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10 Best 2-person backpacking tents under $100

Camping is fun. Well, that was what all my friends told me. But honestly, I never liked camping, I enjoyed my room better. The bugs, rain, the heat, noisy zippers and my things lying everywhere. I resisted camping for a long time.

Not anymore! With so many tents and camping gears available, my mindset has changed completely. I now look forward to such camps. My friends are surprised and so am I.

But traveling clueless can add on to your misery. You would want to be prepared for the unseen weather conditions and being updated with the current equipment will go a long way. A backpacking tent is going to be your room, your home when you are away from home. You will want to feel comfortable and take the best life has to offer. Isn’t it?

A little guidance will help a lot, and I am here to share my experiences to make your next venture fruitful and memorable. It better to be prepared than to be sorry. And who said preparation takes time? With the tips that I going to share, you will be amazed.

So, here are my 10 best 2-person backpacking tents under $100.

Enjoy!

10 Best 2-Person Backpacking Tents Under $100 in 2017

ImageFeatures I LikePrice
Slumberjack Trail Tent 2Slumberjack Trail Tent 2● Noiseless zippers
● Freestanding
● Mesh walls for awesome stargazing experience
● Ridge pole for maximum headspace
● Color coded clips
● Additional guy lines for stability
● Vestibule area
● Fast and easy setup
● Plenty of internal storage pockets and hooks
● Full coverage rain fly
Kelty Yellowstone 2 TentKelty Yellowstone 2 Tent● Color Coded clips and rainfly attachments
● Large D-shaped doors
● seam are taped with waterproof tapes for better protection
● Freestanding
● Has an iPad compatible pocket
● Easy to takedown
● Spacious room
● Lightweigh
Luxe Tempo Enhanced 2 Person TentsLuxe Tempo Enhanced 2 Person Tents● Mesh roof makes stargazing better
● Waterproof material
● Reasonable peak height
● Two doors
● Easy side zippers
● Two generous vestibules
● Durable fabric
● Neat stitching and heavy duty secure system
Alps Mountaineering Taurus 2Alps Mountaineering Taurus 2● Easy to assemble
● Freestanding
● Two doors and vestibules
● Mesh roof
● Factory sealed fly and floor
● Easy zippers
● Additional fly ventilation
● Doors with mesh windows allow air flow.
● Two vestibules for extra gear storage facility
● Mesh loft and mesh pockets
Vicona 2 Person Double Layer Camping TentVicona 2 Person Double Layer Camping Tent● Waterproof and UV protected cloth
● Easy setup and packing
● Lightweight
● Four season tent
● Large and spacious vestibule area.
● Shock corded fiberglass frame
● Two D-shaped windows that allow free airflow
● Durable and sturdy
Coleman 2 Person SundomeColeman 2 Person Sundome● Easy setup
● Spacious floor space
● Snag-free and continuous pole
● Single large door
● Easy two pole designed setup
● Freestanding design
● External guy points
● Interior storage pocket
● Welded seams
ALPS Mountaineering Meramac 2-Person TentALPS Mountaineering Meramac 2-Person Tent● Extra large zippers
● Waterproof coated fly
● Spacious floor space
● Mesh pockets
● Small and easy packaging size
● 8” steel stakes and guy ropes
● Freestanding
● Double doors for privacy
● Durable and sturdy fabric
Waterproof Dome Backpacking TentWaterproof Dome Backpacking Tent● Suitable for Four season camping
● Easy set up and take down facility
● Spacious floor area.
● Waterproof and weatherproof
● Double stitched and tape sealed seams makes it durable and strong
● Enough headspace
● No-See-Um mesh wall for better air flow
● Reflective windproof guylines
● Built in pockets and hooks
Travelite Backpacking Lightweight Family Dome TentTravelite Backpacking Lightweight Family Dome Tent● Extremely lightweight
● Highly portable
● Well ventilated
● It can be easily cleaned
● Mesh roof and easy access on the rain fly
● Adequate floor area and leg space
● Water resistant and easy rainfly
Eureka Tetragon HD 2Eureka Tetragon HD 2● Strong and sturdy
● Dome design
● Durable
● Storage pockets for your essentials
● Multipurpose Gear loft
● A versatile size
● A large door
● No-see-um mesh roof and side panels maximizes the air circulation
● Fully seam taped construction
● Rainfly provides waterproof protection

The 10 Best 2-Person Backpacking Tents Under $100 Review

Traveling on a budget can be difficult sometimes but with the right choices and guidance, it can be exciting. I have for you 10 Best 2-person backpacking tents under $100 that I came across in some way or the other and thought it was worth mentioning. browse along.

1. Slumberjack Trail Tent 2

Slumberjack Trail Tent 275D Polyester 1200mm construction with taped seams, Slumberjack Trail Tent 2 is worth all the money spent.

Every time my partner got out I could hear the zippers and it bothered me a lot. But with this tent it’s all gone. It has noiseless zippers. And the mesh wall panels makes star gazing experience pretty amazing.

The mesh walls allow good air circulation and ensure breathability.The ridge pole on the roof gives you a peak height of 41 inches. This is amazing for the head space that you require so that you can breathe in without having to touch the roof every time you try to sit up straight.

Your gear and shoes can stay safe from the weather in the vestibule area that can be easily zipped.

Can’t find the space to keep your torch? Yes, you said it. It has plenty of hooks on the roof that allows you to hang lamps and additional pockets to stash away your smaller gear.

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Features I like

  • Noiseless zippers
  • Freestanding
  • Mesh walls for awesome stargazing experience
  • Ridge pole for maximum headspace
  • Color coded clips
  • Additional guy lines for stability
  • Vestibule area
  • Fast and easy setup
  • Plenty of internal storage pockets and hooks
  • Full coverage rain fly

 

2. Kelty Yellowstone 2 Tent

Kelty Yellowstone 2 TentKelty Yellowstone 2 Tent makes camping on a budget easier and comfortable. This easy to set up freestanding tent comes with color-coded clip and fly connection.

Fully seamed taped fly protects you even in the wildest downpour. The canopy allows enough light to pass in to make you feel cozy and warm.

Mesh and canopy tent body keeps you ventilated and keep the room less condensed. Overpopulated is the last thing you want to feel isn’t it?  And are you wondering where you want your iPad to go? Not anymore, it has a pocket for that. How amazing can it get?

Then again, when you need to fold it in and return, it is not a hassle anymore.

Every night is an adventure with this tent for you and your partner, but of course giving each other enough space to stretch out and relax. With the floor dimension of 30 sq. ft. both of you get to enjoy your space.

And the best part, it is light weight.

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Features I like

  • Color Coded clips and rainfly attachments
  • Large D-shaped doors
  • seam are taped with waterproof tapes for better protection
  • Freestanding
  • Has an iPad compatible pocket
  • Easy to takedown
  • Spacious room
  • Lightweight

 

3. Luxe Tempo Enhanced 2 Person Tents

Luxe Tempo Enhanced 2 Person TentsAnother catch is Luxe Tempo Enhanced 2 Person Tent, with 210T Polyester Taffeta full coverage sag free rainfly. It secures you during a downpour or a light drizzle with the waterproof seam seals.

The material is highly used in budget camping. Waterproof material secures you and keeps you dry. After all, why worry about the rain, when you have so much to enjoy.

4.6 X6.9 ft floor space is worth the money spent. It is still spacious for you and your partner to cozy up. I would love that, also the meshed roof makes stargazing amazing.

The reasonable peak height of 3.6 ft allows you to play a card without having the roof slide on your face.

Two doors on either side of the tent give you and your partner enough privacy and space.

And the generous vestibule space gives you enough space to keep your gear safe. The heavy duty secure system uses high-density webbing and neat stitching keeps you in pace.

So if you are traveling on a budget and want to get the best of the trip, this is indeed a good choice.

Features I like

  • Mesh roof makes stargazing better
  • Waterproof material
  • Reasonable peak height
  • Two doors
  • Easy side zippers
  • Two generous vestibules
  • Durable fabric
  • Neat stitching and heavy duty secure system

 

4. Alps Mountaineering Taurus 2

Hoping to get your money value? Alps Mountaineering Taurus 2 which is Easy to Assemble, freestanding tent is your haven.

With amazing mesh roof allows you to enjoy stargazing and maintains the temperature inside. The air vents add in with the flow of temperature and decreases condensation inside.

You can ensure full waterproof facility with the factory sealed seams and fly.

The weight of about 8 pounds is an easy bargain for the price.

The aluminum poles and easy setup clips make your setting easy; and packing too.

This tent also gives you enough room space of 37 sq.ft for you to remain happy and private in your space.

If you are still struggling with the zippers then you can certainly switch to the Taurus. And the vestibules gives you enough space to keep your bags, shoes and other gear. Plus the mesh loft and gear pockets gives you enough space to keep your accessories at bay but within grabs.

So what are you waiting for? This tent is worth all the money spent.

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Features I like:

  • Easy to assemble
  • Freestanding
  • Two doors and vestibules
  • Mesh roof
  • Factory sealed fly and floor
  • Easy zippers
  • Additional fly ventilation
  • Doors with mesh windows allow air flow.
  • Two vestibules for extra gear storage facility
  • Mesh loft and mesh pockets

 

5. Vicona 2 Person Double Layer Camping Tent

Vicona 2 Person Double Layer Camping TentAre you worried you are going to invest in a tent and regret later? If yes, I bet you are planning to buy a tent in a budget first to get to know how it actually works. Search no more. Vicona 2 Person Double Layer Camping Tent is your ultimate solution. Well, it was mine.

The polyester waterproof coating in this tent makes it SPF proof. So feel free to be under the sun or the rain.

With this tent, setting up or taking down a tent is extremely easy. You can do it on your own.

The vestibule area is amazing, you can stash up your gear and keep it protected in any weather.

4. 4 pound is as light as it can get. This lightweight tent is easy to carry even if you are backpacking on a bicycle or a motorbike.

Ventilated mesh D-shaped door maintains the airflow and keeps the room cool, and breathable.

The B3 net keeps you safe from insects. So yea! to that.

Features I like:

  • Waterproof and UV protected cloth
  • Easy setup and packing
  • Lightweight
  • Four season tent
  • Large and spacious vestibule area.
  • Shock corded fiberglass frame
  • Two D-shaped windows that allow free airflow
  • Durable and sturdy

 

6. Coleman 2 Person Sundome

Coleman 2 Person SundomeColeman 2 Person Sundome is an easy setup tent because of its snag-free and continuous pole setup. Highly ventilated keeps you fresh and happy inside the tent. If staying outdoors and able to breathe keeps you happy.

The mesh roof aids in ventilation and reduces condensation

Single door reduces the excess weight but doesn’t compromise on the accessibility.

This freestanding tent is easy to set up and take down.

Enjoying the sun is made exciting with its awning rainfly.

With the external guy points keeping the tent stable in storms and high winds is possible.and the internal storage pocket gives you that extra space for your small and stashable accessories. The sleek and modern design of the tent makes it appealing, all your other camping mates can drool over it.

Its spacious floor space gives you and your partner enough room to spread out and not invade the other’s privacy.

I also like the weather protected and welded seams that keep you safe and weather protected in a small drizzle or a heavy downpour.

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Features I like:

  • Easy setup
  • Spacious floor space
  • Snag-free and continuous pole
  • Single large door
  • Easy two pole designed setup
  • Freestanding design
  • External guy points
  • Interior storage pocket
  • Welded seams

 

7. ALPS Mountaineering Meramac 2-Person Tent

ALPS Mountaineering Meramac 2-Person TentALPS Mountaineering Meramac 2-Person Tent is made up of the 75D 185T polyester fly with 1500 mm coating that resists UV damage and better weather protection.

Lightweight, yet strong polyester fabric that is used gives you a sturdier and stronger tent.

With a floor area of 38 sq. ft, it gives you enough space to spread yourself. If you are a private person like me who enjoys personal space, you will love it. And the leg space is unquestionable.

With extra large zippers on both the door ensures better durability and you won’t have to go zip hunting.

And of course, the double door gives you your own easy access.

Fresh air flow is certain with the two zippered windows.

The mesh storage pockets and gear loft are included to keep your gear organized. No more squatting over searching for your gears. The sunshade is amazing with the waterproof fly with a ridge pole.

Aluminum connectors ward off the excess weight, warding off the excess weight off your shoulders.

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Features I like

  • Extra large zippers
  • Waterproof coated fly
  • Spacious floor space
  • Mesh pockets
  • Small and easy packaging size
  • 8” steel stakes and guy ropes
  • Freestanding
  • Double doors for privacy
  • Durable and sturdy fabric

 

8. Waterproof Dome Backpacking Tent

Waterproof Dome Backpacking TentWeather is rain, snow, hail or the sun, this dome tackles it all. The Waterproof Dome Backpacking Tent is excellent for 4 seasons.

Wondering what goes where in setting up a tent is the last thing you want to do while setting up a tent isn’t it? This tent saves you from all those hassles. It is an easy setup tent that is possible to be done by one person.

Since it is made to face the harsh winter, it is completely waterproof and weatherproof. Its seams are taped and are waterproof.

Plenty of headspace makes it easy to sit up properly and enjoy cards with your partner without having the roof touch your head.

No-See-Um mesh wall panels enhance the thermal performance and makes the tent winter useable.

A lightweight tent is not only easy to carry on but also highly likely to become your ultimate traveling solution. And the mesh pockets and internal hooks are one feature I always look for in a tent and you won’t be disappointed with this.

Features I like:

  • Suitable for Four season camping
  • Easy set up and take down facility
  • Spacious floor area.
  • Waterproof and weatherproof
  • Double stitched and tape sealed seams makes it durable and strong
  • Enough headspace
  • No-See-Um mesh wall for better air flow
  • Reflective windproof guylines
  • Built in pockets and hooks

 

9. Travelite Backpacking Lightweight Family Dome Tent

Travelite Backpacking Lightweight Family Dome TentTravelite Backpacking Lightweight Family Dome Tent is extremely lightweight and highly portable tent. It comes with two mesh sunroof windows and a mesh D-shaped door which allows great airflow. A highly ventilated tent is one appealing feature I look for in a tent.

Easy to set up and take down the tent. Of course, I want to spend the least time preparing a tent. Don’t you?

Though this tent is not waterproof, it is water resistant and can be used during a light shower. It is made up of 100% polyester material. But the material is super easy to clean. So, you can now go back home and not worry about the aftermath.

Floor space is just enough for you and your partner to snuggle in, especially if you are a couple who likes to go on frequent camping trips.

It folds down into a simple bag so that is an easy travel partner.
The rainfly can be easily reached in case of a light drizzle. No hassle on that one.

Features I like:

  • Extremely lightweight
  • Highly portable
  • Well ventilated
  • It can be easily cleaned
  • Mesh roof and easy access on the rain fly
  • Adequate floor area and leg space
  • Water resistant and easy rainfly

 

10. Eureka Tetragon HD 2

Eureka Tetragon HD 2You are bound to go Eureka! With this Eureka Tetragon HD 2 tent. The ridge poles maximizes the interior headroom and the fiberglass frame makes it sturdy and strong.

When camping on a budget, this tent will go a long way. Made out of high-quality StormShield polyester it is a 3 season tent. So it is waterproof and weatherproof.

With two storage pockets and a gear loft, your accessories and essentials are bound to be close at hand reach, but safely off of the tent floor and out of the elements.

The large door provides family and kids easy access to the inside of the tent. Made up of no-see-um mesh roof and four side panels ensure that you sleep like a baby without being bothered by the room heat. Maintains smooth airflow.

Lastly, the mesh roof allows stargazing amazing and memorable. For me, camping is not complete without it. I literally live for the stars. And with tents with mesh roofs, you will feel it too.

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Features I like:

  • Strong and sturdy
  • Dome design
  • Durable
  • Storage pockets for your essentials
  • Multipurpose Gear loft
  • A versatile size
  • A large door
  • No-see-um mesh roof and side panels maximizes the air circulation
  • Fully seam taped construction
  • Rainfly provides waterproof protection

 

Comparison Table 2-Person Backpacking Tents Under $100

2-person backpacking tents under $100Floor Dimension
Packed sizeWeight (in pound)
Slumberjack Trail Tent 230.3 ft2
6x20 inches
6 lbs 5 oz
Kelty Yellowstone 2 Tent30 ft2
6 x 22 in
5 lb 7 oz
Luxe Tempo Enhanced 2 Person Tents31.6 ft2
6"x22"
7 lbs. 7 oz.
Alps Mountaineering Taurus 237 sq. ft.
6"x22"
7 lbs. 7 oz.
Vicona 2 Person Double Layer Camping Tent7.5X5
n/a
4.4
Coleman 2 Person Sundome35 ft223.6 x 5.5 x 5.5
6.38
ALPS Mountaineering Meramac 2-Person Tent38 sq. ft
6" x 25"
8 lb
Waterproof Dome Backpacking Tent8.75x6.9
6.3 x 18 x 18
5.9

Travelite Backpacking Lightweight Family Dome Tent26.4
4x4x18
2.95
Eureka Tetragon HD 235 sq ft
48 x 84 x 60
6.3

Why are Backpacking Tents Necessary?

With time, we have seen a lot of backpacks and backpacking gears. And, we have learned to be picky and comfortable to the pieces that best suits our personality. Camping is fun but without proper gears, you are bound to have a terrible time.

I hated camping, the dripping water, mosquitoes and then the heat but with time I am learning to enjoy it. All it takes is to be smart while choosing your gear. Backpacking tents to your rescue, these are amazing.

You would obviously want to have enough sleep and rest and a proper backpacking tent can go a long way.

How to Choose a Backpacking Tent?

While choosing a tent there are some things that you should keep in mind. Believe me, it will make your life a lot easier.

Season:

The season you are traveling in is another key factor while choosing a backpacking tent. Say, you purchased a 2 season tent and it starts raining. Well, you will never want to go camping ever again after such experience.

Weight:

When you are backpacking, you do want to keep off the excess weight off your shoulders. So it would be wise to check the weight and the packed size so that you have an idea of what you are up to.

Capacity and Cost:

Then again, traveling on a budget means checking for items that will not only match your budget but also give you the desired comfort, never less. Of course, if you are traveling with your partner or friends, you must check the occupant capacity of the tent so that no one has to squish in.

Interior and Exterior:

The interior and exterior materials play an import role while buying a backpacking tent. If you opt for materials like mesh for the inner tent then your tent gets maximum airflow and there is very less chance for condensation during winters. Always choosing a waterproof fly goes a long way, it will come handy and save your trips.

This also includes the easy setup plan. If it’s easy to set up it should be easier to take down too.

The Best Pick

Slumberjack Trail Tent 2 has to be my favorite backpacking tent under $100. For the money spent, it gives you back more. Leave alone the good memories and experiences that you will be bringing back from your trip.

The noiseless zippers and the mesh roof has to be the deal breaker. I personally do not want to sleep under a roof that takes away my chance to see the amazing stars. But of course, not while it’s raining.

I love to lay inside a tent on a starry night. And who wants to be disturbed by the sound of the zippers, not me. My first experience in a tent was ruined by the zipper noise. I couldn’t sleep at all. Things have changed now.

So, if you are a lot like me and want to take the best of nature and stay within a fixed budget then Slumberjack Trail Tent 2 is the Best 2-person backpacking tents under $100.

Happy stargazing!!

 

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