Need a roomy, high-quality tent for your next camping trip?
This list has the top 8-person tents, each of which is a great option for families and groups a friends. Each tent here has its own unique advantages, so one of them is sure to be perfect for you!
Without further ado, let’s dive in!
Best 8-Person Tents
- Wenzel 8 Person Klondike Tent
- NTK Laredo GT 8/9 Family Camping Tent
- Browning Camping Big Horn Tent
- Coleman Montana Elite 8-Person Tent
1. Wenzel 8 Person Klondike Tent
First up is the Wenzel Klondike, a spacious 8-person tent that provides 98 square feet of floor area.
This cabin style tent that stands out due to its screen room at the front of the tent. The large windows of the screen room can be covered with the zippered interior flaps when you want privacy, such as when using it for sleeping space.
The screen room can sleep up to three people, while the main room of the tent can fit five. When you have a smaller group, you can use the screen room for gear storage, a sitting area, or a bug-free dining area.
This high-quality tent is well constructed for durability and protection from rough weather conditions. Fiberglass poles frame the roof and steel tent poles form the uprights and corner elbows. Shock cord in the poles, plus the pin and ring system, make setting the tent up fast and easy. Pre-attached guy lines provide additional stability in high winds.
The polyester taffeta fly and welded polyethylene floor keep water from entering the tent from the top or bottom. In addition, the tent’s threads, zippers, and webbing are treated with water repellent to keep the inside of the tent dry, even in rough weather conditions.
When the weather is nice, you can do without the fly and enjoy stargazing from your sleeping bag or airbed via the tent’s mesh roof.
2. NTK Laredo GT 8/9 Family Camping Tent
Next is the NTK Laredo GT, a dome tent that’s one of our favorites for rough weather.
This 3-season tent boasts a full coverage, double layer polyester rainfly with UV protection and a polyurethane waterproofing treatment for a 2500mm water column. The fly has a slight awning over the front door to allow you to easily enter and exit, but still shield the entry from rain.
The floor of this tent is a solid piece and treated to be water-resistant and anti-fungal. Like with all good 8-man family tents, the Laredo GT has multiple mesh vents and windows for maximum airflow, especially if you use it without the fly. With the fly, airflow is still good, but you may want to use a tent fan inside to help out, since the fly doesn’t have any windows of its own.
The Laredo GT comes with a carry bag with compression straps for convenient, compact storage after you take down the tent.
3. Browning Camping Big Horn Tent
Our next tent is from Browning Camping, a brand known for making heavy-duty tents that are built to last.
Measuring 10×15 feet, the Browning Camping Big Horn Tent is quite spacious and with an over 7.5 foot center height, this cabin tent also provides plenty of headroom for even tall campers. Want to see other options for tall campers? Check out our list of 9 tall tents you can stand up in.
A unique feature of this tent is the room divider, which can be unzipped and held open with toggles so you can set up the tent as a single room or two separate rooms. If you choose the two-room tent set up, two exterior doors allow easy access into each room individually and the zipper in the divider allows convenient movement between the rooms.
The divider has storage pockets for storing small camping essentials, though we wish they were on the wall, or perhaps that the tent came with a gear loft, instead since the pockets have limited usefulness if you’re using the toggles to hold the divider open.
The Big Horn has multiple mesh windows and a mesh roof for airflow. Furthermore, the Big Horn comes with an all-season rain-fly, although we see this a 3-season tent. Essentially, the Big Horn will need you warm and dry in wet weather, but there are better options in real winter weather.
4. Coleman Elite Montana 8-Person Tent
Last up is the Coleman Elite Montana 8-Person Tent.
Coleman is a well-known brand that looks after its customers and Coleman tents come with a 1 year limited warranty. If you want an 8-man tent that you can rely on, Montana may be the one for you.
This Coleman 8-person tent has a 16 foot by 7 foot floor area, which makes it snugger than the other tents we’ve talked about so far, which is why it comes in last.
With that said, it’s also lighter than the other tents (though at 20 pounds, it’s hardly a backpacking tent) and there’s still enough room to fit three queen size air mattresses. The front vestibule provides some additional gear storage space as well. Oh, and the tent is packed full of cool features for a more luxury experience.
First there’s the hinged door, which makes the tent feel much homier and makes zipping and unzipping the door much easier. The tent’s auto-roll windows neatly roll themselves down when unzipped, so that part’s easier as well.
There’s also the built-in LED lights to illuminate the inside of the tent. These lights can produce up to 100 lumens and have high, low, and nightlight settings. The setting can be controlled with an on-the-wall light switch.
The light system can be powered by four D batteries or a Coleman CPX battery pack (one comes with the tent). That same battery can be used to power various other Coleman products and is USB rechargeable.
The Coleman WeatherTec System includes features like a tub floor, inverted seams, and a wind-responsive frame to keep the inside of the tent cozy and dry.
Be sure to check out our full Coleman Elite Montana 8-Person Tent Review for more information on this great tent.
Final Thoughts on the Best 8 Person Tents
And there you have it, our top picks for the best 8 person tents.
Before we go, we should note that while these tents will technically fit 8 people, campers will be right on top of each other and have virtually no room for gear. Each would more comfortably fit four to six people, depending on how much gear the group has and how much room each person wants.
If you’d like a tent that actually provides enough room for a group of 8, check out our lists of the Best 10-Person Tents and the Best 14-Person Tents. For more big tents, take a look at our Best Extra Large Family Camping Tents. Finally, these are all 3-season tents, but for another great 8 person tent that can stand up to winter camping, click over to our Kodiak Canvas Flex-Bow Deluxe Tent Review.