Camping is intense! Not really. If you’re going camping, you probably need a tent. Hammock lovers may disagree – and we like to sleep under the stars when the weather permits – but most of the time finding and preparing a suitable shelter for yourself, your family or your pets is a non-negotiable step towards outdoor comfort. There are as many types of tents as there are ways to camp, and they vary 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 the weekend with the family or heading out solo on Mount Whitney.
Update 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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