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Nexus 12 Person Family Camping Dome Tent

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The Nexus 12-Person Family Camping Dome Tent is a massive structure that scales in at 26'x21'x7'. It can comfortably house a large group of 12 adults. Also a wonderful tent for families with restless kids who just can't stop walking around! It is completely waterproof, comfortable and sturdy!


The Nexus 12 is in the same group as the Polaris, Ajax, Gettysburg, and Nova, all of which are designed to accommodate a maximum of 12 people.

Despite its 12-person rating, the Nexus is better for a family of 8. 2 people can lie down comfortably with room to turn in each of the 4 sleeping pods. This leaves the main hub with lots of space for your stuff. Another possible arrangement is to use one of the pods as storage area, freeing up the main hub as a bigger sleeping room. You can check out the tent's floor area map in the image gallery.

The Nexus is a new design with a Standard construction. Quality assembly pieces are used in Standard construction tents however, they are not as lightweight as the materials used for Premium construction tents. 

The Nexus weighs 31 kgs, making it the heaviest tent in this range.  If you need a tent that is easier to lug around, lighter options include: the Polaris, Nova, and Gettysburg.

It has an inner standing height of 200 cm, placing it on the lower end of the scale in terms of headroom. This is not a big issue if most of the people in your group are of average height. However, if you have a more specific height requirement, you should check out the Nova which h stands at 220 cm. 

The Nexus packs down pretty small to 70 x 42 x 35cm. That places it on the lower end of the scale in terms of packed size – an important feature to consider if you don't have a lot of space in your vehicle. However, if space and transport is not an issue, the Polaris and Gettysburg both have bigger packed sizes.


Think of it as 4-room tent with a vast living area. That means spacious and private sleeping quarters for everyone! Not only that, you can modify to suit your needs. Need a bigger free-standing shelter? Leave out one inner tent! A secure room for food and supplies? Put up a room and zipper it in!


The rain fly is dense 210T polyester taffeta with 3000mm polyurethane coating. And with 6-7 stitches per inch and tape on the seams, you can be sure that water stays out during a heavy shower!

No worries about water from the ground either with the Nexus 12's polyethylene, tub-style flooring!


Mesh vents and mesh panels are built both into the rain fly and the fabric doors, allowing cool air to breeze in and out of the inner tents, eliminating condensation and ensuring that you breathe easy.  


Detachable is the name of the game if you want easy clean up. The Nexus 12's groundsheet, sleeping areas, and rain fly are all removable! 


The engineers at CEC wanted to make sure that such a massive tent will stand strong so they created sturdy assembly pieces and integrated smart techniques into the rope work. The large PP webbing straps are positioned at the high point of the tent and runs down to either end for maximum resistance and tension, keeping the tent's dome shape which is also important in preventing moisture build-up as rain runs down the curvature and doesn't pool in the middle. Add in the massive ABS tent stakes and you tent will stay securely on the ground in strong wind conditions. (Note: The Nexus 12 is made for summer use and is not guaranteed to withstand gale force winds or hurricanes).

Lastly, the Ubertech shock-corded poles are 45% stronger than the fiberglass ones and will last a long time, so long that it is unlikely that you will use our 12-month, customer-friendly warranty. 


We understand that pitching a large tent can be challenging. Nevertheless, since we are dedicated to making it simple for you, we reduced the number of the tent stakes (without sacrificing quality of course!) and color-coded the tent sleeves so you won't have to guess! The polyester guy ropes are also interwoven with reflective 3M Scotch-lite thread, to solve your working-in-low-light-woes.


  • dense yet lightweight 210T polyester taffeta rain fly
  • 3000mm polyurethane waterproof coating
  • 6-7 stitches per inch, fully-taped seams
  • breathable 190T polyester inner tent
  • customizable space
  • removable groundsheet, rain fly and sleeping area for easy clean up
  • mesh panels and mesh vents for increased air circulation
  • massive ABS tent stakes
  • color coded tent poles and tent sleeves 
  • reflective 3M Scotch-lite thread polyester interwoven guy ropes
  • Ubertech shock corded poles
  • Capacity/Berth:  12 people
  • Assembled dimensions: 26'x21'x7' 
  • Packed size :  2'x1'x1'
  • Total Weight:  68lbs 

Your Questions Answered

From Ken:

I am interested in buying the Icarus 9 person tent. The tent maker also has a 4 room version. Do you carry it? Does the Icarus come with an external rain fly that isn't in pics (like the Utah)?


Hi Ken. The 4 room version you referred to is the Nexus [we have it in store]. The Icarus is a Premium grade tent and includes a lot of upgrades based on customer feedback received from those who purchased our most popular tents including the Nexus. The Icarus does include a full coverage rain fly which is fully sewn in to a tube style waterproof floor to prevent weather and bugs entering the interior living area.

From Julie:

We are considering purchasing the Nexus 12 person family tent. How long does it take to erect and how difficult is it? Kind regards.


Hi Julie, thanks for your questions. 2 adults can assemble this tent within 20 minutes. Initially, it will take time to familiarize yourself with the details and layout of the tent but if you can keep organized and follow the instructions closely, you can cut down the amount of time it takes to set up the tent.

Additionally, you may also want to check out our other tents in the same category as the Nexus. Other easy-to-assemble, large tents are also available here.  

Warranty Information

We understand that peace of mind is important, especially when buying online. As such, you can rest assured that products purchased from Camping Cove come with a full 12 month manufacturer's warranty on all products, parts and accessories. Read the warranty page for further details. We also offer a 14 day "No Hassle" return guarantee. For full details please check the returns policy page.


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  1. lots of room left!

    Posted by on

    I have purchased your NEXUS 12 man tent and this weekend was our first outing in it. My wife and I and 8 children had LOTS of room left over. It rained for 10 hours straight and it only leaked through a small tear in the top, but barely. We fixed the tear with your patch kit that came with the tent. Absolutely AWESOME TENT!!!!!!! We sat up playing cards with the kids while outside it rained and thundered constantly. Inside....pure bliss!!! Thanks for an AMAZING product.

  2. performed brilliantly

    Posted by on

    ...I thought it would be good to give you feedback. We bought a Nexus tent from you and the party consisted of me, my wife and 4 kids. When we got there it started to rain, and through the night the rain became horizontal with the wind behind it. On day 2 the rain stopped but it was blowing a gale. The tent never leaked, performed brilliantly and we cant wait to go away again - Hopefully with better weather this time. Thank you and well done.


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