The Best Dome Tents

The Best Dome Tents
Camping is one of the best ways to experience what nature has to offer. Fresh air, babbling streams and even the occasional rain shower are all part of the great outdoors. But to really enjoy these things, you need a warm, dry place to sleep. These tents will get you outside in the best and sometimes worst of weather.

Budget: Coleman Sundome

The Coleman Sundome is a versatile yet affordable tent. Coleman makes a variety of sizes of this tent, which fit from two to six people. Easy setup and take-down make this an ideal tent for a weekend car camping trip for any family. With nearly 5 feet of headroom inside the tent, all occupants can move freely during the night. Sundomes range in price from $50 to $150 depending on size.

Midrange: Eureka Tetragon

The Eureka Tetragon is a step up from the Coleman both in terms of durability and features. The Tetragon uses only two poles in its structure, so it is remarkably easy to put up. A vestibule is one of the best features of this tent, allowing you to store your belongings in a sheltered space outside the main body of the tent, thus creating more sleep space inside. With four sizes to choose from, you'll be sure to find something that meets your needs. The Tetragon costs from $100 to $260.

High-End: Kelty Trail

The Kelty Trail dome series takes the camping experience up a notch in terms of weight and durability. The tent is light enough that you can take it on a short backpacking trip as well as the more common car camping weekends. Aluminum poles and factory-taped seams ensure that this tent will last for years. The Kelty Trail dome tent costs between $180 and $300.

Article Written By Emily Crespin

Emily Crespin manages logistics for a wilderness education program in the Colorado Rockies. She holds a Bachelor's degree in biology and a Master's in communications and public relations. Crespin has been a freelance writer and technical editor since 2008.

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