The Best Backpacking Tents

Backpacking Tents Reviews
ZPacks Altaplex

The ZPacks Altaplex finished in the top spot in this test set, thanks to its chart-topping performance in nearly every category. The most important feature of the solo backpacking tent—its weight—is this tent’s best characteristic. The chief limitation is the high price tag. 

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Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2 Tent

The Copper Spur HV is a roomy tent, with big doors and lots of handy features, and it’s super lightweight. For less than two pounds per person it’s a great backpacking tent with the stability and steep walls to handle full three season use.

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MSR Freelite 3

The MSR Freelite 3 is lightweight and packs down to the smallest of the tents in this test. The biggest drawback for the Freelite is its price tag. 

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MSR Papa Hubba NX 4-Person Backpacking Tent

The MSR Papa Hubba NX is the tent to pack when weather conditions are unknown. Although the low, aerodynamic profile sacrifices interior comfort, this tent is rock steady in high winds when the other tents faltered. It isn’t the lightest tent in the bunch, but it’s close, and the extra weight is well worth the added security. If a group of three to four campers are headed to the backcountry for high adventure, this is the tent.

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Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL4

The Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL4 was the top choice when spaciousness and weight were primary concerns. The most significant interior space and vestibules with a trail weight that equates to 1.3 pounds each for a group of four is an impressive pair of specifications. Waterproofing was excellent; the only dings being some pinhole punctures in the floor and one case of partial wall deformation during extreme winds that also affected other tents in the test.

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