The Black Diamond Beta Bug Shelter: 2-Person is a protective, durable, and user-friendly option that works well for keeping bugs out of your tent. With a freestanding design and high-quality construction, you can rest assured this tent will keep you safe from mosquitoes and other bugs while you are camping or thru-hiking.
The Rab Siltarp2 Shelter is a versatile, lightweight, and compact option that can provide protection for 1-2 people during camping or hiking trips. Although this shelter is not fully protective during intense windy storms, it is waterproof and won’t leak through the fabric.
The Black Diamond Mega Bug Shelter: 4-Person is a spacious, easy-to-set-up, and lightweight option that makes for a great choice car camping, weekend camping, or hiking with 3-4 people. Potential buyers need to be aware this tent is not freestanding, which limits the versatility and terrain conditions for use. However, if you frequently go camping with friends in mild conditions and want a comfortable, intuitive, and beginner-friendly option, this could be a good choice.
The Big Agnes Three Forks Shelter is a lightweight, packable, and durable option that is specifically-suited for beach days and short weekend excursions. With an easy to set up construction, this shelter can accommodate a few people who want to get away from the elements. We recommend trying this shelter before purchasing it, as it might not provide enough shade and wind protection for tougher conditions.
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 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 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.
Kelty Noah’s Tarp is a durable, full-coverage, and adjustable shelter that is suitable for uses ranging from car camping to picnicking. The weatherproof abilities and tie-tabs allow for a versatile and packable tent option.
The Black Diamond Mega Light Shelter for four people is a moderately lightweight and spacious pyramid tent suitable for everything from an emergency shelter, to cooking tent, to basecamp sleeping tent, and works in any climate, weather, and setting. Although this tent offers minimal protection from critters and bugs, it works well to defend against rain, snow, and wind, particularly with an added groundsheet and some creative thinking. Although not the lightest shelter on the market, the price makes it a bargain for the size and ease of assembly, although beware, it does not come seam-sealed and must be done by hand.