Tents and Shelters

Recent Tent/Shelter Reviews

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

REI Quarter Dome 3 UL

rated 4 of 5 stars The Quarter Dome 3 offers headroom, steep walls, and enough space for three at a reasonable weight for one. The double doors, easy draws, and water tight seal make me a satisfied customer. It makes a really nice 2P, with extra room alternative, at 5lb 8oz. 2007 model Setup: The tent is cross pole design. There are only two pole end grommets since two of the four corners have reinforced webbing that the pole ends slip into. The poles have to be inserted through sleeves that run ¾ length of the tent. Full review

Therm-a-Rest Slacker Suspenders Hanging Kit

rated 4 of 5 stars A quick and easy cinch-buckle hammock suspension system that provides a robust suspension with excellent adjustment capability. While not the lightest suspension out there nor the most complete (you'll still need carabiners or clips), the Slacker Suspenders are a quality option for someone seeking speedy, safe, and convenient suspension system when hanging a hammock, especially for those new to hammocking. What They Are The catchily named Therm-a-Rest Slacker Suspenders are hammock tree straps that… Full review

NEMO Hornet Elite 1P

rated 5 of 5 stars This is well designed, extremely lightweight, and packable one-person tent. I have backpacked Coast Range of British Columbia and in the Olgivie /Tombstone mountains in the Yukon. It performed very well in rain, snow, windy, and wet conditions. It sets up fast and provides superb shelter. I am 5'3" and found it had good space and headroom. The light weight is awesome, and it's extremely packable. I barely felt its presence in my pack. It sets up quickly and tautly with an easy and intuitive use. Full review

MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2P

rated 5 of 5 stars Light, great for backpacking. While it can accommodate two people snugly, I see it as my solo tent. This is sharp looking, easy to set up, and totally element proof. I went through a two-day extreme storm at Lows Lake in NY, without wind or rain getting me. Great buy! What else to say? It really is the perfect solo tent even though MSR makes smaller. This two-person shelter gives me that bit of fun space a big guy needs. Well worth every penny.   Full review

Sierra Designs Lightning HT 2

rated 5 of 5 stars Good all-rounder: durable, quality materials, good construction, weatherproof, quite spacious for two for a lightweight backpacking tent. Lightweight (if not quite ultralight by today's standards) tent. Good all-rounder, backpacking oriented, durable, spacious for two. Most comparable to the MSR Hubba Hubba, I consider this tent better because it's a tad lighter, considerably more spacious, better colours, and just different/unique. Frame design makes it wider at the top in the middle than at the… Full review

Kelty TN2

rated 5 of 5 stars This tent is fun. I have multiple tents but this one is too user-friendly to skip on. The color coding and special features make this my go-to tent for backpacking with friends and car camping with the wife. I've used the TN2 multiple times and the durability mixed with the user-friendly setup and features leaves no room for disappointment. It serves every need from backpacking as a couple to car camping.  Setup The setup is color coded and clean. You couldn't possibly have a need for the instructions… Full review

Sierra Designs Sweet Suite 3

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Spacious three-person shelter with lots of vestibule space. Light enough to carry for two or even solo, yet sturdy enough to take on the elements. Easy setup and takedown including Sierra Design’s “Burrito Bag” stuff sack.                                    Long Pond Pines—Baxter State Park Specs: Vestibule Area: 8.9 sq ft + 8.9 sq ft / 0.83 sq m + 0.83 sq m Floor Area: 40.4 ft2 / 3.75 m2 Peak Height: 43" / 109.2 cm Dimensions (L x W): 85 x 70(head) x… Full review

Outdoor Research Alpine Bivy

rated 4 of 5 stars This is my first bivy sac. I wanted to try one for its compact size and as a backcountry shelter. After much research I settled on the OR Alpine Bivy. I used it recently for a two-night outing and so far I’m very pleased. I would recommend taking the time to stake it down. Earlier this fall I slept in the Alpine Bivy for two consecutive nights on the Atlantic Coast in Newfoundland. The first evening was beautiful, about 5deg Celsius. I slept with the cover open and watched the stars through the… Full review

user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Camp Creek 4-Person reviewed Dec 31, 2018
$130 - $199
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
REI Quarter Dome 3 UL reviewed Dec 22, 2018
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Therm-a-Rest Slacker Suspenders Hanging Kit reviewed Dec 22, 2018
$21 - $54
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
NEMO Hornet Elite 1P reviewed Dec 20, 2018
$450
user rating: 5 of 5 (10)
MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2P reviewed Dec 19, 2018
$320 - $449
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Sierra Designs Lightning HT 2 reviewed Dec 19, 2018
$280 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Kelty TN2 reviewed Dec 15, 2018
$151 - $210
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs Sweet Suite 3 reviewed Dec 14, 2018
$460
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Outdoor Research Alpine Bivy reviewed Dec 13, 2018
$161 - $250
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Helium Bivy reviewed Dec 13, 2018
$116 - $179
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Dutchware Hookworm reviewed Dec 11, 2018
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Dutchware Continuous Ridgeline reviewed Dec 11, 2018
$33 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Marmot Taku reviewed Dec 8, 2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Slumberjack Contour Bivy reviewed Dec 6, 2018
$100
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
MSR FreeLite 1 reviewed Dec 6, 2018
$277
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Lawson Hammock Blue Ridge Camping Hammock reviewed Dec 5, 2018
$134 - $199
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Marmot Hypno reviewed Dec 5, 2018
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
L.L.Bean Microlight Ul 2-Person Backpacking Tent reviewed Dec 3, 2018
$349
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Enlightened Equipment Accomplice reviewed Dec 2, 2018
$375 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Kodiak Canvas 10x10 Flex-Bow Canvas Tent Deluxe reviewed Dec 1, 2018
$550
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Crux X2 Bomb reviewed Dec 1, 2018
$895 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (27)
Marmot Limelight 2P reviewed Nov 21, 2018
$174 - $249
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Walrus Cascade Condo reviewed Nov 21, 2018
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Vitals StormLoft 15 Down Underquilt reviewed Nov 19, 2018
$215 MSRP
user rating: 2 of 5 (2)
Marmot Starlight 2P reviewed Oct 30, 2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
REI Quarter Dome Air Hammock reviewed Oct 27, 2018
$200
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Therm-a-Rest Proton Blanket reviewed Oct 24, 2018
$120
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Heroclip reviewed Oct 20, 2018
$20 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Eureka! Amari Pass 3 reviewed Oct 17, 2018
$142
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
3F Gear Lanshan 2 reviewed Oct 15, 2018
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Hilleberg Kaitum 3 Footprint reviewed Sep 27, 2018
$112
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
TNH Outdoors Two-Person Backpacking Tent reviewed Sep 27, 2018
 
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
MSR 1-Person Tent reviewed Sep 26, 2018
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Kelty Mantra 7 reviewed Sep 21, 2018
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
MSR Carbon Reflex 1 reviewed Sep 20, 2018
$280 - $399
 
user rating: 2 of 5 (32)
Ozark Trail Tent reviewed Sep 20, 2018
discontinued
 
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (7)
Kelty Domolite 2 reviewed Sep 19, 2018
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountainsmith Morrison Footprint reviewed Sep 15, 2018
$24 - $29
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Marmot Tungsten 1P reviewed Sep 15, 2018
$125 - $179
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Jeep 3-Room Screen Combo Dome Tent reviewed Sep 10, 2018
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Blacks Mountain Tent reviewed Sep 10, 2018
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountainsmith Upland 2 reviewed Sep 6, 2018
$70 - $104
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
NEMO Losi 2P reviewed Sep 6, 2018
$247 - $369
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (23)
Eureka! Timberline 2 reviewed Sep 5, 2018
$190
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Eureka! Suite Dream 2 reviewed Sep 5, 2018
$187 - $249
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
L.L.Bean Camping Hammock reviewed Sep 5, 2018
user rating: 4 of 5 (11)
MSR Mutha Hubba reviewed Sep 3, 2018
$400 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Dome 8 reviewed Sep 2, 2018
$2500 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (4)
Lowland Trailrunner 2 reviewed Sep 2, 2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (19)
REI Half Dome 2 Plus reviewed Aug 31, 2018
$229
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