Eureka! Suma 2
The best value two-person tent for hikers on a budget
Model: Suma 2
Main Story: The Best Budget Two-Person Tents
3.7/5: The Suma’s 31-square-foot floor is average, but it’s a fair trade for the basement price and weight of under 2 pounds per person. However, sloped ceilings put the squeeze on campers 5’7” and taller, despite a 42-inch peak height. “I had to lean into my partner’s personal space to get changed,” one New Mexico tester says. There’s only one door, but a 10-square-foot vestibule means you don’t have to climb over your gear when you enter and exit.
3.9/5: Condensation was nil, even during a 25°F evening in New Mexico’s San Antonio National Forest. Credit the single roof vent and partial mesh walls (full mesh on the door side) for the ample airflow. Ding: The drip line allows a little moisture inside when the fly is open.
3.5/5: The no-frills price does not mean no frills. The Suma has three storage pockets and a large gear loft. “We stashed a couple pairs of pants, a T-shirt, two headlamps, a pair of glasses, a camera, and some snacks in the loft. Moving the clutter up high made the tent feel more spacious,” one tester says.
4.0/5: This tent bounced across four states, and survived looking no worse for the wear. “The 68-denier polyester floor held up well when we pitched it directly on sandstone and gravel,” said one tester after a night in Arizona’s Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness.