What every best Tents has:
- Complete waterproofing.
- Good ventilation.
- Wind resistance.
The Big Agnes Flying Diamond 6 tent offers a great combination of spaciousness, easy setup and sturdiness for car campers. It's the best of all the family tents when it comes to handling snow, wind and rain, and there's plenty of room for kids, teens or even pets to have their own space in the second, smaller "room," which can be partitioned off with a removable divider. Reviewers love that the vestibule's storm door can be turned into an awning on sunny days.Buy for $699.95
The cabin-style Eureka Copper Canyon 6 tent offers 7 feet of standing room at its peak, with an all-mesh roof that lets everybody stargaze on clear nights. This tent isn't designed for weathering storms, but zip-up windows and a partial rainfly do help it ride out wind and rain. The Copper Canyon 6 is full of thoughtful touches like lots of pockets for organizing, a removable interior divider, and a zippered access port for a power cable. Overall, it's a great value for car campers.Buy for $259.95
The Kodiak Canvas 9 foot by 8 foot Flex-Bow Tent stands out for how well its waterproof, breathable canvas performs. Four big windows and funnel vents offer great ventilation, while the heavy-duty canvas and flexible steel poles help the Flex-Bow bend, instead of breaking, under heavy wind and rain that destroys lesser tents. Users love how the privacy screens over the windows unzip from the top down, and the way the canvas cloth helps mute noise from wind or people in the next tent.Buy for $649.99
The MSR Hubba Hubba NX is a great all-around backpacking tent for most camping styles and types of weather. It's freestanding and big enough for two people in close quarters, but small and light enough for one person to carry easily. This tent offers the best combination of light weight and sturdy build in this category, plus great ventilation, a roll-back rainfly for stargazing, and a fast-pitch option that doesn't require an extra footprint -- just a little creative staking out.Buy for $399.95
The Big Agnes Rattlesnake SL2 MtnGlo is an excellent lightweight backpacking tent, with steep walls to increase livable space, good ventilation, well-placed guy points for strength in the wind, and a clever vestibule design that funnels water away from the big doors. It also pitches easily. That said, it's the "MtnGlo" strings of flexible LEDs that really make this tent stand out. They come in handy for everything from reading to lighting late-night pit stops or finding your way home in the dark.Buy for $349.95
The lightweight Big Agnes Copper Spur UL4 tent is an excellent choice for a group of three or four backpackers that want an ultralight shelter with plenty of living space. The near-vertical side walls, dual doors and vestibules all make this tent feel roomy, while one reviewer proclaims it "light enough to disappear in your pack." The steep walls can catch the wind a bit, but a strong, hubbed pole design and good guy points help keep this tent standing strong.Buy for $629.95