelty Grand Mesa 6-Person Tent (Ruby/Tan)

This tent measures 130 inches long, 110 inches wide and offers a tall center height of 70 inches. It’s a three-season dome tent that’s good for any weather. It’s free standing too so you don’t have to worry about setting it up by driving tent stakes. It has walls made of 68 Denier 190T polyester taffeta that effectively resists moisture so you stay dry and protected during wet conditions. Its bathtub floor is made of 1800mm PU nylon taffeta and its fly is made of 75 Denier 190T, 1800 mm PU polyester taffeta. These materials ensure that you and your family get the best protection and maximum convenience wherever you go and whatever the weather. As for ventilation, this tent features three big mesh windows. This tent includes 2 shock-corded poles to endure high winds. Plus, inside it, there are a lot of features in which you can stash or hang your camping gear.

Eureka Sunrise 11 Family 11-Foot by 11-Foot Six-Person Tent
Eureka Sunrise 11 Family 11-Foot by 11-Foot Six-Person Tent

Eureka Sunrise 11 Family 11-Foot by 11-Foot Six-Person Tent

This 6-person camping tent comes from a very trusted name when it comes to durable and protective outdoor gear. This dome tent has a square floor measuring 11 feet. It’s made of highly materials Eureka is very distinctly known for: coated polyester taffeta for the walls, 210 Denier oxford polyester for the bathtub floor, UV-resistant multi-coated StormShield polyester for the fly and fiberglass for the poles. These materials provide superb protection through any weather. The walls resist moisture as does the fly which also resists harmful UV rays; the floor keeps the inside dry even in wet conditions and the poles are designed to withstand aggressive winds. In addition to this are more features to delight you and your whole family. There’s a corner organizer, a wall organizer with a mirror and a couple of pockets for water bottles. This tent also comes with a stakes bag for easier and safer storage.

Eureka! Copper Canyon 10 Five- to Six-Person 10-Foot by 10-Foot Family Tent
Eureka! Copper Canyon 10 Five- to Six-Person 10-Foot by 10-Foot Family Tent

Eureka! Copper Canyon 10 Five- to Six-Person 10-Foot by 10-Foot Family Tent

This spacious cabin type tent maximizes space with its vertical walls. It measures 7.20 feet high and is big enough to house as many as 6 people – on beds! For absolute weather protection, this tent features a 75 Denier polyester taffeta bathtub floor for keeping the interior dry, brims over front and back windows for rain and wind shielding and shock-corded steel and fiberglass poles for maximum wind resistance. For excellent ventilation, this tent offers four large zippered mesh windows. The zippers are self-healing for an extra-long life and are covered for maximum waterproofing. The fly comes with a clear panel that allows you enjoy the night sky during clear weather. The poles come with frame clips, a ring and a pin which makes this tent easy to assemble in no time.

Kelty Yellowstone 6-Person Tent (Navy/Grey)
Kelty Yellowstone 6-Person Tent (Navy/Grey)

Kelty Yellowstone 6-Person Tent (Navy/Grey)

This free-standing tent has a square floor that measures 114 inches and has a height of 76 inches; this one is big enough to accommodate a whole family of six. For reliable weather-proofing, this tent features ArcEdge technology which works by keeping floor seams of the ground to prevent water from seeping through. It also has a waterproof rainfly that has side-release buckles so you can attach them securely during rainy weather. There are also external guy points to further equip your shelter for strong winds. For great ventilation, this tent has a mesh ceiling and three windows which allow air to circulate freely. Setting this tent up is a breeze with the three color-coded poles. Other great features are loft loops for your camping flashlights and camping lamps and pockets for your clothes and other necessities.

Eureka Equinox 6 Luxury Family 12-Foot by 10-Foot Six-Person Tent
Eureka Equinox 6 Luxury Family 12-Foot by 10-Foot Six-Person Tent

Eureka Equinox 6 Luxury Family 12-Foot by 10-Foot Six-Person Tent

Here’s another reliable camping tent for 6 people. This hexagonal tent covers an area of 87 square feet and offers a comfortable center height of 79 inches. It has a bathtub floor made of 4 ounce 210 Denier oxford nylon that’s effective at keeping the tent interior dry during wet weather. It also has a multi-coated 75 Denier UV-resistant Stormshield polyester fly that protects against the sun and the rain. This tent has a one large door for easy access and three windows for maximum ventilation. Even the roof features a vent you can open during fair weather; the walls are made of breathable nylon too. For easy yet sturdy set-ups, six shock-corded aluminum poles are included to keep your shelter up even in the midst of angry winds. Inside the tent are bonus features such as pockets and loops for your camping gear.


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