TLDR; Best Camping Tents 2018
So you’ve decided to go on an adventure and just realized that you don’t have a tent. A tent is one of the most important pieces of equipment for an outdoor enthusiast after a good travel backpack. With so many models on the market, it’s easy to spend hours searching for the best tent, so we have curated the best camping tents to help you get out there!
Before Buying Your Next Camping Tent
There are some basic factors to consider before buying a tent especially when it comes to picking a new camping tent. Here are the factors I consider when making my purchases or recommendations for the backpacking tents below.
- Size and Portability: If you are going to be trekking in the woods, your choice is limited versus if you were road tripping across a country. Also, are you camping alone or will you have your whole family with you? All of these are factors to consider when picking a new tent to camp with.
You should be able to fit your party inside, in sleeping bags, without touching the walls.
- Tent Material: Are you going to be camping in a hot desert and need good ventilation or are you going to camp while trekking the mountains of the Himalaya. Your answer to that question will make a difference when it comes to picking you tent.
- Price: Are you on a limited budget or can you afford to splurge a little and get a better quality tent? It’s still possible to get decent quality tents today even if you’re on a budget; you don’t necessarily have to spend 100s of $s for your new home.
Best Camping Tents 2018
Now let’s get to the details which you are actually reading this article. Here is my list of The Best Backpacking Tents 2018
Big Agnes Blacktail – Best Camping Tent For 2-4 People (Price)
Big Agnes’s Blacktail camping tent offers a spacious sleeping area for 2 to 4 campers. It is an excellent value for an entry-level backpacker or some just looking for a super comfortable, basic camping tent.
The velcro tabs connect fly to pole structure providing perfect pitch and extra stability for the Big Agnes Blacktail. This camping tent’s body is polyester breathable and polyester mesh making it extremely strong and durable.
The basic features of the tent include waterproofing and four interior mesh pockets, two media pockets and twelve lightweight aluminum hook stakes easing the use of access.
Mountainsmith Morrison 2 – A Backpacker Favorite (Price)
The Mountainsmith Morrison 2 is backpacker favorite and is super easy to set up and roomy. It’s got a 35 square feet of interior usable space, accommodating 2 people comfortably and the ease of access of 2 doors.
The basic features of the tent include mesh wall panels for improved ventilation and a bathtub floor with taped seams to keep the interior dry.
Quechua 2s Pop Up Tent – A Personal Favorite Camping Tent (Price)
This is my personal favorite! The Quechua 2s Pop up camping tent is a great pick is you are traveling with a vehicle or out with the family for the weekend, it’s not one that you can fit in your travel backpack. The tent doesn’t require any setup and takes just 2 seconds to set up.
It’s a free-standing tent and folds up into a simple bag. Basic features include an upper rear air vent, completely waterproof thanks to a PU-coated 2000mm polyester flysheet,120g/sqm polyethylene groundsheet and all seams sealed using thermo bonded tape. The camping tent includes UV protection of an SPF of 30.
Coleman Sundome – Great Budget Backpacking Tent (Price)
The Coleman Sundome is a great budget alternative to many of the other tents on this list. It’s a great recommendation if you are just going to use your tent very rarely. At less than 100 $ the Coleman Sundome line is a great option.
You can get them in different capacities, from a tiny tent for 2 people to a larger one for upto 6 people. It’s worth noting that the material might feel cheap due to the price point.
REI Co-op Kingdom 6 Tent – Best Camping Tent of 2018 (Price)
The REI Co-op Kingdom 6 Tent accommodates 6 people and it includes a center divider to create 2 rooms in a single tent. When packed the tent weighs 19 lbs and a seam-sealed waterproof polyester fly.
Have You Found A Backpacking Tent For Your Next Adventure?
I hope that this list of the best camping tents helps you pick a tent that provides you great bang for your buck and helps you find one that fits your needs. Let me know what you think about the suggestions.