The Best Backpacking Tents Of 2017

The Best Backpacking Tents For The Non Extreme Adventurer

Most hikers do not fit the title of “extreme”, so we are going to show you the ropes if you are planning on a trip to some scenic location and want to experience life without tempting death. We can show the facts so that you get the right gear so that you can enjoy your adventure without have to take out a second mortgage. Either way, the gear you take with you must be as lightweight as possible, unlike family tents that can be much heavier and bulky.


Coleman Hooligan 2 Backpacking Tent

This is a lightweight 8 lb, 2 person tent that has one pole assembly. It’s 8×6 ft. It has the Weather Tec system that means you can stay super dry even if it rains. The mesh inner covering allows for plenty of breeze to flow through, while the outer covering can enclose the entire tent to protect you from the weather.

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Eureka! Apex 2XT – Tent Sleeps 2

This tent is two poles, but easy assembly. It has a door and bathtub floor so water can’t get inside. It has two room vestibules and a gear loft for storage. It has 2 doors with zippered windows for easy visibility, air flow and insect protection. It weighs 6lbs. 5 oz. Great for use during the 3 mildest seasons.

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Slumberjack 2 Person Trail Tent

This tent has fiberglass pole assembly and weighs 6lbs and 5 oz. It has a full coverage fly that protects from the elements with waterproof, taped seams. The mesh wall panels allow for optimum ventilation. Easy set up with color-coded clip construction and side-release buckle ten-fly connection. The vestibule area is 8.2 square feet.

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MSR Hubba Hubba Tent

Though this tent is a little more on the expensive side, it has excellent ratings. It features new green rain flies and DuraShield coatings. It weighs less slightly less than 5lbs. It has two full vestibules and two doors to provide easy access into a spacious interior. The mesh canopies offer excellent ventilation when the weather is warm. Sleeps 2.

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Eureka! Backcountry 1 – Sleeps 1

This tent also has more than excellent ratings. It easily accommodates 1 person with an 8×3 ft floor. The main fly and floor seams are factory taped to ensure extreme weather protection. Very lightweight at only 3 pounds, 14 ounces. One door with two large mesh ends for great ventilation. It has two poles and set up is fast and very easy.

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