If you're looking for the perfect 2-person tent for your next adventure, check out this list of our experts' top picks. Want to make sure you're getting the right tent for you? Be sure to chat with a Camping & Hiking expert here on Curated to get free, personalized recommendations.
- Nemo Aurora Tent w/Footprint
- Mountainsmith Bear Creek 2 Person Tent, Blue
- Nemo Dragonfly Tent
- Nemo Dagger Tent
- Marmot Tungsten 2P Tent
- Eureka Suma 2 Tent
- Mountainsmith - Morrison Evo 2-Person Tent
- Marmot Nighthawk 2P Tent
- Eureka Alpenlite 2XT Tent
- Marmot Fortress Ul 2P Tent
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!
Backpacking trips or just a great all around multi-use tent.
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.
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
Nemo Dagger Tent
As Nemo markets it – "the quintessential one tent wonder!" The perfect combination of lightweight (packed weight of 4lb 5oz) and spacious which makes it ideal for backpackers. This tent has 2 doors and 2 large vestibules for gear storage as well as color-coded tent poles, making for a super simple set up! Repair kit included and this tent is covered by Nemo's lifetime warranty.
As the brand describes it "a quintessential one-tent wonder." This tent can do it all. Weight-conscious backpacking to comfort-oriented car camping. Great balance of weight and functionality. Weighs in at just about 3 pounds, making it a great ultralight option for a 3 person.
As the brand describes it "a quintessential one-tent wonder." This tent can do it all. Weight-conscious backpacking to comfort-oriented car camping. Great balance of weight and functionality. Weighs in at just about 3 pounds, making it a great ultralight option for a 2 person
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.
Eureka Suma 2 Tent
Super lightweight and affordable 2 person tent! Ample space - 88" x 55" floor dimensions and a peak height of 42". Plus it has a mesh lining for those starry nights :)
A solid first tent, it won't break the bank but will still last a long time. This tent is decently lightweight, but has plenty of headroom.
It's lightweight, easy to use, and affordable! Great for camping, and not heavy if you ever want to take it out on the trails.
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.
Marmot Nighthawk 2P Tent
This is the footprint specifically designed for Marmot's 2 person Nighthawk tent. It was made to fit it perfectly, and will help protect the floor of your tent and extend its life.
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.
Marmot Fortress Ul 2P Tent
This tent is extremely easy to set up, it's very durable, and it's also relatively lightweight. This tent would be great in Utah or Colorado because you can set it up in any environment, even above tree line. It can take a beating from the wind, and will also keep you very dry any storms.
A lightweight version of the notorious Marmot fortress tent, which is known for durability and performance in all weather. Weighs in at 4lb 3 oz, which is a good price for the warmth it offers. Also super roomy, and has two doors and vestibules. Marmot has a great lifetime guarantee!
Great tent, very durable. Extremely easy to set up - takes one person around 3 minutes. Seam-taped, full-coverage fly with top vent and additional guyouts for windy conditions.
Marmot Limelight 3P Tent - Cinder/Rusted Orange
At about 6lbs, this 3-person tent is a great option for car camping! It has just over 42 sq ft of interior space and 2 10 sq ft vestibules, offering plenty of sleep space and gear storage space. Included footprint protects your tent floor, and included full coverage rain fly protects you from the elements. Additional features include 2 doors, interior pockets, and color-coded poles for easy set up!
Three person three season tent that boasts a large vestibule for all your gear. Large front door makes entering and exiting super easy and the fully waterproof rainfly and bathtub shaped floor plan will keep you dry in the wettest of conditions.
The North Face Triarch 2 Tent
This tent can put up with the full range of 3 season weather, and even stay strong in snow flurries. Extralight at 3 lb 12 oz full weight, or 2 lb 9 oz if you ditch the fly. Two doors and vestibules makes it convenient for two people, and it's got a lot of head space for moving around. Also comes with a footprint.
Nice and lightweight 2 person backpacking tent - packed weight on this one is just 3lbs 12oz! 2 door design with 2 vestibules for gear storage and easy tent entry/exit. The vaulted roof has a peak height of 43"! Gear loft and footprint included.
Great for all types of adventures from ultralight backpacking to car camping.
Eureka Midori 2 Person Tent
Great for backpacking or car camping for 2 people, or 1 person and a furry friend! This tent has maximum headroom and is made from durable fabric! Minimum trail weight for this set up is 4lbs13oz which is pretty great!!
Great budget, yet entirely functional option for the backpacker looking to keep the load on the light side.
Marmot Thor 2P Tent
10 lbs 2.5 oz four season tent with plenty of space for three people (or two people with extra gear). The poled vestibule is great for maintaining control of the extra area during wind storms.
Three season camping in cold weather with precipitation and wind, big enough for three people but ideal for two people with additional room for gear.
Winter camping, potentially winter backpacking, extra sturdy to hold up against winds, warmer tent for colder temperatures.
Marmot Space Wing 2P Tent
Marmot Hammer 2P Tent
Single-wall construction is simple to setup, so you can take shelter faster. It keeps precipitation out with its seam-taped catenary-cut bathtub floor that resists pooling.
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