If you are in need of a read-to-go shelter or are seeking a tent for a backpacking trip, then you have come to the right place. Searching for the best backpacking tent can be a time-consuming task for there are so many options out there to pick from.
Some of the main things that you should be worried about include size, weight, and durability. We have compiled just three of the best three season tents so that you can narrow your search before you get up to your elbows in options.
Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2
One of the more popular three season tents that show up on nearly every top backpacking tent list on the Internet is the Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2. Weighing in at only 2 pounds and 12 ounces, it is a very lightweight tent that won’t be a burden to carry with you. Its dimensions are 88 x 52/42 x 40 inches (L x W x H). It comes in a variety of sizes ranging from one person to hosing four people. And once more, it is a freestanding tent, which means it doesn’t require stakes to stand up. If you purchase it through REI, you will find it be about $50 cheaper than Amazon with a total price of $449.95 for the 2-person tent. Keep in mind that the downside to having less weight is durability. To make this tent last you really need to take care of it.
MSR Hubba Hubba NX
In the same vein as the previous tent, the MSR Hubba Hubba NX Tent has a sleeping capacity of one to 4 people depending on which one you buy. It is a three-season tent and weighs slightly more than the Copper Spur. Its minimum trail weight comes in at 3 pounds and 7 ounces. It is more durable than the Copper Spur and accommodates two hikers quite comfortably. Although it is heavier to hump on the trails with, it is more durable than the previous option. If you are faced with windy or rainy weather, the MSR Hubba Hubba can take on both. For the two-person version, it will cost you $399.95 if you purchase it through REI.
NEMO Hornet Tent
The final tent we are adding to this shortlist is the NEMO Hornet. This tent is either a one to two-person tent, good for three seasons, and is lighter than the previous two tents at a mere 2 pounds. It has two doors and vestibules and has similar dimensions to the Copper Spur with 85 x 51/43 x 40in. The downside to this tent though is its size, for according to the article “10 Best Backpacking Tents of 2018,” it is better suited for one person rather than accommodating two. However, if you are hiking with a group and intend to have a tent for yourself then this is a great option. If you go through REI, you can expect to pay $369.95 right now.