There are hundreds of different products and features out there. So if you're looking for the best 4 person tent, picking the right one can be tricky. To make things super easy, we've performed over twenty 4 person tent reviews and picked the very best one. It's called the Survival Hax Pop Up and is an all-around excellent four man tent (pardon the gender-specific language but that's what it's often called). Now: The Survival Hax offers you very similar features to the superb but expensive Mountainsmith Genesee. However, you'll be able to get it at a very low price, making it the perfect choice for your next adventures. Let's talk details!
The Mountainsmith Genesee is an excellent tent from a trusted outdoor brand name. It offers all the features you would expect from a pricey brand product but (you guessed it) also a big brand price tag. We'd recommend it to people looking for a little extra floor area, although you should ask yourself if those few extra inches are worth the additional money.
The Survival Hax Pop Up might not carry a well-known brand name, but don't let that hold you back. This is one of the best 4 person tents we've come across. It provides virtually the same features and experience as the expensive Mountainsmith Genessee - and at the same time a very attractive price point. So if you are looking for a cheap tent that works great, we highly recommend it.
The Mountainsmith Genesee, surprisingly for its high price, doesn't feature automatic setup. Auto-setup allows you to just throw the tent and watch it unfold by itself.
The Survival Hax Pop Up might be cheap, but it does feature a very well-designed automatic setup system. Just throw it in the air and it will construct itself in a few seconds.
The Genesee offers excellent water and moisture protection. It's fully waterproof so you can use it in the rain.
The Survival Hax tent is also fully waterproof. It stood up very well against rain, mist, and more in all of our tests.
The Mountainshmith is rated as a three season tent, meaning it offers excellent protection against rain but not snow. The tent worked very well in all weather that we tested it in.
The Survival Hax offers the same, three season rating. It works very well, even in heavy rain but is not designed for winter. In short, this is an excellent three season tent.
The Genessee weights 6.7 pounds, which is a good weight but definitely on the heavier side. We perfer 4 person tents to be below 5 pounds, if possible, for easier storage on hikes.
The cheap tent wins yet another comparison: It weighs and excellent and very low 3.5 pounds. That's perfect even for longer backpacking trips and traveling. A lower weight is always smart.
The Mountainsmith Genesee offers two doors, which is great if you want to get up at night without having to disturb your tent mates.
The Survival Hax Pop Up also features double doors (one on the front and one in the back). It's an ideal setup.
The Genessee measures 8 x 7 x 4.25 inches. That's a generous amount of space for four people (resulting in more weight).
The Pop Up measures 6.5 x 6.5 x 4.25 feet. You'll be able to comfortably fit four people and the tent is lightweight, too.