Tents that feature a screened porch provide multiple benefits over tents without.
Not only are they the perfect place to relax during bad weather, they are also great for protecting you from the blazing sun, storing your belongings, cooking or even used as a separate bedroom or place for your pets to sleep.
Depending on your usage, some tents come with a fully sewn-in, waterproof floor to create a proper liveable space, whereas some come supplied without a floor and are more suited just as a place to sit and relax in hot or bad weather.
Whatever type of tent with screened porch you want or need, we’ve got you covered.
In a hurry? Here’s our top 3 picks for the best tents with screened porch.
7 best tents with screened porch
Perfect for couples and small families looking for a dark room tent with screen room
The Coleman Carlsbad is a nice sized tent for smaller families and couples looking for a screened porch and a good nights sleep.
The Carlsbad features Coleman’s dark room technology to keep the interior of your tent darker and cooler during bright sunlight.
While the tent does remain much cooler on a hot day, the dark room effect isn’t as effective as others out there.
Though it will definitely allow you to sleep in a couple of extra hours past sunrise.
The screen room features a fully sewn in waterproof floor to ensure your belongings don’t get dirty and to allow for use as a separate sleeping area.
While the screened porch can be used for storage or as a separate sleeping area, it is not covered by a waterproof rainfly, so will allow water in on a rainy day.
Other nice features include reflective guylines, an e-port and mesh storage pockets.
A large tent with plenty of features for added comfort and large screened porch
The Coleman WeatherMaster is a great tent for medium sized families and car camping trips.
The six person tent can fit up to two queen sized air mattresses inside, though would be much more spacious with one.
The screen room offers a large area to store belongings, food and a table and a couple of chairs with plenty of room left over to move around.
The slope of the screen room is also relatively gentle compared to other smaller tents, allowing more head room and space to chill out.
While the screened porch is large and great for storage or chilling out, it doesn’t come with a floor, nor is it weatherproof.
So if you plan to use the screened porch as a separate sleeping area or to store belongings you don’t want to get wet, you’ll need to purchase a tarp to place over the screen room in rain.
Other great features of the WeatherMaster include a hinged door for easy entry and exit, plenty of mesh storage pockets, plenty of openable windows and an e-port.
Perfect option for large families looking for a tent with screen room with floor
The Wenzel Klondike 8-person tent offers many features not found in other tents with a screened porch.
Firstly is its ground vent that can be used to hook up a window ac unit to the tent.
This is a perfect solution if you own an ac unit and you’re planning to go camping to a hot and humid climate like Florida.
The main room alone is large enough to fit two queen sized air mattresses with a little room to spare. With one queen you would have tonnes of space left over for furniture, moving around and chilling out in comfort.
The screen room is super spacious and can be used as a storage space or separate sleeping area with enough room for two twin air beds.
It also has a sewn in waterproof floor, is covered by the rainfly and all the mesh windows and doors can be zipped up at the sides for privacy and to prevent water ingress.
A smaller option for couples and small families
The CORE instant cabin with screened porch is a super spacious tent that is great for smaller families or couples looking for lots of space.
Despite the tent being a tent targeted more towards smaller families, the screen room still offers plenty of space.
There is enough room for a couple of adult camping chairs within the porch without blocking access to the interior of the tent.
While it’s a great place for chilling out and gaining shelter from sun or rain without having to be cooped up inside your tent, it doesn’t include a floor.
The interior of the tent is large and roomy due to its cabin structure of straight walls. It can fit one queen sized mattress inside or two standard camping cots.
Other features of the tent include an e-port, a gear loft for storing belongings and hanging a lantern, and a removable rainfly for more ventilation in hot weather.
A reliable, spacious option with large screen room
The Coleman Evanston is another long-standing tent in Coleman’s lineup. It offers the perfect balance between price and space.
The screen room is large and has a fully waterproof floor for complete protection from ground water and bugs.
The sewn in floor allows for a practical space as well as a chill out area. Having a floored area to remove shoes and get changed prevents sand and dirt from getting inside your tent.
Having the inside of your tent dirty can really start to grate on you if you are camping for more than a couple of days, so the more you can keep the interior clean, the better.
Once again, the Evanston features mesh windows and doors for the screen room, meaning that when it rains water does accumulate inside the porch area.
If you are not using it for storage then this isn’t a particularly major problem, but if you do plan to use it for storage or a bedroom, you’ll require a tarp to place over the screen room exterior when it rains.
The tent can fit up to two queen sized air mattresses inside, but again, one would be much more comfortable and leave you with more space to walk around.
Other features include window awnings to allow you to keep the windows open during rain and mesh storage pockets.
Features a fully weather and waterproof screened porch
This cabin tent is part of Coleman’s new line up of tents introduced in 2020, and it features something that has been long awaited when it comes to tents with screened porches…
And that is a waterproof rain fly that fully protects the porch during rain.
It seems like such a simple feature, but if you’ve read the rest of this post you’ll see that most tents don’t offer a waterproof covering for the porch area.
While we all hope for warm, dry weather when camping, let’s be realistic…how many times have you been caught in a random rain storm during your camping trip?
So if you’re looking for a tent with a porch to store belongings, use as a separate living or sleeping area, then this is absolutely your best option. Period.
The porch area also includes a fully sewn-in, waterproof floor to ensure your screened porch is as safe and dry as the rest of your tent.
Don’t worry that you wont get the openness and freedom of an unprotected screen room however. The rain fly can be completely removed or folded back to open up the porch during nice weather.
The tent can fit up to two queen air mattresses, though as usual, one would be much more comfortably and provide more liveable space.
Other nice features include panoramic windows on both sides of the tent, interior mesh storage pockets and an e-port outlet.
The best option for larger families looking for a large screen room and plenty of space
The Ozark Trail instant cabin tent is the perfect solution for larger families looking for a tent with a screened porch area.
Despite being a super large tent, its instant set up design makes it extremely fast and easy to pitch. And even easier to tear down.
While the main body of the tent is instant, the screen room is not, and requires a little more time to set up. However, all-in the tent takes about 10-minutes to fully set up when pitched alone.
The screen room itself is super spacious and offers plenty of space for chairs, a table, cooking equipment and other storage.
While it doesn’t come with a full floor, it does have a “door mat” style tarp near the entrance to the main sleeping area.
The interior of the tent is large enough to fit two queen sized air beds with some room to spare for belongings and walking around. Or one queen size and tonnes of room for furniture and storage.
It also comes supplied with a removable room divider to turn the interior into two private rooms if you wish to do so.
The tent comes with an e-port for electrical cord access, a gear organizer and ceiling loops for hanging lights and lanterns.