Not many companies make tents to fit just five people. Most hold six or more, but they work for smaller groups, too. The trick is to choose one that won’t make everyone feel claustrophobic while sleeping. Here are some of the best.
Coleman Sundome Tent
The best tent is the Coleman Sundome because it features a lot of room inside, is easy to set up and takedown, is lightweight for easy carrying and is offered at a decent price point. The inverted seams and rainfly keep water outside the tent. There is an electrical port, storage pockets, and both large windows and small ground vents for airflow.
Toogh Big Horn Tent
This 6-person tent is lightweight - only 17 pounds - which makes it easy to pack up and bring along on your overnighter. It’s made with oxford fabric and coated with silicone to make it waterproof while the rainfly keeps water away from the tent and from getting inside. It has a single door that doubles as a window with a mesh covering to keep bugs out and allow airflow.
Coleman Montana Tent
For family campouts, the Coleman Montana is a great pick. It holds eight people, fits three queen airbeds inside with enough room to store gear and walk around inside. The center height is over six feet. The door is hinged, so it automatically shuts as your enter and exit but also zips closed to keep everyone in and bugs out at night. It is covered with an awning to keep shoes and gear dry. This tent features inverted seams to keep water out.
Core Extended Dome Tent
The extended design of this dome tent is large enough to hold up to nine people, or three queen air mattresses. For a party of five that gives you a lot of room to spread out and store your gear. It has several storage pockets inside, plus a gear loft overhead. There is a designated lantern hook and an electrical port that closes and is concealed when not in use.
This cabin-style tent has a center height of just under six feet, which is taller than most done tents. It has space to hold a queen airbed and other camping gear, or six bedrolls. There are gear pockets throughout the inside of this tent and a gear loft. It also has a mud mat to help keep dirt and grime out.
ALPS Mountaineering Meramac
This 5-person tent only uses two poles to popup and set up. The polyester material it is made from is waterproof but also blocks UV rays. It is really lightweight and easy to carry along while hiking. It has both storage pockets and a gear loft, plus two doorways and two windows for airflow.
Vidalido Dome Camping Tent
Everyone can stand straight up inside the Vidalido dome tent because its center is 7.9 feet high. The door extends to create a shaded porch area while its side has a steep slope to keep water from getting into the tent. The doors and windows are all very large to allow adequate airflow.
Which tent is right for you?
For quick camping or hiking trips, the Coleman Sundome Tent works for most everyone. It is easy to set up, has inverted seams to keep water out and has enough space to hold six adults comfortably. It comes with a carrying case that makes it easy to carry around between campsites.
The Coleman Montana tent is our pick if you are camping for several days, or as a family. This tent holds three queen air mattresses with enough room remaining to move around. Its center point is high enough for most people to stand up in. The door is covered by a waterproof awning to help keep shoes and gear dry.