This photo shows the Big Agnes Fly Creek HV2 Platinum Tent set up near a mountain lake.

Big Agnes Fly Creek HV2 Platinum Tent Review

The Big Agnes Fly Creek HV2 Platinum is a super ultralight 2-person backpacking tent with a mind-blowing trail weight of just 1lb 10oz. The "HV" stands for "High Volume," which gives the Big Agnes Fly Creek HV2...
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MSR Hubba Tour 2 Tent Review

The new MSR Hubba Tour 2 is a lightweight tent designed for longer-term adventure touring -- think epic bikepacking or motorcycle touring trips that cover varied terrain ranging in duration from a week to a yea...
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REI Co-op Half Dome 4 Plus Tent Review

The newly updated REI Co-op Half Dome 4 Plus Tent is a 4-person dome tent that flirts between a backpacking tent and an ultralight car camping tent. Either way, it's a great tent -- the key to the Half Dome 4 P...
This photo shows the REI Co-op Quarter Dome 2 Tent near a mountain lake in a backpacking wilderness area.

REI Co-op Quarter Dome 2 Tent Review

The REI Co-op Quarter Dome 2 Tent is an excellent ultralight freestanding backpacking tent — and it’s one of the best overall backpacking tents available for most backpackers. REI completely redesigned the Quar...
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The North Face Stormbreak 1 Tent Review

The North Face Stormbreak 1 Tent tops our list of the 7 Best Backpacking Tents for the Money in the 1-person category, and for good reason: The North Face Stormbreak 1 tent is a great tent at a fantastic price ...
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10 Best Backpacking Tents 2017

The best backpacking tent question and answer often ignites heated responses from experienced backpackers because so many believe their favorite tent, tarp, hammock, or shelter system is the best. That is a nat...
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7 Best Backpacking Tents for the Money 2017

In our guide to the best backpacking tents for the money in 2017 and beyond, we will help you get the most bang for your budget. The challenge is to find a high-quality tent at a low price. More specifically, t...
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How to Choose a Backpacking Tent

How to choose the best backpacking tent seems easy in 2016 -- right up until you struggle to set up your tent in middle of a rainstorm on the side of a mountain. The decisions you make now will affect you later...