Best Hinged Door Camping Tents

If you’re looking for the best hinge door tents, you have come to the correct place. This review highlights a range of tents with hinged doors that allow users to enter/exit easily. In fact, hinge door tents are more like are usual homes.

We have included a variety of hinge tents in this review, which allows you to find the best one for your situation. There are a few brands that offer this type of tent, but not all of them are recommended. Most tents in this review are from the highly-respected Coleman brand. Without further ado, lets dive in!

1. Coleman Montana 8-Person Tent

A family tent that comes with an LED light system.

If you want an all-rounder that works in almost any situation, you may want to take a closer look at the Coleman Elite Montana 8-Person Tent. An upgraded version of their classic range, this hinged family tent has a dome design that is super-simple to erect.

It is built for eight people, but we would recommend this tent for five of six people. It has measurements of 16 ft. x 7 ft. (4.87 m x 2 m), which is suitable for small families who don’t mind sharing one large room.  

The 3-season hinge tent is made from a polyester fabric that has been given the ‘WeatherTec System’ treatment. Covering a fibreglass frame, the tent is able to withstand light wind and rain.

You can create the hinge door in a matter of seconds – just slide the poles into the corresponding sleeves. The result is a strong door that allows for easy access in and out.  The only downside is that there is only one hinge door on this tent.

The Elite upgrade of this tent comes with an advanced LED light system. This 100 lumen ligh source provides enough brightness to enjoy night time activities and also prevent any accidents in the dark.

2. Coleman Cabin Tent with Instant Setup

Here we have an instant hinged door tent for small groups.

If you want to get set-up in a matter of minutes, then nothing comes close to this instant tent with hinged door. It has a square shape with a window on each side, which allows for a comfortable living space.

Typical from Coleman, the tent uses stiff poles to create the hinged door. It swings smoothly when people go in and out. The door doesn’t have the usual zip closure. It utilizes Velcro tabs, which allows you to burst out of the tent in seconds.

Those who need complete darkness when they sleep will appreciate the dark-rest material. This material is designed to reflect up to 90% of natural light, which means you can catch some sleep during the daylight hours or those sunny mornings.

We would recommend this tent for small groups of people. It is ideal for two adults and two small children. Four adults will be a bit of a tight squeeze.

So, when can you use this tent? Well, we recommend this as a summer hinged door tent. It has a ceiling that is completely made from mesh, which allows for superior airflow in hot conditions. The tent also comes with storage pockets for your essentials, ring for hanging a light, and E-cable port for easy-access electricity.

3. Coleman WeatherMaster 6 Person Screened Tent

Here we have a 6-person hinged door tent with WeatherTec.

Oh look… another Coleman tent! You can now see how much we love the Coleman tents, especially when it comes to affordable hinged door tents that won’t let you down.

The Coleman WeatherMaster is a 6-person hinged tent with screen room. It has a similar shape to the Montana, but it is slightly smaller and has a screen mesh area. It is a tall tent that measures 80” in height. The tent covers a total area of 99 ft², which is ideal for small families.

The screen area of this tent takes up 54 ft² of the room. This area allows you to view the scenery, but still stay protected from the elements and any bugs. You can enjoy your evening/morning meals in this area, or just use it for storage.

The tent comes with WeatherTec, which Coleman has designed to keep users dry in wet weather. This includes inverted seams, waterproof material, and bathtub floor. It’s great for light rain, but there are better tents on the market if you really want to stay 100% dry in torrential rain

The hinged door is created with a vertical pole that features other fibreglass poles. This results in a lightweight door that remains strong and ridged.

4. Russian Bear Winter Tent With Stove Included

If you want the best hinge door tent for winter, this is the one for you.

The rest of the tents in this guide are ideal for summer camping, so here is a hinged door tent for winter camping. Although pricey, Russian Bear make some fantastic tents for winter. The tent comes with a stove pipe to keep you warm during any arctic temperatures.

The tent looks a lot like an igloo, only it has a camouflage design instead of being completely white. This design makes the tent perfect for those who want to use their hinged door tent for hunting or fishing. It appears complex, but the tent can be set-up in a matter of minutes, thanks to the instant “pop up” design.

We appreciate that this tent comes with a number of window panels, which allows you to be fully immersed in nature, while still staying warm. In fact, these windows are quadruple-layered!


So, those are our most recommended hinge door tents on the market. There is many to choose from, so you need to consider a number of factors to find the best one for your specific needs. It is recommended to consider the tent size, weight, portability, and cost.

Every hinged tent in this review has made the list because it has passed our quality check. We have reviewed a range of types, which allows you to find a tent for your specific camping needs. For example, we love the Russian Bear as a hinged door tent for winter.