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The Ultimate Holiday Tent Gift Guide

11.22.17

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Got a would-be weekend warrior on your list, or are you just looking to upgrade the camping kit for that special someone? We’ve waded through figuratively ten(t)s of thousands of outdoor dwellings for the tent tenants on your list! Read on to see our reco-tent-ations...

Ex-tent-ed Stay 

Tents for the outdoor enthusiast who needs consistent performance, day-in and day-out...

MSR Hubba Hubba NX2

A staple in our Tent-stagram feed, the MSR Hubba Hubba NX2 is the standard by which serious tents are measured. Lightweight, durable and roomy enough for two, you can’t go wrong with this one. With so many years in the tent game, you know MSR is coming correct! Learn more and purchase HERE.

Sierra Designs Summer Moon 3

Weighing in at a whopping 4 pounds and boasting enough space for three humans, this Sierra Designs tent is perfect for car campers and backpackers alike. Generous headroom will get you in the outdoor headspace, while the vent pattern and rainfly combo make it one of the versatile tents out there. Learn more and purchase HERE.

Kelty Gunnison 2

Easy setup and three-season comfort is the name of the game with the Gunnison 2. Kelty is known for quality, and this tent is just that. Prefer a porch with your tent? This one has you covered.  Literally! Unique design and durability make this a fan favorite on our gift guide. Check out more or purchase HERE.

Backpacker’s bedroom 

Lightweight and compact, these are the perfect gift for the backcountry baron.

Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL2

And in this corner…. Weighing in at 37.4 Ounces…. The undisputed champion of lightweight backpacking tentsssss…… well you get the picture. The Fly Creek HV UL2 comes in at one of the lightest weights in tent history with it’s single ridge pole design. It is certainly not the roomiest tent out there, but after an all-day hike with this tent strapped to your back, we promise you won’t even notice. Get cozy. See more and get yours HERE.

Marmot Limelight 2P

Want a lightweight option that doesn’t feel like you’re living in a cave? With massive door openings and plenty of livable space, the Limelight 2 shines like a diamond in the tent rough. Coming in at just over 5 lbs, it is a bit on the heavy side, but what is given up in weight is made up for in comfort. See the specs and get yours HERE.

The North Face Talus

No matter which direction you are headed, you can always trust The North Face. The North Face Talus is one of the best crossover tents we’ve seen. Light enough for backpacking, coming in at just over 5 lbs, with enough space and durability for even the most demanding car camper. It’s clean lines and stylish look don’t hurt either. Get all the details and latest pricing HERE.

 

Bivvy on a budget

Here are our picks for quality tents that won’t break the bank.

Coleman Sundome 3

After over 700 years making outdoor equipment, it’s safe to say Coleman knows what they are doing. Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but you get the point. Coleman knows what they’re doing, and the Sundome 3 is a great all-around tent, that won’t put you in debt. Living space, storm flaps, ease of entry, you name it, this tent is a great option for the outdoor camper on a budget. See more photos and get the latest deals HERE.

Wenzel Alpine Tent

Wenzel In Rome….but seriously, this tent has as much room as the Coliseum! This weatherproof tent fits a family of three and won’t let you down or max out your credit card. See more and get the best deal HERE.

ALPS Mountaineering Meramac 4

ALP yourself to the outdoors in this no-frills camping machine! This tent offers ample space, durability, and comfort in an affordable package. You won’t find a better deal anywhere in the tent-dustry. Get yours HERE.

SEMOO Large Door 3 Person

Get back to basics with this entry level tent extravaganza! No bells, no whistles, just a roof over your head in the great outdoors. Enough to get even the biggest of city slickers into the local campground. Affordable on any budget, get one HERE.

 

Family matters 

Get a quality tent that comfortably houses four to eight people.

Eureka Copper Canyon 4 

If you’re looking for a quality family tent…. Eureka, you’ve found it! Learn more about the Copper Canyon 4 HERE.

Coleman Evanston Screened Tent

Coleman is the leader in family camping tents, and they’ve done it again with this one. A screened in porch will make it feel like you never left home! Aside from not having running water or a VCR. Get yours and hit the outdoors with the fam! Whatever you do, don’t click HERE.

Wenzel 8 Person Klondike

Got a big family? Single parent with seven kids? Well, this is the tent for you!  Get the entire team outside with the Klondike eight person tent!  Roomy and durable, this is the family camp crusader!  Surprise the kid’s this holiday and buy this tent HERE.

Coleman Montana 6

Six people? No problem! The perfect choice for family outdoor adventures! Get the incredible Montana 6 HERE.

 

Weekend Warrior

These are the tents for the casual camper looking for that weekend-spiration.

Kelty Grand Mesa 4

Car campers beware. This tent can cause outdoor addiction. Lightweight, easy setup, and a large interior make this the weekend warrior’s weapon of choice. Learn more and buy yours HERE.

MSR Elixir 2

This elixir will cure your case of the Monday’s. MSR makes our list again with their at-tent-ion to detail and over the top quality. This tent makes the perfect three season camp-anion for even the most seasoned outdoorsman, or outdoorswoman. OK, outdoorsperson.  Click to see more.

 

Uncon-tent-tional

Get weird with these out-of-the-box and way above the ground tent creations!

Tentsile Flite Plus Tree Tent

Ever had a dream that you were floating, only to wake up on the ground? Well this is your chance to live your dreams! Sleep on air with the Tentsile Flite! Learn more and get yours HERE.

TreePod Camper

The name is a dead giveaway, as this is literally a camping pod that hangs from your go-to tree (or stand). Whether it be in the backcountry or your backyard, this tent option is fun, comfortable, and you'll be living high and dry for days! Learn more HERE.

Tuff Stuff Delta Roof Top Tent

Get lifted, bro! Get off the ground and away from those pesky squirrels! Compared to other rooftop tents, this is a steal and a half. Learn more HERE.

 

Embellish-tents: A camping experience is all in the details.  

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