Camping in the outdoors is truly a fun activity that just about anyone can enjoy. Nature is the world’s biggest playground after all so whether it is just you and your group of friends, family, or even if you’re planning on going solo, adventure is waiting for you just around the corner.
Now there’s one little caveat: nature is unpredictable. You may find your day going smoothly with bright sunshine and singing birds but the very next hour, a storm might head your way.
Getting wet here is not just uncomfortable, it risks totally ruining your camping experience! Adding overnight camping to the mix only makes the problem more serious.
Thankfully, there is a solution to all this: a good ol’ waterproof tent. But here’s the thing – not all tents are waterproof. The last thing you’d want is to spend all that time setting up your tent and loading up your belongings only to find everything drenched when the rain arrives.
So, if you think you’d stand to benefit from a waterproof tent on your camping trips (or anything else for that matter), we strongly recommend that you continue to read on to check out our reviews on the most popular options in the market right now!
Best Waterproof Tent
Coleman Sundome Tent
Appropriate for either rain or shine and coming in either green or grey depending on your fancy, the Coleman will protect whatever is underneath it.
With its polyester taffeta 75 denier flysheet, weatherproofing is the name of the game here. This material not only will ward off any droplets of rain but can still hold firm even with strong winds of 35mph and up.
Despite this, it remains decently ventilated with its ground vent and windows you can open at your whim. It even features a unique E-Port that’ll allow you to divert electricity to the inside of your tents to power up your stove, chargers, and so much more.
Best of all, assembling this is easy: simply follow its detailed instructions and it’ll be up and going in just mere minutes.
Coleman WeatherMaster 10-Person Outdoor Tent
An alternative waterproof tent by Coleman for those seeking either more roomy space to lounge about or for those with larger camping parties is their 10-person variant.
Built to accommodate up to 10 happy campers, it’s no stretch that this tent is often described as though it were a log cabin! Protection against rain is also a given here. This is made possible due to its patented WeatherTec system and welded floors along with inverted seams that keep anything on the inside – both person and belongings – dry as can be.
Its front door is also easy to open with its little hinge and on the inside, you’ll even find room dividers that deliver a little extra privacy if needed. Note that this also comes as a 6-person option if you like the design but find it a little too big.
MOON LENCE Camping Tent
Offering more than adequate space for up to two happy campers, the Moon Lence Camping Tent provides holistic protection against the elements thanks to its 190T PU fabric.
This means that literally, rain or shine will be a non-issue here thanks to its UV and 1000mm water resistance. As if this was not enough, it also is fitted with Rainfly, which provides an additional layer of security against the elements.
Yet despite all this, it still is very light at just 5.95 lbs. and features a huge area of mesh that facilitates proper ventilation throughout the tent, ensuring both breathability and comfortable temperatures.
Setting up is also made easy thanks to its clip-on tent mechanism and shock cord pole connectors which means that even inexperienced campers will have a home outside ready for them in under 15 minutes.
MOON LENCE Pop Up Tent Family Camping
Another equally fine tent produced by Moon Lence for those with a larger camping party is their Family Camping tent. Once unfolded, you’ll find more than able space for 4 full-sized adults in its roomy space and you’ll be pleased to know that despite this, it only weighs 10.8 lbs.
Crafted carefully out of top-quality materials such as 210D oxford ground sheeting, you’ll have full water and wind and even UV resistance here. Complementing this are its SBS zippers which can be found on each door that adds another layer of protection against rain, shine, and wind.
Much like its sibling product, you will find ground vents here too that’ll ensure breathability and ventilation even during the hottest and coldest of days.
OT QOMOTOP 4 Person Pop up Tent
Boasting some of the fastest assembly time in the camping market at just mere seconds, the Qomotop Pop-up Tent is an excellent pick for the casual camper who would rather not waste precious time on setting up.
Ideal for up to four people in its roomy circular space, this tent will provide both comfort and protection against rain. This is made possible due to its delicate seam-taping which prevents even the smallest of leaks and droplets from seeping in.
Ventilation is also not an issue thanks to its dual roof vent system along with large doors and windows. Better yet, if you still find yourself confused, you’ll be able to take advantage of their 24/7 customer service!
HIKERGARDEN Camping Tent
Another fairly large option for those of you who plan on camping in droves, the Hikergarden Tent will easily fit up to 10 people with its more than generous dimensions of 168 x 132-inches, far larger than the average tent. It also is fairly tall, standing at 74-inches which allows most people to stand up even on the inside.
On its build, it takes advantage of 185T polyester that provides full water-resistance and along with thick fabric and long nails along with corners, it’ll stand up high and secure, even against harsh winds. Installation is easy as well – requiring only 9 minutes of time and two people at most.
You’ll also find curtains on the inside to separate rooms and don’t worry about lugging it along. It only weighs 20.5 lbs. and can be divided into smaller components if you want to split the weight amongst your group.
Forceatt Tent 2-3 Person Camping Tent
Ideal for those traveling either alone or as a pair and coming in a range of bright, neon colors, the Forceatt Tent provides some of the best waterproofing we’ve seen due to its index of up to 3000mm.
Complementing this is also its welded floors that ensure that the base of the tent is slightly elevated which adds a neat layer of protection against moist, muddy ground as you might expect during rain.
Ventilation is also a non-issue here due to its very large mesh window and ceiling vents that’ll ensure that enough air flows in and out of the tent during both day and night.
And when it comes to carrying and assembling it, have no fear. Weighing at just 5.5 lbs. and boasting an easy setup that’ll take maybe 5 minutes at most, this little home away from home will be always ready for you and won’t ever be a burden on your back.
HODLEX Camping Outdoor Tent
With four vibrant colors to pick from, this spacious 4-person tent will provide you a comfortable experience no matter what the weather may be on the outside.
Composed out of 210T polyester that boasts eco-friendly properties and a mesh lattice, you’ll be totally protected from the harsh UV rays of the sun on the brightest of days and the constant downpour of rain on the cloudiest of days.
On its inside, you will find a unique ‘front hall’ design that adds an extra bit of living space and you’ll find that the doors on both ends can be raised to as to form a sunshade.
Now setting it up does not require any unique skills, just follow its simple-to-read instructions and within 5 minutes, you will be up and running.
HIKERGARDEN Camping Tent
Crafted out of the best 185T polyester out there, this roomy 6-person tent truly stands out first and foremost because of its cute, triangular hood that imparts it a look of a mini-cabin.
Against the elements, it’ll still fare just as well as any other on our list thanks to its PU1000mm water resistance that has been professionally tested. Complementing this is a high-quality rainfly that is secured all the time with hooks so that even means gales won’t blow this way.
You’ll also find reinforced steel poles on all edges to add a layer of security and on the inside, its upgraded ventilation system ensures that temperatures are always never too hot.
BFULL Instant Pop Up Camping Tent
Crafted with durability in mind, this tent will withstand even the harshest of winds thanks to its fiberglass poles. This paired with its 210T polyester flysheet not only adds an element of protection against water, but even the passing storm won’t uproot the BFULL camping tent.
Ideal for up to 2 to 3 campers, with its interior size of 83 x 71 inches, you’ll have more than enough space to lounge about. It also is remarkably light, at just 7.4 lbs. which means portability is truly taken to the forefront here. Do note that this is a 2-in-1 tent.
It has a double-layer pop up that can be detached and repurposed as either an additional roof or even as a sun shelter!
A Buying Guide to Waterproof Tents
The last thing anyone wants is to be crammed into a tiny tent made for two with a group of ten. Not only is this hugely uncomfortable and claustrophobic, but just breathing and not feeling heaty will be difficult as even the best-ventilated tents cannot fix this problem.
To avoid this simply plan ahead and pick a tent that matches the number of campers camping with you in your tent.
Some tents come with one or two additional features which would appeal to some if need be. For instance, some tents have a convertible sunshade for those looking to relax on the outside during the day while others come fitted with an e-port that’ll allow you to charge up any electrical device.
So before forking out any money, ask yourself whether you want these features before making a purchase to avoid any future disappointment!
Most camping trips will have a fair portion of walking unless you plan on simply driving to a camping site with adjacent parking spaces. Expect to spend a sizeable chunk of time climbing hills and wading through mud! The last thing you want is something heavy on your back causing you to sweat and struggle even more.
So before picking a tent, do check on its weight and make sure you are getting exactly what you need. For instance, if you are camping solo, don’t even think about getting a 10-person tent unless you want to burden yourself with unneeded weight.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Do these tents come with sleeping mattresses?
Absolutely not! Unless explicitly specified, you should operate under the assumption that apart from the tent itself, nothing additional will be provided on its inside.
While you can certainly sleep on your tent’s floor and still be protected from the elements, it is quite an uncomfortable experience, so we’d recommend you at least purchase a sleeping mat or inflatable mattress for the sake of your back’s health.
How waterproof should my tent be?
For good waterproofing that will protect you from any shower, look for a tent made from a material that is anywhere in the range of 1000mm to 10000mm.
All the options on our list fall in this range so you should be set but if you choose to purchase a tent that’s not mentioned here, check on this unless you want a needlessly damp camping experience.