Have you ever gone camping with a large group? Camping in the wild can be an amazing family holiday and memorable outdoor adventure for your kids, or a good time spent car camping with a bunch of your best mates. It’s a no-brainer that for this kind of camping, the number one gear in your list should be a reliable 8 person tent that will provide enough room for up to 8 people. If you don’t know what to start choosing your tent with, you’re in the right place. We’ve prepared a quick guide to selecting an 8 man tent that will best meet your needs and requirements.
Top Tips on How to Choose an 8 Man Tent
#1 Consider the season in which you’re going to use your 8 person tent
Basically, tents are divided into categories according to their seasonality. One season tents are suitable only for use in the tropical climate. They are breathable but aren’t able to withstand windy or wet weather. You can use a two season tent in spring and fall, they are a bit stronger and waterproof so can survive light rain and moderate wind. Three season tents are designed for spring, summer and fall: they are durable enough to shelter you from wind, rain or very light snow. Finally, four season tents are perfect for the all-year-round use. We recommend getting a four season 8 person tent even if you plan to go winter camping once or a few times.
#2 Think of the most suitable tent design
The most popular designs of 8 person tents include cabin tents and dome tents. A cabin tent typically features tall walls and its ceiling gradually descends from the center, allowing for more space. In contrast, a dome tent has the ceiling that slopes down from the center more steeply.
#3 Go for easy set up
When you’re about to buy a 8 person tent, watch videos of people pitching this or similar tent. Thus you can make sure that you won’t get the one which will cause you unnecessary troubles when you’re on a family camping trip. Also, pay attention to an 8 person instant cabin tent or dome tent, designed for a quick and easy setup.
#4 Other essential features of the best 8 person tent
Besides capacity, size, seasonality and style, there are some more key aspects you should look for in 8 man tents:
- Proper ventilation
- More than one entrance
- Metal frame
- Mosquito nets
- Robust zippers
- Waterproof floor
- Storage pockets
- A place for a stove (for cold weather camping).
Meet Our Best 8 Person Tent
We are proud to present our best 8 person camping tent Hexagon. With the length of 184" and height of 83”, this comfortable family tent offers enough room for a medium height person to stand upright inside it. You’ll love the easy setup of this instant tent 8 person. Without a doubt, Hexagon is a star among our camping tents. It can be used in any weather, and was designed with your safety and comfort in mind. High quality materials, three entrances, and lots of sleeping and storage space will make it your favourite wildlife shelter.