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- Nemo Aurora Tent w/ Footprint
- Nemo Dragonfly Tent
- Marmot Tungsten 2P Tent
- Mountainsmith Bear Creek 2 Person Tent, Blue
- Mountainsmith - Morrison Evo 2-Person Tent
- Black Diamond Hilight 2p Tent
- Marmot Fortress 2P Tent
- Eureka Alpenlite 2XT Tent
- Black Diamond FirstLight 2 Person Tent
- The North Face Stormbreak 2 Tent 2P
Nemo Aurora Tent w/ Footprint
At 5lbs 7oz, this tent is a little heavier but still light enough for backpacking trips if you don't mind carrying a couple extra pounds! It includes the footprint, which makes this a fantastic price for a high-quality 2-person tent, and NEMO's lifetime warranty sweetens that deal even more! with 31.8 sq ft of interior space and a peak height of 44 inches, this is the largest of the tents I've sent you, although it still packs up relatively small! 2 vestibules add extra space for gear storage, and plenty of great features such as 2-doors, internal gear pockets, and easy set up make this tent worth the extra weight!
Car camping for the most part. Drive somewhere and setup this tent and enjoy a roomy space. You could take it backpacking but you'd want to split the weight most likley between those going.
Backpacking trips or just a great all around multi-use tent.
Nemo Dragonfly Tent
This thing basically weighs nothing. The 1 person option weighs 2 lbs 10 oz - super lightweight and high quality. NEMO makes some solid gear - their tents last for years! This one has large doors with versatile vestibules, a high-arching main pole for a lofty feel, and super easy setup with color-coded poles and matched webbing.
A top-of-the-line contender for a ultralight, quality backpacking or thru-hiking with features like double doors/vestibules, lighting pockets and a freestanding design.
Great price for an ultralight 1 person, NEMO makes some solid tents that are easy to set up. 2 lbs 13 oz
Marmot Tungsten 2P Tent
This is a heavier tent of the options, coming in at 5 lbs 4 oz. There is a lot of head room in this and vestibule space on both entrances when the rain fly is on.
Can be used as a solo tent or for two adults. The side vestibules give your gear some room so you can sleep comfortably.
This roomy, freestanding tent has two vestibules, and is great for 3 season backpacking with one or two people.
Mountainsmith Bear Creek 2 Person Tent, Blue
A versatile one-door tent, this piece is thoroughly waterproof and is 5lbs 3 oz! Great for concerts, car camping, picnics, and everything in between. Designed for three-season camping, this two pole design will be a great addition to your personal collection when you want to either have a little extra room for yourself or you want to camp with your significant other.
Weighs 5lbs 3oz when packed with the footprint (included!). The tent body is not required to set up. You can combine the footprint and the rainfly for a lightweight options. Great ventilation with the No-See-Um mesh and bathtub floor combo!
Comes with a rainfly and a footprint that can be used without the tent body to save space and weight when backpacking.
Mountainsmith - Morrison Evo 2-Person Tent
A nice durable and great weather-resistant tent that folds down nicely for backpacking that fits 2 comfortably! Fast setup, easy takedown. Also has mesh storage pockets on the interior for any gear that needs to stay outside the sleeping back or backpacks!
Comes with a brow pole for a roomy feel and a good amount of space! Great price an a sweet tent. Based on the award winning Morrison Evo!
2 Person tent on a budget. Great for car camping and casual backpacking.
Black Diamond Hilight 2p Tent
Very protective tent for backpacking, when conditions might be a little rough and cold at elevation or during shoulder seasons.
4-season tent that holds up to storms. Good for winter backpacking as it is very lightweight for how warm/durable it is.
Backpacking through it all, keeps you warm in the winter cool in the summer and doesn't break the bank.
Marmot Fortress 2P Tent
A 3-4 season tent that is designed to withstand the foulest weather. This 2 person, 2 door tent will be your go-to for year-round backpacking adventures. The full fabric canopy features a vent to prevent condensation build up and the near vertical walls create a spacious sleeping area with a peak height of 42 inches. Use the extra guy out cords when the wind picks up. The Fortress has a packed weight of 5lbs 5.5oz - pretty solid for a 4 season, 2 person tent!
3-4 season tent that offers some spacious sleeping room (42 inches in height!). Available as a 2 or 3 person tent. There are extra guy-out cords for those windy nights and it packs at just over 5lbs so pretty good for a 4-season tent!
5lbs 9 oz, spacious. Marmot makes quality tents that will last you for years and have a great warranty! This is a true 4 season tent and will be the best protection from the elements if you're out when it's snowing!
Eureka Alpenlite 2XT Tent
This is a 4-season beast, with durable construction and wind-resistant design. Lots of tie-down points for high winds. Performs just as well as tents twice the price.
With sturdy 6-pole A-frame design, the set up is quick. Capable of withstanding intense weather for multiple years.
Black Diamond FirstLight 2 Person Tent
A 4-season, minimalist tent that is perfect for mountaineering expeditions and cold weather backpacking trips. This tent is well designed and space efficient without any extra bells or whistles - simple and well made. It has a single entry door and a vestibule can be purchased separately for added gear storage space. This is a really lightweight 4-season tent with a packed weight of just 3lbs 3oz and the 2-pole design makes it quick and easy to set up when you arrive at camp.
Lightweight and durable. This will stand up to extreme weather. Designed as a single wall tent, so everything is together as one unit.
Lightweight 2 person tent that will have plenty of room for 1 person and gear or 2 people and minimal gear. Highly rated!
The North Face Stormbreak 2 Tent 2P
At a little under 6lbs, this 2-person tent is light enough for backpacking trips. With 30 sq ft of interior space, there's plenty of headroom for sleeping and storing gear. 2 doors and 2 vestibules.
Sea to Summit Alto TR2 2 Person Tent
This is a lightweight 2 person backpacking tent designed with increased livability. The semi-freestanding design boasts taller, oversized doors and vertical walls to maximize space inside the tent. The rainfly can be rolled back for stargazing and easily/quickly deployed from inside the tent in the event of rain. Constructed from lightweight and durable materials. This tent packs into 3 stuff sacks so you can easily share the load - after set up, the stuff sacks convert into gear storage pockets. Packed weight is 2lbs 15.3oz and packed size is 4.7 x 20.5 inches
Eureka Tetragon NX 2 Person Tent
A great car camping tent! With 35 sq ft of interior space, it offers plenty of sleep space for 1 person but can easily sleep up to 2 people! A hooded rain fly provides protection from the elements, while the mesh windows provide ventilation on warm summer nights.
Car camping or short backpack trips for beginners. Weighing in at close to 6 lbs, not the greatest for backpacking, but can be done!
MARMOT - AGATE - Green Glow
Black Diamond Beta Light Tent
2p capacity with front entrance. The shelter, using two adjustable trekking poles, sets up quick and easy featuring adjustable guy out points. The fly fabric is durable at 30D but not too heavy to stay simple, light and easy to use! For lightweight thru hikes when you need simple, dependable shelter with no see um mesh and waterproof security in a tipi style. The optional ground cloth will create a seamless system and at only 1 pound 7 oz, it doesn't get much more premium then this for the price.
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