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Backpacking Tents: Lightweight Camping Tents for Backpacking & Hiking

A backpacking tent is a small, lightweight tent that is used when backpacking, hiking, camping, or mountaineering. Backpacking tents are available as solo, one person tents, two person tents, three person tents, and four person tents. Backpacking tents can be lightweight, mesh tents, three season tents, or durable expedition tents. With a wide variety of backpacking tents available, our discount sporting goods store is a one-stop shop for any camping, backpacking, or outdoor enthusiast.

Please browse our affordable backpacking tents below or see our complete selection of dome tents and camping tents from leading manufacturers to find the tent that suits your needs.

1 Person, Solo Camping Tents

Alps Mountaineering Zephyr Aluminum Poles, Sage/Rust Tent

Zephyr 1 AL Sage/Rust1
Mfg:5022619
SKU:59228

Eureka! Performance Backpacking Tents

Backcountry 1Backcountry 1
Mfg:2627626
SKU:37230

Eureka! Solo Tents

SpitfireSpitfire
Mfg:2628315
SKU:37253
SolitaireSolitaire
Mfg:2628307
SKU:37252

Paha Que Bear Creek

Bear Creek SoloSolo
Mfg:BC100
SKU:61459

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2 Person Camping Tents

Alps Mountaineering Chaos Aluminum Poles - Sage/Rust

Chaos 2 AL - Sage/Rust2
Mfg:5252019
SKU:59233

Alps Mountaineering Extreme Aluminum Poles, Sage/Rust

Extreme 2 AL Sage/Rust2
Mfg:5232618
SKU:59232

Alps Mountaineering Hybrid CE Sage/Rust

Hybrid CE 2 Sage/Rust2 Person
Mfg:5252619
SKU:60297

Alps Mountaineering Vertex Aluminum Poles - Sage/Rust

Vertex 2 AL Sage/Rust2
Mfg:5223619
SKU:59231

Alps Mountaineering Zephyr Aluminum Poles, Sage/Rust Tent

Zephyr 2 AL Sage/Rust2
Mfg:5222619
SKU:59230

Browning Camping Cypress Grey/Gold

Cypress 2 Grey/Gold2
Mfg:5292311
SKU:59235

Chinook Sirocco

Sirocco 2, Fiberglass2 Person, Fiberglass
Mfg:11210
SKU:54323
Sirocco 2, Aluminum2 Person, Aluminum
Mfg:11211
SKU:55096

Eureka! Alpenlite

Alpenlite 2XTAlpenlite 2XT
Mfg:2627797
SKU:37236

Eureka! Apex

Apex 2 FG2, Fiberglass
Mfg:2629100
SKU:60330
Apex 2XT FG2XT, Fiberglass
Mfg:2629110
SKU:60331

Eureka! Mountain Pass

Mountain Pass 2XTE2XTE
Mfg:2629050
SKU:51429

Eureka! Timberline

Timberline 2Timberline 2
Mfg:2627700
SKU:37234

Eureka! Zeus

Zeus 2 Classic Zeus 2 Classic
Mfg:2628348
SKU:44219

Eureka! Closeouts Scenic Pass Series

Scenic Pass 2XT2XT
Mfg:2629065
SKU:54969

Eureka! Closeouts Spitfire

Spitfire 2Spitfire 2
Mfg:2628317
SKU:40836

Paha Que Bear Creek

Bear Creek 2002-Person
Mfg:BC200
SKU:61460

Stansport Star-Lite 2-Person w/Fly

Star-Lite 2-Person w/Fly AL, RustAluminum, Rust
Mfg:723-200-63-WWD
SKU:60479
Star-Lite 2-Person w/Fly FG, GrnFiber Glass, Green
Mfg:723-200-10
SKU:60478
Star-Lite 2-Person w/Fly FG, YelFiber Glass, Yellow
Mfg:723-200-65
SKU:60480

Additional 2 Person Backpacking Tents

Meramac 2 Sage/RustAlps Mountaineering
Meramac 2 Sage/Rust
Mfg:5221639
SKU:60298
Kennesaw 2 Grey/GoldBrowning Camping
Kennesaw 2 Grey/Gold
Mfg:5291111
SKU:59234
Scenic Pass 2Eureka!
Scenic Pass 2
Mfg:2629070
SKU:54970
High CampEureka!
High Camp
Mfg:2628975
SKU:51427
Adventure Dome, 2-PersonStansport
Adventure Dome, 2-Person
Mfg:2155
SKU:60486
Star-Lite 2-Person w/Fly FG, RustStansport
Star-Lite 2-Person w/Fly FG, Rust
Mfg:723-200
SKU:60477
Hunter Buddy 2-Person  Forest/TanStansport
Hunter Buddy 2-Person Forest/Tan
Mfg:2155-15
SKU:60485
Olympus Backpackers Dome TentStansport
Olympus Backpackers Dome Tent
Mfg:2100
SKU:48253

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3 Person Backpacking Tents

Alps Mountaineering Chaos Aluminum Poles - Sage/Rust

Chaos 3 AL - Sage/Rust3
Mfg:5352019
SKU:59238

Alps Mountaineering Extreme Aluminum Poles, Sage/Rust

Extreme 3 AL Sage/Rust3
Mfg:5332618
SKU:59237

Alps Mountaineering Hybrid CE Sage/Rust

Hybrid CE 3 Sage/Rust3 Person
Mfg:5352619
SKU:60300

Alps Mountaineering Zephyr Aluminum Poles, Sage/Rust Tent

Zephyr 3 AL Sage/Rust3
Mfg:5322619
SKU:59236

Chinook Cyclone

Cyclone 3, Aluminum3 Person, Aluminum
Mfg:11311
SKU:54748
Cyclone 3, Fiberglass3 Person, Fiberglass
Mfg:11310
SKU:54326

Chinook Long Star

Long Star 3, Fiberglass3 Person, Fiberglass
Mfg:17325
SKU:54301

Chinook North Star

North Star 3, Fiberglass3 Person, Fiberglass
Mfg:17315
SKU:54300

Chinook Santa Ana

Santa Ana 3, Fiberglass3 Person, Fiberglass
Mfg:11305
SKU:54324
Santa Ana 3, Aluminum3 Person, Aluminum
Mfg:11306
SKU:55097

Chinook Sirocco

Sirocco 3, Fiberglass3 Person, Fiberglass
Mfg:11312
SKU:54327
Sirocco 3 Person, Aluminum3 Person, Aluminum
Mfg:11313
SKU:55099

Chinook Tornado

Tornado 3, Fiberglass3 Person, Fiberglass
Mfg:11308
SKU:54325
Tornado 3 Person, Aluminum3 Person, Aluminum
Mfg:11309
SKU:55098

Chinook Whirlwind

Whirlwind 3, Fiberglass3 Person, Fiberglass
Mfg:11320
SKU:54339
Whirlwind 3 Person, Aluminum3 Person, Aluminum
Mfg:11321
SKU:55100

Eureka! Apex

Apex 3XT FG3XT, Fiberglass
Mfg:2629120
SKU:60332

Eureka! K-2

K-2 XTK-2 XT
Mfg:2628906
SKU:37262

Eureka! Mountain Pass

Mountain Pass 3XTE3XTE
Mfg:2629055
SKU:51430

Eureka! Closeouts Grand Manan

Grand Manan 77
Mfg:2601200
SKU:51421

Eureka! Closeouts Scenic Pass Series

Scenic Pass 3XT3XT
Mfg:2629060
SKU:54968

Stansport Star-Lite 3-Person w/Fly

Star-Lite 3-Person w/Fly FG, RustFiber Glass, Rust
Mfg:724-200-63
SKU:60482
Star-Lite 3-Person w/Fly FG, GrnFiber Glass, Green
Mfg:724-200-10
SKU:60483
Star-Lite 3-Person w/Fly FG, YelFiber Glass, Yellow
Mfg:724-200-65
SKU:60481

Wenzel Sport Dome Tent

Alpine Sport Dome TentAlpine
Mfg:36419
SKU:54813
Ridgeline Sport Dome TentRidgeline
Mfg:36420
SKU:54814

Additional 3 Person Backpacking Tents

Meramac 3 Sage/RustAlps Mountaineering
Meramac 3 Sage/Rust
Mfg:5321639
SKU:60301
Aztec 3 Sage/RustAlps Mountaineering
Aztec 3 Sage/Rust
Mfg:5352319
SKU:60299
Aurora 3, FiberglassChinook
Aurora 3, Fiberglass
Mfg:17305
SKU:54328
Tropy Hunter 3-Person Forest/TanStansport
Tropy Hunter 3-Person Forest/Tan
Mfg:725-15
SKU:60500
McKinley 7'x7' x 54 inchesStansport
McKinley 7'x7'x54"
Mfg:725-100
SKU:55152
Cheval Sport Dome TentSwissGear
Cheval Sport Dome Tent
Mfg:SG33134
SKU:54833

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4 Person Backpacking Tents

Alps Mountaineering Vertex Aluminum Poles - Sage/Rust

Vertex 4 AL Sage/Rust4
Mfg:5423619
SKU:59240

Chinook Twin Peaks Guide

Twin Peaks Guide 4, Fiberglass4 Person Plus, Fiberglass
Mfg:11422
SKU:54329
Twin Peaks Guide 4, Aluminum4 Person Plus, Aluminum
Mfg:11423
SKU:54791

Eureka! Outfitter Tents

Assault Outfitter 4Assault Outfitter 4
Mfg:2627641
SKU:37232

Eureka! Sunrise

Sunrise 8 8, 4 person tent
Mfg:2628332
SKU:48029

Eureka! Timberline

Timberline 4Timberline 4
Mfg:2627800
SKU:37237

Additional 4 Person Backpacking Tents

Meramac 4 Sage/RustAlps Mountaineering
Meramac 4 Sage/Rust
Mfg:5421639
SKU:60304
Aztec 4 Sage/RustAlps Mountaineering
Aztec 4 Sage/Rust
Mfg:5452319
SKU:60302
Kanderstag Backpack TentSwissGear
Kanderstag Backpack Tent
Mfg:SG33135
SKU:51484
Greystone 4 Grey/GoldBrowning Camping
Greystone 4 Grey/Gold
Mfg:5494311
SKU:59243
Timberline SQ Outfitter 4Eureka!
Timberline SQ Outfitter 4
Mfg:2627814
SKU:60329
Uinta Quick 4-Man TentGrand Trunk
Uinta Quick 4-Man Tent
Mfg:UINTA
SKU:51343
South Bend DomeMountain Trails
South Bend Dome
Mfg:36444
SKU:59994
Twin Peaks DomeMountain Trails
Twin Peaks Dome
Mfg:36443
SKU:59993
Green Mountain TentPaha Que
Green Mountain Tent
Mfg:GM100
SKU:61462
Rainier 9'x9' x 72 inchesStansport
Rainier 9'x9'x72"
Mfg:732-100
SKU:55153

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Selecting the Best Backpacking Tent: A Tent Buying Guide

While some of the features that you will need to consider when buying a backpacking tent are similar to the considerations that you will make when buying camping tents, there are some considerations that become more important when selecting the best backpacking tent.

The main considerations you should make when choosing the best backpacking tent include:

Tent Weight:

It is probably obvious to most that when you are choosing a backpacking tent, the lighter weight that a tent is the better, as you will be carrying all of your gear with you. You will find that most solo backpacking tents will weigh around 2 to 3 pounds. Sometimes multiple people will share a two or three person backpacking tent in order to split the weight of a tent and other gear between the individuals. While a lighter tent is often preferred for backpacking, it is also important to remember that a lighter weight will typically result in smaller interior space.

Tent Size:

Tent size is the next factor to consider when choosing a backpacking tent. Backpacking tents are usually smaller tents that can sleep one, two, three, or four people. Most backpacking tents are generally designed to fit snuggly in order to reduce the overall weight. Because of this, two larger people may prefer a three person tent simply to provide a more comfortable fit. Additionally, if you are backpacking with a pet or children or if you plan to carry a lot of extra gear that you will need to store in your tent, you may want to buy a backpacking tent that is slightly larger for extra room and comfort.

Weather Conditions:

Most backpackers find that a 3-season backpacking tent is suitable for their purposes. Three-season tents are designed to be used comfortably in spring, summer, and fall. If you will be camping frequently in hot, humid weather, you may prefer a tent that offers large mesh panels for extra ventilation. If you will be camping in more rugged conditions including during winter months or in extremely windy conditions, you will likely want to purchase an expedition or mountaineering tent that can withstand high winds and more extreme weather.

In general, a guideline that you should follow when choosing and buying a backpacking tent is to buy a tent that is equipped to handle the worst conditions that you ever expect to encounter. This will ensure comfort during your expeditions.

Our Discount Backpacking Tents

At Outdoor Sports Depot, we sell a complete selection of backpacking tents including solo tent models, two, three, and four person backpacking tents, three-season backpacking tents, mountaineering tents, and lightweight backpacking tents at discount prices. Our affordable backpacking tents include:

  • Alps Mountaineering Backpacking Tents
  • Paha Que Backpacking Tents
  • Browning Backpacking Tents
  • Chinook Backpacking Tents
  • Eureka Backpacking Tents
  • Grand Trunk Backpacking Tents
  • Mountain Trails Backpacking Tents
  • Stansport Backpacking Tents
  • SwissGear Backpacking Tents
  • Wenzel Backpacking Tents