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Camping is intense! No, really. If you’re going camping, you probably need a tent. Hammock lovers might disagree, and we love sleeping under the stars when weather permits. But most of the time, finding and preparing adequate shelter for yourself, your family, or your pets is a non-negotiable step towards being comfy in the great outdoors. 

But which tent should you pick? There are as many kinds of tents as there are ways to go camping, and they range widely in price and in features. To help you figure out the best tent for your next adventure—whether you’re getting away for the weekend with the family or soloing Mt Whitney—we have our favorite picks from years of testing tents to find the perfect shelter for everyone.

Don’t see anything you like? Don’t forget to check out our other buying guides, like the Best Rain Jackets or the Best Barefoot Shoes. 

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