Needing a Family Tent? Take a Look at the Marmot Halo
There are a couple of different reasons for looking at investing in a new family sized tent. The obvious reason is because of a growing family and the need for additional space for the whole family.
The other reason you may want to consider a family sized tent is to provide a spacious tent that is just for the kids. When they are all a little bit older, about 6 years and up, it might seem quite reasonable to give them their own tent that doubles as both sleeping space and play/rec room. The adults can sleep in their own tent and everyone is happy.
This is why we decided to invest in the Marmot Halo 6 person tent and after doing much research we couldn’t be happier with our decision.
The Marmot Halo offers about 100 square feet of space and lots of headroom. Adults can easily stand up straight inside which is also perfect for the kids to really stretch out.
This is a big tent, not for the faint of heart but is a breeze to set up and can be done alone but is better with two. We can easily set this tent up with one adult and one of our kids to help out.
The Halo offers a full coverage fly and two doors with two vestibules. The fly is fully seamed and tapes preventing any wet weather from getting inside. We place a small outdoor rug inside the vestibule area for any wet or dirty gear to help keep the inside of the tent clean.
Another great design feature are the ground level side vents to allow cooler air in and the mesh top allows the warmer and moist air to escape keeping the inside of the tent as dry as possible. Aiding this important feature are the adjustable vents on the fly.
There are numerous inside pockets to keep all your things off the ground and organized, an important point with kids and all their “stuff”. There is also a centre hanging loop which we use to hang a battery powered light from to use at nighttime while the kids are settling into bed.
Set up of this three season tent is easy with the DAC tent poles which are approximately 15% lighter than aluminum poles but equal in strength. We have yet to have any tent pole incidents and when the kids are helping assemble you know they need to be pretty durable.
At approximately 19 pounds this tent isn’t one you’ll take backpacking but is perfect for family camping trips.