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Michael Wood
Michael Wood

Michael Wood

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Michael Wood grew up in South Lake Tahoe, CA, where he developed a passion for nature and outdoor recreation. He split his time between the mountains of the Sierra Nevadas and the central valley where he sold produce from his family’s ranch at local markets, making him very familiar with canopy tents he tests. In 2016 he graduated with a B.S. degree in environmental studies from the University of Oregon, and his passion for nature and the outdoors led him back to his hometown. When he’s not reviewing gear, he is taking wildlife photography, mountain biking, backpacking or skiing, and constantly searching for the next adventure. Growing up surrounded by the majestic Sierra Nevadas has not only imbued him with a passion for the outdoors but has also provided him with a wealth of experience when it comes to outdoor recreation.

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Best Canopy Tent of 2022

Best Canopy Tent of 2022

If you're on the prowl for a canopy tent to suit your needs, you've come to the right place. Our experienced team has studied and tested nine canopy tents from three separate categories...
How to Choose a Canopy Tent

How to Choose a Canopy Tent

New to the canopy market, or just want help narrowing your search? This article has your back. Our experts break down the options on the market to help you
Eurmax Premium 10x10 Pop Up
Editors' Choice

Eurmax Premium 10x10 Pop Up

Despite the heavy weight of this tent, it's both easy to transport and set up due to its phenomenal carrying case and overall quality of the structure. Quick release tabs and high-quality...
E-Z Up Pyramid
Best Buy

E-Z Up Pyramid

A solid commercial canopy tent, this model is easy to transport and set up, plus provides plenty of floor space and sun protection. An all-around good shelter, the steel frame provides...
Clam Outdoors Quick-Set Escape
Top Pick

Clam Outdoors Quick-Set Escape

Due to the unique pop-out design, this camping canopy offers a rapid setup and plenty of protection from bugs, rain, or wind. The provided guy-lines and stakes give this tent extra...
Neso 1

Neso 1

Lightweight and easy to set up, this beach tent and is great for keeping beachgoers out of the sun. That is, until the wind picks up and then you have less of shelter and more of a kite.
Big Agnes Three Forks Shelter

Big Agnes Three Forks Shelter

This beach canopy offers protection for four people to fit easily and enough stability options to make this shelter accessible in windy conditions. The three-pole design allows for easy...
REI Co-op Screen House

REI Co-op Screen House

This camping canopy is easy to set-up and transport due to a low weight. Offering enough floor space to be placed over a picnic table and house up to six people, this tent is great for...
Amazon Basics Pop-Up

Amazon Basics Pop-Up

At $110, this is an accessible canopy tent for occasional one-day use. Due to the cheapness of materials and design, this tent won't hold up for multi-day exposures or constant use. Set...
Caddis Rapid Shelter

Caddis Rapid Shelter

This shelter is a durable and reliable canopy tent. The materials are good quality and the quick release system limits the stress of set-up. As far as transportation goes, the heaviness and
Kelty Discovery Shade Shelter

Kelty Discovery Shade Shelter

The only tent to come with a detachable wind wall, the Discovery utilizes a steel frame for maximum structural integrity. A hybrid tent, this shelter works well at parks or the beach due...
PahaQue Cottonwood LT

PahaQue Cottonwood LT

For beach canopies, few can rival the integrity and weather resistance of this one. That strength comes at a cost, though, in its portability

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