Top 6 Backpacking Tents for Hikers

Having a first rate tent is an important part of a successful hiking trip, but when shopping for a tent there are many options, and finding the best tent can become quite daunting.

1. Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2

This tent is a combination of being lightweight, a spacious interior and functional.  It is easy to store in your backpack, but spacious enough to protect you during a storm without getting cabin fever.  The Big Agnes Copper Spur has a freestanding double wall, vertical sidewalls, large doors and pockets in the interior of the tents and only weighs 2 pounds and 12 ounces.  This is one of the best tents on the market today.

2. ZPacks Duplex

This tent is extremely light and is a great option for hikers and long distance adventures and has a large amount of space and excellent protection against bad weather.

The tent is made from lightweight DCF fabric, is waterproof and does not sag when it gets wet, but is not a free standing tent and will take some extra time to erect and may be difficult to set up on uneven rocky terrain. This tent may cost a bit more than others because of the fabric, but is well worth it for serious backpackers looking for a lightweight tent.

3. Tiger Wall UL2

This is a tent that offers loads of interior space and is lightweight and a combination of two tents that is similar to the Copper Spur, just lighter with a pole structure similar to the Fly Creek.  The Tiger Wall is a semi-freestanding design and needs to stakes when pitching the tent.  It may be more difficult to set this tent up on rocky terrain and does sag in wet weather and may not hold up well if there are heavy winds.

4. REI Co-Op Quarter Dome 2

This is a reasonably priced lightweight tent that comes with great features. It has a large top vent, which is accessible from inside during bad weather and the side vestibules are spacious with loads of room for storage of hiking gear and if you are shopping on a budget this a good option.

5. Marmot Tungsten 2P UL

The Marmot Tungsten is a combination of being lightweight, cost effective and offers space with a similar floor plan to the Copper Spur HV UL2 and Quarter Dome 2.  It has a polyester rainfly, which holds up well in wet weather, and the zips are easily opened with one hand.

The one downside is that the vestibules are not equal in size, one is larger than the other, but it is a great price and offers great functionality.

6. NEMO Hornet 2P

The tent has a very light double wall with two doors and vestibules that is a good benefit for a tent of this weight.  It is a 2-man tent but is best for solo hikers.  The walls are slanted which limits the interior space, which means it might be a tight squeeze for two people.

Just like when you enjoy a spot of sports betting NZ has to offer, being informed will help you choose the best bet, so we’ve compiled a list of tents that are excellent options for your next hike.

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