Choosing the right tent is never an easy task, and it becomes a LOT harder if you happen to be over 6 ft tall. Waking up with your toes touching a soggy wall, constantly bumping your head on the hanging lantern, falling into the dewy grass as you climb out of a tiny door… the challenges are endless.
But fear not, there are some tents out there that make excellent options for taller folk. Here, we’ve brought you a selection of the best tents for tall people around, and give you some pointers for things to look out for before you buy one, because who says tall people can’t enjoy sleeping in the great outdoors?!
Best for Big Groups
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Best for Backpacking
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The first item to make it on to our hitlist is the Coleman Tenaya Lake Cabin Tent. This is one incredibly spacious tent that can accommodate even the largest of families thanks to its 8-person maximum capacity.
Alternatively, it makes a great tent for smaller groups that like to spread out and bring a touch of luxury to the great outdoors. The huge floor plan means that you can easily fit in two queen-sized mattresses and still have room to spare.
Plus, with a center height of 6 ft 8, this is one of the best tall camping tents around. Oh, and it even comes with an in-built closet – perfect for those who take their festival fancy dress costumes seriously.
As well as being super spacious, this tent has a color-coded set-up system that couldn’t be simpler to figure out (which is lucky because the instructions aren’t so clear), and we love the optional room divider if you decide you need it a bit of privacy.
There’s also a hinged door that really adds to the homey vibes, and the e-port means that you can stay plugged in as long as there’s a power source nearby.
The rainfly, inverted seams, and waterproof floor will be sure to keep you dry, but be careful with the door zipper as it sometimes snags. Aside from that, there’s very little we don’t like about this tent.
Okay, so the Standing Room 4P Tent might not get top marks for appearance, but that doesn’t mean it’s not one of the best tall 4-man (or woman) tents around.
This tent is affordable, durable, and, most importantly, has a whopping 8.5 ft of headroom, making it the tallest tent on our list.
This tent is designed for 10×10 straight-leg canopies, and the sheer vertical walls on this tent really maximize your interior space. Just be aware that the gazebo/canopy itself isn’t included with this tent, so you’ll need to pick one up separately.
We also love that if you need to upsize, it’s possible to join two of these tents together. The XL version, which we recommend, comes with four doors allowing for super convenient entry and exit, and there’s also a zippered skylight, giving you the option to fall asleep looking at the stars on those dry summer nights.
The materials used are heavy-duty and durable, with a waterproof ceiling and bathtub-style floor to ensure that you stay dry. Set-up is quick and simple too, with ties connected the tent to the canopy, although these can break occasionally so make sure you bring some spare cable ties.
Plus, there are large windows for ventilation, e-ports, and four large interior pouches to keep you hooked up and organized – what a winner.
Not only is the Big Agnes Copper Spur 1 one of the best solo backpacking tents around, but it’s also great for tall people. But ‘why?’, I hear you ask.
Well, it strikes a crucial balance between being durable and lightweight yet also having a decent amount of volume.
Like all serious backpacking tents, not even the shortest of people can stand up in this tent, yet the headroom isn’t bad for something that’s been carefully designed to deflect wind.
Furthermore, the dual vestibules give you some space to stretch your legs after a long day on the trail, and the 5 mesh inner pockets and media pockets mean you can keep your gear tucked away so that you have more room for lounging.
With a total length of 7.5 ft, yet weighing just 3 lbs, this has to be one of the longest and lightest tents going, making it a great choice for solo long-legged hikers (although it also comes as a 2P or 3P tent).
And don’t let the lightweight fool you into thinking this tent won’t be able to stand up to the elements – it has high-quality aluminum DAC poles plus taped seams and a 1200mm waterproof rating so you’ll certainly stay dry.
The main drawbacks of this tent are the price, it certainly won’t be within everyone’s budget, and the lack of a footprint (you need to pick one of these up separately). However, this is a top-quality backpacking tent with maximum space and minimum weight – perfect for any tall backpackers out there!
The Browning Camping Big Horn Tent is undoubtedly one of the best tall 5-man tents currently on the market, although if you have a bigger group you’ll be pleased to know it’s available as an 8-person tent too.
This 7-foot tall tent has an impressive floor plan of 10 x 8 ft, and it features straight sides to maximize internal space. It also has a frame constructed of durable fiberglass poles and steel uprights, and the overall design is freestanding, giving you the option to move your tent around until you find the best spot once assembled.
Set-up is super simple too, but be careful with your stakes (and your camping hammer), as they tend to buckle under too much pressure.
It also has three large mesh windows and a mesh door for ventilation during hot weather plus you can remove the included rainfly for added ventilation or gaze at the stars. The included rainfly, factory-sealed seams, and 2000mm water-resistant floor will keep you dry in soggy conditions.
The floor’s a little on the thin side, but if you want to add some extra reinforcement to protect it from wear and tear, then there’s a compatible ‘Floor Saver’ that you can purchase separately. Oh, and we love the triple hanging pockets feature that lets you keep your gear in order.
Like most cabin tents, it isn’t particularly light but, for the weight, you get a sturdy, spacious 3-season tent that even the tallest of folks can move around in comfortably.
The NTK Arizona GT Tent comfortably sleeps 9-10 people, making it a great choice for taller folk that will be camping with families or in large groups – but don’t worry if you like some privacy, it comes with two optional room dividers.
This tent offers great water protection thanks to its sealed seams, rain-protected entrance, and included rainfly with 2500mm water resistance. Just watch out when you open the doors when it’s raining as they lean inwards and can bring water with them.
We love that the floor is not only a bathtub design to keep water out but is also resistant to fungi and has a thermal silver lining to keep you warm on chilly nights. Plus, the dome shape provides great wind resistance, although the lack of vertical walls does lose you some interior space.
The set-up is a breeze too (luckily, seeing as the instructions are often missing!) and is based on a simple ring-and-pin and color-coded fiberglass pole system.
And, speaking of breeze, there are plenty of large windows for ventilation covered with ‘no-see’ mesh to keep the bugs at bay without obstructing your views.
It also comes with a mesh storage pouch and lantern ring on the ceiling, and a large inner utility pocket so you can keep your essentials safe. When you’re done, the whole tent can be popped in the included travel bag in no time, thanks to its extra-long zipper. It also features compression space to save you storage space.
Overall, this is an excellent tent for tall people camping in large groups that has some thoughtful extra features.
If you’re searching for something a little different, then why not try out the Vidalido Teepee Tent?
This surprisingly affordable teepee tent can fit up to six people (although we’d recommend no more than four to have a bit more space) and has a center height just shy of 8 ft. Set-up is incredibly intuitive due to the minimal use of poles and clips, and it can be done in as little as five minutes.
Plus, this tent is built to last, with anti-rust reinforced steel poles, taped seams, and waterproof-treated polyester/Oxford fabric. It also has incredible ventilation thanks to the extremely large door that also makes for a very welcoming campsite set-up – as do the included tent flags! The doors and windows themselves are constructed from high-end nylon mesh to keep the air flowing but the mosquitoes out.
The main issue with this tent is, as for all teepee tents, is that the sloped walls considerably reduce height around the edges of the tent, reducing interior space. However, at a fraction of the usual cost for a tepee tent, yet without any compromise in terms of quality, this tent really is a steal!
If sitting on the porch drinking lemonade is your vibe, then you should totally go for the Wenzel Klondike Tent.
Although you can squeeze eight people into this tent, you can also sleep four or five in the main compartment and convert the remaining area into a spacious porch – perfect for sitting and watching the world go by and it’s a lifesaver when the weather’s bad too.
Speaking of bad weather, this tent comes with a rainfly included, water-resistant coating, and water repellent stitching. The fiberglass roof frame with steel uprights makes this one sturdy tent that can handle some wind too, despite its near-vertical walls that maximize interior space.
And on the flip side, if things start to heat up, this tent has excellent ventilation thanks to the mesh roof panel and zippered side windows plus a guyed-out vent extending from the rear of the tent to ensure you catch any breeze that’s going by.
The pin and ring system makes for rapid set-up, and we love the T-shaped door that allows a smooth entry. Unfortunately, there are just two internal pockets and the porch ceiling is slightly shorter than that of the main compartment.
However, overall, this is a surprisingly affordable, spacious tent that’s great for big groups or those that like to have a large porch area.
Although the Marmot Limelight wasn’t designed for standing, it has a decent seated center height plus a solid 7.4-inch length and a width of 4.6 inches.
This headroom, as well as a general spacious feel, is largely thanks to the pre-bend construction that creates steep walls to maximize interior space – a feature often lacking from backpacking tents. The dual vestibules also help, as you can dump extra gear there to save space in the sleeping section.
There’s also a huge double door at the front, as well as a smaller D door at the rear so that even the tallest of people can exit the tent smoothly without waking up their fellow camper.
We love the dimming pocket for your lamp too, which creates a lovely cosey light from the intense glare you get from most headlamps and phone lights.
The rainfly is constructed from water-resistant polyester, the taped seams, and the catenary-cut floor all act to keep you dry, and vents on the side of the tent and the roof keep the airflow going to stop you from overheating and to prevent condensation collecting.
Marmot is a reputable outdoor brand and you can trust their tents to deliver, although it does mean they aren’t the cheapest tents out there.. However, the spacious dimensions, combined with a lightweight make this a great tent for a pair of hikers, especially if one of them happens to be over 6 ft tall!
Okay, so you’ve seen our list of the best tents for tall people currently on the market, but what key things should you keep your eye on when you’re shopping around?
If you want a tent that feels like home, rather than an overnight backpacking tent for when you’re on the trail, then finding a high tent is crucial.
Although you’ll see the center height reported, this isn’t always representative of the entire roof (think about a tepee tent, for instance), so make sure you have a look at the shape of the ceiling too.
You’ll notice that lots of the tents featured here have near-vertical walls. That’s because this increases interior space, which can make you feel less cramped and can make all the difference, particularly in smaller backpacking tents.
Just be aware that these walls aren’t as wind-resistant as the curved walls you see in dome-shaped tents, so they might not be ideal for blustery mountaintops.
When you’re looking at small backpacking tents, you want to investigate the length of the tent (there’s no point getting a 6.5 ft long tent if you’re 6 ft 7) but also the width, as this can reduce the feeling of claustrophobia if you’re cutting it close at 6 ft 4 in a 6 ft 5-long tent.
Vestibules can make a big difference too, as it leaves you more wiggle room inside the sleeping compartment, which can make you feel less cramped overall.
If you’ll be camping with a big family or with a bunch of friends, and one of you is on the tall side, then we certainly recommend the Coleman Tenaya Lake Cabin Tent. This tent is super spacious and has a center height of just under 8 ft, plus it comes with a room divider too if you want a bit of alone time.
It also has tonnes of homey touches, including a-ports, pockets, and even a closet – what’s not to love?!
Backpacking tents can be a nightmare for tall people but, thankfully, the Marmot Limelight has you covered. Not only is the center height higher than usual for a backpacking tent, but it also has an extra-large door so anyone can climb out graciously, no matter how long their limbs are.
At 7.4 ft long, even the tallest of people can spread their legs, and there will be plenty of room to maneuver too thanks to the dual vestibules that are the perfect place to dump your gear. It is a little bit expensive, but you definitely won’t regret the investment!
But what’s our best all-rounder? It just has to be the Browning Camping Big Horn Tent. With a center height of 7 ft, you can move freely without fear of scraping your head along with the ceiling.
The floor plan is nice and spacious, and it feels even larger inside thanks to the vertical walls. Available as a 5-person or 8-person tent, and with a reasonable price tag to boot, there’s no excuse not to pick yourself up one of these.