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Best 10-Person Family Camping Tents

Happy Children Camping and cooking smores on campfire

Picking the best 10-person family camping tent will be a great decision for any family or group of 5 to 8 people. A 10-person tent provides the space you need to camp comfortably and to get the most from your camping vacation.

Buying a 10-person tent can seem like a big commitment. If you are new to camping, or if you haven’t looked at such a large tent previously, we suggest you take a look at our core family camping tent requirements

Your needs and priorities will not be the same as ours, but it will give you a good place to start.  The tents in this review offer an amazing array of features and benefits. You can easily get lost if you haven’t taken the time to create your own list of requirements.

Don’t let the manufacturers size ratings put you off. If you have 5 to 8 people in your family or group you need to consider a 10-person or even a 12-person tent.

Family Camping Tents in This Review

There are many 10-person camping tents on the market, so it is easy to become overwhelmed. We chose the tents below both for their quality and ratings, and to provide an insight into the range of tents and manufacturers from which you can chose.

If you need some background information on types of tent and their relative pros and cons, check out our article on How to Choose The Tent That is Right For Your Family.

The Candidates

Ozark Trail 10-Person 3-Room XL Family Cabin Tent
Mountain Trails Grand Pass Tent – 10 Person
QOMOTOP 4/6/8/10 Person Instant Cabin Tent
CORE 10-Person Straight Wall Cabin Tent
Coleman WeatherMaster 10-Person Tent
Tahoe Gear Olympia 10-Person 3-Season Family Camping Tent
NTK Arizona GT 9 to 10 Person Sport Camping Tent

CampingSage 10-Person Family Tent Review

Ozark Trail 10-Person 3-Room XL Family Cabin Tent

There are many features in this tent by Ozark that are perfect for families. Ozark claims it will fit three queen size mattresses – as usual with this sort of tent – it will take 2 queen sized mattresses.

It also has 2 room dividers allowing the tent to be split into 3 rooms.  This is our preferred configuration as it allows for 2 separate bedrooms and a separate living area. We find this gives a good, practical way of organizing the space in the tent.

You can add a couple sleeping pads and sleeping bags in the communal area. We think 6 people is the maximum this tent can take for a family camping vacation.

The tent has three doors, one in the front and two on the size, providing multiple entries and improved ventilation. The six windows (and the doors) have noseeum mesh to allow control of light levels and ventilation.

The tent is easy to set up but it is a 2-person operation. It’s held up by 4 shock-corded steel poles in a cabin-style formation, and the 200 square feet layout gives the tent the feel of a tiny house. It weighs about 27 lbs and the peak height is 6 ½ feet, so this is a big structure.

FeatureOzark Trail 10-person
Type of TentTraditional, Dome
Size Set Up – feet20 x 11
Height – max  inches78
Weight – pounds29
Sized Packed – inches27.5 x 11 x 11
No of people – claimed10
No of people – practical6-8
Key Features2 doors, 5 windows, front awning, 2 room dividers, hanging storage pocket
Additional thoughtsMesh roof allows for ventilation and comfortable stargazer with rain fly removed.
Ozark Trail 10 Person – We like
  • We think this tent looks good. It shouldn’t matter – but it does 😊
  • 2 removable room dividers – allows the tent to be split into 3 rooms
  • Mesh roof – with the rain fly off you can lie in your bed and watch the stars in comfort
  • Hanging organizers and storage pockets
  • For a large tent, the Ozark packs up small and will fit in any family car
Ozark Trail 10 Person – We don’t like.

There’s not an awful lot we don’t’ like

  • Not the fastest to set up and takes 2 people
  • 29 pounds when packed – not the heaviest tent but you won’t want to move it too far from your car

Mountain Trails Grand Pass Tent – 10 Person

This Mountain Trails tent works well for camping families willing to tackle tougher weather conditions while enjoying the outdoors. It is a classic dome tent. The aerodynamics of dome tents tent to make them much more resilient in windy conditions.

Air ventilation will be easy in this tent, as constructed with big mesh roof vents and windows, as well as two D-shaped doors for easy access. The tent contains two rooms, separated by a divider.

FeatureMountain Trails Grand Pass 10-Person
Type of TentTraditional, Dome
Size Set Up – feet18 x 10
Height – max  inches75
Weight – pounds21
Sized Packed – inches29 x 9 x9.2
No of people – claimed10
No of people – practical4-6
Key FeaturesDouble D-door, rain fly hugs top of tent to provide improved rain protection
Additional thoughtsStow and go duffel for packed tent. There is no separate bag
Mountain Trails Grand Pass – We like
  • Another good-looking tent 😊
  • Rain fly that envelops the top of the tent providing some real protection against wind and rain
  • When the divider is up you can access each half of the tent separately via the D doors.
Mountain Trails Grand Pass – We don’t like.
  • 21 pounds in weight – it is pretty easy to move around but is definitely not, as per the marketing blurb, good for hikers and backpackers.
  • Packed size is small – it will fit in any family car

QOMOTOP 10 Person Instant Cabin Tent

We are reviewing (and recommending) more instant tents.  It seems that the problems with strength and reliability have largely been resolved.

QOMOTOP makes a range of instant cabin tents ranging from 4 people right on up to this 10-person version. Take a look at the video below for information on setting up this tent.

FeatureQOMOTOP 10-person Instant Cabin Tent
Type of TentInstant, cabin
Size Set Up – feet14 x 10
Height – max  inches76
Weight – pounds29
Sized Packed – inches38.6 x 7.1 x7.1
No of people – claimed10
No of people – practical4-5
Key FeaturesOne double door, 4 windows, low level vents designed to create flow of air through the tent
Additional thoughtsClaims for improved ventilation via mesh roof and floor vents. Single room divider Attached mud flap
QOMOTOP 10 Person Instant Cabin – We like
  • Quick and easy set up and take down
  • Good reviews on rain proofing
QOMOTOP 10 Person Instant Cabin – We don’t like
  • Realistically needs 2 people for setting up
  • 29pounds when packed – you won’t want to move it too far from your car

CORE 10-Person Straight Wall Cabin Tent

We haven’t talked much about straight wall tents either here or on our post about choosing the best family camping tents.  Normally in a straight walled tent, the walls are separate from the roof which means assembly can take longer.  Core seem to have found a way around this – see the video below. 

Because the walls and roof are separate components, the tent can be made very large. These are the sorts of tents you will often find erected to give more space in garden parties. As the walls are vertical, they provide the best possible internal area.

This core tent provides just 14ft x10ft floor area – it is nowhere near as big as other tents in this review.  This seems strange – it is the major reason for straight walled tents.  Where is does score highly is in its height. At 86in even the tallest of people should be able to stand comfortably in this tent.

As with all core tents it has some interesting features. Floor level ventilation ports combined with mesh ceiling, provides for good ventilation and cooling. The divider does a good job of creating zones and privacy within the tent.

Access via the large D door is good.

Core makes much of its H20 Block technology. Be warned, this is little more than water resistant coatings with the tent rated to just 600mm hydrostatic head.

FeatureCore 10-Person Straight Walled Cabin Tent
Type of TentStraight walled cabin tent
Size Set Up – feet14 x 10
Height – max  inches84
Weight – pounds35.5
Sized Packed – inches28.5 x 10 x10
No of people – claimed10
No of people – practical4-5
Key Features2 doors – main door is a large D type door providing easy access, 4 windows, low level vents designed to create flow of air through the tent
Additional thoughtsClaims for improved ventilation via mesh roof and floor vents. Single room divider Gear loft, lantern hooks
Core 10-Person Straight Wall Tent – We like
  • Height – easily the highest in this review
  • Large D Door
  • Divider
  • Gear loft and lantern hooks
Core 10-Person Straight Wall Tent – We don’t like
  • Assembly takes a while
  • It’s a heavy tent at 35.5 pounds.  You really will not want to pitch this tent too far from your car
  • The virtue of straight walled tents is size. This tent is just 14ft x 10ft which is small for a 10-person tent
  • Most users love this tent but there are too many reports of poles breaking, collapsing under moderate winds, and, rain leaking.

Coleman WeatherMaster 10-Person Tent

We always look at Coleman tents with a degree of anticipation. Coleman’s has been in business for over 100 years and knows all there is to know about the family camping market.

This WeatherMaster 10-person tent certainly looks like a tent capable of managing the elements. It’s a bit sad to realize that WeatherMaster refers to what amounts to pretty minimal water proofing.  The Water resistant coating is rated to just 450mm hydrostatic pressure.  That’s the lowest of any tent in this review.

Most users seem happy with the tents weather resistance. There is a sizable minority that report serious water leaks in even fairly moderate weather.  Even some of the happy users report some degree of leakage in rain. On the plus side, the tent seems to cope with wind well.

FeatureColeman WeatherMaster 10-Person
Type of TentCabin-like – Coleman’s description. Hybrid of Cabin and Dome.  We prefer – Extended Dome
Size Set Up – feet17 x 9
Height – max  inches80
Weight – pounds31
Sized Packed – inches30 x 10 x10
No of people – claimed10
No of people – practical6-8
Key Features2 rooms, hinged D type door, mesh ceiling, removable rainfly
Additional thoughtsSewn-in storage pockets Angled windows
Coleman WeatherMaster 10-Person Tent – We like
  • 2-room tent
  • Tent looks the part
  • Large D-door
  • Mesh roof – with the rain fly off you can lie in your bed and watch the stars in comfort
  • Storage pockets
Coleman WeatherMaster 10-Person Tent – We don’t like.
  • For a tent that is called “WeatherMaster” there are too many reports of leaking in even moderate rain
  • We like multi-room tents. The set-up of this tent makes accessing a 2nd queen mattress tricky.

Tahoe Gear Olympia 10-Person 3-Season Family Camping Tent

The Tahoe Gear Olympia is a single room tent and does not include any room dividers. As we like our comfort and privacy, we think this is a bit of an oversight.  This is a big tent at 18ft x 10.5ft. It is also high with a maximum height of 84in.

It is a traditional tent do set up can take a little time. The ends of the tent need to be staked to stand properly which can be a little disconcerting if you are used to smaller, freestanding tents.  Don’t worry, it makes the tent more stable in heavy winds, makes the tent a little less complex to assemble, and keeps the overall weight down.  This tent weighs just 23 pounds.

The tent is made of a durable polyester material, which unusually for tents in this review, are waterproofed to 1200mm hydrostatic head. That just might explain why there are do few complaints about this tent leaking. Despite this, claims for this to be a 3-season tent are misleading. We have never known a tent with a mesh roof that is good for anything other than summer camping. The size and height of this tent mean there is a huge volume to keep warm. No tent heater is going to help this beast stay warm on spring or fall evenings.

FeatureTahoe Gear Olympia 10-Person 3-Season
Type of TentExtended dome
Size Set Up – feet18 x 10.5
Height – max  inches84
Weight – pounds23
Sized Packed – inches30 x 9 x 9
No of people – claimed10
No of people – practical6
Key FeaturesSingle room tent, single door, 3 windows, mesh ceiling, removable rainfly
Additional thoughtsRain fly provides a small canopy over the door
Tahoe Gear Olympia 10-Person, 3-Season– We like
  • Size and height
  • Genuine attempts to provide realistic waterproofing
  • Light weight
Tahoe Gear Olympia 10-Person, 3-Season – We don’t like.
  • Single room – this is probably a personal thing
  • 3-season claims

NTK Arizona GT 9 to 10 Person Sport Camping Tent

Given our strong belief that larger tents make for more comfortable family camping trips, we were not sure about including this tent in this round-up review. However, it is the only tent in this review that has a real claim to be a 3-season tent. In practice, we think the NTK Arizona is only suitable for a family of 4.

The dimensions of this tent are 17.4 ft x 8 ft, with a maximum height of 74in. It has an unusual design being a combination of dome and tunnel tents. Also unusually in this category, it has a full coverage rain fly.  Having a full coverage rain fly means the internal tent material can be very thin. This is great for ventilation in summer. The rainfly is of a heavier material and is water proofed to 2500mm head.

The full coverage fly not only provides great waterproofing (this is the level we expect), but the thicker material goes some way to providing some extra insulation in those cold spring and fall nights.

The tent does include a room divider. This provides degree of privacy but there is a 2 inch gap all around.  As it completely splits the tent in 2, the divider has a zip down the middle to provide access from one side to the other.

FeatureNTK Arizona
Type of TentHybrid dome/tunnel
Size Set Up – feet17.4 x 8
Height – max  inches84
Weight – pounds26
Sized Packed – inches28 x 14 x 8
No of people – claimed10
No of people – practical6
Key Features2 room tent, 2 D-doors, full cover rain fly
Additional thoughtsLifetime guarantee on poles No storage/organizers
NTK Arizona GT 9 to 10 Person Sport Camping Tent– We like
  • Genuine 3-season tent backed up by user experience. It is cool in summer (as much as any tent can be) and retains heat at night.
  • Rain proof. Will cope with even strong winds (if you have staked it down properly)
  • Full cover rain fly
NTK Arizona GT 9 to 10 Person Sport Camping Tent – We don’t like
  • It is a bit small – we really do think this is comfortable for a family of 4.
  • Rain fly windows have to be opened or closed from the outside.  It can be a problem if you have some unexpected summer rain in the middle of the night

The Best 10 Person Family Camping Tents?

As you have seen, there are lots of options when looking at 10-Person Family Camping Tents. We can only give you our view on which is best based on our experience, but more importantly, based on what we expect from a family tent. Your requirements will be different.

That said, we cannot write a review like this without having an opinion. Our choice for the best 10-person Family Camping Tent is:

Mountain Trails Grand Pass Tent – 10 Person