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Ozark Trail 8 Person Tent Options

Ozark Trail 8 Person tent

Last Updated on August 10, 2020

Ozark Trail 8 Person Family Tent with Mud Mat

The Ozark Trail 8 Person Family Tent with Mud Mat is our favorite Ozark Trail 8 person tent.  These are car camping tents designed for the family in mind. If you camp occasionally in nice to mild weather, these tents are a great pick. With a tent height at 74″ in the middle, standing up to change and move around is easy.  The total footprint of the tent is 16′ long by 8′ wide, which is large for an 8 person tent.   A removable center room divider allows for privacy or remove it to create one large 115 square foot room. The two D-shaped front doors provide separate exit/entry from either room. The five XL windows are for cross ventilation and a mesh roof for star gazing on clear nights. A front mud mat helps keep the interior clean.  The spaciousness and conveniences of this tent are hard to pass up for the price. The tent is large and can fit 2 queen air mattresses and sleeps 8 people in sleeping bags.  However, we recommend this tent for a family of 4 or 5 people.  This tent is a dome shape which provides extra stability on windy days or during storms.

Full List of Specifications for This Tent:

  • Sleeps 8
  • Floor size: 16’x8′
  • 74″ center height
  • 115 sq ft
  • Fits 2 queen air mattresses
  • 2 rooms with separate doors provide easy access
  • 5 windows provide cross ventilation
  • Media Pocket
  • Multiple Convenience pockets and Gear Loft to store small items
  • Carry Dimensions: 25.5″x8.75″x8.75″
  • Carry weight: 17.6 lbs.

Ozark Trail 8 Person Dome Tent

Next up on our list is the Ozark Trail 8 Person Dome tent.  This tent has the same specs as our top pick, but the previous option seems to be a more current model.  Again, these are car camping tents designed for the family in mind. If you camp occasionally in nice to mild weather, these tents are a great pick. With a tent height at 74″ in the middle, standing up to change and move around is easy.  The total footprint of the tent is 16′ long by 8′ wide, which is large for an 8 person tent.   A removable center room divider allows for privacy or remove it to create one large 115 square foot room. The two D-shaped front doors provide separate exit/entry from either room. The five XL windows are for cross ventilation and a mesh roof for star gazing on clear nights. A front mud mat helps keep the interior clean.  The spaciousness and conveniences of this tent are hard to pass up for the price. The tent is large and can fit 2 queen air mattresses and sleeps 8 people in sleeping bags. However, we recommend this tent for a family of 4 or 5 people.  This tent is a dome shape which provides extra stability on windy days or during storms.

Full List of Specifications for This Tent:

  • Sleeps 8
  • 74″ center height
  • 115 sq ft
  • Fits 2 queen air mattresses
  • 2 rooms with separate doors provide easy access
  • 5 windows provide cross ventilation
  • Dimensions: 16′ x 8′ x 6’2″
  • 1-year limited warranty

Ozark Trail Weatherbuster Dome Tent with Built-In Mud Mat

If you like the Ozark Trail tents in this size category, but you’re worried about a tent that will withstand harsher weather, consider the Ozark Trail Weatherbuster tent. This tent is specifically designed to protect recreational campers from the elements with included taped fly seams and reverse slope windows to keep the rain out.  With a tent height at 76″ in the middle, standing up to change and move around is easy.  The total footprint of the tent is 18′ long by 10′ wide which is slightly larger than a typical 8 person tent.  A front mud mat helps keep the interior clean.  The spaciousness and conveniences of this tent are hard to pass up for the price. The tent is large and can fit 3 queen air mattresses and sleeps 9 people in sleeping bags. However, we recommend this tent for a family of 4 or 5 people.  This tent is a dome shape and has 3 guy ropes which provides extra stability on windy days or during storms.

Full List of Specifications for This Tent:

  • Fits 3 queen air mattresses or 9 people in sleeping bags
  • Covered entryway provides a protected entrance into tent and reverse slope windows allow side windows to be open while raining
  • 1  Easy access D-style door has a window that zips for privacy or rolls down for increased ventilation
  • 1 E-port for convenient electrical cord access
  • 1 movable hanging media pocket holds a tablet for group viewing
  • Color-coded poles and pole sleeves make set up quick and easy
  • 4 windows and a mesh ceiling provide cross-ventilation while keeping the bugs out
  • A mesh roof provides excellent star-gazing opportunities and extra ventilation
  • X-frame and 3 guy ropes enhance wind stability.
  • Removable fly with taped seams for weather protection
  • Packed inside a convenient-to-carry duffle with expandable bottom
  • An attached mud mat helps to keep the inside of your tent clean and dry
  • This tent is easy to assemble with a pin & ring frame attachment system

Ozark Trail 8 Person Family Cabin Tent with Screen Porch

The Ozark Trail 8 Person Family Cabin Tent is one of the easiest 8 person tents to setup. The poles are all color codes, making it super simple to put together.  With easy setup, the tent is secured to the ground properly and you have little to worry about with setting up such a nice roomy tent. We recommend this tent for people looking for easy setup in a large tent.  With a tent height at over 7 feet in the middle, and a screened entry area for bugs, the conveniences of this tent are hard to pass up for the price.  The tent is large and can fit 2 queen air mattresses and sleeps 8 people in sleeping bags. However, we recommend 4-6 people with extra room for gear in the screened porch area. This tent also features a front screen porch area for bug-free outdoor enjoyment.  Their isn’t a floor for the screen area so take that into consideration.  Cabin tents usually do not do as well as dome tents in windy or severe weather, so take that into account. We recommend this tent for family camping and car camping.

Full List of Specifications for This Tent:

  • Large screen porch for open-air living space
  • Sleeps 8 comfortably in a generous amount of tent space
  • 7’2″ center height for convenient head clearance; no need to stay hunched over in the tent
  • Gabled roof to allow rain to roll right off in either direction
  • Storage pockets and hanging corner shelf for plenty of organized storage space inside
  • Cabin tent with screen porch includes wheeled carrying bag for easy transport
  • Dimensions: 132″L x 144″W x 84″H
  • Weight: 45.86 lbs

Ozark Trail 8 Person Instant Hexagon Cabin Tent

The Ozark Trail 8 Person Instant Hexagon Cabin Tent is one of the easiest 8 person tents to setup. The poles are pre-attached to the tent so there is no pole assembly required, just unfold and extend. Setup is easily less than 10 minutes. Additional setup time for the rainfly is needed which includes steel spikes. We recommend this tent for people looking for easy setup in a large tent.  Cabin tents usually do not do as well as dome tents in windy or severe weather, so take that into account. We recommend this tent for family camping and car camping.  The tent is large and can fit 2 queen air mattresses and sleeps 8 people in sleeping bags. However, we recommend 4-5 people, leaving room for gear.

Full List of Specifications for This Tent:

  • Easy setup with the innovated instant frame design
  • No assembly required, poles pre-attached to tent
  • Sleeps 8, fits 2 queen air mattresses
  • Includes rainfly with factory sealed seams to keep you dry on those rainy nights
  • Spacious interior and 7 large windows for great ventilation and picturesque views
  • Electrical cord access for easy connection to lighting and accessories
  • Carry bag included for easy transportation and storage
  • Measures: 15′ x 13′
  • Center height: 80″

Important Considerations for Ozark Trail Camping Tents

Weather Performance – Many of the Ozark Trail tents on our list were designed to perform well when the weather is nice outside.  We recommend them as an excellent choice for car camping where you have quick access to your car if severe weather comes your way.  For these Ozark Trail Tents, we recommend some add-ons we feel will help make your experience better:

  1. Waterproofing – It make a huge difference even if just a shower or rain starts.  Follow our instructions for Water Proof Tent Basics to weatherproof your Ozark Trail tents.  Products we recommend are:
      1. Seam Grip Sealant with Applicator
      2. Kenyon Seam Sealer 4 Pack (get 2 for large tents, you’ll need extra)
      3. Atsko Silicone Water-Guard
      4. Scotchgard Outdoor Water Shield
  2. Extra Tent Stakes – Most tents come with them, but they get bent or lost or sometimes the tent actually doesn’t include them.  Get some extra tents stakes and keep them with your camping gear.  Our recommendations are below:
      1. Eurmax Galvanized Non-Rust Tent Stakes – A good set of stakes at a great price
      2. Spofine Camping Accessories Kit – Includes: 1-Lightweight (0.84lb) Camping Hammer, 10-Aluminum Tent Stakes, 4-13ft Nylon Rope, 4-Metal Rope Adjusters. Comes packaged in an individual collection bag.

Value – You can still get quality while saving money and our top Ozark Trail tent picks represent value and a nice combination of good quality, durability, and price. Our other options should be considered based on your specific needs and how much money you are willing to spend to meet those requirements.

Comfort – If you are looking at family camping tents and car camping tents, you are most likely considering camping with your family or a small group. The comfort of your group is going to be important at the end of a long day of activities or if bad weather ruins your day. You might consider getting a tent with an extra 2 person capacity. Also consider the number of vestibules and their size to store all your gear outside of the tent while still being protected from the elements.