10 Essential Tents for Your Camping Trip

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TENTS

A high-quality tent should have ventilation for optimal air circulation, as well as the right amount of space for your sleeping situation. Our selection features tents that fit conveniently in a single backpack, or can accommodate up to 10 people for a large party. Take a look at our picks to find your home away from home.

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WEANAS DOUBLE-LAYER BACKPACKING TENT


Est. Price: $85 | Buy it on Amazon
Perfect for: Backpacking couples or primitive campers who enjoy the lightweight, compact design.

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TETON SPORTS MOUNTAIN ULTRA 1 TENT


Est. Price: $130 | Buy it from Teton Sports
Great for: Solo backpackers who can benefit from quick and easy setup.

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COLEMAN SUNDOME 2-PERSON TENT


Est. Price: $36 | Buy it from Campersland
Recommended for: Couples or solo campers looking for extra space.

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COLEMAN SUNDOME 4-PERSON TENT


Est. Price: $64 | Buy it on Amazon
Ideal for: Two to four people or campers with pets who don't mind sharing their space.

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WENZEL 8-PERSON KLONDIKE TENT


Est. Price: $198 | Buy it from Walmart
Recommended for: Families who can use the attached screened sunroom for extra space.

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OZARK TRAIL 10-PERSON XL TENT


Est. Price: $110 | Buy it from Walmart
Great for: Sleeping up to 10 people, such as large families or social gatherings.

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COLEMAN 4-PERSON INSTANT TENT


Est. Price: $85 | Buy it from Walmart
Recommended for: Two to four people wanting super-speedy setup with the pre-attached poles.

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ZOMAKE POP-UP TENT


Est. Price: $66 | Buy it on Amazon
Perfect for: Kids, day trips to the beach, or festival camping. Simply unfold and throw for an instant pop-up tent.

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NAPIER BACKROADZ TRUCK TENT


Est. Price: $170 | Buy it from Cabela's
Great for: Truck owners seeking the comfort and stability of above-ground camping.

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WENZEL SPROUT KIDS' TENT


Est. Price: $35 | Buy it from Campmor
Ideal for: Kids who want a fun and simple tent to call their own.

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