Here is a list of the top family camping tents with a full rain fly, which are appropriate for at least 3-season camping, are very trustworthy, and are simple to set up.
Terminology for camping tents with rain fly
- Some single-layer family camping tents are water-resistant on the inside and outside. You have no fly in this situation. The Nemo Wagontop tent and the Coleman Instant tent are typical examples of this type. Such a design has both positive and negative aspects, such as a good packed size (due to less material) on one hand and the issue of condensation on the other.
- Some different designs have water-resistant walls and a mesh rooftop. This design is appropriate for family camping tents with much better air circulation. As a result, the roof mesh must be protected, and these tents only have a minimal fly on the roof.
Such tents are available in many cabin-style tents and instant tents. When you see such tents, you realize that the minimal fly is also there to allow for unobstructed views through the large windows that are usually present.
However, there are dome tents with such a small fly. You’ll observe that these have a window and a door with a window, so the minimal fly is still present to allow for views. The Core 6-Person Dome tent and the Coleman 6-Person Sundome tent are typical instances of this type.
- The third category includes tents with a full-coverage fly. Because these are fully double-layered designs, you have:
- An inner tent with a lot of mesh.
- A complete fly to protect the interior.
These tents are generally the most dependable structures (assuming the fly is responsible and the seams are fully sealed).
The third category consists primarily (but only sometimes) of dome-style tents, the simplest dome with an X-shaped pole structure or an extended dome shape with the roof extended on one or both sides.
Below is my list of excellent examples of full rain fly camping tents, directed by inner floor area from the smallest to largest.
1. Jack Wolfskin Grand Illusion IV
This Jack Wolfskin Grand Illusion IV tent has a pair of vestibules and a large fly that covers the inner dome tent. The interior floor area of the tent is 53 ft2 (5 m2), but the total protected covered space is 104.3 ft2 (9.77 m2). It has a 4-person capacity and is an actual 2-layer tent with an inner taffeta and a full-coverage fly. I’ve added it to my list of cold-weather camping tents.
This tent combines an extended dome and a tunnel tent, with DAC aluminium poles and a high water-resistant rating. The tent has two doors, two solid windows, and two roofing vents for ventilation. It weighs 14.44 pounds (6.55kg).
2. Vango Apollo 500 Five-Man Tent
Looking at the image above, you can see why this tent is here. This is an extended dome structure with an enormous floored vestibule anchored by one extra pole and located beneath a massive full-coverage fly with an impressive waterproof rating. There are two huge doors, and the tent has solid windows.
The poles are fibreglass in many of the company’s tents. The tent weighs 19.64 lb (8.91 kg), and the inner floored area is 61 ft2 (5.67 m2). This isn’t much, which explains its position on the list. However, a vestibule area of 50 ft2 (4.6 m2) exists. So the total area under protection is 111 ft2 (10.27 m2).
3. NTK Indy GT XL 6-Person Tent
This NTK Indy GT XL 6-Person Tent is a 3-season extended dome tent with a full-coverage fly, 2 large doors, and the awning setup shown in the image. Awning poles are provided. It has a large porch with a removable floor, making it appear like a two-room tent. The interior space is 62.4 ft2 (5.8 m2).
Due to the three vents, the tent has excellent airflow. The poles are fibreglass, and the water-resistant rating is a massive 2500 mm, standard for all tents from this brand.
Additionally, this is an Amazon’s Choice product with an excellent price.
4. Big Agnes Wyoming Trail 4 Person Tent
This tent has two independent tents under its full coverage fly for maximum privacy. The total floor area is only 67.5 ft2 (6.27 m2). However, it includes a large central floorless living room or porch measuring 42 ft2 (3.9 m2) and two vestibules measuring 11 + 11 ft2 (1 + 1 m2).
In other words, the total wrapped area is 131.5 ft2 (12.16 m2), and the tent is only intended for four people. Overall, this is a very abundant camping experience.
High-quality DAC aluminium poles support it, and it features four doors, numerous storage pouches, and a backpack-style transport container. The weight is 22 pounds 5 ounces (10.12 kilograms).
5. Snow Peak Land Nest Dome Medium Tent
This tent has a taffeta inner tent and the full-length shell shown in the picture. So, this is a two-layer framework that provides complete weather protection. Despite the word Dome in the name, this is a tunnel tent suitable for at least three camping seasons.
You have aluminium poles, and the shell has an 1800 mm water-resistant rating. With roof vents and floor vents, the tent is also well-ventilated.
The floored inner area measures approximately 75.3 ft2 (7 m2), but there is also an exterior vestibule, essentially a floorless room measuring about 50.6 ft2 (4.7 m2). So, the total covered and safeguarded space here is about 126 ft2 (11.7 m2), which is enormous. The tent weighs 19.2 pounds (8.7 kilograms).
6. Snow Peak Living Lodge M
This four-season cabin-style structure has a full coverage fly and aluminium poles. The inner tent is relatively tiny, with an interior area of approximately 76 ft2 (7 m2). However, there is a large porch and vestibules, so the total protected area is approximately 239 ft2 (22.1 m2).
This tent is appropriate for any weather. It has a peak height of 7.9 ft (241 cm), which is why it is on my list of very tall camping tents. You’ve got a footprint included. It weighs 52.9 lb (24 kg) and has a capacity of 3-5 people.
7. Snow Peak Alpha Breeze Tent
This is an accurate two-layer framework. So you’ve got a full taffeta inner tent and a massive fly that creates two asymmetric vestibules.
However, it has excellent ventilation. The tent has four doors, each double-layered with mesh and a panel. There are also vents on the inner tent and the fly and additional venting options. As a result, its ventilation is excellent.
The inner floored area is approximately 77.17 ft2 (7.17 m2), but the two vestibules add about 33 ft2 (2.7 + 0.4 m2). With all of this, it is officially designed for four users.
The tent has an excellent water-resistant rating. Thick and robust duralumin poles hold it up. As a result, you are fully protected from the elements in all seasons. The highest point is 73 inches (185 cm).
8. ALPS Mountaineering Taurus 5 Outfitter Tent
Because this is a 5-person tent, the interior space is only 80 ft2 (7.44 m2). However, the two vestibules add 32 ft2 (3.25 m2), bringing the entire safeguarded space to 112 ft2 (10.7 m2), with 22.4 ft2 (2.14 m2) per person. The materials employed for the construction are highly durable; the floor is made of 210D nylon, and the fly is made of 75D polyester. The poles are made of high-grade aluminium.
The floor and fly have a water-resistant grading of 1500 mm, and with such a full fly, you also have complete protection from the elements. Because the inner tent has only tiny mesh sections, it is better suited for a more relaxed environment.
9. Big Agnes Spicer Peak 6 Tent
This tent’s fully enclosed fly creates two vestibules with 15 + 15 ft2 (1.4 + 1.4 m2) of helpful storage space for gear. The dome-style tent is very tall, with a peak height of 80 inches (203 cm).
You have a pair of doors and an interior area of 82 ft2 (7.6 m2). The tent is simple to set up and dependable. High-quality aluminium poles hold it up. You should also be aware that you have 8 storage bags. The weight is 15 pounds 4 ounces (6.92 kilograms).
10. Big Agnes Bunk House 6 Tent
This tent provides more space than you might expect based on its ranking here in the list, where I placed it based on its inner floor area, which is only 83 ft2 (7.7 m2). The total protected area is 139 ft2 (12.9 m2) because of two vestibules.
The tent has two doors and two asymmetric vestibules, allowing for the above awning configuration. The tent is on the list because it has high-quality aluminium poles and a full-cover fly.
There’s a lot more to it; this adaptable design can be configured in various ways, including a unique shelter mode configuration and a unique carry bag design. It’s also worth noting that the peak height of this tent is 81 inches (203 cm).
11. Coleman PEAK1 6-Person Dome Tent
This tent is a well-built dome framework with excellent ventilation, including rooftop vents and a window on the fly. With their WeatherTec Plus system and a water-resistant rating of 2000 mm, its full coverage fly provides complete protection. The seams are all taped, and the floor is in the bathtub style.
It measures 120 x 100 inches (305 x 254 cm) and has an interior space of 83 ft2 (7.7 m2). There is only one entrance and one large vestibule. You’ll appreciate the fact that it includes a bonus footprint. High-quality aluminium poles hold it up.
The tent is lightweight (15 lb 8 oz (7 kg) and simple to use. The highest point is 72 inches (183 cm). Another exciting aspect is that it comes with a 5-year warranty.
12. Eureka Kohana 6-Person Family Camping Tent
This is a dependable and well-ventilated tent with a full-coverage fly. The inner tent is a simple dome with two useful vestibules created by the fly.
The poles are made of aluminium and have a high water-resistant rating. The tent weighs 13.93 (6.32 kg), but it is a camping tent. The inner floor area is 83.3 ft2 (7.7 m2), with vestibules adding 16 ft2 (1.49 m2). Also, the tent is tall, with a peak height of 6 feet (183 cm), and very aerodynamic.
13. Eureka Space Camp 6 Person Tent
This Space Camp 6 tent is part of a brand-new Eureka series. They debuted it for the 2019 season alongside a smaller 4-person tent. This dome-style tent has exceptionally sturdy aluminium poles, but the leg poles are almost straight, and the ceiling sections are pre-bent. As a result, the tent appears boxy, similar to a cabin-style tent.
The inner space is only 83 ft2 (7.7 m2), but because the tent has two vestibules, the total area is 122.5 ft2 (11.4 m2). The vestibule doors are asymmetrically designed, with the front one shown above having dual zippers and the other having a single central zipper.
This camping tent weighs 16 lb 1 oz (7.28 kg) and can be transported on a bicycle. The fly is full coverage, so you are completely protected from outside forces.
14. MSR Habitude 6-Person Camping Tent
This MSR Habitude 6-Person Camping Tent is here because of its full-coverage fly, which offers full defence in three-season use. This fly has produced one very tall door and one huge vestibule.
This is a high-quality dome framework with aluminium poles that is portable, lightweight, and simple to assemble. It weighs 14 lb (6.35 kg), making it suitable for shorter trips. The tent has an interior area of 83 ft2 (7.7 m2) and a vestibule of 13.8 ft2 (1.28 m2).
15. Marmot Limestone 6
The Limestone 6 tent resembles the Kelty Trail Ridge tent in its dome-style tent. Even though the poles are different and the walls are quite vertical, it appears to be a cabin-style tent. This very lightweight and self-contained structure is entirely reliable and suitable for any weather conditions in three-season use.
The tent has two doors and is covered with a high-quality water-resistant fly, which creates two vestibules. The total inner area is 83.3 ft2 (7.75 m2), with the two asymmetric vestibules adding 27 ft2 + 12 ft2 (2.5 m2 + 1.1 m2) of fully protected space.
Note that the floor has a waterproofness rating of 3000 mm, and the walls have a waterproofness rating of 1500 mm for the full coverage fly.
16. Mountainsmith Conifer 5 Plus Tent
The Conifer 5 Plus tent is a lightweight, portable 5-person extended-dome style hiking and backpacking tent. This tent provides complete weather safeguarding thanks to its full-coverage fly and impressive water-resistant rating. Take note of the 2000 mm for the fly and the 5000 mm for the floor.
The interior space is small, 84 ft2 (7.75 m2), but the tent has two vestibules that add 33 ft2 (3.1 m2). So there is a lot of protected area here. Because I mentioned it was portable, it weighs 14.69 lb (6.7 kg) and is easily packable.
17. REI Base Camp 6 Tent
The floored area of this tent is 83.7 ft2 (7.78 m2), but two vestibules add 27 + 17 ft2 (2.5 + 1.6 m2). So you have 127.7 ft2 (11.9 m2) of total protected space, suitable for 6 people.
This tent has a robust dome structure with aluminium poles that create 7 cross points, allowing it to withstand much pressure. This is a two-layer tent with a full fly, an inner taffeta lining, and floor and roofing vents. This is why it is on my list of cold-weather camping tents. There are numerous storage pouches inside. The weight is 20 lb 10 oz (9.36 kg), indicating that this is a basecamp tent, as the name suggests.
18. Sierra Designs Nomad 6-Person Tent
This Sierra Designs Nomad 6-Person Tent is from their new series, which explains why it’s on the list. The full fly creates two vestibules, resulting in an entire safeguarded area of 120 ft2 (11.1 m2). The interior space is 84.4 ft2 (7.84 m2). The tent weighs 12 lb 13 oz (5.81 kg). Because of its weight, it is also included in my list of the best 6-person backpacking tents.
It has two doors as well as a vent on the fly. It includes high-quality DAC aluminium poles. Take note of the integrated window on the fly.
19. Coleman Skydome 6 Tent with Full Fly
The Coleman Skydome 6 Tent with full fly and vestibule is a budget-friendly dome tent. It is self-contained and appropriate for three-season camping. Fiberglass poles support the tent and feature one door and a large vestibule in front.
The weight is 9.77 kg, the floor area is 85 ft2 (7.9 m2), and the vestibule is 40 ft2 (3.7 m2). With an average height of 72 inches (183 cm), the tent is quite tall.
20. Eureka Midori Basecamp 6 Tent
The Eureka Midori is a very lightweight and packable tent. This is a relatively straightforward design, but it provides everything you need for occasional camping trips. Because of its lightweight, it is an excellent choice for hiking and backpacking trips.
The structure is self-contained, and the inner area is 85 ft2 (7.9 m2), providing more space than the designs above. However, two vestibules provide 38 ft2 (3.5 m2).
21. Eureka X-Loft 6-Person Tent
It’s unusual to see a tunnel-style tent in this category, but that’s precisely what the X-Loft 6-Person tent is. So, this is a two-layer framework that includes an inner tent and a full-coverage fly. When the fly is attached, it resembles a dome tent.
The inner tent has an area of 85 ft2 (7.9 m2), and there are two vestibules with a total area of 46.5 ft2 (4.3 m2). So, the total covered area is 131.5 ft2 (12.2 m2), which is a lot of usable space. The water-resistant rating for the fly is 1800 mm, and the floor is 2000 mm. This is adequate for typical three-season camping.
22. Kelty Rumpus 6-Person Tent
The Kelty Rumpus 6-Person Tent has a dome-like design and a full fly. It has two doors and two vestibules and is quite tall for a dome tent. The highest point is 75.5 inches (192 cm).
The poles are fibreglass, and the fabric is rugged polyester, so this tent lasts three seasons. The tent weighs 85.7 ft2 (8 m2) and has a floor area of 85.7 ft7 (8.37 kg). There is also a large vestibule area of 42.9 ft (4 m2).
23. Snow Peak Dock Dome Pro. 6 Tent
This inner tent is deep beneath the fly and completely safeguarded. The tent is an impressive all-year double-layer protection suitable for any weather and season. It’s incredibly well-made, with high-quality aluminium poles and fabric. There are many double-layer closable windows, as well as solid roof windows.
This tent is intended to be used with their Snow Peak Living Shell Long Pro shelter, which is why it is on my list of the best-connecting tents. The weight is 28.2 lb (12.8 kg), the capacity is 4-6 people, and the inner floored area is less than 8 square meters. The highest point is 5.9 ft (180 cm).
24. Kelty Wireless Tent 6-Person
This Kelty Wireless 6 tent is part of their new series for the 2020 season. This is a reasonably standard dome tent, but it comes with a full fly, which is why it is included here. The fly generates two beneficial vestibules, resulting in a total inner area of 87.2 ft2 (8.1 m2) plus 32 ft2 (3 m2) under the combined vestibules.
The tent appears low in the photo, but it is surprisingly tall for its size, standing at 76 inches (193 cm). The weight is 17 pounds 3 ounces (7.8 kilograms).
It includes a Kelty-exclusive feature known as Quick Corners design. There are no holes in the corners, and they had sleeves to keep the poles in place so that they wouldn’t jump out when you go to the opposite side to fix the pole in another similar corner.
25. The North Face Kaiju 6-Person Tent
This Kaiju 6 has a relatively small sleeping area for 6 people, 86.7 ft2 (8.1 m2), but a large porch on the opposite side and a vestibule. So the total area is 154 ft2 (14.5 m2), which equates to 25.7 ft2 (2.4 m2) per person. The tent is also quite tall, with a peak of 80 inches (203 cm).
Because this is a full-coverage fly tent, you are completely protected from the elements. It comes with aluminium poles and numerous preservation spaces on the inside. The image above shows the roll-up feature with the fly, which you can use to boost air circulation when the sky is clear.
The tent weighs 19 lb 2.6 oz (8.69 kg), indicating that it is a camping tent, 3-season, and intended for use in areas with car access.
26. Cabela’s Big Country 6-Person Cabin Tent
This is a very tall tent with a peak of 84 inches (213 cm). It has good ventilation and is anchored by thick aluminium poles. The fly has a full coverage design and a high water-resistant rating for complete protection in 3-season camping.
The tent is heavy, weighing 34 lb (15.4 kg) and measuring 90 ft2 (8.3 m2). It has only one door and one vestibule.
27. Kelty Discovery Element 6 Tent
This is a simple, easy-to-use, lightweight, tall dome-style tent with a full coverage fly for complete weather protection. The highest point is 77 inches (196 cm). It has a single door and a large vestibule.
The tent weighs 15 lb 13 oz (7.17 kg) and has an interior space of 89.3 ft2 (8.3 m2). The vestibule adds 24.7 square feet (2.3 square meters). When packed, it is compact.
28. Mountain Hardwear Bridger 6 Tent
The Mountain Hardwear Bridger 6 Tent includes a full-coverage fly that also serves as a porch and two vestibules. So, the total covered area here is greater than 17 square meters.
Its 23 lb 15.4 oz (10.9 kg) weight appears reasonable. The tent also includes a plethora of storage pouches. You only have 6 of them in the porch area. High-quality aluminium poles support it, and a bonus footprint is included. The interior floor area is 89.4 ft2 (8.3 m2), and the maximum height is 73 inches (185 cm).
29. KAZOO Family Camping Tent Saturn
This KAZOO Family Camping Tent is a cabin-style tent with a full fly, an uncommon feature. However, this is a very well-made instant tent that stands independently.
It has a high water-resistant rating and aluminium poles for all-season safeguarding. The tent has two unusual fly windows two massive doors, and is quite tall. The weight is 17.85 lb (8.1 kg), and the area is small for its stated ability to hold 6-8 people, measuring 90.3 ft2 (8.4 m2). As a result, it can sleep up to 6 people and has been added to my list of the best 6-person tents.
30. Big Agnes Flying Diamond 6
With many outstanding features, this is one of the most versatile tents on the market. A detachable divider separates the two rooms.
The tent is an extended dome but appears to be a tunnel tent with two entrances from opposite ends. The inner floor area is 92 ft2 (8.5 m2), and the two vestibules add another 26 + 6 ft2 (2.4 + 0.6 m2).
There are an incredible 16 storage pockets on the inside. I don’t recall ever seeing a tent with so many storage options.
Like every other feature in this tent, the water-resistant rating is excellent, with 1500 mm provided by the polyurethane coating. The poles are a high-end DAC product.
The full fly has various arrangements for the vestibules and the main tent body, which you can see in my full review by clicking the link below. Because there are no fewer than six vents on the fly, ventilation is excellent. As a result, this is a very versatile and dependable 3-season tent.
31. Slumberjack Adult Daybreak Tent 6-Person
This Daybreak 6 tent is the largest in the Daybreak series, which includes tents for two, three, four, and six people. The full coverage fly and the awning settings shown in the picture are its best characteristics. You construct such a structure with your hiking poles.
The fly and the floor have a water-resistant rating of 1200 mm, and the materials are somewhat resilient. Because the inner tent is entirely mesh, it is best suited for warm-weather camping. The poles are made of fibreglass.
Here are a few numbers in case you need them. The weight is 16.6 lb (7.54 kg), the floor area is 91.1 ft2 (8.5 m2), and there is also a large vestibule with 27.7 ft2 (2.6 m2). It’s also worth noting that the tent is very inexpensive.
32. Cabela’s Alaskan Guide Model Geodesic 6-Person Tent
The tent has a full coverage fly, and it is an actual double-layer tent perfect for cold weather camping, with a high water-resistant rating and a strong frame.
This is a feature-packed dome tent with three doors, dependable YKK zippers, fibreglass poles, an E-cable port, unique cup holders, and plenty of preservation compartments on the walls.
Here are a few figures. The tent weighs 33 lb (15 kg), has an interior area of 96 ft2 (8.9 m2), and a vestibule of 21.5 ft2 (2 m2).
33. Kelty Discovery 6 Tent
The Kelty Discovery 6 Tent is several years’ most recent tent edition. This is a straightforward dome with a full-coverage fly. It has an interior area of 97.5 ft (9 m2) and a vestibule of 25 ft2 (2.3 m2).
The tent has two fibreglass poles and one door. The fly has vents, which is necessary for such a giant fly. You will be pleased to learn that the tent is very reasonably priced.
34. Marmot Halo 6P Tent
This intriguing design features a creative surrounding overhead pole, so the word ‘halo’ appears in its name. The tent is formally a dome shape, but the additional halo pole above adds much interior volume.
You have 96.7 ft2 (9 m2) of inner floor space here, plus 64 square feet (6 m2) below the vestibules. As a result, this is a very habitable structure with plenty of floor and elbow room. Two large doors only add to the overall atmosphere. The poles are made of high-quality DAC Press-Fit aluminium.
Ground-level vents and an integrated fly vent, combined with mesh on the walls and ceiling, offer excellent ventilation. The wall is made of 68D polyester taffeta, and the floor is 150D with a water-resistant rating of 3000 mm. The powerful fly that creates two vestibules is made of ripstop polyester 68D 210T with an 1800 mm rating. The interior height of a dome tent is impressive, with 76 inches (192 cm) in the centre.
This series includes a 4-person version and a footprint that can be ordered separately.
35. Marmot Torreya 6-Person Camping Tent
In this case, you have a very tall dome tent with a height at its highest point of 80 inches (203 cm). This is a three-season outdoor shelter with high-quality aluminium poles. Its full-coverage fly has created two doors and two vestibules. This is why the tent has been brought into the group.
The tent has an awning, as shown in the image. The inner floor area is 98 ft2 (9.1 m2), and the weight is 22 lb 4 oz (10.09 kg). The two vestibules add 25 + 12 ft2 (1.9 + 1.1 m2). It’s also on my list of the best dome camping tents.
36. Core 6-Person Instant Cabin Tent with Full Rainfly
There is an instant setup tent and a cabin type here. As expected from such a design, it is simple to operate. But it’s here because of its all-encompassing fly. Cabin tents with this kind of fly are not standard on the market, as you may know.
The fly was created as shown in the image, so you can roll it up and look around when it’s not raining.
The tent is entirely self-contained and held by a sturdy steel frame.
There are three separate windows, plus one on the door. The tent weighs 23 pounds (10.4 kilograms) and has a floor area of 99 square feet (9.18 square meters).
37. Sierra Designs Alpenglow 6-Person Tent
As you can see from the image, this is a full-coverage fly that creates a large vestibule. The fabric has an extremely high water-resistant evaluation. Fibreglass poles hold up the structure, and there is also an E-cable port.
The tent is an extended dome style that is very simple to set up. This is also a dark rest shelter, and they claim it blocks 98% of the sunlight, so it is on my list of the best dark rest tents.
The interior area is 100 ft2 (9.2 m2), and the weight is 18 lb 5 oz (8.3 kg). The vestibule adds approximately 18.3 ft2 (1.7 m2).
38. ALPS Mountaineering Taurus 6 Tent
The Taurus 6 is part of a series that involves tents for two, four, and six people. These are easy tents with only two fibreglass poles, but they have a pair of doors and two large vestibules. It’s worth noting that the fly has solid windows.
Because of its large size, the tent is nicely positioned here on the list. The interior space is 100 ft2 (9.3 m2), but two vestibules add 45.5 ft2 (4.2 m2). As a result, the total protected area is 145.5 ft2 (13.5 m2).
The water-resistant evaluation is excellent, with a fly length of 1500 mm and a floor length of 2000 mm. This is all made of solid polyester.
39. Browning Echo 6-Person Tent
This is a lightweight, compact three-season tent with a full-coverage fly and two vestibules. The weight is great at 13 lb 3 oz (6 kg), and the inner floored area is 100 ft2 (9.3 m2).
The mentioned vestibules add 15 + 15 ft2 (1.4 + 1.4 m2) of extra space for gear storage. High-quality aluminium poles support the tent, and the package is extremely portable. As a result, it is light and small enough to be carried on the trail if the weight is distributed among users.
In addition, there are two doors and two fly vents. As a result, finding flaws in this tent is difficult.
40. NTK Omaha GT 6-Person Tent
The interior floor area of this Omaha GT 6 tent is 100 ft2 (9.3 m2), and the vestibules created by the full fly are 48 ft2 (4.4 m2). The fly has two vents and two large vestibule panels that allow for the awning setup shown in the picture (the steel poles shown are included in the package).
The fly has a water-resistant evaluation of 2500 mm, and the floor is made of broad, effortless polyethylene, so the tent is entirely weatherproof. The fibreglass poles are three; two form a dome structure, and the third supports the larger of the two vestibules.
The tent is heavy due to those poles, weighing 24.9 lb (11.3 kg), but the packed size is outstanding, as is the price; this is very affordable.
41. Sierra Designs Tabernash 6-Person Tent
Sierra Designs’ Tabernash 6-Person Tent is a straightforward dome-style shelter with a full-coverage fly. You stand 72 inches (183 cm) tall, and the tent has a 100 ft2 (9.3 m2) floor space. You also have 27 ft2 (2.5 m2) under the vestibule.
Because the poles are made of fibreglass, the tent is very reasonable. There is also an Ethernet port and a gear loft. The weight is 17 pounds (7.71 kilograms).
42. NTK Arizona GT 7 to 8-Person Tent
This NTK Arizona GT 7 to 8-Person Tent is a relatively new addition to the market. This solid, extended dome tent has two doors and two windows, a full-coverage fly, and an excellent water-resistant evaluation. These windows have mesh screens and zippered panels that can be opened outside. All of this makes it suitable for three seasons.
The poles are made of fibreglass. It also has an awning arrangement, which increases the covered area and allows you to sit in the shade or use it for cooking. The tent weighs 24.9 lb (11 kg) and has an interior area of approximately 101 ft2 (9.4 m2).
43. Big Agnes Bunk House 8 Tent
This tent is here due to its remarkable fly, which creates two symmetric vestibules with 25 + 25 ft2 (2.3 + 2.3 m2) of protected gear space.
It is also the largest tent in their Bunk House series of tents, which are all unique. However, for an 8-person tent, the floored area is only 104 ft2 (9.7 m2).
This is an independent tunnel shelter with two rooms. So, your maximum height is 82 inches (208 cm). DAC aluminium poles of high quality support the tent, and the fabric is polyester with a 1500 mm water-resistant polyurethane coating. All seams have been taped.
There are 16 interior mesh pockets, which is simply unbelievable. The tent includes a backpack-style carrying bag with adjustable shoulder straps, webbing handles, and a zipper closure. The weight is 22 pounds 15 ounces (10.4 kilograms).
44. NTK Colorado GT 8 to 9 Person Tent
This NTK Colorado GT 8 to 9 Person Tent is a full-coverage dome-style 3-season tent with two vestibules and two doors, a high water-resistant evaluating of 2500 mm, and a fantastic price. It is semi-freestanding due to the vestibules, but the setup is effortless.
The tent is ranked this high due to its enormous dimensions. So you have 120 ft2 (11.16 m2) of inner space, plus 39 ft2 (3.6 m2) under vestibules, which is more than many of the tents here.
It has fibreglass poles and a bathtub floor construction made of polyethylene to protect you from water from the ground. An e-cable port, a couple of wall pockets, and a lantern loop are also included.
45. Big Agnes Mad House Mountaineering Tent 8
This Big Agnes Mad House Mountaineering Tent 8 Person is here because of its full fly, which provides complete weather protection. However, this is an actual two-layer framework with an inner taffeta tent. The inner tent is divided into several mesh sections, all of which can be zipped and closed. They match the six vents on the outer shell, which you can see in the image above.
The tent has two doors on opposite sides and two vestibules for plenty of preservation. As you can see in the image above, the door design allows for an awning configuration using trekking poles or any poles in general.
The tent has 16 storage pouches and aluminium poles and stakes. The inner area of the tent is 124 ft2 (11.5 m2).
46. Marmot Limestone 8 Tent
Limestone 8 is only identical in name to its smaller cousin, Limestone 6, shown above. In this instance, you have an extended dome-style tent with additional space in the extended section, as shown in the image above. This is what distinguishes this tent in the group; it is formally a two-room tent.
The tent has two doors and is a dependable tool for three seasons, with five DAC DA17 colour-coded poles that are fully water-resistant.
The floor area is 130 ft2 (12 m2), plus 32 ft2 (3 m2) of covered space under the vestibules. The image above depicts it with the fly, with this front vestibule allowing various arrangements, such as the awning setup.
47. Coleman Octagon 98 Full Fly Tent
This is a cabin-style tent with steep walls and an interesting feature in the picture: the front hinged door. The top layer of the inner tent is mostly mesh, and the fly has six vertical zippers that can be opened to provide panoramic views. It comes with a detachable divider inside, so it’s technically a two-room tent.
The declared capacity is 8 people, but the floor area is only 122 ft2 (11.3 m2), so if you use it for family camping, reduce the capacity by half. The tent is habitable and pleasant, providing full safeguarding from outside forces. Amazon users have given it an extremely high rating of 4.5/5.
48. The North Face 2-Meter Dome tent 8
This North Face 2-Meter Dome tent 8 is a proper winter tent for extreme temperatures. This is a two-layer construction with a 1500 mm water-resistant evaluation on both layers and a 10000 mm water-resistant evaluation on the floor. This hemisphere structure can withstand the harshest winds in Antarctica and the Himalayas.
The tent has a floor area of 125 ft2 (11.6 m2). There are 12 Easton aluminium poles, and the fabric is as durable as you would expect from a tent of this size, with 210D and 420D nylon Oxford. It should be noted that this is a costly tent, with a price tag close to $5000.
49. Core 9-Person Instant Cabin Tent with Full Rainfly
The list reveals that there aren’t many cabin tents with full coverage fly; they’re generally uncommon.
Therefore, this is a well-made tent with a full fly and a relatively small vestibule. There are two doors, two rooms, and several large windows.
The framework is made of sturdy steel and is pre-attached to the tent, making it a quick arrangement tent with telescopic poles. Only the fly is added separately. The official setup time is only 2 minutes.
The weight is 36 lb (16.3 kg), the maximum seating capacity is 9 people, and the interior area is 126 ft2 (11.7 m2).
50. Marmot Guest House 6-Person Tent
This tent is at the top of the list due to its large area, at least 129.3 ft2 (12.1 m2). However, because it has vestibules, the total covered area is 163.3 ft2 (15.3 m2).
This is an extended dome structure with four doors, two rooms, and the three vestibules mentioned earlier. With a peak height of 76 inches (193 cm), the tent is a pleasant framework that provides total shielding from the elements.
The poles are made of high-quality DAC aluminium, and the fly has a water-resistant rating of 1500 mm. The floor is rated at 2000 mm. The fly has vents, and the inner tent has numerous storage pouches.
51. CORE Large Multi Room Tent for Family with Full Rainfly 10-Person
This is a cabin-style shelter, but it has a full-coverage fly, which distinguishes it from most other cabin-style tents. With such a fly, you are entirely protected from the elements, making it an actual 3-season tent.
There is a partition to create two rooms and numerous large windows with mesh and closed panels. When the sky is clear, you can roll up the zippered flaps on the fly.
The tent weighs 41 lb (18.6 kg) and has a floored area of 140 ft2 (13 m2), plus 12 ft2 (1.1 m2) under the vestibule shown in the picture. It is also very tall, peaking at 86 inches (218 cm).
52. Geertop Large Family Camping Tent 6-Person
With a full fly and a waterproof evaluation of 2500 mm, the Geertop Large Family Camping Tent 6-Person provides full defence. All seams have been taped. The floor is 50D Oxford polyester with a 3000 mm water-resistant coating.
This is an impressive and one-of-a-kind dome-style structure. You have two doors, two aluminium poles, and many windows.
The dimensions are 192.91 x 127.95 inches (490 x 325 cm), with an area of approximately 151 ft2 (14 m2). The tent weighs 19.4 pounds (8.8 kg) and stands 70.86 inches (180 cm) tall at its tallest point.
53. NTK Super Arizona GT Tent
As you can see from the examples above, full-coverage fly tents are typically tiny structures. However, the NTK Super Arizona is a notable exception. The floor area is 210 ft2 (19.5 m2), and the tent is quite tall, with a peak height of 83 inches (210 cm). If this is too big, there is also a 9-person version.
This is a two-room structure with an awning suitable for three seasons. It’s pretty long and looks like a tunnel tent, but it’s an extended dome tent. You have two entry doors here; the water-resistant rating is 2500 mm. It is also very reasonably priced.
54. Mountain Hardwear Space Station Tent 15-Person
The 15-Person 4-Season Mountain Hardwear Space Station Tent is a double-layer tent with two water-resistant covers. As a result, it deserves to be here. It has no floor, as is typical of expedition tents of this type. The inner peak height of the tent is 101 inches (257 cm). It’s also on my list of very tall camping tents.
It is also completely self-contained and is backed by high-quality DAC aluminium poles. The tent has 11 vents and is suitable for all seasons.
The total area is 284 ft2 (26.4 m2), which is why it is also on my list of extra-large camping tents. The weight is 85 pounds 13 ounces (39 kilograms).
So that’s my list of family camping tents with a full rain fly, and as you can see, you have many options. This can be quite perplexing, so perhaps the following will help:
- They are all at least three-season tents that provide adequate protection for such use. These are trustworthy tools; you can only compare their features and prices to see the best.
- However, some are more than that, such as the Big Agnes Flying Diamond 6, described as a 3-season-plus tent. The North Face 2-Meter Dome Tent is also available.
- If you require privacy in the tent, remember that some of them have dividers that can be used to create rooms. This feature, for example, is available in the Big Agnes Flying Diamond 6 and the Marmot Limestone 8 Tent.
- The Eureka Midori 6 tent is the lightest option. This is also one of the most cost-effective and portable options.
So, thank you for taking the time to read this. If you have anything to add or questions, please use the comment box below. I wish you a pleasant day.