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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.
80
$450
Editors' Choice Award
This tent balances the key aspects of a backpacking tent better than all other models.
76
$500
Editors' Choice Award
For the ultralight backpacker who wants to hold on to some of the creature comforts of a dedicated pole tent.
76
$785
Top Pick Award
This beast is tough enough to push your backpacking trips into harsh conditions and winter months.
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.
70
$229
Best Buy Award
Camp in supreme, spacious comfort in this affordable model.
70
$250
It's big and heavy, but for short backpacking trips and car camping, it's a palace.
69
$299
Top Pick Award
Lightweight but not light on comfort, this is an excellent choice for two traveling fast and light.
66
$250
A comfortable car camping tent that we wouldn't mind taking on a weekend backpacking trip.
65
$200
Best Buy Award
An inexpensive model with a unique design that meets the needs of casual backpacking trips.
65
$190
This tent would be a top contender if not for its door and fly designs.
64
$169
For car campers and short backpacking adventures, this heavy tent is only light on your wallet.
61
$160
Affordable and covering all the basics, this tent is a great choice for budding backpackers.
58
$350
An impressive choice when low weight trumps the need for space and comfort.
55
$180
A super value, this workhorse of a tent is ideal for weekend backpackers, campers, and paddlers.
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.
43
$160
This budget-friendly model is roomy but also heavy and lacks some features we like.