Camping is more than a tradition; it is a rite of passage. To experience the great outdoors is a primal instinct that every one of us has burned deep within us.
But why live your life vicariously when you can go out and roll around with your partner in a backpacking tent seeing stars above?
Now that the spring and summer seasons are closing in you may find yourself draw to explore the outdoors. Or maybe you are an avid couple camper looking for the best tent to fit in with your partner.
Well, here is a list of the five best 2-Person Backpacking Tents you will find. Plus, they won’t break the bank or your back trying to set them up.
5 Best 2-Person Backpacking Tents
Best 2-Person Backpacking Tents (Reviews)
Camp Solutions offers you a three season tent that is perfect for fall thru summer. You will find that this tent will easily accommodate two people with comfort. You won’t feel trapped inside this dome weatherproof tent.
The Camp Solution offers you two entry ways making it super easy to let your partner sleep while. You won’t need to climb over your partner to get outside with this tent.
Set up is super-fast and easy that a single person can have this tent up and ready in a matter of minutes. The tent is constructed so that you don’t have to mess too much with sticking the small poles into small spaces. Instead, it uses a hook and snaps mechanism for you conveniently set up the tent.
You will also find that this tent comes with plenty of ventilation for those hot summer nights. It also comes standard with a rain fly to cover the entire tent from top to bottom in case of stormy weather.
You will find that this tent offers plenty of space. Camp Solutions when completely unfolded comes out to 6.9’L x 6×3’W x 3.6’H. While you won’t be able to stand it in, at least you will have plenty of leg room.
Features I like:
- Weighs 5 pounds
- Quick 15 minutes setup
- Two way doors- get in and out without bothering your partnets
- Big zipper helps to reduce snagging on the material. Plus the zippers have a reflective strip making them easy to see at night.
Say you are camping in snow or a very wet area. The Luxe Tempo will be your go-to tent for all your camping needs. This two person tent comes with aluminum poles that will keep the tents structure sound under the most extreme weather.
But the Luxe Tempo is also great for summer and spring seasons due to the mesh skylights that allow for circulation. This tent also features the double door allowing you easy access in and out of your tent.
You will find that the Luxe Tempo offers you a very sturdy and durable tent. With the corners reinforced you can throw at a lot of tension at this tent and it will hold up.
The tent is constructed from the finest material that allows you to easy to shake off snow or rain. Plus it is anti-abrasion nylon that will withstand all the tugging, shifting and pulling that goes.
The Luxe Tempo offers you plenty of space with its 4.6 x 6.9-foot flooring. Although you still have to crouch to get in as the peak height is only 3.6′.
Features I like:
- Weighs in at 3.9 pounds. That is super lightweight for a tent that can hold up to so much pressure.
- Designed to withstand all types of weather conditions.
- Corners are reinforced. That means you can dig that stake in a little deeper if you want to ensure your tent is down and it won’t affect the corners at all.
- Zippers are jingle-free and stitched reversed to keep the dirt and sand off the zipper rails.
- Reflective zippers- easier to see at night.
The Campla may not be durable against the snow as the Luxe Tempo; it can still hold its own in stormy weather. You will find that the Campla two person tent is waterproof and can withstand a beating against the wind and torrential rain.
When it isn’t raining and the tent offers plenty of ventilation to let the hot air out. Plus at night you can enjoy all nature has to offer with the two skylights.
This dome tent is as simple as it comes. While it also sports double doors and offers a lip to ensure crawlers stay out.
If you are looking for a very simplistic tent, this is your tent. It is perfect for fall, spring, and summer fun.
Features I like:
- The lip of the opening ensures that there are no critters to surprise you in the morning.
- Constructed with waterproof polyester is another plus. You can rest easy during a storm knowing you will stay dry.
- Light-weight: Five-pound range making it easy to tote around to your favorite hiking and camping spots.
You will find that the Ozark Trail tent comes with full fly coverage giving you that extra protection against the elements. It also sports the double door that makes it super convenient to get in and out without disturbing your partner.
The Ozark offers you plenty of space for sleeping and for your gear. You will find that when the tent is fully set up it is 7’8″L x 4’8″W x 3’8″H. It also comes with double vestibules that allow an extra 24 square feet to store your gear.
The tent may be constructed with all seasons in mind which accounts for it weighing in at nearly 7 pounds. While that won’t break your back, you will certainly begin to feel it on longer hiking trips.
On the plus side though the tent comes with fiberglass poles to ensure a sturdy structure during rough weather.
Features I like:
- Suitable for all season and locations – desert to mountains
- The fact that it is super easy to put up makes it that much better. No one wants to waste time putting up a tent in the dead of winter or on blazing hot days. You can have this tent up and ready within 15 minutes.
- Reliable brand name for hiking gears
You will find that there is just enough room within this tent to accommodate two people comfortable and some gear. The space within the tent is 82.7″ W x 55.1″ L x 43.3″ H. It comes standard with a rain fly, wind rope, shock cord poles, and aviation-grade aluminum poles.
You won’t have to worry about ripping or tearing through the tent as it is constructed from embossed polyester. Should the temperature rise within the tent, you can simply enjoy the two ventilating mesh skylights.
The WolfWise two person tent also comes with double doors for easy entry and exit. You will find that this tent is simple to set-up and can be done by a single person.
Features I like:
- The double doors are always a welcoming feature. Gone are the days of the single door tent. No longer will you have to climb over your partner to get outside.
- Strong sturdy zippers that are snag proof.
- Doors have fluorescent buckles for easy viewing on dark nights.
- Offered in two colors, blue or yellow.
- Allows you to sit comfortably even with a chair.
Things to Consider When Buying 2-person tents
Now if this is your first time finding a tent there are something you need to think about. You need to find a tent that is suited to where you will be going. Sounds simple enough right? You need to look for things like:
Weather Proofing: Some tents are not waterproof. They may be water resistant but that doesn’t mean you will stay dry during the monsoon season in Arizona. Also look for one that will withstand a drop in temperature. Just because the days are hot doesn’t mean the nights will be too. You need to prepare for all accounts of weather.
Ventilation: Some tents only come equipped with small roof netting or ‘screen’ door that doesn’t keep you cool during hot nights. That same ‘screen’ that allows air to get in can also cause you to freeze at night. So make sure that your tent is adjustable.
Weight: When it comes to backpacking you can’t afford to be bogged down by too much weight. It is important to find lightweight tents that are easy to set up. The last thing you want is to be worn out due to the extra weight of a tent. So pick one that is light and easily to accommodate into your pack.
When you are going out camping, picking the right tent is essential. You don’t want just any ole run of the mill tent. You want one that will stand up to Mother Nature. You want one that has sturdy poles that will bend in the wind. You want one that is weatherproof and will keep you dry.
While there are a lot of great tents on this list of the top five, the one that stands out is the Luxe Tempo. Although the Ozark came in close, the Luxe Tempo made the cut due to its weight.
When you are out hiking you don’t want to be weighed down by too much gear. Unfortunately, a tent is an essential part of camping and is a must have when you go out. The Ozark just weighed too much to be considered number one even though it is a year round tent.
Plus with the Luxe Tempo, you know it will take a beating and stay strong under pressure. You need that kind of reassurance when you are trekking in the backcountry. When the weather hits, you want to be prepared. The Luxe Tempo will see you through the worst of it and keep you safe, as a good tent should.