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.
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).
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.
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.
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.