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: 4 of 5 (1)
MSR FreeLite 2 reviewed Oct 13, 2019
$490
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Snugpak Ionosphere reviewed Oct 9, 2019
$165
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Naturehike Cloud UP 2 reviewed Oct 8, 2019
$165
user rating: 4 of 5 (24)
Sierra Designs Clip Flashlight 2 reviewed Oct 6, 2019
$150 - $199
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 2 reviewed Sep 30, 2019
$95 - $159
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
MSR Carbon Reflex 1 Fast & Light Body reviewed Sep 26, 2019
$100
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Wilderness Experience Moonlight Mesh reviewed Sep 18, 2019
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (8)
Timber Top Tent reviewed Sep 15, 2019
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1 reviewed Sep 14, 2019
$120
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (8)
REI Half Dome 2 HC reviewed Sep 12, 2019
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Easton Rimrock 1 reviewed Sep 10, 2019
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Wild River B-487UWF 3-Man reviewed Sep 1, 2019
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Zpacks Duplex Tent reviewed Aug 28, 2019
$599 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo reviewed Aug 24, 2019
$200 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL2 reviewed Aug 13, 2019
$350 - $389
user rating: 4 of 5 (12)
The North Face Rock 32 reviewed Aug 13, 2019
$209 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (10)
REI Camp Dome 2 reviewed Aug 4, 2019
$100
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Macpac Microlight reviewed Jul 21, 2019
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL1 reviewed Jul 18, 2019
$330
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (10)
Marmot Halo 6P reviewed Jul 8, 2019
$599
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Marmot Tungsten 2P reviewed Jul 6, 2019
$199
user rating: 4 of 5 (18)
Marmot EOS 1P reviewed Jun 29, 2019
$219 MSRP
 
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (5)
Eddie Bauer EB-30004.2 reviewed Jun 29, 2019
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
The North Face Stormbreak 1 reviewed Jun 26, 2019
$129
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Gossamer Gear The One reviewed Jun 25, 2019
$299 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (8)
Eureka! Wind River 2 reviewed Jun 20, 2019
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
YAMA Mountain Gear Swiftline 2P reviewed Jun 20, 2019
$395 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
VauDe Taurus UL 2P reviewed Jun 17, 2019
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
ALPS Mountaineering Chaos 3 reviewed Jun 17, 2019
$195 - $289
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Big Agnes Rabbit Ears 6 reviewed Jun 14, 2019
$265 - $499
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Eureka! Timberline SQ Outfitter 4 reviewed Jun 14, 2019
$400
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Big Agnes Bitter Springs UL1 reviewed Jun 2, 2019
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
L.L.Bean Microlight Solo reviewed May 30, 2019
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (17)
Eureka! Alpine Meadows reviewed May 24, 2019
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (25)
Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1 reviewed May 21, 2019
$280 - $299
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Eureka! Tetragon 8 reviewed May 11, 2019
discontinued
user rating: 3 of 5 (10)
Wenzel StarLite reviewed May 5, 2019
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Tarptent StratoSpire 2 reviewed Apr 25, 2019
$325 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
MSR FreeLite 1 reviewed Apr 25, 2019
$390
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Coleman Sundome 4 reviewed Apr 24, 2019
$92
user rating: 5 of 5 (11)
MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2P reviewed Apr 18, 2019
$400 - $449
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2 reviewed Apr 14, 2019
$450 - $499
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Coleman 5-person Instant Dome Tent reviewed Apr 4, 2019
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (24)
Eureka! Timberline 2 reviewed Apr 4, 2019
$190
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Mountain Hardwear Solitude Tent reviewed Apr 3, 2019
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Eureka! Midori 2 reviewed Mar 28, 2019
$160
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (3)
The North Face Meso 2 reviewed Mar 11, 2019
$259 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Hilleberg Enan reviewed Feb 18, 2019
$655
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Eureka! Mountain Pass 2XT reviewed Feb 17, 2019
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (20)
Kelty Grand Mesa 2 reviewed Feb 14, 2019
$98 - $149
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