Recommendations for 6-Person Made-in-USA tents (which are affordable)?

We have finally grown out of our smaller tent, and are looking to upgrade to a 6-person model. We would LOVE to buy an American-made product and NOT the WalMart version! But due to the global recession, we also cannot be spending too much on it.

I know all the arguments for “this is a 10+ year investment, so think of it that way!” Heck, I usually would use that argument! But these days, cash is low for everyone, so we just do have to stay semi-cheap in what we are looking for. So please don’t reply with that…I know and use that line too. :smiley:

So any recommendations? 6-person, Made in America, but won’t break the bank? (with “attached bathtub floor” for those who know what that means…NY gets buggy in the seasons when we do a lot of our camping). Thanks for any helpful thoughts - or for any contact who might give a “global recession discount” to people willing to buy this year!

You might want to provide a price range of what you are willing to pay :upside_down_face:

Eureka is more than likely not made in the USA, but I don’t think you will find a tent that meets all of your specifications. They are currently having 20% off.

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I think finding a made in the USA tent will be nearly impossible but you can still help by buying from a USA based company that designs and distributes them.

I like Alps Mountaineering but you have to find them on sale. Since I’m involved with Scouts BSA I have a special discount portal.

The more expensive ones offer aluminum poles, bigger zippers, and tougher material. Most have model specific floor savers as well.


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I know alot of Coleman stuff is still made in the USA, and their Instant Tent 6 is great. It’s a large, decent quality tent that literally goes up in under 5 min with 1 person. Also folds down just as quick and easy. Highly recommended


I’m sure there are like 99,9% of all tents you can find in the web are designed and developed in the US
but China made. It’s just caused by the labor which is so cheap in China than it covers shipping cost. - all US brands from Coleman to Ozark are being
manufactured in China

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Thank you for posting this link!

I have CORE 40004 -

Locally created and manufactured by a small business in Milwaukie, Oregon. I only know if it because a friend’s daughter worked there for summer job.

Tents — Beckel Canvas Products

Wenzel is made in the USA and I just purchased the Klondike 8 It has a screened in porch with a bathtub floor.

I think Napier tents are made in the US. Good quality. Mine is 9ftx9 and attaches to our truck. $300 range but its going to be a long term tent. I re-waterproof yearly and sealed the seams when I got it. Keeps water out like a champ.

Look into NEMO brand tents. They are spendy but I believe they are made in the USA. Nemo Wagontop is a good model for that size. They are a small company but in my opinion they are the best tents ive every used (20+ yrs in northern MN) and they also have many military contracts.