Whether you are looking for a large family tent with a porch or simply looking for some comfort, porch tents are a great choice. A tent with a screen room offers many benefits, therefore, it’s quickly becoming a trend amongst larger groups of wilderness adventurers as well as families.

The porch area is a great feature and nowadays, you can find many tent types with incorporated screen porches. As we know that there are as many preferences as there are people, in our guide we will discuss various types of tents with porches.

These include the following tent types:

  • Dome style tent;
  • Cabin tent;
  • Freestanding or semi-standing tents.

While choosing the best tents with a porch area in 2020, we took into consideration the size of the tents. Therefore, we’ll see the best camping tents with porches of the most popular sizes – 2 man, 4 man, 6 man, and 8 man tents. But before that, let’s see what you should take into consideration before buying a tent with a porch area.

Tents with porch – what to look for?

There are several things you need to look for when buying such tents. In general, most tent listicles will use either the term screened room or screened porch. A screened tent, on the other hand, can be used to describe both types of a tent with a screen porch. A screened porch is usually used when the porch area is quite distinct from the tent itself while screened rooms are mostly used for porch areas that are incorporated in the body of the tent.

Furthermore, you should also check the functionality that the tent offers. Most of the tents will have the following features:

  • extra space protected from insects;
  • additional shelter area either fully closed or partly away from the rain;
  • extra storage space.

Furthermore, one of the most important things to check is the hydrostatic head rating. In other words, how waterproof is your tent. We recommend looking for at least 3000mm – it is good enough to deal with some heavy rain. Although buying a sturdier tent will also mean that you will be investing more in order to provide a more reliable base for your adventures.

You might also want to consider how insulated is your tent. If you are planning to camp when it’s cold outside, check if the tent has any extra insulation features for cold weather camping.

So, by taking these factors into consideration, we have chosen the best tents with porch area by customer reviews and functionality.

Here is our list of customers’ favorite tents with a screen porch.

Best 2 man tents with porch

2 man tents with porch are extremely versatile. Although offering space only for 2 people, 2 man tents with a screen porch are excellent for travelers who enjoy being lightweight while having extra shelter for their gear. We recommend you to consider one of the following tents with a porch.

Vango Scafell 200 – 2 person tent

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Vango Scafell 200 is a great choice for the price. It is well made, sturdy, and lightweight, therefore, it is our top choice for this category. This three-season tent has a tunnel design with two poles. This makes the set-up really easy and fast. Furthermore, the tent has a breathable polyester inner with mesh that offers good ventilation.

The tent has a good head height and it is spacious enough for two people. It is extended by the front porch that gives enough space to store some of the gear. However, the screen area doesn’t have any floor coverage.


  • Lightweight
  • Easy and fast set-up
  • Sturdy
  • Good ventilation


  • The porch area has no floor coverage

ALPS Mountaineering Zephyr – 2 person tent

2 man tent with porch

This 2 man tent with porch by ALPS is lightweight and easy to set up. Although it has only two poles, it is constructed in a way that allows withstanding even the harshest of weather conditions.

It is durable and has a porch area for extra storage. The mesh inside offers great ventilation and keeps the inside cool.


  • Easy to set up
  • Lightweight
  • Handles condensation well


  • Not suitable for cold weather

Wild Country Zephyros – 2 person tent

camping tent with porch

Zephyros by Wild Country is another great tent with great functionality. It is lightweight, easy to set up, and comes with two doors. Furthermore, it is waterproof and has a competitive retail price for the performance it offers.

The tent also has a decently sized porch area where you can store your gear. It is spacious for one person and a bit tight for two.


  • Good-sized porch area
  • Easy to set-up


  • Tight for two people

Best 4 man tents with porch

4 man tents with porch are great for smaller families or travelers that enjoy some extra space both inside and in the screen area. After checking all of the most popular choices made by buyers with the best reviews, we came up with this list of 4 person family tents with porch.

NTK Indy GT – 4 person tent

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NTK Indy GT one of the best 4 man tent with screen porch available on the market today. The tent, as well as the porch area, is waterproof so you won’t have to worry about rain ruining your holidays.

One of the best things that we like about this tent with a porch is that it is spacious. There is enough room for 4 people and even more, if the porch area is used as well. Furthermore, it has a double layer providing full coverage. The mesh inside can be used separately on warm days. Its poles are durable and flexible, offering a sturdy construction.


  • Both – tent and porch are waterproof
  • Removable porch groundsheet
  • Easy set-up


  • Low headroom

Field & Stream Wilderness Lodge – 4 person tent

Field & Stream Wilderness Lodge is a great alternative to the NTK Indy. It also has a double layer, meaning that the inside is made from mesh that can be used separately on warm days. The floor of the inner tent extends vertically making it impossible for the rain to leak inside the tent.

The porch area of this tent is wide enough for chairs and you can easily set it up by attaching the rainfly. However, there is no coverage on the floor of the screen room.


  • Large headspace
  • Spacious porch
  • Full-coverage rainfly


  • The porch area has no floor coverage

Coleman Carlsbad – 4 person tent

4 man tent with porch

This 4 man tent with porch has some unique features that other tents don’t offer. It is made using the Dark Room technology meaning that the sunlight won’t penetrate as much and will be blocked at some level. This, of course, means having the advantage of a few extra hours to sleep in.

Coleman Carlsbad comes with a separate screen porch. However, unlike the rest of the tent, the screen room is not waterproof. The rest of the tent is designed to withstand heavy rain. Furthermore, it is a bit higher than the average tent in this category.


  • Good ventilation
  • Welded floors for extra rain protection
  • Blocks sunlight and heat


  • The screen room is not waterproof

Kusport ZP05 Hydraulic – 4 person tent

We chose this tent with a porch as one of the best in the category because of its unique hydraulic design and its sturdiness. The hydraulic design makes the set-up really easy and fast. Furthermore, the tent has a LED light included in the price.

The porch area is covered and has a floor, therefore, it is waterproof just like the rest of the tent.


  • Easy to set up
  • Waterproof porch area
  • LED light


  • Offers the least space from the 4 man tents in the list

Best 6 man tents with porch

6 man tents with porch is a great choice for families or for groups of travelers that enjoy spending their time together in the wilderness while having some comfort. After evaluating customer favorites, we came up with this list of 6 person camping tents with porch.

Coleman Dome Tent with screen room – 6 person tent

6 men tent with porch

Among all 6 man tents with a porch on the market, the Coleman Dome Tent with screen room is our favorite pick based on customer reviews, price, and functionality. It’s a versatile tent with a great design developed to make you feel as comfortable as possible.

Its build ensures protection against strong winds while offering a waterproof inner room that will keep dry even during the heaviest rain. However, the screen room itself is not protected from the rain. Its reasonable price, great functionality, and design make it the best value for money on the market.


  • Great value for the price
  • Waterproof
  • Easy to set up
  • Screen room with a footprint


  • The screen room is not protected from rain

NTK Indy GT XL – 6 person tent

Another great 6 man tent with a porch is Indy GT by NTK. Unlike the Coleman 6 person tent, Indy GT offers a waterproof inside as well as the screened room itself. Furthermore, you can open the screen room and extend it into an awning by using the included poles.

The mesh material enables a wide overview of all sides when you remove the rainfly. So you could be enjoying the great views all day round.


  • Waterproof both inside and in the screen room
  • The door can be transformed into an awning
  • Mesh material provides great ventilation and view
  • You can easily stand up


  • Uses sleeves instead of clips to attach to the poles
  • Set-up is time-consuming

Best 8 man tents with porch

8 man tents with porch are best for larger families or groups of travelers. While offering both space and comfort, these family tents with porch are great for both – gatherings in the wilderness and extended overnight garden parties. We are sure that by choosing one of these you won’t be disappointed. Here is our list of user favorite and best-rated 8 person camping tents with screen porch.

Wenzel Klondike – 8 person tent

family tent

Klondike by Wenzel is a spacious three-season tent. The standing area in the tent is six and a half feet, therefore, most people can stand up in the tent. Furthermore, it has a spacious screen area that can fit a small camping table. The screen area has a mesh that will protect you from insects. However, the screen area will protect you from the rain only partially.

Although the tent is meant for 8 people, it can get a bit tight if all of its capacity is used.


  • Built-in gear loft


  • Tight for 8 people

Wenzel Grandview – 9 person tent

camping tent with porch

This 9 person tent with a screen porch is spacious both inside and in the porch area. The inside is about 107 square feet (10 m²), while the screen porch is about 40 square feet (3.7 m²). Furthermore, the screen area has walls and a covered floor, making it suitable as an extra space for sleeping.

The tent area is suitable for standing and it has 5 windows making the tent cozy and pleasant.


  • Tall
  • 5 windows
  • Spacious


  • The screen area is not waterproof

Thank you for reading. We hope that you will be able to find the perfect tent with a porch area for your needs within our list of handpicked best camping tents with porch. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below.

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Veronika Prilucka

Hi there, my name is Veronika and I am the creator and editor of this site. My hobbies include hiking, skiing, camping, backpacking, and challenging myself. With this blog, I'm sharing my knowledge to encourage other people to get outdoors more often.