10 Best Tall Tents You Can Stand Up In

By Emma

We conducted 12+ hours of research to settle on the Coleman Cabin Camping Tent with Weatherproof Screen Room as the best tall tent you can stand up in.

If you’re a taller camper, then you know the annoyance of constantly bumping your head into a tent roof. Or maybe you’re simple tired of hunching and crawling in your tent. 

So to help you out, we did the hard work of examining dozens of eligible tents to bring you this list of our top tall tents. We can confidently recommend any of these options depending on your specific needs.

Our top choice is the Coleman Cabin Camping Tent with Weatherproof Screen Room.  Despite technically being a dome tent, it features a 6’4 height. The best part is that this height stays consistent no matter where you stand inside. Not only that, but it even offers a weatherproof screen room for extra storage or relaxing.

For a smaller group who wants even more weather protection, we were blown away by the ALPS Mountaineering Camp Creek 4-Person Tent. Plus, you get a whopping 7’ peak height and easy pitch.

Along with the top recommendations below, we also made this handy buyer’s guide. Check it out to learn how to pick your very own tall tent.

best Tall Tents you can stand up in — Top recommendations

Best tall tent overall: Coleman Cabin Camping Tent with Weatherproof Screen Room  — features a weatherproofed screen room and strikes an impressive balance between living space and weather performance at a slightly higher price

Best tall tent for weather protection: ALPS Mountaineering Camp Creek 4-Person Tent — the ultimate 3-season weather performance for those who don’t want to worry about the forecast

Best tall tent for large groups: CORE 9 Person Instant Cabin Tent — premier living space with an instant pitch

Best budget-friendly tall tent: UNP 6 Person Waterproof Cabin Tent — smaller option for fair weather camping

Other noteworthy contenders:

Eureka Copper Canyon LX, 3 Season, Camping Tent

  • Space & comfort (30%) – 9/10, 7’ height is spectacular, especially for a smaller tent
  • Weather resistance (25%) – 7/10
  • Build quality and durability (15%) – 7/10
  • Ease of setup (10%) – 8/10, people reported a hassle-free 10 minutes
  • Weight & Portability (10%) – 7/10, 19lbs isn’t bad
  • Company history and reputation (10%) – 7/10

Best for: smaller groups of 2-4 looking for the tallest height without the unneeded extra space; $$

If you’re intrigued by some of the taller tent heights but not so enthusiastic about the oversized space – and the extra cost – then check out the Eureka Copper Canyon LX 4P.

Featuring an insanely tall 7’, even the tallest camper will feel right at home.

But now you don’t need to worry about an enormous floor plan that you don’t really need. Camp in a cozy upright home – not in a gigantic fabric warehouse.

All in all, the Eureka Copper Canyon 4P is a lovely home-away-from home. It’s received high praise for its breathability, even when it’s hot and humid. This is especially noteworthy for synthetic tents, which can sometimes get stuffy.

If storms kick up, you get an extended door awning created by the roof fly. This way, you won’t get soaked when opening the door.

Some campers mention being stuck in rainstorms lasting several hours without a drop of water.

Yet still others have complained of a leak or two. The fly isn’t full-coverage, after all. For this reason, you could be okay in bad weather camping…but we’d suggest it more for when the forecast cooperates.

Pros:

  • Enormously tall 7’ ceiling height is 100% consistent throughout this cabin tent
  • 8×8’ floor is adequate for small groups without being “too much”
  • Nice airflow throughout the tent, even with the fly on
  • Easy 10 minute pitch

Cons:

  • Some favorable weather performance, but other campers say it’s not the best; take your chances or save it for fair weather

Coleman Cabin Camping Tent with Weatherproof Screen Room

  • Space & comfort (30%) – 8/10, roomy 6’4 height extends through almost all of the dome tent
  • Weather resistance (25%) – 8/10, strong rain performance
  • Build quality and durability (15%) – 8/10
  • Ease of setup (10%) – 7/10, about 15-20 minutes
  • Weight & Portability (10%) – 6/10, a bit heavy at 30lbs
  • Company history and reputation (10%) – 8/10

Best for: 4-6 people who want to camp in relatively warmer temperatures and need a do-it-all tent with extra storage and screen room; $$$

If you want a smaller (but taller!) do-everything tent, seriously consider the Coleman Cabin Camping Tent with Weatherproof Screen Room.

The peak height is given as 6’4, but really, due to the unique shape, you won’t feel much of a height decrease unless you’re standing at the absolute front or back.

You’ll be able to stand up straight pretty much anywhere – a rarity for dome tents. 

Inside, you get a total of 13×10’ living space. The main body of the tent measures 9×10’. That’s enough room to fit the advertised 2 queen beds edge to edge with a bit of maneuvering room leftover.

The other 4’ of length comes from the screen room. It’s the ideal size for plopping down two or three camping chairs for bug-free lounging. Or it’s just big enough to sleep an extra camper, if needed. 

Another awesome thing about the screen room is that it’s (mostly) weatherproofed. The rainfly extends over the screen room, meaning you won’t see any leaks. 

And there aren’t any complaints about leaking in the reviews. And this is in spite of campers taking the Coleman Cabin out during rainy days.

Another awesome thing about this tent is its rave reviews on its ventilation, even on warm days with the rainfly on. 

Pros:

  • Generous 6’4 height manages to extend through 90% of the tent
  • Tons of mesh results in spectacular ventilation
  • Weatherproofed, floored screen room
  • Extra 3’ of space from the vestibule; great for storage
  • Stays dry in the rain

Cons:

  • Heavier at 30 lbs
  • High price will be a turn off
  • Screen room has a mesh strip in the floor for drainage; if it rains, water could potentially seep through

ALPS Mountaineering Camp Creek 4-Person Tent

  • Space & comfort (30%) – 8/10, 7’ height is amazing, but you might notice even the slightest dip in height throughout the dome
  • Weather resistance (25%) – 9/10 universal feedback praising its bad-weather performance
  • Build quality and durability (15%) – 6/10, some campers were worried it felt a little thin
  • Ease of setup (10%) – 8/10 
  • Weight & Portability (10%) – 7/10
  • Company history and reputation (10%) – 7/10

Best for: small groups of 2-3 looking for a cozy-sized tent with maximum height and reliable weather protection; $$$

For smaller groups determined to camp even when the forecast turns sour, the ALPS Mountaineering Camp Creek 4-Person Tent is your next tent.

No, seriously – it really is all that. Users have raved about this thing’s weather performance. 

From all-night-long torrential downpours, to weekend storms complete with sustained winds, this tent has kept out every raindrop.

Perhaps when considering the impressive weatherproofing specs, this makes sense. 

It’s equipped with a hardy 75D polyester rainfly coated up to 1500 mm. The floor is even tougher, similarly rated up to 1500 and made with 150D polyester oxford. Plus, add in factory seam taping and it’s really no wonder it stays so dry inside.

For tall campers, you’re in luck. The ceiling offers a massive 7’. 

Another cool thing about the ALPS Mountaineering Tent is that it’s on the smaller side. With 7’6 x 8’6 in floor space, it’s plenty of room for you and 1 or 2 friends to spread out. 

Even better, you aren’t paying for that extra – and unwanted – square footage. And while we’re on the subject of price, this is actually an incredibly reasonably priced tent. 

Pros:

  • A gigantic 7’ ceiling height for the tallest campers
  • Snug 7’6 x 8’6 is ideal for smaller groups and won’t straddle you with extra space; fits 4 sleeping bags
  • Incredible weatherproofing: strong specs across the board, but even more so, resoundingly positive feedback
  • Mesh pockets for storage
  • Relatively easy setup
  • Door awning keeps you dry when entering the tent during a downpour

Cons:

  • Some users have expressed mild concern with the thinness of the material

Core 9 Person Instant Cabin Tent

  • Space & comfort (30%) – 8/10, 6’5 height is nice and will be felt anywhere inside
  • Weather resistance (25%) – 8/10 surprisingly good in pouring rain
  • Build quality and durability (15%) – 7/10
  • Ease of setup (10%) – 9/10, satisfied campers have confirmed a 1 minute pitch
  • Weight & Portability (10%) – 6/10, a bit on the heavy side at 30lbs
  • Company history and reputation (10%) – 7/10

Best for: groups of 6-8 who need a lot of space and would rather skip the hassle of tent pitching altogether; $$ 

For those who want ample living space but won’t tolerate a tedious setup process, have a look at the CORE 9 Person Instant Cabin Tent.

Campers have only good things to say about the 1 minute pitch. The pre-attached poles make it a snap to pop the tent into place.

Meanwhile, this convenience doesn’t come at the cost of living space or height.

With a generous 6’5 of peak height, tall campers can rest assured that they can move comfortably throughout this cabin tent.

And with a 14×9’ floor, you’ll still have more than enough room for 2 queen mattresses with plenty of space leftover.

There’s also a room divider for extra privacy. Easily transform this giant 1 room mansion into a cozy 2 room space.

In bad weather, the CORE 9 doesn’t back down. 

Many users have told stories of remaining dry in their tent while strong storms blew through. Although other campers had to run for the shelter of their cars, those in the CORE 9 remained dry through the night.

One downside to note is the zipper construction. Similar to a few other tents on this list, there’s a small gap where the zippers meet that’s just large enough for determined bugs to get inside.

Pros:

  • Tall height of 6’5 is constant throughout the tent
  • Plenty of room in the 14×9’ for 2 queen beds and space to spare
  • Crazy fast instant pitch: 1 minute
  • Performs surprisingly well in bad weather, especially considering its average-level weatherproof specs
  • Mesh top for views and added ventilation
  • All of this for a reasonable price

Cons:

  • Requires a little ingenuity to keep critters from sneaking in the zipper gap

UNP 6 Person Cabin Tent

  • Space & comfort (30%) – 7/10, 6’5 peak height diminishes a bit towards the edges
  • Weather resistance (25%) – 6/10, mixed reviews
  • Build quality and durability (15%) – 6/10, tent pole sleeves are a little tight, can get jammed
  • Ease of setup (10%) – 8/10, anywhere between 5-10 minutes
  • Weight & Portability (10%) – 7/10
  • Company history and reputation (10%) – 6/10, not very well known

Best for: smaller groups of 2-4 who want a cozy, fair-weather tent at a similarly fair price; $

For groups who want a basic, affordable, but cozy option, the UNP 6 Person Cabin Tent could fit the bill. 

It’s also an excellent choice for someone new to the camping world. This tent won’t break the bank, but nor is it so cheap and chincy that it would make your first camping experience miserable.

Offering a 6’5 peak height, you’ll have plenty of room to move around. As it is a dome tent, of course that height will decrease a little as you start moving away from the center.

Regarding the bad-weather performance..well, it’s a little mixed. Campers are either extremely satisfied – reporting no leakage whatsoever. Or they’re rather soggy – citing leaky corners and wet mesh pockets.

Honestly, this is most likely due to quality control, especially given the not-very-well-known UNP brand. 

Another funny thing about the UNP 6P is that it does have 2 doors…but they’re both in the front.

Since UNP placed both doors in front, instead of a door at each end of the tent, you could end up playing a nerve-wracking game of hopscotch over your tent mates.

Pros:

  • 6.5’ height is pretty do-able 
  • 10×9’ floor space comfortably houses 2 queen beds
  • Mesh top offers great ventilation and lovely scenic views at night
  • Gear loft and mesh pockets for internal storage
  • Offers an e-power port; nice touch for a lesser-known brand

Cons:

  • Due to the less-than-stellar popularity of UNP, campers suspect there may be quality control issues
  • Build quality of pole sleeves is a little tight
  • Weatherproofing is a mixed bag
  • 2 doors, but they’re both in front rather than front and back

Kodiak Canvas Flex-Bow Tent 

  • Space & comfort (30%) – 8/10, 6’6 height
  • Weather resistance (25%) – 8/10, phenomenal performance in bad weather
  • Build quality and durability (15%) – 9/10, highly durable and long lasting
  • Ease of setup (10%) – 7/10
  • Weight & Portability (10%) – 5/10, 84lbs isn’t going anywhere very quickly
  • Company history and reputation (10%) – 8/10, popular brand

Best for: smaller groups of 2-4 who want to invest in a rugged bad-weather tent that will last a lifetime; $$$$

No matter if you’re camping, hunting, or attending a festival, the Kodiak Canvas Flex-Bow Tent has got you covered.

You don’t need to give a care to the weather with this tent, so feel free to pitch it and leave it.

Many reviewers praised the Kodiak Canvas for its weather performance. 

The most memorable of these harrowing stories came from a camper who discovered the tent sitting in 6 inches of rain. Yet the inside was fully dry.

Clearly, the Kodiak Canvas is a winner when it comes to roughing it in the rain. But will you be able to do that in comfort?

It seems to! With a 6’6 height that remains fairly constant, you can walk around inside with ease. Plus, you get a 10×14’ floor. That’s enough room for 2 queen beds and room to spare.

And if that’s not enough space, you get a 5’ deep awning for storing your extra gear. This lets you free up additional space inside so it’s even more spacious.

One of the most obvious drawbacks is the Kodiak Canvas Tent’s weight. While this is relatively universal across all canvas tents, it’s still necessary to point out the hefty weight of 84lbs.

At that weight, this tent is extremely cumbersome. That’s another great reason for it to function as a base camp tent: because once you drag it to its location, it isn’t going to be moved again in a hurry!

Pros:

  • 6’6 center height is consistent throughout
  • Great weatherproofing: silicone coated canvas provides double reinforcement against water
  • Large awning/vestibule for propping your extra stuff outside
  • Extremely hardy tent; lasts reportedly for decades
  • Breathable where synthetic tents fail

Cons:

  • Ridiculously heavy; 84lbs
  • Extremely expensive, but it’s a long-term investment

Wenzel Klondike 8P Tent

  • Space & comfort (30%) – 8/10, 6’6 peak height is consistent everywhere but the screen room
  • Weather resistance (25%) – 7/10, screen room sometimes leaks in the heaviest downpours
  • Build quality and durability (15%) – 8/10
  • Ease of setup (10%) – 7/10
  • Weight & Portability (10%) – 7/10
  • Company history and reputation (10%) – 7/10

Best for: groups of 3-5 who’d like the separation and privacy of a 2 room tent; $$

We get it – camping with a lot of people can get tedious, no matter how much you love them. 

That’s what the Wenzel Klondike 9 Person Tent solves for. The bonus screen room is basically a second room, including full weatherproofing. 

Totaling 16×11’ of living space, a lot of campers do indeed treat the screen room as a second room. 

And you taller campers won’t knock your head into the roof with the spacious 6’6 height. Though the walls do slope down a bit, campers say the height difference isn’t that steep.

One place where the height decrease is clear is the screen room. There’s a good 6” you’re losing in height, so unless you’re sitting down, a very tall camper may have to hunch in there.

Despite this, the screen room does have its advantages. It’s a welcome surprise to see this screen room with not only a floor, but a full bathtub floor. Plus, the walls can be zipped up when it rains.

Speaking of rain, campers have reported overall satisfaction with the weather performance. 

Even with the tent zipped, you’ll still have breathability thanks to the vents at the back and top of the tent. Now it’ll stay cool even with the fly on.

Pros:

  • 6’6 height is quite comfortable; the decrease isn’t too terrible 
  • 16×11’ total area , enough room for 2 queen beds
  • Can be used as a 2-room tent; fully weatherproof and floored
  • Holds up well to all but the nastiest of storms
  • Budget price for such a large tent
  • Good ventilation; 2 roof vents and large vent in back of tent

Cons:

  • Screen room height declines noticeably by 6”

The North Face Wawona 6 Tent

  • Space & comfort (30%) – 7/10, the 6’6 peak height is great, but the dome shape means that height won’t carry far
  • Weather resistance (25%) – 8/10, great weatherproof specs and performance
  • Build quality and durability (15%) – 8/10
  • Ease of setup (10%) – 8/10, praised for 10 minute setup
  • Weight & Portability (10%) – 7/10
  • Company history and reputation (10%) – 8/10

Best for: groups of 3-5 looking for a weatherproofed tent that offers extra storage space; $$$

Equipped with an enormous 5×8’ vestibule, The North Face Wawona 6 Tent can hold anything you throw at it.

This vestibule alone can hold your entourage of pets (yeah, some campers brought several dogs!) bicycles, and anything in between. As such, it’s an appealing option for campers who plan on bringing plenty along for the trip.

This extra space is pretty helpful considering your interior living space totals 10×8’. It’s definitely not the largest on our list by any means. 

But it’s good to have that option of maximizing your interior space by utilizing the vestibule.

The North Face Wawona 6’ standing height is 6’6. At first glance, this is more than sufficient. 

However, because it’s a traditional dome tent, the 6’6 truly only applies in the very center. Stray beyond that and you may run into some noticeable height decreases.

On the positive side, this tent brings some noteworthy bad-weather performance.

One particular camper mentioned a weekend-long rainstorm in the Smoky Mountains. Despite driving rain, there wasn’t a drop inside the tent.

This is only the first of many positive weather-related comments about The North Face Wawona 6. So if you’re looking for something that you don’t have to pack up at the first sign of dark clouds, this could be it.

Pros:

  • Oversized vestibule fits anything and frees up interior space; good for pet lovers, cyclists, and more
  • Weather performance is great in the field
  • Pretty quick setup of 10 minutes for most users
  • Ten interior mesh pockets for storage
  • Roof vents in the rainfly for ventilation

Cons:

  • Price is on the higher end 
  • 6’6 height is only at its peak in the very center

Coleman WeatherMaster 6-Person Tent with Screen Room

  • Space & comfort (30%) – 7/10, a bit tight for the advertised 6 people, but offers 6’8 height
  • Weather resistance (25%) – 8/10, great weatherproofing except for screen room
  • Build quality and durability (15%) – 9/10, sturdy materials; buyers impressed by durability
  • Ease of setup (10%) – 6/10, slower pitch – about a half hour
  • Weight & Portability (10%) – 6/10, heavy at 32lbs
  • Company history and reputation (10%) – 8/10

Best for: 3-5 campers looking for a tent that can stand up to some tough weather conditions; $$$

As you know, car camping tents aren’t always stellar for their bad-weather performance. But the Coleman WeatherMaster 6-Person Tent is a welcome change of pace.

Users have subjected this tent to all kinds of extended rainy day forays. Yet they confirmed zero leaks.

The bathtub floor keeps the fully taped and inverted seams off the ground. 

Plus, it’s made of 1,000D polyethylene. Because that’s such a sturdy floor, you don’t need to worry about ripping if the kids start roughhousing.

This floor is an added perk for pet lovers. Campers have said their dog’s nails didn’t harm the floor at all.

For all its impressive handling in bad conditions, you still get a tent large enough to stand up in.

At 6’8, this is an extremely lofty ceiling, ideal for all but the tallest of campers. Since this is technically a dome tent, you will unfortunately see some height decrease at either end of the tent. 

The Coleman WeatherMaster offers a screen room for protection from bugs. And if you stand at the near-end of the bonus screen room, you can still take advantage of that full 6’8 height.

Pros:

  • 6’8 height is suitable for all but the tallest campers
  • 11×9’ floor good for small to mid-sized groups
  • Screen room for bug-free relaxation or extra gear storage to further maximize space
  • Impressive weatherproof specs and performance; reported to stand tall even in strong winds and rain
  • Room divider for partitioning and privacy

Cons:

  • Dome tent structure means that the 6’8 height is not universal throughout the tent
  • No weatherproofing (or floor..) for the screen room
  • 32lbs is a bit heavy
  • Reported 30 minute setup

Coleman Montana 8P

  • Space & comfort (30%) – 8/10, enormous living space, but center height shorter than other options on our list; 6’2
  • Weather resistance (25%) – 6/10, users suggest waterproofing it yourself
  • Build quality and durability (15%) – 7/10
  • Ease of setup (10%) – 6/10, about a half hour
  • Weight & Portability (10%) – 7/10
  • Company history and reputation (10%) – 8/10

Best for: families or groups of 6-8 looking for a premium amount of space but at a less-than-premium cost; $$

For those of you who need more living room than the products on our list, check out the Coleman Montana 8P.

With dimensions of 16×7’, you’re definitely getting the most bang for your buck. Throw down six or seven sleeping bags and still have room leftover to move around.

Sadly, the ultra-spaciousness doesn’t exactly apply to the ceiling height. At 6’2, this isn’t the tallest on our list. Plus, the dome shape cuts into the height even more once you start standing on the far sides of the tent.

All that said, this height is still quite do-able provided that you or your group members aren’t NBA-player heights.

Another interesting thing about the Montana 8P is its lack of windows. All you get are two on the far ends, as well as the top half of the door. Thanks to this, it begins to feel like living inside of a fabric tunnel.

But on the positive side, if you remove the rainfly, you’ll get plenty of scenery views – and ventilation.

Finally, as far as weatherproofing goes….well, this tent is probably best for fair-weather trips.

A lot of users reported some issues with rain leaks. However, the campers who remained dry suggested simply waterproofing it yourself to remedy the problem.

Pros:

  • Quite roomy for fitting your whole group; 16×7’ floor
  • Mid-price is easy on the wallet and maximizes bang for your buck
  • Hinged door adds touch of home-like feel

Cons:

  • Not the tallest height on our list; 6’2 height decreases further when you stand on the edges of the tent
  • Only 2 windows at the far ends of the tent as well as the door window
  • Not the best weatherproofing

How to Choose the Best Tall Tent to Stand Up In

It’s hard to know how tall of a tent to look for so that you don’t hunch or bump your head into the ceiling.

That’s why we created this buyer’s guide – so you can find the best tall tent for your extra height.

Peak Height and Weight

When shopping for your tall tent, you’ll notice a dimension called a “peak height.”  Usually, this highest point (or “peak”) is at the very center of the tent.

For taller campers around 6’, look for a peak height around 6’4, or 76”. 

Now, if you’re a tall backpacker, listen up: it’s extremely rare to find small, lightweight backpacking tents with peak heights over 50”. In fact, most tall-ish backpacking tents only go up to 47”! 

Of course, this can still be comfortable. Actually, almost anything is do-able for the truly determined long-distance hiker whose primary goal is shedding ounces.

But for those of you who don’t care about weight and do care about height and comfort, a car camping tent is probably the way to go.

Built for glamping, car camping tents are for campers who don’t have to carry their tent very far. 

So, clearly, they will be heavier – anywhere from 20lbs for the ALPS Mountaineering Camp Creek 4-Person Tent or a whopping 84lbs for the Kodiak Canvas Flex-Bow Tent.

In trade for this weight, you get incredible peak heights. Ranging from 72 – 84” (or 6’ – 7’), you’ll never again have to stoop inside your tent!

To see what I mean, check out the roomy Eureka Copper Canyon LX Tent 4P with an awesome 7’ height.

Capacity

For backpackers, you’ll mostly see floors around 90” long at most. You can usually house 1-3 people in tents of these sizes.

Again, this is because you’re carrying this thing on your back, and tent manufacturers are trying to help you reduce your pack weight.

Thankfully, car camping tents go much higher in terms of living area and capacity.

Since these types of tents are made for larger gatherings, their floor lengths can start at 7’ and go up to 16’ or more in length.

Meanwhile, capacities range from 4 people all the way to 10+! For example, the Core 9 Person Instant Cabin Tent can hold 7-8 people.

One thing to remember: tent manufacturers often over exaggerate a bit on the maximum capacity. 

So if you see a 6P tent, sure, you can most likely squeeze 6 people inside. But there’s a good chance it will be a cramped, uncomfortable fit. 

Instead, err on the side of caution by choosing a tent that’s rated for 7 or even 8 people. 

Shape

Dome tents are arguably one of the more popular tent shapes. Just remember that domes have sloping walls. Because of this, a dome is truly at its tallest height only when you stand in the middle.

While domes suitable for tall people do exist, like the The North Face Wawona 6 Tent, they aren’t always the best choice.

If you do select a dome, make sure the center height is around 6’4 to compensate for the loss in height when you stand at the edges of the tent.

Cabin tents, on the other hand, are typically much more appropriate for taller campers.

They feature nearly vertical walls, which eliminates that annoying issue of the ceiling sloping down on you. Now you can stand upright anywhere inside the tent.

Materials

Most tents are constructed with synthetic fabrics which are lightweight and durable. 

Nylon is especially notable for this, and is found on a lot of backpacking tents. As a tradeoff of course, it’s usually higher in price.

Polyester is an extremely common fabric for car camping tents. 

It’s heavier than nylon, but not always as strong. However, some tent floors like the Coleman WeatherMaster 6-Person Tent utilize heavier polyester. It feels almost like a tarp and can hold up to heavy use.

Finally, canvas is a lesser-known but strikingly unique option.

Made of cotton, canvas is extremely breathable and naturally waterproof. Unlike synthetic tents, moisture won’t bead up on your tent walls or make the interior feel like a humid sauna.

Canvas also lasts a ridiculously long time. When cared for, canvas tents have been known to remain in service for decades.

They do have a few downsides, though. One is their premium price tag, plus their hefty weights. So keep these drawbacks in mind.

Ventilation

Ventilation refers to a tent’s ability to let moisture buildup escape. Otherwise, the moisture that we naturally exhale builds up over time. 

Tents that feature a lot of mesh are amazing at letting air circulate throughout the tent. Some models, like the Coleman Cabin Camping Tent with Weatherproof Screen Room feature walls equipped with enormous mesh windows and a fully mesh top.

But what if it starts raining and you need to keep the rainfly on? In that case, you need to check for a tent that offers vents in the walls and/or the rainfly. 

For example, the UNP 6 Person Cabin Tent has 2 roof vents which can be opened from inside the tent. 

Weather Protection

One of the first steps you should take when searching for a properly weatherproofed tent is to check the tent’s Hydrostatic Head (HH) rating

This rating measures how tall water can bead up on the surface before it begins to leak. Basically, the higher the number, the more resistant the tent will be to water.

Don’t just rely on the HH rating though. Another critical spec to look for are taped and/or inverted seams. 

Seam taping is a process that the tent undergoes at the factory. A layer of thin polyurethane is laid down over the vulnerable needle holes of the seams, which helps prevent leaking.

Some tents even feature double protection by inverting their seams. Now, the seams are safely pointed inside the tent, rather than outside in the weather. This further keeps the seams from being exposed to any rain.

Finally, keep a lookout for a bathtub floor. Not all tents are equipped with this type of floor. But for an example, see the Coleman Cabin Camping Tent with Weatherproof Screen Room.

A bathtub floor simply means that the floor extends several inches up the walls. Doing this keeps the seams out of the pooling water and mud so you don’t end up with water all over your floor.

Extra Features

To wrap things up, let’s look at some extra features that some tents will include.

Maybe you wanted the tallest tent, but you couldn’t afford the additional capacity upgrade. Not to worry – that’s what vestibules are for.

Vestibules are these handy, oversized awnings outside a tent that you can use to store gear. Doing this will free up interior space so you can fit that extra camping buddy if you really wanted to.

Don’t get vestibules mixed up with screen rooms, though. Screen rooms are a whole different animal, sometimes offering enough room to sleep additional people.

They’re entirely enclosed in mesh, which is perfect for relaxing. They’re amazing havens to lounge in a camp chair, have a beverage, and laugh at all the bugs who can’t reach you.

Final Verdict

We hope you taller campers are feeling better about camping in a tent that can accommodate your extra height.

Our favorite option out of all the tall tents to stand up in is the Coleman Cabin Camping Tent with Weatherproof Screen Room.

Even though it’s a dome, you get a 6’4 height that you can feel just about everywhere. Plus, the weather protection – yes, including in the screen room – is noteworthy.

Just keep in mind you are going to be paying more for all these awesome perks.

Finally, for those who require the best 3-season weather protection, look no further than the ALPS Mountaineering Camp Creek 4-Person Tent

You can wait out any storm in comfort. The 7’ peak height certainly helps with the luxury feel as well.

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My name is Emma, and I’m a city dweller who jumps on every opportunity to get out and enjoy nature! I’ve gone on a number of car camping and backpacking trips over the past few years. I created this site to inspire others to get outside and to make the process easier for you.