Some Of the Best 3-Person Tents For Camping With Your Kids or Family


There’s nothing better than spending time in the great outdoors, and when you make an addition to the family, you’ll need some extra space in the tent. For those graduating to a family of 3, here are the best 3-person tents, ready for your next adventure.

Coleman Sundome 3 Person Tent – $54

tent 1This affordable option is great for those who are just looking to go out a few times a year. Quick and easy to set up with a spacious interior, the Coleman Sundome is perfect for the beginner camping family. With a rainfly for shade a weather protection in addition to WeatherTec welded floors and inverted seems, as well as large windows for cooling, this tent has all the basic features your family could need.


ALPS Mountaineering Meramac Tent: 3-Person 3-Season – $74

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A step up from the Columbia, this tent is perfect for your next adventure, with a two-pole design offering easy assembly but with some extra features you might desire. The Meramac has an awning over each door, storage pockets, and a gear loft, giving your more options for your camping experience.


REI Co-op Half Dome 3 Plus Tent – $279

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The REI Half Dome is a classic, reliable 3-person tent that is great for any camping trip. The color-coded pole assembly assists in an easy set up, and the fly design maximizes airflow to keep your family cool and improve views. Four ceiling vents add extra airflow, and the tension-truss architecture gives you generous interior space. Two large doors and 2 vestibules make it easy to get in and out without having to climb over each other.


Big Agnes Tumble 3 mtnGLO Tent – $300

tent 4Light up your nights with Big Agnes mtnGLO™Tent Light Technology, which incorporates LED lights into the tent design. The lights come with 3 settings and multliple attachment points, so you can put them where you want them at the brightness you desire. The tent itself is what you’d expect from a Big Agnes, with a spacious interior, plenty of storage space, and great air flow. You really can’t go wrong with any Big Agnes tent, but the added lights make this our favorite. 


Mountain Hardwear Pathfinder™ 3 Tent – $479

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A dependable, lightweight backpacking tent, the Pathfinder is also a great option for families thanks to its durable design. It’s easy to pitch, comes with 2 doors and vestibules to maximize storage and space, and a full mesh canopy so you can sleep under the stars. It’s fully waterproof and weighs in at just over 5 pounds, making it easy to take on any of your family adventures.

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