PVC flooring material helps prevent saturation

DREAM HOUSE OUTDOOR ALL-SEASON HEAVY DUTY TENT

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WENZEL 8 PERSON KLONDIKE TENT

Huge screen-porch vestibule


WENZEL 8 PERSON KLONDIKE TENT
WENZEL 8 PERSON KLONDIKE TENT

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TAHOE GEAR OZARK 3-SEASON TENT

Made of Tahoe Gear's weather-resistant fabric

TAHOE GEAR OZARK 3-SEASON TENT

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As spring warms our toes and summer months come on strong, we can’t help but get the itch to head out the door and play. The darker months have passed by and we begin to wake from our individual, seasonal deep freezes with a glimmer in our eyes and a renewed enthusiasm for life. Mother Nature is enjoying this same cycle, and it behooves us to get outside and become a part of it. Getting closer to the outside world is a right for all of us, so get out there and do it in style with glamping tents! Take a look at our glamping tent reviews for 2020.

We've reviewed our selections and have determined that the "Best Choice Products Teepee Tent" is one of the best luxury tents on the market. We highly recommend checking it out and determining if it's the best luxury glamping tent for you.

Our Best Glamping Tents Reviews

DREAM HOUSE OUTDOOR ALL-SEASON HEAVY DUTY TENT

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First, we will take a look at the Dream House Luxury 4-season tent, a tent that does glamping right. This luxury camping bell tent features an Oxford cotton outer material providing stated rugged breathability and weather resistance. The shape of these tents combined with strategic positioning of the guy lines makes it nice and solid in higher winds.

The Dream House seems to be well thought out sporting mosquito-netting on the windows and door, a roof tarp for optional extra water/snow protection, and a 3.5-inch deep PVC tubbed floor providing superb protection from liquid ingress.

The tarp is great for keeping out downpour, however it seems like a missed opportunity. 

We feel that the inclusion of air vents which aligned with the vents in this best glamping tent itself would have been a nice thought, however, the roof cover has absolutely no ventilation of any sort. In heavy rains with a wood stove blazing, this can cause quite a stifling and claustrophobic condition for many -not the sort of thing we want to experience while glamping. This can be somewhat remedied by rolling up a sidewall, however this will let in wind and precipitation to some degree.

The Dream House glamping tent has a built-in stove jack for those frigid winter months which -though an undeniably useful and thoughtful feature- seems like it would have been better designed had it been routed through the top rather than the wall of the glamping tent. A vertical stovepipe setup is a good idea as the location of the stove jack will indicate how closely to tuck the stove in toward the convergence of the ceiling and wall to still allow for a heat buffer.

A horizontal stovepipe setup on the other hand is indiscriminate to position, allowing the novice outdoor person to possibly slide the stove too close to the tent material, causing a fire hazard. It cannot be overlooked however, that the option of utilizing a wood stove for those colder trips is an awesome benefit.

With a less than 15-minute assembly time this tent is charmingly easy to pitch and has a very reasonable learning curve for campers of any experience level. 

A lot of destinations that offer glamping sites will utilize tents just like this outdoor tent. It is made with heavy-duty canvas which is waterproof and mold resistant, which is perfect for any time of the year. 

You can choose between a four or five-meter diameter, and both will comfortably fit multiple beds. There is a stove pipe so you can have an oven inside. The doors and all four windows are equipped with screens to keep out insects.

Things We Liked

  • Comes in four different sizes
  • Easy-to-read, photographic instruction manual
  • PVC flooring material helps prevent saturation
  • Easy setup and take-down

Things We Didn't Like

  • Not waterproof

WENZEL 8 PERSON KLONDIKE TENTWENZEL 8 PERSON KLONDIKE TENT

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Things We Liked

  • Huge screen-porch vestibule
  • Full-height atrium

Things We Didn't Like

  • Not meant to withstand high winds

Tahoe Gear Ozark 3-season tent

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Next up on our comprehensive list of luxury tents is the Tahoe Gear Ozark 3-season tent. This glamping tent boasts two huge rooms in which even taller adults can stand up straight for excellent comfort.

One room features rather pirate-like captain’s cabin type windows, giving tent dwellers excellent ventilation, and a fantastic view of the surrounding wilderness. The same room showcases two, tall doors for easy access from either side, and the d-shaped zippers help to sufficiently reduce snags.

A second, separate room is perfect for the kiddos or changing out of those wet clothes, however a door in this room would have been a great benefit for easy entrance and exit without having to strafe around sleeping campers.  

An e-port next to one of the entrances is a nice little detail, which allows you to have an extension cord without having to leave the entrance or a window slightly unzipped. This makes the use of interior lighting or fans much easier without letting in all of those nasty pests.

The Tahoe Gear Ozark has an easy to assemble shock-corded setup with pin & ring footing system for quick, easy pitching without tearing holes in pole pockets. The UV-resistant rainfly extends out slightly above the doorways for added extreme elemental protection, and sports taped seams for the maximum in rain repulsion.

This tent carries a 2-year warranty against craftsmanship and manufacturer’s defects, meaning should something unsavory arise it will likely be covered by Tahoe Gear.

This tent is large enough to fit 16 individuals, and because it has a 7-foot height capacity, it is easy to move around while you’re inside. The inside of the tent is separated into a few rooms with a large screened-in area that allows you to enjoy the outdoors without dealing with bugs. 

There is also a separate sleeping suite which is nice if you want to rest while others enjoy other activities in the tent. There are rain flies to help keep rain out of the tent, and the whole thing is weatherproofed. It comes with a cable port for electricity and everything you need to set up the tent.

Things We Liked

  • Holds nicely in higher winds
  • Has an e-port for running extension cords into the tent
  • D-shaped door prevents zipper snags
  • Two separate rooms

Things We Didn't Like

  • No doors in second room

Coleman Elite’s Montana 8-person tent

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Coleman Elite’s Montana 8-person tent is of a different build featuring a lower profile which helps to withstand inclement climate nicely. A shock-corded, hanging design maintains a space between the main tent and the rainfly for a dual-walled construction. 

This is particularly convenient on those rainy or windy nights as dual walls create a buffer for both water and sound and provide a much quieter experience for its inhabitants. 

The separated fly catches rain and sheds it down leaving the inner tent completely untouched, and with reinforced bathtub base mat, any diffused water will fail to penetrate up through the floor. 

Another nice benefit is that when installed, the rainfly guys out to the ground rather than the tent itself. This means the fly is held in place by the utilization of additional stakes rather than the tent poles, which aids in further structural enforcement.

The entire ceiling is made of no see-um mesh so when the rainfly is removed, the Montana 8-person displays spectacular views of the night sky. Never fear, even if it’s raining the three mesh windows still lend plenty of 360-degree viewing and ventilation with the fly on as well.

At 7-feet by 16-feet the internal space of this tent is spacious yet not overly tall. Most average adults will only be able to stand up straight in the 6-foot, 2-inch center of the tent but if there is a lantern or gear loft hanging from the ceiling, it may require some ducking to get around.

As for floor space, Coleman states the Montana luxury camping tent can fit three queen-sized air beds inside, however, if that was the case there really wouldn’t be any room left to sneak around them. This tent can easily accommodate two large folding cots and still have decent room for gear, but in a fix could probably hold eight adults if strategically placed.

Things We Liked

  • Large, overhanging vestibule to keep weather at bay
  • Lower profile is better for wind

Things We Didn't Like

  • Difficult for one person to set up in any sort of wind

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The Classic Jack 100 from Springbar is a fantastic choice for glam camping. The Classic Jack 100 shows off huge windows, a nice, big awning for hanging out on the patio space, and full-canvas construction that leaves nothing to be desired in the strength department.

Coming in a bit more expensive than some of the other options, we think this offering from Springbar is well worth any difference in cost. 

This tent is very durable, essentially windproof, and made in the USA if that’s of any concern. Huge, mesh windows in this model give outstanding ventilation and climate control, especially for a single-wall tent.  

The Classic Jack is not free-standing like shock-corded tents, so it cannot be set up on platforms like wooden decks without actually screwing the guy lines down to the planking. This means the only reasonable option is to set up on the bare terrain, for which it is recommended to lay down cover.

Springbar recommends using a tarpaulin as a cloth flooring that doesn’t extend beyond the actual footprint of the tent. If the tarp extends too far outward any precipitation will catch up on the edge, and flow underneath the floor thereby saturating it, which is no good.

A 9-foot by 9-foot tarp seems to fit the bill nicely, just keep in mind this can be a difficult size to locate. There is always the option of just getting an off-sized cover and folding the extra length back underneath itself as well. It seems odd that Springbar mentions we should have this very essential ground cloth yet does not supply it. For good ideas on what type of materials to use for an effective ground cloth, take a minute to read over this informative article.

Things We Liked

  • Bulletproof all-canvas construction
  • Super breathable, yet waterproof
  • Flame retardant for added safety

Things We Didn't Like

  • A ground cloth is recommended, but not included

CORE’s 9-person Instant Cabin

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CORE’s 9-person Instant Cabin is a good choice for those who tend to use a lot of profanity while setting up tents or those who could be challenged in the world of tent-pitching. A super-easy setup is the main focus of this portable abode, requiring only pulling the center of the tent upwards, and then sliding the locking legs into place for a full 60-seconds setup, less the time it took to put on the rainfly and stake it all down. 

The rainfly wraps snugly around the upper edge of this tent covering the inner section very well. It has fully taped seams and the main tent is sealed in an attempt to keep water out more reliably. The polyester fabric features water beading technology that speeds runoff times to keep its insides as dry as possible.

Despite all of these water-repelling safeguards, we noticed that the seam on the inner tent did leak with heavy precipitation. As far as days with lighter precipitation, it did indeed keep the team dry.

An awesomely large, double door design grants easy access to this tent-making moving in any larger equipment a breeze. The inner tent is constructed mainly of super-fine mesh netting to provide the ultimate in ventilation.

The ventilation of this tent has a flipside, as this is where there seems to be some confusion from CORE. On sunny summer days, airflow is at its maximum keeping this interior nice and cool, however, there is no way to fully close a lot of the vent windows in this tent, which left us basically freezing in any conditions below 55 degrees Fahrenheit. This is not a very good feature for what should be a multipurpose tent, so keep it for use mostly in the summertime.

Things We Liked

  • Uses CORE H2O Block Technology to efficiently shed water
  • Very easy to set up, especially when bad weather is coming quickly
  • Double entryway design allows easy movement of large gear in and out
  • 1-year warranty

Things We Didn't Like

  • Some of the seams did leak

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Last on our list we have the Mongulai Portable 14-foot yurt, which is a bit different than the models we’ve already mentioned. This glamourous shelter is constructed just like a traditional yurt, with wood latticing reinforcing the walls against severe weather.

An intuitive mixture of several different materials come together to create a versatile, reliable glamping home, and the ability to comfortably sleep six means the whole crew can come along, and only one trunk needs to be sacrificed for the yurt.

This yurt is actually made in Mongolia where the pros come from and its durability says so. Just throw on the waterproof cover and toss in a wood stove and this portable yurt will tough it out year-round. 

Things We Liked

  • Wooden lattice support provides great support
  • Made in Mongolia
  • Can accommodate a wood stove

Things We Didn't Like

  • Heavy compared to some options

BEST CHOICE PRODUCTS TEEPEE CAMPING TENT

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This teepee tent is on the lower end of the glamping trend, but it can offer some of the luxuries that glamping provides. The teepee is a large 10 x 10 dome that has plenty of room to bring extra amenities like an elevated airblownmattress. It features four transparent windows and four ventilation hoods to promote air circulation and comes with all the stakes and poles you need to set it up. 

The floor is made out of waterproof material, so you don’t have to worry about water, and it can be sealed to keep out insects. It also comes with a carry bag for easy toting.

Things We Liked

  • Elevated air mattress
  • 4 transparent windows
  • 4 ventilation hoods
  • Waterproof floor
  • Can be sealed to keep out bugs
  • Comes with a carry bag

Things We Didn't Like

  • Not a lot of color choices

Igloo Lodge Log Tent

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If you like the feel of a log cabin, this tent might be right up your alley. It is large enough to sleep eight people but could easily fit two individuals with extra gear. It also has a screened-in porch area covered with mesh, so it keeps the bugs out while you still enjoy nature. 

The tent sets up in 20 minutes which is nice if you don’t want to spend a lot of time fussing with your tent. There is also a cable port inside the tent so you can run electricity into the tent. Max-Dry and UV ban protection on the tent keeps you protected from the sun as well as dry if it rains.

Things We Liked

  • Large glamping tent
  • Screened-in area
  • Mesh windows
  • Easy setup
  • Cable port inside

Things We Didn't Like

  • Needs more color options

INFLATABLE BUBBLE TENT

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If you want to try something a little different than a tent while you’re glamping, this bubble tent will do the trick. It’s made out of PVC and PVC tarpaulin and comes with a blower and repair kit to keep the tent in shape. 

It can comfortably fit 4 to 6 people and because it’s clear it’s ideal for stargazing or just being in nature without the bother of bugs.

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Things We Liked

  • Cool glamping tent design
  • Pump is located at the exterior of the tent
  • Double-sided zippers
  • Great lighting

Things We Didn't Like

  • No sense of privacy

How to Choose the Best Glamping Tents

What is Glamping? 

Whereas many people head out into the wilderness for a weekend of ‘roughing it’, some prefer to spend their time a little more comfortably. 

Rather than spending the weekend practicing their bow-drill skills or skinning raccoons, there are some people -believe it or not- who like to have roomy accommodations and fresh ice for their cocktails.

Glamping fills all of those needs as it is truly just camping with added accessories and comforts. Glamping is great for those with large families, extended stays in the amazing outdoors, or those who just prefer all of the creature comforts.

Size and Weight 

Those ultra-light hikers out there know what we mean; depending on the situation weight can make a huge difference for some people.

Where some tents are lighter and more packable for venturing into the wilderness on foot, some are better suited for car camping or utilizing campground spots. 

When it comes to size, obviously more people or gear-intensive individuals will require more space, where the lone wolf likely won’t require as much. One must also consider the apex interior height of a tent when compared to their height as constantly keeping the neck bent or hunching down makes for a much less glamorous experience.

Material 

There are many different materials used for making tents these days, and they all have their different properties. While taffeta nylon is light, durable and decently tear-resistant, a material like canvas has an extreme aversion to tearing but weighs much more and may not resist water as well if it goes untreated. 

There are many materials between the two, everything from cotton to polyester, so be sure to research the different types and weights and their specifications to make sure the best possible choice for the application is achieved.

Also, be sure to get a tent with a thick, tubbed floor as these create a much more water-resistant environment in your glamping tents.

Doors and Windows 

Doors and windows are other items in tents to take special note of. The accessibility and overall comfort of a glamping tent are hugely affected by its access to the exterior.

If just one or two people are on a glamorous holiday it may be fine to have just one entrance or just a few vents, but when that number is multiplied it becomes difficult to sneak out to use the bathroom at night without waking people up if there’s only one door. Also, more vents will be appreciated as nobody likes to recycle everyone else’s breath.

Ventilation 

If there are not enough vent openings in the glamping tent, it will cause poor air circulation resulting in a very stuffy, no fun atmosphere. Vents must be able to open in inclement weather without allowing water ingress, otherwise, that tubbed floor we mentioned a minute ago will leave any unsuspecting glampers up a creek -literally.

Inversely, there is also the situation of too much ventilation. It may sound odd, but it really does make a difference when comparing tents for 1 or 2 seasons to a 3 or 4. Clever engineering makes all the difference with efficient airflow, so be sure to put in time on that subject prior to purchase.

Sturdiness and Durability 

This subject may seem like a no-brainer, but when it comes down to it, it’s really not. Not every person thinks they are going to need super-rugged tents, because they might just be headed to a nice, sunny beach for a day or two, or the weather app on the smartphone said it would be nice the next couple of days.

Well, that’s all fine and dandy, but a person can never trust a weather app, and they can certainly never trust the weather itself. 

When looking for a new glamping sanctuary, always try to buy the highest quality, most durable glamping tent possible. It may seem like overkill at first but having a good time in the wild hinges on what might happen, not what’s expected to.

Ease of Setup 

This aspect of camping strikes individuals differently. Some of us enjoy setting up camp and breathing in the fresh, woodsy air, and others of us like to get the tent pitched as quickly as possible and get the margaritas portioned out.

There are many different styles of tents to consider with many different ways to pitch and support them. Some allow for free standing (where no stakes are necessary) and some do not, and some have low-slung guy lines whereas others have a symphony of strings needing attachment to create a strong shelter. 

For the latter glamping tent options, one should seriously consider the use of resistance bands and adjustable dumbbells to improve the range of at-home workouts and hopefully prevent any injuries while performing a more labor-intensive camp setup.

Camping might not be an activity that appeals to some people. They can’t imagine giving up all their modern amenities like running water, ovens, and comfortable beds to rough it out in the woods. Thanks to the growing popularity of glamping, they don’t have to.

Glamping offers the best of both worlds and allows you to enjoy the great outdoors without giving up some of the luxuries we rely on each day. While some hardcore campers might dismiss glamping as a luxury, it gives people the chance to enjoy their surroundings without being uncomfortable.

Glamping vs. Camping

When you think of camping you probably think of pitching tents, building fires, hiking, fishing, and maybe even hunting. You sleep outdoors on the ground, and you might not have easy access to things like a bathroom or a shower. Glamping changes all of that.

Glamping is a combination of glamorous camping, and while you might still sleep in tents, it is much different than regular camping tents. A glamping tent usually much larger and comes equipped with things like a bed, running water, and possibly even a bathroom or stove. You could even go glamping in a luxury treehouse, yurt, teepee, or bubble. A lot of people who go glamping travel to sites that have everything set up for them but you can also purchase your own glamping tents and create an outdoor oasis.

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If regular camping is just not your thing, then you should look into glamping. There is a lot that the world has to offer and even if you don’t like to give up your modern life, there are still ways to enjoy the great outdoors. There are many different types of glamping and by choosing a glamping tent that fits your needs you can build your glamping adventure to suit your lifestyle.

Conclusion for the Best Glamping Tents

Camping is no longer trending, it's now become glamping. Glamping is a new way of life but you only achieve this special title if you know how to live in luxury. To do this, you need a top-rated glamping tent. Top-rated glamping tents are not regular camping tents. Some can offer a more luxurious sleeping space and can come with a cotton canvas, PU coating and more.

A camping luxury tent can look like a lotus belle or take the shape of a bell, known as bell tents. Glamping tents are a necessity for the ultimate camping trip. We hope our glamping tent review helped narrow down your choices. Next time you go on a camping trip you will be armed to the teeth with luxury accommodations that will take glamping to the next level.

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Did You Know?

In glamping campgrounds, also known as glampgrounds, your glamping tents may even have their own bathrooms. You no longer need to head out and do your business in the bushes.

Expert Tip

The key to having the ultimate glamping experience is to equip your tents with a luxurious bed. Blow-up mattresses are a good option for regular camping trips but for a glamping trip you need to step up your game and look for a plush and soft bed for your tents.