The Mountain Hardwear Ghost Sky 3 Tent: 3-Person 3-Season is a ventilated, functional, and protective option for a variety of inclement weather conditions. If you are looking for a very lightweight and efficient tent that is light enough for backpacking, sturdy enough for camping, and protective enough for tough weather, this could be a good choice.
The Hyperlite Mountain Gear UltaMid 4 is a protective, durable, and versatile tent that can protect you from inclement weather all-year-round. With a roomy interior that can provide comfort after a long day in the mountains, this tent is spacious, easy to set up and take down, and best of all, extremely lightweight.
The Black Diamond Fitzroy Tent: 3-Person 4-Season is a durable, protective, and versatile tent that can work well for 1-2 people in the toughest of alpine conditions. Although this might not be a super lightweight summer tent, this single-walled tent provides enough protection and burly construction to keep out the toughest of weather and providing ample warmth for extremely cold temperatures.
The Big Agnes Fly Creek 2 Platinum HV Tent: 2-Person 3-Season is a lightweight, transportable, and easily packable option that can be well suited for those who frequently backpack and camp and are looking to save weight and space. Despite not being the biggest tent or the most spacious, this could be a good option for those who want to fastpack, want a protective tent, and want an extremely lightweight choice.
The Big Agnes Big House Deluxe Tent: 6-Person 3-Season is a spacious, comfortable, and protective option that works well for campers who frequently go out all year round. This tent might be too much for those who go solo-camping or only take their tents out a few times a year due to the expensive price and the size, but for those avid campers who want an interior you can stand up in, a durable fabric you don’t have to worry about, and for those who don’t care about having plenty of spaces to store their gear, this could be a good option.
The Marmot Limelight Tent: 4-Person 3-Season is a protective, functional, and ventilated option that is well-suited for 3-season use, ideally for 2-3 people with gear. Despite not having enough room for four people to fit with all of their gear inside, the tent provides ample room for 2 or 3 people and all of their gear, in addition to headroom to give vertical clearance. This tent is a good choice for those who need a waterproof, wind proof, and breathable tent for almost the entire year.
The Black Diamond Beta Ultralight Shelter for 2 people is a lightweight, versatile, and protective option, that is well-suited for two people who want plenty of room, protection, and versatility in various weather conditions. The ability of this shelter to provide comfort and strength at a minimal weight makes it a good choice for those who want to travel light and fast.
The Marmot Tungsten Tent: 1-Person 3-Season is a convenient, waterproof, and functional tent that is well-suited for those who want ample space. Despite not being the lightest on the market, it is still a reasonable weight for a solo backpacking trip. The tent is easy to set-up, protects against inclement weather, and has plenty of pockets.
The Kelty Grand Mesa 2 Tent: 2-Person 3-Season is a easy-to-set-up, durable, and weather protective tent that is well-suited for 1-2 people for 3-season use. Despite being a little snug for two people and being a little heavy for a lightweight backpacking trip, this is a great choice due to the ventilation, high-quality construction, and protection offered. This is a great tent for one person who doesn’t mind the extra weight, or for two people who don’t mind sleeping in a snug layout.
The Eureka K-2 XT Tent: 3-Person 4-Season is a easy-to-use, ventilated, and durable option that can withstand heavy rains, winds, and snow. Despite being expensive, heavy, and a little snug for 3 people, this is a great tent to use during inclement weather when sharing the weight-load with 2 or 3 others. This tent may be expensive for Eureka, but for a rugged, warm, and easy-to-set-up option, we think the price and weight are ‘outweighed’ by the positives.