These are my picks for the best backpacking tents of 2017. Can’t beat the interior space with the vertical walls and off center pole positions. Aluminium frame marquees – Aluminium frame tents have no centre poles or guy ropes. Also like email, all Tent users are first class citizens, no matter what provider they use: you can communicate in real time with any user on any provider. tentfit.com
Dome style family tents do not always offer sufficient headroom, except in the middle of the domed area. Is a shelter consisting of sheets of fabric or other material draped over, attached to a frame of poles or attached to a supporting rope. The redesigned REI Co-op Quarter Dome 2 is a feature-loaded ultralight tent that comes at a reasonable price.
On the other hand, DICK’S has 10-person tents that are suited for large families or groups of people who need more space for sleeping and storing items. At $150 for the 4-person model, it’s affordable but includes a number of upgrades from cheap tents like the Coleman Sundome above.
Compared to a tent like the Kelty Trail Ridge 6 below, the Bunglaow has better poles, more rigidity, and a higher-end feel. With all the different styles, sizes and capabilities of tents available today, choosing one can be a tough job! Depending on tent size and the experience of the person or people involved, such tents can usually be assembled (pitched) in between 5 and 25 minutes; disassembly (striking) takes a similar length of time.
From basecamp domes to high-alpine refuges, these tents are built for insulation and stability in severe environments like Everest, K2, Annapurna, the Arctic, and the Antarctic. You can expect the materials to feel somewhat cheap, including everything from the clips and poles to the tent walls.