4-Person Tent Reviews

NEMO Equipment Wagontop 4P

A lavish palace that packs down smaller than other family tents.

Brand: NEMO Equipment

Model: Wagontop 4P


Specs

Weight

17lbs.

This is a first: a single wall, 4-person tent for basecamping. Single-wall design is typically used for ultralight or high mountain shelters, as it offers a simpler setup, a tighter packed size, and lighter weight (all because there’s no rainfly).The tradeoffs? Singlewalls are colder and more prone to condensation. The Wagontop sleeps a bit cooler than a conventional double-wall, but it’s so big and well-ventilated that condensation isn’t a problem. It’s a lavish palace (69 square feet, 78-inch peak height) with vertical sidewalls: During a California road trip, we piled in four people and mountains of gear with plenty of room to spare. The tall structure held firm in gusty rainstorms in Washington. Setup is easy (no separate fly to tangle with), and the removable vestibule adds 27 square feet of storage. Best of all, when it’s time to load up the car, the Wagontop packs neatly into a duffle bag that’s about a third of the size (28 x 10 x 10 inches) of other family tents. $450; 18 lbs. 2 oz.; nemoequipment.com