Nothing beats camping in the quiet winter landscape—and it’s not as cold as you’d think, as long as you bed down in a four-season tent. These tents are built specifically to withstand the rigors of that fourth season, with a sturdy construction designed to shed snow as well as insulate, stop wind, and release moisture from inside the shelter. (You breath out as much as a liter of water as you sleep, so you don’t want to awake to a micro weather pattern inside the tent.) While you can make do with a three-season tent in calm weather, you won't regret the extra investment.
When shopping for Nor’easter-proof tents, try a few to see how easy they are to pitch; You don’t want to fiddle with a needlessly complicated system of guy wires and poles in inclement weather. And look for high-quality poles: all the following tents source poles from the same company in South Korea, DAC, which has figured out how to make their high-tech designs more than 15 percent stronger than ordinary aluminum poles. As a basis of comparison, we chose two-person tents.