When camping, we leave our homes. We hit the road. We find a comfortable plot among the trees. Then we set up our new, temporary home, for the next few days. Tents are almost as old as human beings themselves. In some way, shape, or form, tents have been used for human dwellings. Even in the military, tents are standard for bases as well as dwellings. But when we go out camping, comfort is important. As such, giant camping tents give us much more freedom than a traditional one or two person option. Some of these tents are massive and cost a large sum. Others, while still fairly big, can cost around the same as a smaller tent. These giant camping tents can have you wanting to continue your living outdoors and not running back home anytime soon.
If you consider your tent a modified, or condensed replica of your apartment, then you’re in luck. The Barebones Outfitter Tent is the epitome of giant camping tents in every sense of the word. This is not your run of the mill camping experience, and neither is it your run of the mill pricing. This tent runs a staggering $2,399.99 on Overstock.com. But again, you get more than a massive 8-person outdoor dorm that spans 126 square feet. The tent is waterproof and designed to resist rainfall and other weather downpours. There’s also screens on the ten mesh windows, and the front and back doors. This allows for easy ventilation and a sense of nature without the bugs or rain. The main selling point of this tent is the included stove port that brings the home kitchen with you into the woods. It comes in a safari color, as a perfect emulation of the army style tents. There are various installation options available, so you can set up your new home any way you see fit.
For a more reasonably priced option in the giant camping tents field, consider the Igloo 8-Man Log Cabin Tent. This tent is nearly ten percent of the price of the Barebones Outfitter Tent mentioned above, costing $299. With MAXDry weather protection, you’ll be safe from rain, snow, sleet, hail, heavy winds, and more. The UV-Ban also keeps you safe from the sun’s harmful rays. Featuring what Igloo calls its Cool Riser Technology, you’ll always feel cool and refreshed inside the tent. This is done with a combination of lower vents made from mesh that helps draw in cool air and push out hot air. The dimensions are 13 feet long by 12 feet wide and 7 feet high. You also get a cable port, which gives you easy access to all your portable device cables for outdoor charging, music, and movie watching. This beautiful tent is meant to copy the look of a log cabin, as the name suggests, and is colored with brown, tan, orange, and gray.
As you see, the two mentioned giant camping tents are vastly different in terms of price, although they both sleep eight people comfortably. There are positives and drawbacks to both models, so choose with care.