Lightweight Backpacking Tents at Backcountry Edge

Mountainsmith Genesee 4 3-Season Backpacking/Camping Tent

With dual doors, a roomy interior of 56 square feet and watertight construction, the budget-friendly Mountainsmith Genesee 4 tent is an excellent choice for 3-season camping.

Mountainsmith
Genesee 4

  • 4 person
  • Affordable 3-Season flexability
  • Rating:
  • Price: $199.94
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Kelty Gunnison 1.3 w/ Footprint (2015) 3-Season Backpacking Tent

Updated for 2015! While not the lightest 1-person tent on the market, the Kelty Gunnison 1.3 is roomy enough for tall hikers to stretch out and provides solid construction, advanced features and durable weather protection.

Kelty
Gunnison 1.3 w/ Footprint (2015)

  • 1-Person
  • Compact poles
  • Price: $169.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Kelty Gunnison 4.2 (2014) 3-Season Backpacking Tent

The Kelty Gunnison 4.2 backpacking tent offers an excellent set of features at an affordable price. With 2 doors, 2 vestibules and internal storage features, the Gunnison 4.2 is a whole lot of tent for the money you'll spend.

Kelty
Gunnison 4.2 (2014)

  • 4-Person
  • Cl
  • Reg. Price: $299.94
    $224.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Sierra Designs Flashlight 1 3-Season Backpacking Tent

New for 2014! A reimagining of a backcountry classic, the Sierra Designs Flashlight 1 tent is a feature-rich, non-freestanding option for solo backpackers looking to balance weight and comfort.

Sierra Designs
Flashlight 1

  • 1-Person
  • Update to a backpacking classic
  • Price: $219.94
  • Free shipping plus free returns
MSR Papa Hubba NX 3-Season Backpacking Tent

The MSR Papa Hubba NX is a feature-rich 4-person backpacking or camping tent with a unique pole design, small packed size and a respectable weight of just 5 pounds, 15 ounces.

MSR
Papa Hubba NX

  • 4-Person
  • Lightweight livable backpacking/camping tent
  • Price: $599.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 3 3-Season Backpacking Tent

The Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 3 backpacking tent is an ultra-light enthusiast's dream. Streamlined to cut unnecessary weight, the Fly Creek UL 3 accommodates three or serves as a roomy shelter for two backpackers.

Big Agnes
Fly Creek UL 3

  • 3-Person
  • Ultra-lightweight 3-season backpacking tent
  • Price: $449.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Sierra Designs Flash 3 (2014) 3-Season Backpacking Tent

Updated for 2014! Quickly providing ventilated refuge, the Sierra Designs Flash 3 tent is lightweight, roomy and freestanding. Two doors and two gear closets supply easy access and storage, while steep walls give an open feel on the interior.

Sierra Designs
Flash 3 (2014)

  • 3-Person
  • Innovative backpacking tent
  • Price: $399.94
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Sierra Designs Lightning 2 (2014) 3-Season Backpacking Tent

New for 2014! The freestanding Sierra Designs Lightning 2 is a roomy 2-person tent that’s simple to set up and take down. One massive single drop door and dual gear closets help to maximize backcountry livability while saving ounces.

Sierra Designs
Lightning 2 (2014)

  • 2-Person
  • Spacious, livable backpacking tent
  • Rating:
  • Price: $269.90
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Kelty Bug Shield Bivy

Made of No-See-Um mesh, the Kelty Bug Shield Bivy can be used under the stars or in a tent or cabin to keep bugs from biting while you sleep. Sized to fit a standard or mummy sleeping bag, the bivy sets up easily utilizing aluminum poles.

Kelty
Bug Shield Bivy

  • 1-Person
  • Lightweight, insect-blocking bivy
  • Reg. Price: $69.95
    $55.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
MSR Carbon Reflex 3 3-Season Backpacking Tent

With carbon fiber poles, lightweight fabrics and a unique pole configuration, the MSR Carbon Reflex 3 three-season backpacking tent's trail weight is a mere 4 lbs 3 oz!

MSR
Carbon Reflex 3

  • 3-person
  • Ultralight 3-season backpacking tent
  • Rating:
  • Price: $649.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Exped Gemini III 3-Season Backpacking Tent

Effectively balancing weight, performance and livability, the Exped Gemini III tent is a great option for 3-season backpacking. A unique pole structure and durable construction equip the Gemini III with reliable freestanding stability.

Exped
Gemini III

  • 3-Person
  • Roomy, lightweight backpacking tent
  • Price: $538.99
  • Free shipping plus free returns
MSR Carbon Reflex 2 3-Season Backpacking Tent

With carbon fiber poles, lightweight fabrics and a unique pole configuration, the Carbon Reflex 2 tent weighs in at just 3 pounds and delivers reliable 3-season performance. Dual doors and vestibules increase livability.

MSR
Carbon Reflex 2

  • 2-Person
  • Ultra-light 3-season backpacking tent
  • Price: $499.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Marmot Eclipse 2P 3-Season Backpacking Tent

Catering to backcountry travelers seeking a lightweight, affordable shelter and decent interior space, the Marmot Eclipse 2P backpacking tent offers freestanding, full weather protection for two and weighs in at 4 pounds!

Marmot
Eclipse 2P

  • 2 Person
  • Excellent balance of weight and space
  • Price: $368.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Marmot Aura 2P  3-Season Backpacking Tent

Lightweight design and maximum breathability make the Marmot Aura 2P backpacking tent a perfect option for 3-season backpacking. An innovative pole design maximizes interior space while keeping packed weight to just over 4 pounds.

Marmot
Aura 2P

  • 2 Person
  • Excellent balance of weight and space
  • Rating:
  • Price: $358.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Big Agnes Scout UL 2 3-Season Backpacking Tent

Bridging the gap between traditional tents and tarp-style shelters, the Big Agnes Scout UL 2 provides a taut pitch with the use trekking poles (not included). Ideal for ounce-counters, this unique tent weighs in at well under 2 pounds.

Big Agnes
Scout UL 2

  • 2-Person
  • Ultra-lightweight backpacking shelter
  • Rating:
  • Price: $299.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Big Agnes Fly Creek 1 Platinum 3-Season Backpacking Tent

Built especially for backpackers determined to have the lightest freestanding shelter possible, the Big Agnes Fly Creek 1 Platinum tent weighs in at just 1 pound, 6 ounces!

Big Agnes
Fly Creek 1 Platinum

  • 1-Person
  • Ultra-lightweight backpacking tent
  • Price: $499.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Big Agnes Fly Creek 2 Platinum 3-Season Backpacking Tent

Built especially for backpackers determined to have the lightest freestanding shelter possible, the Big Agnes Fly Creek 2 Platinum tent weighs in at just 1 pound, 9 ounces!

Big Agnes
Fly Creek 2 Platinum

  • 2-Person
  • Ultra-lightweight backpacking tent
  • Price: $549.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
MSR Elixir 3  3-Season Backpacking Tent

The MSR Elixir 3 3-season tent is feature-rich and extremely livable at a price that won’t break your budget. Designed for three backpackers, the freestanding Elixir 2 has floor space to easily fit three 20 inch mattresses side-by-side.

MSR
Elixir 3

  • 3-Person
  • Excellent weight-to-space ratio
  • Price: $299.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
NEMO Morpho Elite 2P 3-Season Backpacking Tent

An innovative option for 3-season backpacking and camping, the NEMO Morpho Elite 2P tent utilizes inflatable airbeams in place of traditional metal or fiberglass poles to make setup and teardown hassle-free.

NEMO
Morpho Elite 2P

  • 2-Person
  • Innovative inflatable backpacking tent
  • Rating:
  • Price: $599.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Marmot Stormlight 2P 3-Season Backpacking Tent

With its roomy interior, two large doors and good ventilation, the Marmot Stormlight 2P tent is a durable, lightweight 3-season shelter offering a great mix of features for value-minded backpackers and campers.

Marmot
Stormlight 2P

  • 2-Person
  • Ultra-durable backpacking tent
  • Price: $298.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Marmot Stormlight 3P 3-Season Backpacking Tent

With its roomy interior, two large doors and good ventilation, the Marmot Stormlight 3P tent is a durable, lightweight 3-season shelter offering a great mix of features for value-minded backpackers and campers.

Marmot
Stormlight 3P

  • 3-Person
  • Ultra-durable backpacking tent
  • Price: $348.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Sierra Designs Flashlight 2  3-Season Backpacking Tent

New for 2014! A reimagining of a backcountry classic, the Sierra Designs Flashlight 2 tent is a feature-rich, non-freestanding option for solo backpackers looking to balance weight and comfort.

Sierra Designs
Flashlight 2

  • 2-Person
  • Update to a backpacking classic
  • Rating:
  • Price: $269.90
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Sierra Designs Flash 2 (2014) 3-Season Backpacking Tent

Updated for 2014! Quickly providing ventilated refuge, the Sierra Designs Flash 2 tent is lightweight, roomy and freestanding. Two doors and two gear closets supply easy access and storage, while steep walls give an open feel on the interior.

Sierra Designs
Flash 2 (2014)

  • 2-Person
  • Innovative backpacking tent
  • Price: $299.94
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Mountainsmith Morrison 3 w/ Footprint 3-Season Tent

With dual doors, a roomy interior and watertight construction, the Mountainsmith Morrison 3 tent is a reliable and affordable choice for 3-season camping or backpacking. The tent delivers excellent value at a budget-friendly price.

Mountainsmith
Morrison 3 w/ Footprint

  • 3-Person
  • Affordable 3-season performance
  • Price: $228.94
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Big Agnes Seedhouse SL 2 (2014) 3-Season Backpacking Tent

With a trail weight of less than 3 pounds, the Big Agnes Seedhouse SL 2 is a lightweight favorite. The shape of the tent provides more usable interior volume than most other ultra-lightweight tents, making it ideal for ounce-counters.

Big Agnes
Seedhouse SL 2 (2014)

  • 2-Person
  • Lightweight, freestanding 3-season tent
  • Price: $349.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Big Agnes Seedhouse SL 3 (2014) 3-Season Backpacking Tent

With a trail weight of 3 lbs, 9 oz, the Big Agnes Seedhouse SL 3 is a lightweight favorite. The shape of the tent provides more usable interior volume than most other ultra-lightweight tents, making it ideal for ounce-counters.

Big Agnes
Seedhouse SL 3 (2014)

  • 3-Person
  • Lightweight, freestanding 3-season tent
  • Price: $399.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Big Agnes Wyoming Trail SL 2 (2014) 3-Season Backpacking Tent

A unique offering for backpackers or bike tourers who need shelter, privacy and storage, the Wyoming Trail 2 SL 2 tent has sleeping quarters and a huge, garage-style vestibule to protect gear from the elements.

Big Agnes
Wyoming Trail SL 2 (2014)

  • 2-Person
  • Lightweight tent with oversized vestibule
  • Reg. Price: $499.95
    $323.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
MSR Nook (2015) 3-Season Backpacking Tent

Updated for 2015! With a minimal weight of 2 pounds 13 ounces, the MSR Nook combines weight savings with space enough to shelter one or two campers. The Nook is designed for lightweight backpacking and easily fits into small backcountry campsites.

MSR
Nook (2015)

  • 2-Person
  • Lightweight, livable backcountry tent
  • Price: $399.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Kelty Yellowstone 2 (2015) 3-Season Camping Tent

Updated for 2015! A budget-friendly option for car camping or no-frills backpacking, the freestanding Kelty Yellowstone 2 tent provides excellent value and reliability for 3-season use.

Kelty
Yellowstone 2 (2015)

  • 2-Person
  • Big on space and comfort
  • Price: $99.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Big Agnes Three Island UL 2 3-Season Backpacking Tent

New for 2015! Built for three-season, ultralight backpacking, the Three Island UL2 provides livable space and comfort for two backpackers at a weight of just 3 pounds, 11 ounces. Dual doors and vestibules provide ease of entry and spacious storage.

Big Agnes
Three Island UL 2

  • 2-Person
  • Integrated fly to save weight
  • Price: $349.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Big Agnes Three Island UL 4 3-Season Backpacking Tent

New for 2015! Built for three-season, ultralight backpacking, the Three Island UL4 provides livable space and comfort for up to four backpackers. Dual doors and vestibules provide ease of entry and spacious storage.

Big Agnes
Three Island UL 4

  • 4-Person
  • Integrated fly to save weight
  • Price: $499.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Big Agnes Bitter Springs UL 1 3-Season Backpacking Tent

New for 2015! Offering ultralight-weight, versatile performance for solo backpackers, the Big Agnes Bitter Springs UL1 is pitched with two trekking poles (not included) and has a packed weight of just 2 pounds, 6 ounces.

Big Agnes
Bitter Springs UL 1

  • 1-Person
  • Unique set-up requiring a set of trekking poles
  • Price: $369.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Big Agnes Blacktail 3 3-Season Backpacking Tent

New for 2015! The Big Agnes Blacktail 3 tent is an excellent balance of livability, durability and affordability. This combination makes the Blacktail 3 a great option for 3-season backpacking or camping.

Big Agnes
Blacktail 3

  • 3-Person
  • Free standing, backpacking tent
  • Price: $279.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
NEMO Losi LS 2P (2015) 3-Season Backpacking Tent

Updated for 2015! The NEMO Losi LS 2P tent is a feature rich, durable, and livable shelter that offers excellent 3+ season performance. A roomy interior, two large doors, and excellent ventilation equip the tent for backpacking or camping adventures.

NEMO
Losi LS 2P (2015)

  • 2-Person
  • Near vertical side walls
  • Price: $389.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Marmot Force 1P 3-Season Backpacking Tent

New for 2015! The ultralight Marmot Force 1P backpacking tent offers surprising roominess for a solo tent and easy set-up. With a good balance of weight, weather and bug protection, the freestanding Force 1P is a perfect trail companion.

Marmot
Force 1P

  • 1-Person
  • Lightweight tent with lots of room and mesh
  • Price: $348.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Marmot Force 3P 3-Season Backpacking Tent

New for 2015! The ultralight Marmot Force 3P backpacking tent offers roominess for up to three occupants and easy set-up. With a good balance of weight, weather and bug protection, the freestanding Force 3P is a great trail companion.

Marmot
Force 3P

  • 3-Person
  • Lightweight tent with lots of room and mesh
  • Price: $468.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Marmot Nitro 1P 3-Season Backpacking Tent

New for 2015! With a unique shape and structure, the Marmot Nitro 1P trekking pole-pitch backpacking tent is ultralight and compactable while maintaining livability and comfort for solo outings.

Marmot
Nitro 1P

  • 1-Person
  • Lightweight, versitile design
  • Price: $278.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Marmot Nitro 2P 3-Season Backpacking Tent

New for 2015! With a unique shape and structure, the Marmot Nitro 2P trekking pole-pitch backpacking tent is ultralight and compactable while maintaining livability and comfort for up to two occupants.

Marmot
Nitro 2P

  • 2-Person
  • Lightweight, versitile design
  • Price: $328.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Marmot Carbide 2P 3-Season Backpacking Tent

New for 2015! With lightweight, durable construction, maximum livability and an abundance of mesh, the Marmot Carbide 2P is a budget-friendly 2-person tent that sets up easily and provides good weather protection, as well.

Marmot
Carbide 2P

  • 2-Person
  • Large interior volume and easy set-up
  • Price: $188.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Eureka Midori 3 3-Season Backpacking Tent

Balancing weight, durability, and price, the three-person Eureka Midori 3 is an affordable option for 3-season backpacking or camping. The side-entry mesh canopy delivers breathability and convenient entry and exit to the interior of the tent.

Eureka
Midori 3

  • 3-Person
  • 2 large doors
  • Price: $199.90
  • Free shipping plus free returns
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