Top Ten Tents

Top Ten Tents

Top Ten Tents

There’s No Place Like Home (Away From Home)

The best camping trips can be as wonderful as the Land of Oz, so the next time you’re not in Kansas anymore (unless of course you’re camping in Kansas) make sure that you bring the right tent, we promise it can mean the difference between having your wishes come true or having a wicked witch of a hard time.

There are several things that should be considered when choosing a tent for a camping trip. Are you backpacking into the wilderness or car camping at a campground? The options are vastly different depending upon that factor. Once that fact has been established consider these things:

  • Sleeping Capacity: How many people need to share the tent?
  • Seasonality: Most tents are designed for 3 seasons, but if you are camping in the winter or at high altitude you’ll need a 4 season tent designed for harsher conditions.
  • How important is interior height to you or members of your party? Will you need to change your clothing in the tent, if so how tall you or others are can be an important thing to consider?
  • Floor length needs also vary on individual’s height.
  • Ease of setting up and tear down can be crucial especially if you are working against the elements or light.
  • Weatherproofing and Ventilation mean the difference between being comfortable and miserable.
  • For family excursions, a tent with separate rooms can offer much-needed privacy.

Here are our top ten tents to fit a variety of needs

slumberjack-2-person-trail-tent

1. Slumberjack 2-Person Trail Tent

  • Sleeps 2 people
  • Sturdy and easy to set up
  • Perfect for Backpacking
  • Full coverage rainfly and vestibule
  • Size: 84″ L x 52″ W x 41″ H
  • Weight: 6 lbs, 5 oz
coleman-8-person-instant-tent-14x10

2. Coleman 8-Person Instant Tent

  • Sleeps 8 people
  • Waterproof walls and welded floors
  • 2 doors and 7 windows
  • Removable room divider
  • Size: 14′ L x 10′ W x 6.5′ H
  • Weight: 36.3 lbs
rei-kingdom-tent

3. REI Kingdom Tent

  • Sleeps 6 people
  • 3 Season
  • 2 separate rooms
  • Stable, freestanding design
  • Size: 83.3 square feet
  • Weight: 19 lbs, 12 oz.
big-agnes-flying-diamond

4. Big Agnes Flying Diamond Tent

  • Sleeps 8 people
  • Can fit a queen size air mattress
  • 2 doors
  • Classic cross pole igloo shape
  • Size: 175′” L x 96″ W x 72″ H
  • Weight: 22.4 lbs
north-face-ve-25

5. North Face VE 25 Tent

  • Sleeps 3 people
  • Lightweight RipStop nylon
  • Crack tested to -60 degrees
  • Glow in the dark zipper pulls
  • Size: 104″ L x 85″ W x 48″ H
  • Weight: 2.2 lbs
wenzel-klondike-8-person-tent

6. Wenzel Klondike 8-Person Tent

  • Sleeps 8 people
  • Attached Screen Room
  • Weather repellent polyester
  • Polyurethane coating
  • Size: 16′ W x 11′ L x 6.5′ H
  • Weight: 27.3 lbs
mountain-hardwear-trango-tent

7. Mountain Hardwear Trango Tent

  • Sleeps 4 people
  • 4 Season
  • 2 clear SVX windows
  • Fully taped fly, perimeter seams, and welded corners
  • Size: 96′ x 94″
  • Weight: 11 lbs. 7 oz.
eureka-solitaire-tent

8. Eureka Solitaire Tent

  • Sleeps 1 person
  • Three-season solo tent
  • Full coverage fly
  • Two-hoop bivy-style tent
  • Size: 96″ L x 32″ W x 28″ H
  • Weight: 2 lbs, 9 oz
coleman-sundown-tent

9. Coleman Sundown Tent

  • Sleeps 6 people
  • 10 minute set up and tear down
  • Waterproof WeatherTec System
  • Adjustable Variflo ventilation
  • Size: 10 feet x 10 feet
  • Weight: 16.6 lbs
mountainsmith-morrison-tent

10. Mountainsmith Morrison Tent

  • Sleeps 2 people
  • Three-season
  • 185T polyester rainfly
  • Great for backpacking
  • Size: 56″ W x 92″ L x 43″ H
  • Weight: 5.53 lbs

Whether it’s just you or the whole family, picking the right tent can help you have a great time and keep you zipped in and away from the lions, tigers, and bears.

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