Best Tents for 2019

How much fun you have on your camping trip is directly related to the quality of your camping tents. Your tent needs to be durable, well-made and easy to set up and take down — while affording protection for you, your fellow campers, your equipment from the elements. (Protecting you from flying critters is an added bonus.)

Outdoor Junkie has listed six of the best and highest user rated tents on the market that meet all those requirements. And they won’t break the bank.


Our Top Choices for Camping Tents


1. Mountainsmith Morrison 2 Person 3 Season Camping Tents

Mountainsmith Morrison 2 Person 3 Season Camping Tents

If you’re looking for a roomy, lightweight, all-weather, backpacking tent, check out the American-made Mountainsmith Morrison 2 Person 3 Season Tent. An excellent choice for just about any situation.

The tent is constructed of tough 185T polyester. The setup dimensions are 56 by 43 by 92 inches (W x H x D) with a main floor space of 35 square feet – more than ample for 2 people and their gear.

A vestibule at each of the two doors blocks wind and rain. Vented windows on the rain fly prevent pesky insects.

The easy to use clip-pole attachments means less weight than comparably-priced tents.

A color-coded system and quick setup guide (printed on the stuff bag) make setup and take down a cinch.

The Mountainsmith Morrison 2 Person 3 Season Tent may not be the cheapest on the market, but it is one of the best values available. And the limited lifetime warranty will provide you with peace of mind for years to come.

To learn more about Mountainsmith Morrison 2 Person 3 Season Tent watch this video:


2. Winterial 3 Person Camping Tents

Winterial 3 Person Camping Tents

The Winterial 3 Person tent is the perfect size weight for backpacking, which makes it an especially great choice for dispersed camping. You might expect a camping tent at this price point to be a lesser quality product, but you’d be wrong.

Construction is of a super light material using double stitching all the way around and the.use of durable stakes helps ensure that you’ll never get blown over – making it the perfect choice for any outdoor adventure.

The rainfly more than adequately covers for rain showers. The two pop-out air vents (one on on either side) keeps the things well-ventilated. The Winterial 3 Person tent works well in temperatures that go deep into the 20’s.

Setup is quick and easy. Even by one person, setup, only takes a few minutes. Despite being listed as a 3-person tent, three campers may actually feel cramped – especially if you’re storing gear inside. This is the one possible drawback to the Winterial 3 version.

Overall – the Winterial 3 Person tent is a well made product with good design, basic features, lightweight and is reasonably priced. It’s an especially good choice for dispersed camping.

Want more info? Watch a Winterial 3 Person Tent Video Review:


3. Coleman Sundome 2 Person Camping Tents

Coleman Sundome 2 Person Camping Tents

The Sundome 2 Person is a slightly smaller version of Coleman’s Sundome 4 Person Tent. And like it larger version is an excellent value for both first-time or experienced campers. This all-weather tent is lightweight, roomy and durable.

Along with it’s popular dome design, the tent’s snag-free, continuous pole sleeves allow for for a quick and easy setup, usually about 15 minutes or less. Disassembly is just as effortless. After take down, the Sundome 2 Person Tent easily stores away for transport in its carry bag. And like the larger 4 person version, the Sundome 2 Person Tent is available in either green or navy.

You’ll love the great air circulation provided by ground vents and the large windows. The rainfly awning will provide you with shade and rain protection. Interior storage pockets keep gear organized.

Camping with the Sundome 2 Person means you won’t have to worry about water in your tent. The patented WeatherTec™ system of welded floors and inverted seams will keep water out. Plus, the 1000D Polyethylene floor acts is like having an extra tarp. The waterproof floor goes up the sides a few inches to insure water stays outside.

For your peace of mind, the Sundome 2 Person Tent comes with a 1-year limited warranty from Coleman – one of the world’s most respected manufacturers of outdoor gear.

The well-designed, durable, functional and moderately priced, the Sundome 2 Person Tent by Coleman has to rate as one of the best values available for Outdoor Junkies. However, if you think future camping needs will require an upgrade in size, it would be best to invest a little more now and go with the larger Sundome 4 person version. It’s the same great tent and you won’t regret it.

For more information watch Coleman’s  Sundome 2 Person Tent Video review:


4. Sundome 4 Person Camping Tents by Coleman

Sundome 4 Person Camping Tents by Coleman

The Sundome 4 Person Tent by Coleman is an excellent deal for both novice and experienced campers.  This tent comfortably sleeps four and is available in either green or navy.

The tent’s dome design and snag-free, continuous pole sleeves allow for for quick and easy setup, usually about 15 minutes. Takedown is just as effortless. Once disassembled, the Sundome 4 Person Tent stores away easily in its carry bag for easy transport.

Ground vents and large windows provide greater air circulation and the rainfly awning provides shade and rain protection. The interior storage pockets will help you keep gear organized.

You’ll love the great air circulation provided by ground vents and the large windows. The rainfly awning will provide you with shade and rain protection. Interior storage pockets keep gear organized.

The patented WeatherTec™ system of welded floors and inverted seams will keep water out.  The 1000D Polyethylene floor acts is like an extra tarp. Plus, the waterproof floor goes up the sides a few inches to insure water stays on the outside.

As an added bonus, the Sundome 4 Person Tent comes with a 1-year limited warranty from Coleman – one of the world’s most respected manufacturers of outdoor gear.

The Sundome 4 Person Tent by Coleman is an excellent deal for both novice and experienced campers. It’s well-designed, durable, functional, moderately priced, and it’s manufactured by Coleman. The Sundome 4 Person Tent has to rate as one of the best values available.

Learn more by watching Coleman’s Sundome 4 Person Tent Video:


5. Wenzel 8 Person Klondike Camping Tents

Wenzel 8 Person Klondike Camping Tents

The Wenzel 8 Person Klondike Tent is a spacious, well designed tent for car camping with friends and/or family. The Klondike sleeps eight — five in its interior main area (which contains 98 square feet of space) and up to three additional campers in the 60 square foot screen room. In addition, the screen room can serve a sun shelter, a picnic room or a gear storage room.

The Wenzel Klondike measures 16-feet by 11-feet with a center height of 78”, allowing for all but the tallest individuals to stand straight up inside the tent. (Eaves have a height of 61″.)

A full mesh roof and two mesh windows keep critters out and let the breeze in. Additionally, a rear mesh vent creates ground breeze. The mesh roof allows you to see through it but the included waterproof rain fly allows you to cover the roof in case of rain. The screen room area includes a floor and walls that can be zipped up to prevent rain blowing in.

The material used in is construction of a tough Weather Armor polyester fabric. The fabric is protected with a polyurethane water resistant coating from top to bottom, further preventing leaks. Plus all seams are double-stitched and lap-felled throughout the body of the tent — effectively providing a shingle effect against water. The floor is welded polyethylene and is sewn several inches up the wall, further preventing rainwater from entering the tent. All threads, all zippers and all webbing are treated with a water repellent application to ward off moisture in critical areas.

The Klondike has a fiberglass frame and steel and plastic stakes for added stability in high winds. Included are two hanging pockets that create an area for items needing easy access. All this weighs a manageable carry weight of 27.3 pounds and fits into the included storage duffel bag.

The Klondike’s easy to follow setup instructions are sewn into the storage bag on pitching. Paper inserts give instructions on taking down and folding the tent. Total setup time is approximately 10-20 minutes — although first-time setup time will probably be a bit longer.

The Wenzel 8 Person Klondike Tent is a is a great option for “car camping”. (Anyone looking for a backpacking tent should look at other options.) This tent has a functional design that will provide you with a separate “living/storage” space from your ample “sleeping” space. It’s well designed, excellent quality, spacious, easy to assemble and easy to use! It’s noteworthy to mention the 10-year warranty will protect you against defects.

Watch a Video Review of the Wenzel 8 Person Klondike:


 6. ALPS Mountaineering Meramac Camping Tents

ALPS Mountaineering Meramac Camping Tents

The ALPS Mountaineering Meramac  — with a base size of 7’6 x 8’6, and a center height of : 60″ — easily fits two adults with and their equipment. And the total weight of 11 lbs. 10 oz. won’t weigh you down.

This imported tent is constructed of  Polyester taffeta with easy assembly free-standing two-pole design with shock corded fiberglass poles make for easy set-up and take-down. The tent fits easily into the provided zipper bag.

Awnings over each door will help keep rain outside where it belongs.The ALPS Mountaineering Meramac is fully equipped with storage pockets, gear loft, stakes, guy ropes and two zippered window doorways

It’s easy to understand why he ALPS Mountaineering Meramac Tent is a perennial best It’s a perfect tent for almost any outdoor adventure.


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