The 5 best backpacking tents, perfect for spring camping, ultralight hikers, and couples

Posted On: May 19, 2021   |   Posted By: Business Insider

The 5 best backpacking tents, perfect for spring camping, ultralight hikers, and couples

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Spending a weekend living out of your backpack while hiking through a remote trail may not seem like a great experience to many but for a backpacker, it's the best escape imaginable. For them, camping in the backyard or just a few steps from the car doesn't cut it. Instead, they prefer to leave civilization behind and make their way into the backcountry to find solitude and tranquility.
All the gear a backpacker carries with them on the trail plays a vital role in keeping them comfortable and safe. But the tent you choose to sleep in might be the most important, serving as your home away from home and providing shelter from the elements.
As an avid backpacker myself, I've learned what makes a good backcountry tent. Of course, weight should be a top priority since you'd prefer your backpack to be as lightweight as possible, but there are plenty of other considerations to keep in mind, as well. Below, are five of my...

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