There’s a lot to love about camping. The peace and quiet, the outdoors and the versatility of the accommodation. Sadly, as anyone who has been camping knows, there’s also a lot some people may not be so fond of.
Maybe it’s the fact that your two man tent would’ve actually been better suited for one. Maybe it’s that second night when your waterproof tent cover proves to not be so waterproof after all and maybe you just found yourself missing the comforts of home too much to enjoy the experience.
Of course, this is not applicable to all campers, but if it sounds like you what would you say if I told you there was a way you could have the best of both worlds? Luckily for you, there is, you just have to get yourself a luxury tent and then prepare for the complete glamping experience .
In popular culture this variety of camping was most notably explored in season 3 of Parks and Recreation wherein Tom, having equipped his luxury tent with every gadget possible noted, “it’s like I’m not even camping” – actually he was “glamping”.
Although you don’t have to go to that level there are a few options out there for you that will enable you to enjoy the outdoors without missing out on the major comforts of home. With most luxury tents coming with built in porches, windows, ventilation and weather resistance while still offering versatility and ease of setup you have to ask yourself, why wouldn’t you use a luxury tent?
Due to increasing popularity however, there are a number of tents emerging on the market, so how does one go about choosing a luxury tent that is right for you? Some will be merely looking for a tent that provides a level of comfort slightly above normal, others will want to get the most luxurious tent possible.
The following are three top luxury tents with an overview alongside some pros and cons to help you decide which luxury tent is best suited for your needs.
Igloo Log Cabin Lodge Tent and Screen Porch
The Igloo Log Cabin Tent and Screen Porch is a themed tent which can sleep up to 8 people. It is versatile, fitting easily inside a wheeled carrier bag while having a setup time of only 20 minutes. Combined with its special ventilation system and extensive rain protection system this tent is perfect for those who want comfort, a unique design and ease of use.
The main advantages of the Igloo Log Cabin Tent is its ease of setup . This ease is apparent despite its spaciousness. Fitting up to 8 people, this tent is perfect for a large family, or for anyone who needs extra space to put in any accessories that might heighten the level of homely comfort.
The thing about this then that is of note, however, is not the size but the relative set up time. “The Igloo Cabin Tent” can be set up in a mere 20 minutes. This means more time camping and less time arguing over whether you put the poles in correctly or not. Really, who could ask for more?
Another great feature of this spacious tent is its comprehensive weather protection system. It employs a weather ventilation system in order to allow cool air to enter through the base and warm air to enter through the roof. This enables you to enjoy the benefits of temperature regulation while camping.
With the Igloo Cabin Tent, no longer will you be spending hot days dreaming of your air conditioner. The tent also comes with water-resistant coatings, rain skirts, taped seams and tub floors. So if the reason you’re avoiding camping is because you’re worrying about the heat, or water getting in and soaking all of your belongings then worry no more, this luxury tent has got your back.
The last key feature of the Igloo Cabin Tent is its versatility and its design. Despite being quite a large tent it packs into an easily manoeuvrable wheeled polyester carrying bag and weighs only 20kg. This takes away any hesitance over the possible size and weight of the apparatus causing any problems. It also comes with four windows and a screen porch thus giving the tent an even more homely feel.
There are a number of pros to “The Igloo Cabin Tent.” Firstly, it has a unique design that will ensure you stand out from the crowd. Secondly it doesn’t sacrifice any practicality for luxury.
It is a large tent that is still easy to set up and comes with all necessary weather protection. The Igloo Cabin Tent is perfect for those looking for a luxury camping experience without wanting to give up any of the practical benefits of smaller tents.
The most notable downside of “The Igloo Cabin Tent” is that its design may not suit everybody. The log cabin theme seems a little forced and cartoonish. If you’re someone that prefers more of a plain, contemporary look, then this tent is probably not for you.
There have also been some reviews that highlight the fact that the entrance from the screen porch is quite narrow thus making it hard for those wishing to have a glam camping (otherwise known as glamping) experience to get their equipment inside. Its $299 price tag is also a little steep coming in at $40 more than the similarly sized Coleman.
Coleman 8 Person Tenaya Lake Fast Pitch Cabin Tent with Closet
The Coleman 8 Person Tenaya Lake Fast Pitch Cabin Tent with Closet is a large luxury tent with a few extra comfort features. The built in closet and hanger bar, fast pitch system, comprehensive weather protection and simple setup process make this tent another great contender for luxury camping. The design and color system, however, may be a slight put off for the more aesthetically inclined campers out there.
The first thing you notice with this tent is its apparent spaciousness. Designed with walls that are more upright than slanted provides a more consistent vertical height thus enabling people to stand and walk easily inside. As already stated, this tent fits 8 people.
This means that a family of 4 or 5 still has a large amount of room in which they can place a variety of camping accessories and comforts of their choosing. Another notable feature of the Coleman is its fast pitch system.
What is a fast pitch system you ask? Well, a fast pitch system takes away the complications of having to attach the poles. In The Coleman, the tent poles are pre-attached thus making the rendering of the structure simple and easy.
Alongside this, the poles have a color coded system which makes the process of recognition all the easier. So if, for you, the hardest part of camping is the set up then maybe you should give The Coleman a try.
The Coleman also has a WeatherTec system. Everyone knows one of the most annoying things that can happen in a camping trip is water leaking in and soaking your belongings, mattresses and bedding.
This has the potential to ruin the entire trip. By using inverted seams and welded floors The Coleman can help you to avoid this unfortunate occurrence from ever happening to you and your family.
In regards to The Coleman the biggest pro for most would be its ease of use. The fast pitch system not only saves time but also needless arguments about who went wrong and where. Another pro that is worth noting is The Coleman’s size. By having sides that are more vertical than slanted The Coleman can provide a space wherein vertical height is consistent enabling ease of movement throughout the tent.
The WeatherTec system will also be advantageous for those looking to camp in inclement weather without wanting to worry about possible leakage. It also comes in at $260 which is $40 less than The Igloo Cabin tent.
Some people however, did find a number of problems with The Coleman in comparison to the other two tents. Some found the fast pitch system to actually complicate the process rather than help it due to purported flimsiness of the poles and the color coordination system apparently at times coming out inaccurately. The metal poles also increased the weight of the tent to a level where some users found it impractical.
Tahoe Gear Glacier 14 Person 3-Season Family Cabin Camping Tent w/ Rain Fly
The Tahoe Gear Glacier camping tent is arguable the most aesthetically sound out of the three options. With a durable 1200mm polyester tent body this tent combines a sleek design with temperature regulation. The fly coverage can also be removed leaving the tent looking more like an open marquee, perfect for a cool summers evening.
One thing about the Tahoe that may prove to be a possible deterrent is its large size. Unlike The Igloo Log Cabin and The Coleman this tent fits almost double the occupants holding 14 people comfortably.
This isn’t a small increase and therefore raises questions to its practicality. However, customer reviews show satisfaction at just how easy this tent is to set up and move around. This is completely to the Tahoe’s credit. This tent, while extremely large, still retains the ease of use that most campers have come to love.
This luxury tent is also a perfect option for glam camping due to the space inside. One happy customer purportedly fit three inflatable queen sized beds inside. This means if you’re one for camping with accessories, this tent could just be the right fit for you. With dimensions of 12 by 20 meters you can fit all of your favorite glam camping materials inside so that your camping experience seems no less homely than, well, home.
The most notable pro with “The Tahoe” is its size. It has a 7 foot height making movement inside the tent extremely easy. It has enough space for 16 people meaning that for a regular family there is more than enough room for any accessories wanted. It is extremely well ventilated due to the quantity and size of the windows and the setup proves to be uncomplicated and quickly learnt. It is also only $25 more expensive than the Igloo despite fitting 6 more people.
The cons with this tent are few and far between. One issue with the structure could be found within the briefness of its canopy. Due to the position of the windows one cannot keep them open while raining as the canopy is not long enough to keep the water out. The doors are also without screens although this shouldn’t be an issue for most due to the sheer quantity of the windows.
The Verdict – Regarding the Best Luxury Tents
In conclusion, if you are looking for a luxury tent there are many options out there for you to consider. Whether your focus is more on space for accessories so you can have your very own glam camping experience or you’re just looking for something that is simple to set up, spacious and aesthetic, there’s a tent out there for you.
In regards to these three tents, all offer up different features that make them unique. In terms of how they rate as a top three in relation to customer reviews the Igloo Log Cabin comes in first, the Tahoe in second and the Coleman in last.
Coming out with the highest customer reviews the Igloo Log Cabin Tent is definitely aesthetically unique. Its design could be seen as a little too outlandish for some but for most it shouldn’t be of concern. It has a temperature regulation system that can make sure you stay cool in those hot summer months.
A concern, however, for those planning to use this tent for the full glam camping experience is the difficulty in getting accesories through the small entrance, but apart from that customer satisfaction for the Igloo Log Cabin tent was consistent overall.
In terms of spaciousness and aestheticism The Tahoe definitely comes out on top. Fitting up to 16 people with a ceiling height of 7 feet, in comparison to the others
The Tahoe just can’t be beaten. It’s slick, contemporary design and numerous windows make it a tent that will offer the feeling of being in a luxury while camping.
It is extremely well ventilated due to the quantity of windows and can offer great views of whatever location you find yourself to be in. The only major concern found with this tent is the size of the canopy but when you look at all of the positives, this shouldn’t be too much of a deterrent.
Finally the Coleman proved to be the tent with the most variety in reviews. It seemed people either loved or hated it. It has a number of unique features such as the WeatherTec and the Fast Pitch System.
These features, however, sometimes proved to be more harm than good. The Fast Pitch System was found to be faulty for some users. Saying this, however, others found it to be completely functional.
One thing that was consistently praised across the board was the spaciousness, which was found to be more than sound by everybody. So, in terms of which one you chose, with luxury tents it really depends on personal preference. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start camping today. In style.