Tents and Shelters

Recent Tent/Shelter Reviews

Dutchware Hookworm

rated 5 of 5 stars Less than a gram, but these tiny titanium hooks make a huge impact. Super fast setup, adjustment, and take down are the norm with these on your shelter tie outs. Dutchware at its simplest. These tiny hooks are threaded onto a line that is permanently attached to your stake. A knot at the end of the line prevents them from falling off. Just a tiny titanium hook with a hole in the center and a bit of a nib on the other end. A twisted loop of line tossed over the end of the nib gets drawn tight and… Full review

Dutchware Continuous Ridgeline

rated 5 of 5 stars As usual, Dutchware took something simple and made it even simpler. 35' of ridgeline with a Dutch Hook on one end plus a Dutch Tarp Wasp that goes wherever you put it on the line and stays there. Fast, knotless setup and take down for the tarp user on the go. Components: 35' of 1.75mm dyneema provides the line in this ridgeline. You can order it with or without reflective threads woven in. This is a strong, yet light line that doesn't stretch much at all under stress.On one end a Dutch Hook has… Full review

Marmot Taku

rated 3 of 5 stars The Taku is a Goretex, single-walled tube style tent made to keep the cold out and the warmth in. The lack of vestibule, inability to free-stand, and leaky floor leave too much to be desired for the large price tag. Setup: The Taku utilizes three “hoop” semi circular poles to provide integrity to the tent. Each pole becomes consecutively smaller moving towards the foot. The first two poles are inserted into reinforced pockets in the interior of the tent. The third pole is put in place on the… Full review

Slumberjack Contour Bivy

rated 4.5 of 5 stars First shelter I carry for survival. I purchased my first Slumberjack Contour bivy in 2010 on the advice of my son. I carried it on a motorcycle trip that started in Death Valley where I survived a 50-mile-an-hour sandstorm. Later on that same trip while in Zion during flash floods it saved me from torrential rains. While in Bryce during a snowfall of two feet it kept me warm, maybe up to 10° difference, while my three-season tent protected me from the snow. I'm sorry it only lasted eight years. Full review

MSR FreeLite 1

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a very light tent that packs small. It's not for people who like to have a roomy tent, but there is room to keep your pack and other things either inside or in the vestibule. I bought this tent at an REI garage sale. I have been working to decrease my pack weight for a while and liked the look and setup of this tent. It is under 3 pounds and packs very small. I recently purchased a smaller backpack (45 l) since I don't usually go backpacking in the winter months anymore. So, although I love… Full review

Lawson Hammock Blue Ridge Camping Hammock

rated 4 of 5 stars Very good. I love this hammock. Not light and bulky to carry, but very comfortable. I love this hammock. It allows me to have a flat lay which allows me to sleep on my side. The only drawback is that it is very heavy and bulky compared to other camping hammocks. Full review

Marmot Hypno

rated 5 of 5 stars Great for a beginner. Maybe not quite three-season. Setup: Easiest tent to set up. Takes less than five minutes by yourself (quicker after practice). Stability: Stayed secure in 30+ mph winds Weather: Bathtub base keeps you dry in any wet conditions. Ventilation: Excellent, zero condensation issues with mesh top. But maybe too much when the temp drops. Storage: Rainfly extends to cover each side door, pack, boots etc fit nicely. Packabilty: Compact. Had more than enough room left in pack. Have never… Full review

L.L.Bean Microlight Ul 2-Person Backpacking Tent

rated 4 of 5 stars Very lightweight, freestanding tent for two (-ish). This is not for the tall or wide, but as seen in the pics, it fits two Klymit Static V's with about a foot to spare in length. My main point of this review is to show the size of the tent. I haven't managed to make it outside yet. The tent packs up small and is very light. There is ample headroom for two, but it could be a bit longer. I prefer to keep my packs inside the tent to keep creepy crawlers off and out. Ever had a scorpion in your backpack? Full review

Enlightened Equipment Accomplice

rated 4.5 of 5 stars An ultralight and ultracomfy sleeping solution for two, with top-quality treated down fill, silk-like shell fabric and thoughtful details. Save weight, sleep with a friend! For years we have used an opened-up TNF rectangular bag, now probably 25 years-old, as a summer sleeping quilt for the two of us. In winter, we zip it together with its twin for more airtight warmth down into the teens if not single digits. But as of 25 years ago, 700 or maybe 750 fill down was the good stuff, and shell materials… 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
$30 - $44
Alite Sierra Shack Three-Season
$97 - $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
$19 - $23
ALPS Mountaineering 3-Person Floor Saver Footprint
$26 - $31
ALPS Mountaineering 4-Person Floor Saver Footprint
$29 - $35
ALPS Mountaineering 5-Person Floor Saver Footprint
$32 - $36
ALPS Mountaineering 6-Person Floor Saver Footprint
$48
ALPS Mountaineering Aries 2 Three-Season
$184
ALPS Mountaineering Aries 2 Floor Saver Footprint
$19
ALPS Mountaineering Aries 3 Three-Season
$159 - $207
ALPS Mountaineering Aries 3 Floor Saver Footprint
$28 - $34
ALPS Mountaineering Camp Creek 4-Person Three-Season
$130 - $199
ALPS Mountaineering Camp Creek 6-Person Three-Season
$162 - $199
ALPS Mountaineering Camp Creek Two-Room
$200 - $349
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Chaos 2 Three-Season
$123 - $259
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