10 Best 10 Person Tents:
Definitive Review (Buyer’s Guide) (2020)

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Looking for the best 10 Person Tent Review?

Good, you’ve found it.

We took the 23 of the best selling 10 person tents on the market today on an epic camp trip for this ultimate review.

Our Goal.

To pick the top 10 best 10 person tests.

You’ll sure to find the perfect choice for your next huge campout!

In this review, we’ll be looking at the following:

  • Important features to look out for when shopping for a 10 person tent
  • A detailed guide to some of the best 10 person tents on the market, along with the pros and cons of each model
  • A detailed Buyers Guide that dives in-depth on each model, its specifications and our testing methods
  • Much, much more!

We’ve been around the block for a while, (we like to think of ourselves as ‘wise’ and ‘experienced’ – never old) and we have a pretty good idea of what we’re looking for in any given tent.

However, this was our first time handling these 10 person tents (aka ‘beasts’!), which gave us some… unique challenges.

Given the size of these tents, we weren’t able to run them through the same gauntlet of challenges we normally use for our tent reviews (there were no weekend backpacking trips this time around).

However, sticking with the spirit of the tents we’re reviewing, we looked to test the five most important factors for big tents:

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Durability
  • Weather Resistance
  • Comfort

While we might normally also include “Versatility” on the list, we knew that all our tents would rate broadly similarly in this metric (not very well), since they are all the same capacity and similar dimensions.

As usual, we’ll score each of our ten tents on these metrics, then tally these points up for the tent’s overall score.

At the end of the review, we’ll rank all ten for each metric, then for their final scores, giving you an idea of the best tent among the competition.

Let’s get started!

Big Tents… Big Opportunities, remember.

Anyone who has ever owned a big tent knows there’s a certain luxury to this sort of camping.

Stretching out beneath a huge nylon canopy, loaded with air mattresses, internal lighting, and enough room to stand… life doesn’t get much better than this.

It’s this search for luxury that drives the design of many of the best 10 man camping tents: the idea that there is more to camping than curling up inside a tiny, cramped backpacking tent that you need to crawl out of just to escape.

For that reason, tent designs that maximize your comfort – while staying tough enough to weather whatever comes your way – have tapped into what makes a 10 person tent truly special.

All that said, these tents also come with their share of problems as well. To fit 10 people in your tent is no mean feat – it requires a huge amount of both internal and external space.

Think about it:

Some tents market themselves as 10 person, but can only realistically fit seven or eight. Others focus so much on their internal space and innovative designs that they become too huge to pitch anywhere but the most generous campsites.

With that in mind, being able to identify which tents are both true to their description and worth every inch and dime – will go a long way towards you finding your next tent, whether you’re hoping for plenty of family campouts, or a party in the woods.

We’ve had an amazing time testing each of these tents – plus others that didn’t make the cut -, making plenty of great memories along the way.

And even though we’ve spent a few nights outside, we’re constantly surprised by some of the amazing new designs that grace the market each season.

And the Good news?

I’ll make sure to point out any interesting or helpful features the manufacturer included with their tents, as well as the ones we weren’t so keen on.

I also include product specifications, to give you a better idea of the tent’s internal space, how much it weighs, and how many seasons it can be used.

These specifications come alongside a general list of pros and cons, based on our team’s experience with the tent.

Ready?

Then let’s get to it!

Best 10 Person Tent For Hunting

 1 – Browning Big Horn Tent

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Value for Money
8
Ease of Use
10
Durability
9
Weather Resistance
9
Comfort
10
Overall Score
92
  • Manufacturer: Browning
  • Dimensions: 87.00 x 120.00 x 180.00 in
  • Weight: 34.60 lbs
  • Color: Multi-Color
  • Living Capacity: 10

Bottom Line : An all-around excellent tent, with great weather resistance, an easy setup and a high ceiling

Pros


  • Very high ceiling throughout the tent
  • Great ventilation
  • Full mesh ceiling for clear nights
  • Polyester rainfly

Cons


  • Straight walls are less wind resistant
  • Not as expansive as some other ten person tents

There’s something special about cabin tents, and something downright transcendent about cabin tents that work super well.

The Browning Big Horn Tent falls into the latter camp and tops the list for our top-rated 10 person tents.

Browning is one of the largest names in the outdoors business, and they’ve built a multi-century name for themselves by producing some of the best outdoorsman gear of all time.

And the Bighorn is a worthy addition to their arsenal.

Cabin tents are great for a couple of reasons.

Aesthetically, their straight walls and pointed roofs give you the sense you’re in your home away from home, and the high walls give you amazing ceiling clearance throughout the entire tent.

However, those high walls give more surface area for gusts of wind, and some cabin tents suffer when it comes to weather resistance.

Luckily…

…Browning put significant effort into weatherproofing this tent.

The polyester rainfly that covers the top of the tent, sweats less than nylon and also has a better lifespan and durability throughout tough weather conditions. Learn more about different tent fabrics here.

The tent also comes with all the standard accommodations on the inside, including mesh pockets and a straight wall divider to split your room into two sleeping areas.

And let’s not forget the ventilation.

It’s certainly one of the highlights of this tent.

The entire ceiling is made of durable mesh, giving you the opportunity to remove the rainfly and enjoy a full canopy of stars during warm summer nights. There are also six large windows, for even better airflow.

In the end, the quality of this tent speaks for itself, and we really had to split hairs to find anything wrong with it.

By nature of the tent’s design, the straight walls mean a little more movement during gusts of wind.

Additionally, we found the internal space would, again, probably fit eight people better.

But you can still fit 10, with a squeeze.

It was a pleasure to award this tent our Editor’s Choice.

Read Full Review: Browning Big Horn Tent

Best 10 Person Canvas Tent

2 – Core Tent

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Value for Money
10
Ease of Use
8
Durability
7
Weather Resistance
7
Comfort
8
Overall Score
80
  • Manufacturer: Core
  • Dimensions: 86.00 x 168.00 x 120.00 in
  • Weight: 28.43 lbs
  • Color: Multi-Color
  • Living Capacity: 10

Bottom Line : A great tent for casual camping at the best price

Pros


  • Great price point for size
  • Good ceiling height
  • Good water resistance
  • Innovative carry bag

Cons


  • Straight walls are less wind resistant
  • Nit as durable as other models

Finding a really good value tent can be tough.

In many cases, the very best tents on the market also come with a prohibitive price tag, and you’re left just saving your money for the day when you can afford one.

On the other hand, what keeps 10 man tents cheap is often their nemeses, and you may end up replacing yours multiple times over the years, wasting so much more money in the long term.

Which is why it’s so valuable to find a good-quality tent at a great price point.

This doesn’t happen often, but when it does, we certainly take note.

The Core 10 Person Tent may seem like a basic addition to the list, but it’s an excellent price point and it’s relative strength in some of our other metrics gives it a strong position on the list.

Like the Bighorn, this is a cabin tent, featuring the trademark straight walls and tall ceiling.

And like the Bighorn, this tent has plenty of windows, great ventilation and a wall divider for some camping privacy.

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…this tent is also a couple of pounds lighter than most others on the list, which adds to the tent’s portability.

Taking it down is made easier with an expandable bag, which lets you really pack up quickly when you’re ready to go, without struggling against (and potentially damaging) your bag in the process.

Yeah, we’ve all been there trying to fit our round pegs in square holes… bonser.

The tent is made mostly from nylon, which is common enough with most tents.

This, combined with its straight walls, does mean less weather resistance and possibly a shorter overall lifespan.

That said, the price of this tent completely makes up for this one negative quality.

You’ll love it, like us.

Read Full Review: Core 10 Person Instant Cabin Tent

Best 10 Person Tent For Winter

3 – Coleman WeatherMaster

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Value for Money
8
Ease of Use
9
Durability
10
Weather Resistance
10
Comfort
8
Overall Score
90
  • Manufacturer: Coleman
  • Dimensions: 10.23 x 30.31 x 10.23 in
  • Weight: 31.00 lbs
  • Color: Brown
  • Living Capacity: 10

Bottom Line : A really tough tent that doesn’t sacrifice comfort for durability

Pros


  • Very durable
  • Great weather resistance in all conditions
  • Fairly easy setup
  • Good center height

Cons


  • Conditions can be cramped for 10 people
  • No front porch/ screened area

Our Top Pick always goes to something special, and the WeatherMaster 10 Person Tent from Coleman is no exception to our rule.

This tent is built like a tank on the outside.

In other words, it’s clear the designers wanted to excel at one thing and succeeded brilliantly.

It’s rare you find a tent design with such a clear vision in every aspect.

From the first second our team laid eyes on this tent, we knew exactly how well it would stand up to weather, and how comfortable we’d sleep that night.

Indeed, the tent looks like a beefy fortress on the outside – with a tough, weatherproof exterior, colored in a military tan-and-brown – able to hold up to just about anything that comes your way.

But wait, let me tell you something.

This impression was quickly confirmed when, on our first night in the wilderness, we got caught in quite a thunderstorm.

Inside, however, we barely felt a ripple.

None of the three inches of rain penetrated into our sleeping quarters, and we never worried about the wind as it glanced harmlessly off the angled corners of the tent.

As for the tent’s interior

…there are definitely a couple of features worth noting as well.

The tent is advertised as able to accommodate three air mattresses – which we found to be accurate.

There are also angled windows and plenty of mesh pocket space for wallets and car keys.

In particular…

…the angled windows were a really nice touch: they ensured we were able to get fresh air throughout the entire night (let’s be honest, sleeping alongside 9 others after a day of hiking can be a trial unto itself), whether it was raining or not.

However, three mattresses don’t provide enough sleeping space for 10 people.

Generally, we found we could fit two — maybe three bodies per mattress, kids of course.

Taking the mattresses out, we were able to cram 10 people inside this tent but it was a bit too tight for comfort.

We might more accurately describe it as an 8-10 person tent.

All-in-all, this was our only gripe with the tent, and it was a relatively small one.

The tent’s excellent weather resistance, durability, and internal accommodations kept it at the top of the list for us.

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Best 10 Person Camping Tents

4 – Mountain Trails Tent

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Value for Money
9
Ease of Use
9
Durability
7
Weather Resistance
6
Comfort
8
Overall Score
78
  • Manufacturer: Mountain Trails
  • Dimensions: 18 x 10 x 6.3”
  • Weight: 3.53 lbs
  • Color: Multi
  • Living Capacity: 10

Bottom Line : A very spacious tent at a great price, perfect for camping in low winds

Pros


  • Great price point
  • Very sizeable
  • Excellent weight to size ratio
  • Good ceiling height for a dome tent

Cons


  • No effective wall divider
  • Less weather resistance during harsh weather

The Mountain Trails Grand Pass is their flagship 10 person tent and provides a ton of space at an amazing price for anyone interested in starting their camping adventures.

Indeed, this tent provides everything a new camper could need – lots of floor space, solid ceiling clearance, and room for all your buddies. It’s also very easy to set up – and gets easier with practice.

What we found so enticing about this tent was the fact that it actually fit 10 of us.

Comfortably.

Tent manufacturers have a nasty habit of continually scaling back the amount of space allotted to each person as their tents get bigger.

A 2 person tent might provide 3-4 feet per person, while a 12 person tent might mean less than 2!

However:

This never caused any issues for us with the F. All 10 of us were able to lay down inside, without feeling like our personal space had been invaded by the guy next door.

And when it comes to the luxury of a 10 person tent, that really can’t count enough.

Unfortunately…

…this tent fell short when it came to weather resistance.

We had read a couple of reviews mentioning “flattening” during heavy winds, but that didn’t prepare us for a gusty night in the Salt Flats

This tent doesn’t hold up well during gusts, and when those gusts are combined with rain, this can cause some serious leakage.

On less windy nights, the tent’s water resistance is actually really solid, so you should be fine as long as the wind doesn’t pick up.

Bottom Line:

Overall, this tent is great for a night in the woods, but you should avoid open, windy spaces if possible.

Read Full Review: Mountain Trails Grand Pass Tent

Best 10 Person Waterproof Tent

5 – NTK Arizona GT

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Value for Money
7
Ease of Use
9
Durability
10
Weather Resistance
10
Comfort
8
Overall Score
88
  • Manufacturer: NTK
  • Dimensions: 80.76 x 208.68 x 96.48 in
  • Weight: 26.45 lbs
  • Color: Multi
  • Living Capacity: 10

Bottom Line : An incredibly high-quality tent, great for years and years of camping with the family

Pros


  • Very durable
  • Strong weather resistance due to design
  • Very light for its size
  • Mosquito mesh throughout the tent

Cons


  • Very high price point
  • Less internal space than other tents

While we already named our Editor’s Choice, that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a close contest. Indeed, the NTK Arizona GT was so close as to be almost an award winner for us.

What makes this tent so enticing is the confidence that clearly went into its design.

NTK isn’t a complete ‘unknown’ in the camping world, but they also don’t pump out products at the same rate as Coleman, Ozark Trail or some of the other huge tent manufacturers.

Rather, the company has clearly decided on a “Quality Over Quantity” approach, and their philosophy shines through with this tent.

For Starters…

…the Arizona is a tunnel tent, a design which has been popular abroad and is finally making its way in the US.

By and large, these tents are a step-up over the traditional dome tents, with excellent weather resistance due to their aerodynamic and compact shape.

This, combined with a clear emphasis on the tent’s durability (reinforced poles, polyethylene floor, polyester mesh) makes for one tough tent!

This is crazy:

Even though this tent can be used in almost any situation, and holds up well in extreme weather, it’s really marketed as a family tent.

This makes sense, since it’s the perfect tent to use with a growing family over the years, and it’s tough enough to last as the children grow up.

However:

The two areas where tunnel tents commonly fall short are price and roominess.

Typically, these tents are much more compact than dome tents, meaning you get less space on the inside.

This is the case with the Arizona, though it can easily fit 9 people (as advertised) and can squeeze for 10, and easily fit 10 if children are involved.

As for the cost of the tent, there’s really no avoiding the hefty price tag, when you create a tent of this quality.

The price was actually the factor that ultimately edged this 10 person tent off the list for Editor’s Choice.

But given the amount of use you’ll get from this tent over the years, it will be worth every cent.

Read Full Review: NTK Arizona GT

Best Lightweight 10 Person Tent

6 – Ozark Trail

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Value for Money
9
Ease of Use
10
Durability
7
Weather Resistance
7
Comfort
8
Overall Score
82
  • Manufacturer: Ozark Trail
  • Dimensions: 78.00 x 165.00 x 120.00 in
  • Weight: 20.00 lbs
  • Color: Dark Grey
  • Living Capacity: 10

Bottom Line : A spacious and well-ventilated cabin tent, good for the occasional family campout

Pros


  • Very, very light for its size
  • Easy setup features
  • Cool interior during the summer
  • Lots of windows and ventilation

Cons


  • Not very durable – tent wears down over time
  • Less insulation for colder nights

Ozark Trail’s 10 Person Tent must always be on your radar when you’re shopping around for large 10 person tents.

In many ways, this tent is the baseline from which you can compare all your other options.

After all, the tent comes at a really solid price for its size, and its cabin style provides plenty of standing space, and enough sleeping area for 8 large people, and 10 if you’re camping with the chippers.

What this tent excels at…

…are the comfort features that draw more casual camping crews – many of whom are looking for a huge tent to house their family or friends.

Ozark Trail has really cracked the code when it comes to pop-up camping, and the fact you can have a 10 person tent up and ready to go in less than two minutes is a massive accomplishment.

The tent also has awesome ventilation, with 8 windows, two of which serve as skylights.

However:

The tent falls short on quality.

You can easily get many good seasons out of this tent, but there is a higher likelihood of rips and tears over the years.

With so much ventilation, insulation during colder camping seasons can be a problem as well. Taking this tent out in mid-spring, we found ourselves waking up a bit chilly each morning.

Ultimately, this is a great tent for those who aren’t planning on many extended camping trips each season.

If you’re going to get the guys together once or twice in the summer, this is the tent for you, and it’ll do the job perfectly!

Read Full Review: Ozark Trail 10 Person Tent

Best 3 Room 10 Person Tent

7 – Wenzel Tent

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Value for Money
10
Ease of Use
8
Durability
7
Weather Resistance
6
Comfort
8
Overall Score
78
  • Manufacturer: Wenzel
  • Dimensions: 12.00 x 33.00 x 16.00 in
  • Weight: 33.07 lbs
  • Color: Multi
  • Living Capacity: 10

Bottom Line : A roomy and tall tent, perfect for creating your home away from home

Pros


  • Excellent ceiling height
  • Great value for quality
  • Very roomy
  • Includes an extension cord port

Cons


  • A bit on the heavier side
  • Not very water-resistant

When we stepped into our Wenzel Timber Ridge, we felt a huge sense of relief.

We’d finally found a tent that easily fits 10 people.

With 250 square feet of floor space, you can stretch out and enjoy your personal bubble, whether you’re on the floor or have decided to throw a couple of air mattresses inside.

Alongside the excellent floor space, the cabin tent ceiling feels miles away when you lay down, adding the sense of roominess in the tent’s interior.

Now:

For the size of the tent, the setup isn’t as hard as you might expect.

True, the tent doesn’t come with the pop-up features that some other cabin tents include.

But the intuitive design makes it easy for even inexperienced campers to figure out.

The good news…

…even with the lofty space, it’s not all bare inside: the tent comes with an ample 6 windows, several hooks for hanging lanterns, and even a port for an extension cord if you’re camping on an electric site.

The extension cord port is a pretty interesting feature too.

This spacious beauty is best used for casual, fun summer camping trips with your family or friends, but won’t stand up to rough weather.

Indeed:

This was our only real complaint with the tent.

When we pitched up for a night in the backyard, a surprise rainstorm swept through.

And though the ceiling and walls held up reasonably well in the wind, the seams in the corners of the tent did show signs of leakage.

For its price and size alone, this tent is a great option.

As with many tents you just need to make sure you spray extra sealant and waterproofer on any suspicious seams before you take your Wenzel Tent out!

Read Full Review: Wenzel Timber Ridge 10

Cheap 10 Person Tent

8 – Timber Ridge Tent

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Value for Money
10
Ease of Use
7
Durability
8
Weather Resistance
7
Comfort
8
Overall Score
80
  • Manufacturer: Timber Ridge
  • Dimensions: 80.00 x 168.00 x 120.00 in
  • Weight: 26.00 lbs
  • Color: Multi
  • Living Capacity: 10

Bottom Line : A great tent for family camping on a budget!

Pros


  • Good ventilation
  • Excellent price
  • Good ceiling clearance
  • Helpful room divider that works well

Cons


  • Weaker weather resistance (water resistance in particular)
  • Less long-term durability than other tents

When camping becomes a large enough part of your life, you can begin to lose sight of the woods for the trees.

Sometimes, it’s important to remember the fundamentals of camping, without getting bogged down in the search for the most recent gear, the trendiest gadgets and the most exotic campouts (all of which usually come with a heavy price tag attached).

In many ways, The Timber Ridge Large Family Tent reminded me of this point:

Good, simple, inexpensive camping.

At the end of the day, this tent has exactly what it needs.

It has enough space for your family, or a decently-sized group of friends (ten is a bit of stretch, from our experience though).

The manufacturers also put a ton of emphasis on ventilation, and it was clear that this tent was designed with those perfect summer nights in mind.

Even in the middle of July, we were able to get a nice breeze flowing through the tent, keeping us cool throughout the night.

As with many of the larger tents, there is a wall divider for privacy, changing, etc. and this one works pretty well.

There are no silhouettes, and the divider attached easily and securely for an extended period.

And… that’s it.

Rather than ratchet up the price tag with generally useless features, Timber Ridge has created a simple tent at a great price.

All of that said, that low, low price does come with its own issues.

For one, weather resistance is not its top-selling point.

From our experience, the tent held up pretty well in the wind, but definitely experienced some leakage from the front door area.

This is due to the cheaper materials and stitching of this tent and is a common issue among cheaper tents.

However:

This doesn’t necessarily mean your tent will have the same issues.

By and large, the lower price simply means there’ll be more variation in the average experience.

In our case, the winds and rains were particularly bad, so we can be a little forgiving.

Over time, this tent will show its age more than others, especially if you’re using it regularly.

So this is a really great tent if you’re only planning a few trips each year.

Read Full Review: Timber Ridge Tent

Best 10 Person Instant Tent With Rooms

9 – Core Cabin Tent

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Value for Money
8
Ease of Use
10
Durability
7
Weather Resistance
7
Comfort
10
Overall Score
84
  • Manufacturer: Core
  • Dimensions: 11.00 x 48.00 x 12.00 in
  • Weight: 33.43 lbs
  • Color: Multi
  • Living Capacity: 10

Bottom Line : The perfect tent for relaxing with the whole family

Pros


  • Screened front area
  • Good ventilation
  • Incredibly quick and easy setup
  • Mesh ceiling great for stargazing

Cons


  • Lots of light coming through the ceiling
  • Weaker weather and rain resistance

It was hard to justify putting two Core 10 person tents on the same list.

However:

The good cost-to-quality ratio of the basic 10 person tent really impressed us, and the addition of a screened living area was a huge game-changer for this tent.

The Core Cabin Tent is very similar in many areas to our other Core – its internal dimensions are almost identical, though the weight and external size are fairly different.

Mostly, what sets these tents apart are…

… two huge features that really expand the capabilities of the tent: the pop-up mechanism, and the front porch area.

First and foremost, I really can’t overstate how great it is to throw up a huge tent – 10 person capacity is a big beast – in a couple of minutes.

This is particularly helpful when you arrive at your campsite after the sun has already gone down, as it avoids having to fumble around in the dark with tent poles and stakes.

For convenience’s sake, this is huge.

However, the pop-up features do add to the tent’s weight and its size when packed.

Also very nice, is the tent’s sitting area.

This was screened in, to avoid bugs, overzealous wind, and rain.

We were able to fit four camp chairs inside this sitting area and may have been able to squeeze a fifth.

This feature is a huge addition to the comfort and relaxation you’re probably hoping to achieve when you buy your 10 person tent.

However:

 Like the Core that came before, this one has issues with rain resistance.

This is particularly problematic, since you will be paying for these more expensive features, and the price is a bit higher than its predecessor. Just don’t forget to waterproof it before you hit the road.

Another minor annoyance was that our rain fly was thinner, and striped with lighter colors, meaning the morning sun came through almost immediately, heating the inside of the tent and waking us up a bit earlier than expected.

But beyond these small(ish) gripes, we were able to have a few very solid nights with this tent, and really enjoyed the extra features Core included.

Read Full Review: Core 10 Person Instant Cabin Tent

Best 10 Person Family Tent

10 – Tahoe Gear Tent

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Value for Money
10
Ease of Use
8
Durability
9
Weather Resistance
9
Comfort
7
Overall Score
86
  • Manufacturer: Alpha Camp
  • Dimensions: 18’x 10.5′, Height: 7’
  • Weight: 23 lbs
  • Color: Multi
  • Living Capacity: 10

Bottom Line : A very durable and weather-resistant tent for its price

Pros


  • Great price
  • Good weather and rain resistance
  • Great ceiling height throughout tent
  • Easy and intuitive setup

Cons


  • Requires staking to maintain shape
  • Not enough room for 10 people

When it comes to large tents like these, the price is usually an accurate indicator of how well the tent will perform when its boundaries are tested.

With that in mind, we didn’t have very high hopes for Tahoe Gear’s Olympia 10 Person Tent. The price was just too good.

BUT:

One rainy weekend later, we’d be singing this tent’s praises (both on this list and to our friends and family).

This tent is an incredibly solid budget option for anyone hosting a large campout.

What makes this tent particularly memorable is its toughness, despite a price that would indicate otherwise.

The tent didn’t leak whatsoever during our rainy night, and a lack of fabric sweating meant we were able to escape without any moisture inside the tent.

The tent also held up well in the wind – shifting occasionally, but holding its form admirably.

We’re not through yet…

Two design issues were the only thing keeping this tent out of the running for a TopNotch award.

First, the tent relies on its stakes to maintain its shape – which is a huge issue for anyone camping on rocky ground.

The tent’s other attributes would indicate a great tent for most climates and environments, but this fact alone makes the tent less convenient than it should otherwise be.

Likewise, the space of this tent is really not adequate for 10 people (we would rate it as an 8 to 10 person tent instead).

This is a common issue for tents of this size, but the Olympia was particularly bad.

However, it was clear to our entire group that the pros of this tent outweighed these few issues, and we would absolutely recommend this tent to pretty much anyone – novice and pro alike.

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Why Trust Us?

You’ve made it this far, which means you now have a good idea what you’ll be getting from each of these ten man tents.

However, it’s just as important you know exactly why you can trust my opinion on all of this.

I’ve been camping, hiking, skiing and biking for the better part of two decades, from solo trips in Montana to annual family camping on Cape Cod.

On my end, though, I’ve always preferred the group camping aspect.

There’s nothing like getting together with my friends for a week in the woods – whether we’re in the Colorado Rockies or our old stomping grounds in Upstate New York.

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And regardless of the destination, we always need a place to call home for the night.

The bottom line is, I’ve spent a lot of time in a whole range of big tents: tents that leaked, tents with rips and tears, and tents that gave me some of the best sleep I’ve ever had.

Now it’s my turn to share some of my wisdom with you!

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Buyers Guide:

How To Choose The Best 10 Person Tent

Large Tent

 

As with any tent, the first thing you want to consider is the type of camping you have in mind. The best tent for you may not be the best tent for the next guy or gal.

If you have a specific trip in mind, think about the local weather, climate, and geography of the area. Rocky and windy areas will require a more durable tent, while rainy areas should have solid weather resistance.

If you don’t have any specific trips planned, it’s better to err on the side of a tougher tent, since you could end up in many different situations.

You should also consider how often you plan on camping, and invest in a more durable tent if you’re going to be out in the woods fairly often.

Part of that consideration is also your budget.

Larger tents can get expensive – a consequence of more material being used – so be careful to set aside a specific target in $$$ before you start.

Luckily for you, there are plenty of large, good-quality camping tents at reasonable prices.

What Are The Different Types Of 10 Person Tent?

The largest distinction between different 10 person tents is the style.

Broadly speaking, 10 person tents are split into two main styles: cabin and dome. Each style offers its own pros and cons to the general camping experience.

Dome tents generally offer better wind resistance, since they are sloped, and therefore more aerodynamic when the wind is blowing.

However:

Their lower ceiling is less convenient for moving around inside the tent, and they can be less intuitive to set up.

Cabin tents have straight walls and high ceilings, which make it much easier to navigate the inside of your tent. However, these walls create an easy surface for wind to push against, and they generally use more material, which can result in a heavier tent.

How To Take Care Of Your Tent

Since all the tents of this list are made from nylon, they don’t require much upkeep and maintenance. A few simple steps can ensure your tent stays in good condition for a very long time.

Now:

Always make sure you air out your tent before and after you go camping.

This is especially true if you were rained on during the previous trip: setting up and drying your tent on the next sunny day will prevent any growth of mold and mildew, which can harm both your tent and anyone sleeping inside.

Always completely disassemble your tent before storing it. If possible, also return it to the carrying bag that came with the tent.

However, these bags are sometimes too tight a fit – you can also use a waterproof tote or a duffle bag.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q : What To Know Before Buying A Tent?

A : You should always pay attention to the tent’s specifications, and choose a tent that will comfortably fit everyone in your party, as well as your gear.

Also have an idea of where you want to go camping, as local climate may determine how durable and weather resistant your tent needs to be.

Q : Which Is The Best Tent Brand?

A : Different brands offer different quality tents and prices. By and large, every brand featured in this review can be trusted to produce solid tents, though the specific quality and cost depend on the model you’re looking at.

Q : What Is The Most Waterproof Tent?

A : Of all the tents we tested, the Coleman WeatherMaster was the most waterproof.

Round Up

With our TopNotch Buyers Guide, you now have all the tools to make a great decision on your next 10 person tent!

NOW…

We’ve compiled all our ratings below, so you can see how each tent compares to the others in the field.

That way, you can find the best tent for your budget… just raise a glass to us when you and your buds are out in the woods enjoying the Great Outdoors!

Our Analysis, Comparisons & Test Results

Value for Money

This metric is mostly a comparison of those price tags.

Since all tents are roughly the same size, we mostly measured the price against any added accommodations and the overall quality of the tent.

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Value for Money Rating

Core Tent
10
Wenzel Tent
10
Timber Ridge Tent
10
Tahoe Gear Tent
10
Mountain Trails Tent
9
Ozark Trail
9
Coleman WeatherMaster
8
Browning Big Horn Tent
8
Core Cabin Tent
8
NTK Arizona Tent GT
7

Ease Of Use

Whether you’re just beginning your camping life, or you’ve spent many nights in the woods, you’ll appreciate a tent with an intuitive and quick setup.

To test this category, we set up each tent (with and without instructions), then gave it to our group of Boy Scouts with less outdoor experience – to do the same.

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Ease Of Use Rating

Browning Big Horn Tent
10
Ozark Trail
10
Core Cabin Tent
10
Coleman WeatherMaster
9
Mountain Trails Tent
9
NTK Arizona GT
9
Core Tent
8
Wenzel Tent
8
Tahoe Gear Tent
8
Timber Ridge Tent
7

Durability

Tents can tear from time to time, and strong winds are known to break tent poles. We push each tent to its limits in order to score this metric accurately.

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Durability Rating

Coleman WeatherMaster
10
NTK Arizona GT
10
Browning Big Horn Tent
9
Tahoe Gear Tent
9
Timber Ridge Tent
8
Core Tent
7
Mountain Trails Tent
7
Ozark Trail
7
Wenzel Tent
7
Core Cabin Tent
7

Weather Resistance

Wind and rain are a tent’s two worst enemies!

We checked to see how each tent handled before giving our rating.

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Weather Resistance Rating

Coleman WeatherMaster
10
NTK Arizona GT
10
Browning Big Horn Tent
9
Tahoe Gear Tent
9
Core Tent
9
Ozark Trail
7
Timber Ridge Tent
7
Core Cabin Tent
7
Mountain Trails Tent
7
Wenzel Tent
6

Comfort

A couple of nights in the woods is enough to tell us how comfortable each tent is.

We also checked each tent for roominess and any added conveniences.

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Comfort Rating

Browning Big Horn Tent
10
Core Cabin Tent
10
Coleman WeatherMaster
8
Core Tent
8
Mountain Trails Tent
8
NTK Arizona GT
8
Ozark Trail
8
Wenzel Tent
8
Timber Ridge Tent
8
Tahoe Gear Tent
7

Our Final Verdict: Best 10 Person Tent

So here we are!

This score is accumulated from all the above categories and will give you a pretty good idea of the tents that performed best across multiple areas.

Browning Big Horn Tent
92%
Coleman Weathermaster
90%
NTK Arizona Tent
88%
Tahoe Gear Tent
86%
Core Cabin Tent
84%
Ozark Trail
82%
Core Tent
80%
Timber Ridge Tent
80%
Mountain Trails Tent
78%
Wenzel Tent
78%

Conclusion: Best 10 Person Tent

Well, you’ve finally made it to the end of our guide – the greatest among 10 person tent reviews!

Thanks so much for reading – you now have all the information you need to find the perfect tent for your next outing.

It’s been a great time for us reviewing each of these tents, we had a ball.

Just remember: given the size of these tents, there are certain ways to maximize your camping experience – see our Buyers Guide for every hint and TopNotch top tip in the book.

Large tents present an awesome way to reconnect with friends, spend quality time with your family, and generally enjoy your life in the woods.

You’re going to love yours.

Here are our top 3 – but you really can’t go wrong with any of our best of the best.

So please… use this guide to find the tent that fits all your friends and family, and which looks like it’ll be the most fun for everyone involved.

We’ve made our choice – now we pass the baton to you to do the same, which one is on your shopping list?

Have fun!

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Browning Big Horn Tent
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Coleman WeatherMaster