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The popularity of camping is at an all-time high, thanks to social distancing measures and lack of international travel. That said, it’s no wonder TikTok is head over heels for this 20-person mansion-like tent. So in love, in fact, that this $379 tent keeps selling out everywhere.
The massive tent recently went viral after TikTok user @arianalee99 posted a video of her and her friends setting up the fabric palace. In the video, she says there were “so many pieces,” adding that the setup took two hours. But looking at the result, it seems beyond worth it — and TikTok users seem to agree. The video has more than 33 million views and 8 million likes.
One user commented, “Good luck getting it back in the bag,” to which @arianalee99 posted a timelapse of her crew successfully deconstructing the tent with little issue. So there’s that.
Described as a “castle in the wilderness,” the tent can comfortably hold “six queen-size air beds or sleeps 20 people in sleeping bags.” It has a total of 279 square feet of living space once set up, which is seriously larger than some NYC apartments. And setup is made pretty easy (you know, for a 20-person tent) with color-coded poles and molded corners.
The tent features a main common area with five rooms separated by zippered screens for extra privacy. One of the five rooms can act as as a main entrance to the tent if not converted into sleeping quarters. However, each “room” has a separate zipper entrance for those midnight bathroom breaks.
And you won’t sweat to death in this thing — even with all that body heat. A mesh roof and 13 windows create plenty of cross-breeze for cool sleeping. It also has reinforced seams for weather protection, and reflective ropes to help prevent tripping. There’s even a gear loft to store items and built-in wall pockets for storage. Not only that, but you can stay connected with four E-ports around the tent.
If you can’t quite find 20-people game for your next camping adventure, maybe 16 or 12 is more your vibe. If that’s the case, check out the tents below that may just be nicer than your apartment.
2. Ozark Trail Hazel Creek 16-Person Family Cabin Tent, $299 (Orig. $331.76)
4. CORE 12-Person Instant Cabin Tent, $389.99
5. Columbia Mammoth Creek 10-Person Cabin Tent, $399.99
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