The Best Family Cabin Tents

The Best Family Cabin Tents
Tent technology has trended in recent years toward lightweight and high-performance materials. But sometimes you need the ability to cram a lot of people together comfortably. It doesn't need to carry easily into the backwoods, it just needs to stand up to a weekend camping with the family. Here are a few great picks for your big groups and your family camping trips.

Big Agnes Big House

Lots of square footage can easily support five campers in this cabin tent from Big Agnes. Unlike many cabin tents, the Big House requires only three poles to set up, making it remarkably lightweight and simple for such a large space. Like many cabin tents, the Big House is best used in mild summer weather.

Marmot Halo

Suitable for six, the Marmot Halo is an immense tent from a specialized maker of quality outdoor equipment. This means that the Halo handles weather much better than your standard cabin tent. Also unique to the Halo is a full vestibule for storing all your party's gear. All these features make the Halo a hefty package, at nearly 19 lbs.

L.L. Bean Woodlands

The largest tent on this list, at over 31 lbs., the Woodlands is also remarkably roomy. The tent has a maximum height of 7 feet, allowing anyone to stand while inside. Two big doors make for easy access, while the other two walls are full mesh windows. With seven aluminum poles supporting the tent and the rain-fly, the Woodlands stands up well to rain, although high winds would severely reduce its effectiveness.

Coleman Weathermaster

Divided into two rooms, each with the capacity to hold four people, the Coleman Weathermaster is unbeatable when it comes to maintaining privacy and giving a large party plenty of space. The Weathermaster emphasizes comfort over all, even including an electrical access port for those campgrounds with full amenities. It's not as breathable as some other tents on the list, but the thick fabric makes the Weathermaster durable enough for multiday camping trips.

Article Written By Louie Doverspike

Based in Seattle, Louie Doverspike has been a professional writer since 2004. His work has appeared in various publications, including "AntiqueWeek" magazine, the "Prague Post" and "Seattle Represent!" Doverspike holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hamilton College.

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