Now that July has rolled around, everyone is abuzz with the anticipation of the festival(s) they’re about to go to. It is one of summer’s greatest joys for millions of people, some of whom travel around the world on a schedule of festival after festival. After all, what could be more synonymous with summer? Music, art, food, sunshine, cold beers, new friends…that sounds like a pretty typical summer festival to us! In order to help you prepare, we’ve compiled a list of tents that are highly suitable for festival-goers who enjoy camping with larger groups of friends, or for shelters where everyone just hangs out. Whatever your needs may be, these oversize tents are sure to meet them to a tee!
For festival camping, or camping with any large group, you can’t beat a tent whose own manufacturer calls it a barn. The Backcountry Barn from MSR delivers exactly what it sounds like with plenty of standing, sitting, and lounging room for at least 4 people. This would make a terrific living room area for a larger camp, offering protection from the rain and sun in addition to a cozy spot to hang out with your fellow campers. The height of the tent measures just over 6 feet 3 inches from end to end, each of which is equipped with its own big windows with awnings. The removable floor expands the versatility of this barn tent by allowing you to place it over fixed objects, like a picnic table. If large party camping is part of your outdoor lifestyle, the Backcountry Barn would be a great investment.
If a tent modeled after a barn just won’t quite cut it for the group you’ve got, consider kicking it up a notch with the Grand Lodge 12 from Slumberjack. Coming in at an impressive 192 square feet, this tent rivals many city dwellers’ studio apartments for space. Complete with mesh wall panels for efficient air circulation and a room divider panel, this behemoth would make an excellent festival tent, for many people to share as a common area, or friends to share separate rooms. Just for its massive area and 8-foot ceilings, we could see this being a great dance area for the camp!
This is a fantastic deal on a tent that is simply made for friends who like to camp together. The Wolf Mountain from Gigatent offers a voluminous 164 square feet and stands over 6 feet high, giving everyone who shares this tent plenty of space. Removable dividers separate this tent into three compartments, and two large roof vents and four windows encourage maximum air circulation. Each compartment is equipped with its own door, making this a great tent for friends to share but still have their own space. At that price, you can’t afford not to buy it!