Don’t get me wrong: being tall has its advantages.
Camping in a normal-sized tent, however, is not one of them.
Choosing the best tent for tall people is no easy task – that’s why we did the hard work for you.
Here are the best tents for tall people on the market today:
Best Backpacking Tents for Tall People:
- ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1-Person Tent (Best 1 Person Tent for Tall People)
- MSR Hubba Hubba 2 Person (Best Backpacking Tent For Tall People)
Best 4-6 Person Tents for Tall People:
- Nemo Wagontop 4 (Best 4 Person Tent For A Tall Person)
- Browning Big Horn 5-Person Tent (Best 5 Person Tent for Tall People)
- REI Co-op Wonderland 6 Tent (Best Tent for Tall Couples)
- Marmot Halo 6 (Best Bad Weather Tent for Tall People)
Best 8 Person Tents for Tall People:
- Browning Big Horn Camping 8 Person Tent (Best Overall 8-Person Cabin Tent for Tall People)
- Gazelle T4 Plus (Best Premium Tall Tent For Families And Large Groups)
- Wenzel 8 Person Klondike Tent (Best Tall Tent For People Needing Extra Storage Room)
- Coleman Octagon 98 (Most Unique Tent For Tall People)
Best 10+ Tents for Tall People:
- CORE 10-Person Cabin Tent (Best 10-Person Tent for Tall People)
- White Duck 14′ x 16′ Alpha Wall Tent (Best 4-season Winter Tent for Tall People)
- Coleman 12-Person Skydome Tent XL (Best Overall 12-Person Tent for Tall People)
- CORE 12-Person Instant Cabin Tent (Best 12-Person Cabin Tent for Tall People)
Best Tent For Tall Person: Our Top Choices
ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1-Person Tent
Tent Type: Dome | Weight: 4 lbs 1 oz | Min Trail Weight: 3 lbs 5 oz | Max Inside Height: 36 | Floor: 90 x 32 in (20 sq ft) | Packed Size: 6 x 17 in
At 90 inches long, you can’t go wrong with the ALPS Mountaineering Lynx if you are in the market for a 1-person backpacking tent.
It’s 36 inch inside height, means that you’llalso be able to sit up comfortably within the tent as well.
It’s got a dome-style layout, accomplished by crossing two aluminum poles through the center. The poles are constructed with 7000 series aluminum.
This is a high-grade aluminum alloy that’s one of the strongest on the market. The Lynx’s cross-pole design requires strong poles, and these do not disappoint.
ALPS made sure to add little perks to make your sleep experience relaxing. Even though any 1-person tent is going to be small, they put a sweet gear loft and side pocket so that you can store your things within arm’s reach.
Vestibules are often found on larger tents, so it’s rare to find one on a 1-person tent. Sure, the vestibule isn’t large enough to fit a whole person, but it’s still handy to have.
This tent weighs 4 lbs. 1 oz. but can be cut down to 3 lbs. 5 oz. without the rainfly.
- Quality craftsmanship of this level is rare at such a price point.
- The Lynx’s vestibule area comes from the rainfly and adds 32” of space to the entrance of your tent.
- The zippers are large #8 sized, meaning you won’t have trouble fumbling with these in the cold.
- Dome style layout gives you more room and a less claustrophobic feel
- This is only a 3-season tent, and isn’t going to stand up to high winds well
Best for: The best overall 1 man tent for the price. See full Lynx review here.
MSR Hubba Hubba 2 Person
That’s where Hubba Hubba NX shines.
True, it might have a peak height of “only” 39 inches… but it has a length of 84 inches. Combine that with 50 inches of width and you get 29 sq. ft. of floor area. That’s pretty roomy for a backpacking tent that only weighs 3 lbs.
However, MSR is not a budget brand, and this tent is no exception. Expect to spend a pretty penny on this tent. It will last you for years to come though, so if you have the money it’s definitely worth it.
You can check out our video review of the MSR Hubba Hubba 2 Person Tent below and our full review here.
- 84 inches – or 7 feet – long, meaning your feet will never stick out of the tent
- At 29 sq. ft. it’s still roomy enough for 1 person and their gear
- Only weighs 3 lbs. making it a perfect backpacking tent
- Extremely durable – will stand up to the elements and keep you dry
- The setup is extremely easy and can be done in less than 3 minutes
- A bit pricey for a backpacking tent
Best for: solo backpackers and campers who are willing to sacrifice a bit of height for more floor space.
NEMO Wagontop 4 Tent
Nemo Wagontop 4 is a great tent. In fact, it’s been mentioned before on our site as one of the best 4 person tents out there.
But is it also a good choice for a taller person? Yes, yes it is.
With a peak height of 80 inches, this tent allows for unimpeded movement in and out of the tent. Add to that the fact the floor area is 69 sq. ft. and you got yourself a pretty big tent.
But the feature that stood out the most to me was its vestibule. It adds a whopping 26.9 square feet of additional space you can use to store your gear, making this tent a great choice for hoarders everywhere (…I’m not the only one, am I?).
Unfortunately, all that extra size comes at a price – and that price is that Wagontop 4 weighs over 20 pounds. For car campers, this is not too big of an issue, but backpackers beware.
- The peak height of 80 inches will be enough for almost anyone
- The floor area of almost 70 sq. ft. makes it incredibly spacious for a 4-person tent
- One person can set it up in 10 to 15 minutes
- Huge vestibule adds 26.9 sq. ft. of storage space
- Heavy – the packaged weight of over 20 pounds makes it a bad choice for backpackers
Best for: tall couples and small families who still want a tall and roomy tent.
Browning Big Horn 5-Person Tent
Tent Type: Cabin | Weight (lbs): 21 | Max Inside Height (in): 84 | Floor: 96 x 120 inches (80 sq ft) | Setup Time: ~10 minutes
At 84 inches, or 7′, this tent offers quite a bit of headroom inside. And given it’s a cabin-style tent, the whole area of the tent has roughly the same height.
With doors and windows on each side, this tent really gives off the “home” vibe.
Because each wall side offers some kind of ventilation, this tent is great for those hot summer nights.
The roof is all-mesh, so you can also enjoy the starry night by simply removing the fly. But in case it starts raining, the fly will keep the interior safe and dry.
What’s great about this tent is that, while it does take a bit of time to set up, the process is pretty straightforward and simple, even for a single camper.
- With a center height of 84 inches, most tall campers can stand up without bending
- Pretty simple and straightforward to set up, even without a manual
- Features a mesh roof, so you can stargaze during warm summer nights
- Lots of wall pockets for storing items you need close at hand
- A bit heavy
- Not suitable for camping in high winds
Best for: tall people and those who prefer having more headspace.
REI Co-op Wonderland 6 Tent
Type: Tunnel, 2-room | Size: 6 person | Seasons: 3-season | Weight: 22 lbs 15 oz | Max Inside Height: 78″ | Floor: 120 in x 100 in (83.3 sq ft) | Setup Time: 10 mins
For taller couples or parents with a small child, this REI tent is perfect. Similar to the NEMO Wagontop, its a tunnel tent.
But at 75 inches in height, this is nearly as tall as you can get with a 6-person tent.
REI is widely known as a great outdoor brand – and looking at this tent, it’s easy to see why.
With aluminum poles, and heavy duty 150-denier coated polyester, this is a high quality tent.
Best of all, it’s got a room divider with a center zip, which is nice to have in a tent of this size.
Read the full REI Co-op Wonderland 6 Review here.
- 6’6’’ peak height and vertical walls mean you get a lot of extra space
- Comes with a divider that can create two rooms for extra privacy
- 2 doors allow for easy movement in and out of the tent
- For such a big tent it’s relatively easy to set up, even for one person
- Aluminum poles are both durable and flexible enough to stay erect even during windy conditions
- Pricey – it’s not for budget-conscious campers
- Vestibule/Mud Room has to be purchased as an add-on
Best for: people looking for the overall best 6 person camping tent on the market today.
Marmot Halo 6
Type: Dome | Size: 6 person | Seasons: 3-season | Weight: 20 lbs 9 oz | Inside Height: 76″ | Floor: 118 x 118 inches (96.9 sq ft) | Setup Time: 10 mins
The Marmot Halo 6 has made it onto many of the “best of” tent lists for good reasons.
Now, at 76″ peak height, this is one of the shorter tents on our list, but at 6’4″ for a dome tent, you are getting the best mix of height, wind resistance, and storage space (with two huge vestibules).
Not only does it have great protection from wind and rain, but it ALSO is fairly easy to setup for a dome tent. With only 5 poles, setup will take only 5-10 minutes even in the dark.
The only real ding to this tent is the value. It is one of the pricier tents on this list.
- 76″ of peak inside height means even taller folks can still stand up
- With 96.9 sq ft of tent space and an additional 64.44 sq ft of vestibule space, the Marmot Halo 6 is a superb fortress
- It’s dome shape and quality materials and construction give you some of the best protection you can get
- Lifetime warranty is included with your purchase – making it worth the money
- One of the more expensive tents on this list
Best for: A high quality premium tent that offers great wind and rain protection.
Coleman Octagon 98 8-Person Tent
Coleman is one of my favorite outdoor brands. I think they are great at creating quality products at reasonable prices, and Octagon 98 is no exception.
First things first. This tent is tall – at peak height, it’s 82 inches (or 6 feet 10 inches). This will allow even professional basketball players to move around without hunching down all the time.
But what makes it even greater is the fact that it’s a cabin style tent. That means that not only can you move around the tent easily, but you get more horizontal space for sleeping. More space and more headroom? Yes please!
Despite its size (169 square feet), it’s remarkably easy to set up and take down. That’s due to the color-coded poles that allow even kids to quickly put it together.
I do have to mention that despite what Coleman says, their WeatherTec system is not 100% waterproof. Several people have complained that the tent floor didn’t survive excessive flooding.
However, they were able to fix that problem by buying a quality tarp, so that’s something you should keep in mind.
- The peak height of 82 inches provides a lot of headroom
- Roomy – with 169 sq. ft. of floor area, you’ll have plenty of room for both your family and your stuff
- Quick setup – despite being fairly large, you can still set it up in 15 minutes or less
- Quite sturdy – it can withstand even the 35+ mph winds with relative ease
- Despite Coleman’s claims, it’s not 100% waterproof
Best for: families and large groups who want a great, but affordable tall tent.
Gazelle T4 Plus
If you value comfort and are willing to pay a bit more to get it, Gazelle T4 Plus is worth checking out.
Since this tent is a pop up tent, pitching the Gazelle T4 Plus is simple and easy. There are only 3 poles total, and you can have this up in less than 2 minutes!
The floor area of 110 square feet and the height of 78 inches means you can easily go in and out of the tent without tripping over anyone.
Like your privacy? Well then, you’re going to love the fact that this tent comes with two separate rooms. The second room defaults as a storage area, but it can quickly be converted into a sleeping room if need be.
On the downside, this tent is HEAVY. It weighs 58 pounds and as such is only really suitable for car campers.
- Plenty of room – 110 sq. ft. will be enough for most families and their stuff
- The peak height of 78 inches and horizontal walls moving inside the tent a breeze
- Two rooms provide extra privacy for all tent inhabitants
- Quick & easy pop up setup – two people can pitch it in 2 minutes or so
- Expensive – if you’re on a budget you can safely skip this one
- Heavy – at 47 lbs.
Best for: families willing to pay a premium price for a spacious 8-person tent.
Browning Big Horn Camping 8 Person Tent
Type: Cabin, 2-Room | Seasons: 3-Season | Weight: 34.6 lbs | Inside Height: 87 in | Floor: 10 x 15 ft (150 sq ft) | Setup Time: 15 mins
Another cabin tent? Yes, because this tent stands at a whopping 87 inches, or 7′ 3″ tall.
This tent is a monster, and comes in at 150 square feet giving you plenty of room to walk around and get comfortable.
For good reason, the Browning Big horn ranks as the best 8-person tent, and with its room divider and 15 minute setup, this tent is a winner, winner chicken dinner!
- 7’3″ max height – this is a whopper!
- Tons of space (150 sq. ft.)
- Sturdy in the wind thanks to its simple design and excellent ventilation
- Room divider gives you peace from the kids, or maybe just a changing room
- 4 windows allow anyone to enter and exit without waking everyone up
- Not much storage space. There are only pockets on each side of the room divider
- Setup can be frustrating if you’ve never done it before or are alone. I recommend setting it up at home first for this reason.
Best for: Large groups that want a tent designed for walking around in.
Wenzel 8 Person Klondike Tent
What I love about this tent is its versatility.
Like camping with dogs? The screen room provides an excellent sleeping and play area for your furry friends.
Want a tent with a big porch? Wenzel has you covered there as well.
Add to that the very respectable 6’6″ of headroom and you have yourself a really nice, yet surprisingly affordable tent.
The standout feature here is definitely its screen room – altogether, it means Klondike 8 has 98 square feet of floor area, which is nothing to sneeze at. You can use this additional space to store your gear, as an additional sleeping room, or even as a living room of sorts.
- A big screen room provides extra storage space, an additional sleeping room, or even a porch
- 6.5 feet of peak height makes it a solid choice for tall guys and gals
- Great ventilation and thin walls ensure great airflow in and out of the tent
- The light blue color of the tent will reflect most of the sun, making it ideal for hot weather camping
- Definitely more of a car camping tent
- The screen room is shorter than the actual tent, so you’ll probably have to bend while in there
Best for: people looking for a good tent with a screen house for extra room.
CORE 10-Person Cabin Tent
Type: Cabin, 2-room | Size: 10 person | Seasons: 3-season | Weight: 31.61 lbs | Inside Height: 86 in | Floor: 14 x 10 ft (140 sq ft) | Setup Time: 20 mins
This tent from Core Equipment gives you an incredible 7’2’’ of ceiling height. This means that even professional basketball players can walk around comfortably inside this tent.
That’s not all, though…this tent also boasts a whopping 140 square feet of floor space. Plus, because it is a cabin tent, you’ve got ample headroom throughout the entire tent!
With its room divider and two doors on both sides, privacy and ease of movement inside the tent is guaranteed.
Sealed seams and water-resistant fabrics will ensure that not a single drop of water ends up in your tent, even during heavy rains.
- 7’2’’ center height and straight sidewalls make it easy to walk around in the tent
- At 140 sq ft. it is incredibly spacious
- Comes with a room divider for extra privacy
- Adjustable ground vents and mesh ceiling provide great ventilation
- Strong wind resistance – up to 30 mph
- This is an instant cabin tent, which means you can set it up in less than 2 minutes
- The floor is not that durable, so it’s wise to put a tarp beneath your tent
Best for: people who want a huge instant tent that can be up in less than 2 minutes.
White Duck 14′ x 16′ Alpha Wall Tent
Tent Type: Canvas, Wall Tent | Tent Size: 12 Person | Seasons: 4-season | Weight: 262 lbs | Inside Height: 114 in | Floor: 14 x 16 ft (224 sq ft) | Setup Time: 30 mins
Now let me be clear: this is not a tent. This is a canvas mansion.
With 224 square feet of floor space and an incredible 9’5” center height, this spacious tent will make any tall person feel comfortable.
In fact, a lot of people are using it as a second home in their backyard – it’s that comfortable.
However, with luxury comes a price – this tent is pretty expensive.
Lastly, this tent comes in several different sizes (all perfect for taller people), so if the 12-person tent is too large, you can check out their 6 through 10 person sizes.
- HUGE – with 8’8” center height and 224 sqft. you can comfortably fit 6 people in there (and have room to spare)
- For such a large tent, the setup is relatively simple
- 100% waterproof (provided you season it beforehand)
- Comes with poles, stakes, and everything else you need
- Pre-cut coated stove jack for use with a tent stove
- Expensive – budget-conscious campers can look away
- At 262 lbs, it’s definitely one of the heaviest tents around
Best for: campers looking for the best canvas wall tent available today.
Coleman 12-Person Skydome Tent XL
Tent Type: Dome, 2-room | Size: 12 person | Weight: 33.6 lbs | Inside Height: 84 in | Floor: 20 x 9 ft (180 sq ft) | Setup Time: 5 mins
Coming in at 7′ tall, this isn’t the tallest tent around, but it’s dome style affords both height and nice weather protection.
It is a quick pitch tent that you can get up in only 5 minutes with the pre-attached poles. Coleman’s patented WeatherTec™ technology helps prevent water and wind from ruining your camping trip.
At 180 square feet (12′ x 9′) it’s not the biggest tent in the 12-person category, but the extended dome style will prove to benefit if you face inclement weather.
Coleman makes quality tents for budget-conscious campers, and this is one of the highest-rated Coleman tents around.
- High center height (84 inches) and fits three queen-size airbeds
- Comes with room dividers so you can split it into two separate rooms
- Quick Pitch tent that will go up in 5 minutes or less
- Coleman’s patented WeatherTec™ will keep you dry
- Be careful with the poles. Pre-installed poles mean that you don’t want to drop it on your toes.
Best for: overall best family quick-pitch tent at an affordable price.
CORE 12-Person Instant Cabin Tent
Tent Type: Instant, 3-room | Size: 12 Person | Weight: 47.8 lbs | Inside Height: 80 in | Floor: 18 x 10 ft (180 sq ft) | Setup Time: 2 mins
While not as tall as the 10 person CORE tent at 80 inches or (6’6”) , this tent comes with an instant setup.
That means that it set up in under five minutes, making it an excellent choice for a quick camping trip – or a beginner one.
It measures 18’ x 10’ on the inside and comes with all of the poles pre-attached so there’s no need to fumble with mechanics to get it set up.
If you’re looking for a quick-camping tent that fits as many as twelve people (or gives smaller groups a ton of space) but isn’t a nightmare to set up, then go for CORE.
- High center height (80 inches) and fits three queen-size airbeds
- Comes with room dividers so you can split it up into at least three separate rooms for privacy
- It stands up well in winter conditions, thanks to superior design and anchoring
- This tent promises a quick and instant setup and definitely delivers
- Electrical ports and ground ventilation make this a tent that suits everyone
- Be careful with the poles. Pre-installed poles mean that you don’t want to drop it on your toes.
Best for: families that want a quick-pitch tent at an affordable price that fit a ton of people.
How To Choose The Best Tent For A Tall Person
So those were my pick for the best tents for tall guys and gals out there.
But you might be wondering how I came up with those at all. What were my criteria?
That’s a fair question.
After careful consideration, I’ve found out that the most important criteria for choosing a tall tent are:
- Tent Type
- Ease of setup
- Weatherproof (or not)?
At the risk of sounding obvious, the first thing you should look at is definitely the tent height.
But if we move past the obvious (the tent should be tall), there are several other things to consider.
For example, what’s the tent shape? While tents come in various shapes, the two most common ones are dome style tents and cabin style tents.
But there are other tents out there that are also great for taller people. We’ll go over them all in the next section…
Types of Tents for Tall People
As you know, there are many different types of tents. But which one is the best for tall people? Let’s talk about each type individually:
Cabin tents have straight walls and typically high ceilings throughout the entire tent.
Not only do they allow for much more headspace, but they also give you more horizontal space for gear and sleeping bags.
Their heights usually go above 72 inches, which allows many people to stand up straight. But depending on how tall you are, this might not be enough for you.
So make sure to double-check the max inside height for each tent you are looking at.
The downside of cabin tents is that they don’t handle heavy winds as well as tunnel or dome tents.
For this reason, cabin tents are great for summer camping, but not great if you are expecting to encounter any type of weather on your camping trip.
While dome tents might have a relatively high peak height, they are considerably smaller since their walls narrow down a lot more.
But the advantage comes with both wind and rain protection.
Dome tents can handle heavier winds and don’t have pooling. That doesn’t mean that a dome tent can’t leak, because they do, but a well made dome tent is on average going to provide better overall weather resistance than any other style tent.
Just like cabin tents, tunnel tents also offer plenty of headroom.
The biggest difference is that tunnel tents are rounded out much more up top, and therefore don’t offer as much headroom in the entire tent.
You are going to get the most headroom and maximum height in the center of the tent.
The upside though of a tunnel tent is going to be that it will withstand heavy winds much better than any cabin tent will.
Lastly, wall tents are practically little tent houses.
They have tall, straight walls and a sloped angled ceiling like most houses do. This means they offer the most headroom in the middle.
Wall tents are most commonly made of canvas. Canvas is very durable and excellent in all weather conditions. However, it’s quite heavy when compared to synthetic tents.
Though canvas tents are extremely high quality, they are also usually much more expensive.
However, if you are an avid camper and looking for something that will last you years, then a wall tent may be the way to go, as canvas tents will last you decades.
Size (and Weight)
The next thing to consider is the tent size – just how big do you need it to be?
We have a great guide on various tent sizes, but if I had to summarize, always buy tent 1-2 sizes bigger than what you actually think you need.
For example, if you and your significant other are going camping, instead of buying a 2-person tent, go for a 4-person one. That way you won’t be squeezed like sardines and you’ll have plenty of space for everything from gear to mattresses.
On the other hand, if you’re going family camping with your kids and pets to boot, consider investing in a good 8 or 10 person tent. This will give you a lot more room so no one will feel cramped and irritated.
You also have to consider the type of trip. If you’re going backpacking, tent weight plays a significant role. You don’t want to lug around a 20-pound tent on top of your other gear.
That’s not the case with family camping tents where you’re traveling by car to the campground. In those situations, you can go a bit gear-crazy and pack a lot more stuff, since the campsite is just a short walk away from your car.
Ease Of Setup
Let’s face it…if a tent requires a PhD. to set up and take down, chances are you won’t bother bringing it on your camping trip.
Luckily, most manufacturers have caught on to this and now include color-coded poles. These make the pitching process smooth and painless.
In fact, it’s so easy that most people let their kids set up a tent (even the bigger ones). And the young ones do it in less than 15-20 minutes on average.
So kids learn self-reliance and you get an easy-to-set-up tent? Sounds like a win-win to me.
Weatherproof (Or Not)?
Even if you try to only practice fair weather camping, nature has a funny way of surprising us with downpours when we least expect it.
That’s why it’s important for your tent to be as waterproof as possible.
And while most tent manufacturers will claim their products are 100% waterproof… that’s simply not the case.
So what happens if you buy a tent and it turns out it’s leaking water?
Fear not, all is not lost.
You can always use a good waterproofing spray to improve your tent’s rain defenses. In fact, I always do that with all my new tents, no matter what the manufacturer says about their durability.
What is the best type of tent for a tall person?
Cabin tents are the best all-around option for a tall person. They provide enough headroom and come in different sizes and varieties.
How Tall Are Tents Usually?
That depends on their capacity. The tallest tents we’ve reviewed on this list go up to 114 inches or 9.5 ft high!
But on average, most tents tend to be between 72 inches (6 feet) to 87 inches (7.25 inches).
How to Get the Most Space From a Tall Tent
Maximize the headspace you have by hanging stuff like flashlights and other lightweight things to hang from the ceiling.
When setting up sleeping arrangements, position sleeping bags around the edges of the tent, so that there’s more free room in the middle.
What is the best backpacking tent for a tall person?
MSR Hubba Hubba NX is the best backpacking tent for tall people.
With floor dimensions of 84 x 50 inches, there’s plenty of room for you to stretch out while sleeping. And with an amazing 39 inches of height, you can sit up straight without any issues.
Are Pop-Up Tents Good For A Tall Person?
That depends on the model. But typically, larger popup tents offer plenty of room for tall people, to both lay down and stand up.
The tallest pop-up tent is going to be the Gazelle T4 Hub Tent at 78 inches tall.
Tent camping doesn’t have to be a cramped and uncomfortable experience for tall people.
There are so many great tents out there these days made specifically for tall people in mind.
So whether you are backpacking or looking for an ultra-spacious canvas mansion, we know you’ll be able to select one of these tents in confidence.
Just make sure to check the max ceiling height twice before you buy!
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