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Three-Season Tents

The best three-season tents, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on June 6, 2021. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

user rating: 5 of 5 (12)
MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2P
$450
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Marmot Limelight 4P
$408 - $474
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2
$450
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
MSR Elixir 3
$300
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Marmot Tungsten 1P
$193
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (26)
Eureka! Timberline 2
$210
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (23)
Marmot Limelight 3P
$322 - $407
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (21)
Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2
$300
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (20)
Kelty Grand Mesa 2
$130
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (15)
ALPS Mountaineering Zephyr 2
$152 - $169
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Eureka! Timberline SQ Outfitter 6
$600
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
Big Agnes Big House 6
$450
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
ALPS Mountaineering Chaos 3
$200 - $239
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Big Agnes Big House 4
$380
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
The North Face Stormbreak 2
$159
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Coleman Sundome 6
$136 - $149
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
MSR Carbon Reflex 2
$550
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1
$84 - $109
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Mountainsmith Morrison 2
$180
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Black Diamond HiLight 2P
$150 - $399
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
MSR Elixir 2
$250
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
ALPS Mountaineering Mystique 2
$190
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Kelty Grand Mesa 4
$190
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Hilleberg Enan
$680
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Naturehike Cloud UP 2
$119
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Eureka! Timberline SQ 4XT
$330
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Big Agnes Tensleep Station 6
$475
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
MSR Hubba NX Solo
$380
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Hyke & Byke Zion 2P
$90
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
ALPS Mountaineering Meramac 6
$143 - $219
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mountainsmith Genesee 4
$200
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Big Agnes Tiger Wall UL1
$350
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Meramac 3
$98 - $139
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Big Agnes Blacktail Hotel 3
$280
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs Meteor Lite 3
$460
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
NEMO Hornet Elite 1P
$450 - $499
user rating: 4 of 5 (27)
Marmot Limelight 2P
$269 - $547
user rating: 4 of 5 (25)
Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1
$280
user rating: 4 of 5 (24)
Sierra Designs Clip Flashlight 2
$200
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
ALPS Mountaineering Mystique 1.5
$152 - $169
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
ALPS Mountaineering Zephyr 1
$130 - $199
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Big Agnes Seedhouse SL3
$350
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
ALPS Mountaineering Zephyr 3
$140 - $189
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Marmot Halo 4P
$493
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Eureka! Midori 2
$180
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL2
$350
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Eureka! Solitaire AL
$110
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Coleman Hooligan 2
$75
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Recent Three-Season Tent Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
Macpac Microlight

Used a few times, including last night in Torridon in very wet conditions. Stable as anything, no condensation to worry about. Pitches really quickly. Took about five minutes and being fly first / in one means it's wonderful to put up when already raining. Weight—1.6 kilos—so not too heavy, but it feels bombproof, so worth the weight sacrifice for comfort.  Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
NEMO Galaxi 2P

I have used my Nemo Galaxi 2P tent for my solo (+ dog) backcountry camping for two years now. It is quick and easy to put up alone, very spacious design, held up beautifully during severe rainstorm. I love the fact that there is a lot of mesh space—I really like fresh air when I sleep! I like that there are two doors each with a large vestibule. It gives flexibility on choosing a site to set up—and allows for a nice cross breeze with the fly doors open. The fly also setups easily; both fly and… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2P

This tent is a classic!! This tent is a classic. I travelled and backpacked with it, through storms and sunshine. Even after years of use, it holds on real good. As long as you make sure your fly is nice and tight, you'll be safe from rain. I definitely recommend it. Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Wenzel Jack Pine 4 Person Dome Tent

Out of the box, I really liked this tent. Super easy to set up, roomy, and a couple of nice extras like a hammock net to hold small items and a port to run a power cord through (I didn’t test this out because I had no power needs in the tent, but I did keep an eye on whether or not bugs would access the tent—didn’t see any inside!). This is a nice setup for a car camping tent for a family of four or a couple with dogs. On the downside, it was heavy (definitely not for backpacking), the bungies… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Kelty Night Owl 3

Larger tent with room enough for three. Light enough to haul in a backpack, on a bike or canoe. Easier setup with color-coded sides. Would recommend and would get 5 stars if we didn't have a sewing defect on the rainfly. Just out of the box... The details for camping consideration. poles, stakes, rainfly, and tent. Right out of the box as it will never look like this ever again!   This tent at 6 lbs and nicely packed can fit into a medium size backpack.   Or can fit nicely into a bike wagon for… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
MSR Elixir 2

Full Updated MSR Elixir 2 review (February 2021) A couple of months ago we made first impressions and technical specs videos of this tent (see below), but today we will be sharing our honest opinion about it, its pros and cons, and some tips and discoveries we made after using it the whole season of hiking. So if you’ve wanted to learn all the truth about this tent, this video may be useful for you.     *** Cheap vs Expensive tent comparison (November 2020) In the following video we compare… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Big Agnes C Bar 2

Solid, packable, reasonably light tent, better for one-person use. I've used this tent on numerous backpacking, kayak, and motorcycle trips. It's a solid, light, easy to use tent with good space for one person. For two it would work, but would be ridiculously tight. The one-piece pole system is super simple to set up, has color-coded tips, and packs away easily. The cross bar has this sort of 90 degree swing out plastic support that quickly broke, but it still works ok.  The tent is super sturdy… Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
Klymit Cross Canyon 3

Expansive interior, flappy exterior, cheap—but not cheap enough. After enjoying the space in our Sierra Designs Meteor Lite 3, we decided to upgrade our car camping tent. Our venerable Mountainsmith Morrison had provided us years of shelter, and I stupidly sold it off to buy the Klymit.  The fabrics used are all heavy. This is a car camping tent so almost 8 pounds is fine if the tent holds up. So I'm not going into details about weight like I normally do. We bought this tent for its size. And… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Wenzel StarLite

I've had a Starlight for twenty years now and it still is good for use. Camped in Oregon Cascades during summer and fall during light snows with protective tarp over it. Extra light, small storage bag, and gray-green color good for blending in. Perfect for backpacking bug protection in Oregon mosquito lakes. Perfect for bicycling tenting. Perfect price. Great tent for people used to camping old school. Reduce condensation by putting a light larger tarp over the top with paracord tied to front rear… Full review