Overview

Are you looking for the best 4-person tent? We have you covered! Our team reviewed tons of tents to find the best ones for you. 

Criteria For Selecting 4-Person Tents

The first criteria in searching for the best 4-person tent is durability. Durability is pretty much a feature any of us look for when buying a tent, and this review project was no different. We want to make sure the materials stand the test of time, and don’t snag, rip, or tear. The second criteria is ease of setup. When dealing with tents of any size – but especially mid- to large-size tents, campers don’t really want to spend half an hour pitching a tent, when most products will have you up and ready to go in a matter a minutes. Therefore, we added that to our list as well. Thirdly, ventilation! Ventilation is the difference between a great camping trip, and one in which you wake up cranky and unrested. Don’t worry – the tents on this list are all highly ventilated. And lastly, we wanted to make sure we choose tents that have a good amount of weather resistance. All of the tents we shortlisted are water resistant and can stand up to a night in the rain and wind. Most work well even for light snow. But read on, and you be the judge! Happy camping!

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Awards

Overall Score

Top Features

  • Durability 94% 94%
  • Ease of Setup 96% 96%
  • Weather Resistant 97% 97%
  • Ventilation 99% 99%
  • Durability 93% 93%
  • Ease of Setup 100% 100%
  • Weather Resistant 96% 96%
  • Ventilation 93% 93%
  • Durability 95% 95%
  • Ease of Setup 85% 85%
  • Weather Resistant 94% 94%
  • Ventilation 91% 91%
  • Durability 100% 100%
  • Ease of Setup 91% 91%
  • Weather Resistant 99% 99%
  • Ventilation 92% 92%
  • Durability 91% 91%
  • Ease of Setup 96% 96%
  • Weather Resistant 98% 98%
  • Ventilation 93% 93%

Products In-Depth

  • Durability 94% 94%
  • Ease of Setup 96% 96%
  • Weather Resistant 97% 97%
  • Ventilation 99% 99%

Pros

  • Super quick setup
  • Great ventilation
  • Vestibule to keep gear outside but dry
  • Inside storage pockets
  • Weather resistant

Cons

  • Vinyl windows can allow others to see in
  • Tight fit for 4

We love the ALPS Mountaineering Taurus 4-Person Tent. It is super easy to set up once you grab both poles and prop up the tent. In addition, the vestibule was practically perfect, because it shielded our gear from rain, dew, and wind. Some reviewers have even mentioned that the tent held up in snow! There is plenty of ventilation for those hot summer nights, but we weren’t the biggest fan of the windows not having covering. Next time, we’ll make sure to bring something to cover up the windows! The tent definitely does what it says it will do, which is sleep four people, but keep in mind that it’s a bit of a tight fit. Still, this is our favorite tent and it scored higher than the other great options we reviewed. 

 

  • Durability 93% 93%
  • Ease of Setup 100% 100%
  • Weather Resistant 96% 96%
  • Ventilation 93% 93%

Pros

  • Separate room for pets or gear
  • Nice, large size
  • Electrical cord access point
  • Instant pop-up

Cons

  • Takes a few mins to take down, compared to how quick it is to pop up

The Ayamaya 4 Person Pop-Up Tent is another of our faves. The tent is very innovative, and we loved that it actually had a spare room, just big enough to house our pets and gear. There is an electrical cord access point in case you need to plug in from a nearby generator our outlet. While the specs say it’s rated to fit four people, we found that 5 or 6 can fit comfortably as well. 

Setup could’nt get easier. Simply flick your wrist and the entire tent pops right up. Folding it back up into its carrying case though, takes longer than advertised – we found that it took about 3 minutes to fold it down, get the air bubbles out, and then put it back in its carrying case. 

If you’re using the tent for backpacking, we recommend choosing any of the other tents on this list since this one does not fit into a backpack. It folds to the shape of a large flat circle that simply won’t be fun to carry on a hike. 

Still, features aside, it’s our personal favorite for when traveling with pets or when you anticipate bad weather. 

  • Durability 95% 95%
  • Ease of Setup 85% 85%
  • Weather Resistant 94% 94%
  • Ventilation 91% 91%

Pros

  • 1-year warranty
  • Weatherproof
  • Electrical access point
  • Great in hot weather

Cons

  • Rain flaps don’t extend to the ground, requiring you to put all gear inside
  • Not ideal for very cold weather

The Coleman Sundome Tent is a classic that has been around for years and has a ton of reviews out there. And for good reason, this is a great general-purpose tent. It’s very weatherproof, though it performs best in hot weather than cold weather since the rain flaps don’t extend to the ground. You won’t wake up sweating, since this tent provides very large windows and even a ground vent. 

If durability is one of your concerns, then you may feel at ease knowing that it comes with a 1-year warranty. This can be handy, especially in the event of accidental tears – though we found the tent material to be very durable and withstand our everyday use. 

  • Durability 100% 100%
  • Ease of Setup 91% 91%
  • Weather Resistant 99% 99%
  • Ventilation 92% 92%

Pros

  • 2-year warranty
  • 68 inches high
  • Porch area
  • Gear stash pocket

Cons

  • Takes a little longer to setup than the other tents

The KAZOO 4-Person Cabin Tent is a great addition to your camping adventures. We love the porch area which is super easy to assemble and allows us to sit in the shade, or even just enter back and forth inside the tent in a bit more comfort. 

Like most of the tents we reviewed, this tent has tons of ventilation which is crucial during hot weather. The extended rain flaps also help you avoid getting soaked in the event rainy weather. 

This tent comes with two doors. We found that having that extra entrance is super convenient. Think about four adults trying to take turns sitting at the door of the tent to take off their shoes, then file in so the next one can do so – the two doors speeds things along. 

The KAZOO tent comes with a 2-year warranty should you run into any snags, no pun intended.  

  • Durability 91% 91%
  • Ease of Setup 96% 96%
  • Weather Resistant 98% 98%
  • Ventilation 93% 93%

Pros

  • Mesh roof allows amazing stargazing
  • 2-door entrance
  • 2 vestibules
  • Reflective stripes
  • Lightweight – great for backpacking

Cons

  • Tight fit

The Luxe Tempo Lightweight 4 Person Tent is pretty much what its name says it is – lightweight and capable of fitting four people. Because it’s so lightweight, it’s the perfect tent for backpacking. 

Aside from the weight, our absolute favorite feature is the stargazing abilities! Due to ceiling mesh vents, there is ample room to lay in the tent at night and gaze at the stars. We highly recommend doing so!

This, as with other tents we reviewed, has a two-door system, making it easier to get in and out. We love the vestibules (there’s 2 of them) because it keeps dew off of us in the morning, and protects us against the elements like wind and rain. 

Another awesome little touch is all the reflective elements – the cords are reflective as are some portion of every side of the tent. This makes it that much easier to see what you’re doing at night when trying to pitch the tent, or when you’re trying to find your way back from somewhere. 

We love this tent and totally recommend it!