A good tent should be lightweight, durable, weather-proof, and a cinch to set up, and all these factors can make it difficult to narrow down your choices….especially when you have to factor in the price tag. In this post, learn the most important factors to consider when shopping for a new tent and get recommendations for some of the best 2-person tents for backpacking.
Lightweight 3-season tent. If you've bugged out into the hills, shelter from the elements is THE most important factor. I chose this ultra-light (only 4lbs) 2-person tent. I've used this while on a 5-day hike before and even in high-winds, the low-profile helped keep it standing. Don't fall for those 50 dollar Walmart tents when your life depends on it. Bought this one for $160.