Top Four Person Tents Reviewed

A good, four-person camping tent can be a useful shelter option for smaller groups of campers.

They come in handy, especially for groups of 2 or 3 campers who want a little extra space for sleeping bags and gear.

Most 4 person tents are big enough to hold 4 people, although you’ll find it can get a little cramped.

These tents are bigger than the lightweight 2 person tents, and ultralight 1 person tents, but are light and small enough to carry a short distance from your car to your campsite.

For 2 people, a 4 person tent can be the optimal size for a more comfortable trip into the backcountry.

While camping can be a rugged experience where you test your will against nature, for some, its just nice to have some space and get a nice, refreshing night’s sleep.

You can even deck them out with bigger air beds and mattresses, a fan, and all your cool camping gadgets and electronics.

Be sure to check below for our ratings and reviews of the best 4 person tents available today.

Top Four Person Tents Rankings

  1. ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 4 Person Tent

  2. Editors Rating:
    (4.6 / 5)

    People 4
    Seasons 3 and 3
    Weight 8.8 lbs
    Packed Dimensions 5.9"L x 6.5"W x 23.9"H
    Assembled Dimensions 88"L x 102"W x 52"H
    Current Price $158.18
    Pros Great weather protection, Convenient storage pockets, Excellent floor protection with coating and factory sealed seams, Great ventilation without the rainfly,, Good space for 2 or 3 people + gear and maybe a dog
    Cons Not much circulation with the rainfly, Condensation build up, , ,
    Our Take:

    The ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 4 Person Tent is an extremely durable tent, perfect for the small family, adventurous couple, or car camper who needs some extra space.

    It includes 2 doors which provide easy entry and exit so campers can avoid stepping over each other.

    The 2 vestibules provide extra space for gear storage to help create more space inside the tent, along with preserving the cleanliness by keeping dirty, stinky gear outside.

    At just under 8 pounds the tent is still pretty lightweight for a 4 person tent, although may be a bit heavy for backpacking.

    The #8 extra large zippers and stitching are top notch and add to the reliability and performance of cheap zippers on tents can be problematic.

    I’m really impressed with how weather resistant this tent is due to the 2000mm coating and factory sealed seams on the floor and the 1500mm coating on the rain fly, while still allowing for plenty of ventilation.

    The floor holds up against moisture quite well.

    The inside pockets are also a great add-on to help keep smaller gear organized and stowed away.

    Read our full review of the ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 4 Person Tent

  3. Coleman 4 Person Instant Tent

  4. Editors Rating:
    (4.5 / 5)

    People 4
    Seasons 3
    Weight 18 lbs
    Packed Dimensions 10"L x 10"W x 40"H
    Assembled Dimensions 96"L x 84"W x 58"H
    Current Price $99.99
    Pros Easy setup with pop up feature, Very water resistant and protected flooring with Coleman's Weathertec system, Good space for 2 or 3 people plus gear, ,
    Cons Not waterproof, Too heavy for backpacking, Not big enough for 4 people, ,
    Our Take:

    The Coleman 4 Person Instant Tent is one of our favorites.

    For a four-person tent especially, setup and breakdown couldn’t be easier.

    You can arrive at your site, setup and be inside in less than 2 minutes.

    Although the tent is not completely waterproof it is heavily water resistant made from 150D/150D Polyester/taped seams.

    So if you are going to be somewhere where the weather can be unpredictable bring an extra rainfly or tarp.

    However, you won’t have to worry about water seeping in from the bottom due to Coleman’s patented Weathertec system which includes welded floors and inverted seams.

    Inside is perfect for 2 with an air mattress + gear or 3 with sleeping bags. 4 adults may find the fit a bit snug.

    For those camping in the heat, the large side windows provide excellent cross breezes to help keep things cool.

    This is one of Coleman’s better tents for sure.

    At just under 10 pounds this isn’t the best tent for backpacking unless you plan on just doing some good old fashioned tent or car camping.

    Read our full review of the Coleman 4 Person Instant Tent

  5. Winterial 4 Person, 3 Season Tent

  6. Editors Rating:
    (4.2 / 5)

    People 4
    Seasons 3
    Weight 5.4
    Packed Dimensions 4.1"L x 4.4"W x 23.9"H
    Assembled Dimensions 85"L x 85"W x 52"H
    Current Price $109.99
    Pros Plenty of room for 2 or 3 people comfortably., ultra lightweight for a 3 person tent at just over 5 pounds, Great circulation with or without the rainfly rolled down, can fit a queen sized air mattress,
    Cons Not actually big enough for 4 people, Difference in capacity between manufacturer and Amazon, Some reported zipper problems, ,
    Our Take:

    The Winterial 4 person tent will fit 3 people snuggly, or 2 people very comfortably.

    The inside is just big enough to fit a queen sized air mattress.

    The setup is easy and can be done in a matter of minutes and has a vestibule + 2nd door for easy entry and exit and a place for storing your dirty shoes not to mention increased air circulation.

    The tent clocks in at just over 5 pounds so its perfect for the multi-person lightweight backpacking trip.

    It also comes with a rainfly that easily clips into the sides of the tent for bad weather protection and the aluminum poles give reliably hold the whole thing together.

    There have been complaints of zipper problems on this, but you can easily return on Amazon if that happens.

    Also this is really a 3 person tent but listed as 4 person on Amazon

    Read our full review of the Winterial 4 Person, 3 Season Tent

    People 4
    Seasons 3
    Weight 7.95 lbs
    Packed Dimensions 12"L x 12"W x 30"H
    Assembled Dimensions 108"L x 84"W x 59"H
    Current Price $133.79
    Pros Darkroom technology blocks 97% of sunlight for cooler temps, Large vestibule for gear storage, Easy setup, ,
    Cons Not big enough for 4 people, If it rains everything in the vestibule gets wet, Cant fit 2 queen size air mattresses comfortably, ,
    Our Take:

    The Coleman Carlsbad 4 Person Dome is a good tent if you’re looking for a great night’s sleep.

    Coleman designed the tent with Darkroom technology which blocks 97% of sunlight from entering the inside of the tent.

    To me, this puts this tent in a league of its own, especially if you’re bunking with 3 other people and want to maximize your z’s.

    The Darker inside also can help keep it cooler, so this is a great summertime tent, especially if you’re going to be in warmer dryer, climates.

    One of the coolest features of this tent is the small “patio” vestibule area that is pretty big but most importantly can handle all your dirty gear including muddy boots, towels, and smelly clothes.

    This helps preserve the longevity of the tent and the morale of everyone inside.

    The included rainfly does ok against the rain and wind, but not the best in extreme weather.

    The inside can be a bit small and may not always fit 4 people depending on size so plan on fitting 2-3 comfortably.

    Read our full review of the Coleman Carlsbad 4-Person Dome Dark Room Tent

Last update on 2019-11-12 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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Nick P

Nick spent his mostly unsupervised youth raising hell in the woods and ponds of 16 Acres in Springfield, MA (AKA Hell's Acres). He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY and loves hitting the northeast trails when his schedule allows and camping on his roof deck when it doesn't.

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