Tent - 5-Person Family Tent for Car Camping
All of our “family camping” tents are solidly built to withstand punishing weather – to keep the elements outside where they belong. We have 4-person, 5-person, and 6-person capacity versions, mostly from Alps Mountaineering, a USA manufacturer that supplies a lot of Scout troops – we like them too. All are easy to setup – one person can have any size tent up and in use in a matter of minutes. There are 2 simple crossbars that hold up the body of the tent, and a third pole for the waterproof cover – the “fly”. These tents are free-standing (no stakes required), and can be moved around even after setup. However, any tent can be staked with the provided pegs if needed to better resist wind. Instructions are sewn into the stuff sack for reference when needed.
This is a two-wall tent: the tent body, which includes some mesh material on the walls and ceilings for maximum ventilation, plus a waterproof fly cover that goes over the body for protection against rain and provides more insulation. You can leave the fly off if assured of a dry evening. Each version of this tent has two doors, which allows easier in/out access for campers – no more stepping on each other on the way out for a middle-of-the-night bathroom break! These tents are our recommended versions for large group outings such as retreats, family reunions, and parties. We have served up camping gear for as many as 200 people at one event!
The floor layout on this 5-person version is roughly 8’ x 10’. This space will house 5 adults sleeping on standard-size mattress pads, but we recommend for comfort and practicality to leave yourself some elbow room and camp with no more than 4 adults in this tent.
It weighs about 15 pounds. You could split up the parts among a few hikers to backpack in to a remote camp site, but we do recommend it mainly for car camping. The peak interior height is just at 6’, so most of us can stand mostly upright while inside. Don’t walk inside the tents with your shoes on though, or you could poke a hole in the floor that will cost you to repair.
We have lots of advice about the great outdoors including more information on tents and shelters for camping and backpacking such as how to choose the best tent and how to find and make a good camp site. Feel free to call us anytime at 866-994-4537 with any question about your camping and backpacking gear rental needs!
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