It can seem very romantic to you when you think of traveling and camping on the hill with your family. Your wife, kids and friends are with you and all of you want to snuggle and experience the night sky and stars. What about staying at night then? You need a family tent right?

There are hundreds of choices for you when you buy a travel tent. However, before you do that I want to tell you some facts about camping tent, specially for family camping tent.

Therefore, when you are choosing a tent you must keep these facts in your mind.

1. Ease of setup, good standing room and it can hold to the ground during the air blows hard.
2. Tents are either box shaped or doom shape. The Dome shape holds much firmer in the strong wind, while the square or box shape has more space to consider.
3. Family tents will always need a big flat surface to put on. I am talking about 4-14 peoples tent.
4. The more you spend the better tent you get.

Now think what you want. When you are going to choose the dome shape ones they will have lesser space inside, but good to stand in sandy and windy condition, even on small storm. The square tents will give you more space and view, but cannot withhold longer in the windy situation.

Let us go back to our best 4 choices.

1. Coleman Sundome 4-Person Tent

This tent is dome shape and good to go with four people. As it is for four people, it can be set up on a small surface area comparing to other bigger tents.

The general specs for this tent are as bellow:

  • It is designed to setup within 15 minutes, Snag-free, continuous pole sleeves for easy setup
  • Spacious interior 9 ft. x 7 ft. footprint, 4 ft. 11 in. center height
  • WeatherTec system’s patented welded floors and inverted seams help keep water out
  • Ground vent and large windows move air up and out, so you are always getting fresh air without problem.
  • Storage pockets keep gear organized
  • Sleeps 4 people
  • 59″ center height
  • 8.5 mm fiberglass poles
  • Floor 1000D Polyethylene
  • Electric access port

This can be one of the best family tents if you have only two kids. Good for a small family. You can check out the full specification and some of the reviews here.

At least you will check this cheap family tent before you go for any pricy solution. Some user say they do not find any difference between $500 tent and this Coleman Sundome 4-Person Tent.

2. Wenzel Blue Ridge Seven Person Tent

This is my second choice. The tent design is unique and looks kind of sexy to me. The specs are as follows

  • Inside area is 117 square feet
  • Top height 72 inches
  • Weight: 18 pounds and 2 ounces
  • One entrance
  • Have 3 windows
  • It is perfect for 7 people

Inside this tent, seven people can fit comfortably and you can have a zip able compartment too. Depending on your needs you can divide the tent in one or two compartments. The tent looks roomier inside than you can see from outside. This can be a perfect family tent in cheap price for summer. The waterproof material also keeps you safe and dry even it rains for weeks.

3. Elite Waterproof Double layer Outdoor 8 Person Instant Camping Cabin Family Tent

General Specs:

01. D-shape front door allows for easy in and out for an adult – 8 metal stakes and 6 ropes for sturdy fixing.
02. Polyester Flysheets with extra UV resistant treatment on fabric for added protection against damaging UV rays
03. Great for family car campers, scout leaders, extended camping trips and easy to transport
04. High density and rip-stop 190T polyester rainfly and 210D oxford waterproof ground sheet
05. Easy to setup within 10 minutes only

Tent has 2 doors and 2 windows. The inside can be divided into two compartment also. The price and the water proofing quality is the noticeable feature for this tent. You can get a tent of this size for only $100. This is quite good when I compare to other options in the market.

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

This tent looks like the hobbits house from outside. Good to go with a large family or a group of friends. general Specs are as follows.

  • 3 Doors are available for better privacy. One is in the center and two on the sides.
  • You love the view? No problem, it has six windows for that panoramic view.
  • Leakage prevention facility with taped fly
  • You can easily fit 3 queen size air mattresses inside and still have some room for instruments.
  • Tent is pre-built with 3-Rooms, Sleeps 10 measures: 20′ x 10′.

All in one this is another perfect solution for a group or large family. May be better for wild life photographers.

Let me know what you think should be added in the list as a cheap deals for the travel tents.

What's your thought?