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Backpacking Tents


Backpacking tents, or “backpack” tents, are designed to be carried while backpacking (or moving camp each night, stowing all your gear in a pack on your back). Because of this, these tents are lightweight, compact, and minimalist, without superfluous space or nonessential features that can increase bulk and weight.

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  • Outbound 8-Person 3-Season Lightweight Dome Tent with Screen Porch, Carry Bag and Rainfly - Blue
    Fully built 8-person lightweight dome tent with screen porch and rainfly in blue
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    $149
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    $149
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  • Outbound 6-Person 3-Season Instant Pop-Up Cabin Tent with Carry Bag and Rainfly - Red
    Fully built 6-person cabin tent with rainfly in red
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    $139
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    $139
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  • Woods Pinnacle Lightweight 4-Person 4-Season Tent
    Fully built Woods Pinnacle Lightweight 4-Person 4-Season Tent with open door and vestibule
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    $239
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    $239
  • Woods Pinnacle Lightweight 2-Person 4-Season Tent
    Fully built Woods Pinnacle Lightweight 2-Person 4-Season Tent
    Regular price
    $179
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    $179
  • Outbound 8-Person 3-Season Lightweight Dome Tent with Carry Bag and Rainfly - Gray/Blue
    Fully built 8-person lightweight dome tent with rainfly in blue
    Regular price
    $129
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    $129
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  • Outbound 6-Person 3-Season Backyard Festival Tent with Carry Bag and Rainfly - Green
    Fully built 6-person festival tent without rainfly in green
    Regular price
    $89
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    $89
  • Outbound 10-Person 3-Season Instant Pop-Up Cabin Tent with Carry Bag and Rainfly - Red
    Fully built 10-person instant pop-up tent in red
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    $199
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    $199
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  • Outbound 6-Person 3-Season Instant Pop-Up Cabin Tent with Carry Bag and Rainfly - Blue
    Fully built 6-person cabin tent with rainfly in blue
    Regular price
    $139
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    $139
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  • Outbound 12-Person 3-Season Lightweight Dome Tent with Carry Bag and Rainfly - Gray/Blue
    Fully built 12 person dome tent with rainfly in gray and blue
    Regular price
    $169
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    $169
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  • Outbound Oasis 2-Person Beach Tent & Sun Shade Shelter with Carrying Case - Blue
    Fully built 2-person beach tent and sun shade shelter in blue
    Regular price
    $69
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    $69
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  • Outbound 10-Person 3-Season Instant Pop-Up Cabin Tent with Carry Bag and Rainfly - Blue
    Fully built 10-person instant pop-up tent in blue
    Regular price
    $199
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    $199
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  • Outbound 12-Person 3-Season Lightweight Dome Tent with Carry Bag and Rainfly - Navy/Blue
    Fully built 12-person dome tent with rainfly in light blue and navy
    Regular price
    $169
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    $169
  • Outbound 5-Person 3-Season Instant Pop-Up Dome Tent with Carry Bag and Rainfly - Red
    Fully built 5-person instant pop-up dome tent with rainfly in red
    Regular price
    $125
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    $125
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  • Outbound 8-Person 3-Season Lightweight Dome Tent with Carry Bag and Rainfly - Navy/Blue
    Fully built 8-person lightweight dome tent with rainfly in light blue and navy
    Regular price
    $129
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    $129
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Backpacking tents are designed to be put up each night and taken down each morning since you’ll be on the move, so the setup and takedown process for backpacking tents are generally quite quick and streamlined.

How heavy should my tent be for backpacking?

The weight of your backpacking tent generally shouldn’t exceed 10 pounds. Some tents like our Woods Pinnacle 2-Person 4-Season Tent, are even lighter (at only 9 pounds). However, this does not mean you need to shy away from heavier tent models, especially if you’re camping with a lot of people. It depends on how many people are in your party (i.e. how many different people will be carrying portions of the tent). If you have several people to carry one larger tent, such as a 4-person tent for camping like our Pinnacle 4-Person 4-Season Tent, then the added weight can be more manageable.

What is the best tent for backpacking?

The Woods Pinnacle 2-Person 4-Season Tent simply can’t be beat in the realm of lightweight backpacking tents. This small 2-person tent is only nine pounds, and is designed for year-round use. You can enjoy the shelter it provides from the elements in both frigid winter temps and warm summer climes. That said, it’s even technical and lightweight enough to compete with one-man backpack tents with ease. It features a large door for easy entry and exit, along with a vestibule for additional storage. Reflective piping provides nighttime visibility, PowerLight aluminum poles are extremely lightweight, and the Ripstop polyester shell protects in even the harshest of conditions.