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

Eureka! Tent Stakes added Feb 18, 2019
$2
Eureka! Summer Pass 3 added Feb 18, 2019
$270
Eureka! Space Camp 6 added Feb 18, 2019
$420
Eureka! Space Camp 4 added Feb 18, 2019
$320
Eureka! Summer Pass 2 added Feb 18, 2019
$220
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
My Trail Poncho UL Tarp added Feb 10, 2019
$100 MSRP
Nite Ize Reflective Cord added Feb 5, 2019
$9
Black Diamond Distance added Jan 31, 2019
$250
Big Agnes Bird Beak SL3 Vestibule added Jan 24, 2019
$120
Big Agnes Bird Beak SL2 added Jan 24, 2019
$430
MSR Zoic 2 added Jan 24, 2019
$350
Outdoor Research Stargazer Bivy added Jan 24, 2019
$259
Outdoor Research Interstellar Bivy added Jan 24, 2019
$275
Big Agnes Bird Beak SL4 added Jan 24, 2019
$600
Big Agnes Titan 6 mtnGLO added Jan 24, 2019
$600
Big Agnes Bird Beak SL4 Vestibule added Jan 24, 2019
$130
MSR Zoic 1 added Jan 24, 2019
$300
Big Agnes Bird Beak SL3 added Jan 24, 2019
$500
 
Mountainsmith Replacement Tent Guylines added Jan 17, 2019
$6
 
Mountainsmith Tent Field Repair Kit added Jan 17, 2019
$10
MSR Thru-Hiker Mesh House 1 added Jan 16, 2019
$150
MSR Universal Footprint added Jan 16, 2019
$27 - $45
MSR Zoic 3 added Jan 16, 2019
$400
Kelty Late Start 2 added Jan 7, 2019
$160
REI Kingdom Mud Room added Jan 7, 2019
$100
Grand Trunk Ultralight Starter Hammock added Jan 7, 2019
$30
Marmot Alvar 2P added Jan 7, 2019
$240
Marmot Alvar 3P added Jan 7, 2019
$274
Kammok Kuhli Pro added Jan 7, 2019
$229
Eagles Nest Outfitters Atlas EXT Ultimate Tree Protection added Jan 7, 2019
$18
REI Quarter Dome SL 1 added Jan 7, 2019
$279
Eagles Nest Outfitters SkyLoft added Jan 7, 2019
$130
Sea to Summit Single Pro Hammock Bundle added Jan 7, 2019
$55
REI Kingdom Porch added Jan 7, 2019
$199
REI Superlight Bivy added Jan 7, 2019
$149
REI Quarter Dome SL Tarp added Jan 7, 2019
$149
REI Bug Out Bivy added Jan 7, 2019
$70
REI Shell Bivy added Jan 7, 2019
$100
Big Agnes Ptarmigan Tarp 14 x 14 added Jan 7, 2019
$109
REI Quarter Dome SL 2 added Jan 7, 2019
$319
REI All Season Bivy added Jan 7, 2019
$229
REI Magma Trail Quilt 30 added Jan 2, 2019
$279
NEMO Rocket 2P Footprint added Dec 26, 2018
$50
NEMO Rocket 2 added Dec 26, 2018
$450
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Dutchware Hookworm added Dec 11, 2018
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Dutchware Continuous Ridgeline added Dec 11, 2018
$33 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Marmot Taku added Dec 8, 2018
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 2 added Nov 30, 2018
$96 - $159
SlingFin Kahiltna Dome added Nov 30, 2018
$5,750
Fjallraven Abisko Lite 1 Footprint added Nov 30, 2018
$520
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