Let’s face it, the larger your family the more space you need in a tent when you are camping.
But, finding the right 6 to 8 Person camping tents to accommodate 6 or 8 people and still be able to put up on your campsite can be a challenge.
When it comes to tents my philosophy has always been “the bigger the better.” Of course having camped for roughly 40 years, we normally camp for 2 weeks to a month at a time.
So our tent and campsite becomes our home away from home, and at my age sleeping on the ground in a sleeping bag is no longer an attractive option.
Currently two of us spend our camping time in an 8 man 10’ X 20’ tent that allows us to sleep on a queen size air mattress and use the other side of the tent for a sitting area. We love it!
However, when my kids were young we always had an 8 man tent which allowed us to have air mattresses and our children to have either smaller air mattresses or foam mats so they would have a bit of cushioning and these larger tents provided adequate sleeping space for a family of 4 or 5.
However, as our family grew even an 8 man tent would not hold 8 of us even with 4 children under the age of 5, so our older boys preferred sleeping in their own tent pitched on the same site, next to ours.
If you are a family of 4 or 5 and want to camp in comfort then I would recommend spending the extra cash and investing in a good 6-8 man tent. Check out our recommended camping tents for 4 people.
However, we think we have found some really nice tents that will fit the needs of larger families.