The Best Backpacking tents should provide comfort and sufficient shelter and protection from mother nature’s elements.
However, when choosing the best back packing tents, we need to consider weight, costs and what tent design will be suitable to meet our needs.
These backpack tents below are our choice above the rest on the market. Although each tent will meet the needs of most people, we all have different requirements.
Some want comfort, room and storage space, whilst other minimalist’s want to knock a basic tarp shelter up. This guide is for those that want a good quality camping tent for future adventures.
The Eureka Solo Backcountry 1 Person Tent is a free standing option for solo-camping.
The no-see-um mesh ends offer good ventilation. The eureka solo is a good inexpensive option by any light weight tents standards ( approx $130.00) that weigh’s under 4 lbs. This two-pole tent sets up quickly and easily, enabled by the 9mm DAC Press-fit 7000 series aluminum poles.
Free standing. The fly will be necessary for cold weather camping, or rain due too the air flow and weather protection. However, a summer’s evening the excellent air flow would be great for comfort and to enjoy stargazing, whilst making it even easier to set up.
The short pole for the fly can be a tight whilst setting up in the slots. Testing the set up at home, will help a person to become familiar with this tent and make adjustments if needed for the fly pole.
The Eureka Apex 2XT Adventure 7′ 5″ by 4′ 11″ Two-Person Tent is another camping tent that would qualify as one of the best backpacking tents budget option. This is the cheapest out there available that still can be seen as a quality tent.
This 3 season eureka tent is said to sleep two people comfortably. However, sacrificing extra weight will come with having two vestibules providing plenty of storage space.
This may not be the lightest of tents although it is for the price. Unless, fixing a tarp shelter up.
The MSR Hubba Tent (Spring 2010) is a best-selling freestanding solo tent and weighs less than 1.4 kg (3 lbs.).
Most people looking for the best backpacking tents at a reasonable cost, with the option of cutting weight by using in the tarp shelter mode.
3 Season camping, spring, summer and fall.
The lightweight Big Agnes Seedhouse SL – 1 Person Tent (Spring 2010) is a 3 season, freestanding option.
Hub/pole system is super lightweight and tent body attaches quickly and easily to the pole frame with plastic clips.
Those searching for light weight tents whilst also providing room for gear. Those minimizing weight.
The GoLite Shangri-La 1 Person Tent is a lighter option used as a basic shelter that you may consider.
The MSR Hubba Hubba Tent has been a popular option when searching for the best backpacking tents for two.
This Backpacker Editors’ Choice Award winner and best-selling 2-person freestanding tent, now weighs in at under 4 pounds (1.8 kg) and, thanks to an all-new pole-hub system, is very strong. It still boasts unmatched livability, with lots of elbow room, 3 setup options, 2 doors and vestibules, and 2 stay dry entrances that keep the inside dry even with the vestibules open.
The other top rated 2 person tent we like is the Big Agnes Seedhouse SL – 2 Person Tent (Spring 2010)
This 3 season tent is said to be roomy for two and a palace for 1. The same applies with most backpack tents, if room above weight is your preference, then buy camping tents, 1 person above the spec recommendation.
Easy set up system and very light below 4lbs for a solid structure. The single hub/pole design makes set up easy and the plastic clips attach the tent body to the pole frame enable the ease (SL1 features fabric loops instead of clips along the ridge pole to decrease weight).
2 sharing going lightweight, although a very good option for 1 person that wants comfort and the extra room whilst still keeping the weight down.
This backpacking tent is spacious enough with two D-Shaped doors and two vestibules to accommodate up to two people. Seam taped Construction makes an impenetrable barrier against Rain and prevents leakage. Welded floor Design elevates the bottom of the backpacking tent to protect you from wet grounds; full-coverage rainfly for added protection against rain. Just try it, and if you don’t absolutely Love it, send us a message and we will Refund or Replace your Purchase, NO QUESTIONS ASKED!
Great backpacking trips start with the right shelter. Whether it be camping in the desert, forest, or beach you’ll definitely need a tent that can offer you the best comfort and protection needed from whatever lies ahead on your trail.
When it comes to backpacking, weight is one of the primary obstacles that creates concern for backpackers. For many, reducing backpack weight usually involves sacrificing the comfort and durability of your shelter. With Featherstone’s line of backpacking tents, this is no longer holds true. We’ve researched and designed an efficient combination of lightweight and durable materials which culminate key elements that would provide backpackers a greater experience on the trail.
The Lynx 1 is loaded with features and is great for your solo getaway. With the freestanding design and pole clips that quickly attach to the aluminum poles, it sets up easily. There are extra-large #8 zippers on the door and vestibule. What’s especially nice about the Lynx is that the walls are mostly mesh, which helps increase ventilation. To be sure no corners are cut, ALPS has the factory seal the fly and floor seams and coats the floor with 2000mm to keep you dry if you run into a rain shower.
Winner of the 2011 Backpacker Editor’s Choice Award, the updated and improved Salida is a great all-around ultralight backpacking tent. With over 10 square feet of vestibule space, a spacious interior, and higher side wall protection this tent is guaranteed to offer advanced 3-season backcountry comfort, a must have!
The Crane Creek 3-Person Tent offers 42 square feet of comfortable, reliable shelter that’s ideal for camping and backpacking. When its durable, seam-taped polyester fly is equipped, this lightweight tent becomes fully waterproof without sacrificing air circulation. Additionally, the tent’s vents can be propped open for ventilation if heat builds up inside the tent. The Crane Creek is equipped with two large, D-shaped doors for easy access, and two spacious overhead vestibules that provide plenty of space for storing gear. Inside, you’ll find a seam-taped floor to prevent leaks when conditions get stormy.
Easy to install. One person can install the tent easily and quickly. With high-strength aluminum poles, lightweight and it can stand high pressure. Lashing design, easily rolled up, used for fixing aluminum pole and external tent. Tent door uses two-way zipper, both sides can be tighten, especially add the door curtain pull clasp, more convenient and durable. Two sides of the ventilation windows can be closed or open freely, it can maintain ventilation in the tent. The tent has wind ropes fixed all around, it can effectively windproof.
The ZION BACKPACKING TENT is designed to be the ultimate tent for everyone to enjoy backpacking, car camping and all other outdoor adventures. It is designed with intent to be lightweight, but also tough. Therefore, the rainfly and floor of the tent is constructed with polyester non-stretch fabric, with added rip-stop for durability, creating an ultralight and ultra-strong exterior for the shell and floor of the tent. Hike Farther with this Lightweight, Single-Pole Backpacking Tent! (Ultralight configuration with footprint weighs barely over 3.8 lbs. – 2P & 3.0 lbs. – 1P.) Summit any mountain or camp by the summer sea with these compact tent and have plenty of room to sleep comfortably!
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When you’re ready to put in the time and miles to get to the remote and beautiful places outdoors, the right tent can make all the difference. The Mountain Ultra Tent is hassle-free so you don’t spend your time wrestling with the setup. Lightweight, waterproof and made for all types of weather with a built-in ventilation system for added comfort. When it’s time to head back home the Mountain Ultra Tent fits easily into its storage bag.