Are you an adventurer who enjoys being outdoors and likes to spend the leisure time actively? If the answer is “yes”, you might be into camping or hiking as well. I think that the main question is what can go wrong during your trip? The answer to this is simple – the weather. You must admit that rain is one of such problems that can not only spoil the mood but also become a serious obstacle for the whole trip. It is for such thoughtful travelers and outdoor enthusiasts, who care about their safety and comfort in advance, that we have made a selection of the 10 best waterproof tents.
Why do we need waterproof tents in the first place?
The most unpredictable thing that can expect you outside the house is the weather. At one point, the sun is shining and literally half an hour later the rain can start pouring down. Water-resistant tents are designed for unexpected weather conditions, they protect not only from rain but also snow, hail, and wind. That is why it is important to choose the right waterproof tent, which will reliably protect from rain and will not get you wet. Let’s look at our selection and try to find the perfect one for you.
Table of Contents
- Top 10 Waterproof Tents for Camping
- 1# Coleman Sundome Tent
- 2# CORE 9 Person Instant Cabin Tent – 14′ x 9′
- 3# Coleman Cabin Tent with Instant Setup
- 4# Core 9 Person Extended Dome Tent
- 5# Wenzel 8 Person Klondike Tent
- 6# Coleman Dome Tent with Screen Room
- 7# Bessport Camping Tent (Lightweight Backpacking Tent)
- 8# Clostnature Lightweight 2 and 3 Person Backpacking Tent
- 9# Eurmax 10’x10′ Ez Pop-up Canopy Tent
- 10# OT QOMOTOP Tents, 4/6/8/10 Person 60 Seconds Set Up Camping Tent
Top 10 Waterproof Tents for Camping
1# Coleman Sundome Tent
The most important thing to mention is that the tent doesn’t fit for the cold weather conditions at all, and the manufacturer says it quite clearly. Sun dome incorporates a protective flysheet with a 600-millimeter hydrostatic head, which means that the tent will most likely keep you dry in the rain. However, people in the comment section say that the tent is very unstable during the wind, and will not save you from the cold temperature because the material is thin. An important thing is that you can choose its size (it’s available from 2 up to 6 persons). And the tent will work well for a small family or a group of people on a short summertime camping trip. This tent is available in two different colors (Green and Navy/Grey), that might be a good thing for someone who cares for the appearance of the tent. The packaging is compact and lightweight. The groundsheet is made of tough polyethylene that has welded seams to ensure a dry and bug-free interior. To sum up, I think that the Coleman Sundome Tent is a decent variant for those who are looking for a warm-weather tent for an affordable price.
2# CORE 9 Person Instant Cabin Tent – 14′ x 9′
The core 9 person instant cabin tent is available in two colors. Looks pretty roomy, has plenty of space inside. The one thing we liked a lot is that there a detachable room divider inside the tent, a very nice feature if you want some privacy for yourself. The telescopic poles are pre-attached to the tent structure and this makes the setup extremely fast and easy. The manufacturer says that the Floor Material is a Durable 125gsm P.E., nevertheless, people complain about the fact that the floor material is too thin and is easy to tear. However, the tent Fabric consists of Durable 68D Polyester that provides good rain protection, so it will keep you dry inside. As a result, this tent does his waterproof job and has some great features as well, but is not suitable for extreme weather conditions.
3# Coleman Cabin Tent with Instant Setup
A pretty spacious model of the tent with a double-thick material. It cuts down the amount of light coming from the outside, for some people it might be a downfall though because the tent doesn’t let the light in almost completely. This tent consists of 150D Polyester, and Taffeta 150D, taped seams, which make the tent very long-lasting and actually waterproof. The reviews on Amazon say that the tent cuts down the wind and is good at chilly nights as well. The tent comes with several accessory points, like a loop outside the door, where you can hang a lantern, mosquito repellent, etc. Inside the tent, there are two mesh pockets to store any small belongings you need, a lantern hanger inside the tent. These are not a big deal, but some people might find it handy. This tent might be a good choice for big families or a group of people, but before purchasing it you should consider the fact that the tent is really heavy so it will be almost impossible to go hiking with it.
4# Core 9 Person Extended Dome Tent
The reviews on Amazon say that the tent holds up nicely in stormy weather conditions. Tent poles, rainfly, tent stakes, and carry bag are included, but there might be a problem with the stakes. The stakes, however, are too tiny for the tent, but it has a great wind-resistance even with them. It is possibly due to the material of the tent, which consists of 68D Polyester (600mm hydrostatic rating) and is rainproof. The manufacturer says that Core tents are equipped with water-resistant PU coated fabric and taped seams to help keep moisture out, but the reviews show that some water might leak through. Summing up, I think this tent is a decent choice for its price.
5# Wenzel 8 Person Klondike Tent
This tent provides 3 zippered side windows and a good ventilation system due to a vent at the back of the tent and mesh openings, they also keep the bugs out. The entry room has a mesh that can be zipped up to be used for a second room. If you’re looking for a durable and stable tent, this one is not for you. The material consists of polyester fabric and polyurethane water-resistant coating, which should protect from the rain, but not from the wind. The tent itself is not windproof, it might just get blown away (some reviews say so). Some people also had problems with the zipper. It does not keep any heat inside the tent, so in the cold windy weather this tent is not recommended. But for the warm weather camping in summer or spring, this tent is not a really bad option, if you are not going hiking far away from home and don’t want to spend much money on the tent.
6# Coleman Dome Tent with Screen Room
The tent is available in two sizes (6 and 8 persons). The manufacturer tells us that the tent is waterproof and has a wind-strong frame, but the reviewers do not agree. They say that the tent can be used only in light wind camping conditions, it probably would not survive any sudden storms. Material is thin and rips apart easily. The tent is also heavy, you can use it if you go car camping though. The good feature is that the tent has good ventilation, g and is spacious, which may be a good thing for big families. You might think about buying this tent for enjoying the outdoors in summer with your loved ones, considering its affordable price.
7# Bessport Camping Tent (Lightweight Backpacking Tent)
This one has really good reviews on the Amazon web site. Almost everything the manufacturer promises is fair. The tent fabric consists of a durable 68D Polyester that is tear-resistant and is actually wind- and waterproof. Tent poles are made of aluminum and are strong enough to hold the tent up during the wind. The tent might be a good choice for hiking due to its lightweight for backpacking and durability. Welded floor elevates the bottom to protect you from the wet grounds, so this tent can be used in 3 seasons, even when it’s cold and wet outside. The tent is spacious enough for two people. The ventilation system. However, this tent is not suitable for tall people, if you’re over 5’9″ then this one isn’t for you. Mesh panels up high let you enjoy the view and ripstop panels down low provide privacy and wind reduction without sacrificing breathability, this feature may be useful during the heat.
8# Clostnature Lightweight 2 and 3 Person Backpacking Tent
To begin with, it is important to mention that the seller immediately put forward several strong offers. First of all, the manufacturer assures that the tent can be used in 3-4 seasons. The next thing is that the materials are of pretty high quality. Like our previous competitor, it offers aluminum poles and stakes to provide durability during stormy weather, adjustable ropes and loops also enhance tent strength. I believe that this tent is created for hiking. The reviews on this tent are very positive. It seems to keep its promises about protecting you from the wind and rain. I think this one can be a great purchase for a couple. Unfortunately, there is not enough space for more people but is plenty of room for two. So if you’re going lightweight packing with your best friend/family member, or by yourself this tent might be the one for you.
9# Eurmax 10’x10′ Ez Pop-up Canopy Tent
This is not a tent in its usual form. This is a canapé and I think it’s perfect for a backyard barbeque or car camping. This one is definitely not a good idea for hiking because the packaging is very heavy, it will be impossible to carry this in your arms. As we can see in the picture, this tent is not a good idea during a strong wind too. However, buying this for a barbeque with your friends or family in the backyard might be a clever decision.
10# OT QOMOTOP Tents, 4/6/8/10 Person 60 Seconds Set Up Camping Tent
Last but not least in our top 10 waterproof tents is the waterproof tent by QOMOTOP manufacturer. The title says it all, but let’s discuss it again. You can choose the tent’s size (for 4/6/8/10 persons). The setup is pretty easy as well and takes about 1-2 minutes. An adjustable ground vent can help with controlling the inside temperature so there wouldn’t be any condensation water after the night. The tent fabric is not different from most of our previous competitors’ materials and consists of 68D Polyester and 125gsm P.E on the floor of the tent. This tent is inexpensive, very spacious, rainproof, pretty sturdy and easy to set up and takedown. It might be a good option for the people who are going lightweight backpacking. There is no information about the season but the ventilation system seems to be more suitable for the warm weather. The comment section on Amazon is quite pleased with this tent so you may consider buying it if it fits with your requirements.
As we can see, there are plenty of different worthy options and it is only up to you to decide which tent suits you, following your requirements and goals. We wish you a pleasant stay and a nice purchase!