backpacking tents

How to Choose the Best Travel Tent

Looking for a new tent? This guide will help you determine what you need to look for in a tent and recommend some of the best tents available for a variety of needs and preferences. There are many items to consider when choosing a tent for your travels: Type – Will you be primarily car camping or backpacking? Weight – […]

Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2

Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 – the ultimate ultralight travel tent At just over 2 pounds, you will barely notice the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 in your pack.  This tent weight is phenomenal for a freestanding 2-person tent so it is no wonder the Big Agnes Fly Creek received a Backpacker Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award for one of the […]

REI Half Dome 2 Tent

REI Half Dome 2 Tent – affordable, functional 3-season backpacking tent REI’s Half Dome has been an affordable and reliable backpacking tent for the past eight years and the 2010 Half Dome 2 was awarded the highly coveted Backpacker Magazine Editor’s Choice Gold Award. REI’s Half Dome 2 Tent defies the assumption that a sturdy, dependable backpacking tent needs to […]

6 Backpacking Tents Under $100

Looking for a quality backpacking tent, but don’t have a lot cash to spend? Then this list is just for you! This list contains 6 quality, name brand, tents that are all less than $100. There are all kinds of backpacking tents on this list. From single person shelters to 4 season tents, there is a little bit of everything. […]

Solo Eureka SpitFire Tent

Solo Eureka SpitFire Tent – Plenty of room for any solo hiker. The solo Eureka SpitFire tent brings the simple luxuries of larger multi-person tents into the world of backpacking tents. Its amazing the simple features that many tent manufactures overlook when creating one person backpacking tents. Who says that just because the tent is for one person it needs […]

Big Agnes Emerald Mountain SL3 Tent

Big Agnes Emerald Mountain SL3 Tent – Setting the bar for 3 person tents. The Big Agnes Emerald Mountain SL3 Tent was the winner of the Backpacker Magazines 2007 Editors Choice Award. Undoubtedly chose for its outstanding space-to-weight ratio, the Big Agnes Emerald Mountain SL3 Tent has plenty of room for people, gear, and more gear.

Mountain Hardware Builds Tents That Save Lives

Is it just me, or does it seem like backpacking tents keep getting smaller and lighter? Every year backpacking tents seem to shed ounces like Jenny Craig members shed pounds. It’s only a matter of time before we’ll have “just add water” tents that can be carried around in our pockets. In the meantime, Mountain Hardware has come out with […]