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  • 8 Person Tents from Family tents for Camping

    The number of berths suggested by manufacturers is based on minimum requirements for backpackers where weight not space is of primary interest. If you are looking for more comfort, then you should think carefully about the sleeping/living space of your tent. As a rule, you should look for a tent at least one berth larger than manufacturers recommendations – more if you like to camp in luxury.

    Think about where you are going to store your gear. Is there vestibule space? Will you need extra rooms for gear or for separate sleeping quarters?

    Check out the peak height of the tent. Being able to stand up in a tent can really improve your camping experience, particularly if you are tall.

    Don’t forget that even tents with the same number of berths can vary enormously in floor area. If space is what you’re looking for you’ll find a handy top tents list detailing floor and vestibule areas for this berth size at the bottom of the page.


  • The North Face Mountain Manor 8

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    The North Face Mountain Manor 8 – 8 Person Tent

    The big brother to the Mountain Manor 6, this tent is huge with 120 sq.ft. of floor space and an interior height of 74 ins.  Added to that, it has two vestibules which total a further 44.7 sq.ft. With all the same features as the Mountain Manor 6 (see features here), this tent provides luxury shelter for the larger family. Recommended for car camping only, as the Mountain Manor 8 weighs in at 27lbs 5oz.

    The North Face Mountain Manor 8 Specs

    • Body: 70D 190T nylon taffeta and 40D polyester no see um mesh
    • Floor: 210D 190T Oxford nylon 3000mm coating
    • Fly: 75D 185T polyester taffeta 1200mm coating
    • Free standing: Yes
    • Poles: 7
    • Pole Material: 14.5/13/12mm DAC PressFit Aluminum
    • Doors: 2
    • Clip / Sleeve: No. Twist clip, post and grommet assembly
    • Floor Space: [l x w] 184 x 97 in ; [area] 120sq ft
    • Interior Height: 74 in
    • Vestibule Space: 33.2 sq.ft. + 11.5 sq.ft.
    • Seam sealed: Yes
    • Bathtub Floor: Yes
    • Ventilation: Mesh ceiling and windows/doors + high/low sealable vents
    • Packed Size: 29 x 12 ins
    • Weight: 27lb 5oz
    • Recommended Use: 3.5-Season family camping
    • Warranty: Limited lifetime

    Best buys

    The North Face Mountain Manor 8 – $639.00

    from: Moosejaw

    The North Face Mountain Manor 8 – $579.97 + shipping $26.00
    from: Campmor

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  • Big Agnes Flying Diamond 8

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    Big Agnes Flying Diamond 8 – 8 Person Tent

    The big momma of the Flying Diamond family, the Flying Diamond 8 is a whopping 112 sq.ft., making it a spacious tent for the larger family. This tent has two rooms, the larger having an interior height of 72ins and the smaller, 54ins. You have the option of creating one large room, if required, by unzipping the dividing partition, but most campers like to have a separate area for the kids/dogs/gear etc. And you’ll find the 35sq.ft. vestibule pretty handy for storage, too. What’s more the vestibule fly can be staked out on trekking poles to create a shady sitting area.
    Big Agnes have used DAC lightweight aluminum poles with press fit connectors, and a clip and sleeve assembly for easy set-up. There are two doors for ease of access, one large, D-shaped door to the main room and a second smaller door off the second room. The Flying Diamond 8 comes with a full fly, which keeps you dry and comfortable, and the six closeable fly vents help keep the air circulating and reduce condensation build-up. In warm weather, mesh ceilings, doors and wall panels keep the air, but not the bugs flowing through, . The doors have zippered covers for extra weather protection and privacy.

    The interior comes with ten mesh storage pockets to keep your gear tidy, and Big Agnes have even provided a reflective guyline to help with nighttime visibility.

    The Big Agnes Flying Diamond 8 packs neatly into a briefcase-style carry bag measuring 8x 16 x 27in

    Big Agnes Flying Diamond 8 Specs

    • Body: Breathable polyester rip-stop with nylon mesh windows
    • Doors: Zip up mesh door only for ventilation or zip up breathable polyester rip-stop layer for full closure
    • Floor: Durable polyester with 1500mm waterproof PU coating
    • Fly: Durable polyester rip-stop with 1500mm waterproof PU coating
    • Freestanding: Yes
    • Poles: 5 DAC TH72M Aluminum
    • Doors: 2 D-shaped
    • Clip / Sleeve: Yes
    • Floor Space: [l x w] 175 x 115/84 ins ; [area] 112 sq. ft.
    • Interior Height: 72 – 54 ins
    • Vestibule Space: 35 sq.ft.
    • Seam Sealed: Yes with waterproof, solvent- free polyurethane tape
    • Bathtub Floor: Yes
    • Ventilation: Mesh wall and ceiling panels and adjustable fly vents
    • Packed Size: 8x 16 x 27in
    • Weight: 27lb 12oz
    • Recommended Use: 4-Season deluxe car camping
    • Warranty: Limited lifetime

    Best buys

    Big Agnes Flying Diamond 8 with FREE Big Agnes Footprint! – $638.95
    from: Mountains Plus Outdoor Gear

    Big Agnes Flying Diamond 8 with FREE Big Agnes Footprint! – $599.95 While stocks last!
    from: CampSaver

    Big Agnes Flying Diamond 8 – $639.95
    from: Campmor

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  • REI Kingdom 8

     
     

     REI Kingdom 8 – 8 Person Tent

    The Big Daddy of the REI Kingdom range, this tent has bags of space for the larger family. With its advanced frame design, the REI Kingdom 8 maximizes livable space, giving you 104 sq.ft. of floor space and a huge vestibule area of over 33 sq.ft. What’s more, with an interior height of 77 ins. even taller dads can stand up to get dressed. This free-standing tent is quick to set up with hubbed pole assemblies, and pole clips and sleeves. The Kingdom 8 features a zip-open divider wall to separate the interior into two 6ft. 3in. x 8ft. 4in. rooms. Two huge doors at either end of the tent provide private access to each room. At one end a spacious pull-out vestibule covers the door, while the other weatherproof door features a weather-protective awning. The full, seam-sealed fly can be rolled back and secured over the mesh side walls to give extra ventilation on warm days. Mesh pockets and hanging loops throughout the interior help keep your gear stored away tidily.

    When not in use the whole tent packs neatly into a handy backpack- style carry bag measuring 25 x 17 x 9.5 ins.

    REI Kingdom 8 Specs

    • Body: Nylon taffeta
    • Floor: 300D polyester Oxford 1500mm coating
    • Fly: 75D polyester taffeta 1500mm coating
    • Poles: 2 hubbed pole sets + 2 crossover poles
    • Pole Material: Aluminum 7001
    • Doors: 2
    • Clip / Sleeve: Yes
    • Floor Space: [l x w] 150 x 100 in ; [area] 104 sq ft
    • Interior Height: 77  ins
    • Vestibule Space: 33.3 sq ft
    • Bathtub Floor: No. Bound, cut-in floor
    • Ventilation: Mesh door, mesh side panels and roll back fly
    • Packed Size: 25 x 17  x 9.5 ins
    • Weight: 22lb 3oz
    • Recommended Use: 3-Season family & car camping

    Best buys

    REI Kingdom 8 Tent – 2012
    - $529.00
    only available from:  REI

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  • Sierra Designs Wu Hu 6+ 2


     

     

     

     
     

     

    Sierra Designs Wu Hu Annex  6 + 2 Person

    A tunnel dome hybrid with near vertical walls and a ceiling height of 74 ins., the Wu Hu Annex 6 + 2 gives you a family camping tent with masses of usable living space. The two rooms, with a combined floor area of 136 sq.ft., can be separated by a zipper door to give you independent sleeping quarters, each with their own external access doors. The full fly keeps you dry in bad weather, whilst also providing you with two good size vestibules for gear storage. The front vestibule features a clear widow for increased light and there are air vents in the fly to reduce condensation. The Wu Hu 6 + 2 sets up easily, but with five DAC DA-17 7000 aluminum it’s strong and sturdy if the storms roll in. At a hefty 23lbs 9oz, this tent is designed for car camping and will give you all the luxury you’re looking for.

    The Sierra Designs Wu Hu Annex 6 + 2 packs into a 26 x 11 carry bag.

    Sierra Designs Wu Hu Annex 6 + 2 Specs

    • Body: 68D polyester, dye free. 20D No-See-Um mesh
    • Floor: 75D polyester 3000mm coating
    • Fly: 1.9oz 75D polyester 1500mm coating
    • Free standing: Yes
    • Poles: 5
    • Pole Material: 13 mm DAC DA-17 7000 Aluminum
    • Doors: 2
    • Clip / Sleeve: Yes
    • Floor Space:[l x w] 102-78 x 95 in ; [area] 136 sq ft
    • Interior Height: 74 in
    • Vestibule Space: 18 sq.ft. + 15 sq.ft.
    • Seam sealed: Yes
    • Bathtub Floor: Yes, Superseal floor
    • Ventilation: Mesh ceiling + walls
    • Packed Size: 26 x 11 x 11 ins
    • Weight: 23lb 9oz
    • Recommended Use: 3-Season family car camping
    • Warranty: Limited lifetime

    Best buys

    Sierra Designs Wu Hu Annex 6 + 2  -  $369.82  SALE! While stocks last!
    from: CampSaver

    Sierra Designs Wu Hu Annex 6 + 2 – $399.96  HOT DEAL! While stocks last!
    from: Campmor

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  • Floor and Vestibule Areas – 8 Person Tents

    Floor and vestibule areas vary enormously from brand to brand and from one design to another.  Even tents with the same number of berths can have wide variations in overall floor and vestibule size. Listed below are the tents with the greatest floor and vestibule area from our selection of recommended 8 person tents.

    Top  4 tents for floor area

    Sierra Designs Wu Hu Annex 6+2 . . . . .136 sq.ft.
    The North Face Mountain Manor 8 . . . .120 sq.ft.
    Big Agnes Flying Diamond 8 . . . . . . . . . 112 sq.ft.
    REI Kingdom 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 sq.ft.

     

    Top 4 tents for vestibule area

    The North Face Mountain Manor 8 . . . .44.7 sq.ft.
    Big Agnes Flying Diamond 8 . . . . . . . . . 35  sq.ft.
    REI Kingdom 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.3 sq.ft.
    Sierra Designs Wu Hu Annex 6+2 . . . . .33 sq.ft.

     



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