Best Backpacking Tent: 3-Season Tents


Looking for a solid 3-season backpacking tent to get you through most of the year? There are many options to choose from. However, in this article we cover some of the best 3-season tents for you to use on your next backpacking trip.

Big Agnes Copper Spur

This backpacking tent has it all. It is not only ultralight but also is spacious and comfortable for a backpacking tent. It is made of quality materials that can withstand harsh weather. This is a 3-season tent which can handle weather in the Spring, Summer, and Fall months. Additionally, it is a freestanding tent which does not require to be staked into the ground to stand up.

It can be a little pricey but is one of the best tents out there.

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MSR Hubba Hubba

This tent is also lightweight and durable in tough weather conditions. It is a freestanding tent that is very easy to set up in a variety of terrains. The design of this tent allows it to be very good at withstanding rain and wind without making it uncomfortable for whoever is inside.

The largest drawback to this tent is that it is does not have the most spacious interior.

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Nemo Dragonfly

This tent is also very light, as backpacking tents should be, but is also very spacious and comfortable. There is a lot of interior space for you to rest in as well as a large vestibule area for your gear. The materials are very durable and weather resistant and the shape of the rainfly allows for great cover from the wind and rain, without being too noisy.

This is an overall balanced tent with a fairly high price tag.

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Big Agnes Tiger Wall

This tent is light even for ultralight tents. However, it is also very comfortable and is one of the most comfortable of any sub-three-pound tent you can find. This freestanding tent, strikes the best balance between weight and comfort.

However, this tent is not the best in heavy rain, so consider the weather that you will be facing.

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