If you like to go camping with your whole family or a large group of friends, you might be wondering about the best 8 person tents. Well, wonder no more because we are here for you. We researched the top-sellers and best known brands to put together this 8 person tent buying guide. Before we get into the reviews, let’s take a look at some of the important features you should know about before you go shopping.
Material: No matter how large or small your tent is, you should look for one with durable, waterproof or water resistant material. Floors that have been treated to stay strong are a great feature that will add longevity, too.
Waterproof: The material is the largest factor in whether or not a tent is waterproof. Treated seams are corners are also ideal as is sealants added to the floor. Keep in mind that there’s a difference between “waterproof” and “water resistant.”
Seasons: These tents are either 2 or 3 seasons. They’re made for spring and summer plus, for a 3-season tent, fall. Winter tents require a lot more protection. Though, with the right gear, you may feel comfortable in one of these.
Shape: There are 2 shapes for tents of this size: dome and cabin. Dome tents look like, well, domes. They have a rounded footprint and an arched roof. On the other hand, cabin tents are boxy and look like, well, cabins.
Size: The figures we included here are the dimensions, in feet, of the tent when it is put up. Note that some of these tents are actually tall enough that you can easily stand up in them!
Weight: If you’re looking for the best ultralight backpacking tent, the lightest one we found weight 8.82 pounds! If you aren’t concerned with carrying your tent around with you on your back, weight isn’t as much of an issue.
Now that you know more about some of the features to consider when looking for the best hiking tent, let’s move right along into our 8 person tent reviews. Here’s the deal: we listed out top and budget choices first. That way, if you’re in a hurry, you can get to these quickly. Stick around if you can, the rest of the product we found are just amazing. Got it? Great! Let’s get right into it, shall we?