Car Camping Tents

Tents for people who like walk-in closets.

MSR Papa Hubba NX

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Best Summer Basecamp Tent: The Papa Hubba builds on previous Hubba backpacking tents with extra space and some added comfort features. Stay-dry doors are especially nice if you’ll be camping with forgetful friends: even when left open they’ll channel water away from the interior and your precious gear. Both the tent clips and poles are color coded, so set-up is a breeze. Our favorite feature, though, is the layout of doors and vestibules, ensuring good ventilation, even in summer heat or at a crowded summer festival campground.

GoLite Shangri-La 5

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Best Tent for Gear Addicts: The Shangri-La 5 features 90 square feet of floor space. That’s a lot of extra room to store your fishing gear, climbing rack, and an extra cooler or two of your favorite beer. This teepee-style tent pitches with one internal pole, so the space to stake it out is a key to stability. The no-see-um inner lining and roof vents in the fly are a nice touch, keeping fresh air flowing in and bugs squarely out.

REI Kingdom 6

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Best Family Tent: With a peak height over six feet, REI’s Kingdom tent feels more like a mobile cabin than a tent. An internal divider can separate the tent into two private rooms, a helpful feature if you need to put kids down for a nap or to bed early. At seventeen pounds, it requires its own backpack to carry, but the huge footprint lends itself perfectly to large groups, or those just seeking a little extra space and privacy. You can add on extra vestibules with the Connect-Tech zipper, expanding your Kingdom as far as you need.