Thereâ€™s nothing like going out into nature and getting a breath of fresh air. Staying outdoors overnight is even better. Who can say no to sleeping under the stars? But if you donâ€™t like the idea of regular camping with all its small discomforts, you may find glamping a much better alternative. In this review weâ€™ll show you everything you need to know about the best luxury camping tents.
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The Klondike 8 Tent by Wenzel
Ideal for: Families and large groups camping in dry-ish weather.
The Klondike is an excellent choice for bigger groups. This tent hosts up to eight people comfortably in its 98 sq. ft. of space, and even has a screen room that you can use as a terrace in bad weather.
Another of Klondikeâ€™s perk is that it sports water-resistant coating, with special reinforcements for critical areas like threads and zippers.
The Klondike also has a full mesh roof and two mesh windows so youâ€™ll be getting plenty of air without the bugs.
- Comfortable and spacious
- Peak height is 98″
- Good ventilation
- Has to be staked to the ground
- Not ideal for heavy rain conditions
Ozark Trail 3 Room Instant Cabin Tent
Ideal for: Families and large groups.
This Ozark Trail instant cabin tent is great for larger groups as 12 people can sleep in it. And since itâ€™s very easy to set up (the poles are attached to the tent), youâ€™ll be able to start your adventure sooner rather than later.
The Ozark Trail is a superb choice for anyone who wants a pleasant stay outdoors as it has three rooms with internal room dividers. It even has power outlets!
- Plenty of room
- Easy to set up once you learn
- Learning curve for proper assembly
Coleman Elite Montana 8-Person Tent
Ideal for: Families and large groups.
The Coleman Elite Montana tent is yet another great choice for the family. Up to eight people can comfortably sleep in it, and it even has LED lighting and power outlets!
And if you want to camp out in less than ideal conditions â€“ you can. The Elite Montana uses the WeatherTecâ„¢ system with welded floors and inverted seams.
- Easy to assemble
- Comes with LED lighting
- Performs well under heavy rain
- Not as durable as other premium tents
Lotus Belle Outback Tent
Ideal for: Glamping enthusiasts and outdoor events.
If you want the full glamping, safari-style experience, Lotus Belle is your gal!
This 16ft tent has insect-proof mesh screens and enough room for six people to sleep in. If you want an al fresco experience, the flaps can be removed, converting it to a beautiful safari-style tent.
- Beautiful glamping aesthetic
- Extremely durable
- Lack of good ventilation (can get stuffy)
Mavericks by Heimplanet
Ideal for: Extreme weather conditions.
Mavericks is a great tent for extreme weather conditions.
Manufactured in Germany, this geodesic tent can withstand wind up to 180 km/h. It has even been used in the Red Bull Storm Chase.
It features a ten-chamber safety system ensuring that even if one chamber fails, the other nine will make sure youâ€™re safe and sound.
- Incredible safety system
- Plenty of room (over 140 sq. ft.)
- Inflatable frame
- Heavier than most camping tents
- Sticker shock
Wawona 6 by North Face
Ideal for: Car camping families.
The North Face Wawona 6 is a heavy-duty solution for all your luxury camping needs.
Six can comfortably sleep in its 86 sq. ft. space, and it even comes with internal dry lines. Itâ€™s also not that hard to carry, coming at around 20Lbs.
The front vestibule is also a nice touch, allowing you to grab breakfast while soaking up the sun.
- Simple setup and portability
- Amenities such as dry lines
- Vestibule for gear-storing needs
- Doesn’t perform well in rain
Core 9P Instant Cabin Tent
Ideal for: Large groups looking for an affordable option.
Finally, if you want a comfortable tent with power outlets, 60 second setup, and plenty of room for nine people to sleep in â€“ the Core 9P is your luxury camping tent!
This instant cabin tent comes with a detachable room divider for those moments when you just need a little more privacy.
- Water-resistant fabric
- Quick set up
- Nice features like power outlets and privacy divider
- At 30Lbs. it may be feel heavy
What Are the Benefits of Camping?
Everyoneâ€™s stressed these days. Fortunately, camping can help. It naturally reduces stress levels â€“ especially if you connect with nature and disconnect from your mobile phone. If youâ€™re also camping with your kids or loved ones, those much needed interactions will increase the production of serotonin, the happy hormone.
Heck, camping could even help you live longer!
What Are the Different Types of Camping Tents?
There are almost as many tent types as there are campers. We generally categorize them into the following groups:
- Pop-up tents
- Dome tents
- Tunnel tents
- Bell tents
- Ridge tents
- Geodesic and semi-geodesic tents
- Inflatable tents
- Backpacking tents
- Family tents
Different tents are suited to different environments.
For example, pop-up and dome tents are especially easy to assemble, but they donâ€™t offer the same protection from the elements that geodesic tents offer. This is why itâ€™s important to keep your location in mind when choosing your tent.
Another thing to consider is who youâ€™ll be camping with. If youâ€™re camping alone or with a friend, you wonâ€™t need a big family tent. Instead, you can opt for a more lightweight solution.
What Makes a Camping Tent a Luxury Tent?
Now that weâ€™ve covered the basics, itâ€™s time to focus on glamping. Normally, luxury camping tents are spacious, weatherproof, and offer protection from the elements for your entire family. There are also those, like the ones in our review, that just go above and beyond with features thatâ€™ll make you feel like youâ€™re in paradise.
What Are the Key Features to Look for When Buying a Luxury Camping Tent?
All the features giving you more comfort than the standard camping experience. Firstly, luxury tents should be high quality and durable. Chances are, youâ€™re going to want to use them again after the first awesome experience in nature.
Secondly, since you want to skip straight to enjoying your trip, they should be relatively easy to assemble. Luxury tents should also offer rain protection, as well as protection in windy conditions. Your tent should keep you dry and warm, even in an unexpected downpour.
Finally, if you want to go all out with glamping, there are some seriously pretty tents. They make for great Instagram pics and even better experiences!
How Much Should You Spend on a Luxury Camping Tent?
That depends on your needs. If you want a luxury tent thatâ€™s extremely functional but not very Instagrammable, you can expect to spend around $300.
If youâ€™re in it for the aesthetic, safari-style tents are around $2,000 â€“ 2,500.
Finally, if you need extremely durable tents that wouldnâ€™t budge in an Arctic snowstorm, youâ€™re looking at around $5,000.
Are Luxury Camping Tents Worth the Money?
Premium camping tents offer comfort â€“ the kind you wouldnâ€™t usually expect. And if you havenâ€™t been a fan of camping up to this point, luxury camping tents can be a great way to unwind in nature with the full comfort of a B&B. Theyâ€™re also extremely reliable and usually very easy to set up. You donâ€™t need expert pitching knowledge.
All you need to do is enjoy the experience.