Tents and Shelters

Recent Tent/Shelter Reviews

Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL1

rated 4 of 5 stars A 1-person, ultralight, 3-season backpacking tent, the Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL1 provides reasonable comfort and very good weather resistance for a packed weight of 2lb 1oz. I bought my Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL1 a little over a year ago, after doing a LOT of research. I’d set a goal of 4lb for my tent, sleeping pad, and sleeping bag, and the Fly Creek let me come in at about 1oz over. Close enough for me! I can easily shave that ounce by leaving stuff sacks at home.  A “semi-freestanding”… Full review

Marmot Halo 6P

rated 5 of 5 stars 30+ years camping, hunting, backpacking experience—favorite tent of all time. We have had this tent for several years now. We have had no issues with it whatsoever. We camp all over the place with this, and while it's far too bulky to carry in a backpack by one person, we do tend to backpack with this tent or ride in on horses/mules to camp with this tent more often than any other. The height in this tent is phenomenal. The fact that we can fit our family of five, hounds, and all our gear in here… Full review

Marmot Tungsten 2P

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Not the lightest, but durable and roomy. This is a good all round tent, but won’t suit those obsessed with weight or super-compact sizes. Easy to set up. Can be done in pouring rain by laying out the footprint and frame first, throw the fly over, then install the inner. Like all "2P" tents, it’s really suited to only one. Have had no issues with rain or dampness. Good for canoe camping, not great for ultralight hikes. Full review

The North Face VE 25

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Can resist the worst the world can give... I have two of the first VE25 that came after the VE24 was fazed out. The other I just got is the full expedition model, black floor full yellow tent and fly. I have noticed that the two, as far as material, are not the same. Although the floor on #2 is thicker the tent material seems thin and lightweight. The older model had coating on the outer front door and rear door section. The newer model does not. Also the older fly the coating was on the outside… Full review

Marmot EOS 1P

rated 5 of 5 stars Used the EOS 1P for 10 years of loaded bicycle touring and backpacking. I love my EOS 1P. I bought one 10 years ago for two reasons—weight and the length of the poles when they are folded. I use it for long solo bicycle touring so I wanted to be able to pack everything inside my panniers. After 14,000 miles of touring in all conditions I will purchase another one if this one ever wears out. So far the zippers and screens are perfect. The rainfly has a sticky feel from age but it still repels water. Full review

Eddie Bauer EB-30004.2

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Not a wet weather tent...at all!!!! I won this tent as a door prize at a work function 12 years ago (around 2006 or '07 maybe). I never used it much until my boys got to an age where they wanted to camp. So I’ve used it several times in the backyard in ideal conditions. Now, I’m on an across-the-country journey. The first few nights in Custer, S.D., I slept without the fly on and it was great...pretty moist inside by morning, but it was humid and hot during the day and was down to 50 at night,… Full review

Northwest Territory First Up Dome Tent 9.5 x 11

rated 3 of 5 stars The tent is nice, but the rain cover flies off with a little wind. I tried to get it back but it attached to a tree about 30 feet up. Anyone know how to get a new rain cover? Full review

The North Face Stormbreak 1

rated 4 of 5 stars Two pole 'X' design is stable in wind, reasonable light weight, rain-fly vestibule big enough for outside storage. I tried the MSR one-person tent, the NF Stormbreak 1 is better. Easy to set up, has color coded lanyards. Free standing. Cross pole design very stable in wind. Added longer tent stakes. Waterproof spray sealed the rain fly. Use a piece of Tyvek house wrap as a ground tarp...very lightweight and keeps water out (tyvek label faces the ground). I have had snowdrifts pile up outside, and… Full review

Gossamer Gear The One

rated 5 of 5 stars The One tent from Gossamer Gear met all of my expectations for a solo tent. I found it to be easy to set up, comfortable to be in, and lightweight. It has all the headroom and storage space I need, and I liked the open views and ventilation from the front. Gossamer Gear’s The One tent is a one-person tent that hits all of my requirements in one small package. I’m picky about one-person tents, more so than with a two-person tent. Most two-person tents I’ve tested inherently feel bigger and… Full review

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 Glow-in-the-Dark Polypropylene Rope Guy Line
$8
AceCamp Utility Cord Guy Line
$5
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
$27 - $59
Alite Sierra Shack Three-Season
$110
 
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
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Alpine Mountain Gear Solo Plus Alaskan Three-Season
$150 MSRP
ALPS Mountaineering 2-Person Floor Saver Footprint
$20 - $23
ALPS Mountaineering 3-Person Floor Saver Footprint
$24 - $31
ALPS Mountaineering 4-Person Floor Saver Footprint
$25 - $35
ALPS Mountaineering 5-Person Floor Saver Footprint
$40
ALPS Mountaineering 6-Person Floor Saver Footprint
$39 - $47
ALPS Mountaineering Aries 2 Three-Season
$125 - $183
ALPS Mountaineering Aries 2 Floor Saver Footprint
$13 - $19
ALPS Mountaineering Aries 3 Three-Season
$169 - $207
ALPS Mountaineering Aries 3 Floor Saver Footprint
$28 - $34
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Camp Creek 4-Person Three-Season
$160
ALPS Mountaineering Camp Creek 6-Person Three-Season
$175 - $199
ALPS Mountaineering Camp Creek Two-Room
$245 - $349
ALPS Mountaineering Chaos 1 Floor Saver Footprint
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Chaos 2 Three-Season
$150 - $199
ALPS Mountaineering Chaos 2 Floor Saver Footprint
$19 - $26
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
ALPS Mountaineering Chaos 3 Three-Season
$180 - $289
ALPS Mountaineering Chaos 3 Floor Saver Footprint
$24 - $34
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
ALPS Mountaineering Comet 1.5 Three-Season
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Edge 2 Three-Season
discontinued
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Edge 4 Three-Season
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Extreme 2 Three-Season
$200
ALPS Mountaineering Extreme 2 Floor Saver Footprint
$24
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Extreme 3 Three-Season
$180 - $239
ALPS Mountaineering Extreme 3 Footprint Footprint
$24 - $34
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
ALPS Mountaineering Extreme 3 Outfitter Three-Season
$320 MSRP
ALPS Mountaineering Galaxy 2 Three-Season
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
ALPS Mountaineering Glacier 2 3-4 Season Convertible
discontinued
ALPS Mountaineering Gradient 2 Floor Saver Footprint
ALPS Mountaineering Gradient 3 Three-Season
ALPS Mountaineering Gradient 3 Floor Saver Footprint
ALPS Mountaineering Hydrus 1 Three-Season
ALPS Mountaineering Hydrus 1 Floor Saver Footprint
ALPS Mountaineering Hydrus 2 Three-Season
$176
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Jagged Peak 2 Four-Season
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