They may not be tall enough to stand up in or light enough to carry on a backpacking trip, but this sort of tent is noted for its convenience and comfort features. There's room for everybody to sleep without ending up crammed together like sardines, or to lounge around and read a book or play board games if the weather is bad. Some family tents even have multiple "pods" -- almost like separate rooms -- or can be connected together with other tents. Family tents often have a spacious vestibule, too -- a place for hanging out in nice weather or storing wet gear in bad weather.Cabin Tents
These are great for long-term excursions, especially if you're traveling by some sort of vehicle -- whether that's car, plane or off-road vehicle. Cabin tents often have to be staked out, and are large and heavy enough that they're not good prospects for backpacking trips. Rather, a cabin tent's near-vertical walls and high ceilings are great for maximizing comfort and livability during long trips.Canvas Tents
Tents made of canvas offer the benefits of a cabin tent -- they're roomy and comfortable -- but are better suited to camping in bad weather. Their sturdy canvas is waterproof and acts as a giant rainfly, unlike the single, flimsy nylon of most cabin tents. Backpacking Tents
A backpacking tents most important feature is weight -- and it should be as light as possible. Because you're going to be using them in remote locations, it's also important that backpacking tents be able to handle any bad weather that could reasonably come your way. Ideally, they're well-ventilated for hot conditions and waterproof enough not to leak on rainy days, with enough room inside to wait out bad storms but still small enough to fit in your backpack. Lightweight backpacking tents are available in sizes to fit singles and in two- and four-person configurations.