The 10 Best Tents of 2020 for Backpacking

Find the perfect shelter to match the perfect spot.

There's a perfect tent out there for everyone, whether you like to go light, fast, and alone, or set up a base camp with a few friends and take your time to enjoy the scenery. The lightest on this list: an unbelievably featherweight 13 ounces. With 10 options, the hard part won't be finding your next tent, it'll be deciding where to take it first.

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One-Person Tents

Prefer to go solo? Here's your shelter.

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.

Four-Person Tents

Fit the biggest backpacking groups in these backcountry palaces.