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Tents for Camping, RVing and Outdoor Recreation

Tents come in many shapes, styles and sizes. The most basic is the A-Frame with sides sloping to the ground. The modified A-Frame uses curved poles allowing for more interior room. A Cabin Tent provides the most space but is usually more difficult to set up. Other tent styles like the Dome, Hoop, Tunnel are very popular for being roomy and easy to setup.
We have made it simple for you to choose the right tent for your next camping or RV trip.

Below we cover details and reviews on Family Tents, Children Tents, Backpacking Tents and Dining Tent Enclosures.

FAMILY TENTS FOR CAMPING
DETAILS:
Family tents usually sleep 4 or more people and come in two major styles, Cabin and Dome. Cabin style tents offer the easiest in and out access. Their near-vertical walls create much more livable space. Some models come with features such as room dividers and an awning. Dome-style tents offer superior strength and wind-shedding abilities. They stand tall, but their walls have more of a slope which slightly reduces livable space.
MAJOR BRANDS AND MODELS:
Coleman Montana 8, Wenzel Klondike, Coleman WeatherMaster, Mountain Trails Grand Pass, Coleman 14x10, Wenzel Great Basin, Coleman WeatherMaster 10, Standing Room 100 hanging Tent, Coleman Evanston 8, Coleman Sundome 4, Coleman 14x8 Foot 8 Person Instant Tent, Wenzel Kodiak Family Cabin, Coleman Elite Montana 8, Coleman Elite WeatherMaster, Coleman Evanston 6, Lightspeed Ample 6, Wenzel Pine Ridge 5, Coleman Red Canyon, Wenzel Montreaux 10, Wenzel Alpine, Tahoe Gear Glacier 14, Wenzel Big Bear, Genji Sports Pop Up, Texsport The Lodge, Slumberjack Grand Lodge, Mountain Trails South Bend

HIKING AND BACKPACKING TENTS
DETAILS:
Hiking and Backpacking tents have a few things in common. First they are designed to be light weight and snug fitting. Unless you are very close to your hiking companion you may want to choose a 3 person tent. Their design is not to require stakes which makes it easier to relocate within your campsite.
MAJOR BRANDS AND MODELS:
Coleman Hooligan 2, ALPS Mountaineering Zephyr 2, Tahoe Gear Hiker 2, Sierra Designs Lightning HT 3, Eureka Apex 2XT, Wenzel Current Hiker, Eureka Apex 2, Slumberjack 2, Texsport Saguaro Bivy Shelter, Kelty Salida 2, Emergency Mylar Thermal Blankets, Kelty Grand Mesa 2, Happy Camper Two, Nemo Equipment Espri Ultralight, Eureka! Solitaire, Eureka! Spitfire, Kelty Salida 4, Asolo Equipment Astro 3, Mountain Trails Current Hiker, Sierra Designs Clip Flashlight 2, Ledge Scorpion Two, Stansport Scout

CHILDREN TENTS FOR CAMPING
DETAILS:
Children tents are really play tents. They are not designed for the outdoor harsh climate. If you want a separate tent for the children while camping choose a small 1 to 2 person dome tent. Most children tents are designed for the indoor play area.
MAJOR BRANDS AND MODELS:
Pacific Play Tents Super Duper, Pacific Play Tents Safari Tent, Green Child Canopy Castle, Pacific Play Tents Me Too Play, Pacific Play Tents Under the Sea Cabana, Discovery Kids Indoor/Outdoor Play Tent, Childrens Indoor CIRCUS TENT, Ikea Cirkustalt Children's Play Tent, Indoor/ Outdoor Princess, Melissa & Doug Tootle Turtle, Ladybug Tent, One Touch Tent, Playhut Beauty Boutique, Lil Nursery Tent, Knight's Playhouse - Castle Play Tent, AGPtek Kids Pop up Tent, Girl's Playhouse Pink Princess Castle, Caterpillar Tunnel- Indoor/Outdoor Pop Up

DINING AND TENT ENCLOSURES
DETAILS:
Dining and tent enclosures are not designed for sleeping but more for dining or sitting outside. Models with screens are great for keeping the bugs away. Smaller tent enclosures are great for a private shower or toilet. Since most don't come with a floor you may want to use a tarp for the floor.
MAJOR BRANDS AND MODELS:
ShelterLogic 10 x 20- Feet Canopy Enclosure, Guide Gear Pop - up Privacy Shelter, Stansport Cabana Privacy Shelter, Texsport Hilo Hut Privacy Shelter, Coleman 12 x 10 Hex Instant Screened Shelter, Stearns SunShower Enclosure, TexSport - Deluxe Camp Shower Shelter, Grand Trunk Quick-Set Privacy Shelter, ShelterLogic 10x20, ZODI Outback Gear I.Hut, Browning Camping Privacy Shelter, Matter of Time Instant Privacy Pop Up Shelter, Frikon 6' x 6' x 6' Pop Up Screen Room, Undercover 10' X 10' Aluminum, Portable Privacy Shower Toilet Camping, Eureka! Northern Breeze - Screen House, King Canopy EPA1PBS20WH, Frikon 12 x 12 Hexagonal Screen Room, ShelterLogic 12 x 26- Feet Canopy, E-Z Up Screen Room for a 10'x10' Dome