If you’re reading this article, then you’re in need of some spacious camping equipment for a trip with family and/or friends. There is nothing worse than being squished up and uncomfortable while camping with barely enough space for your stuff or to hang out in some privacy. It really does take the joy out of the whole experience and to us, it’s simply unnecessary when there are so many spacious tent options around.
One of the best ways to have your own space while camping is in a multi-room tent. With more than one room you have the ability to create some privacy, section out areas for the kids, the dog, sleeping, chilling, storing your stuff, and more. It’s the best option when camping in a large group.
At A Glance: Our Top 3 Multi-Room Tents
However, not all multi-room tents are made equal and that is what we are here to unravel. We have selected some of the best multi-room tents on the market and put them to the test to show their strengths and weaknesses with the hope that we’ll find the best multi-room tent for you.
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The Vango Family Capri Tent is a great choice for anyone in a smaller group or family. It’s designed as a long tunnel with ample space and could actually be described as having two rooms and a porch.
This tent has been specifically designed to deal with terrible weather, unlike so many other large tents on the market today. The rainfly gives full coverage and is made of a 70D polyester flysheet that is exceptionally durable. It’s exclusive to Vango and almost guaranteed to keep you dry and warm in a serious downpour.
The tent also uses the Vango patented tbs II tension band system, which ensures the tent will survive exceptionally high winds without collapsing, waking you up, and causing a terrible night’s sleep.
This tent is a sinch to put up and takes just a few minutes thanks to the easy Airbeam system. Once up you have sleeping quarters at one end that are blacked out to stop light from getting in and waking you up in the morning.
In front of this section is another similar sized room with big clear windows that give loads of natural light. And then there is a spacious porch. You really will have enough space to hang out in this tent.
Something that is a little annoying about this tent is that it’s hard to split the sleeping areas in two due to the amount of light that comes into the first room, but it is possible if you don’t mind being woken up early. The only other drawbacks are the high price and that it’s really heavy.
Overall a solid 4 person or more family/group multi-room tent that is easy to put up, spacious, and can handsome serious weather.
The Coleman 3-Person & 6-Person Connectable Tent is quite an amazingly original modular design. This combo gives you a 3 man tent and a 6 man tent that you can use individually or connect together to create a 2 room tent.
The 6 man tent has 3 fully enclosed connection points, so you can add two more 3 man tents if you want to or another 6 person tent. The 3 man tents have just one connection point.
Connecting the tents is simple, just zip them together to create a waterproof hallway. Once you have created your ideal modular setup, each room/tent will have its own door for easy and private access and you can close the hallway for increased privacy too.
Setting up the tents is incredibly easy thanks to the pre-attached poles and hub, fast-fit feet, and snag-free Instar-Clips to secure the tent to poles in a snap. Once up, just zip the tents together to make your ideal setup.
The tents are also great in weather thanks to Colemans’ Weather Tec system. The seams are welded, the floors are inverted to keep water out and the frames are tested to manage 35 mph or more winds. The rainfly does a good job of stopping rain coming through although it doesn’t offer full coverage and any sideways rain in a storm could leak in through the sides.
Overall this is an amazing idea from Coleman, and it allows you to own multiple tents for different occasions and connect them together when you want to. The only thing lacking is a porch/vestibule area.
The Browning Camping Big Horn Tent is a great choice for anyone who wants a lot of space. The freestanding, almost vertical design means you won’t have to manage any sloped walls. It feels nice and spacious inside, plus you’ll be able to stand upright pretty much anywhere in the tent.
Made with factory sealed seams, a 75D 185T Polyester fly, and a 150D polyester oxford floor with 2000 mm coating, the tent is designed to last and keep you warm and dry. It comes with fiberglass poles that connect into steel uprights, that together form a sturdy structure that can handle a bit of wind.
Pitching this tent is pretty quick and easy despite its size. Once up you have the choice of using the tent as one big room or dividing it into two private rooms with the included divider. Each room has its own door for easy access and increased privacy. You’ll also find storage pockets in each room for things you want to keep close by.
The tent is covered in large windows and has a mesh inner ceiling that gives great ventilation to ensure no condensation occurs and to keep you cool on those hot nights.
The rainfly covers the ceiling but doesn’t reach down any further. If you experience some stormy weather, you may find a bit of water gets in. Also, the tent comes without any vestibules or a porch for outside storage.
Overall, it’s a durable, quality multi-room tent that’s ideal for fair weather camping from mid spring to mid-fall.
The Vango Odyssey Airbeam 600SC combines everything you need from a proper outdoor tent and throws it together into this awesome multi-room tent. The overall design of this tent makes it incredibly versatile, practical, private, and easy.
The tent is made from Sentinel Active Plus fabric that is exceptionally durable and comes with a 70D waterproof fire retardant flysheet that has a waterproof rating of 4000mm. It also features Vango’s patented TBS II tension band system to ensure that it stays strong in high winds. No matter the weather, this tent has got you covered.
Pitching this tent takes a matter of minutes, 8 in fact. The use of an Airbeam structure means there are no poles and all you have to do is pump it up with the included double action pump.
Once your tent is inflated you end up with a very well laid out 3 room tent. The first room is a large fully covered porch that is great for storing things, setting up a table and chairs, and more. You can access the porch area via two different doors and there are large clear windows that let in a lot of light.
From the porch area, you can access two sleeping rooms, each with its own door. The rooms are spacious, have a few storage areas, and are equipped with lights out inner fabric to keep the light out and let you sleep longer. To add to this, you also get a front awning that creates an ideal space for a dining table and cooking area.
This multi-room tent is hard to beat, it has everything you need. It is a little expensive and with all those rooms, it packs down quite large and is a little heavy.
The CORE 12 Person Instant Cabin Tent is an amazingly spacious option that will bring a bit of luxury to your camping experience. It’s durable, easy to pitch, and offers great accessibility and privacy.
Made with durable 68D polyester with a 600mm waterproof rating and a tough 125gsm P.E. floor, this tent is made to last a while. It comes with steel tent stakes and telescoping steel poles, both of which are seriously tough and can handle some wind and rough treatment.
The waterproof rating isn’t too high but is high enough for summer camping. The rainfly doesn’t offer cull coverage so in adverse weather you may experience moisture coming in through the sides.
Pitching this tent is a breeze thanks to the instant 2-minute setup design. Once up you can access it from either of the two double doors and inside you find one huge room that you can split into 3 rooms with the included dividers. You’ll also find handy storage pockets dotted around.
Once inside you’ll notice how spacious it is and thanks to the vertical design you’ll be able to stand upright no matter where you are.
The only downsides to this tent are the lack of a porch/vestibule area for storing gear and that the white fabric makes it very bright in the mornings, so bring an eye mask. Otherwise, this multi-room tent is a pretty awesome choice for anyone who wants a summer tent with a lot of space.
The Ozark Trail Base Camp Cabin Tent is huge and is an ideal choice if you love camping with large groups of friends and family. It’s one large tent that gives you 3 sleeping rooms plus one communal room, so there is space for privacy for everyone.
This 2-3 season tent takes some effort to pitch, which isn’t surprising once you’ve seen a picture of it. You will need two people to do it and it might take 20-30 minutes or so. It’s worth the effort though, as once pitched it’s more of a palace than a tent.
Once up you have the ability to divide the tent up into 1, 2, 3, or 4 rooms using the included divider, giving 4 different groups of people some sleeping privacy or 3 groups with one communal area (recommended). The tent comes with 4 doors, so every room has its own private entrance, giving you privacy and accessibility to the max.
Once inside there are loads of handy little storage areas for any valuables or key things like a flashlight. There are also 12 windows that let in great natural light and a mesh roof to keep you cool and stop and condensation.
The downsides of this Ozark tent are that it is really heavy, hard to pitch, you can’t close the windows for privacy and the rainfly does not offer full coverage and you may experience water getting in if you’re in as storm.
Overall a great multi-room tent with all the space you need to have a private, relaxing camping trip with a large group.
The Coleman Red Canyon Tent is a budget option that does sacrifice some of the features we’d like to see. But when you see the low price tag you’ll think a bit differently, as you’re getting a 3 room tent for a bargain.
The tent is quick and easy to pitch you should have it up in a few minutes using the provided poles, pegs, and rainfly. Once up you’ll find just one door to access the tent with. We would have loved to have seen two doors, it would have made a big difference.
Once you’re inside, you have the choice to make the tent into 1, 2, or 3 rooms using the internal dividers. Your best layout will probably be to have 2 rooms for sleeping and one communal room in the middle. It’s not very high once you’re inside and you’ll have to crouch in the two side rooms.
The tent is pretty durable and does well in adverse weather thanks to Coleman’s Weather Tec system. It has been tested to winds up to 35 mph and has a solid waterproof rating. However, the rainfly doesn’t offer full coverage to the ground, so you may find some moisture getting in if it rains hard and sideways.
The one other downside is the lack of a vestibule for storing your gear, but you do have the communal area. Overall a pretty solid budget multi-room tent that gets the job done.
This is quite an obvious thing to look at but it makes a big difference. The tents in the review ranged from 2 rooms to 4 room tents all of which can be adapted to create between 1 and 4 rooms depending on their design, but how many rooms do you need?
The ideal set-up is for every couple and group of kids to have their own room plus a shared space. So if you’re going camping as a group of 4 from 2 parties, each party will have their own private sleeping area plus a communal area to share. The same goes for a family camping trip, you’ll want a bedroom for the adults, a bedroom for the kids, and perhaps another bedroom for a teenager who wants their space from the little ones, plus a communal room.
Deciding the number of rooms you want is important and will be the main deciding factor when it comes to choosing your tent. It’s really not worth scrimping on and is best to get enough rooms so that everyone can enjoy their own camping experience.
The number of doors should equate to the number of rooms in an ideal situation. If each room has its own door, you’re getting maximum privacy for anyone sleeping in there. It also means people don’t wake each other in the night or get frustrated getting in and out of the tent in a large group.
More doors do equal spending some more money though and if you’re looking at a budget option you may have to sacrifice this luxury.
Having an outside storage space or a place to hang out makes a huge difference. It takes the pressure off your communal room so that you can have one dedicated social area and one dedicated place for all your gear. Some of the multi-room tents in the review have a porch/vestibule and in our opinion, they are worth their weight in gold.
The height of your tent is an important consideration. Are you happy crouching and bending while inside the tent or would you rather be standing upright? This is a personal decision and you should check the dimensions under each tent in the review to see if it suits your preference.
The shape of your tent will often dictate how spacious it feels. Cabin tents with vertical walls really open the internal space and allow you to walk around the whole tent standing upright, rather than crouching in the corners.
All the tents in the review come with a rainfly but not all of them come with a full-coverage rainfly. A full-coverage rainfly is a rainfly that pretty much reaches the ground to protect your tent from any serious rainfall and wind, it’s only really needed in large storms when the rain blows sideways. If you know you tend to camp in places where storms do come in, you’ll be much drier and happier in a tent that’s fully covered.
The fact that storms can just come out of nowhere also means that if you do choose a tent with just a roof covering rainfly, be prepared for the possibility of water coming in through the sides. It’s not a guarantee that it will happen, but it might.
The best multi-room tent is the Vango Odyssey Airbeam 600SC. This multi-room tent has 3 rooms, 4 doors, an amazing layout, and comes with an awning area to boot. It’s also exceptionally durable, easy to pitch, and designed for dealing with weather. You can’t ask for much more.
The all-round best multi-room tent is the Coleman 3-Person & 6-Person Connectable Tent. This is a modular tent system whereby you can keep connecting tents to create your own kind of tent village. In this bundle, you get a 3 person and 6 person tent that you can use independently or connect together to create a two-room tent. From there you can buy more tents to keep on growing the space. The tents are durable, handle the weather well, and give great privacy and access when linked together.
The best multi-room tent if you’re on a budget is the Coleman Red Canyon Tent. It’s durable, light, does well in bad weather and you can split it into 1, 2, or 3 rooms for privacy. By going for a budget option you do lose extra features like multiple doors, headroom, and more, but for the price, you can’t really complain.