The ALPS Mountaineering Morada 4 Tent: 4-Person 3-Season is a durable, comfortable, and easy-to-use tent that is well-suited for 3-4 people during camping trips. Despite not being the lightest weight and holding some moisture in hot weather, this is a good option for those who want a protective tent that feels roomy inside. Even though it doesn’t have the most square footage for a 4-person, the higher cross pole makes it seem like there’s more headroom, and makes leaving and entering the tent easy.
The Mountain Hardwear Optic 2.5 Tent: 2-Person 3-Season is a durable, roomy, and protective option, that is well-suited for shorter backpacking trips or car-camping excursions. Despite being a little heavy for extended backpacking trips, the easy set-up, nice features, and ample inside space make this a great choice for various two-person adventures.
The Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL3 Tent: 3-Person 3-Season is a spacious, weather-protective, and lightweight option that is best for two or three people on any type of outdoor trip. The lighter weight for being such a protective and roomy tent makes this a great option for backpackers. Despite the inner dimensions being a bit small for 3 people, the adjustability of using canopy-only mode, big vestibules, and tall height of the tent allows for a spacious feel, making this a good option for two or three travelers.
The Tepui Awning is an easily transportable cover that protects against light wind and sun, but has various negative reviews that raise questions about the durability of this product. Despite being easy to install and bring with you on trips, the reports of faulty products arriving, damaged pieces being shipped, and not coming with anything to attach the awning to your roof-rack unfortunately make this not a great option.
The Big Agnes Big House Deluxe Tent (4-Person 3-Season) is a spacious shelter that feels luxurious when you are inside, with good headroom, lots of internal storage, and the option to add on many of Big Agnes’ signature extra features. This tent offers plenty of space for four people and gear, especially when the vestibule is added, but some of the design features don’t quite work, like the zipper-guards placed on the inside of the tent, allowing rain to seep through, and the lack of a fully mesh back door. Even so, this tent offers good ventilation and good protection from poor weather with its highly waterproof and quality fabric, and has a simple setup and a well-loved storage bag.
The Marmot Limestone Tent: 6-Person 3-Season is a durable, sturdy, waterproof, and spacious option that is suited for almost any weather conditions. The visibility, weatherproofing, and easy set-up make this a good choice for camping backpacking, while the tent may be too small for 6 people with ample gear.
The Black Diamond Bombshelter Tent: 4-Person 4-Season is a waterproof, breathable, and durable tent that is well-suited for any type of weather. The set-up from the inside may make it easier in harsh weather, but this might take some time to get used to. For those who want a protective and lightweight 4-season tent, this is a great option.
The Mountain Hardwear Optic 3.5 Tent: 3-Person 3-Season is a weather-resistant, functional, easy-to-set-up, and packable tent, that is best suited for 3 adults comfortably. The two doors on the one side mean you have to crawl over someone to get out, but they provide an expansive view. Despite the weight, the easy transportation, big vestibules, and ample storage space make this a great option for shorter backpacking trips.
The Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2 2-Person 3-Season tent is very lightweight and easy to pack. It has enough headroom to change clothes while sitting up, though space may be a little tight for two large people. The tent is easy to set up and holds up in wind and rain. Due to its ultralight construction, the fabric, zippers and poles need to be treated carefully to avoid damaging them.
The Black Diamond Bipod Bivy is warm, sturdy, and very weatherproof, and you can feel secure when hunkering down in even the most unpleasant weather. Although the headspace in this bivy is generous because of the pole, the footpace can be a bit tight, especially when using highly insulated sleeping bags or pads, or when side sleeping. The Bipod is also not the most packable or lightest option on the market, although this could be because of its generous headspace and durability.