One of the best ways to “get away from it all” is to pack up and go camping. More and more people are opting to do this rather than paying big bucks for the traditional destination vacations.
Not only do you save money by going on a camping trip; you also get to see and do much more with your time and money.
Initially, you will have to spend some money to outfit yourself for your outdoor excursion, but it will be money well spent because you will use the equipment for years to come.
There are many things you can buy that will add to your camping experience, but the most important one is what type of shelter you have. To that end, here is a list of the top 10 best pop up tents to help you get started:
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- Modovo Pop Up Anti UV Sun-shade Tents For Camping 3 Person (Green)
- Zaltana 2Pcs POP UP TENT (106&Primex65&Prime Ellipse shape)
- Coleman Instant Tent 4 Person
- Flexzion 6 Person Large Automatic Pop Up Waterproof for Outdoor
- Genji Sports Self Expanded Screen Tent
- SE ET3683 Emergency Outdoor Tube Tent with Steel Tent Pegs
- Eureka! Solitaire – Tent (sleeps 1)
- Makino 3-4 person Instant Tent with rainfly for Camping, Backpacking Mountaineering Army Green 0087
- Duhud Pop-up Cabin Tents Two Instant Tent
- KingCamp™ Backpacker 100% Waterproof, Durable Tear Resistant, Windproof 2-Person Camping/Hiking Tent
Modovo Pop Up Anti UV Sun-shade Tents For Camping 3 Person (Green)
Size: 95”L x 71” W x 40”H
This is a great option in a pop up tent because it will self-expand in one second and, with a little practice, you can fold it up in only 15 seconds. It is made with a special silver-coated, anti-UV material to better protect its occupants from the sun; this durable material is also fire and water-resistant and because of its construction, this tent is great at the beach, on a lake or in a park. It has two mesh windows and a D-style, mesh screened front door for great ventilation and protection from bugs.
Zaltana 2Pcs POP UP TENT (106&Primex65&Prime Ellipse shape)
This easy to use pop up tent opens up in about ten seconds. It has a D-opening in the front and two windows with mesh screens to help keep out those pesky bugs. It also has two nice sized mesh pockets to store things out of the way. You may have to practice closing it up a few times but overall, it is a nice, lightweight nylon shelter to have on hand.
Coleman Instant Tent 4 Person
Size: 8’W x 4’10”H x 7’L
This is a nice, spacious pop up tent large enough to accommodate up to four people. It is made with durable polyester Polyguard 2X material and features WeatherTec’s patented welded floors. It also has inverted seams to help keep water outside where it belongs. There is a built-in vented rainfly for additional inclement weather protection and the guy lines are made with a reflective finish for better nighttime visibility. Since it is a larger size tent, it is not necessarily the best choice for backpacking; it will take about a minute to open, but the manufacturer has set in pre-attached poles to make it easier to set up.
Flexzion 6 Person Large Automatic Pop Up Waterproof for Outdoor
Size: 10’W x 4.75’H x 7’D
This larger, 6-person pop up tent has a unique one-piece design that allows you to set it up in about one minute. It has also been engineered to anchor itself better and to withstand higher wind velocities. It is made with water resistant and UV protected materials to provide great weather protection. The large arched door allows for easy in and out access; it has a total of six mesh panels that provide better air circulation while protecting you from insects.
Genji Sports Self Expanded Screen Tent
Size: 52”W x 50”H x 85”D
Initially designed as a quick shelter from the sun and bugs, there is an optional waterproof cover that easily converts this into a standard camping tent. It opens in one second and closes (after a bit of practice) in just three seconds. It has durable zippered screens on the windows and door that provides extra ventilation. This is a great, lightweight option that is able to withstand quite a bit of rain and wind abuse from Mother Nature.
SE ET3683 Emergency Outdoor Tube Tent with Steel Tent Pegs
Size: 82”W x 36”H x 33.5”D
Originally designed as an emergency shelter, this is another good, lightweight pop up option to have handy. It is made with a high visibility orange, non-woven, waterproof material that also has an aluminum-coated interior to provide better insulation for extra warmth in areas prone to winter/cold weather conditions. The steel tent pegs help to secure it firmly, which is essential during adverse weather. Although this may not be a long-term tent option, it is definitely good to have on hand when you need something to protect you when the weather turns bad.
Eureka! Solitaire – Tent (sleeps 1)
Size: 96”L x 32”W x 28”H
This is a two hoop, bivy-style one person tent. It is waterproof and has a large, ventilated roof and a reinforced floor; it also has a flashlight loop and two storage pockets to stow your smaller necessities inside. It is a great three-season tent for anyone who likes to be able to get up and go at a moment’s notice.
Makino 3-4 person Instant Tent with rainfly for Camping, Backpacking Mountaineering Army Green 0087
The freestanding design of this all-weather tent makes it easy to move around and the large dual doors offer great in and out access. It is made with a durable polyester material and all seams are factory taped to ensure better insulation and weather protection. It has mesh wall panels that enable good cross ventilation and better visibility than most other pop up tent options. The high quality fiberglass support poles are an excellent addition to the ability of this tent to withstand adverse weather conditions.
Duhud Pop-up Cabin Tents Two Instant Tent
Size: 185”L x 185”W x 125”H
This two-person pop up dual layer tent is a great all-weather option that is very easy to pack and unpack. It has two doors to provide better ventilation and it comes with eight stakes that easily and firmly secure it to the ground. The support pole is pre-attached to provide a more stable and secure, as well as very easy, set-up.
KingCamp™ Backpacker 100% Waterproof, Durable Tear Resistant, Windproof 2-Person Camping/Hiking Tent
Size: 79” L x 55”W x 62”H
This 2-person pop up option has a large D-shape door for easy in and out access. It is made with durable 185T polyester that is waterproof and has great breathability. The material is two-ply and the seams are all factory taped so it provides good all-weather protection.