Tents and Shelters

Ready for a night out? Whether you’re an ultralight alpinist, family of backpackers, devoted hanger, or comfort camper, you'll find the best tents, tarps, and hammocks for your outdoor overnights right here.

Check out our top picks below—including price comparisons—to shelter you in any terrain, trip, or season: winter mountaineering, three-season thru-hiking, warm weather car camping, hammock hanging, alpine bivys, tarps, and emergency shelter.

Or you can browse our thousands of independent tent and shelter ratings and reviews by product type, brand, or price. Written by real-world hikers, backpackers, alpinists, climbers, and paddlers, Trailspace community reviews will help you select a dependable, field-tested, outdoor abode just right for your next adventure.

Learn more about how to choose a tent/shelter below »

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$500 and above

Top-Rated Tents and Shelters

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Mountain Hardwear Hoopster 4
Mountain Hardwear
Hoopster 4
Four-Season Tent
$600
Giga Tent Mt. Washington
Giga Tent
Mt. Washington
Three-Season Tent
$160
NEMO Switch 1 Footprint
NEMO
Switch 1 Footprint
Footprint
$40
Big Agnes Scout Plus UL2 Footprint
Big Agnes
Scout Plus UL2 Footprint
Footprint
$56 - $70
Exped Andromeda II Footprint
Exped
Andromeda II Footprint
Footprint
$59
The North Face FP Mica FL 1
The North Face
FP Mica FL 1
Footprint
$35 - $50
Big Agnes Rabbit Ears 4 Footprint
Big Agnes
Rabbit Ears 4 Footprint
Footprint
$40 - $50
Slumberjack Trail Tent 2
Slumberjack
Trail Tent 2
Three-Season Tent
$100
Big Agnes Angel Springs UL2
Big Agnes
Angel Springs UL2
Three-Season Tent
$380
Hilleberg Mesh Box 20
Hilleberg
Mesh Box 20
Tent Accessory
$345
Crux X2 Bomb
Crux
X2 Bomb
Four-Season Tent
$899
Hilleberg Nallo 4 GT
Hilleberg
Nallo 4 GT
Four-Season Tent
$940
Big Agnes Fishhook UL 2 Footprint
Big Agnes
Fishhook UL 2 Footprint
Footprint
$60
Hilleberg Nallo 4
Hilleberg
Nallo 4
Four-Season Tent
$825
Exped Aries Mesh Footprint
Exped
Aries Mesh Footprint
Footprint
$28
The North Face FP Kaiju 4
The North Face
FP Kaiju 4
Footprint
$42 - $50
Big Agnes Red Dirt Cabin 6
Big Agnes
Red Dirt Cabin 6
Three-Season Tent
$1,000
Sierra Designs Mirage 2
Sierra Designs
Mirage 2
Three-Season Tent
$520 - $699
Sierra Designs Zia 4 Tent
Sierra Designs
Zia 4 Tent
Three-Season Tent
$390
Mountainsmith Conifer Footprint
Mountainsmith
Conifer Footprint
Footprint
$32 - $42
Black Diamond Guiding Light Ground Cloth
Black Diamond
Guiding Light Ground Cloth
Footprint
$45 - $49
Terra Nova Laser Photon 2
Terra Nova
Laser Photon 2
Three-Season Tent
$300 - $499
Hilleberg Anjan 3
Hilleberg
Anjan 3
Three-Season Tent
$40 - $635
Black Diamond Fitzroy Vestibule
Black Diamond
Fitzroy Vestibule
Vestibule
$106 - $139
Big Agnes Lone Spring 2
Big Agnes
Lone Spring 2
Three-Season Tent
$200 - $229
Terra Nova Aspect 1 Groundsheet Protector
Terra Nova
Aspect 1 Groundsheet Protector
Footprint
$35 - $44
Sea to Summit Specialist Solo Groundsheet
Sea to Summit
Specialist Solo Groundsheet
Footprint
$49
Brooks-Range Tension 30
Brooks-Range
Tension 30
Three-Season Tent
$420
Exped Gemini 3
Exped
Gemini 3
Three-Season Tent
$499
NEMO Tenshi Pawprint
NEMO
Tenshi Pawprint
Footprint
$60 - $129
Hilleberg Rogen Mesh Inner
Hilleberg
Rogen Mesh Inner
Tent Accessory
$190
Sierra Designs Flash 3
Sierra Designs
Flash 3
Three-Season Tent
$400
Easton Rimrock 3
Easton
Rimrock 3
Three-Season Tent
$239 - $298
Snow Peak Recta Tarp
Snow Peak
Recta Tarp
Tarp/Shelter
$600
Terra Nova Duolite Tourer
Terra Nova
Duolite Tourer
Three-Season Tent
$400
Rab Element 2 Ground Cloth
Rab
Element 2 Ground Cloth
Footprint
$45
Kelty DAC Aluminum 'J' Stake
Kelty
DAC Aluminum 'J' Stake
Stake
$15
Mountain Hardwear Trango 3
Mountain Hardwear
Trango 3
Four-Season Tent
$470 - $700
Easton Slickrock 3 Footprint
Easton
Slickrock 3 Footprint
Footprint
$32 - $39
Big Agnes Big House 6 Footprint
Big Agnes
Big House 6 Footprint
Footprint
$44 - $55
The North Face Mica 1 Footprint
The North Face
Mica 1 Footprint
Footprint
$40 - $59
NEMO Obi 1P
NEMO
Obi 1P
Three-Season Tent
$320 - $429
Easton Hat Trick 3P
Easton
Hat Trick 3P
Three-Season Tent
$600 - $649
Kelty Trail Ridge 3 Footprint
Kelty
Trail Ridge 3 Footprint
Footprint
$38 - $39
Sierra Designs Mojo 2 Footprint
Sierra Designs
Mojo 2 Footprint
Footprint
$50
Mountain Hardwear Hoopla/Hoop Dreams Center Pole
Mountain Hardwear
Hoopla/Hoop Dreams Center Pole
Tent Accessory
$30 - $40
 
Exped
Gemini !V Footprint
Footprint
$79
Eagles Nest Outfitters Hammock Repair Kit
Eagles Nest Outfitters
Hammock Repair Kit
Hammock Accessory
$3
Marmot Hammer 2P
Marmot
Hammer 2P
Three-Season Tent
$528 - $529
Big Agnes Rabbit Ears 4
Big Agnes
Rabbit Ears 4
Three-Season Tent
$200 - $249
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What’s the “best” tent or shelter for you? Consider your personal outdoor needs, preferences, and budget:

  • Conditions:
    First, and most important, in what seasons, conditions, and terrain will you use your tent, tarp, or hammock? Choose a shelter that can handle the conditions you expect to encounter (rain, snow, wind, heat, humidity, biting insects, an energetic scout troop), but don’t buy more tent than you truly need, and don’t expect one tent to do it all.
  • Capacity:
    Tents are typically classified by sleeping capacity (i.e. one-person, two-person, etc). However, a tent's stated sleeping capacity usually does not include much (or any) space for your gear and there’s no sizing standard between tent manufacturers. Some users size up.
  • Livability:
    Will you use the tent as a basecamp or is it an emergency shelter only? To determine if you and your gear will fit, look at the shelter’s dimensions, including floor and vestibule square areas, height and headroom (including at the sides), plus the number and placement of doors, gear lofts, and pockets, to assess personal livability, comfort, and footprint.
  • Weight and Packed Size:
    If you’ll be backpacking, climbing, cycling, or otherwise carrying that shelter, consider its weight, packed size (and your pack it needs to fit in), and its space-to-weight ratio before automatically opting for the bigger tent. Paddlers and car campers have more room to work with, but everyone should consider how the tent and its parts pack up for stowage.
  • Design:
    Tents come in various designs. Freestanding tents can stand alone without stakes or guy lines and can be easily moved or have dirt and other debris shaken out without being disassembled, though they still need to be staked out. Rounded, geodesic domes are stable and able to withstand heavy snow loads and wind. Tunnel tents are narrow and rectangular, and large family cabin tents are best for warm-weather campground outings.
  • Other features and specs to consider include single versus double-wall, ease of setup, stability, weather resistance, ventilation, , and any noteworthy features.
  • Read more in our guide to tents.