What is the Best Tent for Heavy Rain?

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Who says you have to give up your love for outdoor camping just because it’s raining? With the right tent, heavy rain won’t ruin your outdoor excursion and cut your trip short.

Whether backpacking or camping in heavy rain is your idea of a wonderful and thrilling time, you need the best tent to take with you on the trip. If it starts raining, set up your tent and enjoy the downpour from the safety of your tent.

Finding tents that can handle rain is easy because you’ll find a lot of them on the market, but not all of them will be the best. We don’t want rain to kill your excitement, so we’ve reviewed several tents to give you the best ones for heavy rain.

1. Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL

The Big Agnes Cooper Spur Tent is an award-winning tent featuring a high volume design that creates steep walls and a spacious living space, making it perfect for minimalist backpackers. You can enter and exit the tent easily using its two large dual zipper doors. Thanks to the dual vestibules, you receive 18 square feet of storage space for dry items.

The manufacturer took extra measures to protect you from the rain by adding a waterproof and solvent-free polyurethane tape to the seams, with the floor and fly earning a 1200mm waterproof rating.

Its four-way and high-volume design makes the tent 25% more durable. The manufacturer has also increased the volume inside by 20%. What makes the tent even more durable and stronger is the rip-stop pattern nylon. Other features of the tent include storm flaps on vestibule zippers and two small mesh pockets and one oversized pocket, and eight lightweight aluminum J stakes. The tent is available in gray and orange and olive green for two to four people.

2. Eureka Copper Canyon

The Eureka Copper Canyon is a great choice for large groups going camping. You can get a four-person, six-person, eight-person, or twelve-person tent. The cabin-style tent offers the comfort of your home due to how spacious it is from the inside. Maximizing the floor space for your camping gear are steep vertical walls and keeping you dry and warm is the bathtub floor that covers the sides.

The zippered E! Power Port allows you to get an electrical cord into the tent for charging your devices and power lights. You can keep all your belongings in the high-stash pockets and gear loft. Above all, the tent is easy to assemble, allowing you to put it together quickly if it starts raining suddenly.

3. Coleman Sundome Tent

The Coleman Sundome Tent, available in green and navy and gray for two, three, four, and six persons, is built for heavy rain. The company has added a WeatherTec System that features covered seams and welded corners to keep water from coming inside the tent and keeping you and your camping gear dry.

You can watch the rain from inside your tent through the large windows. The large windows and ground vents also offer increased ventilation by pushing warm air up and ensuring the tent stays cool and you remain comfortable throughout the night. The mesh storage pockets built into the tent allow you to store small items and the E-Port gives you easy access to electrical cords, which you can use to charge your electrical devices.

4. NTK Cherokee GT Tent

The NTK Cherokee GT Tent is large and spacious enough to fit in eight to nine people. Made from micro-mesh material and ultra-slim polyester, no small insects, mosquitoes, and rain will be able to enter your tent.

Set up the tent using two poles for the inner tent and a small pole for extending the awning on the back area and door. Since you’ll be battling rain outdoors, the tent features premium quality waterproof floors with a silver-coated layer and anti-fungus seamless polyethylene to keep you dry.

Its state-of-the-art bathtub-inspired design also eliminates any water flows or puddling under your tent. Its pin and ring system for easy assembly allows you to spend less time assembling it and gives you more time to take in the beauty of the outdoors.

5. CORE 10 Person Straight Wall Cabin Tent

The CORE 10 Person Straight Wall Cabin Tent can sleep up to ten people and is available in a beautiful orange and wine color. The tent features straight walls so that you can move freely, stand tall, and sit and sleep comfortably. A tent that can fit two queen airbeds or up to ten sleeping bags is definitely spacious.

The tent’s high-tech venting systems are perfect for any weather. They’ll keep you cool during the summer and warm during winters. You can adjust the vents to receive cool air from the outside and push warm air out of the tent through a large mesh on the ceiling.

Made from a water-resistant and durable 68D polyester material, the tent can prevent water from coming inside. The seals around the windows and doors offer extra protection against the rain. It also has an electrical access port for feeding an extension or a cable to operate your devices and lights. You can close the port when not using it. The tent comes with an expandable carry bag.

6. TETON Sports Mountain Ultra Tent

The TETON Sports Mountain Ultra Tent is a lightweight and waterproof tent, available in different sizes. Depending on the number of people who will be using it, you can choose from a one-person, two-person, three-person, or four-person tent.

You’ll feel dry and cool in the tent due to its waterproof rainfly with built-in vents. No moisture will be in sight because of its deep and tub-like floor. You can gaze at the stars at night or watch rain droplets fall on the tent from the mesh ceiling. The lightweight tent, made from durable and premium quality material, is easy to carry, store, and assemble.


Whoever said you can’t camp outdoors in rainy weather and not have a great time has just been proven wrong. The technological advances have made it possible for manufacturers to create waterproof and water-resistant tents, allowing you to camp in inclement weather. Rain or sunshine, when you have a sturdy and durable tent with you, you can brave anything.