These shelters will keep you warm and dry—no matter the weather
Durston Gear, beloved by ultralight hikers, is finally overcoming its inventory woes
Using vintage vibes, natural fibers, and old-school designs, this Salt Lake City–based manufacturer has inspired a devoted user base—and Instagram fans—all over the world
One of our editors just bought on of these for use on family camping trips and swears by it. Why? No more hiding behind trees or being surprised by guests while going to the bathroom in busy areas. It has a steel hook for hanging a water bag and four…
The knowledge you need to find the most effective gear on a budget
For comfort and storage space, this shelter is hard to beat
A portable three-person tent for deep backcountry adventures
With the right tent you can protect yourself from the weather, spread out in luxury, and settle into a home away from home
These shelters score major comfort points
This shelter is a versatile three-season performer
My buddy switched the price tags on a tent to pay a lower amount on a more expensive setup. I was unaware, and now I feel terrible.
I was a lifelong glamping skeptic, but after seeing how much my four-year-old enjoyed the comforts of a Stella Bell tent, I’ve given up on the hate. We’re glampers now.
“The Kingdom 6 offers a ton of roam-around room, thanks to double doors, vertical walls, and an 83-square-foot floor that fits six standard-width sleeping pads,” wrote Backpacker’s tester. “Its huge, 29-square-foot vestibule—the size of a regular two-person tent—can be turned into a trekking-pole awning to increase livability even more.”…
Is it possible to add heat to normal tent efficiently and effectively—without starting a fire? I spent the past two years finding out.
Now is one of the best times of the year to save on camping essentials
One should be a staple in your outdoor kit
The cost of your backpacking tent shouldn’t keep you awake at night. These double-wall, two-person shelters are all $300 or less, and will put your mind—and body—at ease with their dialed combinations of performance and price.
These shelters make vast wilderness feel like home
Whether you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime splurge or a cozy canvas tent minutes from Lake Powell, there’s something for everyone at these newly opened stays
We asked a gear consignment pro how to save money and still sleep well outside
Some brands offer portable tent systems that promise an authentic wood-fired sweat experience—at a fraction of the cost of permanent installs
Having fun on an overnight adventure with your kids is all about preparation
Go Fast Campers SuperLite 50 is the lightest, most-affordable hard-shell rooftop tent ever—and it’s made in Montana
In the Northeast, you'll find many of the nation's oldest and most interesting gear shops—and some of its younger and most innovative
Superior lodgings for weekend jaunts and extended outings
We haven’t found a better bang-for-your-buck camping bundle than this one. With a four-person tent, two sleeping pads and sleeping bags, this package is ideal for the budget-conscious camper and backpacker. “You’ll be hard-pressed to find a less expensive tent that’s worth bringing into the backcountry,” our Gear Guy…
The retail giant wants to increase participation and diversity in the outdoors by lowering the cost barrier
The Extreme Off-Road Deluxe Camper from Hiker Trailer packs a ton of features into a surprisingly wallet-friendly package
Stuck at home with your kids? You might as well make the most of it.
If you've done everything in your power to salvage it, and it's still not working like it used to, maybe it's time for something new
Be prepared for every obstacle, and save a ton of money by making your own equipment and learning how to fix your stuff when it breaks in the backcountry
Keeping things fresh is the name of the game
You can't just throw a quilt into a rooftop tent and expect to sleep comfortably.
And how to tell if you really need one
So you want a rooftop tent? Here's what you need to know before deciding which type best suits your needs.
Tents, cargo, and tools don’t belong on top of your vehicle
The chemistry doesn't do much to keep you safer—and it may just add toxins and cost innovation
Give an old tent new life with at-home fixes
Give an old tent new life with these at-home fixes
From unexpected snowstorms to below-freezing bathroom breaks, winter camping is a wild adventure. Some nights, you relish the hilarity of navigating tent poles with numb fingers. Other nights, you'd rather show up, sit back, and crack open a beer. If you're ready for the latter—a mix of chilly excursions and heated luxury—it's time to treat yourself at one of North America's best winter glamping sites. Here are our favorites.
Fixing it yourself is a cheaper and faster solution than waiting for a gear shop to do the job
Getting ready for next summer starts now
From green trucks and biodegradable garments to thinner and warmer wetsuits and on-demand insurance for athletes
Do you even tailgate, bro?
After nearly a month of testing in Alaska and Yosemite, the shelter can best be described as a guilty pleasure
From the mouths of hikers mid-trail
Including an easy-to-set-up tent, an ultralight camp chair, and a sleeping bag made almost completely from recycled materials
Gear hacks for a good backpacking trip when the weather goes bad
Because, really, what's not to love about someone providing a luxe tent for you in these awesome locations?
Stuff to keep you comfortable for a day (or a month) on the trail
Camping on top of your car or truck is easier than ever
There’s no painful mortgage, but a few key factors should guide your decision when shopping for a tent
Shelters that rise above in affordability, sturdiness, and headroom
Paying top dollar isn't always an option, but that doesn't mean you need to skimp on quality
Don’t bring a tree tent to Antarctica, and other sound advice
Don't be so quick to throw that worn-out equipment in the landfill
Not every shelter requires futzing with poles, guylines, and rain flies
With you the Half Dome 2 you get an ultra-dependable, two-person, five-pound tent that packs down reasonably well for under $300. The hubbed aluminum pole set up is simple to pitch solo, and the symmetric design means there’s no confusion about how to lay out the fly.
For those of us who aren’t backcountry beasts, there’s the 2 Seconds pop-up tent
A lucky few will receive $2,000 and gear
Our Gear Guy, Joe Jackson, picked the Kingdom 6 as one of the best car-camping tents on the market. It has a six-foot-high ceiling, a divider that creates two rooms (a handy feature if you’re camping with a rambunctious dog), and two doors. It’s a roomy setup that’s great…
Watch to get a tour of the new Tepui Lightning Rooftop Tent.
Trekking the span of the frigid southernmost continent alone and unaided demands durable equipment
Is the massive rack-maker's investment in rooftop tents a good thing?
With a new year and new gear right around the corner, it's time to take a look back at our favorite products from the past 12 months
The Swedish car-accessories maker says the fan-favorite rooftop tents won't be changing under its ownership
REI’s Flash Air hammock strings up between two trees but has the mesh and rain fly of a ground tent.
Elevate your camping experience
As your family grows, so will your family's tent needs
Tried-and-true practices to prevent an early death for your tent
Which rewards you with the most bang for your buck?
This European gear giant is trying to disrupt the U.S. outdoor market with its $2.50 backpacks and $49 tents. But is the product any good?
We spent five days reporting from the floor of Denver's massive outdoor-gear trade show. Here are the top stories.
Once again, our gear editors head to the industry's largest trade show to scope out the latest, greatest outdoor tools and toys
The Zipper Gimp is a small (but important) upgrade
Essentially a three-person paddleboard base with a mesh tent upper and nylon fly, the Universe is happy on the ground, in the air, and on the water