Compare Small 2 Person Backpacking Tents

Below, we’ve compared each and every small 2 person tents that we’ve reviewed side by side so that you can make an informed purchasing decision which is going to suit your needs as well as possible. We’ve kept things simple, looking at pros, cons, minimum weight, packed weight, floor area and packed size to give you the vital stats you’ll need to keep in mind when choosing your backpacking tent.

Editor’s note: This article is part of our guide to the very best small 2 person backpacking tents in 2023, be sure to check out the rest of this guide for our top buying tips:

Product
MSR Hubba Hubba
Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL
Near Zero 2 Person Ultralight Backpacking Tent
Nemo Dagger Osmo Ultralight Backpacking Tent
Naturehike Cloud-Up 2
Nemo Hornet Elite OSMO
Kelty Discovery Trail Backpacking Tent
Big Agnes Tiger Wall UL
The North Face Stormbreak Tent
Nemo Chogori Mountaineering Tent
Wandelen Appalachian Lightweight Backpacking Tent
Kelty Far Out Backpacking Tent
MSR Hubba Hubba 2-Person Lightweight Backpacking Tent
Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL Backpacking Tent, 2 Person (Orange)
Near Zero 2 Person Ultralight Backpacking Tent, 2 Door, 20D Ripstop Waterproof Sealed Nylon, Freestanding, Rainfly, 3 Season, with Lightweight Aluminum Frame. Easy Setup System
Nemo Dagger OSMO Ultralight Backpacking Tent, Birch Bud/Goodnight Gray, 2 Person
Naturehike Cloud Up 2 Person Tent Lightweight Backpacking Tent with Footprint - 3 Season Free Standing Dome Camping Hiking Waterproof Two Person Tent (210T Orange)
Nemo Hornet Elite OSMO Ultralight Backpacking Tent, Aluminum/Stormy Night, 2 Person
Kelty Discovery Trail Backpacking Tent, Lightweight and Easy to Setup Backpacking Shelter with 2 Aluminum Poles, Single Door Single Vestibule, Stuff Sack Included
Big Agnes Tiger Wall UL2 Ultralight Tent with UV-Resistant Solution Dyed Fabric
The North Face Stormbreak 2 Two-Person Camping Tent
Chogori™ Mountaineering Tent 3-Person
Wandelen Appalachian Lightweight Backpacking Tent - 2 Person 3 Season Ultralight Waterproof Windproof Tent with Footprint Easy Setup Double Layer Outdoor Tent for Camping Hunting Hiking
Kelty Far Out Backpacking Tent + Tent Footprint Package, 2 or 3 Person Capacity, Backpacking Starter Kit and Camping Shelter, Stuff Sack Included (2 Person)
Buying Options
Our Thoughts
Top Pick
Recommended
Recommended
Price
$490.38
$469.80
$299.99
$489.00
$109.00
$598.00
$118.98
$445.00
$184.95
$899.95
$129.95
$183.80
Pros
Incredibly durable, lightweight, spacious
Great, roomy all rounder
Durable and robust, very easy to set up
Uses 100% Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certified yarns
Comes in a variety of colours, is a good budget option
One of the most lightweight backpacking tents on the market
Extremely quick to put up, great price point
Very lightweight
Great door design, roomy feeling
Built in fly makes set up fast, roomy feeling
Feels incredibly durable, packs down small
Comes with footprint
Cons
Pricey, set up instructions could be clearer
Delicate material could rip
Graduated shape means less room inside, feels smaller for a 2 person
On the pricy side compared to other models
Fasteners are intuitive to put together, poles feel less rugged and replacement parts not available
Semi freestanding - partly relies on guylines for construction
Feels quite small, on heavier side
Quite thin, materials may not withstand very wet climates
Quite 'low frills' for the price
By far the most expensive tent in our review and one of the heaviest
Limited replacement items
On the heavier side and feels smaller
Minimum Weight
1.4 kg/3lb 7 oz
1.22kg/2lb 11oz
1.72 kg/3lbs 8oz
1.52kg/3 lb 6oz
1.7kg/3 lb 7oz
779g/1 lb 11oz
2kg/4lb 5oz
992g/2lb 3oz
1.76kg/3lb 14.1oz
3.2kg/7lb 1oz
1.67kg/3lb 7oz
2.09kg/4lb 10oz
Packed Weight
1.72kg/3lb 13 oz
1.43kg/3 lb16oz
1.81 kg/3lbs 15oz
1.86kg/4 lb 2oz
1.9kg/4 lb 2oz
935g/2 lb 1oz
2.4kg/5lb 4oz
1.13kg/2lb 8oz
2.41kg/5lb 4oz
3.47kg/7lb 11oz
1.76kg/3lb 9oz
2.47kg/5lb 7oz
Floor Area
2.7sq. m/29sq. ft
2.69sq. m/29sq. ft
2.54sq. m/27.4sq. ft
2.9sq. m/31.3sq. ft
2.5sq. m/27sq. ft
2.5sq. m/27.3sq. ft
2.6sq. m/28 sq. ft
2.6sq. m/28sq. ft
2.84sq. m/30.56sq. ft
3.4sq. m/36.3sq. ft
2.69sq. m/29sq. ft
2.59 sq. m/27.85 sq. ft
Packed Size
46 x 15cm/18 x 6in
49.53 x 15.24cm/19.5 x 6in
48.26 x 11.43cm/19 x 4.5in
50 x 9cm/19.5 x 3.5in
40 x 13cm/16 x 5in
48 x 10cm/19.0 x 4.0in
55.8 x 15.24cm/22 x 6 in
14 x 46cm/5.5 x 18in
55.9 x 17.8cm/22 x 7in
46 x 22cm/18.0 x 8.5in
39.4 x 11.43cm/15.5 x 4.5in
40.64 x 15.24cm/16 x 6in

Conclusion

In order to get a more detailed look at each backpacking tent, we’d recommend checking out our full reviews of each product to get a better understanding of whether that particular tent is right for you outside of just facts and figures alone. In our individual reviews, we’ve gone into more detail around the core of what makes each tent unique as well as its suitability for different conditions. We’ve taken our years of backpacking and wild camping experience in a range of different conditions into consideration when testing the small 2 person backpacking tents we’ve recommended to help you make the most informed decision for buying your next backpacking tent.

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