Summertime camping is all about having a good time and making lifelong memories. Whether you’re with friends, family, or by yourself, it’s always a great experience when you spend time sleeping outdoors surrounded by nature. Still, that experience is only as good as the camping gear that you bring with you.
The quality of your gear, like your summer camping tent, for instance, can make a massive difference in the experience that you have while camping. When you’re out camping, you’re exposed to nature in all of its glory. You’ll get a little dirty, a little wet, and that’s alright.
When it comes time to grab some sleep in your tent, you’ll want to be as comfortable as you can be.
10 Best Tents For Summer Camping
Here is our list of the top summer tents for the ultimate camping trip in warm weather.
As the name suggests, there’s plenty of room inside with this family tent for yourself, a partner, and even a couple of kids. With two zippered doors, KAZOO designed it so that you can get in and out of the tent quickly. That way, even if you have to exit the tent in the middle of the night, you won’t have to walk over whoever you’re with. It has a floor area that measures 95 x 86 inches and a peak height of 57 inches.
The tent is so easy to set up, you could get it done in under 5 minutes on your own. KAZOO uses 210T rip-stop polyester with this summer tent which is great and makes it an excellent waterproof tent that’ll keep you dry and comfortable. Plus it also offers a high degree of sun protection.
Apart from fitting your entire family in it, it’s also got additional storage space as well. Keep your bags, fishing gear, or what have you in there instead of leaving it outside while you sleep.
You can also keep all your smaller accessories (like phones or your wallet) in the little mesh pockets that are found inside this top quality summer tent.
As a quick summer camping tip, you can use unscented bug repellent spray like the Ranger Ready Repellent P2 Pack on your tent to keep bugs away from it and keep you more comfortable.
Coleman is a big name in the camping industry which makes sense since they made top-notch camping gear. One area in which they excel at is in making tents, like this Coleman Dome Tent. This tent has excellent weather protection abilities during the summer.
This summer tent uses Coleman’s Dark Room Technology, which means it blocks out 90% of sunlight. That’s a big deal for a few different reasons. Firstly, less light means that you’ll sleep better, no matter the time of day. Second, it also means that there’s less heat that penetrates the tent. Day or night, the temperature inside this tent will be just at the right level.
The high-quality artistry in this tent is incredible too. Take a closer look at this tent, and you’ll see that it has welded corners, and inverted seems. That might not seem like a significant detail to the untrained eye, but those corners will keep water from coming into the tent! Even if it rains heavily, you’ll be dry and comfy inside this tent.
Coleman included the E-Port with this summer tent. That makes it much easier to bring electrical power inside the tent to charge your devices and stay connected to the world.
Clostnature built this tent with backpackers in mind. They made it ultralight, so it’s much easier to carry around without sacrificing any durability at all.
In terms of space, this summer camping tent is slightly smaller than some of the others on this list. Even though there is no industry standard regarding how much space an adult get’s in a tent, it’ll fit two adults comfortably.
Even though it’s light, this tent is made of 210T Polyester with a coating that keeps it all firm. They also put a lot of attention to making sure the seams are factory-sealed. Altogether, you get a summer camping tent that’s very light, but at the same time protects you from getting wet with it’s amazing weather protection capabilities, especially in hot temperatures.
On top of that, the interior mesh walls ensure that you get excellent ventilation at all times. Even if it’s zipped up all the way, you’ll still be able to breathe easily thanks to it’s efficient air circulation design which provides constant air flow. There’s also added room for storage and little pockets to keep smaller items like your phone.
Setting up this tent is a breeze. You can either have it standing on its own or if you prefer, you can pitch it using just two aluminum poles. All it takes is one person to set this tent up and it just takes minutes.
The Coleman Sundome Tent has a dome-like design for its top which creates large windows for the tent. Together with the ground vent that comes included, you get superior airflow that most tents can’t match. Superb ventilation like that means that you’ll get a constant air flow of fresh air through your tent at all times.
True to the Coleman name, the materials they made this tent with are only of the best quality. They used highly durable polyester materials, while also using welded corners and inverted seams. All-in-all that means that this tent is incredibly resistant to tears from rocks or tree branches, and it’ll keep the rain out.
The inside of this Coleman tent is incredibly spacious. You could fit an entire Queen-sized air bed in the interior without a problem. Since you might want to keep all types of things stored inside the tent like a camping fridge, especially during the summer — its perfect.
What would a modern tent be without a little electricity? This tent also has an E-port included in it, which makes it much easier for you to keep your devices charged.
One look at this summer camping tent and you can see that you could fit a lot inside. You can use it as a four person or six person tent. Getting in and out is also pretty comfortable thanks to the vestibule design that it has for both of its doors.
As an added benefit the vestibule design serves as a place to keep your summer sleeping bags, shoes, and other equipment. There’s also a nifty little port where you can pull an electric cord in as well.
The design is pretty unique. The tent is double-layered with a gap right in between those two layers of polyester. Aside from preventing condensation and moisture from seeping in, it also aids ventilation. With the constant flow of fresh air, you’ll breathe easy and stay cool in the hot summer climate.
This summer tent is easy to carry and set up. It comes with pre-assembled poles that you can set up in seconds. When you’re ready to go, disassembling it is just as easy.
The most noticeable trait of the Wakeman Outdoors tent is its durability. They produced this tent using nylon materials on the tent’s body that not only protects it from tears, but it also keeps moisture out quite effectively. The tent poles are made of fiberglass, so you know they’ll stand quite a bit of abuse from nature.
In terms of space, this tent may not be as big as some of the others on the list but it can fit two average-sized adults comfortably inside, or give a couple of kids plenty of room to play. With it’s size, its a good choice to bring when car camping in high temperatures.
Keeping your gear and personal belongings organized is easy. Wakeman Outdoors included loads of storage pockets inside so you can keep your wallet, phone, and other items neatly tucked away.
Being a relatively-compact tent, packing this away is as easy as 1-2-3! This tent, along with its poles, all squeeze down to a small package that fits into the carrying bag.
Hyke & Byke appears on this list with their amazing Yosemite Backpacking tent. This tent is perfect for you if you’re planning on hiking a fair distance to and from your campsite. If you’re bringing children along, don’t forget to also buy them kids hiking shoes. If it’s your first time car camping it also makes for a beginner friendly choice.
This tent comes in 1-person and 2-person versions so, in other words, you’re only buying as much tent as you need.
No matter what size you buy, what you’re getting is a tent that’s super light and compact. Hyke & Byke designed this tent with backpackers in mind so it can easily fit on your backpack without adding too much additional weight.
The tent uses noseeum mesh walls which allow for air to move through it very easily, while also keeping insects out. You’ll be able to breathe very easily as you rest or sleep in this tent.
Despite being ‘ultralight’ as they call it, the tent can stand freely, or you could secure it to the ground using aluminum alloy stakes.
The tent is also well-designed to keep water and moisture out, so you can stay dry. It also has all the usuals, pockets for your personal belongings, and a vestibule design so you can keep your bags inside the tent.
MKeep’s Campros tent is perfect for your next summer camping trip in warm weather. The manufacturer uses 185T polyester material which gives it an added durability that many other tents might not have. That, plus the added hydrostatic coating, does a great job at keeping you and your partner dry under a fair bit of rain.
In terms of size, this is a two person tent that fits two people comfortably, with a little bit of room for a third if necessary. There’s enough room to keep some of your baggage and gear inside the tent as well.
One thing that you’ll appreciate about this tent is its exceptional ventilation, which is quite useful in hot climate.
Keeping in mind that there is summertime, wherever there’s airflow there’s bound to be mosquitoes and other bugs as well. The MKeep Camppros tent does a good job of accounting for that. It has lots of mesh all over the place like the front door, the tent top, and even on its window.
A great summer camping tent must also be easy to set up and tear down. Luckily setting up the Campros tent takes only a few minutes. Taking it down is just as easy, and it’ll take up very little space wherever you decide to keep it.
The FLYTOP’s double-layer tent is another slightly smaller tent. It offers enough space to fit one or two average-sized adults comfortably. You could probably fit a small child or pet with you there as well.
Apart from being a great choice for the summer. It’s also one of the top season tents offering top notch weather resistance in all types of environments. Even though you might buy it as a summer camping tent, you could get your money’s worth by using it later during the fall or winter as well.
The FLYTOP tent is very easy to set up that a child could probably do it in minutes.
The tent offers a high degree of sun protection, thanks to the UV protective layer on its exterior. This layer can block up to about 98% of UV rays, which there’s plenty of during the summer months. Blocking those rays also means keeping the heat out, so you’ll be able to sit and sleep inside this tent pretty comfortably even in broad daylight.
This tent is also well-designed in keeping water and bugs out. You can enjoy your trip without any little unwanted visitors sharing the tent with you.
10. QOMOTOP Camping Tent
Probably the easiest tent to set up is the QOMOTOP tent. You could even set this summer tent up in just one minute. Well, with a little bit of practice, that’s probably true to some extent.
QOMOTOP used an ‘instant design’ on this tent, which means that you can set it up pretty quickly without having to worry about poles too much.
On top of the easy setup, you have a massive amount of space inside. There’s probably enough room to fit a couple of kids camping beds or airbeds in there, as you enjoy the high internal ceiling. The windows are one of the things that make this the perfect summer camping tent. It has three windows on it, all of which allow you to enjoy the natural view all around you.
When it gets too hot, you can just close them up and still stay comfortable due to it’s mesh roof and a ground vent, allowing great air circulation. It’s built to allow for an electric cord to be pulled into it so that you can keep all of your devices and lights powered.
How To Choose A Summer Tent
Most of the summer tents on this list have all the traits that we like to see in a good summer camping tent. So, here’s a quick list of things to consider when buying a summer camping tent:
- Size and weight – Summer camping trips usually involve a bit of hiking. After all, you’re probably going to have to walk a fair bit of distance from the car to your campsite. What you want is a tent that’s easy to carry, compact and lightweight.
- Weatherproofing – In the summer, you don’t have to worry about rain or snow. You’ll have to worry about the hot sun, warm weather and moisture as well. A good summer tent will protect you against both. Certain all season tents will have protections for other seasons as well.
- Interior space – Whether you’re alone, with a partner, or with kids, it’s essential to have enough space inside. While you’ll probably spend most of your time outside of the tent, if you want to sleep comfortably you’ll need to make sure the inside doesn’t feel claustrophobic, which is one disadvantage of bivy sacks. If you’re looking for a tent where you can cook inside, check out these tents with stove jacks.
- Storage – A good tent will offer you space to keep your bags and smaller items. That way, you won’t misplace your phone, keys, or other similar things.
- Electricity – Summer tents don’t actually provide electricity. Still, the good ones make it easy to run a power cord into the tent without having to leave the front door/flap open to do so.
Martin has been in the summer camp industry for 7 years now. He has worked in different roles for camps, including as a marketing director for summer camps in the United States. Martin enjoys all kinds of outdoor activities but likes hiking and kayaking the most. He’s also a huge fan of traveling.