I know many people who used to refuse to go on a camping trip because of having to spend a night in a cramped tent. Standing up in your tent might sound like a dream, but it is possible and affordable! Many camping enthusiasts will opt for small, lightweight options, and I even like to have the space to stand in my tent.
Having the space to stand up, change clothes, get washed, and get out of the rain without being forced to sit or lie down is the key to a great camping trip. Many of us have had one of those trips where we have a sore neck or back and have wished we had brought a bigger tent to make things comfy – I know I sure have, at least!
In this article, I will explore and recommend the best tall tents you can stand up in. I have used all of these at some point, whether to review the tent or to own them outright and use them regularly.
Note: You will need to buy the 6-person or 8-person models to ensure enough headroom for standing up. The 4-person tent has 4 ft. 8 in. of headroom.
This tent is one of the best summer camping tents, more so if you want a larger capacity and the ability to stand up. As it says in the name, the Coleman Dark Room Skydome’s main selling point is its ability to have a darker interior and keep the sunlight out. This does a great job at both keeping the sunlight out and, because of the reflective nature of the materials, the temperature is a little cooler than a standard tent.
The Coleman Dark Room is my tent of choice when it comes to a relaxed camping trip these days. My favorite features are the dark room and of course the headroom. You will be surprised how much light the tent will keep out, even on those bright sunny mornings. My dog, Woody the Westie, absolutely loves the Coleman Dark Room Skydome because it means he can sleep with both darkness and there is enough room for us to get changed and ready for the day without having to climb over him!
Set up is super easy and will take camping enthusiasts just a couple of minutes. If you are new to setting up tents, I recommend doing a dry run in your backyard so you don’t get overwhelmed while in the wilderness. Even then, you will be set up within 15 minutes as a newcomer to camping.
Something to note: You will have 6ft of headroom with the 6-person and 6ft 4in. with the 8-person. I personally use the 6 person one, even when it’s just 2 adults on a trip. I will never say no to extra space for sleeping comfy!
Note: You will need to buy the 6-person or 9-person models to ensure enough headroom for standing up.
With most families now looking to go on outdoor camping trips, the CORE 9-Person Instant Cabin tent has become a best seller on Amazon. At the time of writing, it is actually THE top-selling camping tent!
If you are looking for a cabin tent, the CORE Instant Cabin Tents are a great choice and likely the best available when considering value for money. The 9-person model has a 75-inch maximum height, while the 6-person one has a 72-inch height. Both are suitable to stand up in.
In order to ensure you buy one that you can stand up in, you will need to go for the 6 or 9-person options. Both sizes can be set up within 60 seconds and are very easy to get back in the bag after your camping trip.
The bag the tent comes in is more than large enough to make packing up after your trip a breeze. The trip I used this tent on was cut short due to some terrible weather and flood alerts, and I could pack everything back up and into the car within 10 minutes.
Something to note is this is certainly not an all-season tent. Although the Core 9 Person has what looks like an adequate rainfly, it is only good enough for summer and dry conditions. In my experience, even moderate wind can cause rainwater to leak in. An easy fix would be to use a tarp to ensure better rain protection if you really want to camp in the rain.