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- Eureka Suma Tent
- Eureka! Midori Tent
- Eureka! Tetragon NX Tent
- Big Agnes Blacktail Tent
- Eureka! Summer Pass Tent
- Coleman Skydome Camping Tent
- Coleman Skydome Camping Tent with Dark Room Technology
- Eureka! Solitaire AL 1 Person Tent · Jasmine Green, Mediterranean Blue, Dark Shadow
- Coleman Skylodge Instant Camping Tent
- The North Face Stormbreak 2 Tent
Eureka Suma 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.
Eureka! Midori Tent
Increased headroom for great livable space, two large doors and vestibules for ease of entry as well as spacious vestibules for storing gear. Trail weight at just over 6 pounds makes this a great option for backpackers on a budget or not counting ounces but seeking quality, weatherproof design.
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.
Eureka! Tetragon NX Tent
Need a great priced tent to get started? The Eureka checks off all the boxes. There's plenty of space for 3-4 people and it comes with a rainfly to keep out bad weather or dew but can be removed when you want to look at the sky.
This is a great budget option for a quality tent! It's durable and could stand up to a dog and children.
Good for casual car campers or those getting started!
Big Agnes Blacktail Tent
With a trail weight of 4lbs 8oz, this tent is nice and light and ideal for backpacking, although it's still durable and well made, being from a top of the line tent brand! 2 doors make exit and entry easy, 2 vestibules add extra space for gear and shoe storage. 33 sq ft of interior space puts it on the larger side of 2-person tents. All taped seams for waterproofing, full coverage rain fly included, and plenty of interior pockets for stashing smaller items.
Super solid option from Big Agnes, the Blacktail 3 gives you a great amount of space and comfort without being overtly heavy or cumbersome. Your packed weight comes out to 5lb. 11oz, and provides a 44 square foot floor area and 44 inch head height. Dual zippers on 2 doors with 2 vestibules make for plenty of convenience, ease of use and gear stashing ability. Two fly vents for better air flow and less condensation, tons of extra pockets.
A great value tent with spacious sleeping area, 2 side entry doors and vestibules to store gear. At a weight of 5lb. 11oz it is light enough for backpacking for most. It has a 1500mm water proof polyurethane coating. This tent will have two fly vents to increase air flow and reduce condensation.
Eureka! Summer Pass Tent
Nice mesh canopy to keep the bugs out and gives great views of the night sky. Two large vestibules provide dry storage for your gear.
2-person and 2-door tent that is really versatile! Great for car camping, backpacking, and everything in between!
Car camping and short-mid distance backpacking trips.
Coleman Skydome Camping Tent
This massive 6-person tent has 80 sq ft of interior space and a peak height of 6 ft, and it boasts nearly vertical walls to provide even more headspace then some of Coleman's other tent models, making it large enough for the whole fam or camping trips with friends! This tent offers plenty of waterproofing features, including a tub-like floor, welded corners, and inverted seams so you stay dry! Other features include internal pockets for small item organization, a large door for easy exit and entry, and Coleman boasts an easy 5-minute set up.
Vertical walls offer extra headroom and features like pre-attached poles for easy set up, a tub-like floor, welded corners and inverted seams keep you and your gear dry! This tent comes in a variety of sizes (2-8 person), we can find the perfect one for your situation! The specs for the 8 person are below:
- Dimensions: 16 x 7 ft
- Center Height:6 ft
- Fits 3 queen size air mattress
- Frame has been tested to 35 MPH winds
- Packs down to compact size for car camping
- Reviews confirm that this tent holds up great in wind and rain
Great entry level option for campground or car camping on a budget with plenty of livable space and Coleman trusted features and quality.
Coleman Skydome Camping Tent with Dark Room Technology
Perfect for car camping as it has a quick 5 minute setup! Dark Room tech blocks out 90% of the sunlight so you can sleep in on those trips you're looking to escape it all. Nearly vertical walls give you about 20% more headroom than traditional tents. The frame is pretty durable and is rated up to 35 mph winds. Adverse conditions coming your way? The WeatherTec system has you covered for keeping you and your gear dry. Can fit 1 queen size air mattress.
Eureka! Solitaire AL 1 Person Tent · Jasmine Green, Mediterranean Blue, Dark Shadow
Excellent option for solo excursions. Very lightweight without sacrificing durability or protection from the elements. This 3-season tent is perfectly sized for one user, and their gear to fit comfortably within!
Eureka's Solitaire is the perfect first backpacking tent! It is 3 season, single person, durable, & lightweight. :)
Great option for you running solo. Super lightweight and most likely space for the pup!
Coleman Skylodge Instant Camping Tent
Sets up super quick using telescoping pre-attached poles, keeping things intuitive and simple. The WeatherTec system keeps you and your gear dry in all conditions you'll encounter. Fits 1 queen size air mattress, wide door makes it effortless to transport your gear in and out throughout the setup/teardown process. Stuff-and-roll carry bag makes it seamless to pack up your tent. Mesh pockets to organize your gear! Killer car camping option!
The North Face Stormbreak 2 Tent
The North Face Stormbreak 2 is a three season tent with about 30 square feet of floor area for two people. This tent comes with a vestibule and carrying bag. It is a free standing tent with a packed weight of around 5lbs 14.2oz. Two doors for easy access and airflow on hot nights with ground ventilation.
Coleman Skydome XL Camping Tent
Under 5 minute setup time with 2 people, thanks to pre attached poles, can fit 3 queen airbeds and includes a room divider along with 2 wide doors. Equipped with Coleman's WeatherTec system providing a tub like floor, welded corners along with inverted and taped seams on the rainfly and tent body to keep water out. Rated to resist up to 35 mph winds. Ground vents keep things breathable in the warmer months along with large door awnings to maximize ventilation. Mesh pockets to keep gear organized along with an e-port for access to an extension cord so you can bring you electronics inside! 16' X 9' with a 6.5' center height. Comes with an expandable carry bag for easy packing.
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