Camping in Comfort: The 5 Best Tents
No matter the season, camping is the perfect way to get away from the hustle and bustle of life. To ensure you’ll have a great trip, you’ll want a tent that’ll keep you comfortable when you’re ready to lie down for some R&R. Here are some of the tents around.
Nemo Hornet 2P
The Nemo Hornet 2P is perfect for one or two backpackers who are looking for a lightweight backpacking tent. At right around two pounds, carrying this tent with you is a breeze. It has a large side door which makes it easy for entering and accessing your gear without any issues. The knitted top gives campers plenty of room to view the stars or just experience nature without any barriers. The one-person tent usually runs around $320, while the two-person is typically closer to $400.
Mountainsmith Morrison 2-Person Tent
For someone on a budget, Mountainsmith Morrison is the perfect option. This tent can fit two people and generally costs around $130. The tent is made of polyester, and features fly ventilation windows to allow natural airflow. The “bathtub floor” construction with taped seams resists water. If you plan on camping somewhere with unpredictable weather, that’s a huge feature to have. Finally, this tent is incredibly convenient for two people, since it has two doors to exit and enter without tripping over your bunkmate.
Coleman Sundome 6 Person Tent
Need to fit more people for a low price? Coleman’s six-person Sundome tent generally goes for under $120, and is perfect for sunny camping trips in temperate weather. The water-resistant design and rainfly gives some protection during showers. But this tent was made for capacity, not heavy rains. It features two windows for ventilation and views, and comes with a one-year limited warranty that will protect you against manufacturing faults.
Coleman WeatherMaster 6-Person Screened Tent
The Coleman WeatherMaster is designed to work great in rainy or sunny weather. Made from polyester, this tent can sleep six campers comfortably in its 17-by-9 interior. The tent also features an additional floorless, screened “room” – basically a porch – where you can gather for meals. Along with the extra space, you get a protected storage space to keep your things hidden from view. You can get this tent on Amazon for around $175.
Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL Tent
Big Agnes calls this tent “strong and durable,” but that doesn’t really begin to cover it. It’s made with a double rip-stop pattern to avoid tears while packing or unpacking. Even the fly and floor has this unique pattern, that increases fabric tear strength by 25%. For easy set-up, this tent pops up using a pole frame that takes less than 10 minutes to set up. Whether you’re camping in the Rockies or the middle of the woods, the Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL Tent is incredibly comfortable. The one drawback is that some users have complained about the quality of the waterproofing. There are four sizes available. You can go from a one-person tent for (usually under $350), up to a large four-person tent (typically around $650).