There are a variety of 6-person tents to suit your friends and family camping needs. Each tent on our list has a feature which makes it standout.
For this list we've considered 27 6-person tents. See the full list below.
Take a look at the comparison table below before moving on, it might help you make a quick decision based on the most important specs.
Weight & Packed Size
Set Up & Structure
Interior Size & Height
REI Kingdom 6
Freestanding Barn Shaped
Floor: 10 x 8.3 ft / 3 x 2.5 m
Coleman WeatherMaster 6 Screened
Best 2 Room
Weight: 32lbs / 14.5kg
Floor: 11 x 9 ft.
Coleman Elite Sundome 6 with LED Light
Weight: 24lbs / 10.9kg
Floor: 12 x 10 ft
Eureka Copper Canyon 6
Floor: 10 x 10 ft
Coleman Steel Creek 6 Fast Pitch
Great Value Dome
Weight: 19.01lbs / 8.7kg
Dome with Screen Room
Floor: 10 x 9 ft
Core 6 Person Dome Tent
Weight: 14.15lbs / 6.6kg
Floor: 11 x 9 ft
REI has heeded feedback and redesigned their popular Kingdom 6 tent (2019). The hub pole design has been improved to increase stability.
Optional guylines can be used to secure this freestanding tent.
The Kingdom 6 is well designed and made from quality fabrics you can rely on. It’s perfect for a small family or a group of friends.
Ideal for camping, the REI Kingdom 6 is rated as 3-season, so you can get good use out of It most of the year.
This big cabin style tent with screen room scores the highest of the two room tents. You can easily fit two queen-sized beds and still have space to move around.
The 6 ft. 8 in. center height means even the tallest of adults can stand up straight when making their way around the tent.
The WeatherMaster has all the proprietary design features of the Coleman WeatherTec system.
You can rest assured that the tent has been rigorously tested in simulated high wind and rainy conditions.
The Coleman Elite Sundome is a traditional two-room freestanding dome tent but with a twist. This tent is fitted with a built in LED light.
The LED light provides overhead lighting so there’s no need to fumble around with a torch or a headlamp. This is especially useful for families with young children.
The LED system is compatible with Coleman’s CPX power system. This means you can use traditional D batteries or the Coleman Power Cartridge to power the lights.
The Eureka Cooper Canyon tent resembles an actual cabin with almost vertical walls.
Rated for 3 seasons this tent has exceptional ventilation with the three mesh windows. It is easy to assemble, although the height of this tent might make it a challenge for anyone that is short.
This tent is great for a family with young kids and those that are looking for a comfortable “home away from home” experience.
The Coleman Fast Pitch is an extended dome tent, with a screen room.
The shock-corded poles are already attached to the top hub so you do not have to thread the poles through sleeves.
Simply attach the poles to the inner tent with the supplied clips.
The fast pitch system also features a fast fit feet system where the pole’s ends are simply put into a short tube that is attached to the tent corners.
This affordable tent from Core is light on your pocket and the lightest in weight.
At just under 15 lbs. this dome tent is perfect for the occasional campers. Rated for 3 seasons, it is freestanding but stakes and guylines are included should it be required.
As a budget option, this tent has a number of features not found in other tents in a similar price bracket. If you’re budget conscious, you cannot go wrong with the Core 6 Person Dome Tent.
All the tents we reviewed have at least one feature that makes it stand out. Whether you like the idea of an integrated light system, or you’re budget conscious, read our Buyer’s Guide to help you decide on what’s best for you.
When deciding on which tent to buy, a good question to ask is “How often will I use this tent?” If your family or friends are regular campers, it is worth spending more money to buy a higher quality, more durable option. On the other hand if this is an occasional pastime, a cheaper option will provide you with your basic needs and not break the bank in the process.
Weight and pack size is especially important if you’re backpacking as you’ll need to carry the tent as well as consider how much space it takes up amongst all your other gear.
The ease with which you can put up and take down the tent is going to contribute greatly to how often you want to use it. One person can assemble the tents we reviewed, but ideally you would need at least two people.
Not all 6-person tents are equal. If you want to sleep six people, consider how much additional space is available to move around. In most cases, this will be limited. Look for a tent with additional “communal” space in the form of a screen room or vestibule.
Look for things like aluminum poles over fiberglass ones, as these are stronger and will hold up to the wind better. A rainfly that covers the entire tent will help keep the rain out. Some tents are single-wall. In this case the tent body and rainfly is integrated. While this might make setting up easier, it limits the flexibility of a separate adjustable rainfly, and it also causes moisture to collect on the interior surface during humid and rainy conditions.
Cramped quarters are not fun. This includes poor vertical space where you spend your time hunched over. Sufficient ventilation that allows airflow will also add to the comfort factor.
If the floor of the tent is sufficiently strong and durable, an additional footprint or ground sheet is not required.
Another plus is if the manufacturer sells replacement parts that may become damaged or lost, such as tent poles. This allows you to replace only what you need, rather than the entire tent.