10 Awesome Tents for Hikers, Backpackers and Car-Campers


10 Awesome Tents for Hikers, Backpackers and Car-Campers

This holiday season give the gift that keeps on giving for countless nights.  A tent is the perfect way to show the outdoors adventurer in your life how much you care.  Below you find something for everyone. Budget tents, ultralight, 3 season, 4 season and innovative designs that are sure to please.  I know we'd sure be pleased with any of these options. 

Don't see anything you like here? Try our GearFinder below to browse and always find the lowest price!

Big Agnes Rattlesnake 2-Person Tent

Big Agnes Rattlesnake SL2 MtnGLO Tent: 2-Person 3-Season


Big Agnes Rattlesnake SL2 MtnGLO 2-Person Tent is simply cool. MtnGLO® literally lights up your campsite.  It only wieghs 4lb 2oz, has 27 sq ft of floor space, 40 inches of head room and 9 sq ft of vestibule area.

Find at Backcountry.com
Find at REI.com

Kelty TraiLogic TN2 Tent

Kelty TraiLogic TN2 Tent


Kelty TraiLogic TN2 Tent is super cool! The stargazing fly peels back for unobstructed views and rolls back easily should bad weather hit. It's packaged weight is 4 lbs. 13 oz, has 27.5 square feet of floor space, 42 inches of head room and 10 + 10 square feet of vestibule space. 

Find at REI.com

Marmot TungstenTent

Marmot Tungsten 2 Person Tent


Marmot Tungsten 2 Person Tent is a work horse.  It's a little on the heavier side at 5 lbs. 4 oz., but that little extra weight comes with an attrative price tag. You'd be hard pressed to find a better tent for the dollar. It has 32 square feet of floor space, 41 inches of head room and 9.8 + 5.2 square feet of vestibule space. 

Find at Backcountry.com
Find at REI.com

NEMO Dagger 3P Tent

NEMO Dagger 3P Tent


The NEMO Dagger 3P Tent is just about the perfect tent. With 43 sq ft of floor area and 42 inches of head room you can rest assured being cramped is not going to be an issue.  Plus this Ultralight tent packaged weight is only 4 lbs, 4 oz.

Find at Backcountry.com
Find at REI.com

REI Quarter Dome 2 Tent

REI Quarter Dome 2 Tent


REI Quarter Dome 2 Tent is a high quality 3 season shelter at a very reasonable price.  It only weights 3 lbs. 9 oz., has 28.7 square feet of floor space, 40 inches of head room and a roomy 6.7 + 6.7 square feet of vestibule space. 

Find at REI.com

MSR Elixir 2 Tent

MSR Elixir 2 Tent


We have a little bit of a "Trail Crush" on MSR products.  The Elixir 2 Tent is not different. It's packaged weight is 5 lbs. 13 oz., it has 29 square feet of floor space, 40 inches of head room and massive 8.75 + 8.75 square feet of vestibule space.  Bonus, it's not going to break the bank either. 

Find at Backcountry.com
Find at REI.com

Sierra Designs Nightwatch 2

Sierra Designs Nightwatch 2 Tent


Sierra Designs Nightwatch 2 person 3 season tent is perfect for the backcountry or the campground. It only weighs 5 pounds, has a roomy 30.5 square feet of floor space, 43.5 inches of head room and 7 + 7 square feet vestibule space. 

Find at Backcountry.com
Find at REI.com
Find at Altrec

The North Face Tadpole 2

The North Face Tadpole 2 Tent


The North Face Tadpole 2 Tent is simply an all around excellent tent. It's reasonably prices, only weights 4 lbs. 7 oz, has 29 square feet of floor area, 41 inches of head room and 8.8 square feet vestibule space. 

Find at Backcountry.com
Find at REI.com

Mountainsmith Morrison 2

Mountainsmith Morrison 2 person Tent


Mountainsmith Morrison 2 person Tent is designed for the budget minded hiker.  At 5 lb 8.0 oz it's still light enough to justify taking backpacking, but the below $200 price tag is what draws us to this classic tent.  It has 35 sq ft of floor space and 43.0 inches of head room, which both make for a roomy night of camping. 

Find at Backcountry.com

Mountain Hardwear Trango 2

Mountain Hardwear Trango 2 Tent


Mountain Hardwear Trango 2 is part tent, part bomb shelter.  This 4 season tent is comfortable just about anywhere in the world. It weighs 9 lbs. 13 oz, has 40 square feet of floor space, 38 inches of head room and 6 + 6 square feet vestibule area.  It's pricey, but we've been using a Trango for years and it is still one of our favorite tents of all time. 

Find at Backcountry.com
Find at REI.com

Gear Shopping? Find & price match here. Simple.

Compare prices from:  REI, Backcountry.com, Sierra Trading Post, Altrec, Patagonia and more!

tip: search for a specific item or type of gear