Our best camping tent reviews are based primarily on tents we, and our family, use for camping in Minnesota. The Sundome 2-person tent below is a tent we have owned for almost 20 years. It's great for the two of us and also for just one when one of us goes off on a solo adventure.
Your camping tent is the most important piece of gear you will purchase for your outdoor adventures. Shelter is crucial. It is what will keep you warm, dry, and safe.
The tent photos on this page are clickable. You can read descriptions of these tents and and, and well, read why others feel one or another of these is the best camping tent for their use.
Two Person Dome Tent
From the Amazon.com description: Size: 2-Person
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We purchased this tent years ago and is still the tent we use when my husband and I camp in Minnesota State Parks and other family campgrounds.
Choices for the best family camping tents depend on family size and budget. Click on the photo for further descriptions, reviews, and pricing.
Coleman Screened Tent
Some reviewers call this "best camping tent ever." Highlights of this tent include how easy it is to put up, and it's stability even in rain and wind.
This tent is roomy lodging for two people comfortably and could accommodate four if two of the four are young children...or two of you and a dog.
We also like the "porch" area that is perfect for a couple of lawn chairs. Tip: Look for a tent that has a "bathtub" style floor. This will likely be made of waterproof rip-stop type nylon.
Coleman 8 Person Tent
Our family eventually grew to include five children. This type of tent housed us on camping trips to almost all of Minnesota's State Parks and many other campgrounds in Minnesota. When the children were young we all fit together in this tent.
As they got older, and bigger, two of the oldest would set up our trusty Coleman 2 person tent nearby so we could "spread out" a bit.
2 Person 4 Season Lightweight Backpacking Camping
Minnesota is criss-crossed with hundreds of miles of hiking trails. As our sons became adults, they spent much of the free time exploring in Minnesota and, as well, in Alaska. This lightweight backpacking tent was a favorite.
The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Voyageurs National Park are also places where you might want the convenience of this easy to pack tent.
Browning Camping Big Horn Family/Hunting Tent
The best camping tent for you may vary by season and activity. As we've mentioned, we have a small tent that we use most frequently and a large tent for the times we want to take children or grandchildren camping with us.
Our sons like the backpacking tent for their hunting and fishing trips. Our youngest son took on on his "hunting trip of a lifetime" on a Caribou hunt above the Arctic Circle.
Pop-Up Portable Cabana Beach Tent
A high tech tent like this beach tent is easy to pop up when you want to relax on one of our Minnesota beaches and be able to get away from the bright sun to have a snack or a nap.