5 Best Tents With AC Port in 2021 – Reviews & Guide

Camping is an activity that helps us escape our daily life. We try to connect with nature and remove all the distractions. Usually, we try to reduce the number of stuff we carry to the minimum.

However, sometimes the weather is too hot that you can’t sleep. At that moment you would probably love to have an AC cooling you off. What if we told you that it’s possible to have one in your tent?

No, this is not a DIY project. Certain tent brands have figured that it would be cool to have AC Port on your tent. If you are looking for such a tent, you are in a good place because we will show you the best tent with AC port.

Short on time? Here are the best tents with AC ports in 2021

1. Wenzel 8 Person Klondike Tent

Wenzel Klondike 8 Person tent

Specifications

  • 27.3 pounds
  • Suitable for 8 people
  • 4-seasons
  • Mesh roof vents

The first tent on our list is this massive 8 person Wenzel Klondike tent. This tent is ideal if you got a big family or you went camping with a large group of friends. It has mesh protection against bugs and other intruders.

There are two separable rooms inside of the tent where you can fit up to eight different persons. You could also use one room for your gear and another to sleep in if there are fewer people.

It’s easy to set it up and even if you forget the instructions, they are sewed up into the storage bag. The seams are waterproof, so your camping weekend won’t be destroyed by rainfall either.

The best part about this tent is the vent opening in the back. It allows air to flow through your tent, but if that’s not enough you can fit your AC in it as well. The vent opening is approximately 10 inches (25.4cm) off the ground, so you will need a crate or a platform to put the AC on it.

Peak height is 78 inches (198cm) which means most people can stand upright inside the tent. Klondike has a shock-corded fiberglass roof frame for extra stability. You can store your smaller belongings in the two convenient pockets inside of it.

Pros
  • Room divider
  • Easy to setup
  • Very durable
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Bad quality stakes

2. Wenzel Kodiak 9 Person Tent

Wenzel Kodiak 9 Person Tent

Specifications

  • 2-room tent suitable for family camping
  • Sturdy steel frame
  • 30 pounds
  • Mesh “D” style doors & screened roof

Kodiak is another awesome tent by Wenzel. What separates it from the Klondike tent is the size and number of vents. You can fit up to 9 people inside Kodiak and there are 2 vent openings instead of one.

There is a high chance you can stand straight inside the tent because it’s 7 feet tall in the center (213cm). You won’t have problems setting it up because it is quick and simple.

Just like the previous tent, this one has a room divider as well. You don’t have to worry about your belongings either because this tent has 2 gear lofts and 2 hanging pockets.

The best part about this tent is the two ventilated openings, one for each room. They are big enough to fit your AC in them. Stay cool during hot summer nights and have a lovely camping experience.

Walls are made from high-quality materials and are water-resistant. There is also a rainfly on the top and welded floors for extra protection. No more tripping over doors either, because this tent has “D” style mesh doors.

You’ll love this tent if you are going camping with a few more people.

Pros
  • Fits 2 queen size air mattresses
  • Tons of headroom
  • Room dividers
  • 2 AC vents
Cons
  • Tricky setup

3. Ozark Trail 12 Person Cabin Tent

Ozark Trail 12 Person Tent

Specifications

  • 7 windows
  • Suitable for 3 queen size air mattresses
  • Quick setup in less than 2 minutes

Just when you think that 9 person tent is large, here comes Ozark Trail with its 12 person cabin tent. What’s even crazier is that this tent does not require assembly because poles are pre-attached. All you have to do is unfold the tent and extend it.

As you may see in the picture above, there are two vent openings. You can easily fit AC in it, but you’ll need a stand or anything to put under the AC as the vent opening is a bit raised off the ground.

The tent is made out of polyester which will keep you dry during rainstorms. Use the room dividers to get three different rooms inside. This means you can fit up to three queen airbeds.

What separates this from most other tents is the cord access opening. No more cables all over the place, simply put the electric cable through the opening or close it if you don’t use it. It has a tub floor design, so no reason to worry about water coming in from down below.

Even if you don’t plan on using AC, there are 7 fully closeable windows. You don’t have to worry about fresh air since you’ll have plenty in this tent.

Pros
  • Fits 3 queen airbeds
  • 7 fully closeable windows
  • Cord access
  • 2 AC vents
Cons
  • Taking it down can be tricky

4. Bushnell Shield Series 12 Person Instant Cabin Tent

Bushnell Shields Series 12 Person Tent

Specifications

  • 2 AC ports
  • Reflective coating for blocking UV rays & keeping tent cooler from inside
  • Removable room dividers
  • Suitable for 12 people

Another large tent that can fit up to twelve-person inside. It’s 72 inches (1.83cm) at its highest point. It has a vent opening perfect for your AC to fit in. It is made out of water-resistant fabric and all seams are waterproof.

Bushnell has developed a special heat shield technology. This technology adds a special reflective coating on the inside of the rainfly, which blocks UV and reduces the temperature of your tent. You can set up the whole tent in under 60 seconds as you may see in the video down below.

Tent poles are pre-attached to the tent fabric which allows such fast set up. There are a few inner pockets to store stuff such as your mobile phone, keys, etc. It also has a nice cord access port like the tent above.

It’s hard to show how big this tent actually is, but it’s massive. There are multiple mesh windows for more light and fresh air. Also, there is a room divider in case you want some privacy.

In case you want a simple, yet enormous tent, this could easily be your winner. The fabrics used to make this tent are very durable, so you don’t have to worry about tearing it on the first use.

Pros
  • Fits 12 people
  • Features a special reflective coating
  • AC ground vent
  • 60-second setup
Cons
  • Bad zipper quality

5. E-Z UP Camping Cube 6.4

E-Z Up 6 Person Tent

Specifications

  • 14 pounds
  • Suitable for 6 people
  • Only for summer temperatures
  • Protective flooring and sun-blocking polyester material

Finally, the last on our list is the strange-looking Camping Cube 6.4 by E-Z UP. Why strange? Because it has a cube design instead of a classic one.

Still, it looks awesome and has many great features. One of those features is the pet entry which you can use either for a pet or your portable AC. Whichever you decide, it’s a great bonus to this tent.

Unlike other tents on our list, this one can fit up to 6 people only. The maximum height is 76 inches (193cm) and the materials used are of high quality. Camping Cube 6.4 will protect you from more than 99% harmful UV rays.

There is also a cord access port to save you from cables going everywhere. The only downside of this tent is that you need a straight leg frame. You can get it from E-Z UP as they make them.

It’s very easy to set it up and take it down. Most people claim you can do it in under a minute. There is a protective bathtub floor, so no more bugs, insects, and similar problems.

Unlike other tents, this one comes in 4 different colors that you can choose from. There are several pockets inside the tent in which you can store your stuff.

Pros
  • Cord access port
  • Pet entry (can be used for AC)
  • Easy to assemble and breakdown
  • Excellent airflow
Cons
  • Canopy doesn’t come with it

Things to Consider Before Getting a Tent With AC Port – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. How to install AC in my tent?

If you buy one of the tents from our list, you don’t need to install it. Simply find a platform that your AC will sit on. You can buy one specially made for this purpose.

2. Is AC safe to use in a tent?

AC is perfectly safe to use in a tent. Just make sure you don’t put it near any flammable object and keep the wirings intact. Remember to read and follow the written instructions.

3. Can I put AC in a tent without vent access?

Well, technically yes. You could cut your tent and make an opening, but I highly advise you against doing such a thing. It would damage the tent structure and bring more harm than good.

4. What to do in case of rain?

Don’t forget to unplug the AC. Remove it from direct contact with rain and close the vent if possible. Do not allow water to come in touch with your AC as it can easily cause a malfunction.

Planning to go camping during the rainy season? Don’t forget to check our guide on tents for heavy rain.

5. How is a portable AC powered?

Most of AC units are powered by electricity, so if you are camping you’ll need a generator. That being said, there is a small amount of battery-powered ones, but they tend to be weaker.

Final Words

Having an air-conditioned tent can be very awesome during hot summer nights. Such tents are affordable and there are many different to choose from. Most will need an additional stand for AC, but there are some with ground vents or pet openings that can be used as you have seen in our article.

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