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Two-person tents reviewed

These five two-person tents cover every season and every budget.


MSR Access 2 $1299

Pros: The most flexible poles of any tent on the market, snow-shedding walls, streamlined construction, four-season use.

Cons: Too few pegs supplied, limited ventilation options, lightweight floor requires a separate ground sheet.

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Terra Nova Solar Photon 2 $1099

Pros: This is literally the lightest tent we could find – a measly 814g, a surprising 5000mm hydrostatic-rated floor, good ventilation, packs down small.

Cons: It’s tight for two, small vestibule, requires a ground sheet (which uses up two of the limited number of pegs).

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Kiwi Camping Weka II $249

Pros: Check out that price. Good interior space, two vestibules, 5000mm hydrostatic-rated floor.

Cons: At 2400g, it’s certainly no lightweight.

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Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2 $749

Pros: Offers an impressive balance of weight and comfort, uncramped interior with good headroom, large vestibules.

Cons: High sides make it vulnerable in strong winds, too few pegs supplied.

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The North Face Homestead Roomy 2 $600

Pros: Super, super spacious, large vestibules, good headroom, decent interior features.

Cons: Heavy, floor fabric could be tougher, too few pegs supplied.

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