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?
Go light with a friend—or by yourself—with these shelters for a duo.
The more the merrier: Bring along a couple of hiking buddies with these tents.
Hilleberg Allak 3
Get four-season protection for the weight of a three-season shelter (and a mortgage payment). Hilleberg uses a light-yet-durable, 30-denier ripstop nylon called Kerlon 1200 that has a 26.5-pound tear strength (far higher than most tent fabrics, but more expensive, too). Buy Hilleberg Allak 3 Now / Read the Full Review
Bonus: Honorable Mentions
These six great tents didn't quite make the final list.
Marmot Guest House 4P
This car-camping tent has more space than our first apartment. A 35-square-foot enclosed mesh front room (with roll-up doors on three sides) is great for stashing gear or hanging out. A zippered-divider separates the 78-square-foot back “room” for privacy; the room also has a fifth door for an additional rear entrance. The Guest House also has plenty of interior pockets to hold all of a family of four’s odds and ends. It did get slightly dewy inside on a 30-degree night near Red River, New Mexico. $600; 14 lbs. 11 oz. Buy Marmot Guest House 4P Now