Tents & Shelters for Backpacking & Camping
Having a great backpacking or camping trip starts with the right gear, and there is none more important than your tent. A tent is your home away from home, and it should keep you dry, comfortable, and safe from the elements. But with all of the different types and brands of tents on the market, how do you choose the right one for you?
We help you narrow down what is important for you in a tent. How to choose the best type, brand and model for your needs. Plus loads of actionable advice on how to pitch a tent, to how best to clean and care for one.
Best Family Tents: Our Top 9 Picks
In this buying guide, you’ll find 9 awesome family tents for every budget and adventure. From minimalist backpacking tents to luxury car-camping tents, our list has something for everyone!
Best 12-Person Tent for Camping Trips with Friends and Family
In this guide, we give you the lowdown on 7 awesome high-capacity tents for family camping. From instant tents to all-weather dome tents, we’ve got something for everyone!
Best Tent Stakes for Camping in Any Environment
Not losing your tent to high winds, or avoiding waking up in covered in dew can be a matter of choosing the best tent stakes for the situation.
Best Truck Tents of 2023: The Ultimate Guide
Ready to kit out your rig for overnight adventures? In this guide, you’ll find a selection of 7 awesome rooftop and truck-bed tents and all the advice you need to pick the perfect model for your needs.
Best Pop-Up Canopy For The Beach And Outdoors
Need some shade and/or wind and bug protection for your days outdoors? Check out our list of this year’s top canopy tents, which includes everything from tailgating and beach canopies to commercial and camping canopies.
Best 4-Person Tent [2023 Update]
Twos company, threes a crowd, fours a party? In our guide to the best 4-person tent find out what models will best suit you and your fellow campers’ camping style and what features to specifically look out for.
Best 6-Person Tent For The Ultimate Camping Experience
Our list includes 6-person camping shelters to cater to all tastes and activities, from car-camping trips with the family to farther-flung adventures deep in the wilds.
Best Pop-Up Tents for Hassle-Free Camping Trips
There’s no more convenient way to do your camping than in a pop-up shelter. Find the best model for your needs in this straight-talking review, which features everything from lightweight 1- and 2-person models to palatial 12-person family tents.
Best 8-Person Tent for Camping with Family and Friends
In this detailed buying guide, you’ll find 7 awesome, oversized tents that truly feel like a “home away from home.” Read on to find the perfect tent for your camping trips with friends and family!
Best Camping Tents: Our Top 9 of 2023
Our review of this year’s top 9 camping tents has something for everyone – and a detailed guide offering all the advice you need to make the right choice.
Best Backpacking Tents: Our Top 12 Picks
We’ve been busy putting a selection of awesome backpacking tents to the test. In this guide, we reveal the results and provide all the info you need to choose the perfect backcountry bolthole for your adventures.
Best Waterproof Tent for All-Weather Warriors
Heading out in heinous weather? If so, you need a tent you can rely on. We aim to help you find just that kinda tent by introducing you to 9 awesome wet-weather tents for all budgets and group sizes.
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