I absolutely love stargazing the clear night sky while in the great outdoors.
It’s even better when I’m with the family, because we can experience it all together.
Quality time is highly important in this day and age. There are so many distractions stopping us from bonding with our loved ones.
I’m thankful that my family and I enjoy camping because it means we get that all-important quality time that we struggle to get in our normal lives.
Here’s 18 of the best stargazing tents I’ve come across thus far.
Enjoy, fellow campers!
1. Marmot Limelight 2P Tent
What makes the Marmot Limelight 2P Tent stand out from its competitors?
The steep wall construction and comfortable living area.
It provides full stargazing views and even a little panoramic views thanks to the mesh material on the walls.
The rain fly has been proven by many users to resist rain like a boss (doesn’t leak whatsoever) and stand strong in high wind conditions.
It has a length of 7.3 feet so also makes a great choice for tall people!
[Read: Tents for tall people]
2. Eureka Spitfire Solo Tent
On the less expensive side lies the Eureka Spitfire Solo Tent.
It’s known for its incredible interior size and peak height even though it’s a solo tent.
Because of the “livable” construction, it makes a great choice for tall people.
It’s super easy to set up, has amazing waterproofing and doesn’t budge in high winds.
All these features make it a no-brainer for stargazing the clear night sky. Oh yeah, did I mention the only downside is the low quality stakes?
Purchase better stakes and you’ve got yourself a high quality tent at a cheap price!
3. Marmot Tungsten 3P Tent
Floor Size: 8.2 x 5.5 feet
Height: 3.8 feet
Minimum Weight: 5.15 pounds
Packaged Weight: 6.5 pounds
So now we’re going back up in price, however, that’s because it’s a 3-person tent that’s easy to pitch, possesses a “livable” construction much like the Limelite 2P and very durable, meaning it lasts for many years.
The mesh roof and walls are on an angle which is quite a unique approach if you ask me.
This allows you to face the wall with more mesh to the best views while still being able to view the night sky when the weather’s fine.
It’s a great option since it houses 3 people max, so share the experience with your loved ones too!
4. NEMO Blaze 2P Tent
So I was blown away after first reviewing the NEMO Blaze 2P Tent and still am.
It’s has its cons such as the delicate floor (footprint sold separately) and unreliable vestibules, however, it is STILL the lightest and most livable 2-person tent on the market!
It combats rain and wind like a charm and makes the perfect choice for extended wilderness excursions.
In addition, it’s packed with many great features but my favorite has to be the mesh ceiling for stargazing views and steep wall construction for enhanced livability.
5. Big Agnes Fly Creek 1 Platinum Tent
The Big Agnes Fly Creek 1 Platinum Tent is actually one of the lightest solo tents on the market.
It has full mesh material on the walls and ceiling so you can view the surrounding areas AND the night sky at the same time!
The many features include: eco-friendly poles, extremely strong stakes, storage pocket and vestibule.
The fabric is a little fragile so may not be the best choice if you’re a “rough” camper, however, it still fits this list due to the many reasons outlined above.
6. CORE 6 Person Instant Cabin Tent
The CORE 6 Person Instant Cabin Tent is easily one of the most purchased 6-person tents I’ve reviewed thus far.
It’s best suited for families or a group of campers since it’s really large (11 x 9 feet with a 6 foot center height!).
CORE provide amazing water-repellent fabrics so no rain gets inside. The CORE 6 even stays stable in tough winds.
The only con is the small zippers, which is good considering the size and price of this thing.
Other than that this 6-person tent performs like a beast and even includes a 60-second instant setup feature.
7. Nemo Galaxi 2P Tent
What I like about the Nemo Galaxi 2P Tent is that it’s SO simple yet very effective at the same time.
There are full stargazing views and even panoramic views due to the mesh material covering the walls.
The stakes are very strong so there’s no need to purchase others, it’s easy to set up, includes 2 doors for ultimate convenience and has a long length, making it perfect for tall people.
It stands up in strong winds and performs flawlessly in the rain.
It may be a little heavier than other 2-person tents, but a great purchase nonetheless.
8. Kelty Grand Mesa 4 Tent
I reviewed the Kelty Grand Mesa 4 Tent when I first started my site, and I must say it still holds a solid 4.5 star rating.
It can be pitched in 5 minutes or less, the zippers are high quality and handles rain and wind flawlessly.
It is a lot more affordable than other tents mentioned so a great choice for people on a smaller budget.
I’m a big fan of this tent for the simple reason that it offers everything you need and only possesses 2 MINOR cons.
9. CORE 9 Person Instant Cabin Tent
Although a little similar than the CORE 6, the CORE 9 deserves a place in this list too.
This one also has trouble with the zippers but is much bigger and includes 2 doors for more convenience.
It keeps the rain out without fail and performs beyond expectations in strong winds.
The many features include: 60-second setup, advance venting system, 2 doors for cross-flow ventilation and mesh material for combating condensation.
Just remove the rain fly on calm nights and you can have an unobstructed view of the starry night sky above 🙂
10. Kelty TN3 Tent
The Kelty TN3 Tent has a great design with a massive interior space for 3 people.
It is high quality for the price and fits the list perfectly thanks to the full mesh ceiling and walls!
I’ve found that it has a thin rain fly and floor but was done purposely to reduce the weight. It’s a tight fit for anyone over 6′ 2″.
But other than that I absolutely love the Kelty TN3 Tent.
It’s packed with many great features – my favorite is the vertical walls.
11. ALPS Mountaineering Zephyr 1 Person Tent
An absolute gem if you ask me!
The ALPS Mountaineering Zephyr 1 Person Tent is highly wind and waterproof.
It includes widened walls with a tall center height for big and tall people and full mesh walls and roof for stargazing the starry night sky in the warmer months.
It is incredibly affordable for what it offers and the reason why I’ve included it in this list.
Yes there is a rain fly for when it rains AND a large vestibule for storing your equipment, which is a great idea for backpackers.
12. ALPS Mountaineering Mystique 1.0 Tent
This is one of the few 3-season tents that can ACTUALLY handle minor snowfall!
It has no condensation buildup thanks to the amazing ventilation and 2 doors that can be left open during the day to keep it cool (cross-flow ventilation is great!).
However, it does have its bad side which is the small vestibules and non-freestanding design.
But other than that, it performs beyond expectations and you will not have any trouble in torrential rain or high winds.
13. Kelty Trail Ridge 6 Tent
Kelty never cease to amaze me with the quality of their tents, making the Kelty Trail Ridge 6 Tent one of the best 6-person tents when it comes to weatherproofing.
The dome-shaped structure allows it to combat strong winds much better than cabin-styled tents and performs amazingly in the rain.
The giant vestibule at the front means you can keep all your equipment at bay in case of a sudden storm or remove the rain fly and watch the galaxy above thanks to the full mesh roof.
It is not overly expensive nor too cheap, but in a good price range for serious star watchers!
14. Big Agnes Copper Spur UL3 Tent
This is only a 3-season tent but it performs like a best in the great outdoors.
Big Agnes has released some amazing tents over the years, and this is one of them.
It includes a full mesh roof when you want to view the stars, a fast and light setup, ENHANCED livability due to the steep walls and even 2 doors.
It is just so feature-packed and handles the elements without fail.
It’s found to withstand torrential rain, extremely high winds and even hail. Yes it’s on the expensive side but makes up for it with everything it offers.
15. Wenzel Evergreen Tent
Although the Wenzel Evergreen Tent has kind of a bad name for performing in the rain and wind, just hear me out and look at that view from inside the tent.
I’ve reviewed this tent in the past and found it to possess wind and water-resistant problems.
It can keep rain out, but when it gets heavy it will leak.
However, that simply does not matter if you’re using it for stargazing only, which is why I’ve included it on this list.
It’s packed with many great features, it is roomy and much cheaper than other stargazing tents I’ve mentioned.
16. Big Agnes Copper Spur UL4
Even though this tent has some weak materials (floor), Big Agnes has created a footprint to protect the bottom.
Just like the 2-person version, this one handles rain and strong wind extremely well and includes the mesh roof and walls for stargazing.
It’s very lightweight for a 4-person tent and makes a great choice for backpacking, especially extended trips with your camping buddies.
All in all, there’s many great features and the pros far outweigh the small cons.
17. Coleman Hooligan 2 Backpacking Tent
The Coleman Hooligan 2 Backpacking Tent might be on the cheaper side, but I mean, just look at all that MESH!
It’s highly affordable and I’ve actually classed it as the best 2-person tent for the price bracket.
It costs a mere 50 bucks but has absolutely no trouble keeping out torrential rain.
Also, when pitched correctly (don’t rush this step) it can handle some pretty strong winds.
Coleman haven’t skimped on the features either. It includes a very large door, rain fly, a one-pole design and Coleman’s Weather Tec System.
A great tent, worth every penny.
18. Winterial Single Person Tent
Another cheap tent at a great price is the Winterial Single Person Tent.
It’s a bad option for tall people and has a small vestibule but definitely makes up for it in other areas.
The Winterial can be pitched in a few minutes and doesn’t leak in torrential rain nor will it budge in high winds thanks to the low-profile design.
I was first blown away by the price after initially reviewing it, as it has so much to offer.
My opinion still stands as I think it is a MARVELOUS tent that’s high value for money.
Definitely good for stargazing as well.
All of these tents work extremely well and have no trouble with the rain or wind, except the Wenzel Evergreen.
Apart from that, every tent mentioned here have the absolute best stargazing views and the reason why they’ve made my list.
Now you’re probably wondering what my recommendation is.
That would be the CORE 6 Person Instant Cabin Tent, because why not?
It’s my best-selling 6-person tent and has ample room for the whole family to enjoy.
Well thanks for reading.
What tent do you like the most? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.