Best 2 Person Tent Reviews and Buying Guide 2017

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A lot of your outdoor experience depends upon the equipment you choose. A tent is certainly amongst the most important feature in any camping trip. A good and comfortable tent can enhance your camping experience while a sub-standard camping tent can cause difficulties. To help you avoid those distresses and make your camping experience fun, we have made a list of top 10 best 2 person tent.

Buying Guide For a Tent

Size and space

While looking at the measurement of the tent, don’t just look at the overall dimension of the tent. Make sure to check out floor area, tent height, and tent shape. Floor area is what you get for yourself.  If you are a tall person then reviewing tent height and tent shape is a must.

Portability

Lightweight and compact tents are always a huge bonus especially for backpackers.  A must check thing here is weight. Do they offer a carry bag? What are the dimensions of the tent once it is taken down? These are few questions that will help you know about the portability of a tent.

Season

As you may see, most of the tent on our list are the 3-season tent. There is only a single tent with the 4-season rating. The reasons why 3-season tent is a popular choice is because of their lightweight, ventilations and warmth retention.  However, at the same time, 4-season tents are capable of working even in harsh weather conditions, especially snow and fierce winds.  So, if you are going to camp in extreme weather conditions then opt for 4-season conditions. Otherwise, 3-season tent will hold well in most circumstances.

Material

Here is an important thing that must be properly looked before buying a camping tent.  We insist you to check outer material, pole strength, seams and inclusion of rainfly.  Just in case you do not know, rainfly is used to cover your tent in wet weather conditions.  We also recommend you to check customer reviews and rating online. Overall, the durability of a tent is foremost important thing to consider while buying any tent.

Set up

Nobody wants to spend a moment longer than required to set up a tent.  It is the most annoying part of a camping experience, at least for the majority of the people.  Why spend your precious energy and time on setting up a tent.  Therefore, before making any purchase inquiries about setting up your tent.

Ventilation

An underrated but an important feature of any tent is ventilations.  Ventilation allows better airflow and light to enter the tent and maintains a pleasant atmosphere. Therefore, you must look for the availability of windows and ventilation holes in the tent before buying one. They are as important as any other factors.

No. of doors

This is not a deal breaker but still a useful feature to have in a tent. Although, it will not make a great difference in entry and exit time as you are only two people. However, an additional door will also be useful for ventilation. So, our advice will be to look for a double door model but not at the expense of other important features.

Warranty

Last but not the least thing to look before making your purchase is the warranty offered by the brand. Just in case if something goes wrong because of a manufacturing defect then you will surely thank yourself for buying a product with warranty.

2 Person Tent Reviews

1. Sundome 2 Person Tent

Sundome 2 Person TentThe very first tent to feature on our list of best 2 person tent is Coleman’s Sundome. Coleman is arguably the best outdoor equipment company I have ever come across. There is barely a product from Coleman that doesn’t perform better than the industry standard.

This tent is made with best of the class material, and it has a dome shape design.  Sundome has a large door for easy entry and exit. For maintaining a good airflow inside the tent, it includes meshing vent at the top and two windows.

The construction of the sundome two person tent is done with 1000D polyester in bathtub style for protection against rough weather. It has welded seams even in the corners to protect from leakage. Other feature includes one zippered electrical access port, a vented Cool-Air Port, and internal storage pockets.

Assembling and taking down this tent is straight forward and similar to most of the two-person tent on this list. The dimensions of this tent are as follow – 48 x 60 x 84 inches.

  • Durability and Ruggedness
  • 1-Year limited warranty
  • Extra cover for rainy or extreme weather
  • Congested for two person

2. Mountainsmith Morrison 2 Person 3 Season Tent

Mountainsmith Morrison 2 Person 3 Season Tent

This tent has got everything you can ask in a single tent. It is made with very rugged and durable materials called polyester. Mountainsmith Morrison is massive in size; it is suitable for everyone. You can be a person with extra weight or more than average height; it has space for everyone.

The dimension of this tent is as follow – 56 x 92 x 43 inches. It has a floor area of more than 35 square feet and Vestibule area of 17 sq ft, easily suitable for more than two people. Setting up this tent is simple and straight forward. It has an overall weight of just 4 pounds; we rarely found a tent that is the size of Mountainsmith and still as light as 4 lbs.

The double door is another great addition to this tent not only that serves the purpose of entry and exit but also a great medium for continuous airflow and sunlight. Overall, it is one of the most perfect two person tent available in the market along with Sundome 2-Person Tent. It ticks every box in the list for being considered as the best 2-person tent.

  • Massive in size
  • Lightweight and quick to assemble
  • Made with durable materials
  • The vestibules are small

3. Coleman Pop-Up Tent

Coleman Pop-Up Tent

The biggest strength of this tent goes to the fact that it is incredibly easy and quick to setup. Many users claimed to set up this tent in just 5 to 7 seconds. However, at the same time putting it back can be a bit upsetting initially. The build quality and durability of the tent is not a concern as this is a Coleman pro initially. The build quality and durability of the tent is not a concern as this is a Coleman product.

Coleman Pop-Up Tent is a water resistant. It means it is not completely waterproof but can withstand light to medium drizzle without any trouble. The Coleman does not specify the construction material of this tent, but we believe it is polyester, though the exact fabric is not known. There are also no words regarding UV protection level of this pop-up tent.

Other features include Multi-position rainfly, two pockets for storing and organizing your gears, and taped floor seams for keeping you dry. When not in use this pop-up tent packs up flat making itself excellent for storage and transfer from one point to another. The dimension of the product is as follow – 7 ft. 6 in. x 4 ft. 5 in. x 2 ft. 11 in.

  • Assembling is quick and hassle free
  • Enough space for two people
  • Affordable
  • Easy to carry and store
  • Tent Material is not specified
  • Packing is stressful

4. Geertop 2-person Tent

GEERTOP 2-person 4-season

This product from Greentop is strong, durable, ample space and 4 season tent. It is one of the complete tents in our list. It is amongst the few 4 season tent available in the market. Greentop 2-person Tent is completely capable of resisting strong wind, snow, rain and capable for use in high altitude camping.

Its high-quality build with double stitched, tape sealed seams makes it fully waterproof in any situation.  The poles are made with aluminum and tent is UV protected.

While this tent is suitable for snowy areas, it mesh areas on the inner tent allow better airflow even in warmer temperatures. Despite being a 2-person tent, this is extremely light and portable. It just weights 6 pounds and converts into a lovely compact size when taken down. The fabric used for making this tent is 8000mm waterproof silicon coated nylon.

The dimension of this tent is as follow – 39.4 x 47.2 x 122 inches and the folding size of the tent are – 6.3×6.3×18 inches. Setting up this tent is simple and hassle free, so does taking it off. Last but least, it comes with 18 months of warranty for any manufacturing defect, and customer care is quick and responsive.

  • 4-season tent
  • Build quality is second to none
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Easy to set up
  • Might feel congested because of its size
  • Lack of ventilation

5. ALPS Mountaineering Meramac 2-Person Tent

ALPS Mountaineering Meramac 2-Person Tent

This is again a dorm shaped tent from AlPS Mountaineering. AlPS Mountaineering is another very experience and reliable camping gear company in the market. They have been around for more than 20 years and clearly understand the outdoor market and their requirement. One can certainly rely on their experience and expertise.

This tent is made with 75D 185T polyester for greater durability and ability to withstand extreme weather conditions. It also consists 1500mm coating for UV protection. This is also a double door tent for quick and convenient entry plus exit. For maintaining healthy airflow inside the tent, it includes two windows (in doors) with a zipper and large side mesh panels.

Other added attributes of ALPS Mountaineering Meramac 2-Person Tent is weatherproof fly, mesh pockets for storage, gear loft, 8-inch steel stakes, and guy ropes. The tent with an area of 38 sq ft is spacious for two people even with a large dog.  The complete dimension goes like this – Base Size: 5′ x 7’6, Center Height: 4′. At 8 lbs it is fairly light and easy to carry in a backpack.

The product comprises a lifetime limited warranty against any manufacturing defect from the makers. Overall, with it bargain price, lifetime warranty, spacious interior and lightweight design makes it an excellent choice for the backpackers.

  • Easy to carry because of its lightweight
  • Dual door with windows
  • Spacious for two people
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Quality of floor is disappointing

6. Camp Solutions – 2 Person Tent

Camp Solutions - 2 Person Tent

This is a very well design tent from camp solutions. The Camp solutions is still a pretty new brand in the outdoor industry, and not a lot is recognized about them. Few of their product which is listed on amazon.com has received a pretty decent rating from their users.

This 2 person tent itself has received 4/5 stars from its users with more than 70% of them gave full 5/5 rating. It’s convenient design and lightweight seem the most attractive feature of this tent. It has a dual door design for easy and practical entry into the tent.

Apart from the twin door it also has high-density mesh windows for better airflow and protection from mosquitoes and other bugs. There are hooks and inner mesh pocket for storage.

The tent is built from 190T polyester cloth with combinations of nylon and taped seams. 190T is a waterproof and rugged material. The other things to look for in a tent are its weight and set up time. This tent is less than 5 pounds and can be assembled in just 15 minutes following a very simple method.  Even a single person is enough to set up this tent.

  • Weight just under 5 pounds
  • Easy to set up
  • Intelligent and convenient design
  • No warranty by manufacturer
  • A product of relatively new brand

7. iCorer 2-3 Person Tent

iCorer Waterproof Lightweight Family Backpacking Camping

This is kind of underrated product from iCorer. It is a very nice tent with some surprisingly nice features including build quality, spacious, etc. But it hasn’t got the kind of acclaim that it deserves. This might mainly be because it is not from a very famous brand or it doesn’t spend a lot on advertising its product.

This might actually be beneficial for the consumers because consumers are the one who bears the cost of marketing. It is a very spacious tent, and it can also accommodate up to 3 people thought we only recommend this for two people.

This is a waterproof tent from iCorer with excellent construction. It is manufactured with 170T polyester and 7.5mm fiberglass poles making it suitable for even heavy winds.  The other most likable highlight of this tent is its lightweight and easy setup. Setup is very similar to other good tents in this categories, and it weighs just 3.6 pounds, making it ideal for your backpacking trip.

It is also among the lightest two person tent in our list. Overall, this could be a superb selection as two person tent because of its size, weight, price and quality. There is nothing really to complain about this product.

  • One of the lightest two person tent
  • Affordable
  • Lots of space for two people
  • Still an unknown brand
  • No ventilation windows on walls

8. Mountaintop Waterproof 3 Season Tents for Camping

Mountaintop Watreproof 3 Season Tents for Camping

This is another spacious tent from the Mountaintop. It is available in a variety of colors – different shades of green, coffee, orange, blue and navy blue. It is built with Waterproof 210D Oxford for layers and floor; poles are made with glass fiber.

It features double door for easy entry and exit without climbing over your partner. There is enough ventilation for natural air flow. Thus, keeps you cool during warmer temperature. For storage, there are internal pockets for keeping your phone, trail camera and snacks. There is also a hook to attach lightweight bags or lantern at night.

The dimension of inner tent is: 79″ x 71″ x 48″ and folding size of this tent is – 31.5 x 7.1 inches. Once folded it converts into a compact size and thus becomes simple to carry and transport. The weight of this two person tent is just above 5 pounds, at par with the most of other backpacking tents in our list.

The icing on the cake is 90 days of limited warranty from Mountaintop.  Overall, this is a great backpacking tent that is pretty much perfect courtesy of its spacious design and lightweight.

  • Enough space for two people plus gears
  • Lightweight and compact for backpacking
  • Easy set up and take down
  • Multiple criticisms of leakage

9. 2 person Pop Up Tent by The Northblu

2 person Pop Up Tent

This is only the second pop up tent in our list. The main advantage with pop-up tents is there swift and easy setup. It does not take more than 10-15 seconds to assemble this tent. There is no use of tent poles while setting up this tent. Though, taking them down can be tricky at times as they are difficult to put back into their bag.

This Northblu product is made from 190T polyester fabric; 190T polyester is durable and rugged enough for most of the camping conditions. Though, it is not recommended for heavy weather conditions because of its thin and light material. This a single door tent with mosquito net attached with the door, a modest and nice addition. For smooth airflow, there are three openings in the tent.

Another positive point of this tent is space it offers. This is quite spacious for two people with a kid or a dog. The overall dimension of this tent is as follow – 87″ x 60″ x 43″. Once collapsed it is just 30 inch in diameter. Its compact size along with lightweight makes it an exciting option for backpackers, it just weights 5 pounds.

  • Quickest setup
  • Easy to transport
  • Great bargain
  • Single door
  • Not suitable for rough weather

10. Yodo Upgraded 3-Season tent

Yodo Upgraded 3-Season

Last addition to our list of best two people tents it from Yodo. Yodo is not particularly an outdoor product company; this is just one and only camping tent offered by Yodo. Surprisingly it is an excellent tent with very decent value for money.

It is made with polyester, and the exact name of polyester is not mentioned by the company, although the material is durable for most the conditions. It has a dual layer for added protection against rain, we did not experience any water leakage in our test, and even other users applauded its waterproof feature.

Setting up this tent is nothing different from others on our list. It is easy to set up, and there are no complaints regarding setting up the tent. Yodo also has a double door feature for convenient entry and exit. For storage and organizing your camping gear, it is equipped with four pockets, two on each side.

The Yodo tent is decent in size and just enough for two people to sleep comfortably in the tent. The dimension of this tent is as follow – 45.28 x 55.11 x 82.68 inches. Overall, it provides an excellent value for money and ticks all the boxes for being considered as best two person tent.

  • Decent value for money
  • Waterproofing is reliable
  • Enough space for two people
  • No warranty or assurance by the brand
  • Relatively new and non-reliable brand

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