Three-Season Tents

Recent Three-Season Tent Reviews

rated 4 of 5 stars
MSR FreeLite 2

The MSR FreeLite 2 is a dependable three-season tent that's designed for two people. With an easy setup and an efficient design, it's a solid option for the average backpacker. If you're someone who's looking for a dependable, lightweight tent, the MSR FreeLite 2 will do the trick. This tent is extremely reliable, straightforward, and packable. It's easy to pitch, holds up against gnarly rain and wind. And it even ventilates nicely. Without consulting instructions, the setup was fairly logical. Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
Snugpak Ionosphere

A large bivy, not a hiking tent. I bought this a couple of years ago for section hiking part of the Te Araroa Trail in New Zealand South Island. Though it did the job keeping me dry and snug it became very claustrophobic after a while especially when confined by rain. If the ground sheet tray is fully pegged down which covers the vestibule area too, cooking in wet weather is dangerous and therefore impossible. It can be unpegged and drawn back inside the main body but cooking is still not a safe… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Snugpak Ionosphere

I've used this tent for three-season camping in Minnesota. Lightweight (10.6oz), durable, easy to pack and set up. I'm 5'11'' and 160lbs. It houses me and my pack comfortably. It's more of a 1.5-man bivy than strictly a one-man. And if you really needed to, two people could snuggle up tight inside. Seams are sealed and I haven't had any water intrusion when camping on damp ground. Setup: A little more tedious, as the poles do not support the shape of the tent on their own. Staking or guy lines are… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Naturehike Cloud UP 2

Cheap, light, resilient; a quality clone of the Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL2. IMPORTANT MODEL NOTE: I have an older, out-of-production version. The new (current) is about 150 grams heavier, has more pole structure at the rear, a ventilation flap, and mid-fin side guys. Setup: Very easy, though a little thought is required for a taut pitch. The basic pitch is inner first: an aluminium pole structure (all-in-one, on a hub) overlaid on the inner, the inner clips to the poles, then a fly is put over. Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Sierra Designs Clip Flashlight 2

Great two-persons lightweight summer tent, well ventilated and easy to set up with a generous front big mesh door for easy entry that can be covered by a double zipped fly creating a vestibule. The front fly could be also used as a canopy or when rolled up for easy access, extra breeze, or just stargazing. Since all the major technical aspects have been covered in previous reviews I will concentrate on some observations that in my opinion made the difference—pleasant and unpleasant alike. Setting… Full review

rated 2.5 of 5 stars
ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 2

The setup was easy, it packed well into the bag, poles look to be good quality. My problem is with the "pop-up" vents on the fly. There is not enough overhang to keep rain from blowing in. I have a lot of ALPS gear, so I figured I would try a tent. The setup was easy. It packed well into the bag. Poles look to be good quality. Disappointing that it does not come with a floor saver. My problem is with the "pop-up" vents on the fly. There is not enough overhang to keep rain from blowing in. It was… Full review

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
MSR Carbon Reflex 1 Fast & Light Body

The MSR Carbon Reflex 1 Fast and Light Body is a replacement option for the Carbon Reflex 1 tent body. It provides greater protection from the elements when compared to a typical footprint, but still utilizes the fly, poles, and stakes of the Carbon Reflex 1 tent to provide good overall weather protection. Using the Fast and Light Body gives you an optional shelter configuration that is lighter weight and provides significantly more interior space when conditions don’t require a bug resistant… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Wilderness Experience Moonlight Mesh

Large floor space, light for 1978, airy and well vented solid piece of equipment. A bit of a rare bird. Eight body peg points, three guy outs, solid bathtub floor, three adjustable strap down points for the fly, and six clip points along the sides for the fly as well. This thing is built solid, bought it at a local Salvation Army for $10. I made aluminum poles to replace the fiberglass poles, and used it once south of Carbondale, Colorado, for a few days. It got very windy one night as a storm passed… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Timber Top Tent

Easy to set up when I first bought/used it. At the top, it appeared that two poles were out of place, and the lower joints kept collapsing. I rearranged them, and still have a collapsing issue. Can anyone take a couple pics of the poles at the top and at the joints so I can align them correctly? Thanks! Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Wilderness Experience Moonlight Mesh added Sep 18, 2019
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
YAMA Mountain Gear Swiftline 2P added Jun 20, 2019
$395 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
VauDe Taurus UL 2P added Jun 17, 2019
NEW!
MSR Habitude 6P added Jun 11, 2019
$600
available Spring 2020
NEW!
MSR Habitude 4P added Jun 11, 2019
$500
available Spring 2020
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Snugpak Ionosphere added Apr 29, 2019
$165
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Naturehike Cloud UP 2 added Apr 25, 2019
$165
MSR Zoic 3 Fast & Light Body added Mar 11, 2019
$140
MSR Zoic 1 Fast & Light Body added Mar 11, 2019
$90
MSR Zoic 2 Fast & Light Body added Mar 11, 2019
$120
MSR Zoic 2 added Jan 24, 2019
$350
MSR Zoic 1 added Jan 24, 2019
$300
MSR Zoic 3 added Jan 16, 2019
$400
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 2 added Nov 30, 2018
$95 - $159
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
TNH Outdoors Two-Person Backpacking Tent added Sep 27, 2018
 
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
MSR 1-Person Tent added Sep 27, 2018
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Ozark Trail Backpacking Tent with Vestibule, Sleeps 1 added Aug 18, 2018
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Meramac 6 ZF FG added Aug 8, 2018
$320 MSRP
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Oztent RV-5 added Jun 18, 2018
$900 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountainsmith Upland 2 added May 22, 2018
$83
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Camp Creek 4-Person added May 22, 2018
$200
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
REI Half Dome 1 Plus Tent added May 17, 2018
$179
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
MSR Carbon Reflex 1 Fast & Light Body added May 17, 2018
$100
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Eureka! Suite Dream 2 added Apr 12, 2018
$130
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs Sweet Suite 3 added Feb 28, 2018
$345 - $459
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs High Side 1 added Feb 28, 2018
$280
Sierra Designs Studio 3 added Feb 28, 2018
$315 - $419
Sierra Designs Studio 2 added Feb 28, 2018
$350
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Tarptent StratoSpire 1 added Feb 10, 2018
$309 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs Meteor 2 added Jan 14, 2018
$250
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs High Route 1 FL added Sep 17, 2017
$300
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Big Sky Soul x2 with Cuben/Cubic added Sep 4, 2017
$800 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
U.S. Military Universal Improved Combat Shelter added Jul 28, 2017
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Big Agnes Copper Hotel HV UL2 added Jul 7, 2017
$550
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Zpacks Duplex Tent added Jul 6, 2017
$599 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Marmot Limelight 6P added Jun 27, 2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Naturehike Cycling Ultralight Silicone One Man Tent added Jun 16, 2017
Mollusc Nano 2 added May 13, 2017
$360 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs Divine Light 2 FL added Apr 5, 2017
$390 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Wild River B-487UWF 3-Man added Mar 23, 2017
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
NEMO Hornet Elite 1P added Mar 3, 2017
$450 - $499
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Marmot Tungsten UL 2P added Mar 3, 2017
$299
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
My Trail Tent UL 3 added Jan 5, 2017
$369 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
SlingFin CrossBow 2 Mesh added Nov 22, 2016
$480 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Miltec by Sturm One-Man Recon Tent added Sep 30, 2016
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Eureka! Combat Tent added Sep 29, 2016
$240
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2 added Sep 22, 2016
$450 - $499
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Alpine Mountain Gear Solo Plus Alaskan added Sep 16, 2016
$150 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
REI Passage 1 Tent added Jul 28, 2016
$139
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
LiteFighter 1 Camo Tent added Jul 14, 2016
$310 MSRP
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