Tunnel tents are getting more and more popular at campsites across the world. They offer a unique tubular shape that offers a comfortable living space and holds up well during strong winds. Please note that while there are many tunnel tents, not all of them are up to scratch. This tunnel tents review is designed to highlight the top tunnel tents for camping. As you will see below, the tents range in capacity and design. Without further ado, let’s dive in!
1. Coleman Rocky Mountain 5 Plus Tent
Typical of the Coleman brand, the Rocky Mountain 5 Plus is an attractive-looking tent that is built to last. The 5-person tunnel tent has a total area of 120.5 ft² (11.2 m²), making this our best tunnel tent for families. This is a 3-room tunnel tent with a living room to the front and two bedrooms to the rear.
We love how this is a blackout tunnel tent! Basically, this means that Coleman has included their blackout technology, which effectively blocks 99% of daylight in the bedroom area. You can see some other blackout tents here. Furthermore, the tent is an all-season tunnel tent that has an impressive waterproof rating of 4500 mm.
2. Eurohike Rydal 600 Family Tent
The Eurohike Rydal 600 is 3-room family tunnel tent. The tent covers an area of 181 ft² (16.81 m²), which is designed for 6 people to camp comfortably.
The Rydal 600 has a large main door, big side door, 2 PVC windows, and 5 vents. What’s really impressive is the sheer amount of storage pockets. In fact, there are 18 storage pockets! Just like the Coleman above, this tent has a dark rest design that promotes better sleep. It also has a waterproof rating of 2000 mm.
3. Vango MARNA 600 XL Tent
The Vango Marna 600 XL has an inner floor area that measures192 ft² (17.8 m²), along with a fully-protected porch area which gives a total area coverage of 267.3 ft² (24.8 m²) – making this one of the largest tunnel tents for camping.
To further increase its family-friendliness, the Marna has 3 separate sleeping units, all with lights-out technology. For the daylight hours, users will enjoy the large living room that’s perfect for socializing. As you’ll see from the picture, this living area is fitted with 11 PVC windows, which offer a great view of outside.
Just like the tents above, this is one of the best tunnel tents for rain, thanks to an impressive 4000mm waterproof rating.
4. Eureka X-Loft 6 Person Tent
Right, time for a smaller tunnel tent! The X-Loft is a 6-person tunnel tent that covers a total area of 131.5 ft² (12.2 m²). We would recommend the X-Loft as the best lightweight tunnel tent for families.
The tent has a double-layer construction that features an inner tent and a full-coverage fly. The inner tent measures 85 ft² (7.9 m²), which is alongside two vestibules that measure 46.5 ft² (4.3 m²). The tent has a waterproof rating of 1800mm. This isn’t the highest rating, but is enough for camping in wet conditions. If you want ultimate protection, then the Coleman Rocky Mountain will be the better option.
5. Easy Camp Hurricane 500 Inflatable Tunnel Tent
The Hurricane 500 tent is our best inflatable tunnel tent. If you are unaware of inflatable tents, they basically have inflatable air beams, instead of metal/plastic poles. You will find it in our inflatable tent review.
With a declared capacity of 5 people, the tent measures in at a compact 116.3 ft² (10.8 m²). The tent is a standard 3-room tunnel structure – a single front room and two sleeping units.
In regards to access and views, you have plenty of options. In fact, there are two front room doors, one to the front and one to the side. The clear PVC windows allow users to get a clear view of the outside should they want to.