The 12 Best Tents of 2019 for Backpacking

Find the perfect shelter to match the perfect location.

You shouldn't have to carry a lot of weight to get a lot of living space. The tents on this list start at just 1 pound, 1 ounce for two people and get bigger (but burlier) from there. Which one will you pick?

Two-Person Tents

Go light with a friend—or by yourself—with these shelters for a duo.

Three-Person Tents

The more the merrier: Bring along a couple of hiking buddies with these tents.

Bonus: Honorable Mentions

These six great tents didn't quite make the final list.