Wenzel Camping Tents

Here you have my selection of the best Wenzel camping tents that are currently available on the market, all very affordable and easy to use shelters for family camping.

I wonder if you know that Wenzel brand was established more that 140 years ago, more precisely in 1877, in St. Louis, Missouri. They usually do not have many tents on the market but their tents tend to stay around for years. You will see one example of this kind in the list below.


My list of best Wenzel tents

The tents in the list are ordered by the floored area from smaller to larger:

 

The list includes dome and extended dome tents, and cabin-style tents. Both groups have their advantages and disadvantages as you will realize from the descriptions below.

I hope you will love the products I present below, I choose only the best that is on the market, those that I can fully recommend, and present them here in the site. Just a heads up that as an associate of Amazon and other sellers, I may earn some commission from qualifying purchases of products bought via links on this page, at no additional cost for you.


1. Wenzel Tamarack 6 Person Dome Tent

Wenzel Tamarack 6 Person Dome Tent.
Wenzel Tamarack 6 Person Dome Tent.

Here you have a very affordable dome-type shelter. It is very easy to use and fully freestanding. The fly is a partial coverage type and it attaches to the tent’s corners. On the rear side, there is a zipper so you can open the fly and have views.

The door is also with a mesh and panel as you see from the picture, so you have a front window. There is lots of mesh for ventilation, but they have also added a rear floor vent. So the tent will work well in a warm weather camping.

The frame is made of fiberglass poles, and the fabric is a moderately durable 68D polyester with a minimal 600 mm waterproof rating. As you see from the picture, you have a front mat included.

Here are some numbers. The weight is 14.2 lb (6.4 kg), the floor dimensions are 12 x 7 ft (366 x 213 cm), and the area is 84 ft² (7.8 m²). The peak height is very good for its overall size and shape, it is 72 inches (183 cm).

What I like:

  • Very easy to use.
  • Ventilated.
  • Great price.

What I dislike:

  • Small for 6 users.


2. Wenzel Pinyon 10 Person Modified Dome Tent

Wenzel Pinyon 10 Person Modified Dome Tent.
Wenzel Pinyon 10 Person Modified Dome Tent.

The Wenzel Pinyon 10 Person Modified Dome Tent is an extended dome type shelter. It has a central part supported with two X-crossed poles and on the sides there are two loops that support its side extensions.

On the front you have a double door, and inside there is a divider. So this is a 2-room structure, and each of the rooms has its own door. There are four windows in total.

The fly is with a stargazing design. On the rear side it has a vertical zipper so you can open it for extra ventilation. You also have an E-cable port, and the tent is incredibly affordable.

Here are some numbers you might want to see. The weight is 23.1 lb (10.5 kg) and the floored area is 155 ft² (14.4 m²), so this is a very light tent with a very good area/weight ratio. The peak height is 76 inches (193 cm).

What I like:

  • The weight.
  • Storage options
  • Price.

What I dislike:

  • Small for 10 users.
  • No floor vents.


3. Wenzel Klondike 8 Person Tent

Wenzel Klondike 8 Person Tent.
Wenzel Klondike 8 Person Tent.

The Wenzel Klondike 8 person tent is the best known tent of this brand, and also one of the best known screen room tents. It has been around for many years already. It is included in my list of best tents with a screen room.

It is built as a cabin-style tent and it has two rooms, and one of them is the mentioned screen room. The screen room is a bonus but note that it is fully sealed and floored. So this is a true room with extra comfort due to its screens. It has panels that you can fully close when it is raining.

There is a divider wall between the two rooms with a circular zippered door. Thus wall is fully sewn-in so this is not just a curtain. The two rooms are of different sizes. It is possible to put 5 sleeping pads on the floor of the back room and 3 more in the screen room. You have a large floored area of 158 square feet (14.7 m²).

The rear room ceiling is supported by X-crossed poles and straight side poles, and the front screen room’s support is with a loop. The poles are a combination of fiberglass used on the roof and steel used for the leg poles.

There is lots of mesh around so the tent is nicely ventilated. But they have added also a floor vent in the rear room. You will need around 20 minutes to set up this tent.

The weight is 27.3 lb (12.4 kg), the peak height is 78 inches (198 cm), and the packed size is (L x D) 36 x 16 inches (91 x 41 cm). It is included also in my list of best 8 person camping tents.

What I like:

  • 2 Rooms.
  • Pleasant structure.
  • Great price.

What I dislike:

  • For quiet summer camping only.

Final thoughts

So this was my selection of the best Wenzel camping tents with very different shapes and features. The capacity is in the range 6-10 people but for all them it is best to downgrade the number of users.

This is because official capacity is determined by the number of sleeping pads that fit on the floor, this is how it is done with most of the brands on the US market. It is quite different with the tents on the EU market where this principle is used for the bedrooms only, while the tents there usually include a large and fully floored living room as well.

Editor’s Choice tent

The tent below has been on the market for many years, tried and tested by many users. It has some truly great features and its fully protected scree room is one of them. Note that they have it in several different colors.

Great screen room and a very pleasant tent
Wenzel Klondike 8 Person Tent.

Product Name: Wenzel Klondike 8 Person Tent

Product Description: This is a two-room tent and one of the rooms is a fully protected screen room. It is tall and pleasant, easy to use and affordable.

Brand: Wenzel

SKU: B017NFRQV0

MPN: 36424B

  • Features - 9.4/10
    9.4/10
  • Design - 9.4/10
    9.4/10
  • Quality & craftsmanship - 8.8/10
    8.8/10
9.2/10
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User Review
9/10 (1 vote)

For more options please check under the category Outdoor Shelters, and in particular my list with best Eureka tents and Nemo tents for camping.

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