Sleeping on an air mattress while camping adds a little bit of much needed comfort while out in the wilderness.
But finding a tent that fits a queen size air mattress can be tricky and time consuming.
So we tested loads of tents in various sizes to see which could fit a queen air mattress inside.
In a hurry? Here’s our top 3 picks for the best tents for queen size air mattress.
7 best tents for queen size air mattress
A budget dome tent suitable for a queen size air mattress
The Coleman Sundome series can fit a queen sized air mattress inside from the 3-person size and up.
The 3-person tent will fit the queen size air mattress with no room to spare for belongings or to move around. But if you’re looking for a small and compact tent, a queen sized air mattress WILL fit in. A single height queen air mattress would work best to preserve more space inside the tent and feel less cramped.
The 4-person will leave a little room on all sides of the tent to store small belongings, but not much space to move around freely.
The 6-person option will comfortably fit a queen size with tonnes of room for all your gear and chilling out inside the tent. The 6-person tent is not only roomier, but taller too. It’s the only one of the three that allows you to stand up in, even if you’re 6ft+.
Other neat features of the Sundome include a loop in the ceiling to hang a light or lantern, mesh storage pockets, an e-port for electrical cord access, a ground vent to draw in cool air and large mesh ceiling panels to allow hot air to escape.
While the Sundome isn’t an instant tent, it’s still easy to set up. It can be set up by 1-person if needed, and after a practice run will take about 10 minutes from start to finish.
Small and compact, but spacious enough to fit a queen air mattress
The Ohnana Rayve 2 is one of the only 2-person tents that is spacious enough to fit a queen sized air mattress in. Not only does it fit the mattress, but there is actually a decent amount of space left over to store belongings and get in and out.
Besides its ability to fit a queen air bed, it’s also a fantastic choice for hot weather or anyone who likes to sleep in past sunrise.
The Rayve features a reflective coating that blocks the sun’s heat and light. This reflective coating ensures the tent stays over 25°F / 14°C cooler than a conventional tent on a 77°F / 25°C day.
It also does a fantastic job of blocking out light, and allows you to sleep in complete darkness at any time of the day. A perfect remedy if you like to have a few beers in the evening, or just hate early mornings!
It’s extremely easy to set up and take down, both of which can be done in under 5 minutes. A neat feature of the Rayve is the tent bag. It’s oversized and ensures you don’t have to wrestle with your tent to get it into the bag. We’ve all been there, right?
A great tent featuring screened porch suitable for medium sized families
The Coleman Evanston is available in a 6 and 8-person version and both come with a large, screened porch.
The 6-person tent can fit up to two queen air beds in, but both beds need to be squished together and would take up the entire space of the tent. So, unless you’re desperate the 6-person version is much more suited to one queen air mattress. With one air mattress inside, there is plenty of space to walk around, stand up and store your gear.
The 8-person version can easily fit up to two queen beds, with space left over for storage and walking around.
The screened porch is a fantastic area for chilling out at night with a game of cards or a few beers. It’s large enough to fit a good sized table and chairs.
It’s also a great area to allow your dog to sleep somewhere safely while around a campfire, or as a dedicated dog room.
Be aware though, that the screen room windows are made of mesh and is therefore not rain proof. It would require some kind of tarp over the top of it to prevent water from entering it if you were to use it as a bedroom or for storage.
The 8-person main tent measures 15ft x 12ft with a center height of 6ft. The screen room measures 10ft x 5ft.
The 6-person main tent measures 10ft x 9ft with a center height of 5ft 8inches. The screen room measures 10ft x 5ft.
Being a conventional pitch tent, set up takes around 10-15 minutes, but is super easy. It would be easier with two people, but can be done with one.
A HUGE tent option for large families looking for comfort and space
The Ozark Trail is a large 11-person, 3-room instant cabin tent that can actually fit up to three queen sized air mattresses if needed.
While it can fit three mattresses, it would be much more spacious with two. With two mattresses inside there will still be plenty of space for your gear and to chill out.
The three separate rooms are perfect for larger families with kids or teenagers. It provides privacy for everyone as well as space to store your own stuff where you sleep.
There is a lovely large awning to the front of the tent that allows for shade in the blistering sun, or cover in rain and wind.
Features include six large mesh windows, an electrical port for electrical cord access, plenty of rings to hang lanterns from the ceiling and pockets in all rooms for personal belongings.
It’s super easy to set up with its instant design and pre-attached poles. It takes less than 10-minutes, even on the first try. It’s also just as simple to tear down. Making it perfect for both short and extended camping trips.
Measuring 14ft x 14ft and with a peak height of 6.3ft there is plenty of space for standing up, getting changed comfortably and chilling out on a rainy day.
An extremely durable, reliable and high quality tent available in multiple sizes
The Bushnell Shield tents are an excellent series of tents for families and car camping. Available in 6, 9 and 12-person sizes, all of them can easily fit at least one queen-sized air mattress inside.
In fact, in the 6-person version a queen size mattress takes up just under half of the tent’s entire floor space, leaving you plenty of room for storage, chairs and general lounging around.
The 9 and 12-person versions can fit two queen-size air mattresses inside easily. Again, this will still leave you with enough space for belongings and moving around with ease.
If you’re planning on going camping somewhere hot, an extremely useful feature of the Bushnell Shield is its “air conditioner port”. The ground vent allows for you to hook up a window air conditioner unit to the tent with ease. Who said camping doesn’t have to be luxurious?
The tent also features a reflective coating on the underside of the rainfly to block UV rays, keeping the interior cooler and darker.
The 6-person version of the tent has a peak height of 6 feet, while the 9-person has a peak height of 6.5 feet.
There’s plenty of internal storage pockets on all sizes of the tent, as well as plenty of places to hang lights and lanterns on the ceiling. There’s also an electrical port for easy electrical cord access.
Being an instant tent, it’s super quick and easy to set up. While 60 seconds might be a little optimistic from Bushnell, it certainly isn’t far off. It can easily be up within 5 minutes max, even the first time you test it out.
An instant setup tent suitable for medium to large families
The Core Equipment 9-person instant cabin tent can hold up to two queen sized air mattresses. It also features a room divider so you can separate the tent into two bedrooms or one bedroom and a living area with an inflatable sofa or chairs.
One of the nicest features of the Core instant is just how much it opens out. There is a large T-door on the front of the tent that can be completely opened out, as well as two large D-shaped doors on either side of the tent and plenty of openable windows.
If you choose to remove the rain fly, you will see that the inner tent ceiling is completely made of mesh and is a great way to spend the night stargazing from inside your tent.
With all of its openable windows and doors, and full mesh ceiling it’s one of the best ventilated tents you can get.
It measures 14ft x 9ft with a peak height of 6.5ft, so there is plenty of space to stand up comfortably.
Other features include plenty of wall storage pockets, places to hang lanterns/lights and an electrical port that is fully closable when not in use.
With its instant setup, it can take anywhere from as little as 60 seconds to 5 minutes at most. Yep, it genuinely is that easy. A 9-person tent in 60 seconds. It’s also just as easy to take down.
Suitable for medium/large families with a hinged door for convenience
The Coleman Montana is suitable for up to 8 people and has enough room for three queen sized air mattresses if all laid out next to each other.
The Montana has some features not found in any of the other tents such as a hinged door for easy open/close, and LED tent lights with three settings – high, low, nightlight if you choose the lighted version.
While the tent is super long, it is quite narrow. The mattress will touch both sides of the tent meaning there is no space to walk around other mattresses if you were to use more than one.
Another thing to note is that there are no separate rooms or room dividers, so it is not an ideal choice if you’re going camping with your kids or friends and want some privacy.
As with most Coleman tents it comes with plenty of storage pockets, places to hang lanterns (if you don’t purchase the lighted version) and an electrical port for easy electrical cord routing.
The tent measures 16ft x 7ft, with a peak height of 6ft 2inches.
While it isn’t an instant tent, it is still fairly easy to set up. Though it will still take a good 10-15 minutes when you get the hang of it.
The Enerplex Never-leak single layer queen air mattress is perfect for use in smaller tents or where space in your car is limited.
It comes supplied with an air pump that can be connected to electrical mains or via your car cigarette lighter and has a 2-year warranty.
The Coleman double layer queen air mattress is perfect for anybody who suffers from pain while sleeping, struggles to get in and out of bed, or just enjoys a luxurious nights sleep while camping.
It doesn’t come supplied with an air pump so will require the use of your own or purchasing one separately.
For maximum comfort the Coleman camping cot with queen air mattress is a fantastic choice.
It comes supplied with the cot and side tables, queen sized air mattress and Colemans battery operated pump.
The Coleman QuickPump is battery powered by four D-cell batteries and can fast-inflate and fast-deflate airbeds and other inflatables you may have.
What is the size of a queen size air mattress?
The dimensions of a queen size air mattress is roughly 60 x 80 inches, and anywhere from 7 to 25 inches in height depending upon how thick the mattress you purchase is.
Bear in mind, a thinner air mattress will allow more space inside your tent. Most tents tend to taper inwards towards the top, so the higher your mattress, the more enclosed your tent will feel.
What size tent will fit a queen air mattress?
You need a tent that is at least 60 x 80 inches. At this size, you could inflate the air bed inside of the tent and it would take up the entire space of your tent and potentially push out slightly on the fabric. So, if space is tight, consider a thinner (single layer) air mattress to ensure it’s not too crammed up against the sides.
Can you fit a queen mattress in a 2 person tent?
Most 2 person tents aren’t large enough to fit a queen mattress inside. The only real option is the Ohnana Rayve 2, which can fit a queen air mattress in with some room to spare for belongings and getting in and out. It’s recommended to use a single layer air bed in these instances to ensure maximum space and liveability while you are inside the tent.
Can a 3 person tent fit a queen air mattress?
There are a couple of 3-person tents that can fit queen air mattresses, but you need to check each individually. The Coleman Sundome 3-person can fit a queen mattress inside, but leaves no room to spare for walking around or storing your gear.
Can a queen mattress fit in a 4 person tent?
Yes. There are plenty of 4 person tents that can fit a queen air bed in. Again, you need to check the dimensions of each individual tent but the Coleman Sundome 4-person tent can fit a queen air mattress in with a bit of room for belongings and walking around.