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Backpacking Tent Ratings Summary

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Score Product Price Our Take
80
$400
Editors' Choice Award
Scoring the highest throughout our tests, this lightweight model offers premium performance and comfort.
79
$450
Editors' Choice Award
This tent balances the key aspects of a backpacking tent better than all other models.
77
$785
Top Pick Award
This beast is tough enough to push your backpacking trips into harsh conditions and winter months.
77
$500
Top Pick Award
This tent offers enough room for three, without weighing you down.
75
$400
Top Pick Award
A surprisingly comfortable, lightweight tent.
74
$299
An versatile tent for traveling fast and light.
74
$500
Editors' Choice Award
For the ultralight backpacker who wants to hold on to some of the creature comforts of a dedicated pole tent.
74
$400
A solid choice that covers all the bases well as a tent for two.
73
$379
When the weather is questionable, you'll be glad you packed this model.
73
$229
Best Buy Award
Camp in supreme, spacious comfort in this affordable model.
68
$250
It's big and heavy, but for car camping or paddling trips, it provides great comfort at a great price.
66
$250
An inexpensive tent made from lower quality materials great for the occasional car camper.
66
$250
A comfortable car camping tent that we wouldn't mind taking on a weekend backpacking trip.
64
$200
Best Buy Award
An inexpensive model with a unique design that meets the needs of casual backpacking trips.
64
$169
For car campers and short backpacking adventures, this heavy tent is only light on your wallet.
60
$180
A super value, this workhorse of a tent is ideal for weekend backpackers, campers, and paddlers.
58
$350
An impressive choice when low weight trumps the need for space and comfort.
57
$190
This tent would be a top contender if not for its door and fly designs.
51
$150
It can't compete with top-tier tents, yet its low price provides a bargain to outdoor overnighters who avoid adverse weather conditions.
48
$160
This budget-friendly model is roomy but also heavy and lacks some features we like.