Staying ahead of the pack each time, the Anjan 2 GT keeps coming back for an award; this year, we've given it our Top Pick Award for Weather Resistance. This is the most storm-worthy backpacking tent we tested and its versatility and durability, along with its weather resistance performance, are unmatched for its 4 lb. 1 oz. weight. Top-tier materials, poles, and a time-tested tunnel design quickly made this tent an all-star choice.
The impressive 27 sq. ft. vestibule was far and away the largest vestibule space amongst all the tents we tested (the next closest was 20 sq. ft. in the ALPS Mountaineering Lynx, which — despite the roomy vestibule — was the poorest-scoring tent in the review). Thanks to its roomy storage space, the GT 2 is ideal for extended bike trips, backpacking trips, or just any trip where you have some extra baggage. If we were to have a single tent for all three-season trips, including backpacking, car camping, bicycle touring, kayaking, and more, this award winner would be it. So far we've used this tent from Maine to Washington State, on bike trips down Mexico's Baja Peninsula, backpacking trips in the Sierra and Montana, and through India and Nepal.
Our Top Pick Award winner is also available with roomier dimensions as the Hilleberg Anjan 3 GT. For $835, $40 more than the 2-person version, users get some extra room to spread out, which is especially nice if you're likely to find yourself waiting out a storm in the tent.