Best Cooling Tents Of 2021 For Hot Weather

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Last Updated On July 20, 2021

UPDATED: The Best Tent For Hot Weather Of 2021 – Roundup Reviews


Why You Need a Hot Weather Tent?

Camping in the middle of the summer or tropical climate can prove uncomfortable, with the tent frequently getting uncomfortably hot and airless. If you are the kind of camper that only goes camping in the summer months, it is wise to select a tent that has been designed to keep cool. In this review, we take a look at some of the best warm-weather tents we could find.

Our Favorite Hot Weather Tent of 2020

For sheer versatility, we liked the HEWOLF Pop Up Automatic Opening Tent. This HEWOLF has a separate rain fly that you can erect next to your tent, and it can be used as a lightweight shelter if it gets too hot. It also makes a nice shaded place to sit in the daytime—a well-designed fast setup tent due to its pop-up design.


Roundup Review Of Hot Weather Tents of 2020

1

Coleman Sundome 3 Person Tent

Dimensions

213cmx213cmx132cm” (LxWxH), Weight 8lbs, polyester , Coleman

Summary

You can buy this tent in blue or green polyester, a breathable material that offers a lot of weather protection. The rain fly also acts as a barrier to absorb the sun’s heat, leaving the tent itself much colder than it otherwise would. The tent also features a welded floor with inverted seams to prevent groundwater from entering the tent. The floor is made from 1000D Polyethylene.

Pitching the tent is easy and should take no more than ten minutes. The tent as well designed fiberglass poles

To be realistic, although marketed as a three-person tent, unless you want to be squeezed up close to other occupants, it serves better as a two-person tent. It will be substantially cooler with one fewer occupant.

Pro’s

  • Easy to set up, takes just 10 minutes
  • Well-designed ventilation system
  • Large windows and ground vents
  • Storage and e-Port

Con’s

  • Not big enough for three people unless squashed together
  • Some users report it can let rain in
  • Instructions not easy for a beginner; best to try out in the garden before your trip

2

HEWOLF 3 Person Pop Up Tent With Automatic Opening

Dimensions

281cmx281cmx167cm” (LxWxH), Weight 12.5bs, polyester , HEWOLF

Summary

If you are looking for a giant tent, this four-person tent is another easy setup model. The tent is a pop-up design that can be erected in seconds. Taking it down is equally simple. The tent is a hexagonal design, which provides a lot of storage space. Since we are talking tents for hot weather, I would suggest it is better for three, but it can manage four people. It is UV resistant and made of silver-coated polyester and oxford cloth. The outer layer can be used separately as a sun shelter or pavilion gives this tent more versatility than other models.

It’s a double-layer tent, and that outer-layer absorb the heat making the inside cooler. The tent has a mesh skylight with a removable rainfly so that you can take it off on hot nights.

Pro’s

  • Hydraulically powered set up does the work for you
  • Use the outer tent as a cold shelter separately from the inner tent
  • Double layered
  • Two big doors

Con’s

  • Poles could be stronger
  • Not so good in heavy rain

3

Amazon Basics Tent

Dimensions

270cmx200cmx150cm” (LxWxH), Weight 8.6lbs, Nylon, Amazon Basics

Summary

This is a budget-priced tent, possibly for people who camp very rarely and only in the peak of the summer. It is not the type of tent to take on a trip in the fall or spring, do not even think about winter camping. But since we are talking about Hot weather tents, that are perhaps irrelevant. The tent is a fraction of the price of the others we have reviewed, and it is probably more spacious as a four-person tent.

The tent has a tub type floor with inverted seams; the tent is made of coated polyester and has inverted seams. It has an e-Port, and the rain fly shelters the entrance to the tent. It is a good option for the occasional camper. They modified this tent’s design to offer more ventilation by adding mesh above the front door and added a rear window.

Pro’s

  • It is a very compact tent, suitable for summer weather
  • A lightweight tent for hiking
  • Spacious design
  • Cool in hot weather

Con’s

  • Flimsier than other tents reviewed
  • Not suitable for rain compared to others

4

Wakeman Outdoors 2-Person Dome Tent

Dimensions

144cmx195cmx101cm” (LxWxH), Weight 2.8lbs, Polyester RipStop with PU coating, Wakeman

Summary

Available in six colors, this ultra-budget priced tent is perfect for the occasional camper or festival-goer. Made from sturdy nylon material with zipper closure and a vast mesh door, it is a cool, lightweight tent, just perfect for summer camping. It is a two-person tent with a three and a half foot headroom. It has a storage pocket. The tent is very quick to set up and should take a maximum of five minutes to assemble. This tent is made for the summer and will not deal too well with lousy weather without adding a bigger rain fly. People have reported buying this as a one-off tent, not expecting it to survive much use, and been pleasantly surprised when it just kept going with no problems.

Pro’s

  • Incredibly lightweight, half the weight of some comparable tents
  • Packs up into compact space
  • A lightweight and lighter color reflects sunlight keeping it cooler
  • Waterproof floor
  • Incredible price

Con’s


5

Winterial 6-7 Person Teepee Tent

Dimensions

365cmx365cmx243cm” (LxWxH), Weight 15.8lbs, Polyester, Winterval

Summary

This unusual design is a real eye-catcher, and at festivals, it stands out from the sea of other tents. First of all, the design of the tent is perfect for keeping cool. Hot air rises and will leave the tent through the open top. It has two large doors for a flow of air in the day. You should be able to set this tent up in around 5 minutes. It says it is seven-person, but I think you are looking at five maximum in real use. The tent is waterproof and has a waterproof tarp floor. The tent’s main issue is that there is a gap between the rain cap and the hole in the tent’s top, which allows insects easy access. One user resolved this quite quickly by seeing in a mesh at the top, problem solved! Large windows with covers on the inside that roll down, so there is no need to go outside.

Pro’s

  • Excellent in warm weather as hot air rises and goes straight out of the open-top (covered by rain cap)
  • A 6-foot guy can stand tall in the middle and place arms above his head; it’s tall.
  • Easy to setup

Con’s

  • No mesh under the rain cap, so creepy crawlies can enter.
  • Smaller than advertised, is 10’x 10’inside.

6

OneTigris Backwoods Bungalow Ultralight Bushcraft Shelter

Dimensions

243cmx121mx111cm” (LxWxH), Weight 1lb, polyester, Tigris

Summary

This tent weighs less than one pound and is an entirely different concept to all of the other tents in this review. The tent has no poles and only strings between two trees and hangs. It has a double-layered door; the outer layer can be tied so that it makes an awning leaving just a mesh door inside to keep out the bugs but allow lots of air to enter the tent. It is almost like sleeping outdoors, except you are protected from the elements and bugs. If you prefer, it is possible to use two walking poles instead of hanging the tent and provision is made for them.

You may think it would struggle with wind and rain, but in fact, it is remarkably secure when appropriately hung, and the material used is 1500mm waterproof. The zips are a unique snag-free design, and the tent also featured specially reinforced stitching. The mesh door rolls up, and there is a point for attaching a lantern. For added ventilation, there is a rear bottom air vent if you need it.

If you are looking for something simple, easy to setup, and perfect for camping in the woods, then this is it.

This is my favorite tent, but I had to select it as the second-best of the bunch because of its unconventional design.

Pro’s

  • Lots of ventilation
  • Simple to erect with plenty of interior space
  • Quality build with 75D Nylon
  • Ultra Lightweight, weighs less than a pound.
  • No poles to carry.

Con’s

  • Need trees unless you bring along walking poles, although you could improvise with and suitable branches.
  • Not enough tent pegs were provided.

Things To Consider Before Before Buying A Hot Weather Tent

How much space does the tent offer?

When buying any tent, that amount of space will be significant; however, when it comes to a tent for hot weather, as if you are squashed together in the tent, it will feel much hotter and make it seem more stuffy.

It is usually a good idea to buy a tent slightly larger than you need. For example, for two people, buy a three-person tent.

Weight

If you plan to do any hiking, then the tent’s weight takes on a lot of importance. However, if you are camping with your car or truck, then the weight will not be a consideration.

How much ventilation does the tent offer?

Another primary consideration is the amount of ventilation that is possible with the tent. Choose a tent that has multiple windows. These windows should have covers that can be rolled up or down, depending on the weather. Large door(s) is also a feature that can make the tent cooler. Two doors are ideal as you can create a flow of air through the tent during the day. Ideally, the tent will have several vents to increase airflow.

What About UV Protection?

Do not think that you are not subject to UV light just because you are in the tent. Some tents are constructed with material that has UV protection built-in.

FAQs

What are the essential features of a hot weather tent?

The most important thing to consider when looking for a hot weather tent is the ventilation option. You need to be able to expel all that nasty hot hair to maintain comfort.

Can I save money by just opening the windows on my regular tent?

Yes, of course, but does it have enough big widows to make this viable? Is the material UV protective, and is there a double layer, so the outer layer absorbs the sun’s heat?

Are canvass tents suitable for hot weather?

Canvass tents, because they are thicker, protect the interior from the sun more. They will beat equivalent synthetic material tents, but you will, of course, pay the price with the weight of the tent.

What disadvantages are there with hot weather tents?

Because they are designed for hot weather, they are not designed to keep cold weather out, and you will probably find them too cold for use in the autumn or winter. It just depends on whether you are a four-season camper or not.

Final Thoughts

Several different style tents for summer camping

Summer tents are something we don’t often think about. But let’s be realistic, how many people go camping in midwinter compared to the summer. Most beginners especially will tend to camp during the summer and festival season. In those situations keeping cool and avoiding being airless is the primary consideration. The tents in this review all have excellent ventilation and are just perfect for the summer.

I don’t know why tent manufacturers have such an unrealistic person rating on their tents. It is very rare that you can fit in the number of campers that they claim in a real situation. Nearly always, you have to be realistic and expect a three-person tent to be suitable for two people and so on.