space is one of the strong features in family tents. Their slanted
walls create nooks and crannies at the outer edges that can't be
used for sleeping, but are great for storage. They are simple to
pitch and extremely comfortable, with handy storage features included.
In most of the family tents, inners are designed to accommodate
the appropriate number of airbeds and the tents pack away easily
in separate bags offering a more practical solution for transportation.
Family tents are for those of you who need a tent that will sleep
a whole family, or other group of four or more people. Family camping
tents fall into two main categories - family cabin tents and family
dome tents. These days, more people are choosing family dome tents
but there are pros and cons to both depending on individual needs
Family cabin tents have nearly vertical walls and a high ceiling,
and family dome tents have a profile better suited to shedding water
and wind. Dome tents have heavy-duty taffeta walls and cabin tents
are great for mild weather conditions, but are less versatile. Camper,
who enjoys a few more creature comforts, will most likely want to
opt for a cabin style family tent over the dome style tent. However,
one should not consider a tent without mesh windows and storm flaps
and should consider the relative differences in setup time.
Shouldn't Buy Family Camping Tents?
How many people does it need
If one needs a tent for one or two people, one shouldn't opt for these family tents as bigger is only better if one needs it. A bigger family tent is more limited as to where one can set it up. Because of its larger footprint, it takes longer to set up and break down and it takes longer to dry.
Following factors need to be considered before purchasing family camping tents:
How many rooms are required?
Is it for occasional use, or does it need to stand up to regular wear and tear?
How well does the tent need to stand up to wind and weather?
Are room dividers required for privacy?