Tents and Shelters

Recent Tent/Shelter Reviews

Hilleberg Enan

rated 4 of 5 stars Replaces my bivy sack i will not give a detailed review because an excellent detailed review (by Mike Gartman) has already been posted. I just want to add some not so obvious additional points. The first time I set this tent up I had some bad tent breathing motion of the outer relative to the inner, so they would touch in strong wind gusts. When I got the tent home I realized that on the two triangular head and foot sections of the tent there are a total of 4 loops that could have additional guys… Full review

Therm-a-Rest Down Snuggler

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I’ve tried this underquilt a few times in the backyard, but not yet overnight in the woods. twice in the low 30’s it’s still been a little cool on my shoulder areas. I had to add a thin foam pad (from packing material that I salvaged) under my shoulders. I’m still experimenting with which end to use the adjustable cord side on. With my thermarest snuggler I noticed it was better to put the adjustable side on the head end to really snug it up under the hammock and bring more cover up around… Full review

Eureka! Mountain Pass 2XT

rated 5 of 5 stars Great tent. My wife and I used this tent for 199 days on the Appalachian Trail.  Eureka tents are the best. I've been camping in Eureka tents for nearly 40 years. Full review

Grand Shelters IceBox Igloo Tool

rated 4 of 5 stars An ingenious system that can be used to build igloos for up to five happy campers. Works as advertised, but using it efficiently requires a lot of experience, especially with difficult snow. I don’t recall when I first heard about the Icebox, but I do recall being pretty interested when an engineering-minded neighbor back in Vermont bought one. He built one igloo up in the fields behind his house, then promptly stashed the Icebox in his garage and more or less forgot about it. When he heard we… Full review

Kelty Grand Mesa 2

rated 5 of 5 stars After researching 2-3 man tents for a while I stumbled across the Grand Mesa 2. I found it at Academy Sports. It was on sale for $68. I'm guessing it was a returned item. All of the other lightweight tents I have been looking at were between $300-$500. So I thought I would give it a shot. I haven't used it yet, only setting it up in my hotel room before heading offshore for two weeks. It was real simple to set up. Seemed sturdy and has ample room for myself, 6'1" 225 lb. There is also enough room… Full review

My Trail Poncho UL Tarp

rated 3.5 of 5 stars For those willing to accept compromises in the pursuit of a low pack weight, the Poncho UL Tarp provides a reasonably durable, value option for rain gear, pack cover, and shelter—with a few important caveats. The Poncho UL Tarp is at its best as rain wear, pack cover, and shelter in more moderate conditions, but high winds or sustained heavy rain can make the user vulnerable to the elements. However, due to its versatility, it is an ideal multi-use item for day packs, emergency bags, etc. What… Full review

REI Half Dome 1 Plus Tent

rated 4 of 5 stars I got the 2018 version of this tent for Christmas. And have spent 10 nights in it so far. It is a well made three-season tent, with a lot of space for a solo tent. The plus stands for more room. The new version of this tent now has a DAC pole hub and a reconfigured vestibule. The tear drop door opens wide and there is a pocket in the ceiling to stash the door out of your way for great access to the inside of the tent. There is a pocket each side of the door and two ceiling pockets for organization. Full review

Cabela's Alaskan Guide

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Pretty much impossible for one person to set up in windy conditions. Too much ventilation for cold weather camping. Full review

ALPS Mountaineering Camp Creek 4-Person

rated 2.5 of 5 stars I can walk in and out without bending (5'7"). Easy to set up by one person if you don't get flustered. Easy up. Easily repacked. Door width and height. Don't have to step up way up and over the door jamb. I have not used this particular tent yet, but can't wait. I plan on miles with it this coming spring/summer/fall and will definitely confirm the usability and comfort of this tent. Full review

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Aegismax Wind Hard Quilt Top Quilt
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Alpine Mountain Gear Solo Plus Alaskan Three-Season
$150 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Atak Outdoor Lighted Tent Stakes Stake
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Polyethylene Plastic Sheeting Tarp Tarp/Shelter
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
BlueField Emergency Tarp Tarp/Shelter
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
BugBaffler Insect Protective Headnet Bug Net
$9 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Clam Quick-Set Escape Warm Weather
$300 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Double Black Diamond Top Quilt
$35 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Fullyy hammock bugnet Bug Net
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Go Roam Hammock Hammock
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Hike-N-Light Tyvek tent footprints Footprint
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Jeep 3-Room Screen Combo Dome Tent 3-4 Season Convertible
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kamp-Rite Oversize Tent Cot Three-Season
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
KidCo PeaPod
$80 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Merkapa XL Double Parachute Nylon Hammock Hammock
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Miltec by Sturm One-Man Recon Tent Three-Season
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (2)
Peaktop 8 Man Big Tunnel Spider Family Group Camping Tent
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
ProForce Jungle Hammock with Mosquito Net Hammock
$59 MSRP
 
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Rhino G-4 Grand Geodesic Tent Four-Season
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Standing Room 100 Hanging Tent Three-Season
Topist Mosquito Net Hammock Hammock
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Vision Bedding Blanket Top Quilt
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Vivere Parachute Nylon Hammock Hammock
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
3F Gear Lanshan 2
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
ABC Tents Type 1 Four-Season
discontinued
 
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Academy Broadway 6-1/2-Ft. x 7-Ft. 3-Person Dome Tent Three-Season
 
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Academy Broadway tent Four-Season
 
AceCamp Multi-Layer Reflective Tent Tarp/Shelter
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Adventure 16 Bug Bivy Bivy Sack
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Adventure Designs Diamondback Four-Season
Alite Meadow Mat Under Quilt
$39 - $59
Alite Sierra Shack Three-Season
$105 - $139
 
user rating: 0 of 5 (1)
Alpine Design hammock
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (6)
Alpine Design Hiker Biker Three-Season
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Alpine Design Hiker Biker II
 
user rating: 2 of 5 (2)
Alpine Design Horizon Dome 9 Tent
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (3)
Alpine Design Mesa 8 Tent with Screen Porch Three-Season
ALPS Mountaineering 2-Person Floor Saver Footprint
$18 - $19
ALPS Mountaineering 3-Person Floor Saver Footprint
$24 - $31
ALPS Mountaineering 4-Person Floor Saver Footprint
$27 - $35
ALPS Mountaineering 5-Person Floor Saver Footprint
$32 - $36
ALPS Mountaineering 6-Person Floor Saver Footprint
$48
ALPS Mountaineering Aries 2 Three-Season
$138 - $183
ALPS Mountaineering Aries 2 Floor Saver Footprint
$18 - $19
ALPS Mountaineering Aries 3 Three-Season
$156 - $207
ALPS Mountaineering Aries 3 Floor Saver Footprint
$26 - $27
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Camp Creek 4-Person Three-Season
$130 - $199
ALPS Mountaineering Camp Creek 6-Person Three-Season
$162 - $249
ALPS Mountaineering Camp Creek Two-Room
$227 - $349
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Chaos 2 Three-Season
$150 - $259
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