Are you looking for the best camping tents for your next camping adventure? Then you probably know that picking one out isn’t that simple: There are tents for summer, tents for winter, tents for all seasons, tents for backpacking, tents for campgrounds…and on the list goes. It’s not easy to find the right camping tents at a good price, so we’ve found the the top camping tents of 2017 to make your job a whole lot easier. These tents are easy to put together, durable, weather resistant a variety of ways – and you can buy them online!
Note on prices: Because the best camping tents are bigger-ticket items, prices do fluctuate based on availability, model type, and so on. So take our prices as a general guideline, they are typically close to the mark. If you are worried about spending too much, wait until the off seasons, where prices generally go down.
The Nemo Losi is a remarkable tent for backpacking – and we mean real backpacking, the sort that has you out for a days or weeks at a time, where you have to scout out your own camping space on the trail and carry your own water purification system. At a little less than 5 pounds, it’s easier to bundle up and carry and than many tents, and comes with both two doors and a full mesh canopy.
We know that this tent sounds (and looks) primarily like a summer tent, but it does come fully seamtaped and with enough waterproofing materials to use it for rainier weather. It’s not the best in very cold conditions, but it is highly versatile otherwise.
Also, if you’re interested in solo camping and not sure if the Losi is right for you, we still recommend it. It’s light and very easy to set up, and you’ll probably enjoy the extra room. Plus, if you ever want to bring someone else along, you’ll have the option.
Do you need a larger tent for friends or family? This affordable Big Agnes tent can easily hold 4 to 8 people (depending on the version that you get, our price is for the four-person version), and with color-coded poles and parts it’s a cinch to put together, even if not everyone knows what they’re doing. There are two access doors with storm flaps that can double as shade-makers, and all seams are taped with waterproof materials plus some reflective tape for seeing the tent at night. On the inside the ten includes 10 mesh storage bags, and the ability to separate the tent into a large room and a small room with a partition wall.
Of course, the catch to all this luxury is that this more of a glamping model – it’s not really going to work anywhere but a campground unless you’re will to work hard for it. However, it is particularly sturdy and weather-resistant for a tent of this size, so if bad weather does hit, you’ll be ready for it. Just make sure that you have a lot of space!
Are you ready for more of a challenge? This North Face camping tent is designed for 4-season weather and rougher, more ambitious, “hike in Patagonia” adventures. It’s made to hold a variety of personal items in pouches, but also comes equipped with powerful water resistant finishes, mesh for summer mosquitos, and other flourishes. Take them away to create a 7-and-a-half pound tent that one of you can carry on your mountain hikes, or add in the comfort items for a near-12 pound tent for less strenuous hiking plans. Either way, this tent can take it. The only key is making sure that you can afford it, because the best camping tents don’t come cheaply.