Here you have our list of the best waterproof tents for families. All family tents in this review are built to withstand the harshest of conditions, which keep your family dry in the rain. For more tips on staying dry while camping in the rain, check out our guide here.
Please note that while there are many waterproof family tents, not all of them are recommended by us. This review is designed to highlight tents that will keep you dry in heavy rain. Without further ado, let’s dive in!
Best Waterproof Family Tents
- NTK Colorado GT 8-9-Person Tent
- Marmot Limestone 8-Person Tent
- Eureka! X-Loft 6-Person Tent Camping Tent
1. NTK Colorado GT 8-9-Person Tent
The Colorado has a 2500mm waterproof rating and full-coverage fly.
This NTK Colorado GT has a large size, full-coverage fly, and high waterproof rating. As such, this tent is perfect for keeping your family dry during periods of heavy rain. It has 120 ft² (11.16 m²) of living space, plus another 39 ft² (3.6 m²) thanks to the vestibules. This large size means it can easily handle families of up to 8 or 9 people. As such, it has made it into our top 8-person tents.
With regards to its rain protection, the tent has a full-coverage fly and a 2500mm waterproof rating. The floor has a bathtub construction made from polyethylene, which prevents groundwater from leaking into the tent. Despite its rain protection, we would recommend other tents for cold weather camping. The inner tent is built with lots of mesh, which allows for improved breathability in humid conditions and summer camping.
We know that families usually require a few extras to make camping fun anad comfortable. The NTK Colorado includes an e-cable port, wall storage, and a ceiling loop for your lantern or ceiling light.
2. Marmot Limestone 8-Person Tent
This 2-room tent has an aerodynamic dome structure and high waterproof rating.
The Limestone 8 is a 2-room tent with an extended dome style that is a lot different from other waterproof tents on the market. It total, the tent covers 130 ft² (12 m²), with additional extra space being added from the vestibules.
Its weather protection properties are where this tent really shines, and why it has a place in this waterproof family tents review. In fact, it’s one of the best waterproof family camping tents. It has a 1500mm waterproof-rated rain-fly that acts as a protective layer to keep you safe from the elements.
The tent also performs well in high-winds, thanks to the aerodynamic dome structure. This can be staked to the ground to really protect you from the elements.
In regards to accessory features, users will enjoy using the removable taffeta divider which can be attached to the tent walls. The tent also has a grand total of 8 pockets or organizers, allowing you to safely store your camping essentials.
3. Eureka! X-Loft 6-Person Tent Camping Tent
This is a tunnel style tent, and one of the best waterproof tents for small families.
The Eureka X-Loft is a uniquely-shaped tent for 6 people. The tent comes in a number of different sizes, but the 6-person tent is most suitable for families. The tunnel style tent has a double-layer structure with an inner tent, as well as a full-coverage rain-fly.
The inner tent is crafted from 30D 350T breathable polyester, with 40D polyester as the mesh. The rain-fly is crafted 68D 185T polyester taffeta that has a PU coating with an impressive 1800mm waterproof rating.
The floor is waterproof too! It comes in the form of a bathtub design that is made from 70D 190T nylon taffeta with a 2000mm waterproof rated coating. The tent comes with 6 pockets.
The X-Loft has an inner floor area of 85 ft² (7.9 m²), which is modest. However, the two vestibules add an additional 46.5 ft² (4.3 m²), which allows you to store your gear away from the rain. Families will make use of the tents 6 pockets that are located around the tent. The X-Loft also comes with a remove gear cady too.