Camping trips are an integral part of the summer months, whether you are venturing into the backyard with the kids or heading out on a multi-day backpacking trip. Nothing quite compares to cooking over an open campfire or sleeping under the stars. It goes without saying that the most important piece of equipment for any camping trip is your tent, but having the right tent will make a world of difference. We have a wide selection of tents that offer different perks depending on your unique camping needs; check out our overview to see which tent will be the perfect fit for your camping style!
TNF Homestead Shelter
The Homestead Shelter isn't necessarily a tent by traditional standards, but it is a must-have for a multi-tent camp site. Big enough to fit over a picnic table, it acts as the campsite common area, offering a place for everyone to gather together even if the weather doesn't cooperate. We recommend bringing it along on any car camping excursion, and it's also ideal for picnics, festivals, and long sunny days at the beach.
Big Agnes Gilpin Falls MtnGLO
This large 4-person tent is perfect for family camping, but it also has an unusual trait that makes it quite possibly the most fun tent in our store. Strands of LED lights are integrated into the tent body, illuminating your living space with just the touch of a button. The Joey T55 power supply is included, which can be used to charge the lights along with any other electronics you bring with you. This is the perfect tent for car camping; kids will love the fun atmosphere of the lit-up tent, and it's also great for festivals (you'll never have to spend time searching for your campsite!)
MSR Elixir 3
This tent is the perfect choice for those of you who typically camp close to the car, but also want the option of venturing out on longer trips without a huge tent weighing you down. With a three-person capacity, you can head out with a couple of friends in tow or even take the family. It gives you the option to car camp with a group, but at under 6 pounds, it's light enough to take with you on a hiking trip to someplace more remote than your standard campground.
Big Agnes Fly Creek 2 Platinum
Big Agnes refers to their Fly Creek 2 Platinum as the"lightest free standing double-walled tent." At well under 2 pounds, it is barely-there-light and stuffs down smaller than any other tent we sell, making it ideal for long treks and multi-day camping trips. It is nice and roomy for the solo backpacker, and we always recommend a tent like this over a single-person option since you'll have the versatility to camp with a friend if you so choose.