The Best Tents for Hot Weather – Heat Blocking Tents to Stay Cool

Here you have our list of the best heat blocking tents for summer camping. All tents in this summer tent review are tents that stay cool during the high heats of summer. Please note that while there are many summer camping tents, not all of them are recommended by us. Without further ado, let’s dive in!

1. Alprang 6-Person Tent

With vents and a mesh ceiling, this dome tent offers plenty of air ventilation.

The Alprang Camping Tent has a dome frame and has a freestanding structure that is self-supporting, even when the partial-coverage fly is added. The tent has a floor vent and a mesh ceiling that cannot be closed during the night, resulting in one of the best summertime tents. Although ideal for calm weather, the tent comes with 13 stakes and 4 guylines, so the tent can be pinned-down if the winds pick up.

The floors and the walls are both made of waterproof material. In fact, the walls have a waterproof rating of 3000mm. However, you must remember that the fly is only partial-coverage. If you need a completely waterproof family tent, please check this list.

In regards to its size, the tent covers 90 ft² (8.4 m²), which we believe is slightly too small for their official 6-person capacity. There are also no added vestibules for storage. As such, we believe this tent is ideal for 3-4 people who want a lot of space. The tent can be set up in 5 – 10 minutes, depending on how much you’re rushing.

The tent has a few features too: A ceiling hook that allows you to hang a fan or light, an electric cable port for entertainment, and a few small pockets to store your camping essentials.

  • Weight: 14 lb (6.4 kg)
  • Dimensions: 10 x 9 ft (305 x 275 cm)
  • Area: 90 ft² (8.4 m²)
  • Area per person: 15 ft² (1.4 m²)
  • Peak height: 72 in (183 cm)

2. Ozark Trail Instant Cabin 10-Person Tent

This Ozark tent has a mesh structure, large doors, ventiltion, and an impressive lighting system.

The Ozark Trail Instant Cabin is a 10-person tent with fitted cabin lights and screened windows. The freestanding tent has multiple vents and utilizes a lot of mesh material – making it one of the best family tents for hot weather camping. The screen room means this is one of the best heat blocking camping tents. The tent is instant too. In fact, the official set-up time is just 2 minutes! It’s easy to set-up, all you need to do is spread the tent, and then extend the telescopic poles.

The main feature of this tent is the innovative lighting system. The LED’s on the tent poles can be adjusted from low, medium, and high. Other features include a cable port, media centre, and removable storage organizer.

Even though it is suited for summer camping, the tent can cope with periods of rain. There are no official waterproof figures, but the 190T coated polyester fabric is a known waterproof material.

Like most tents, the declared capacity is slightly incorrect. Sure, it can fit 10 people, but it will be tight. The tent covers an area of 140 ft² (13 m²), which is big enough for large families of 5-6 to live comfortably.

  • Declared capacity: 10 people
  • Weight: 32.6 lb (14.8 kg)
  • Dimensions: 14 x 10 ft (427 x 305 cm)
  • Area: 140 ft² (13 m²)
  • 6-Month limited warranty

3. Coleman Sundome 6-Person Tent

The Sundome 6 is our best-value tent for summer camping.

The Coleman Sundome is one of the most popular tents on the market. With great value, the 6-person tent is freestanding and easy to carry.

It has an all-mesh ceiling with a partial-coverage fly, meaning this tent is suited for summer weather. A waterproof rating of only 600mm meaning this tent can withstand some light rain, but will struggle in storms. You can improve air circulation further by staking out the fly to allow the vent to work its best.

In regards to features, the Sundome has a few. You have a port for an electrical cord, a hook for ceiling fan or light, and 2 mesh pockets for essentials. Although we would prefer if Coleman added more pockets and space for storage.

  • Type: Freestanding, 3-season
  • Capacity: 6 people
  • Weight: 16.3 lb (7.4 kg)
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 10 x 10 ft (120 x 120 in; 305 x 305 cm)
  • Floor area: 100 ft² (9.3 m²).
  • Packed size (L x D): 27 x 8 in (69 x 20 cm)
  • Warranty: 1-year limited warranty

4. Eureka Copper Canyon 6-Person Tent

This large cabin tent is one of the most comfortable tents for summer camping.

The Eureka Copper Canyon is another 6-person tent for summer camping. It is a cabin style with near-vertical walls, which creates a high-volume tent that is comfortable to live in.

Looking for the most ventilated tent for hot weather? The Eureka has ventilation on the large windows and across the roof. The Copper Canyon is a 3-season tent that is suited for summer conditions. With a 1200mm waterproof rating, it can withstand some wind and rain, but is not the best when the weather turns cold.

The square tent covers a total area of 100ft² (9 m²), which is enough for families. Although we must mention that there are no vestibules for gear storage. The tent has a useful electrical port and two pockets, although we would rather if there were more pockets for such a big tent.

  • Type: Freestanding, cabin, 3-season
  • Capacity: 6 people
  • Packed weight: 25 lb (11.34 kg)
  • Floor area: 100 ft² (9 m²)
  • Dimensions: 10 x 10 ft (3 x 3 m)

5. Coleman Hampton 9-Person Tent

The hampton has near-vertical walls with windows on all sides. A mesh structure keeps you cool.

This Coleman Hampton 9-Person Tent is a cabin style tent with large windows on all sides and one door. To be honest, the tent feels like a house, which is great for those who want to camp in comfort.

The Hampton covers an area of 140 ft² (13 m²) and has a 9-person capacity, although it will be hard to fit this amount of people in the tent. The tall tent (208 cm) has two rooms that are split by a removable divider.

As we have mentioned, this tent has a house-like structure. As such, it is not the recommend for windy weather. The perfect conditions for this tent are sunny weather with mild wind. This is because the tent features plenty of mesh that will keep you cool when the weather is hot. With that said, the tent has a moderate waterproof rating 600mm and bathtub floor. View our waterproof family tents. 

Like other tents in this hot weather tents review, the Hampton comes with just a few storage pockets. There is also an electric cable port, should you have access to electricity.

  • Declared capacity: 9 people
  • Weight: 31.24 lb (14.2 kg)
  • Dimensions: 14 x 10 ft (4.3 x 3.05 m)
  • Area: 140 ft² (13 m²)