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4-person camping tents are a must-have for family or group camping trips. Whether you’re a full-sized family of four or simply a couple camping with dogs (or lots of extra gear for packrafting, climbing, or other wild adventures), a 4-person tent is a great choice to add a bit of extra space and comfort for your next group camping trip. While they may be larger than our 2-person offerings, the best 4-person tents for camping are still lightweight, compact, and durable, lasting for many seasons to come.
How to choose a camping tent for four people
The best camping tents for four people aren’t just a great idea for families. Even if you’re a party of two on a car camping trip, or heading on an adventure where you’ll be packing extra gear (for hunting or fishing expeditions), the extra space offered by a 4-person tent can come in handy.
If you’re looking to choose a camping tent specifically for four campers, first consider both the time of year you’ll be camping and the style of camping you’ll be doing. If you’re camping in winter, or cold, harsh conditions, you’ll need a four-season tent. In that case, you should opt for our best selling Pinnacle 4-Person 4-Season Tent, a durable and lightweight option at 12 pounds. If you’re simply looking for a summer camping tent, or one that can handle mellow spring and fall conditions, the Lookout 4-Person 3-Season Tent is another popular option, even if it is slightly heavier at 12.9 lbs.
What size tent should I get for a family of four?
For a family of four, you’ll definitely want a 4-person tent, at a minimum. If you’ll also be camping with pets, need extra space for rambunctious small children, or are packing extra gear (like snowshoes, climbing gear, inflatable kayaks, hunting equipment, or other camping accessories) then you’ll likely need a larger tent than a standard 4-person model. A 5-person or 6-person tent for camping, and beyond, would be a more suitable choice.
What is the best 4-person tent?
The Pinnacle 4-Person 4-Season Tent is our top-rated 4-person tent and the best choice for year-round camping adventures. This 4-person tent is designed for year-round use, from frigid winter temps to warm summer climes. It features a large door for easy entry and exit, along with a vestibule for additional storage. Reflective piping provides nighttime visibility, the PowerLight aluminum tent poles are extremely lightweight, and the Ripstop polyester shell protects in even the harshest of conditions.