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The Top Selling Tents for 2016

Updated on February 16, 2016

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Hi, Jake here again! We've set out this season to explore what thousands of people enjoy every year - camping! Aside from new air mattresses and sleeping bags, do you know what the number one most needed piece of gear is to ensure a good camping experience?

That's right, a tent! Tents have evolved a lot recently - extremely light weight, EASY setup, waterproof, windproof...the list goes on and on. I'm here to share with you the best selling tents for 2016. Interested? Simply choose a link on the tent you want and you'll be able to purchase it right away.

When shopping for a new camping tent, look for features that will let you enjoy the use of that tent for many years to come. Know your budget and decide ahead of time how much you can afford to spend. I'm not necessarily advocating that you buy the most expensive tent available in your price range, but it will help you know what your choices are. Once you know how much you can spend it's time to analyze the features of the camping tents in that price range.

To purchase any of these AMAZING tents, shop the ONLY online retailer we trust, Amazon, and get the best prices anywhere online guaranteed!

Thanks for stopping by and happy camping!

Kelty Yellowstone 4-Person Tent

Nicely affordable and versatile for three-season usage, the Kelty Yellowstone freestanding tent offers a roomy interior for sleeping after a long day of hiking. This dome-style tent has a mesh ceiling and side vents for ample ventilation, water-proof rain fly with side-release buckles for easy attachment, and color-coded poles for quick-and-easy setup. Weighing 10 pounds, 2 ounces, the four-person Yellowstone has a 64 square foot floor area.

The shockcorded fiberglass poles have color coded clips that make setup a breeze. The tent also offers post and grommet type assembly with locking pole tips for convenience and security. Kelty's ArcEdge construction lifts floor seams up off the ground, preventing water seepage around the floor and wall seams. Other features include a large D-shaped door, gear loft loops, mesh interior pockets for gear storage, external guy points for added stability in windy conditions, and noiseless zipper pulls.

To purchase any of these AMAZING tents, shop the ONLY online retailer we trust, Amazon, and get the best prices anywhere online guaranteed!

Eureka Apex 2XT Adventure Two-Person Tent

Nicely lightweight with a compact fold size, the Eureka Apex 2 is a great choice for three-season backpacking treks to the backcountry. It also offers good storage space, with full vestibules on each side (6.7 square foot apiece) for stashing your gear out of the way. The Apex XT balances maximal thermal efficiency with superior ventilation, thanks to one entire wall of no-see-um mesh--great for stargazing on clear summer nights. The other walls are waterproof while a sturdy double-coated StormShield polyester fly protects the mesh wall in inclement weather. It also features a factory-taped, bathtub floor that keeps seams taught and high off the ground for superior protection.

This free-standing, two-pole tent is quick and easy to set up with its durable shockcorded fiberglass frame, ring and pin attachments, pole sleeve attachments, and color coded webbing. A poke out vent in the sidewall provides additional ventilation when needed. Other features include:

* Twin track zippers for separate operation of the window in the door

* External guy points on the fly help secure your tent in high winds

* Two mesh gear pockets for internal storage

* Clothes line loop, flashlight loop

* 2 doors, 2 windows

* Tent, pole, and stake bags included

Coleman SunDome 3-Person Dome Tent

Coleman Sundome 7x7' Tent... reliable in wet weather! Rest assured this Tent will keep you and your belongings bone dry thanks to Coleman's top-quality, weatherproof construction! Features the WeatherTec System to keep you dry when the rain clouds roll in... boasts leak-free seams, durable, weather-resistant polyester tent fabric, welded, waterproof floors and re-designed, wind-strong tent poles.

Tent sleeps up to 3 people. Has 1 room and 1 zippered door. Trustworthy Tent: Center height is 52"; Mesh vet for increased ventilation; Rainfly covers door and windows; Shock-corded poles for easy and quick setup; Access gear or adjust ventilation with Cool-Air port; Comes with heavy-duty welcome mat, privacy windows, pole sleeves, pin and ring connectors and instaclip hooks; Easy-to-follow instructions sewn into carry bag; Includes separate storage bags for tents, poles and stakes (all three included); Imported. Get rid of that old, raggedy tarp-and-sticks tent, and pick up this beauty today!

Eureka! Apollo 5 Dome Two-Person Tent

With an easy-to-set-up, two-pole design, the Eureka Apollo 5 dome tent provides comfortable shelter for up to two people whether you're hiking in the backcountry or driving to the campground. The Apollo 5 is designed using Eureka's StormShield technology, which combines moisture-repelling materials with a tough, reinforced construction that resists wear and tear. As a result, the tent keeps you warm and dry during spring, summer, and fall camping. The tent offers plenty of interior space despite its dome shape, with a 35-square-foot floor area and a center height of 4 feet. No one likes a swampy tent, which is why the Apollo 5 includes a pair of vents and sidewall mesh walls to ensure plenty of air circulation. And to keep rain from seeping in through the bottom, the tent features a bathtub floor that wraps the sides of the tent and keeps the seams high.

Other features include brims over the twin-track, side-opening door and rear window to protect from inclement weather; a durable, freestanding, shock-corded fiberglass frame with color-coded webbing and ring and pin attachments; and two interior storage pockets to keep your essential items handy.

Other features include a hanging gear loft, two detachable interior storage pockets to keep essential items handy, mesh panels that allow for clip-in accessories, and a center height of 4 feet.

The tent's 7-by-5-foot footprint sleeps 2 people comfortably.


* Seasons: 3

* Sleeps: 2

* Floor size: 7 by 5 feet

* Tent area: 35 square feet

* Pack size: 4 by 25 inches

* Center height: 4 feet

* Minimum weight: 5 pounds, 13 ounces

* Frame: 7.9mm fiberglass

* Vents: 2

* Doors: 1

* Windows: 2

* Walls: 75D polyester taffeta, 800mm coated/uncoated

* Fly: 75D StormShield polyester, 800mm

* Floor: 75D polyester taffeta, 800mm

* Mesh: 50D no-see-um

Wenzel Alpine Dome Tent

Lightweight, easy to set up, and versatile, the Wenzel Alpine three-person dome tent is a great choice for all types of camping and conditions. The Alpine includes such features as a three-pole pentadome design that creates a vestibule for gear storage and weather protection, a shock-corded fiberglass frame (with pole pockets) that sets up and disassembles quickly, and an integrated mud mat with a drainage strip to keep the tent clean. Campers will also appreciate the Weather Armor polyester fabric and sonic-sealed polyethylene tub-style floor, which are reliably rugged and resist leaks of all kinds. The closeable mesh windows and D-style front door, meanwhile, do a nice job of ventilating the tent and controlling morning moisture. Additional details include double-stitched seams, a gear loft for smaller items, a hanging pocket, and a duffel bag for storage.


* Base: 8.5 by 8 feet

* Center height: 48 inches

* Interior space: 49 square feet

* Sleeps: 3

* Windows 2

* Door: Dutch D-style

* Floor: Welded polyethylene

* Frame: Fiberglass

* Carrying weight: 8 pounds

Year Round Camping

I lived in Colorado for many years. Some of my best memories were over fall and winter camping. You get to see the country in such a different light than when you go in the spring and summer.

If you haven't winter camped, I highly encourage you to explore it. Provided you have warm socks....

HUGE Eureka Tetragon Family Tent

A great choice for car camping or use as a base camp, the Eureka Tetragon 1210 rectangular dome tent comfortably sleeps eight people and includes a divider to create two separate rooms. The double-coated StormShield polyester fly and the polyester bathtub floor combine to provide excellent weather protection. This free-standing, two-pole tent is quick and easy to set up with its durable shockcorded fiberglass frame, ring and pin attachments, combination sleeve and clip assembly, and color coded webbing.

It's well ventilated, thanks to large no-see-um mesh ceiling panels, six windows, and two doors. The hooded fly provides enough coverage over the front and rear door windows to enable you to leave the window partially open for even more ventilation even in rain. Other features include:

* Twin track zippers for separate operation of the window in the door

* External guy points on the fly help secure your tent in high winds

* Natural green color scheme blends into any campground

* Attached hinged gear loft and two detachable interior storage pockets

* Clothes line loop, flashlight loop

* Mesh panels allow for clip-in accessories

* Tent, pole, and stake bags included

Eureka Solo Backcountry Tent

Roomy and well ventilated, the Eureka Backcountry 1 provides a roomy area to sleep and store your gear as well as a good amount of headroom. It weighs just under 4 pounds, and stores away discreetly with its 6 by 15.5-inch pack size. It features a large side-opening door with twin track zippers and an offset door window for good ventilation as well as visibility. It also offers two large no-see-um mesh ends for even more ventilation. Its muted green colors also help the tent to blend into any wooded campsite.

This two-pole tent sets up quickly and easily, thanks to the 9mm DAC Press-fit 7000 series aluminum frame, clip attachments, and post and grommet corner attachments with locking end tips. The main fly and floor seams are factory taped for extreme weather protection, while the bathtub floor keeps seams taut and high off the ground for superior protection. Other features include two storage pockets, four gear loft loops, and one flashlight loop. It includes tent, pole, and stake bags.


* Area: 24 square feet

* Floor size: 8 feet by 3 feet

* Center height: 3 feet, 2 inches

* Wall fabrics: 1.9-ounce 70D nylon taffeta with 1200mm coating

* Floor fabrics: 1.9-ounce 70D nylon taffeta with 1200mm coating

* Fly fabrics: 1.9-ounce 75D Stormshield polyester with 1200mm coating

* Pack size: 6 by 15.5 inches

* Weight: 3 pounds, 14 ounces

Swiss Gear Montreaux Ten Person Family Dome Tent

Tired of camping with the family in "family sized" tents that barely fit you, your spouse, and a few bags? Turn to the Swiss Gear Montreaux 10-person dome camping tent, an extra-spacious shelter that's guaranteed to make you the envy of the campground. The tent boasts a sewn-in divider that creates two distinct living areas, along with two side rooms with divider curtains for extra storage. You can use the entire tent as one big bedroom, two smaller bedrooms, or one bedroom and a separate living/dining area. The tent also sets up quickly compared to most large tents, with an efficient pin-and-ring system and plastic eave hubs. As a result, you can enjoy the great outdoors right away rather than wasting time on setup. And to keep you cool and comfortable on a hot summer night, the tent includes a full mesh ceiling and side and rear windows.

Other features include truncated corners for stability, a full rainfly, an e-port that offers easy and dry electrical cord access, factory-taped fly seams, a sonic-welded polyethylene floor, and a zippered duffel carrying bag.

Eureka Solar Shade Tent

The Eureka Solar Shade Tent offers stable protection from the wind and sun. Take this versatile cabana with you anywhere -- it's lightweight, compact, and easy to carry in the carry bag with shoulder strap. Supported by three poles and a fiberglass frame, the post and grommet attachments and power mesh pole sleeves make it a snap to set up for a picnic on the beach or on the sidelines of your child's soccer game.

The StormShield polyester fabric is durable and protects you from the elements. Three windows allow air circulation and the toggled privacy window covers and front door zip panel gives you peace and quiet when you want it. A hood over the front opening supplies shade without compromising side-to-side visibility. The sewn-in floor with taped seam keeps the tent floor clean and dry. The tent has two storage pockets, two clothesline rings, and two labeled organizer pockets to store all of those extra items in a safe place. The UPF rating for the Eureka Sun Shade Tent is 25. It is backed by a 2-year warranty.

Solar Shade Specifications:

* Frame: Fiberglass

* Doors: 1

* Windows: 3

* Wall: 75D StormShield® polyester

* Floor: 75D StormShield® polyester

* Mesh: 68D no-see-um

Eureka! Copper Canyon Family Tent

Featuring vertical walls for maximal internal space, this 10-foot x 10-foot (100 square feet) freestanding cabin-style tent accommodates 5-6 campers on cots. A D-shaped door with side flaps has a large #8 zipper with cover for durability and rain protection. Four large zippered mesh windows open for visibility and four-way airflow and close for privacy. Toggles keep window flaps off the floor and out of the way. A fly with clear-panel skylights permits stargazing, includes pockets for storing storm guyouts when not in use, and features brims over front and rear windows to protect against elements. A port allows an extension cord (not included) to be run into the tent. A sweep-out point facilitates housekeeping. A hanging gear-loft supplies convenient storage.

Made of 1200mm, 75D polyester, the tent has six steel and fiberglass poles that slip into sleeves during setup. Frame clips and ring-and-pin assemblies also facilitate setup. Mesh screens out insects as small as no-see-ums. The tent weighs 23 pounds, 6 ounces and has a center height of 7 feet.

Eureka! tents' standard design features include bathtub-style floors that wrap up the sides to keep water out; nickel sliders and self-healing zippers; and factory-taped major seams to seal out weather.

SLEEK! Eureka Spitfire Tent

Looking forward to a weekend with a little "you" time? Eureka's Spitfire 3-season 1-person tent is an easy choice for fast-and-light solo travel. It has a little more room than most solo tents, so you don't feel like you're stuffed in a coffin when you're getting some sleep or staying out of the rain. Set the Spitfire up quickly and easily with post and grommet corner attachments and clips to attach the tent body to the frame. You only need two stakes to secure this Eureka tent's body to the ground. A removable fly detaches to reveal sizable mesh areas in the tent body for air flow on warmer days. An inside storage pocket holds essentials like your headlamp and water bottle.

Product Features

* Material: [Fly] 75D StormShield polyester; [floor] 70D nylon taffeta

* Freestanding: No

* Poles: 2

* Pole Material: Featherlite 7000 Series Aluminum

* Doors: 1

* Clip / Sleeve: Hoop

* Floor Space: 3ft 6in x 9ft (107 x 23cm), 18.12sq ft (1.9 sq m)

* Interior Height: 3ft 4in (101cm)

* Vestibule Space: 4.4sq ft (.4sq m)

* Packed Size: 5 x 22in (12.5 x 56cm)

* Seam Sealed: Taped

* Ventilation: Full mesh windows

* Weight: 2lb 12oz (1247g)

* Recommended Use: Solo backpacking

* Manufacturer Warranty: Lifetime

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      3 years ago

      good job

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      4 years ago

      @cwilson360: Yeah love them too!

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      5 years ago

      camping has never been a part of my life, but i am more inspired to go after these reasonable tents. Good job.

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      Geoff Magee 

      6 years ago from Belfast

      What do you think of the Quechua range of instant tents

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      6 years ago

      i have the 8 person coleman instant tent and its fast to put up and it has lots of space and high ceilings

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      ForestBear LM 

      6 years ago

      Great collection you have featured here

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      7 years ago

      In this day and age you get what you pay for and tents are no exception to this rule. If comfort is important to you than luxury tents are the right choice. Most of these type of tents have side wall pullouts which provide extra space that is great for those of us that have kids around. These camping tents have the ability to house 8 or more people most of the time so it will be a great investment if you love being surrounded by loved ones.hammock

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      7 years ago

      My dad took our Wenzel dome tent out on a rainy weekend and it also leaked like crazy. He says it's great for space (he put a cot and a camp chair inside) and good for dry weather, but he won't take it out in the rain.

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      7 years ago

      I had a Wenzel that leaked like a sieve! No amount of seam-sealer helped. I dumped it and got a Eureka Sunrise and have been happy for years.

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      8 years ago

      Awesome collection of tents.

    • TShirtFrank profile image


      8 years ago

      Sweet lens, you have a pretty good collection of popular tents here.


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