Today, you will find a large selection of hinged-door camping tents for family camping, with capacities ranging from 6 to 10 people and types for different climates and seasons, including winter tents.
What is a hinged door on a tent?
This is an arrangement in which poles run around the perimeter of the door, creating a stiff and usually D-shaped construction. The door spins around a vertical pole on one side, which acts as an axis. The remaining one or two rods go around and shape the door. You can find more information in my separate text.
These hinged doors are found in cabin-style tents with straighter and higher walls. Interestingly, you can discover them in some dome-style tents, as shown in the images here.
Why would you want a tent with a hinged door?
This is all about convenience; you have the sensation of opening a door at home. They are typically built with Velcro tabs that hold them closed and eliminate the need to deal with the zipper all of the time.
However, you usually have a storm flap to safeguard it, which might sometimes be inconvenient. The storm flap is on the surrounding wall in the upper portion of the door, so rainwater runs over the door, and the storm flap is on the door itself in the bottom section.
My picks for the best tents with hinged doors
Here is my list of tents, with further information underneath. The tents are arranged in descending order of declared capacity, from minor to massive. Please keep in mind that this may not necessarily match the floor area. Some of the 6-person tents here are much larger than the 10-person tents.
- Coleman Elite Sundome Tent with LED Light System
- Coleman Tenaya Lake 6-Person Fast Pitch Cabin with Cabinets
- Coleman WeatherMaster 6-Person Screened Tent
- Russian Bear Winter Tent With Stove Included
- Coleman Bristol 8P Modified Dome with Hinged Door
- Coleman Evanston Tent 8
- Coleman Jenny Lake 8 Tent
- Coleman Montana 8-Person Tent With Hinged Door
- Coleman Octagon 98 Full Fly Tent
- L.L.Bean Acadia 8-Person Tent
- Coleman Hampton 9-Person Tent
- Coleman Cabin Tent with Instant Setup
- Coleman WeatherMaster 10-Person Tent
- These hinged-door tents are available in cabin style, dome style, extended dome style, and tunnel type.
- Regarding ideal use, most are summer camping tents, one or two are 3-season tents, and there are also actual winter tents here.
- There are single-room, two-room, and three-room tents available.
- Have you ever heard of “dark rest tents”? You’ve also got those in here.
1. Coleman Elite Sundome Tent with LED Light System
This is a standard dome tent, with only two main poles forming the traditional X-shaped construction. So, this is an aerodynamic structure that performs well in windy conditions. Even though the poles are fibreglass, I would put only a little weight on them. The capacity is 6 people, although due to the dome form, there is little spaciousness.
The tent has a pair of doors, both shielded by awnings, and the hinged door is visible in the image above. The usual design is used for the other door on the opposite side.
It has a built-in LED lighting system that delivers brilliant overhead lighting, as the name suggests. A the wall button, choose between high, low, and nightlight modes. The system is CPX 6 compatible and operates by a battery cartridge with four D-batteries or a rechargeable cartridge. It produces 100 lumens on high, 42 lumens on low, and 5 lumens on nightlight mode. The runtime is 26 hours on high, 65 hours on low, and 81 hours on nightlight.
2. Coleman Tenaya Lake 6-Person Fast Pitch Cabin with Cabinets
This is a cabin-style tent with pre-attached poles on the roof, as indicated by the words ‘quick pitch’ in the name. This is a hub construction with colour coding and Coleman’s Insta-Clip suspension. Because the tent incorporates a room divider for further privacy, it is technically a two-room tent.
As the name implies, there are two built-in cabinets behind the tent with shelves for additional gear storage. You may accommodate tiny pets if you are travelling with them. Of course, you would not install the frames in this situation. These cupboards are only accessible from within the tent.
The fly was created to protect only the top portion of the roof. Because of the large windows, you wouldn’t want it to be much more prominent. The hinged door is evident in the image; it has a handle and Velcro tabs to keep it in place during the day, but you may zip it up entirely at night. This is the only door which could be better given its size.
The tent is too small for its stated capacity; if you’d like to be comfortable, split it in half. In terms of convenience, there’s an e-port and a handful of small pockets on the walls. Its carry bag has wheels; its weight is 33.2 lb (15.06 kg), so you might need them.
It’s worth noting that there’s another version of this tent on the market with a rear wardrobe if you prefer that to the two small cabinets.
- Capacity: 6 people.
- Weight: 33.2 lb (15.06 kg).
– the main part: 13 x 7 ft (396 x 213 cm).
– 2 cabinets: 2 x 2 ft (61 x 61 cm).
- Total floor area: 99 ft² (9.2 m²).
- 1-year limited warranty.
3. Coleman WeatherMaster 6-Person Screened Tent
This tent is explained in full in my separate review, so I’ll only cover the basics here so you can compare it to the remaining tents on the list.
This is a prominent structure with a screen room; the floor area of the screen room is 54 ft2 (6.7 m2). There is no tarp on the floor of the screen room. The remainder is another large floored room that is completely sealed off from the earth. By design, this is a two-room cabin tent.
The hinged door is the subject of this article, and as you can see in the image, it is a classic D-shaped design door with poles in the sleeves that make it a sturdy structure.
- Capacity: 6 people.
- Weight: 32 lb (14.5 kg).
- Dimensions: 11 x 9 ft (3.35 x 2.74 m).
- Floor area: 99 ft² (9.2 m²).
- Packed size (L x D): 41 x 10 in (104 x 25 cm).
It’s important to note that they’ve released a new version of this tent with a built-in light called the Coleman Elite WeatherMaster Screened 6-Person Tent With Built-In LED Light.
4. Russian Bear Winter Tent With Stove Included
This is a tent from the group of tents for cold weather camping, and it appears in the list that you can see by clicking on the link. The appearance and elements are distinctive. This is a specific form of instant tent; it opens from the inside, like an umbrella, and can be opened by one person.
Because this is a real wintertime tent, a wood stove is included in the box, the cost is high, but you wouldn’t expect anything less from a winter camping tent.
It has a removable hinged door, which is unlike any other door in the list of tents. It’s seen in the image above.
- Capacity: 6 people.
- Diameter: 11.4 ft (3.5 m).
- Floor area: 102 ft² (9.6 m²).
- Wood stove included.
The Russian-Bear Hot Tent with a Stove Jack is another choice for up to 5 people that can be ordered with or without a stove.
5. Coleman Bristol 8P Modified Dome with Hinged Door
This tent was chosen for its hinged entrance, but it is also a ventilated tent with 3 windows, an awning, and a low price. The building is an expanded dome with an E-cable port built in.
The weight is 28.5 lb (12.9 kg), and the interior floor space is 112 ft2 (10.4 m2). The poles are made of fibreglass, while the fabric is made of polyester, with their standard WeatherTec system and inverted seams.
6. Coleman Evanston 8-Person Family Dome Tent
This tent appears to be small, yet it has a greater surface area than the Coleman Octagon 8, which is shown below. This is due to its dome-like structure, which is huge at the base but does not have as much volume as a cabin-style tent.
The dome has three poles, including one that produces an awning, as seen in the photo. So, the awning completely protects the hinged entrance, while the pole allows the door to swing open. A tiny awning is also on the back, protecting a mesh window.
There is an electric cable port and a couple of storage slots inside for small items. The advertised capacity is based on a backpacking premise, although this is a tent for a maximum of 5 people for regular camping.
- Capacity: 8 people.
- Weight: 24.49 lb (11.1 kg).
- Dimensions: 12 x 12 ft (3.66 x 3.66 m).
- Floor area: 144 ft² (13.4 m²).
- Packed size: 28.5 x 10.5 x 10 in (72 x 27 x 25 cm).
- 1-year limited warranty.
7. Coleman Jenny Lake 8 Tent
This Coleman Jenny Lake 8 Tent has two doors, one of which is the hinged door pictured above. However, this tent also has a cabinet on the rear, so I put it on my list of the finest tents with cabinets.
This is a towering two-room cottage with a total of seven windows. One notable feature is the structure of the auto-roll window, available in certain windows. I’m not aware of any other tent with this feature.
The tent also has the fast-pitch feature used in many Coleman tents, as well as an e-cable port. It weighs 41.1 pounds (18.6 kilogrammes) and has a floor space of 121 square feet (11.2 square metres). The poles are made of a steel and fibreglass composite.
8. Coleman Montana 8-Person Tent with Hinged Door
I purposefully included an image of the Montana 8 tent without the fly because its structure is best viewed in this manner. As you can see, this is an extended dome tent, and the hinged door is located on the main centre dome portion of the construction.
The tent is not self-contained, and it is a one-room structure. It is nominally a 3-season camping tent, but keep in mind that you lack a full-coverage fly (see the link below for more information), therefore, I would not use it for camping in a stormy area. The hinged door is a wonderful feature, however, it is the only door, which is one of my complaints about this tent.
- Capacity: 8 people.
- Weight: 24.5 lb (11.11 kg).
- Dimensions: 16 x 7 ft (488 x 213 cm).
- Floor area: 10.4 m².
- Packed size: 27.5 x 9.25 x 9 in (70 x 23.5 x 23 cm).
9. Coleman Octagon 98 Full Fly Tent – Coleman Signature
As the name implies, this is an exceptional design with an octagonal structure and a hubbed design. You have eight poles that connect to the central hub element. The tent is self-standing and comes with a full-coverage fly, as its title suggests. So you’re completely protected from the elements here. When the weather is nice, you can unzip the fly and gaze out the panoramic mesh windows; the zips are visible as the vertical orange stripes in the image below.
The tent has a pair of doors and a removable divider in the middle, and each room has its own entrance door. The stated capacity is misleading; the tent is very comfortable and has plenty of headroom, but the floor area is too small for 8 people. Use it for four people, and you’ll have a great three-season tent.
Kindly watch this video to learn how to put up a tent and insert poles into the hinged door sleeves:
- Capacity: 8 people.
- Weight: 49.3 lb (22.4 kg).
- Diameter: 13 ft (4 m).
- Floor area: 122 ft² (11.3 m²).
10. L.L.Bean Acadia 8-Person Tent
This tent has a one-of-a-kind door design. It has two noticeable poles in the picture, as well as magnets for simple closure. As a result, I’ve placed it in my top choices of the best tents with magnetic doors.
The peak height here is 6’10” (208 cm), and it is a tall and lovely 2-room cabin-type family camping shelter.
The tent also includes a cable connection and a storage loft. It weighs 37 lb 8 oz (17 kg) and has a capacity of 8 people. You have 119.5 ft2 (11.1 m2) of inner space for this.
11. Coleman Hampton 9 Person Tent
If you’re unfamiliar with the term “cabin tent,” here’s an example. Everything in this area is square, rectangular, and boxy, so a tent cannot be more ‘cabin’ than that. The walls are nearly entirely vertical and flat, and the tent is tall. So, the hinged door in the picture perfectly suits such a framework, and you will have the impression that you are in a genuine room.
The measurements are such that two queen airbeds would easily fit with some room in between. However, the reported capacity of 9 people is based on the backpacking philosophy, so it is best not to imagine such a large group in this tent.
The tent has a retractable divider, making it a two-room construction. A connection to a cable port is present. Because this is a summer camping tent, it should not be used in cold weather or with snow on the roof. It must be staked down because a boxy building like this is unstable in the event of a strong wind. I have noticed an erroneous statement on Amazon about the tent being an immediate design.
- Capacity: 9 people.
- Weight: 31.24 lb (14.2 kg).
- Dimensions: 14 x 10 ft (4.3 x 3.05 m).
- Floor area: 140 ft² (13 m²).
- Packed size: 37 x 12 x 10 in (94 x 30 x 25 cm).
12. Coleman Cabin Tent with Instant Setup
- Dark Room Technology reduces heat for comfortable rest at any time
- WeatherTec system’s welded corners and inverted seams for superior water resistance
- Included rainfly offers extra weather protection
- Reflective guy lines for greater visibility at night
- E-Port makes it easy to bring electrical power inside
Our 10-person tent features two doors, one of which is hinged, which is why it is included on our list. However, this tent offers a slew of additional appealing characteristics. This is an easy-to-set-up design, and the tent can be ready in one minute. The tent also has all dark rest functions, allowing you to sleep longer in the morning.
As you can see in the photo, this is a conventional cabin-style tent with minimal fly and huge windows on both sides. It includes a partition, allowing you to have two rooms.
The weight is 42 pounds (19 kilograms), the area is 140 square feet (13 square meters), and the peak height is 79 inches (201 centimetres). The dimensions when packed are 42 x 9 x 9 inches (107 x 23 x 23 cm).
13. Coleman WeatherMaster 10-Person Tent
- Cabin-like 10-person tent has enough room for 3 queen size air beds
- WeatherTec system with patented welded floors and inverted seams to keep you dry
- Hinged front door for easy entry and room divider for extra privacy
- Sets up easily in 20 minutes
- Measures 17 x 9 feet with 6-foot 8-inch center height
This Coleman WeatherMaster 10 is a hybrid tent featuring cabin and tunnel tent features. Therefore, it is quite tall, with steep walls and a modest rainfly covering only the ceiling.
But it’s here because of its doors; there are two of them, one of which is hinged. Because of the little awnings above the doors, you can keep them partially open even when pouring. There are also numerous mesh windows, two slanted and positioned under the fly to remain open at all times.
Because of the PU coating, the waterproof rating is just 450 mm. This may not appear much, but it will suffice for a typical summer camping trip. The floor has a bathtub-style design.
With so much netting on the ceiling and wide windows, this tent is not ideal for cold weather, so use it for summer camping instead. It is perfect to set up this tent with a partner, and it can be done in less than 30 minutes. Everything is colour-coded, which makes the procedure extremely simple. The weight is 31 pounds (14.1 kilograms), and the floor space is 140 square feet (13 square metres).
The list of hinged-door camping tents shown above provides a comprehensive overview of what is available on the marketplace for these family camping tents. A few models are missing, but I tried to pick out the most common representatives from various types and groupings. Other sizes of the Coleman WeatherMaster, for example, are available.
So you have a lot of possibilities here for varied weather circumstances. The majority of the tents are Coleman products, and they typically are very cheap. Please see the links for more information.
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