The main motivation for buying a large camping tent is a family with children or the need for extra space when camping.
According to tent specifications a 6 person tent is a tent with enough place for 6 people to sleep.
In spite of this it does not leave much space for a bag with clothes and extras.
Camping in the Cederberg in our large high wall tent
When kids are small it is preferable to have them sleep in the same tent as parents.
But if space is tight there are some extra things one can do like getting a smaller tent or an extension to keep extra gear and clothes.
However, even when only two people go camping a large tent makes life easier because it gives more space to move around in. Having the space for stretchers to sleep on also gives more comfort.
Tommy: I hate struggling to get up from a mattress on the floor. Sleeping on a stretcher makes this much easier. Then, I also have a place to sit while putting on my shoes.
That's why I prefer a big camping tent.
Memory: I like sleeping on a stretcher for comfort, but also because of the extra space underneath for storing my bag with clothes, shoes, vanity case and all my paraphernalia.
The inside of a larger tent with comfy stretchers
Large camping tents are made from different materials some more heavy-duty than others. Bear in mind that some of the large tents made from canvas can be heavy and cumbersome which can make them harder to pitch.
Heavy-duty tents are made of durable materials and can last a lifetime if looked after well. Canvas and rip stop tents are more expensive, but well worth the price.
Venturing into the outdoors with the family requires a large camping tent. Also, known as a six person tent or a family tent, either way the main reason for buying a big tent is to have enough space for everyone to sleep for the duration of the excursion.
When camping it should be a pleasant experience so try to make tent life and camping as comfortable as possible.
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