Good backpacking tents blend the best of high-performance materials with thoughtful design to create roomy yet lightweight tents that can easily withstand the elements.
- Freestanding vs Semifreestanding vs Nonfreestanding - Double-walled vs single-walled - Single or double entry - Aluminum vs carbon fiber vs composite poles - Weight
The MSR Hubba Hubba NX2 has a very stable, free-standing structure made of durable composite materials which can bend way more than normal carbon or aluminum poles without breaking or losing its shape.
MSR Carbon Reflex 2 We love this tent because it’s extremely easy to set up, is surprisingly roomy inside, and is the lightest tent we’ve ever used.
The MSR Carbon Reflex 2 weighs just under 2 pounds so it’s the tent we use every time we’re going on a longer hiking trip when shedding any weight possible will help make the hike faster & more enjoyable.