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5 Camping Tents for All Your Great Outdoor Adventures


If life seems in-tents lately (we're sorry, really), and you're feeling like a camping getaway is the answer, check out our roundup of the week's best camping deals to find the perfect tent. No matter how big your group is, you'll find temporary shelters to handle you and all your friends and family. Snag picks for groups of three, 12, and anything in between.

Ozark Trail 12-Person Instant Cabin Tent
Store: Walmart
Price: $179.97 EXPIRED
Shipping: Free shipping
Lowest By: $33
Expiration: August 24

Go camping with all your friends and sleep under one roof with this Ozark Trail Instant Cabin Tent in Blue. This spacious shelter can sleep 12 people, and since poles are already attached to the tent, there's no assembly required. Simply unfold and extend it in your chosen spot. It has large windows on all sides, and a center ceiling height of 6.5 feet. The tent fits three queen air beds, has a room divider and rainfly, and can be set up in under two minutes.

Kelty Yellowstone 4-Person 3-Season Tent
Store: CampSaver
Price: $60.19 via code "TAKE5" EXPIRED
Shipping: Free shipping
Lowest By: $50
Expiration: August 17

This Kelty Yellowstone four-person tent is so affordable, it's a worthwhile purchase even if you only camp in your own backyard. Plus, this Editors' Choice pick is easy to set up, freestanding, and has fully seam taped construction. It's suitable for three seasons, making it ideal for camping nearly all year long. The tent has internal pockets, Gearloft loops, and an awning fly. It features two fiberglass poles and a floor space of 55 square feet.

Ozark Trail 4-Person Tunnel Tent
Store: Walmart
Price: $59
Shipping: Free shipping
Lowest By: $15

Ideal for smaller families, this Ozark Trail tunnel tent can comfortably sleep four people. Tall walls maximize living space and keep you from feeling closed in. The tent has a seam-taped polyester fly and a rectangular floor plan that makes it easy to place multiple sleeping bags. It features a polyester waterproof canvas and fiberglass posts.

Discovery Adventures 6-Person Dome Tent
Store: Academy Sports & Outdoors
Price: $69.99
Shipping: Free shipping
Lowest By: $49

It might look small, but this Discovery Adventures dome tent can easily handle a larger group. It's lightweight, and designed to fight wind and water. A tub bottom and ground sheet mean you'll sleep on a dry surface every night, no matter how the weather is outside. The one-room style has a mesh gear loft to keep all your important items out of the way and a dry-entry vestibule to ensure you don't bring the elements inside. The tent has two windows and a floor space of 90 square feet.

Field & Stream 3-Person Dome Tent
Store: Dick's Sporting Goods
Price: $25
Shipping: Free shipping
Lowest By: $23

Sleep comfortably in your backyard and beyond in this Field & Stream three-person dome tent. It has a freestanding design, and is easy to set up with fiberglass poles and shock cords. It has water-resistant construction, a bathtub style floor, and extra usable space in the vestibule. Choose from several colors (Orange pictured) for this shelter, which measures 84" x 72", with a peak height of 46".

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Julie joined DealNews in 2015, after many years of becoming well-versed in technology issues as a communications professional for a software company. She first entered journalism in college, reporting on issues facing frugal students for Julie lives in DealNews' hometown of Huntsville, AL.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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Just a word of advice - divide the number of people a tent can hold by 2 to get the "real capacity" of the tent. Look at the chart how people are arranged. Very tight. And no room for equipment/backpacks.