Best Camping Tents – 2019

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To find the best camping tent you need to ask yourself what you’ll be using it for. Are you going to be going on a multi-day backpacking trip and in need of a lighter tent? Will you be traveling by car and more worried about a budget-friendly tent big enough for the whole family? I have listed several options below that are highly recommended for each scenario. Click on the links and start getting excited about your next camping adventure!

 

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One Person

REI Co-op Quarter Dome 1 Tent – $299.00

Product image for Fly door open (Red Hot/Seattle Mist)

  • Packed Weight: 2lbs. 14oz.
  • Doors: 1
  • Floor Area: 18.9 sq. feet
  • Best Feature: Vertical sidewalls create spacious elbow room and provide a no-drip entryway

 

MSR Hubba NX 1 Tent – $379.95

Product image for Red

  • Packed Weight: 2lbs. 14oz.
  • Doors: 1
  • Floor Area: 18 sq. feet
  • Best Feature: The tent gets a durability boost from composite Easton Syclone poles, which flex under heavy winds

 

Marmot Tungsten 1P Tent with Footprint – $179.00

Product image for Blaze/Steel

  • Packed Weight: 3lbs. 12oz. 
  • Doors: 1
  • Floor Area: 20 sq. feet
  • Best Feature: Zone Pre-Bend construction creates vertical interior walls, providing a big sleeping area and extra head room

 

REI Co-op Passage 1 Tent– $139.00

Product image for 3/4 w/ fly door open (Beach Wood/Light Paprika)

  • Packed Weight: 3lbs. 14.5oz
  • Doors: 1
  • Floor Area: 20 sq. feet
  • Best Feature: Twin stake-out vestibule design provides a large covered area for gear storage, hanging out and more

 

 

Two Person

Marmot Tungsten 2P Tent with Footprint – $199.00

Product image for Blaze/Steel

    • Packed Weight: 5lbs. 4oz.
    • Doors: 2
    • Floor Area: 32 sq. feet
    • Best Feature: Zone Pre-Bend construction creates vertical interior walls, providing a big sleeping area and extra head room

MSR Elixir 2 with Footprint – $249.95

Product image for Red

    • Packed Weight: 6lbs.
    • Doors: 2
    • Floor Area: 29 sq. feet
    • Best Feature: Pole geometry optimizes head and elbow room; built-in gear lofts and glow-in-the-dark zipper pulls enhance livability

Marmot Limelight 2P Tent with Footprint – $249.00Product image for Cinder/Rusted Orange

  • Packed Weight: 5lbs. 10oz.
  • Doors: 2
  • Floor Area: 33 sq. feet
  • Best Feature: Large double door and rear D-shaped door lead to 2 vestibules to keep your gear dry in wet weather

REI Co-op Quarter Dome 2 Tent– $349.00

Product image for 3/4 view (Red Hot/Seattle Mist)

  • Packed Weight: 3lbs. 12oz.
  • Doors: 2
  • Floor Area: 28.7 sq. feet
  • Best Feature: 15-denier ripstop nylon in the fly minimizes weight while retaining strength; floor and canopy utilize a lightweight and robust 20-denier ripstop nylon

Four Person


The North Face Talus 4 Tent with Footprint 
– $299.00Product image for Golden Oak/Saffron Yellow

  • Packed Weight: 7lbs. 3oz.
  • Doors: 2
  • Floor Area: 51.8 sq. feet
  • Best Feature: Fully seam-sealed canopy and floor help keep you snug and dry; high/low ventilation promotes breathability and helps control condensation


REI Co-op Half Dome 4 Plus Tent
– $329.00

Product image for Fly off (Seattle Mist)

  • Packed Weight: 7lbs. 10oz.
  • Doors: 2
  • Floor Area: 58.7 sq. feet
  • Best Feature: REI Exclusive tension-truss architecture gives you more internal livable space with vertical side walls for ample headroom

 

Family


The North Face Wawona 6 Tent 
– $399.00Product image for Golden Oak/Saffron Yellow

  • Packed Weight: 20lbs. 15oz.
  • Doors: 2
  • Floor Area: 86.1 sq. feet
  • Best Feature: Massive front vestibule with two doors provides gear storage space; rear door and vestibule


Caddis Rapid 6 Tent 
– $279.95

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  • Packed Weight: 25lbs. 8oz.
  • Doors: 1
  • Floor Area: 100 sq. feet
  • Best Feature: Integrated gear loft and side storage compartment provide additional storage space


REI Co-op Base Camp 6 Tent 
– $449.00

Product image for Main 3/4 view (Kabocha Orange)

  • Packed Weight: 20lbs. 10oz.
  • Doors: 2
  • Floor Area: 84 sq. feet
  • Best Feature: Wide-mouth door orientation gives all sleepers equal access to the 2 doors—no need to crawl over a tent mate to get in and out

 

 

HAPPY CAMPING!

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