If you camp with your family or as a group, you need the best two room tents to meet your needs. A two-room tent gives you privacy to take a shower, change clothes, and sleep freely. They are ideal when you go camping with kids.
Two-room tents are normal large-sized tents with a partition, two doors, and windows and vents for the separate rooms. These rooms may share a yawning or a center pole, but everything else they have is separate. When shopping for a 2 room tent, consider the tent’s quality in relation to your budget and how often you will be using it. Also, consider the season you will be using the tent so you can pick a unit that protects you from weather elements.
Coleman WeatherMaster 10-Person Outdoor Tent
CORE 9-Person Cabin Tent
Browning Big Horn Tent
Wenzel Blue Ridge Tent
Tenaya Lake Lighted Cabin Tent
KODIAK CANVAS Family Flex-Bow Deluxe Tent
Alpha Camp 10-12 Person Cabin Tent
Columbia Mammoth 10-Person
ALPS Mountaineering Camp Creek
NTK Super Arizona Family XL Camping Tent
Two and three room camping tents accommodate large groups of campers. The tents can take between 4 and 12 sleepers. When camping in such a large group, you might need privacy. This is important when children are camping with adults or when different genders go camping and they need their privacy.
Some tents have one door and a zippered divider to separate the rooms. For added privacy, a two-door unit comes in handy. Here, users of each room can use their own door.
Besides privacy, most of the best two room tents sport a cabin style construction with straight walls for additional space. This way, you have enough room to store your camping gear and your accessories. Thanks to their large size, they are also tall enough for users to walk around without bending. They also have enough space to hold accessories such as pockets, for added convenience.
Due to their large size, two room tents are best when traveling to the campsite by car. Most of them are bulky, weighing more than 30 pounds – this makes them heavy to carry in your backpack.
Tent size is an obvious factor that some users always get wrong. When shopping, consider the tent floor dimensions, the capacity, and the height. The tent floor dimensions will tell you how many adults can sleep in the tent. Most camping forums recommend 20 square feet for each camper. However, if you need to store your gear and other items, you need more space, up to 40 square feet (but 30 would work great too). Knowing the amount of space one sleeper needs will help you determine the floor dimensions that will be enough for all the campers and their gear.
Although most manufacturers will indicate the capacity of a tent, some may exaggerate the capacity. If you are camping with kids, they take up less space, which means a 5-person tent can accommodate seven or more kids.
The height of the tent also matters for comfort. Dome-shaped tents have a high center height, but slants towards the sides. Straight side cabin-style tents have more space for your gear. They are also ideal for tall people as the roof is high on all sides.
Family tents are great as they give privacy. When the kids are young, you can remove the divider so that the whole tent is one room. When the kids are older, you can keep the divider up. The tents offer separate doors for each room, allowing older kids to step in and out of the rooms without disrupting everyone else.
Two-door tents are also better at ventilating a room, especially during the day when you relax inside the tent.
Tents are either dome-styled or cabin-styled.
Cabin style tents feature straight walls which increase the interior space for gear and campers. They are also ideal when you want to stand and walk around the tent. Most of the best two room tents are cabin styles. However, this style does not withstand the wind as best as dome-style tents. They are less aerodynamic and the wind might blow it off the ground. The tent stakes might not handle the strong winds. When setting up your tents, look for a less windy area and invest in longer stakes.
The dome style tent has soloing walls. These slopes make it possible for the walls to deflect the winds. The tents have less material than their counterparts, making them lighter and easier to carry from one place to the next. The only disadvantage is that the tent has less interior space. It is comfortable to stand in the middle, but you will have to bend to stand in any other part of the tent.
Popular brands offer tents in both styles, so, you need to choose the style you prefer. If you camp in a spot that is near trees and some of the family members are tall, consider a cabin style tent. If you are camping in the open where winds are strong, chose a dome-style tent.
Family camping tents are more challenging to setup compared to one or two person tents. Most manufacturers, however, craft designs that are easy to setup. Some manufacturers recommend that three or four people set up the tent – this might be more people than you have. If you are traveling with kids, it is best to choose a tent that one or two people can comfortably set up.
When shopping, look at manufacturer descriptions and also the reviews of the tent to see what other consumers have to say about the setup process.
Look at this video on how to set up your tent
Family tents need vestibules. Most brands offer the vestibules as standard features, but others only offer them as optional structures. The vestibules offer additional space to store your gear outside the tent. You can also use the vestibule to hold muddy shoes during bad weather. For large tents, you need a vestibule that is big enough to shelter the family from the sun during hot days.
On some models, the vestibule acts as overhead protection where they extend from the top all the way to the floor to protect you from elements. When shopping, look for the size of the vestibule.
Two room tents sleep up to ten people. When so many people sleep in one tent, there is a high rate of condensation. As such, more ventilation is needed to keep the tent free of condensation.
To enhance the airflow, manufacturers use large windows, doors, vents, and mesh windows on the roof. These features facilitate airflow during the day and at night. If your tent comes with a mesh room, ensure it has a rainfly that you can use to cover your tent when it rains.
While you need ventilation, you do not want seams that let in air or water. Most manufacturers use inverted seams for complete sealing of the seams. This way, the seams will not lean in any water even during a rainstorm.
A good tent comes with all the convenience features you need to make your camping experience worthwhile. Some of the features you might need include:
|Image||Tent||Size (feet)||Capacity (Persons)||Material|
|Coleman WeatherMaster 10-Person Outdoor Tent||17 x 9||10||Polyester Taffeta fabric and polyethylene floor|
|CORE 9-Person Cabin Tent||14 x 9||9||polyester walls and polyethylene floor|
|Browning Big Horn Tent||10 x 15||5||Polyester walls and floor|
|Wenzel Blue Ridge Tent||14 x 9||7||Polyester walls and polyethylene floor|
|Tenaya Lake Lighted Cabin Tent||13 x 9||6||Polyester walls with welded polyethylene floor|
|KODIAK CANVAS Family Flex-Bow Deluxe Tent||10x14||8||Cotton duck canvas walls material|
|Alpha Camp 10-12 Person Cabin Tent||19 x 12||10-12||Polyester walls with a polyethylene floor|
|Columbia Mammoth 10-Person||14 x 10||10||Polyester sides and floor|
|ALPS Mountaineering Camp Creek||10 x 12||6||Polyester walls and polyester oxford floor|
|NTK Super Arizona Family XL Camping Tent||20.6 x 10.2||12||Polyester with polyurethane coating and a polyethylene floor|
The Coleman WeatherMaster 10-Person Outdoor Tent is a cabin-style tent that accommodates ten campers. It is large enough to fit three queen size airbeds for comfortable sleeping. Coleman uses the WeatherTec system with welded floors to keep you dry. Further, its inverted seams ensure that no water gets into the tent to keep the interior space dry.
It only has one hinged door for easy entry and exit. Inside, it has a removable room divider to create two rooms when need be. Although it is a large tent, it sets up within twenty minutes. Two people can set it with less hassle.
Coleman uses high-quality polyester taffeta with polyester mesh for the sidewalls and roof, making the tent durable. The floor sports a polyethylene material while the poles are fiberglass.
CORE uses high-quality materials in all its tents, and this is not an exception. It uses high-quality polyester for the sidewalls and the roof for durability. The polyester fabric has a high waterproof rating to keep you dry at all times. For the floor, CORE uses heavy polyethylene material. It further features telescoping steel poles and seven-inch stakes. Although it weighs relatively high, it lasts long and protects you from the elements.
Besides the high-quality features, the unit features advanced vents that facilitate air circulation to keep the interior space comfortable. You can adjust the vents depending on the air quality inside. There is also a removable rainfly to protect you from the rain.
For a 5-person tent, the Browning Big Horn feels heavy, but that is because it sports high-quality materials. It has high-denier and high-hydrostatic rating walls and roofs for durability and to protect you from elements. It further has polyester oxford for the floor. The floor has a 2000mm water rating to keep the interior dry. Its fiberglass poles coupled with its steel uprights make the tent stand upright even when it is raining.
Unlike the two tents above, this one has two doors for ultimate privacy when you are sleeping with kids in the same tent. Each room has two windows and a mesh wall to keep the rooms ventilated. Again, its sidewalls are straight to provide more room for your camping gear.
This tent is ideal for camping as a group of seven. It sports smartly designed diameter poles that give tall people enough headroom to walk around the tent. Further, Wenzel adds a hooped fly pole that protects you from the rain.
Its removable divider curtain has simple “I” zippers to ensure privacy. The two sleeping areas are large enough to offer a sleeping area and leave room for camping gear. These two rooms share a door. Other features on the tent include removable seam-sealed fly, flap zippered windows, mesh roof vents, four convenience pockets, and E-Port for Electrical cord access.
The tents set up in less than 20 minutes and two people can set the whole thing from the ground up.
The Tenaya cabin tent accommodates six adult campers. If you need more room, there is an 8-person version tent with the same feature from Tenaya. This tent features two integrated cabinets each with shelves to organize your gear. This way, you never have to dig through your backpack looking for items. Besides the cabinets, the unit has small storage pockets where you can stash small items conveniently. It has a hinged door for easy entry and exit. Inside, it uses a divider to separate the two rooms.
Tenaya uses high-quality polyester for the sidewalls, roof, and mesh vents for durability and protection from elements. The tent features a welded polyethylene floor to keep you dry and comfortable while inside the tent. Its poles sport color codes for easy assembly. According to the manufacturer, you can assemble this tent in less than 10 minutes.
The KODIAK Flex-Bow Deluxe features two large D-shaped doors with high-quality YKK zippers for ease of use and durability. With each room having its own door, the tent provides enough privacy for when you camp with kids. Each room further has two large windows and a no-see mesh for enhanced ventilation. It also has two funnel flow vents for even better ventilation to control the temperature inside the tent.
One of the unique features of the unit is the flex-bow frame, which keeps your tent sturdy and makes it easy to set up – only one person is needed to set up the tent. Unlike most other tents made of polyester, this features cotton duck canvas, which is durable and watertight.
The Alpha Camp cabin tent accommodates between 10 to 12 people, depending on the body size. It is easy to set up a tent with a height of 80 inches, so, you can stand inside without bending. The walls, roof, and mesh support a polyester construction for durability and waterproofness. Its polyethylene floor keeps off water to keep the tent dry at all times.
It takes less than 20 minutes to set up the tent. Alpha Camp uses 20 tent poles and 6 fiberglass poles to provide sturdiness even in a storm. There are enough tent stakes to withstand elements. For ventilation, the tent has one large door and five large windows coupled with a top mesh panel.
Other features include two side pockets to hold your items, a zippered room divider, and a removable rainfly.
The Columbia Mammoth is so named for its size. This 10-person tent has straight walls to present more interior space for the campers and the gear. Columbia has smaller 8- and 6-person tents for anyone who wants a smaller tent. The tent fits two queen air mattresses, which is enough room for ten adults.
On the sides, the tent features large pull-out windows that further increase the interior space. The windows also ventilate the rooms enough to ensure comfort inside the unit. Besides the windows, Columbia adds large adjustable ground vents and no-see-um top vents for added ventilation. The walls and floor feature polyester material that is durable and waterproof. With Omni-Shield coating, the tent repels water to keep you dry. The coating also ensures that the tent dries fast to keep it light even when it is wet.
The Camp Creek is an easy-to-setup 2 room waterproof tent. Its hub design and quick-snap pole clips allow it to snap into place in less than 20 minutes. Each tent comes with a tall center and straight walls to increase interior space. Tall people can comfortably walk around the tent without bending. You will have more room for your camp gear and cots if you need them.
This two-room tent has two large doors for added privacy and ventilation. Further, the tent has six large windows to enhance air circulation, mesh storage shelves to organize your gear, and guy ropes for tent sturdiness. ALPS Mountaineering created the tent to last long, thanks to the high-quality polyester sides and roof and the polyester oxford floor. Inside, the tent feels comfortable and spacious.
The NTK Super Arizona is one of the largest tents on this guide. It is larger than the largest Ozark Trail two room tent and all the others on this list. It sports two doors for additional privacy for the members of the two rooms, and three windows for added ventilation.
The sidings feature high-strength polyester laminated with a coating of polyurethane to make it waterproof. Better yet, the seams have a heat-welded polyurethane coat that ensures the tent doesn’t leak and is protected from ultraviolet light. There are mesh-covered vents to enhance the circulation of air in the tent. Inside, the tent features a gear loft, a mosquito mesh, polyethylene flooring, and utility pockets.
This 3-season dome-style tent is ideal when you camp as a family or in a group of eleven.
The best two room tents come with all the necessary equipment you need to meet your needs. These include pegs, guy lines, and bags to carry the various accessories. You also get a manual to help you with set up. With some brands, you might need to buy extra pegs to get the tent sturdy on the ground. You can buy extra pegs as spare parts to your tent.
All tents are prone to condensation, but two room tents and larger tents are more prone if not well ventilated. These tents carry a lot of people and that is why they are more prone to condensation. The main reason for condensation is high humidity in the camping area. When shopping for cheap 2 room tents, ensure that you pick one with enough ventilation in terms of large windows, doors, mesh, and vents. Again, pick a unit made of high-quality breathable materials.
Tents can last for up to ten years depending on how much you use it, the construction material, and the weather conditions in the place of use. UV radiation weakens the fabric of your tent. If you protect your tent from the sun, it will last for years. Again, tents used in extreme weather and high altitude areas may only last a few months. Ensure that your tent has high denier rating to last long – a denier rating of more than 70 will work just fine to keep your tent on for many years.
The first maintenance step is to ensure you do not store the tent when it is still wet. Although the materials are strong and waterproof, prolonged exposure to moisture can damage your tent fabric. With water, the tent might turn the stick, soft, and may let water pass through. Again, packing a wet tent will cause it to develop mildew, which will cause stains on the tent and even result in allergies.
Keep your tent in a dry area away from sunlight. Unless you use your tent in a muddy season, you do not need to wash it often.
The best multi-room tent is easy to clean at home. When cleaning, you need a garden hose to remove dirt on a heavily-soiled tent fabric. If there are fixed stains, use a hand brush, warm water, and mild soap to remove them. Use non-detergent soap as detergents and bleaches are too harsh for your tent fabric and may remove the waterproof coating. Again, avoid dry cleaning and machine washing as these too may remove the waterproof coating.
If your tent tears, you can patch it up using a waterproof patch. Most manufacturers sell patches to repair tents, so check with yours. If the holes are small, all you need is a seam sealant to repair it. If the damage is almost negligible, you can use duct tape. If you choose to use duct tape for small holes during camping, remove the tape immediately after the camping to ensure the adhesive does not destroy the tent fabric. If the tear is so big, seek the help of a professional – you can, for instance, search for the nearest manufacturer’s repair shop and ship it to them.
Two room tents are not all the same size. Some are small and accommodate four adults, while others accommodate more than ten people. Whatever the size, you need to leave at least 8 feet around the tent’s perimeter for easy setup. For a 19 x 13 tent, you need a space of 27 x 21. Some factors that determine the space you need include the ground dimensions of the tent, power lines, tree branches and other obstructions. You should also consider underground installations.
Online stores are full of the best two room tents. You do not have to try out all these tents to choose the best. Your needs will determine the tent you go for. If you are going camping in a group of five, it is best to pick a six-person tent to have enough room for your gear. Consider how often you will use the tent and in what weather you will use it.
The Coleman WeatherMaster 10-Person Outdoor Tent and the CORE 9-Person Cabin Tent are my top picks. These large tents feature high-quality polyester walls and polyethylene fabrics to make them durable and waterproof. They are also spacious to accommodate not only the campers but also the gear and any other accessories. Coleman and CORE offer you additional features such as pockets, vestibule, and rainfly to not only accommodate more accessories and gear, but also protect you from elements. The inverted seams and the weatherproofing make these two tents ideal for use in harsh weather elements.