The 7 Coolest Tents at Outdoor Retailer Summer 2014

"Livability" is this year's buzzword for tents. Some do it by cutting weight, others by making huge tents you can stand in. Our senior editor picked out his favorites.

You griped, they listened. You complained that most tents are too heavy to carry far, or that most tents lack livability and make camping more of an endurance event than a fun one? Well, the gear companies have got you covered with a robust new class of shelters that skew light or skew big, but this year, it’s all about comfort.