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The Ayamaya 6 person pop up tents sits at first place for several reasons. First, this tent is the fastest instant tent since it can be set up in under 30 seconds.
Also the Ayamaya is a durable 4 season tent that can also remain cool since it offers great cross ventilation. This pop up also offers plenty of space and it has wall dividers making efficient use of your space for storing gear.
|Item Weight||164 Ounces|
Best instant tent: What to look for
Cabin tents often have large vertical walls that help make the tents roomy. These type of tents are great for people who want more room for their big boots and back-packs. Although these tents can be hard to pitch down compared to other tents.
Cabin tents also offer room for you to stand up vertically, and these tents offer space for large mattresses as well. Sometimes these tents come with dividers which are walls that divide the tent into separate rooms.
Dome tents come with two or three poles that can be intersected. Dome tents are practically free standing tents and some of them can handle strong weather conditions. These tents suffer from limited space since they are dome shaped.
Pop ups are very convenient and quick because they quite literally pop up after you pole a pole up. Some of them come with automatic lifts which make them pop up instantly.
Proper air circulation is vital for a comfortable camping trip. You don’t want to be sweating miserably in your sleeping bag in the middle of a hot summer night or too cold.
One way to help keep your tent comfortable is to make sure your tent has multiple windows that can be easily opened from the inside for convenience. Are there multiple doors allowing for air flow, and mesh screens on them to stop bugs from flying in?
To keep yourself comfortable you should also consider the environment you will be in, will you need a rain resistant tent, or a uv resistant tent for the hot summer.
Some of these tents lightweight and portable which are suitable for backpacking. Some tents require cars to transport larger tents to a campsite.
North Face Stormbreak 1 person
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|Brand||The North Face|
|Item Weight||100 Grams|
Fully seam-taped canopy and floor
Weight: 3 pounds, 7 ounces
Packed size: 6 inches x 22 inches
The North Face Stormbreak is a very easy to use tent for your solo camping trip. This tent can be packed away into a surprisingly small bag.
Another big plus, this tent is durable since the pole material is made from lightweight aluminum which can resist winds very well. Although if you are rather tall this small tent can be difficult to sit up in.
This tent is very easy to set up, it can be set up easily in one minute without need for instructions. The tent also offers high low tent ventilation which allows for easy air circulation throughout the tent by default.
|High-low ventilation system||minimal storage space|
|Convenient to set up / store||hard to sit up in for tall people|
|Durable tent poles|
Best instant tent for: Solo hiking / backpacking / camping
Ayamaya 6 person pop up
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|Item Weight||164 Ounces|
A wall divider
Double layer weather proof
Cross ventilation / gap between layers
Fastest instant tent
Consider the Ayamaya 6 person pop up tent which offers plenty of room for four people on a rainy night, and the rooms can be divided making space for gear or another sleeping room on the other side.
Since the tent is double layer one may worry about it getting too hot inside the tent. The layers are balanced by two mesh windows allowing cross ventilation and a gap between the two layers creating extra ventilation.
The Ayamaya comes with only one door so you might wake people up while trying to reach the front door. There is also no center loop for hanging a fan so keep that in mind.
Also it can be a bit of a challenge to put the tent back into it’s bag, instead of doing this by yourself find someone to help you, it’s a lot easier when there are two people.
|Fastet instant tent||One door|
|weatherproof for 4 seasons||No center loop for fan|
Best instant tent for: 2-4 campers who want room, comfort and durability
CORE 6 Person Instant Cabin Tent
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|Item Weight||14.15 Pounds|
5 different windows for ventilation
Two minute set up time
A good sized back wall storage pockets for accessories
The Core 6 person instant cabin tent earned its spot on this list due to it being a comfortable medium sized tent. This particular Core tent is more comfortable than other tents on this list because it allow for more ventilation.
There are four different windows across the tent allowing for excellent airflow to cool you off during summer nights including the door.
This tent is called a cabin tent since it comes with vertical walls allowing you to walk upright inside your tent.
You will need to have a tarp since this tents floor is very thin. Also the zipper may get caught up in the flaps along the door so be careful zipping and unzipping this tent.
This tent also has storage compartments which should be found at the bottom of the tent after you open it up. You can put several of your belongings in these big pockets.
Since this tent comes with vents there are also vent staking options which helps keep your tent from leaking. Don’t forget to stake the vents since water can enter through your tents vents on rainy nights.
Also this tent is advertised as a three person but realistically it only holds 3 people if you want to have a comfortable night.
|The best ventilated tent for your trip||You may need a tarp|
|lots of space||Zipper can get caught in the flaps|
|affordable easy to use cabin tent for new campers||Realistically a 3 person tent|
Best instant tent for: Those who want a roomy ventilated tent for a fair price.
CORE 12 Person Instant Cabin Tent
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|Water Resistance Technology||All Core® tents are equipped with water resistant PU coated fabric and taped seams to help keep moisture out|
|Number of Doors||2|
|Number Of Poles||9|
wall divider for three rooms / dual doorway
Pre-attached poles that
(ventilation) 8 windows
18’ x 10’ floor plan
less than 5 minute set up time
Air vents on each side for A/C
If you want to go on a big camping trip with lots of people for a decent price then the Core 12 person instant cabin tent is a great pick for you.
It only has a 2 minute set up time which is great for a tent of this size. The tent poles are pre attached so you can save time. Although these poles can be heavy so make sure your careful moving the tent.
Talking about size if you are rather tall this tent should work out well for you since the Max center height is 80 inches which is over 6 feet.
Since the tent is very large it can get cold during the winter. You should have several heaters and good sleeping bag to remain comfortable during these harsh conditions.
|Good for tall people||Heavy poles|
|2 minute set up time||Can get cold during the winter|
|Durable and Spacious|
Best instant tent for: A fair priced instant tent that can fit lots of campers
Mobihome 6-person Pop up Dome
|Center height||55 inches|
|Packed dimensions||35.43″ x 9.06″ x 9.06″|
|Seasons||Summer, spring, fall|
Best ventilated instant tent
Best hot weather instant tent
Great for stargazing
Average set up time
The Mobihome 6 person Pop up dome is a great summer tent with great ventilation coming from several mesh screens surrounding the tent.
You can see the stars on a hot summer night with this tent by looking at them through the surrounding mesh. This tent is also very light which makes it both airy and able to be blown off base during windy nights.
As far as the set up is concerned the process is very simple, just move the tent center up and attach two poles to the sides and your’e finished.
Well its a Semi instant setup since you need to add 2 extra poles and a vestibule pole to complete the tent.
This makes the realistic set up time longer than 1 minute as advertised. 2-3 minute set up times seems more realistic if there are multiple people helping to set up the tent.
Also this tent cannot realistically hold 6 people which isn’t surprising because tent companies usually fail to provide an accurate capacity.
|Great ventilation and you can stargaze||Semi instant setup|
|Straightforward set up||Not good against rain, better against heat|
|Perfect for hot weather||not good for windy weather|
Best instant tent for: A group of four campers who want a comfortable easy to set up summer tent
Final Verdict: If you are looking for a tent that can be set up quickly, and offers space, comfort, and durability for all seasons then I would recommend you pick the Ayamaya 6 person pop up