CORE Built-In Electrical Port Family Tent, 9-Person

Last updated: February 21, 2023


In as little as 60 seconds, you can have this family tent in place so that you can start enjoying your vacation. A room divider lets you set up separate space for hanging out and sleeping or simply create separate bedrooms for privacy. You'll get multiple windows and ground and ceiling vents to maximize any outside breezes. During our testing, we found this tent to be intuitive to assemble. It was also very easy to take apart and fit back into the bag, which was a little roomy and made packing up a breeze.

CORE Built-In Electrical Port Family Tent, 9-Person

We looked at the top Family Tents and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Family Tent you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: You won't waste valuable time setting up this family tent, as you can have it in place and ready to go in only 60 seconds.

In our analysis of 133 expert reviews, the CORE Built-In Electrical Port Family Tent, 9-Person placed 7th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Sleeps 9 People. A 14’ X 9’ floor plan can sleep 9 adults in sleeping bags not counting additional gear. It can also sleep fewer campers with lots of luggage. Advanced Venting. These advanced vents draw cool air in from adjustable air intake vents on the ground and allows hot air to escape through a large mesh ceiling. Removable Rainfly. Enjoy views of the sky through oversized mesh ceiling panels and know that if it starts to rain, we’ve got you covered. With extra wide, thick tape that is heat sealed to the rainfly fabric, wind and rain don’t stand a chance.

Our Expert Consultant

Shawna Newman 
Camping And Outdoor Expert

Shawna Newman is the editor-in-chief of Active Weekender, a website that provides resources — from gear recommendations to beginner tips — to people looking to plan outdoor adventures. Her favorite outdoor activity is hiking, and she is on a quest to visit every national park in the U.S.

 

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

It has a setup time of about 60 seconds.
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Has a handy room divider that adds a bit of privacy. Ground and ceiling vents work together to keep air flowing. Owners are impressed with how easy it is to set up.
CORE 14′ x 9′ Instant Cabin Tent features pre-attached poles and hence making installation easy. It is just instant and you can set up in a matter of about 60 seconds.
The rainfly is removable meaning you can enjoy a night staring up at the stars through the oversized mesh ceiling panels on clear nights.
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It is water repellent materials alongside active bead technology ensure that runoff doesn’t penetrate into the inside.
Crafted with a room divider creating separate living and sleeping spaces.
This tent has superb ventilation within every section to ensure that you have maximum air flow in all the rooms.
Personally, I like the quick and easy pole setup this tent uses.
I chose this one because I would not struggle to put it up once we reached the camping site. Additionally, my whole family could fit into the tent perfectly because it can accommodate up to 9 people. In fact, we had room for extra persons, in case someone extra joined us.
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With the CORE 9 Person Instant Cabin Tent you don’t have to worry too much about setup. The process is done in just minutes, there is a reason why it is called an instant cabin tent.
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It’s one of the easiest to setup and will require less than a minute thanks to its Instant mechanism.
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This is an instant tent so it sets up super quick, in only a few minutes.
The Core 9 tent comes with an incredible price tag.
There is a divider and wall storage, electrical cord access port that is fully closed and it has a carrying bag, tent stakes and rain fly.
This tent’s multiple windows and mesh roof allow for excellent airflow. It does not feature as many or as large windows as some other tents, which leads me to believe that it is best used on cooler days and nights
It has a full mesh roof and windows all around, providing exceptional ventilation from all angles. If you remove the rainfly and zip all the windows down, you’ll feel just like in a screen room.
Tall enough to leave the rain fly off but still keep privacy.
It’s quick and easy to set up and take down so it’s perfect for newbie campers.
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Has power socket to charge your phone inside the tent.
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It has superior ventilation with plenty of windows and an adjustable ground vent.
There are many useful features, such as the advance venting system, 60-second setup and H20 block technology for the best protection against the rain.

What reviewers didn't like

Materials aren't as durable as those of competitors on our list,especially the mesh components that tear easily.
The ventilation is really good for warm or hot weather. But when it gets cold, it is really hard to stay warm in there. There is too much ventilation to keep the cold air out.
If I had to pick one thing about this large family tent that stands out as a negative it would be the “water resistant” rating. Whenever I see a manufacturer dodging the “waterproof” advertising it worries me – there’s usually a reason they won’t advertise it as waterproof.
Poles of the tent aren’t that sturdy.
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Door zippers can let some water in if the rain is heavy.
Not many organization features inside.
Thin floor material.
Zippers of D style door might catch in zipper rain flap guards.
Not good for extreme conditions – not supposed to be.
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Lack of organization features inside can create problems.
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The main door zipper requires 2-handed operation and has a common complaint about getting stuck on the outer fabric.
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