[TOP 10] Best 6 Person Tent Under 200$

Camping is the best way to enjoy the Great Outdoors and get close to nature. For many people, a tent is the vacation accommodation of choice, and we are blessed with so many fantastic destinations that are perfect for camping.

Best 6 Person Tent Under 200

As they are such popular products, finding the right tent is not the work of a moment. Finding one that is fit for a family and sleeps six people is even more of a problem! As you will see in the list that follows, there are in fact many 6-person tents to compare, and we have included what we believe to be the best of them all.

When buying a tent you need to look at several factors, so we have included a brief guide for you that lists the important points and you will find this after the list of tents. We’ve also looked only at tents that cost less than $200, which we believe to be a sensible budget.

Let’s have a look at the top 10 best 6-person tents under $200.

Also Read: [Top 10] Best 3 Person Tent Under 200$

Comparison Table of 10 Best 6 Person Tent Under 200

The tents we have chosen come from a range of different manufacturers – and are listed in no particular order – with the first one being from Coleman, an established maker of camping equipment with a strong reputation.

The Coleman Montana 6 is an ideal starting point. The outer is a polyester taffeta of 75D – that’s denier for future reference, and refers to the thickness of the fibres in the material – and is fully waterproof. The 12ft x 7ft interior floor space is enough for six people, or for two queen-sized air beds.

Made in the USA, the Coleman Montana 6 has a central height of 5” 8”, which is about standard for tent of this size, and an extended outer door awning is perfect for keeping outdoor gear and shoes dry.

Best Feature

This 6-person tent features the patented Coleman WeatherTec system which incorporates corner welds and seams that are inverted. This is a proven method of keeping water out, and should keep you dry even in the heaviest of rainfall.

Angled windows are a further protection against the rain and wind, while a built-in E-port means you can run an electrical cable into the tent easily and conveniently. A series of storage pockets are also a welcome touch, although the Coleman Montana 6 has only one door.

The floor is a bathtub design that runs up the sides for added protection and is made from 1000D polyester so is rugged and durable, and the door features strong zippers with protective cuffs.

Weighing just 19lbs it is easy to transport, and the makers claim it can be erected in 15 minutes. This is a genuine 6-person tent from a renowned brand, so is certainly one for a shortlist.

Pros

  • Large floor area
  • Easy to erect
  • Full weatherproofing
    Patented WeatherTec system
  • 1000D floor
  • Storage pockets

Cons

  • Only one door for entry
  • Just 5’ 8” central height
  • Some reports of difficulty erecting in wind
  • Customers found parts missing

We make no excuses for listing a second tent from Coleman, as they are one of the premier tent manufacturers. This is the Sundome, and it is regarded as a classic, and is very popular. The overall design is of a dome-tent that is easy to erect – Coleman claim just 10 minutes – and one that is compact when not in use.

The Sundome comes in various sizes, and the one that we are interested in is the 6-person version. The range are all square-based tents, and the 6 has a floor space of 10ft x 10ft. This is said to be suitable for two queen size airbeds. The central height is 6ft, which is higher than some and more than acceptable.

This tent features the patented Coleman WeatherTec design which means the seams are welded for added waterproofing, and the floor is the usual 1000D polyester with the bathtub design for better weatherproofing.

Best Feature

The Coleman Sundome 6 features a frame that is designed to be strong, and has been tested to withstand winds of greater than 35mph. This added protection against the elements is a welcome detail.

The single door entry is secured by strong zippers that are protected by a cuff, and two windows provide light and views. There is an E-port built-in through which you can run an electrical cable, and storage pockets are fitted to the interior of the tent.

Made from strong and durable Polyguard fabric, the Coleman Sundome is designed to last many years, and comes with a one-year warranty. It comes with a carry bag and weighs under 20lb in total, so is easy enough to carry.

A well-priced quality tent that comes recommended by a number of users.

Pros

  • Coleman name
  • Easy to erect Sundome construction
  • Patented weatherproofing
  • Floor vents
  • 10ft x 10ft floor space
  • E-port for electric cable

Cons

  • Not as large as some
  • Single door entry
  • Only two windows
  • Some complaints it is not as wind-resistant as claimed


We were pleasantly surprised to find this quality tent – another from the Coleman range – can be found for under our $200 limit, as it is an impressive model in every way. The WeatherMaster 6-person has a floor space of 11-feet x 9-feet, and a height in the centre of 6’ 8”, making this a very spacious tent suitable for a family.

The Coleman WeatherTec design is incorporated in this tent, with its usual welded corners and inverted seams for added protection, and the tent outer material is fully coated polyester for full waterproofing. The frame is made to be strong and wind-resistant, while also being easy to erect.

A 1000D polyester floor with the preferred bathtub design means water from the ground is also kept out, and it comes with a full rainfly.

Best Feature

The Coleman WeatherMaster 6-person tent comes with an additional 9’ x 6’ screen room at the front of the tent, outside the door. This fully mesh-screened room is a great for lounging in without being bothered by bugs, and is a great family feature.

The screen-room is floorless, which is not a problem, and makes for an excellent place to put wet shoes and clothes without having them in the sleeping area. It would also be suitable for cooking in.

Other features of the WeatherMaster include an E-port for the electrical cable, an expandable carry bag for convenience, and a series of storage pockets inside the tent.

Although not as lightweight as some others on this list – the tent weighs 32lbs when in its carry-mode – and also not as fast to erect, the WeatherMaster nevertheless makes an excellent choice for a family holiday, and is a serious tent in every way.

Pros

  • Large internal floor space
  • 9x6’ screen room
  • Full waterproofing protection
  • Storage pockets and E-port
  • Bathtub style floor

Cons

  • Heavy at 32lbs
  • More complex to erect than some
  • Reports that poles bend in heat
  • Some complaints it is hard to get in bag
  • Among the more expensive tents

We did say at the beginning that Coleman offers a wide variety of tents and camping gear, and this is another 6-person tent from one of the market leaders. This model – the Steel Creek – combines the clever and weatherproof dome design with a nice addition in the form of a screen room, as in the model above, and all at a very sensible price.

The main sleeping area has a floor size of 10’ x 9’, which is the requirement for two queen-size airbeds. The outer skin of the tent – which is extra-protected by a rainfly sheet – is made from Polyguard fabric which is among the strongest for tents. The frame is designed to be strong and to handle winds of 35mph and above.

The Coleman WeatherTec system we have mentioned a number of times, and it’s here to protect the inhabitants with welded corners and reverse seams.

Best Feature

The Steel Creek is called Fast Pitch because, as the manufacturer claims, it can be fully erected and ready for use in just 7 minutes! That is very fast indeed and is a great bonus for when you’re setting up in the rain.

The additional screen room, which is fully protected by mesh and sits in front of the only door, measures 10’ x 5’ which is ideal for casual lounging without being bothered by insects. There are pockets inside the tent in various places, and an E-port is incorporated for bringing in an electric cable.

This model comes with colour-coded poles to help with the fast erecting, and has window awnings for air circulation and weather protection. It is a tent with a very high specification for the price – you should find this one for less than $100 – and it weighs just 20lbs so is easy to carry.

Pros

  • Screen room is a good size
  • Sleeping area good for six
  • Full flysheet
  • Very fast set up – 7 minutes
  • WeatherTec welded corners

Cons

  • Only a single entry door
  • Not all poles come colour coded according to customers
  • Cheap fittings

This dome tent from the Core brand – another leading name in camping and outdoors equipment and gear, is designed for 6 people and has a floor measurement of 11’ x 9’. That might not be the biggest but it is certainly suitable for two queen size or six singles.

Durable polyester material makes up the outer and inner, and is treated for water run-off – the makers claim it does so much quicker than other tents – and comes with sealed seams and door and window seals that are designed to keep the rain at bay.

The tent has a central height of 6-feet precisely, which is taller than some others of a similar size, and features neat detailing such as a gear loft that is great for storing items and is fitted with a lantern hook – a nice touch. Quality abounds throughout in what is a well-priced tent in this market.

Best Feature

The main feature of this tent is the CORE H2O Block Technology, which is the combination of the seals, taped seams and taped rainfly sheet, as well as the water-repellent materials that are designed to keep you dry whatever the weather.

Other features include floor-level vents – a great choice for allowing air circulation without rain coming in – that are adjustable to suit the weather, plus a mesh ceiling that allows water vapour to escape so stops misting.

There are pockets on the tent walls for added storage space, and the floor is a strong and very durable polyester construction that keeps damp out, and a D-style door is a standard design.

An electrical port completes the features of what is a very impressive tent for the price, and it comes with a full one year warranty. With a very light weight of just over 16lbs it is also surprisingly portable, and certainly one to have a second look at.

Pros

  • ​Waterproofing technology
  • Taped seams and flysheet
  • Suitable for six
  • 6-foot height
  • Advanced vents
  • Very light

Cons

  • Not easy to erect
  • Complaints about general quality
  • The very minimum interior space for six

Among serious camping enthusiasts, the range of tents from ALPS Mountaineering is held in very high regard. This model – the Meramac 6-Person – is among the more expensive on our list, yet still comes in with plenty of change beneath our $200 upper limit.

The design is a clever one that is clearly intended for fast erecting. It comes with just two poles that are fitted externally across each other, forming a frame from which the dome hangs. This clever design is becoming more popular with dome tents as it is easy to handle. The poles are strengthened fibreglass for added durability.

The square floor area is 10ft x 10ft; this is big enough for six and a central height of 6ft is about what you should expect with a dome tent. Material is very durable polyester on the outside – with 75D for weatherproofing – and the floor is a similar material, which may put some people off when others offer stronger polyester.

Best Feature

Unlike all those we have listed above, the ALPS Meramac is designed with two doors built in, each fully zippered. We like this design feature as it means you don’t have to climb over everyone should you want to get out! The doors are on adjacent sides of the tent.

The doors are mesh as are the windows, and each come with full covers for keeping out wind and rain or for opening to let the light in. The tent comes with a full set of accessories including stakes and guy ropes, and a carry bag for added convenience.

Inside there is a gear loft where you can find storage space – along with a lantern hook – plus other pockets on the inside walls, while a polyester flysheet acts as an awning for each door, and also keeps UV rays out of the tent. It’s also light to carry at around 16lbs.

If there’s one concern with this tent it’s the floor, though the makers do offer a ‘floor saver’ sheet as an optional extra.

Pros

  • Highly regarded brand
  • Simple construction
  • Total weatherproofing
  • Two doors
  • Mesh windows
  • Light weight

Cons

  • Fits six at a push
  • Floor not as good as some
  • Floor protector costs extra
  • Quite expensive


This impressive-looking tent claims to be among the ‘instant’ models, that is those that are very quick to set up. It is cleverly created with a ‘hub’ design: all the parts are already put together, you simply lock the poles in place and pull a drawstring, and the tent is up. Or, at least, that’s what the maker’s claim.

This is a single door design that comes with three mesh windows – each with covers for weatherproofing – as well as an awning provided by the flysheet. The floor measurement is 13.5’ x 7’, which we think may be a touch on the tight side for 6 adults but should be enough if there are children involved.

The central height of this tent is just 55”; this is a touch more than 4.5’ so is a lot lower than any other we have looked at so far, and will certainly be a problem for taller people. It does come with many internal storage pockets, plus the windows in ‘big top’ style are great for looking up at the night sky.

Best Feature

While we have already talked about the convenient set-up method of this Mobihome tent, perhaps the best feature for a family is the fact it weighs little more than 14lbs. That is very light for such a large tent, and makes a difference to your luggage.

Both the floor and the outer material are very strong and waterproof polyester, as is the rain-protecting flysheet and incorporated floor. Durable metal poles are intended for a long life, and it comes with stakes, guy lines and a carry bag.

Does it erect instantly as claimed? The general consensus with buyers is that it does indeed, with many claiming just five minutes to have it ready – that is pretty impressive.

Pros

  • ​Very fast to set up – some claim 5 minutes
  • Strong metal poles
  • Full rain protection
  • All the accessories including lines and stakes
  • Very light indeed

Cons

  • Floor space may be tight for six
  • Only 55” central height is very low
  • Complaints about cramped interior
  • Some damp gets in

Back to Coleman for this model, which is another version of the Sundome 6 as we talked about earlier. The overall design is of a dome-tent that is easy to erect – Coleman claim just 10 minutes – and one that is compact when not in use.

The Sundome comes in various sizes, and the one that we are interested in is the 6-person version. The range are all square-based tents, and the 6 has a floor space of 10ft x 10ft. This is said to be suitable for two queen size airbeds. The central height is 6ft, which is higher than some and more than acceptable.

This tent features the patented Coleman WeatherTec design which means the seams are welded for added waterproofing, and the floor is the usual 1000D polyester with the bathtub design for better weatherproofing.

Best Feature

The Coleman Sundome 6 is easy to erect thanks to the dome design, which is among the most popular among campers. It should take no more than 10minutes to set up, and once you’ve done it, it is simple to remember.

The single door entry is secured by strong zippers that are protected by a cuff, and two windows provide light and views. There is an E-port built-in through which you can run an electrical cable, and storage pockets are fitted to the interior of the tent.

Made from strong and durable Polyguard fabric, the Coleman Sundome is designed to last many years, and comes with a one-year warranty. It comes with a carry bag and weighs under 20lb in total, so is easy enough to carry.

A well-priced quality tent that comes recommended by a number of users.

Pros

  • Easy to erect Sundome construction
  • Patented weatherproofing
  • Floor vents
  • 10ft x 10ft floor space
  • E-port for electric cable

Cons

  • Not as large as some
  • Single door entry
  • Only two windows
  • Some complaints it is not as wind-resistant as claimed


This is a neat design from Coleman that offers some nice features. The Evanston is designed to sleep six – it has a sleeping floor space of 10’ x 9’, which again we feel may be a touch cramped – and is made from the usual Coleman choice of 75D polyester for suitable waterproofing.

An external flysheet is fitted as expected, made from similar material, and creates an awning over the windows and the porch. The porch area – measuring 10’ x 5’ – is fully mesh-protected, and is intended for lounging in the sun while protected from insects. We can’t help wondering whether customers would prefer extended internal space throughout.

The Evanston features Coleman’s tried and tested WeatherTec system with welded corners and reverse seams, so adding to the overall protection from wind and rain.

Best Feature

The Coleman Evanston is an interesting design in that it includes a porch. This is a welcome feature for a family tent as it is not only a place to sit and enjoy the weather, but acts as somewhere to leave wet shoes and clothing so they don’t cause condensation in the tent.

The Evanston tent has a central height of just 5’ 8”; with many 6’ models available this may be a drawback for some. It is well-made, and comes with the usual Coleman refinements of pockets inside for storage, an E-port for the electricity cable, and covers for the windows.

This tent is claimed to be erected in just 15 minutes and comes with a carry bag. It weighs more than 20lbs so is not the lightest, but as a large tent it is a very attractive price.

Pros

  • Added porch
  • Quick to set up
  • Durable polyester
  • WeatherTech
  • E-port and pockets

Cons

  • Just 5’ 8” central height
  • Not the biggest floor space
  • Weighs 20lbs

This tent from Hui Lingyang is a pop up model, and is very easy to erect as such. In fact, it can be ready in seconds, thanks to the design. It is a one-piece pre-constructed tent with incorporated poles, and is great for when you set up in poor weather.

However, one downside of these sprung pop up tents is that they can be awkward to put away. Some customers have made this complaint, although others say it is easy. We are not sure that, with a floor space of 12.5’ by 8.5’, it will comfortably sleep six, but that’s a similar size to many others on the list.

The central height of 53.5” is also on the low side, and may make for a cramped feeling when inside. For convenience, however, this could be a good choice, as not only does it erect in seconds, it weighs less than 12lbs – by far the lightest here.

Best Feature

We can’t get away from that pop-up effect! It really does erect itself in just a few seconds, which makes it amazingly convenient, especially when combined with the very light weight.

The material used is very strong and durable polyester that offers full waterproofing. The tent comes with taped floor seams and is double-layered for added protection. It also has an E-port for an electrical cable.

With two mesh windows and a single door – each of which has a cover for rain and wind protection – this is a pretty standard tent that is perhaps best for occasional use rather than a full holiday. At the price, it is quite expensive for what it offers, although quality is consistently high.

Pros

  • Instant pop up tent
  • Double layered waterproofing
  • Very light weight
  • Mesh windows with covers

Cons

  • Low central height makes for cramped interior
  • Single door only
  • Difficult to fold down for some
  • Expensive in comparison

Features of 6-Person Tents

Here’s a brief look at what to consider when choosing a 6-Person tent:

Floor Size

The more floor space you have, the more comfortable it will be with six people in the tent. Look for a minimum of 10’ x 10’ or equivalent – some have different layouts to others.

Central Height

The central height of these tents varies greatly. Ideally, a height of around 6’ is the best choice of it may feel a touch claustrophobic when everyone is in the tent.

Ease of Erecting

How easy is the tent to set up? And, how easy is it to take down again? The styles here are varied and include tents that can be erected in a few seconds to those that take a lot longer, and it is worth checking out customer testimonies for actual user experiences.

Waterproofing

It goes without saying that a tent should be waterproof, but how much effort has the manufacturer gone to? Are the seams taped, does it have welded corners, and what material is used? All of these need checking out.

Doors and Windows

Is the tent one or two door? The latter is more convenient, but not very common. Are the windows designed for ventilation, and do they have mesh covers? How many windows are there? These are all questions to be asked when drawing up your shortlist.

Screen Room

A screen room is a nice touch that gives you an additional area of space. If you are intending on spending a family holiday in the tent then this is a good feature to have, if it’s just for occasional use it will add extra weight making it more cumbersome to carry.

And Finally

Thank you for taking the time to read through our reviews of the best 6-Person tents on the market right now, and we hope we have given you enough information to draw up a shortlist and make your choice.

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