The 5 Best 8 Person Tents

Best 8 Person Tent

When going on a camping trip with a bunch of family members, or as a group of friends, a large tent is needed. Not just any tent though, it’s got to be a good one so that everyone can thoroughly enjoy the experience.

I’ve put together this list of five of the best 8 person tents, and made this review where you can read about all the great features of each tent, as well as any issues I might have come across when using them.

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Coleman 8-Person Tent for Camping | Montana Tent with Easy Setup
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Coleman 8-Person Dome Tent with Screen Room | Evanston Camping Tent with Screened-In Porch
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Ozark Trail 10-Person 3-Room XL Family Cabin Tent
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Best 8 Person Tents – Our Top 5

#1 Coleman 8 Person Camping Tent

This 8 person camping tent by Coleman can be purchased in three different colors: blue and black, green and cream, or black and white.

All of Coleman’s tents have to undergo wind and rain tests beforehand. To ensure the tents have strong frames, in the wind test they have to withstand 35+ MPH winds, and for the rain test over 35 gallons of water rain over the tent for more than ten minutes. It starts with a light drizzle and gradually increases to a heavy downpour. If more than two tablespoons of water manage to get into the tent, then it fails.

This is easily one of the best 8 man tents. The welded corners and inverted seams are what make this tent waterproof, and there’s a rainfly included for extra weather protection.

Made with double-thick polyester, this tent is durable and built to last. It’s easy to set up and can be done in just 15 minutes. When setting it up for the first time, I tried to do it by myself, and it took more than 25 minutes. With two people though it would have been much faster. The second time I tried I was much faster.

The large D-style door makes it really easy to get in and out of the tent, especially because it’s hinged, and it has a really durable zipper.

An extended awning offers extra protection and keeps shoes and your gear dry.

The dimensions of this 8 people tent are 16 x 7 ft, three queen sized air beds fit inside without a problem, and with a center height of 6ft 2 inches even the taller people can walk around inside comfortably. It only weighs around 11kg, so it’s not ideal for backpacking.

There are storage pockets sewn on the inside so that you can keep small items organised in one place, and a carry bag is included for convenience.

Since the windows are angled you can keep them open even when it’s raining, so that you have fresh air coming in at all times. You can run an extension cord through the E-port for electrical power inside.

Although it does come with tent stakes they don’t seem to be of great quality, which is why I invested in getting some better ones.

This 8 man tent is very spacious, I went camping with my friends and the lot of us even had some room to spare inside the tent.

I think there should be more windows, especially in my case since where I live it’s hot and humid, and because of the shortage of ventilation there was some condensation inside. Plus, I’m glad I had a small fan with me to help me sleep because of the lack of a draft.

Pros
  • Spacious
  • Durable and weatherproof
  • E-Port
  • Carry bag included
Cons
  • Windows are too small

 #2 Coleman Dome Tent

This is a Coleman 8 person dome tent that comes in the color green and white and is made out of polyester.

It’s easy to set up this tent and can be done in around 15 minutes because of the snag-free, continuous pole sleeves, and Insta-Clip pole attachments, and it’s even faster to take down.

The interior has dimensions of 15 x 12 ft, so you can fit two queen sized air beds inside, it weighs around 12kg, and it has a center height of 6ft.

There’s also a full-floor screen room (10 x 5 ft) so that you can sit and relax while being protected from any bugs by the mesh. The screen room also provides even more ventilation inside the tent, and if it happens to be too hot you could even use this area to sleep.

You could also use the vestibule to keep your gear and shoes where they’ll stay dry. I really love having some place to keep my shoes because it helps to keep the tent clean.

As already mentioned earlier, all of Coleman’s tents are tested to make sure they can withstand strong wind and heavy rain. The welded corners and inversed seams stop water from getting in, and the frame has no problem against wind thanks to the redesigned poles and guy-out triangles.

This 8 person tent with vestibule comes with a rainfly for extra weather protection, and a carry bag is also provided so that you can easily store and take this tent with you.

It’s great that I can remove the rainfly, because stargazing at night before falling asleep is an absolute must for me.

The windows are protected by the extended awning so that you can keep the window open and let in fresh air at all times, even when it’s raining without the risk of any water getting in.

This eight person tent also has storage pockets conveniently sewn on the inside of the tent’s walls, letting you keep small items off the floor.

Even the zipper cuffs are made out of weather resistant material, for extra protection.

Even though this tent can handle rain, it’s cold temperatures that I’m not too sure of. That’s why I’d recommend only using this tent when it’s warm or hot.

Pros
  • Great ventilation
  • Screen room with mesh
  • Easy to set up
Cons
  • Not ideal for cold weather

#3 Generic Ozark Trail Cabin Tent

Here we have a great 8 person waterproof tent by Generic called the Ozark trail. It comes in a lovely wine red color with some grey and black.

The dimensions are 20ft x 10ft, and the center height is 6.5ft so that even the taller people can stand up and walk around without a problem.

There are three doors in total; one center door and two on the sides. This is perfect because with removable room dividers you can make three rooms for more privacy, and each room would have a door.

Although the two rooms on the side aren’t as tall as the center, they’re still brilliant for sleeping, stowing your gear, or to use as a changing room.

In total there are six windows for great ventilation and you get to see more of the nature surrounding your tent from the inside. All of the windows have mesh to keep insects out.

You can fit 3 queen-sized beds inside, with plenty of room to spare. The taped fly seams are what prevent any leakage and make this 8 person cabin tent waterproof.

Not only is this tent very affordable, but very spacious – eight people can easily fit inside comfortably. When you take into consideration the size, and all of the amazing features this tent has, this is a very cheap 8 person tent.

It’s very easy to set up, I managed to do it all by myself without any issues. I love the hook in the center of the tent where I hung a lantern, and the storage pockets to store small items like mobiles.

There’s an E-port so that you can bring electrical power into the tent. However, the location is a bit inconvenient; it’s in the upper part of the door, whereas it really should be much lower.

During my camping trip, there was strong wind and rain. I could hear the wind from inside during the night, but the tent barely moved and it was nice and warm inside. Although it is important to make sure the tent is staked well, the great pole design helps a lot in keeping this tent secure and in place.

The strong frame of this tent has two types of poles; fiberglass and steel. The fiberglass ones are over the main room, whereas the steel ones hold the rest of the structure.

There is a carry bag included so that you can pack up the tent and take it with you easily, it can fit inside the boot of a car, but it’s too big for backpacking.

Pros
  • Affordable
  • Spacious
  • Six windows
  • Three doors
Cons
  • E-port could be located better

#4 Core Extended Dome Tent

Core Extended 8 person dome tent is available in two colors; bright orange with grey, or wine red and grey. With a room interior of 16 x 9 ft, and a center height of 6 feet, it’s very spacious and can easily sleep eight people.

This extended dome tent is non-freestanding, which means that you can’t just put it up anywhere. Non-freestanding tents tend to be more weatherproof and lighter, but they might take more time to set up.

Everything you need is included with the tent; fiberglass tent poles, rainfly, steel stakes, and a carry bag.

Made with polyester and traditional fiberglass poles, this tent is very durable and weatherproof. It’s equipped with water resistant PU coated fabric, and taped seams help keep moisture out.

It has an adjustable venting system so that you can get the perfect amount of fresh air.

This 8 man tent for sale also has a lot of other great features, such as an electrical cord access port, which closes securely with hook and loop strips around the power cord giving it water-resistant protection. When not in use the port can be fully closed. There’s a gear loft with a lantern hook, and pockets so that you can keep small items organised.

There’s a mesh ceiling so that you can enjoy stargazing before falling asleep, and just in case it rains you’ve got the rainfly which has extra wide, thick tape that is heat sealed to the rainfly’s fabric.

There’s only one door and one window, although there is mesh on the sides to let some more air in. That’s why I prefer to only use this tent when it’s warm, but not too hot, and when I think it won’t rain so that I can keep the rainfly off for more ventilation.

I would have appreciated if the carry bag was a bit bigger, even though the tent does fit inside it’s a bit difficult to do so.

Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to set up
  • Durable
Cons
  • Carry bag a bit small
  • Limited ventilation with rainfly on

#5 OT QOMOTOP 8 Person Instant Tent

The OT QOMOTOP is one of the top rated 8 person tents, it comes in the color blue and white with some bright green. It sets up instantly, in 60 seconds, and can be done by one person.

Since it’s an instant tent that means that it’s freestanding, and can be set up just about anywhere – the type of ground doesn’t matter. Although they do tend to be heavier than non-freestanding tents.

Although I’m not sure if I’d trust a freestanding tent during a storm with very strong winds.

Green webbing as color coding for the rainfly makes it really quick and easy to attach.

There’s PU taping for both the rainfly’s seam and the inner tent seams, and a PE floor with welded corners which help make this tent waterproof.

Included with this tent you’ll also receive tent stakes, a carry bag, and a mud mat. The tent also has storage pockets and a gear loft inside. The gear loft can be used to hold a tablet, allowing you to watch a movie while lying down, and the storage pockets are perfect for keeping small things organised and off of the floor. The mud mat is made up of the same waterproof materials as the tent’s floor, and it’s great for keeping your shoes so as not to bring dirt inside the tent.

The interior’s dimensions are 13 x 9 ft, and the center height is 6 ft 6 inches. It’s spacious enough for 2 queen sized airbeds to fit inside, as well as all your camping gear. Plus, it’s easy to walk around inside the tent even for taller people.

This 8 person tent for sale also has an electrical cord port in a corner of the tent, so that you can easily bring electrical power into the tent and can be fully closed when you’re not using it.

The roof has mesh, as do the ground vents, and together they provide plenty of ventilation and ensure no condensation overnight. The two ground vents are adjustable so that you can get the perfect amount of fresh air coming in, depending on the temperature.

When it’s time to pack up and go home, this tent is just as easy to take down as it is the put up. Just remember to leave the door unzipped so that any trapped air can escape and wait. Once all the air has gotten out, you can fit it inside the carry bag.

It does weigh 7.6kg, so it’s not ideal to take backpacking with you.

Pros
  • Instant pop up
  • Freestanding
  • Waterproof
  • Electrical cord port
Cons
  • Not ideal in strong winds
  • A bit heavy

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