Camping is intense! No really. If you’re going camping, you probably need a tent. Hammock lovers may disagree – and we love sleeping under the stars when the weather permits – but most of the time, finding and preparing suitable shelter for yourself, your family or your pets is an indisputable step towards being comfortable outdoors. There are as many types of tents as there are ways to go camping, and they range widely in price and features. To help you find the best tent for your next adventure, we’ve rounded up our favorites from years of testing – whether you’re heading out for a weekend getaway with the family or solo Mount Whitney.
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Updated July 2022: We’ve added the Coleman Cabin, removed the discontinued REI Kingdom 6, and replaced the old MSR Zoic with the MSR Elixir.
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