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Looking for a tent that can accommodate the whole family? Check out our 6 Man Tents! These tents are designed to comfortably fit six people, making them perfect for camping trips with friends or family.
The UK is jam-packed with mind-blowing sceneries, from endless green rolling hills, beautiful sloping valleys to impressive mountains and gorgeous sandy beaches. One of the best ways to enjoy and explore all this extraordinary nature is to go camping around the Great British Outdoors. Camping is a fabulous way to get the whole family recognising the value of nature and getting them all to be a lot more active, away from screens and technology. It’s a great way to make new friends, whilst having loads of fun and it really doesn’t cost very much, compared to other types of holidaying. Wake up in the mornings listening to the local birds chirping away, watch the children have fun all day, sit around a campfire with your favourite tipple in hand and see the stars just before cuddling down in a cosy sleeping bag. The only big outlay is initial and then you are set up for many years to come……..so which 6 man tent would you choose to create all these happy memories in? Here at Leisureshopdirect we have a fabulous array of 6 man tents, coming in many different layouts, sizes and colours, to ensure that all different family’s needs are met.
Who might want to buy a 6 man tent?
Obviously, the easiest answer is a family with 6 people in it! A good 6 man tent will provide enough room for a Mum, Dad and 4 children, but probably only if at least some of the kids are smaller. The Vango Stargrove II Air 600XL Family tent, would work very well for this type of camping group, as it sleeps up to 6 happy campers in three bedrooms at the back of the tent. They have Vango’s Nightfall technology meaning the early morning sun will not cause the little ones to stir prematurely. This tent is extremely quick to pitch (roughly 12 minutes) due to Vango’s inflatable AirBeam technology, so you will be relaxing before you know it on your chosen pitch. If you would like to find out about AirBeam technology in much more detail, have a read here, Vango AirBeams. The Vango Stargrove is a very versatile family tent, with it’s large double living area section and a pre-attached front awning, providing a wonderful place to socialise, even if the weather is a little rainy or the sun is just too hot! If you love the look of this tent and think the layout is perfect for your family, but want to save a bit of money, then the Vango Stargrove II 600XL Poled Family Tent, offers all the same outstanding Vango features, but just takes a little longer to erect the poled structure, but costs significantly less money.
Are all the bedrooms in 6 man tents always the same size?
Perhaps you have a number of older children in your camping entourage or you like the idea of the adults having extra bedroom space, the Vango Valencia II Air 650XL Tent, offers 3 bedrooms of various sizes. The style of tent we discussed above has 3 bedrooms, all 120cm in width. However, the Vango Valencia provides real opulence with one bedroom of 120cm, one of 140cm and the middle sleep compartment is a whopping 160cm in width (Emperor Deluxe Bedroom). It also has two very convenient side doors to the main living area, meaning a protected entry is available in adverse weather. It has increased standing height and a pre-attached awning for extra socialising, dining al fresco or just storing your outdoor gear. There is a very handy dedicated storage area at the very rear of the tent, helping to keep important belongings safe and your canvas home away from home clutter free. Being made from Vango’s Sentinel Dura fabric, you will never be worried your family won’t be safe and dry, whatever the weather. If you would like top find out more about the fabrics Vango make their tents from, then look at this blog, Vango Sentinel Fabric Range explained.
Where can dogs sleep in a 6 man tent?
If your camping party includes the family dog/s, then you may want to look at a 6 man tent that is slightly quirkier in shape to provide an area for the dogs to rest and sleep, that doesn’t include one of your bedrooms (or even worse, on top of you!) The Outwell Hartsdale 6PA Air Tent sleeps up to 6 campers in two bedrooms, but also has a very useful lounge wing, that would be very convenient for the dog area and could even be easily sectioned off if your furry friends like to escape all the time. Alternatively, this wing lounge can be a comfy seating area or a great place to store all your gear. With lots of windows, the Outwell Hartsdale is a very versatile, bright and roomy tunnel tent and it has a deep canopy over a vertical front wall that fantastically offers full shelter from the sun or rain. It is made from the outstanding Outwell Outtex 4000 Select, which is a very hard-wearing, quality 100 % polyester material that will without doubt keep you and your loved ones safe and dry at any time of year in unpredictable weather. It is fully fire retardant and has a PU-coating that provides 4000mm hh waterproof rating, which is significantly higher than the standard tents.
Are any 6 man tents significantly larger?
If you like the idea of the wing lounge on a 6 man tent, but would like a significantly bigger living space then take a close look at the Outwell Hartsdale 6 PA Air Tent. It is roughly the same width as the Hartsdale, but boasts an extra 180cm in length. It also has great style, with eye-catching lines, so you will definitely be the envy of the campsite! It is really fast and easy to pitch, so you will be relaxing with your favourite tipple in hand in no time at all. The Wing Lounge actually has a toggle-up divider, which could be very useful to keep the dog in, or fab to hide away all the gear at night for a calming atmosphere. It is made from one of Outwell’s best fabrics, the Outtex 6000 RS Endurance. Basically, you can go camping at any time, with the peace of mind you and you family will be cosy and dry. However, these extra outstanding features do come at a higher cost, so the Outwell Hartsdale 6 PA tent is a 6 man tent for those who are seasoned campers, knowing they want to explore for many years to come……then it is a very worthwhile investment.
What 6 man tents can I buy on a tighter budget?
If you are looking for a reliable 6 man tent on a much tighter budget then don’t panic, you can still buy one that will perform and keep your family safe and dry. The Easy Camp Huntsville 600 Poled Tent sleeps up to 6 happy campers, in two bedrooms that have a Sleep- tight inner, meaning the bedrooms are darker to help you all sleep until a decent time in the morning. The sturdy pre-shaped fibreglass poles, give a robust structure with standing headroom in the main living area. With three large windows and a side door, it has a bright airy atmosphere. If you like the idea of bedroom areas not being right next to each other, then the Easy Camp Huntsville Twin 600 Family Tent maybe perfect for your family and is still very inexpensive. This versatile vis-à-vis design offers great flexibility as there are two bedrooms at one end of a large living area and one bedroom at the other, making a great tent for camping with friends or for a family with older children that crave a bit of privacy. The bedrooms are slightly smaller in width though than standard camping bedrooms.
Are there any 6 man tents that are environmentally friendly?
Perhaps you are very excited at the prospect of taking your loved ones on wild camping adventures, but still want to do the right thing and buy with the environment in mind. Well, you won’t be disappointed because Vango have created a whole environmentally sound collection, the Vango Earth Collection. This award-winning range is a collection of tent, sleeping bags, rucksacks and camping furniture, that are all made from recycled single-use plastics, meaning they can no longer pollute our oceans and waterways………..something like 8 million metric tonnes of plastic waste like plastic bottles, straws and carrier bags, ends up floating in our oceans every year. Vango recycles this plastic into their fabulous Sentinel Eco fabric, which is very stong and reliable, being 70D. However, it is also lightweight, highly waterproof (3000nnHH) and will perform excellently in all weather conditions. With fully tapered seams, it has water tight sweals and with Vango’s ColorLok technology which helps any fading in the sun. This Sentinel Eco fabric is very easy to clean, has a great UV protection factor of 30+.
One of the most popular 6 man tents in Vango’s Earth Collection is the Vango Aether Air 600 XL Earth Tent. Not only does this stylish 6 man tent reduce plastic waste polluting our environment, but also has fabulous features like Villa Construction, giving great head height and really maximising the internal space. It has a really useful Pre-attached porch or extension, offering extra living space for a real life outdoors feeling. The double living space inside offers very versatile living on the campsite and there are three queen sized bedrooms, which are Nightfall, meaning early morning light is greatly reduced, meaning little ones are likely to get a good sleep. The Aether possesses Vango’s AirBeam technology, meaning you will have erected your tent in literally minutes and you can sit back and relax, watching campsite life pass you by. If you want all the outstanding features this 6 man tent offers, but have a tighter budget, you can get the Vango Aether 600XL Poled Family Tent, which will offer you all the same safety and comfort, but just take slightly longer to pitch up.
It’s definitely worth pointing out that 6 man tents aren’t just for families or groups of 6. You may be a family of 3 or 4, but would just like the extra space provided by all the 6 man tents we have discussed above. If you are of a mind to create unforgettable memories, you like the idea of relaxing and recharging, spending quality time with loved ones and you want to reconnect with nature, find the best 6 man tent for you and your loved ones and start your adventure. You won’t regret it!