Ratings Overview - Backpacking Tent

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NEMO Dagger 2P

 NEMO Dagger 2
Targeted to the ultralight, feature-loving backpackers seeking both performance and creature comforts in their equipment, the NEMO Dagger does not disappoint. Pulling the tent from the stuff sack...  read more >
$400

Editors' Choice Award
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83
Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Ease of Set-up - 8 of 10
8
Weather Resistance - 8 of 10
8
Durability - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Packed Size - 8 of 10
8
Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2

 Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2
The Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2 is a high-performance two-door backpacking tent for people that want more space and comfort than lighter tents like the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 or Tarptent Double...  read more >
$450

Editors' Choice Award
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82
Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Ease of Set-up - 8 of 10
8
Weather Resistance - 9 of 10
9
Durability - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 9 of 10
9
Packed Size - 8 of 10
8
Big Agnes Rattlesnake SL2 mtnGLO

 Big Agnes Rattlesnake SL2 mtnGLO
Let there be light! Big Agnes' Rattlesnake SL2 mtnGLO is a winner on its own, but with the addition of built-in LED light to the canopy, it's a tent that caught our attention. The tent itself wasn't...  read more >
$350

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Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Ease of Set-up - 8 of 10
8
Weather Resistance - 9 of 10
9
Durability - 9 of 10
9
Weight - 6 of 10
6
Packed Size - 7 of 10
7
Hilleberg Anjan GT 2 Person

 Hilleberg Anjan 2 GT
Staying ahead of the pack each time, the Anjan 2 GT keeps coming back for an award; this year, we've given it our Top Pick Award for Weather Resistance. This is the most storm-worthy backpacking...  read more >
$745

Top Pick Award
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78
Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Ease of Set-up - 7 of 10
7
Weather Resistance - 10 of 10
10
Durability - 9 of 10
9
Weight - 6 of 10
6
Packed Size - 7 of 10
7
MSR Hubba Hubba NX

 MSR Hubba Hubba NX
After its makeover in 2014, the MSR Hubba Hubba NX was a top-of-the-line tent that was a competitor with the best. But during testing this spring and the spring before, we realized that it now...  read more >
$400

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76
Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Ease of Set-up - 8 of 10
8
Weather Resistance - 7 of 10
7
Durability - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Packed Size - 7 of 10
7
The North Face Triarch

 The North Face Triarch 2
Although The North Triarch 2's floor space didn't really stand out from the other tents we tested (REI's Half Dome 2 Plus boasts nearly eight more square feet of interior space), it felt like one of...  read more >
$350

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76
Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Ease of Set-up - 6 of 10
6
Weather Resistance - 7 of 10
7
Durability - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Packed Size - 6 of 10
6
Half Dome 2 Plus

 REI Half Dome 2 Plus
Winning our Best Buy Award for its extra spacious interior and thoughtful construction while providing the most bang for your buck, may we introduce the Half Dome 2 Plus from REI. We think it is...  read more >
$219

Best Buy Award
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73
Comfort - 10 of 10
10
Ease of Set-up - 9 of 10
9
Weather Resistance - 8 of 10
8
Durability - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 4 of 10
4
Packed Size - 5 of 10
5

 Tarptent Double Rainbow
Receiving much fanfare and praise in the last few years, we have definitely seen the Double Rainbow and its Tarptent sisters on the trails a lot more lately. This spring was a chance to get out once...  read more >
$289

Top Pick Award
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71
Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Ease of Set-up - 6 of 10
6
Weather Resistance - 5 of 10
5
Durability - 6 of 10
6
Weight - 9 of 10
9
Packed Size - 9 of 10
9
NEMO Galaxi 2

 NEMO Galaxi 2
We reached for this quality tent for any activity where we wanted a spacious and durable tent, but didn't necessarily have to carry it for long distances - like a short backpack or a canoe trip. The...  read more >
$250

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Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Ease of Set-up - 8 of 10
8
Weather Resistance - 8 of 10
8
Durability - 9 of 10
9
Weight - 3 of 10
3
Packed Size - 7 of 10
7
Sierra Designs Clip Flashlight 2

 Sierra Designs Clip Flashlight 2
Landing in the middle of the pack, we particularly liked the high sidewalls on the bathtub floor during a rainy spring night, and the peak height was comfortable for a 5'10" person to sit and move...  read more >
$200

Best Buy Award
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68
Comfort - 5 of 10
5
Ease of Set-up - 7 of 10
7
Weather Resistance - 7 of 10
7
Durability - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Packed Size - 7 of 10
7
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Marmot Catalyst 2P

 Marmot Catalyst 2
Marmot's Catalyst 2-person tent is a roomy free-standing tent boasting 32.5 square feet of interior space and roomy vestibules. While we were disappointed in the tent's hefty 5 lb. 3 oz. weight, it...  read more >
$170

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Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Ease of Set-up - 7 of 10
7
Weather Resistance - 8 of 10
8
Durability - 9 of 10
9
Weight - 4 of 10
4
Packed Size - 7 of 10
7
Eureka Midori 2

 Eureka Midori 2
One of the lowest-priced tents in our review, coming in at $159.95, is the Eureka Midori 2 Considering the bargain price, it's relatively lightweight at 4 lbs. 7 oz., and packs into a modest 5" x...  read more >
$160

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61
Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Ease of Set-up - 8 of 10
8
Weather Resistance - 4 of 10
4
Durability - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 6 of 10
6
Packed Size - 5 of 10
5
Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL2

 Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL2
The Fly Creek HV UL2 tent is Big Agnes's attempt at making this classically lightweight and tight-on-space tent roomier. It is a lightweight performance double-wall tent that is still the lightest...  read more >
$390

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Comfort - 4 of 10
4
Ease of Set-up - 4 of 10
4
Weather Resistance - 4 of 10
4
Durability - 3 of 10
3
Weight - 10 of 10
10
Packed Size - 10 of 10
10
Kelty Salida 2

 Kelty Salida 2
Offering a moderate 30.5 square feet of interior space with an additional 10 feet of storage space in its single vestibule - enter Kelty Salida 2. The tent struggled a bit in our review, earning a...  read more >
$150

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51
Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Ease of Set-up - 7 of 10
7
Weather Resistance - 4 of 10
4
Durability - 3 of 10
3
Weight - 5 of 10
5
Packed Size - 3 of 10
3
Alps Mountaineering Lynx 2

 Alps Mountaineering Lynx-2
This tent is about tradeoffs. It's one of the least expensive tents we tested and the roomiest. However, it's also the heaviest and not our first choice for use in high winds. If you don't mind the...  read more >
$160

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46
Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Ease of Set-up - 7 of 10
7
Weather Resistance - 3 of 10
3
Durability - 2 of 10
2
Weight - 3 of 10
3
Packed Size - 3 of 10
3
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Total 15 tested