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The Best Tents and Shelters for Camping and Backpacking

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.

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Four-Season Tents

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3-4 Season Convertible Tents

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Three-Season Tents

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Warm Weather Tents

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Bivy Sacks

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Tarps and Shelters

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Bug Shelters

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Hammocks and Accessories

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Tent Accessories

What’s the “best” tent or shelter for you? Consider your personal outdoor needs, preferences, and budget: