MSR Freelite 3
The MSR Freelite 3 is a freestanding, ultralight backpacking tent.
Big Agnes Happy Hooligan UL3
The Big Agnes Happy Hooligan UL3 is a lightweight, freestanding dome tent.
REI Co-op Quarter Dome 3
The REI Co-op Quarter Dome 3 is a lightweight, high-walled, freestanding dome tent.
Eureka Midori 3
The Eureka Midori 3 is a basic and tall freestanding dome tent.
Kelty Gunnison 3.3
The Kelty Gunnison 3.3 is a freestanding dome tent that is easy to set up.
Vaude Campo 3P
This budget-priced shelter is just light enough to use as a backpacking tent on shorter trips.
NEMO Obi 3P
A really nice summer backpacking tent with excellent ventilation that may become an issue with weatherproofness.
Marmot Eclipse 3P Tent
One of the easiest tents to set up. Carrying it is equally pain free, but we found it hard to make the fly bombproof in nasty weather.
Mountain Hardwear Skyledge 3 DP Tent
The lightest tent in the test it is also one of the burliest, a rare double feat.
Big Agnes Lone Spring 3
The Big Agnes Lone Spring 3 offers a great deal for a solid tent that we feel comfortable hauling into the mountains for three seasons of use.
Bergans Compact Light 3P
A three season backpacking tent based on the Arctic expedition worthy tunnel design.