With backpacking tents, you have a lightweight tent to take with you on any outdoor excursion. They unfold easily so you can rest and be protected from the elements. They really are one of those camping essentials.
A multi-person backpacking tent lets you share the adventure of a lifetime. Made of durable materials, the many products complete the perfect outdoor trip to the backcountry or during a weekend camping trip. Many tents for backpacking set up in minutes and are designed to last. They are easy to pitch time and again during any outdoor excursion.
In addition to size and durability, you also need to consider its weight, shape, and materials. Today’s choice of tents have many other features. The selections on this list will provide a better idea of what’s best for you. Weather and fire resistance, as well as durability, make the following backpacking tents the right choice.
- Top 10 Best Backpacking Tents for Camping
- Coleman Sundome Tent
- Coleman Cobra 3 Three Person Backpacking Tent
- Yellowstone Matterhorn 1 Tent – Green
- Coleman Bedrock Tent – 2 Person
- Coleman Aravis 2 Tunnel Tent – Green, Two Person
- Vango Atlas 200 2 Person Tent
- Coleman Coastline 2 Plus/Coleman Coastline 3 Compact Tent – Three Person
- Coleman Tatra 200 Semi Geodesic Tent – Green, Two Person
- Vango Pulsar 200 Tent
- Mountainsmith Morrison 2 Person 3 Season Tent
Top 10 Best Backpacking Tents for Camping
Accommodating up to six people, this 10 x 10 x 6 foot high tent fits two queen-sized airbeds. It can be set up in 10 minutes and also breaks down in the same amount of time. Insta-Clip poles make it easy to pitch and disassemble. The tent includes a rainfly and durable WeatherTec System that keeps you dry. A breathable ventilation system manages air flow inside and also keeps out the bugs. This large backpacking tent folds up to a manageable 26.7 x 8.4 x 7.9 inch pack size.
Available in two and three person models, this polyester tent has a wedged tunnel design for stability in high winds. The inner tent fabric is made of breathable polyester and No-See-Um mesh. Aluminum poles make it easy to set up in minutes while the materials are also fire resistant. When folded up, the tent is compact so it fits easily and neatly into a backpack for travel.
This one-person tent is great for campers, cyclists, and backpackers. Lightweight with a small pack size, it takes up a small amount of space and one individual can set it up in minutes. The tent, pegs, guyline, and carry bag are contained in a single package. The guylines and groundsheet are pre-attached. Featuring fire retardant materials, this tent is also roomy when fully pitched.
Easy to set up on any excursion, this tent is perfect whether you are on a multi-destination trip or a weekend getaway. The flysheet polyester fabric is PU coated with taped seams, while breathable polyester and No-See-Um mesh make up the inner fabric. It also has a PE groundsheet and fiberglass poles. In this tent, there’s enough room for resting and storage.
Weighing just 2.4kg, this two-person tent is ideal for any camper who likes to travel light. You’ll also find the tent to be highly stable in windy conditions. A porch has been integrated into the design, which keeps the kit more organized than most competing products. The tent is easy to set up; this adds convenience to any quick weekend getaway or festival. It packs down to 39 x 15 x 14 centimeters for easy transport.
Inner first pitching, pre-attached guylines, and heavy duty polesleeves make this tent easy and fast to pitch. Its taped seams and reinforcement points add stability, while it also offers a convenient ring and pin system. The inner fabric is breathable. Suitable in all conditions, the tent has mesh vents along with rain protection flaps. A part mesh inner door, sewn-in inner groundsheet, and fire-retardant fabric help make this a great tent for any type of outdoor getaway.
A two-person tent with a 2.7 m² sleeping area and 2.28 m² of storage space. The Coleman Coastline 2 Plus backpacking tent lets you sit back in minutes. Its rising groundsheet protects you from the elements and provides ventilation and interior air flow. A PVC window lets the light in. This tent even has storage pockets and a power cord vent. A three-person model offers quick erection and a convenient two-pole construction. In addition to strength and durability, it is easy to pack down and store inside a backpack.
With its semi-geodesic shape, this tent is highly stable. Durability is included thanks to a ripstop polyester flysheet and light, resilient aluminum poles. These add strength while making the entire structure extremely stable. There are two entrances, one on each side, adding protection from wind and rain. Also with this high-performance tent is a UV Guard and fire retardant materials adding to its veracity and safety.
Fast and simple pitching and packing is the standout feature of this tent. The flysheet and inner pitch are combined. It also has a specialized tension band system that affords stability in high, shifting winds. This can be removed in good weather. Other notables include a polyester waterproof flysheet and durable fabric. Three poles are lightweight and durable while this tent has ample living and storage space.
This freestanding two person tent has a 185T polyester rainfly, with a 2,000 millimeter rated polyurethane coating. Durable, protective surfaces also include a polyester floor with a 5,000 millimeter rated coating and breathable polyester tent material. This tent also features a bathtub floor. The flooring has taped seams, keeping the inside dry. A two-pole design and color-coded fly attachment system simplifies set up. The roomy interior has 35 ft² of main floor space and 14 ft² of vestibule space. There is ample light plus two doors, while the tent packs down to 7.5 x 18 inches. For convenience, set-up instructions are printed right on the stuff sack.
Amar was born and raised in England and embarked on an 11-country round-the-world gap year after graduation and then became well and truly hooked. The first gap year inspired a second, which ended up being a 23-country down-the-world trip from Canada to Antarctica. Since then, Amar has spent the last 14 years traveling the 7 continents.