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The Lowdown on Camping Cabin Tents

By on Last modified: December 10, 2018

Going on a family camping trip takes a lot of time to prepare. The first thing you need to do is to purchase the piece of equipment that all of you are going to use. I am, of course, talking about the tent. And, in order for it to make a perfect home away from home, especially for a larger number of campers under the same roof, you are going to need a cabin tent or a dome tent.


There are some differences between these two large types of tents that you need to have in mind when choosing the more suitable one for your family. The camping cabin tents are said to be more of a static type and suitable for those who do not plan to move around with the tent. Dome tents, on the other hand, can be more easily stored and positioned faster, so campers who want to change places could make a better use of it. However, very often, there are hybrids and they are the so-called cabin dome tents that include features of both types. In order to help you narrow down the choices, here is everything you should know about the most popular type among campers – the cabin tent.

First of all, cabin tents are usually designed with a very high ceiling so they provide a lot of headspace. They also have many large windows so you can enjoy the beautiful view outside and still have some privacy when you want by closing the panels. When it comes to the design of the windows, the camping cabin tents feature none or minimal rain fly. This is great for unobstructed view but there might be a problem if there’s heavy rain and wind combined. However, there are quality camping cabin tents that have large side shade awning zip that closes over doors for added weather security.

Next, the cabin tents have a big floor area so they can accommodate from 4 up to 12 people and even more. This feature makes the tents more comfortable and livable. Additionally, they have vertical walls which can divide the cabin tents into two subtypes: a tunnel-type tent with doors on the opposite sides, vertical walls on the shorter sides and a circular shape for the remaining part of the tent; and the classic A-shape tent which has vertical walls on the two shorter sides and the angled A-shapes for the longer sides of the tent.

Finally, the material cabin tents are usually made from is blended cotton canvas, which is waterproof and minimises condensation build up. At the same time, the cotton allows vapour molecules to pass through, thus creating great ventilation. Additionally, they have sturdy vertical poles which are usually made from steel. Because of that, cabin tents are super heavy, so a proper transportation should be planned in advance.