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The Best Outdoor Tents on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

Fun for the whole family. Photo: H. Armstrong Roberts/ClassicStoc/Getty Images

Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing ones. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.)

And while we’ve rounded up camping stoves, hammocks, and cots before, now we’ve tackled outdoor tents, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.

Best-rated (and least expensive) outdoor tent

Coleman Dome Tent for Camping
From $50

“This tent was rather dashing,” says one of the more than 6,000 reviewers of this Coleman dome model, which comes in a variety of sizes accommodating two to six people. “You too can become the envy of your temporary neighbors with the bright, complementary colors and dome shape.” Performance-wise, an EDM fan brought it to Michigan’s Electric Forest Festival when it was “super windy and was raining buckets … Without even treating it with Camp Dry or any sealant, we were bone dry and cozy in this tent for five days.”

Putting the tent up also proves to be a positive experience for many reviewers, with one writing, “If you’re looking for strenuous activity in order to fall asleep, you won’t find it erecting the tent. I was able to do it myself within five minutes, no joke. I checked Guinness World Records and couldn’t find anything relating to erecting a tent fast, so I mailed my submission. Still waiting on hearing back.”

And now some micro-picks for every type of outdoor tent you might be looking for.

Best one-person tent