Our top picks of the best pop up camping tents – Pop-up tents are like the instant coffee of camping equipment. Sure, you could buy a more expensive and complex tent that takes longer to set up, but do you really need to? It all depends on what you’re hoping to get out of the experience. Read on to learn about pop-up tents and see the best pop-up tents you need for easy camping.
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First, let’s define what a pop-up tent is. All of today’s camping tents are easier to set up than their predecessors thanks to better materials and streamlined designs. But the average tent can still take several minutes or more to set up, plus it may require complicated instructions or diagrams. Not to mention, most tents require at least two people to set them up.
In contrast, pop-up tents—also called instant tents—can often be set up in less than a minute, literally popping into place once you pull them from their carrying cases. It’s easily a one-person job. If you’re wondering whether a pop-up tent is right for you, here are some questions to consider:
Where do you plan to camp?
Pop-up tents are great for beginners, backyard camping, music festivals, and for people who don’t camp that often but still want to have a reliable tent. If you plan on camping often, you may want to invest in a more durable tent that can stand up better to repeated use. But if you plan to use a tent only a couple times a year, a pop-up tent could be a good option.
When do you plan to camp?
The ideal weather conditions for camping in a pop-up tent tent to be calm summer (or fall) weather. Depending on the brand, pop-up tents aren’t always able to withstand heavy winds or rain. If you’re looking for a (non pop-up) tent for fall or winter camping, we have some ideas in our complete guide to fall camping.
How many people will sleep in the tent?
Smaller pop-up camping tents tend to be sturdier than larger ones so usually, the fewer the people, the better. That said, there are some good 4- and 6-person pop-up tents. (We’ve included a couple in our list below.)
Once you’ve figured out if a pop-up tent is right for you, here are some options:
This aerodynamic little tent from Coleman is large enough to sleep two people and sets up in just 10 seconds. If you want to stargaze before you sleep (but want to avoid mosquitoes), the screened roof allows you to do just that. (But you can zip it closed to keep out the elements.)
Best Pop Up Camping Tent for: Summer camping
Sleeps: 1–2 people
- Lightweight camping tent assembles in only 10 seconds.Fits 2 queen-size air beds
- Preassembled poles pop up into place
- Taped floor seams keep you dry even when the ground is soaking wet
- Multi-position rainfly offers the perfect balance of protection and ventilation
- Tent measures 7 feet 6 inches by 4 feet 5 inches with a 2-foot 11-inch center height
If you want an instant tent with more room, this instant tent from Moon Lence will accommodate up to five adults. Its mesh windows make it ideal for warm weather camping but it would likely be too cool for fall temps. It’s available in three colors.
Best for: Summer camping, larger families or groups
Sleeps: Up to 5 people
- 【Instant Setup】Say goodbye to complex setups! Just lift the 4 person tent's top, pop the mechanism down, snap the bottom joints into place, and this 4 season tent unfolds completely in an unbelievable 10 seconds. Effortless and straightforward, no more wasting time on intricate assembly steps, suitable for camping enthusiasts of all levels.
- 【Spacious Comfort】With dimensions of 114.2 x 121.3 x 52.4 inches when unfolded, and a carrying weight of just 10.3 pound, the pentagonal design offers ample space for you and your companions, comfortably accommodating 4-5 people. Move around freely, rest in comfort. Whether with family, friends, or flying solo – this cabin tent provides a cozy living environment.
- 【Versatile Design】With a detachable rainfly, this ultralight tent gives you flexible choices. With a 2000mm waterproof rating, SBS zippers, UV-resistant 190T PU material, and insulation technology, you're assured of protection and comfort outdoors. Additionally, two storage of pockets help you keep small items organized and your space tidy.
- 【Superb Ventilation】4 mesh windows and a D-shaped arch door facilitate excellent airflow, this tent for camping effectively keeps insects out and creats a comfortable, airy environment. Whether in hot summers or humid weather, you'll enjoy pleasant resting moments
- 【Sturdy and Stable Structure】Equipped with 10 lightweight alloy hooks and 5 guy lines, this dome tent's structure gains enhanced wind resistance. Outdoors, the popup tent's robust design ensures stability in various conditions, guaranteeing you a secure accommodation experience.
Quechea makes a few different pop-up tents and this is their 2-person model. Like the Coleman pop-up tent, this has an aerodynamic shape that cuts down on wind resistance. (Making it more likely to stand up to windy conditions.) It has one large door that doubles as the tent’s only window plus a rear air vent.
Best for: Summer and fall camping
Sleeps: 1–2 people
This instant tent is probably best used as a beach cabana but it will also do in a pinch if you need a one-person camping tent. (Though it can—cozily—fit up to two people and has an entrance on either side.) It’s not only easy to set up, it also folds down into a carrying bag for easy transport and storage.
Best for: Day-use or beach camping
Sleeps: 1–2 people
- EFFORTLESS SET UP - This small tent pops open in the blink of an eye into a ready-to-use lounge tent and is easy to fold back into a compact form. Our Abco small pop up tent is ideal for casual outdoor use and suitable for 2 people. See our video content for detailed instructions on how to open and close the tent!
- DOUBLE DOORS - With double doors on both the left and right sides, it’s easy to step out from either side. Moreover, a combination of an inner zippered screen plus an outer zippered nylon layer gives an ability to easily switch between high breathability and complete privacy.
- HIGH BREATHABILITY - Our 2 person pop up tent features a mesh window on both the front and back that allows air circulation while the solid nylon flaps over the windows allow for privacy. Opening the mesh windows allows you to enjoy your surroundings from inside the tent.
- CARRY BAG & ACCESSORIES - This easy pop up tent comes with a carry bag that's ideal for storage, easy portability and as your emergency tent. It also comes with a small bag for accessories to keep them organized.
- PROPER USE - This outdoor pop up shade tent is not meant to be subject to storm conditions or long periods of rain. Use this on a casual outdoor trip or set it up on the beach for shelter from the sun.
This waterproof tent’s cabin-style design offers ample headroom and floor space. (It’s available in a 4- or 6-person size.) When the door on its durable rain-fly is unzipped, it can be used as a sunshade or “front porch” where you can store shoes or gear.
Best for: Summer and fall camping, larger families or groups
Sleeps: Up to 4 or 6 people
- ✔Spacious Room and Easy to Install: KAZOO large cabin instant tent uses the cabin-shaped design to provide an incomparable volume; it can fit 4 adults very well. It is one of the most spacious instant cabin tents of its kind. As a most convenience 4 person tent, the automatic function makes it a real large instant tent. Setup was fast and easy. One person can put it up within 30 seconds, just like opening an umbrella.
- ✔ Waterproof and Sturdy： KAZOO 4 person camping tent has double layers. The liner is made of no-see-um netting B3 mesh and 190T breathable Polyester. The rainfly is made of 210T Ripstop Polyester, and we use all the best materials to offer you a high performance instant waterproof tent. This 4 person tent has passed waterproof test with a rating above 3000mm. To provide an excellent large cabin tent, we use ultra-lightweight premium 19mm aluminum poles to build a strong but light frame.
- ✔ Large Tent Porch and Optimized Ventilation: KAZOO large camping tent has full mesh walls and ceiling to provide excellent ventilation. KAZOO 4 person cabin tent is a cozy place to stay in. 2 large and dual-zipper doors with seams allow for easy entry and smooth closure. The zipped door can be supported to make a sunshade; kids can take naps inside the tent and adults will enjoy their time outside. As a very convenient 4 person instant tent, it works well on most occasions.
- ✔KAZOO PAY ATTENTION TO EVERY DETAILS：KAZOO focuses on every detail to make the best tents for various purposes such as camping, hiking, fishing, surfing, outdoor BBQ, adventure, family parties and field trips. The high-quality details include but not limited to smooth and reliable SBS dual zippers, mesh interior pockets, incredibly durable rip-stop fabric materials, full-coverage rainfly and firm lightweight structure, to stand up to your biggest adventures.
- ✔2-YEAR WARRANTY：KAZOO tents are 100% inspected before delivery. We have 2 major series: Camping tent and Backpack tent. The Camping tent designed with a high volume hub to maximize strength and increase living space by using best materials and techniques. The backpacking tent focuses on the ultimate performance such as lightweight, eco-friendly, super sturdy, and ultra weather proof. We offer a 2-YEAR WARRANTY.
Coleman’s cabin-style tent is another roomy option that sets up in a minute or less. Its double-thick fabric, taped seams, and integrated rain-fly help this tent stand up (literally) to the elements making it a great option for both summer and fall weather. It’s available in a 4- or 6-person size.
Best for: Summer or fall camping, larger families or groups
Sleeps: Up to 4 or 6 people
- Instant tent sets up in just 1 minute. Fits 1 queen-size air bed.5 Tent Windows with 1 door.Built in Lights : No, Vestibule Area : No.
- WeatherTec system with patented welded floors and inverted seams to keep you dry
- Rugged Polyguard 2X double-thick fabric for reliable, long-lasting use
- Integrated vented rainfly improves airflow without any extra assembly needed
- Measures 8 x 7 feet with 4-foot 11-inch center height
Ayamaya’s dome-style tent can sleep up to four people plus it includes an internal storage space for gear—or a sleeping spot for your adventure dog. Its pre-assembled poles allow it to be set up in just seconds and its double-layer design will help keep out the rain and condensation.
Best for: Summer or fall camping
Sleeps: Up to 4 people
- Easy Setup: Instant pop-up tent with pre-assembled poles sets up in seconds. Please see our video for detailed instructions on how to set up and fold back the tent!
- 2-layer Tent Reduces Condensation: Stay Dry! This camping tent 6 person is specially designed with 2 layers. There is a gap between the 2-layer tents, which can effectively prevent condensation and increase air circulation.
- Spacious Interior & Vestibule: This pop-up camping tent with vestibule offers a roomy interior, measuring 12.5 x 8.5 ft, which comfortably accommodates up to 4-6 adult sleeping bags or 3-5 people with plenty of luggage. The center height reaches 4.5 ft. Its unique vestibule design provides a separate space for camping gear, shoes, or even your pets.
- Good Ventilation: The upgraded 2 doors and 4 mesh windows of the camping tent pop up provide optimal airflow for ventilation while keeping bugs out. Ground vents offer additional ventilation, keeping you cool on summer evenings. The front and rear double doors allow for easy entry and exit from the Ayamaya 6 person camping tent.
- Waterproof & Windproof: This pop up tent for camping waterproof is equipped with a waterproof-coated Oxford fabric floor and a PU3000 polyester roof. The seams of the fabric are heat-sealed to prevent water leakage.
If you’re a beginner camper or just want a tent for backyard camping, Ubon’s pop-up tent is a simple, inexpensive option. It’s available in two sizes, three colors, and is easy to set up and take down.
Best for: Backyard camping or beginning campers
Sleeps: Up to 3 people
- Set Up Easily: Instant pop-up tent that can be assembled in 10 seconds. Release the tent from the bag, pull out the 2 white locks, and it will pop up automatically.
- Excellent Ventilation: Large sections of mesh windows provide superior natural ventilation. Excellent air circulation lets you stay cool and comfortable during your adventure.
- Sun Protection: 190T Polyester fabric with a silver coating will shelter you from sunburn. It’s a welcome, shady retreat from the heat and UV damage for your kids.
- Roomy but Lightweight: 78.7 * 59 * 43.3 inches fits 2 adults well; 78.7 * 72.8 * 53.1 inches is spacious for three persons. The total weight is only 3.1 ／3.75lbs, so that you can backpack it anywhere.
- Pack Up Handily: Fold it flat and twist it into a circle to fit in the carrying bag. With just two steps, you can quickly close it up and store it in any tiny place you want.
The set-up for this tent looks a little like a magic trick: open a bag, toss what’s inside, and—instant tent! (Of course, you’ll also have to position the tent and stake it down but that’s just an extra minute or so.) Tearing down the tent is a bit more complicated but fortunately there’s a helpful video to show how it’s done.
Best Pop Up Camping Tent for: Music festivals, backyard camping
Sleeps: Up to 4 people
Lethmik’s pop-up tent can be set up in 30 seconds and it can be taken down in the same amount of time. Its waterproof fabric and taped seams will help you stay dry and inside the tent, you’ll find a convenient storage pocket and lantern hook. This lightweight tent also comes with a handy carrying case.
Best for: Small families (up to 2 adults and 2 kids)
Sleeps: Up to 4 people
- Rapid set-up | You can set up your pop up tent within 30-seconds using the automatic hydraulic technology of LETHMIK. Tents for camping have never been this easy. Time to pack up? Take down in less than 1-minute!
- Lightweight & portable | We understand the importance of portable tents for camping, as being mobile and not having to carry a lot of weight makes the entire experience better. Our 4 person tent is lightweight and comes with a carry case!
- Room for everyone | Whether you’re camping alone, with friends, or the family, up to 4 people can sleep soundly in a LETHMIK camping tent. Large floor space, hook to hang a light, and an internal pocket—camping made comfortable!
- Versatile design | To help you enjoy the camping experience, we ensure premium materials and features are at the heart of our designs. From robust, waterproof fabrics, wind rope to remain sturdy, to quality stakes—your tent is your home!
- Refined waterpro of fabric | For our latest model, we continue to push our waterproof fabrics to the limit. We equip this camping tent with a sturdy 210T exterior (waterproof index: PU3000mm) and a durable 210D Oxford fabric floor with fully taped seams. Keeping the inside dry and free from rain so you can stay comfortable whilst you’re outdoor!