Pop up tents are great because they enable us to save time and require less effort than regular tents. All that they need are a few pegs and guy lines, but other than that they set up themselves.
Nowadays these kinds of tents are much more durable than they used to be, so now they tend to be long lasting and more weatherproof. They also provide good ventilation and lots of other handy features.
In this list I have put together the 7 best pop up tents available today. There’s a variety of different sized tents here, whether you’re looking for a smaller 2 person tent or a large family tent for 6 or more, you’re sure to find what you need right here.
Best Pop Up Tents – Top 7
This tent by Coleman comes in multiple different sizes: for 4, 6, or 10 people. The pop up 4 person tent and the 6 person come in the color brown and black, whereas the largest 10 person tent is blue, green, and black.
They set up instantly, in as fast as a minute, and they all have great features to them. First of all, since they are pop-up tents, they are freestanding, which means that they can easily be set up anywhere no matter the type of ground and can be moved if need be.
Setting up a tent has never been so easy and simple; all you need to do is unfold, extend, and secure it. It’s thanks to the preassembled poles that it’s so quick, and it’s also just as effortless to take back down.
Even if you’re a first-time camper, it’s impossible for it to take you longer than a couple of minutes. You’ll want help setting up the 10-person tent but for the others, just one person would have no problem doing it alone.
Made with durable 150D/150D polyester which can withstand the elements of any season.
Taped and inverted seams and welded corners help keep water out, while the integrated rainfly gives you more protection and ventilation without the need for extra assembly.
The 4-person and 6-person tents have four windows in total, two at the front, and another two large ones on the sides. Although, I wouldn’t have complained if there were more windows at the back, but there was enough fresh air coming in when I had used it so it’s not a big deal.
The large door makes it easy to get in and out, although it is not in the center. Again, not really a big issue, unless it bothers you.
The 4-person tent can fit a queen-sized air bed with dimensions of 8 x 7ft, and 4 feet 11 inches in height, whereas the 6-person tent fits two queen air beds (10 x 9 ft, 6ft center height), and the 10-person tent has dimensions of 14 x 10ft, which can fit 4 queen-size air beds and 6ft 7 inches center height.
It doesn’t just depend on how many people you’re going camping with, but also your preferences and how much gear everyone brings along. Personally, I like to be able to stand up in a tent, so the 4-person tent isn’t ideal for me, even if it’s just my partner and me. We usually have a lot of gear and our dogs with us, so more space is better for all of us.
The tents come with a carry bag so that you can conveniently store it inside and carry it along with you. The 10-person tent has Dark Room Technology, by using illumine reflective lining, 90% of the sunlight coming into the tent is blocked so that you can sleep in as long as you’d like without interruption by the sun. Plus, it reduces temperature buildup by about 10%.
This is ideal for summer camping trips – not only because of the heat reduction inside the tent but also because you won’t get woken up as soon as the sun rises. Being able to sleep in a little bit longer, for once, makes the whole trip that much better.
Moreover, when you go for a bathroom break during the night, it’s incredibly easy to make your way back to your tent because there are reflective guy lines that stand out in the dark.
The 10-person tent even comes with a room divider for added privacy, making this an excellent Coleman 2 room tent.
Also, there are storage pockets so that you can keep small things neatly organized and avoid clutter all over the floor.
What I love about Coleman is that they test all of their tents against rain and wind. They have something called a rain room, where 35+ gallons of water are sprayed over the tent for 10 minutes, ranging from light drizzles to heavy downpour, and if more than two tablespoons of water manage to seep into the tent, then it fails the test. For the wind test, they have strong fans to blow at the tent at 35+ MPH. If the tent stays in place throughout the wind, without any pole damage, then it passes this test.
Despite having enough ventilation, ground vents are always a good thing – which this tent, unfortunately, does not have. There are no vestibules either, which is also not a necessity but a nice thing to have if you want to use it.
The next instant pop up tent in our list is by QT QOMOTOP, and there are also multiple sizes for this one too.
There’s a 4-, 6-, 8-, and 10-person tent. Depending on which size you opt for, one person should be able to set it up without any difficulty. Although, for the larger sizes you would want another person to help out with the setup.
They set up within seconds and come in the color blue with some white and green or bright green and white.
The 4-person tent has an interior of 8 x 8 feet and a center height of 11 inches, whereas the 6-person tent has measurements of 10 x 9 ft (5ft 9 inch center height), and a queen size airbed could easily fit inside both of these tents, as well as camping gear. These two tents have four windows and one ground vent each.
The 8-person tent is 13 x 9 ft with a center height of 6ft 6 inches, and the 10-person tent has dimensions of 14 x 10 feet and the center height is 6ft 4 inches. There’s plenty of room for two air beds inside and gear in both tents. Both of these tents have two ground vents, five windows, and a detachable room divider.
All of the tents have PU taping on both the rainfly and tent’s inner seams and PE tube floors with welded corners that keep water out. Even after a long night of heavy rain, you’ll remain bone dry inside. The rainfly has color coding so that it’s extremely quick and easy to assemble.
They also have electrical cord ports so that you can easily bring electrical power inside, and can be fully closed when you’re not using it.
A carry bag, tent stakes, mud mat, gear pockets, and a gear loft are also included.
I love that this tent comes with a mud mat, and it’s made with the same waterproof material as the flooring. The reason I like door mats so much is because I find it quite useful to have a place where everyone can keep their shoes so that everyone doesn’t bring dirt inside the tent every time they come inside.
The mesh roof, along with adjustable ground vents, provide enhanced ventilation and assure you that you’ll find no condensation overnight.
The only possible complaint that I had was that they all have just one door, and when you’re a really large group it’s better to have more than one entryway. Aside from that, the tents can be quite heavy when packed up so taking this one with you backpacking is not an option.
Here we have another tent by QT QOMOTOP but this time it only comes in one size, which is suitable for 4 people. This waterproof pop up tent comes in the colors blue with some yellow or brown.
The dimensions of this one is 9.5x 7 feet, with a center height of 4.2 feet which is pretty decent. I wouldn’t have minded if it was a bit taller so that I could stand up straight, but it’s manageable. One queen sized air mattress easily fits inside.
Thanks to the pre-assembled poles it only takes 10 seconds for this tent to assemble itself, and takedown only takes about a minute.
It’s made of polyester, with a PU water resistance of 800mm, and weighs around 4.4kg. Although it’s very light, it’s still not suitable for backpacking because it can’t be compressed that much for transport.
This tent has an upgraded ventilation system that decreases the temperature on hot nights and prevents condensation from building up on cold mornings. This system consists of two large doors on either side, two roof vents, and four mush windows.
The semi-circular shape and cross-section design makes it very spacious for four people, with plenty of room left over for gear.
The door has removable flaps for privacy and they are also useful if it gets a bit cold to help retain warmth inside. There’s also an electrical cord access port so that you can easily bring power inside, and two storage pockets to store small items in one place and keep them organized.
Make sure to open the doors and windows before folding up the tent, so that air can escape and the whole process will be a lot easier. Also, try to avoid moving the tent on hard ground once it’s assembled otherwise you could damage it.
This pop up camping tent by Moon Lence comes in the color blue, green, or orange and is made of 100% polyester.
It has a floor length and width of 94.5 x 82.6 inches, with a center height of 49.2 inches, and the structure is made up of durable fiberglass poles.
It only weighs around 4.9kg, and in its carry bag the size is 83 x 18 x 18cm, making it really easy to transport.
The two large doors (equipped with high quality SBS dual zippers) and two ground vents together provide more than enough air circulation
Made with 190T PU material and a 210D Oxford ground sheet with 2000mm water resistance for more protection, this tent provides secure protection from the elements, including UV resistance.
It’s extremely easy to assemble and can be done by just one person, as the instant pop up mechanism sets up within one minute. All that you need to do is lift the top of the tent, pop the mechanism down, and then simply click the bottom joins into place.
Included with this round tent and its convenient carry bag you get 10 lightweight alloy pegs and 4 guy ropes.
There’s plenty of space for four adults and their gear, and the doors have flaps for more privacy and weather resistance.
The tent has integrated storage pockets so that you can keep all of your small items organized and in one place and a lantern hook so that you can easily light up the room at night.
Even though four people can manage to fit inside, I prefer to use this one as a 2-person tent. I’d rather have more space leftover and not being used than not enough, and it’s just more comfortable that way.
One of the easiest pop up tents out there; the Ayamaya 4-6 person tent, available in the colors green and grey, Khaki which is mostly orange and white, and two newer colors which are blue or apple green.
It has an interior of 12.5 x 8.5 ft, so around 5 people can easily and comfortably fit inside without any problems. The center height is 4.5ft, and this tent has a unique vestibule design that offers a separate room for your gear or shoes. You could even use the vestibule as a sleeping space when it’s too hot or as a place for your pet/s to sleep.
Personally, I prefer my tents to be slightly taller than I am, and that is the only thing I didn’t like about this one.
Having a place to keep my shoes where they’ll be protected is amazing because that way, I can reduce the amount of dirt being brought in by a large amount. Also, it really is the perfect sleeping place for my dog.
There’s an electrical cord access port that enables you to run a power cord from the outside and provide power inside your tent. There are also storage pockets inside the tent to keep all of your small items organized and in one place, and a hook so that you can hang a lantern.
This tent is made with a double layer of polyester, the inner and outer layer are connected by hooks, and this effectively prevents condensation from building up inside of your tent. There’s a gap between the two layers so that the tent is more breathable, and ground vents provide plenty of ventilation making it perfect to use during spring and summer.
The large door, four windows, and hooded vents also provide a lot of ventilation, so being hot and bothered when inside this tent is not an issue. It’s great that the front door is absolutely huge. It also rolls up so that you can keep the door open for as long as you’d like. The windows and doors have double panels so that you can keep them open but still be protected by any insects by the mesh.
Thanks to the preassembled poles this tent sets up in seconds. No need to fumble around with poles or anything like that.
Inside its carry bag the dimensions are 34.6 x 34.6 x 1.2 inches, so it’s really easy to take and carry around with you.
The ground has heat sealed seams and is made of 4000mm waterproof PU coated oxford, and the rest of the tent is made with 3000mm waterproof PU coated polyester. So, not only does the material have a great waterproof rating, but having heat sealed seams and an integrated rainfly guarantees that you’ll stay dry.
This tent is perfect for camping anywhere, outdoor festivals, or even backyard camping.
This cheap pop up tent by Abo Tech is suitable for two people and comes in a really nice shade of blue.
With dimensions of 88 x 47 x 37.5 inches (L x W x H), two people and all of their gear can easily fit inside. It is too small to fit a mattress inside, so do keep this in mind if you don’t like to use sleeping bags. It weighs around 3.7 pounds, which is very lightweight for a tent.
The tent opens up and assembles itself within the blink of an eye, and it’s effortless to fold it back down to its compact form.
There are two doors, one on each side, making it really easy to get in and out of the tent whilst also providing lots of fresh air coming in at all times. Plus, there’s an inner zippered screen as well as an outer zippered nylon layer, providing privacy when needed.
Two mesh windows, one at the front and the other at the back, also contribute to great ventilation and they also have flaps for privacy and more weather protection. It’s great to be able to open up everywhere so that you can enjoy your surroundings without worrying about insects getting in.
It comes with a carry bag and a smaller bag for the accessories (included stakes and ropes) so that you can keep them all organized in one place without losing anything.
The material has a UV 50+ coating to protect you from the sun’s harmful rays, and it has strong stitching at the seams to ensure no rips, tears, or water leakage. The floor in particular is a thin tarp-like material that is really easy to clean, although it doesn’t seem that durable.
It’s perfect for all sorts of terrain and occasions, whether it’s on a sandy beach or in a grassy forest.
The FASTCAMP Mega5 is a 3 person tent that is available in three different colors: grey with black and red, green, or ‘Westmud’ which is basically gray.
It’s very affordable, weighs around 7 pounds, and has a floor width and length of 102 x 43 inches. The center height for this one if 6.2 feet, which is excellent as that makes this a pop up tent you can stand in and walk around with ease.
The tent is made of polyester and polyester oxford, and the sturdy 5.9mm poles are fiberglass.
Although advertised as a 3-4 person tent, I would say that this depends on personal preference and how much extra space you like to have. Four adults might feel a bit cramped, but a family of four would fit nicely.
It’s a great 2 season tent; there’s enough ventilation for summer because of the two windows and large doors, and it can withstand light rain but it wouldn’t hold up to harsh cold conditions or constant heavy rain.
The upper window is larger and lets you take in the surrounding nature, whereas the lower one’s purpose is for air circulation. Both of the windows and doors have mesh so that insects like pesky mosquitos can’t get in, and flaps that can either be rolled up and out of the way or closed for extra weather protection.
To assemble this tent, you literally just have to throw it in the air after you unstrap it, and it opens up in seconds.
A privacy wall, which can also be rolled up, is included and it also creates a small separate space for things like shoes and gear. There’s also an interior lantern hook inside enabling you to easily light up your tent at night.
I do recommend using a footprint, not included, because it’s quite easy to damage the underneath of the tent on rough ground.
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the best pop up tent to buy?
Coleman usually have the best tents, pop up or otherwise, which is why their brand is the first one in this list.
Are pop up tents any good?
Pop up tents are great, especially for first-time campers. They’re very easy to set up and are quick too. Not only are they simpler, but they tend to be more affordable as well. Whether you’re going for a day at the beach or a weekend camping trip, pop up tents are a great option.
What company makes the best tents?
Coleman and Core are two of the most popular brands for tents, and with good reason. For years, these two have been making durable, well-made tents which is why they are praised by campers.
What’s the easiest tent to set up?
As featured in this list, the Moon Lence 4 person tent is the easiest pop up tent I have come across in a long time. Being quick and easy to assemble isn’t the only good feature it has though.
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