A tent can be very useful if you tend to do a lot out of outdoor activities such as camping or hiking. Apart from this, they also tend to come in useful if you have a large garden which you could use a tent in. The primary purpose of a tent is to provide shelter to those standing or sitting beneath it. Tents can be set up manually as well, if you have the right equipment, but pop up tents tend to be a lot easier to assemble as it can assemble on its own once you trigger it. We reviewed some of the best pop-up tents that are in the market and took into consideration those that are released in the year 2017 as well. For this, we reviewed all kinds of tents and not just the tents that are used for camping.
1. AmazonBasics Pop-Up Canopy Tent
It wasn’t easy having to pick which one of the best pop up tents deserved the number one spot on our list, but we decided to go with the AmazonBasics Pop-Up Canopy Tent. This tent may not be suitable for taking with you on your hiking or camping trips, but it serves well as a means of providing shelter in your backyard. Another reason we picked this tent is that it is quite cheap as far as pop up tents go. It is also one of the best-selling tents that you can find on Amazon, just like most of the other products by AmazonBasics. The tent has a steel frame which makes it quite sturdy when set up. The legs are angled slightly to increase the amount of shade that the tent provides. Transporting the tent is also quite easy as it comes with a wheeled bag which you can fold up the tent in. The material used for the tent is a high-quality cloth material which can effectively stop most of the UV rays from entering.
2. Coleman Pop-Up Tent
The Coleman Pop-Up Tent is one of the best pop up tents that you can get if you wish to get one for your camping needs. It is small and compact, yet can pop up to provide ample space for more than one person to sleep in. The tent comes in a green and white design and you do not get the option of choosing a different color for the tent. However, you do get to pick the size of the tent based on the number of people that you wish to accommodate within the tent. You can choose between the two people and the four person tent, depending on the size requirement that you need. Both versions of the tent are quite cheap, as they cost less than $100. There are pre-assembled poles on the tent which lets you set it up in just 10 seconds. There are also taped floor seams which can help you keep dry within the tent. There are pockets on the tent as well which you can use to store your gear, without the need to purchase additional bags to store them.
3. Zomake Automatic Instant Setup Pop Up Tent
The Zomake Pop Up Tent Automatic Instant Setup is a slightly more expensive choice for the best pop up tents, but it does feature a very good build quality. There are two colors that you can choose from, either the Blue or the Green colored tent. Both the colors are priced the same, so you don’t have to worry about spending extra to get the color that you want. The price is the only reason we didn’t feature this tent a lot higher in our list as it costs more than $150 to purchase. However, it does go on sale every now and then and at the time of our reviewing this product, it only cost less than $70. The tent, when set up, is quite spacious and can accommodate up to four people. Apart from just as a use for a camping tent, it can also be used as a kid’s playhouse as it is quite spacious. Setting it up is as easy as just throwing it and then it setting up automatically. The poles of the tent are made of fiberglass, which offers good durability and keeps the tent sturdy when set up.
4. FiveJoy Instant Pop Up Dome Tent
The FiveJoy Instant 4-Person Pop Up Dome Tent is another great option for a camping tent and is one of the best pop-up tents in the market. The price of the tent may be its only limiting factor as it costs almost $200 for the tent. However, this is more than made up for as the tent is quite easy to set up and offers great shelter to its occupants. There is only one color that you can choose from for the tent, which is the Army Green color. The tent has a great design and builds quality which gives it the edge over most of the other pop up tents out there. There are Mesh Windows on the tent which are covered by nylon, to provide good ventilation, whilst keeping any bugs or animals out. There are two doors on the tent so you can enter or exit from either side. Though the tent does a good job of providing protection, it may not be the best option if you are going extreme backpacking or during harsh weather.
5. The Northblu Portable and Comfortable Pop Up Tent
This 2-person Pop Up Tent by Northblu is great for outdoor usage or camping. It is quite cheap as well, costing only a little over $50. The tent isn’t as spacious as some of the other tents though as it can only accommodate two people within it. You do not get the option to choose the color or the size of the tent as it comes in a standard size and is Blue colored by default. Setting up the tent is extremely easy and should only take a few seconds to do. There is no additional equipment needed to set up the tent such as ground tarps, which you would require with a regular tent. Though it is cheap, it is quite durable as well, as it is made of a polyester fabric material. The design of the tent allows for good ventilation as there are 3 ventilation holes along with an inner side bag for storage. The poles of the tent are made of fiberglass which keeps the tents set up quite sturdy.
6. SueSport Girls Pink Princess Play Tent
Since most of the pop-up tents that we featured are more focused on camping tents, we decided to add in a product which is suitable for a play tent for children. The SueSport Girls Pink Princess Play Tent Indoor and Outdoor is made exclusively for use by children and is aimed more towards little girls. The tent is spacious enough for small children to sit in and play in. Furthermore, it is also quite light in weight, making transporting a breeze. The price is another reason why we decided to feature this tent higher up, as it only costs around $15 to purchase. Setting up the tent is as easily as just letting it pop up. There are no additional tools required in assembling it, so it can even be setup by a child, without any adult supervision needed. Once the kids have stopped playing with it, the tent can be folded up easily and stored away until it is needed again.
7. Winterial Portable Instant Pop Up Tent
The Winterial 2 Person Instant POP UP Tent is yet another great option for a camping tent. The tent is easy to assemble as it pops right up when it is deployed. It should only take a few seconds to set it up and you don’t require any additional tools to do so. There are two windows on the tent and a large door which allows you to access the tent with ease. The windows provide good ventilation to those within the tent and still prevents any bugs or animals entering in through the holes. The tent uses fiberglass poles which come included with the packages. Apart from this, you also get hook stakes which will be able to support the tent a lot more reliably. All this comes in a convenient carry bag so you don’t have to worry about finding separate bags to take all the components of the tent. The carry bag has a shoulder strap as well, so you can easily carry it on your shoulders when you take it with you when hiking or camping.
8. TSWA Automatic & Instant Pop Up Camping Tent
This Pop Up Camping Tent by TSWA is suitable for use by campers and just about any outdoor usage where a tent would be applicable for use. It comes in two different colors, the Blue and Green versions, both of which are priced the same. The price of the tent is quite affordable as it only costs less than $50 even when it is not on sale. Though it is cheap, it is quite spacious enough to accommodate 3 or 4 people within the tent. The pop-up mechanism of the tent is fully automatic so you don’t need any tools or additional equipment for its assembly. The material used for the tent is a durable coating which is also waterproof. It can also provide shielding against harmful UV rays, making it suitable for use in all kinds of weather. The tent comes with a portable carry bag which lets you carry the tent on your shoulders for easy transportation. There is also ample ventilation in the tent which should have you feeling comfortable while you are within it.
9. Outsunny Compact Portable Pop-Up Tent
The Outsunny Compact Portable Pop-Up Tent may be slightly more expensive than some of the other pop up tents that we featured, but it is still one of the best out there. The tent costs a little more than $100, but features a great build quality as well as design. The tent has a large zipper which can be used to open and close the main compartment for the tent. Apart from this, there are windows on either side of it, which allows for good ventilation. Another unique feature about this tent is that it can be easily detached to form a separate tent and cot. This is something that most other pop-up tents do not have, so it is worth considering getting this if you would find this feature useful. There is a storage bag which comes with the tent so you can carry it around with ease. The only real thing we found lacking was that the tent isn’t as spacious as some of the other pop up tents we featured and can only accommodate a single person within it.
10. Coleman 6-Person Instant Cabin
The Coleman 6-Person Instant Cabin is by far the largest pop-up tent that we listed so far. The tent is also quite expensive, costing about $175. Coleman is one of the top brands when it comes to camping tents and hiking equipment, so you can expect the tent to be of top quality. The tent is quite easy to set up and can be set up in just a matter of seconds. It uses a WeatherTec protection system which can prevent water seeping through during rainy weather and can provide shielding from harmful UV rays emitted by the sun. There is ample ventilation on it, which provides good airflow. The ventilation windows of the tent do not require extra assembly as it is incorporated with the tent. When purchasing the tent, you have other options to choose from as you can go for the tent alone, or choose the tent and kit or the Tent and rainfly model, depending on your intended usage of the tent.
11. Genji Sports Instant Beach Star Tent
This popup tent by Genji is another one of our top picks for pop up tents. The tent is quite cheap as you can get it for less than $50, yet it has a great build quality and is spacious when set up. Assembling the tent is quite easy as it does not require any tools or additional equipment for its assembly. Folding up the tent is as easy as setting it up as it can be folded up within a matter of seconds. The tent comes in blue by default and there is no option of picking a different color for the tent. The material used in the construction of the tent is a Nylon material which is effective at offering protection against harmful UV rays. The material used in the frame of the tent is fiberglass so it is sturdy enough to withstand adverse weather conditions as well. The tent is suitable for all kinds of applications and not just for camping. It also comes with a convenient carry bag which you can use to store the tent when you are transporting it or for storage.
12. Toogh Waterproof 3 Season Tent for Camping
The Toogh Waterproof 3 Season Tent for Camping is quite different to most of the other tents that we have listed, as it gives a lot more color choices when purchasing. You have five different colors that you can choose from, with some of the colors being light and some dark, so there is a good contrast between the colors. The setup of the tent might not be as easy as some of the others, but is still quite simple and shouldn’t take you longer than a few minutes to do so. Once it is setup it offers a sturdy and secure means of accommodation. The price is quite reasonable as well, considering the quality and size of the tent, as it is priced at almost $100. The material used in the tent is waterproof, so you can use the tent even during rainy weather. The tent uses tent pegs and wind ropes, which are provided when you purchase the tent. There is also a carry bag that is provided in which you can store the tent and all the equipment that comes with it.
13. GreEco Kids Pop Up Tent
The GreEco Kids Pop Up Tent is a pop-up tent which can be used to set up a playhouse for kids. It is quite cheap, as it can be purchased for under $30. You have two different color options for the tent as you can choose blue and pink colored tents. Apart from this, you also get to choose a different model of the tent which is 3 piece, mixed color play house. Assembly of the tent is quite simple as it uses a pop-up mechanism. Apart from this, the tent uses a patented Twist and Fold technology which makes setting up the tent and storing it much easier than most other kids pop up tents. The tent comes with a carry case which allows for easy storage of the tent when it is not being used. There is a door and a roof on the tent which can be easily assembled using the Velcro patch that it is attached with. The interior of the tent is quite spacious and will give your child plenty of room to play in as it can accommodate more than one child at a time.
14. Sunny Days Entertainment Adventure Pop Up Tent
If you are looking for a pop up tent which you can take with you outdoors, but are on a low budget, then this is one of the cheapest pop up tents out there. The Maxx Action Hunting Series Adventure Pop Up Tent costs less than $20 to purchase, and may be even cheaper if you manage to get it on sale off Amazon. The tent features a pop-up design which allows for easy assembly and storage. The material used for the tent is a camo fabric, which provides adequate shielding and durability. It may not be as durable as some of the other tents that we featured, but it certainly is a lot cheaper, which you must take into consideration as well. The floor of the tent is made of a waterproof material, so you don’t have to worry about sleeping on a wet floor when using the tent outdoors. There are several internal pockets on the tent which will allow for storage of your camping gear or food that you are carrying with you. The tent comes included with a zippered storage bag which offers convenience in transporting the tent.
15. LingAo Automatic Pop-up Cabana Beach Tent
If you are looking for a good pop-up tent, but not necessarily one for camping, then the LingAo Automatic Pop-up Instant Portable Outdoors Quick Cabana Beach Tent is an affordable and great option for a pop up tent. It is certainly not ideal to use the tent for camping, but it serves much better at being used as a beach tent. The tent has an innovative pop-up design which allows you to set it up or bring it down in no time at all. It provides great protection against the Sun so you can rest comfortably within the tent. The key difference in this tent is that one side of the tent is fully open, hence making it quite suitable to use at the beach or your own backyard. Their material used in the construction of the tent is also of high quality as it is an interwoven mesh which is highly resistant to tearing. Apart from this, the tent is quite cheap and costs only a little more than $20, making it one of the cheapest pop up tents on our list.