About Three Person Tents

A good, 3-person tent is a great shelter option for camping duos who want a little extra space at night.

While a 2 person tent can be a nice lightweight accomodation, a 3 person tent offers more space for sleeping and gear.

More space in your tent can lead to a better night’s sleep and the better you sleep, the more you will enjoy your camping trip.

Most good 3 person tents are very comfortable and are built with strong, waterproof materials, good ventilation, zip up windows, rain flys.

Even if you are traveling with 3 people, most 3 person tents will be able to hold all 3 of you plus your gear.  Just opt for a tent with a vestibule for extra storage outside.  This comes in handy for smelly boots and dirty bags.

Be sure to check out our ratings and reviews below of the best 3 person tents, along with a buying guide video with tips on how to find the best 3 person tent for your next adventure!

Best Three Person Tents - Updated January 2020

  1. ALPS Mountaineering Zephyr 3-Person Tent
  2. Editors Rating:
    (4.4 / 5)
    ALPS Mountaineering Zephyr 3-Person Tent
    Great ventilation with two mesh doors and entire mesh walls
    $151.48
    People 3
    Seasons 3
    Weight 6.1 lbs
    Packed Dimensions 6.5"L x 6.5"W x 24"H
    Assembled Dimensions 89"L x 74"W x 41"H
    Current Price $151.48

    The ALPS Mountaineering Zephyr 3 Person Tent is perfect for use as a 2 person backpacking tent. Setup is super easy enough for even beginners with ALPS’ patented 2 aluminum pole freestanding configuration. Just snap a few parts into place and you’re ready to go.

    Pros
    • 1500mm Coated Fly and 3000mm coated floor for great water and UV protection
    • Perfect space for 2 people plus extras
    • 2 Vestibules for gear storage
    Cons
    • Not big enough for 3 people comfortably
    • Ventilation not great with the rainfly
    • Can be difficult to open from the inside

    Read our full review of the ALPS Mountaineering Zephyr 3-Person Tent


  3. ALPS Mountaineering Chaos 3 Person Tent
  4. Editors Rating:
    (4.1 / 5)
    ALPS Mountaineering Chaos 3 Person Tent
    Mostly mesh walls and mesh roofing increases ventilation and improves star-gazing
    $203.48
    People 3
    Seasons 3
    Weight 6 lbs
    Packed Dimensions 6.5"L x 6.5"W x 23"H
    Assembled Dimensions 66"L x 90"W x 41"H
    Current Price $203.48

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    Read our full review of the ALPS Mountaineering Chaos 3 Person Tent


  • Coleman Sundome 3 Person Tent
  • Editors Rating:
    (3.8 / 5)
    Coleman Sundome 3 Person Tent
    The three-person dome design is quick and easy to set up; Spacious interior, room to move; Dome design for quick setup, 10 minutes
    $72.94
    People 3
    Seasons 3
    Weight 8 lbs
    Packed Dimensions 7"L x 7"W x 23"H
    Assembled Dimensions 84"L x 84"W x 52"H
    Current Price $72.94

    The Sundome 3 Person Tent is a great, inexpensive tent perfect for the car camper.

    Weighing in at 8 pounds this isn’t the ideal backpacking tent unless you’re really looking to give your legs and back a workout, or you have 3 people who can split the carrying duties.

    The tent can be set up in less than 10 minutes by simply sliding the included continuous poles through the snag free sleeves.

    Pros
    • Great air ventilation
    • Less than $50
    • Easy setup
    • Holds up well against harsh weather and rain
    Cons
    • Heavier tent at 8 pounds
    • Blowing sideways rain gets inside
    • Bottom seams tend to tear a bit

    Read our full review of the Coleman Sundome 3 Person Tent


  • Coleman Hooligan Tent
  • Editors Rating:
    (3.7 / 5)
    Coleman Hooligan Tent
    Sleeps 2; Main fly seams are factory taped; 1 Large side entry door
    People 3
    Seasons 3
    Weight 12.6 lbs
    Packed Dimensions 6"L x 6"W x 30"H
    Assembled Dimensions 96"L x 84"W x 48"H
    Current Price Price not available

    The Coleman Hooligan Tent is an excellent beginner’s backpacking tent. You can choose between 2/3/4 person sizes and with a 1 pole design setup couldn’t be simpler. The 2 person model is very big for a 2 person tent.

    Pros
    • Sleeps 2 comfortably, can fit 4 tightly
    • Good bottom protection and robust rain fly
    • Extra storage area with a makeshift rainfly vestibule
    • Mesh pockets for holding smaller items
    • Plenty of ventilation
    Cons
    • At close to 8 pounds too heavy for backpacking
    • Cheap zippers and poles

    Read our full review of the Coleman Hooligan Tent


  • MoKo Waterproof 3 Person Outdoor Instant Cabin Tent
  • Editors Rating:
    (3.7 / 5)
    MoKo Waterproof 3 Person Outdoor Instant Cabin Tent
    Easy to set up: one person can assemble/disassemble quickly with the installation video.
    $79.99
    People 3
    Seasons 4
    Weight 9.9 lbs
    Packed Dimensions 8.3"L x 7.9"W x 21.6"H
    Assembled Dimensions 108"L x 84"W x 52"H
    Current Price $79.99

    The Moko 3 Person Tent is a great inexpensive tent for the space you get. Its perfect for the small family, or couple looking to set up an air mattress. Setup is fairly straightforward, even for the novice camper, consisting of the three fiberglass poles sliding easily into their color-coded sleeves.

    Pros
    • Good space, water protection
    • Extra vestibule for storage
    Cons
    • Too heavy for long distance backpacking
    • Fiberglass poles break easier

    Read our full review of the MoKo Waterproof 3 Person Outdoor Instant Cabin Tent


  • Wenzel Alpine Tent – 3 Person
  • Editors Rating:
    (3.5 / 5)
    Sale
    Wenzel Alpine Tent – 3 Person
    3-person, 3-pole pentadome tent with removable fly; Shock-corded fiberglass frame for quick and easy setup
    $50.38
    People 3
    Seasons 3
    Weight 8 lbs
    Packed Dimensions 6"L x 6"W x 25"H
    Assembled Dimensions 96"L x 102"W x 48"H
    Current Price $50.38

    The Wenzel Alpine 3 person tent is a very nice inexpensive tent, perfect for 2 people to sleep comfortably but not much more room after that due to the shape. The tent stays dry in even the harshest rainstorms.

    Pros
    • Great ventilation from included side windows while keeping the rain out
    • Easy entry and exit
    • Fits a queen size bed
    Cons
    • You have to manually seal the seams
    • Tiny rainfly
    • odd shape cuts down on available floor space for gear and people
    • Tough setup with the included poles and pole fittings

    Read our full review of the Wenzel Alpine Tent – 3 Person


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    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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