Top 5 Best Camping Tents for 2017

Top 5 Best Camping Tents for 2017
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Camping Overview

best camping tentsExplore the great outdoors in style with the best camping tents evaluated here. Go to the mountains, beaches, or even your own backyard or deck and sleep comfortably and dry with any tent shown here. Pack up the kids, coolers, and food and take off to your favorite place under the stars with sweet smelling fresh air.
camping tentNear a stream or lake, tenting is an experience only appreciated by nature lovers everywhere. Camp anywhere even at a tent camping site where you will have showers and restrooms close by if this is your camping idea.

carbon monoxide warningCarbon Monoxide (CO) kills! Never put a barbecue grill in your tent and use it. Native Americans had fires in their lodges (tipi) but they also had vents sucking the smoke out the top! Tents are not configured to do that. The fumes have no odor and you cannot see it. Smoldering charcoal may be mostly out, but they still emit carbon monoxide even with your tent windows and doors open to include the porch awning. Keep the barbeque gear outside in the fresh air always. Use the same care with propane grills.

The best backpacking tents will follow you up the trails and hills being lightweight and rectangular easy to maneuver. They come wrapped in their own bags with handles to adjust to your climbing gear on your back. Some tents are heavy enough that you might want a 4-wheeler or pack horse when doing serious backpacking or hiking with family or friends.

1. NTK Arizona GT 9- to 10-Person Tent

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The NTK Arizona 9/10 tent is part of the Brazilian company’s GT (Gran Turismo) line of tents constructed of improved materials with more features for your wonderful camping experience. It is 17.4 by 8-feet of 100% waterproof 98.4-inches (2500mm thick) water capacity for the floor. The enhancements are an extra thin-holed polyester mesh used in mosquito netting for keeping smaller bugs out of your bed and extra-large Nano fiber frames for more strength and springiness making it more supple when installing. The pockets and gear loops inside will help you stay more organized with your small things.

The best tent Season 3 will accommodate 10 people with 2 doors and windows. The windows close from the outside only. The flooring is a seamless heavy-duty strong soldier polyethylene for no water leaks. A 6-foot plus person can stand up straight inside with its center height of 6.7-feet. The window mesh covering will unzip and fold back for what you need. It stays dry inside when it’s raining or there are high winds. The tent breathes and has great ventilation for the outside temperature. It is a dark teal color with a domed top and the poles are made of fiberglass for strength.

setup tenttent lightThe ferrules and metal parts are gold-plated for rust resistance. Ferrules are rings or caps of metal to put around shafts. It also has a detachable room divider. It comes with a light and has side vents.

Put a tarp under the tent to keep it from getting torn by small rocks and twigs. You can put 3 queen-sized mattresses inside when arranged carefully.

Camping lampThe dimensions are 80.7-inches high x 96.45-inches wide x 208.6-inches deep and it weighs 26.45 pounds. The floor is 17.4- x 8-feet.

It meets CPAI-84 flammability requirements. Read more about it here.

Gift-wrapping is available for those you love. You will receive a User’s Manual with set up instructions and a 6-months Manufacturer’s Warranty. The instructions are sewn into the bag and the English language is the last sentence for each paragraph sentence. It comes with a heavy-duty carrying bag with compression straps and an identification label.

How to set up tent video here.

2. Coleman® Sundome® 4-Person Dome Tent

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The Coleman® Company has been making camping gear and ice chests for decades. The spacious Sundome® 4-person dome tent item number 2000007827-parent is secure and warm should it rain with its weathertec tentWeatherTec system with patented welded floors and inverted seams to keep the rain out. This tent is 33% more water-resistant than a similar regular Coleman® tent. The vent is at the ground level and 2 windows will keep you cool with good air movement. The door canopy and sunshade gives you even more protection with the integrated removable rainfly. There is an electrical port to have power inside the tent with the zippered pass through for an extension cord. The 1000D polyethylene floor is a bathtub style that wraps up the sides to keep wet out. A tarp is a good idea under the tent to keep sharp ground objects from tearing it.

Setting up the navy-blue tent is easy in 10 to 15 minutes putting the fiberglass poles through the sleeves that will not catch, rip, or tear made of the hard-wearing Polyguard fabric. You can put a queen airbed inside and have mesh pockets for storing little items of importance. A loop is at the inside top for putting your flashlight. You will be able to take the tent down and put it back into the stretchy carrying bag it came in. The tent and bag are fire retardant per CPAI-84. All venting is mesh to keep the bugs out. It comes with 6 metal stakes—2 at the door and 4 for the tent. Take a hammer with you to pound the stakes into the ground.

The dimensions are 9-feet x 7-feet with a 4-foot 11-inch center mesh domed apex and weighs 11 pounds. The dimensions of the tent in the bag are 24- x 7- x 7-inches to put on your motor cycle.

Gift-wrapping is available for those you love. You will receive a User’s Manual with set up instructions and a 1-year Limited Warranty. The instructions are permanently sewn inside the carrying bag. The tent is imported.

How to set up tent video here.

3. CORE 9-Person Instant Cabin Tent

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The CORE tent instantly becomes a 14- x 9-foot cabin style in only 60 seconds sleeping 9 people! The poles are steel pre-attached to the tent so just unpack, unfold, and extend. The item model number 40008 is a top seller on® and no wonder with all of its cool features in its green and gray colors.

The best family tent has a center height of 78-inches for a 6.5-foot tall person. It will hold 2 queen-sized air mattresses and has room dividers making this a 2-room place for privacy. The ground vent is adjustable to your needs as well. The mesh storage pouches keep small things organized and handy always. You will receive in the box the rainfly, tent stakes, and carrying bag. It has an extension cord port access that is fully closable to keep the rain out between the D-Door and the big T-doors. The T-door unzips down the middle and the tent comes with 6 stakes.

The rain will bead up and flow off the fabric like water on a duck’s back. The vent takes air in and the mesh lets warm air escape. The doors, windows, and panel divider are zippered and the large double door offers easier access going in and out. There are loops on the ceiling for the room divider for attaching a lantern or flashlight. It does not have a tub floor. It’s a good idea to put a tarp under the tent.

backpacking tentsThe dimensions are 14- x 9-feet and it weighs 35 pounds. When packed, it is 10.6-inches x 10.6-inches x 48.4-inches.

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Gift-wrapping is available for those you love. You will receive a User’s Manual with set up instructions and a 1-year Limited Warranty. The tent was designed in Kansas, USA, and made in China.

How to set up tent video here.

4. Ohuhu® 3-Person Tent with Carry Bag

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Camping TentThe Ohuhu® tent holds from 1 to 3 people and comes in fun colors of green, orange, and blue. The ultraviolet material is protected from the sun’s UV rays. It is easy and fast to put up and take down using 8 steel pegs and 4 ropes for fixing to the ground securely. It has 2 pockets inside for storing things and having them quickly available. There is a hook on the inside top for hanging a flashlight or light fixture.

The D-shaped doors offer easy access for going in and out and this door provides plenty of fresh air circulation to the inside. The rainfly can be attached or left off and it’s made of polyester. The frame is made of an aluminum alloy and it’s foldable to save time, space, and making it transportable. The waterproof bottom is 210D nylon Oxford polyurethane 1500 to 4000 mm for small to mild rain conditions.
ohuhu tentYou will receive a 30- x 6-inch carrying bag with handles. There is no mesh screen for covering the door but the windows are mesh screened. A queen-sized air bed will not fit inside this tent. Be sure to use a tarp under the bottom for water proofing.

Best Camping TentYou can use the rainfly separately from the tent. Kids would love this to horse around in!

The domed top tent’s dimensions are 96.5- x 57- x 43.3-inches weighing 7.5 pounds.

Gift-wrapping is available for those you love. You will receive a User’s Manual with set up instructions and a 1-year Limited Warranty. The tent is made in China.

How to set up tent video here.

5. Wenzel® Pine Ridge 5-Person Tent

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The Wenzel® 5-person tent is available in red or green and green would fit evergreens well if hiding from animals on a hunt with rifles and bows. The divider panel is removable if you don’t want it. When installed, it offers 2 rooms for privacy.

Wenzel’s® New Lite Reflect system will give you light in the dark so that the indoors is bright at night. Install your flashlight or light of choice in the gear loft aiming it at the reflective panel that’s built in. Check out how the inside appears with and without the panel that reflects light.reflect light tent

The canopy and fly are made of polyester and there are 2 doors and 3 windows. A queen-sized mattress will work and the mattress measures 78-inches long x 60-inches wide with room to spare. The floor is welded polyethylene. The door is a D-style with an inside flap zippered window. The poles are made of fiberglass in various diameters. With the fly ridge pole you will have an awning over the front door and rear windows. The electrical port lets you run an extension cord and the rear window has an inside privacy flap. The roof has mesh vents for keeping bugs and debris out.

The dimensions are 10- x 8-foot floor size with an area of 80-square feet (10×8) and the center height is 58-inches (4.8-feet). The packaged size is 27- x 7- x 7-inches. It weighs 11.9 pounds.

Gift-wrapping is available for those you love. You will receive a User’s Manual with set up instructions and a 1-year Limited Warranty. The tent is made in China.

How to set up tent video here from the manufacturer.


  • Select a tent for size, weight, and functionality including weather proofing.
  • Give it a trial run and put it up the first time at home.groundhog
  • With kids, you will need a larger tent and some come with room dividers.
  • When car camping, a heavier tent will work.
  • If you are hiking or backpacking, lighter is better.
  • The tents listed here are 3 season. If you want to camp in the winter, buy a 4-season tent for winter time.
  • Choose your location wisely. Don’t put it on a slope. You will want to know where you want the sun to come up and go down. Weather usually comes from the west or northwest, so be aware of that too.
  • Teach the kids about wildlife and to respect it. This picture is a groundhog and they are beautiful.
  • The kids might even see a baby bunny
  • For daytime shelter and coolness, have your tent pitched close to trees.
  • If you want to cookout, be sure the fire doesn’t hit any trees or brush.
  • Become familiar with your surroundings for safety and security.
  • Be sure to take enough food and blankets.
  • Never ever have a barbeque inside your tent!
  • Never eat wild mushrooms unless you know what you’re doing.
  • Keep all food in coolers to keep wildlife from entering your campsite.
  • Watch for poison ivy, oak, and sumac.camping tree
  • Take pictures and leave no trace of your visit.

Final Thoughts

Camping out in the best camping tents is a wonderful adventure! Be safe and stay away from wild critters and be cautious around snakes. Be sure to read customer reviews and get a great Warranty for your tent. Be safe and have lots of fun!

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