Lightweight Backpacking Tents at Backcountry Edge

Eureka Spitfire 2 (2015) 3-Season Backpacking Tent

Updated for 2015! The two-person Eureka Spitfire 2 backpacking tent is a great balance of weight, packed size, durability, and affordability. Extensive mesh on the tent’s canopy provides excellent ventilation for warm weather or 3-season use.

Eureka
Spitfire 2 (2015)

  • 2-Person
  • 2-doors
  • Price: $179.90
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Mountainsmith Mountain Dome 3 w/ Footprint 3-Season Camping Tent

New for 2015! Offering backpacking performance and multi-pitch versatility, the Mountainsmith Mountain Dome 3 tent is durably constructed, utilizes a hubbed pole design that maximizes livability, and incorporates spacious exterior storage.

Mountainsmith
Mountain Dome 3 w/ Footprint

  • 3-person
  • Footprint included
  • Price: $269.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Mountain Hardwear Shifter 3 w/ Footprint 3-Season Backpacking Tent

New for 2015! A unique, shape-shifting rainfly lets you decide how the Mountain Hardwear Shifter 3 tent can serve you best. With 2 doors, a roomy interior, and watertight construction, it’s a great option for backpacking or camping. Footprint included.

Mountain Hardwear
Shifter 3 w/ Footprint

  • 3 Person
  • Innovative design can change to match conditions
  • Price: $248.99
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Sierra Designs Tensegrity 1 FL 3-Season Backpacking Tent

New for 2015! The Sierra Designs Tensegrity 1 FL tent is a radical redesign of non-freestanding tents. A spacious interior, external storage, optimal ventilation, and a versatile trekking pole (poles not included) pitch make this tent truly unique.

Sierra Designs
Tensegrity 1 FL

  • 1-Person
  • Lightweigth/Treking pole compatible
  • Price: $319.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Sierra Designs Flashlight 1 FL (2015) 3-Season Backpacking Tent

New for 2015! The Sierra Designs Flashlight 1 FL tent is a feature-rich non-freestanding option for solo backpackers who appreciate comfort, but need to travel light. Trekking pole pitch compatibility offers the chance for even greater weight savings.

Sierra Designs
Flashlight 1 FL (2015)

  • 1-Person
  • Featherlight version of a classic
  • Price: $299.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Big Agnes Angel Springs UL 2 3-Season Backpacking Tent

Offering an excellent weight-to-space ratio and employing a hybrid single wall/double wall design, the 3-season worthy Big Agnes Angel Springs UL 2 tent is a unique and effective balance of ventilation and weather protection.

Big Agnes
Angel Springs UL 2

  • 2-Person
  • Ultra-lightweight 3-season backpacking tent
  • Rating:
  • Reg. Price: $379.95
    $264.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Kelty Outfitter Pro 3 3-Season Backpacking Tent

Built to deliver maximum durability, the Kelty Outfitter Pro 3 is an ideal choice for anyone spending many nights outdoors in varying conditions. Sturdy construction ensures reliable 3-season backpacking performance.

Kelty
Outfitter Pro 3

  • 3-Person
  • Clean, durable, field-repairable design
  • Reg. Price: $309.94
    $248.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Big Agnes Fishhook UL 2 3-Season Backpacking Tent

Another trailblazing offering from Big Agnes, the Fishhook UL 2 is a “zipperless” 3-season backpacking tent. By utilizing clips instead of zippers, the Fishhook UL 2 eliminates a common failure point while also saving on weight.

Big Agnes
Fishhook UL 2

  • 2-Person
  • Innovative "zipperless" backpacking tent
  • Rating:
  • Reg. Price: $399.95
    $199.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Big Agnes Copper Spur UL 2 (2014) 3-Season Backpacking Tent

The feature-rich Big Agnes Copper Spur UL 2 backpacking tent boasts an impressive interior space-to-weight ratio. The balance of weight and performance is sure to appeal to ounce-counters who still appreciate comfort.

Big Agnes
Copper Spur UL 2 (2014)

  • 2-Person
  • Lightweight, livable backpacking tent
  • Rating:
  • Price: $399.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Kelty Salida 1 3-Season Backpacking Tent

New for 2015! The award-winning Kelty Salida three-season tent series now includes a 1-person option ideal for solo backpackers on a budget. The Salida 1 is easy to pitch and well ventilated. For the price, the Salida 1 is tough to beat.

Kelty
Salida 1

  • 1-Person
  • Award-Winning
  • Reg. Price: $144.95
    $122.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 1 3-Season Backpacking Tent

The innovative, freestanding Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 1 is an ultra-light enthusiast's dream. Streamlined to cut unnecessary weight, the Fly Creek UL 1 delivers surprising livability at a trail weight of just 1 pound, 10 ounces!

Big Agnes
Fly Creek UL 1

  • 1-Person
  • Ultra-lightweight 3-season backpacking tent
  • Price: $329.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
NEMO Hornet 2P 3-Season Backpacking Tent

New for 2015! The ultra-lightweight (1 lb, 15 oz) NEMO Hornet 2P 3-Season tent offers fast-paced, minimalist-oriented backpackers a sturdy weatherproof freestanding shelter at a fraction of the bulk and weight you’d traditionally expect.

NEMO
Hornet 2P

  • 2-Person
  • 2 doors and 2 vestibules under 2 lbs
  • Price: $369.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
NEMO Dagger 2P 3-Season Backpacking Tent

New for 2015! A versatile and feature-rich option for backpacking or camping, the NEMO Dagger 2P effectively balances, weight, performance, and roominess. Dual doors and vestibules, internal storage, and a voluminous interior maximize livability.

NEMO
Dagger 2P

  • 2-Person
  • More livable interior space
  • Price: $399.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Sierra Designs Lightning 2 UL (2014) 3-Season Backpacking Tent

New for 2014! The freestanding Sierra Designs Lightning 2 UL is an lightweight, 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 UL (2014)

  • 2-Person
  • Lightweight, spacious backpacking tent
  • Reg. Price: $359.94
    $249.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Mountain Hardwear Optic 2.5 3-Season Backpacking Tent

With dual adjacent doors that provide an expansive view of the outside world, a roomy interior and watertight construction, the Mountain Hardwear Optic 2.5 tent is an excellent choice for 3-season backpacking and camping.

Mountain Hardwear
Optic 2.5

  • 2+ Person
  • Maximum livability and an expansive view
  • Rating:
  • Price: $239.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Kelty Grand Mesa 4 (2015) 3-Season Backpacking Tent

Updated for 2015! Priced to appeal to cost-conscious backpackers and campers, the freestanding Kelty Grand Mesa 4 double-wall provides excellent value and performance for 3-season use.

Kelty
Grand Mesa 4 (2015)

  • 4-Person
  • Economical no-frills performance
  • Reg. Price: $219.95
    $185.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Kelty Gunnison 4.3 w/ Footprint (2015) 3-Season Backpacking Tent

Updated for 2015! The Kelty Gunnison 4.3 backpacking tent offers an excellent feature set at an affordable price. With 2 doors, 2 vestibules and internal storage features, the Gunnison 4.3 is a whole lot of tent for the money you'll spend.

Kelty
Gunnison 4.3 w/ Footprint (2015)

  • 4-Person
  • Awning Vestibule
  • Price: $289.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Kelty Outfitter Pro 2 3-Season Backpacking Tent

Built to deliver maximum durability, the Kelty Outfitter Pro 2 is an ideal choice for anyone spending many nights outdoors in varying conditions. Sturdy construction ensures reliable 3-season backpacking performance.

Kelty
Outfitter Pro 2

  • 2-Person
  • Clean, durable, field-repairable design
  • Rating:
  • Reg. Price: $269.94
    $214.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
NEMO Galaxi 3P + Footprint 3-Season Backpacking Tent

New for 2015! The NEMO Galaxi 3P tent offers a great feature-set for first-time or budget-minded backpackers and campers. A roomy interior, 2 large doors, good ventilation and a host of unique included features make the tent ideal for 3-season outings.

NEMO
Galaxi 3P + Footprint

  • 3-Person
  • Comes with footprint
  • Price: $299.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Mountainsmith Mountain Dome 2 w/ Footprint 3-Season Camping Tent

New for 2015! Offering backpacking performance and multi-pitch versatility, the Mountainsmith Mountain Dome 2 tent is durably constructed, utilizes a hubbed pole design that maximizes livability, and incorporates spacious exterior storage.

Mountainsmith
Mountain Dome 2 w/ Footprint

  • 2-person
  • Footprint included
  • Price: $239.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Kelty Upslope Tarp

The versatile Kelty Upslope Tarp is a trekking pole pitch A-frame tarp tent ideal for backpackers. Also designed to work with Kelty’s TraiLogic gear collection, the Upslope Tarp attaches to the TN2 or TN3 tent to extend the vestibule.

Kelty
Upslope Tarp

  • Backpacking shelter/accessory vestibule
  • Reg. Price: $99.95
    $79.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
NEMO Veda 1P 3-Season Backpacking Tent

The lightweight and versatile NEMO Veda 1P is a trekking pole-pitched (trekking poles not included) tent that is ideal for solo backpackers. The 3-season Veda 1P features one door and one vestibule for gear storage.

NEMO
Veda 1P

  • 1-Person
  • Innovative "trekking pole" tent
  • Price: $329.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Big Agnes Copper Spur UL 1 (2014) 3-Season Backpacking Tent

The feature-rich Big Agnes Copper Spur UL 1 solo backpacking tent boasts an impressive interior space-to-weight ratio. The balance of weight and performance is sure to appeal to ounce-counters who still appreciate comfort.

Big Agnes
Copper Spur UL 1 (2014)

  • 1-Person
  • Lightweight, livable solo backpacking tent
  • Rating:
  • Price: $369.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
NEMO Galaxi 2P + Footprint 3-Season Backpacking Tent

With its roomy interior, 2 large doors and good ventilation, the NEMO Galaxi 2P tent is a durable, lightweight 3-season shelter with a great feature set for first-time and budget-minded backpackers. NEMO even throws in a free footprint.

NEMO
Galaxi 2P + Footprint

  • 2-Person
  • Lightweight, affordable innovation
  • Price: $249.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Mountain Hardwear SuperMega UL 2 3-Season Backpacking Tent

Catering to fast and light backcountry travelers, thru-hikers and touring cyclists, the Mountain Hardwear SuperMega UL 2 backpacking tent offers freestanding geometry and full weather protection in a 2 pound 2 ounce package!

Mountain Hardwear
SuperMega UL 2

  • 2 Person
  • Ultralight backpacking tent
  • Rating:
  • Price: $449.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
NEMO Dagger 3P 3-Season Backpacking Tent

New for 2015! A versatile and feature-rich option for backpacking or camping, the NEMO Dagger 3P effectively balances, weight, performance, and roominess. Dual doors and vestibules, internal storage, and a voluminous interior maximize livability.

NEMO
Dagger 3P

  • 3-person
  • Built in privacy panel
  • Price: $499.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Big Agnes Super Scout UL 2  3-Season Backpacking Tent

The lightweight and versatile Big Agnes Super Scout UL 2 is a trekking pole (NOTE: poles not included) pitched tent built especially for backpackers. A massive front vestibule provides a wealth of external storage space.

Big Agnes
Super Scout UL 2

  • 2-Person
  • Ultra-lightweight trekking pole shelter
  • Price: $399.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Big Agnes Blacktail 2 3-Season Backpacking Tent

New for 2015! The Big Agnes Blacktail 2 tent is an excellent balance of livability, durability and affordability. This combination makes the Blacktail 2 a great option for 3-season backpacking or camping.

Big Agnes
Blacktail 2

  • 2-Person
  • Free standing, backpacking tent
  • Price: $249.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Marmot Earlylight 2P 3-Season Backpacking Tent

Designed to appeal to entry-level backpackers and no-frills enthusiasts, the Marmot Earlylight 2P tent offers exceptional 3-season functionality at an unbelievable price!

Marmot
Earlylight 2P

  • 2 Person
  • No-frills performance at an affordable price
  • Rating:
  • Price: $228.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Kelty Classic Bivy

Featuring an oversize rectangular cut, the Kelty Classic Bivy provides backpackers with a secure, waterproof sleeping shelter that has space for a bag and pad plus a bit of extra wiggle-room.

Kelty
Classic Bivy

  • 1-Person
  • Roomy, protective bivy
  • Rating:
  • Reg. Price: $89.95
    $71.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Big Agnes Seedhouse SL 1 (2014) 3-Season Backpacking Tent

With a packed weight of less than 3 pounds, the Big Agnes Seedhouse SL 1 is a lightweight favorite. The shape of the tent provides more usable interior volume than most other one-person tents, making it ideal for solo backpackers.

Big Agnes
Seedhouse SL 1 (2014)

  • 1-Person
  • Classic Big Agnes backpacking tent
  • Rating:
  • Price: $279.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Kelty Trail Bivy

Featuring an oversize mummy cut, the Kelty Trail Bivy provides backpackers with a secure, waterproof sleeping shelter that has space for a bag and pad plus a bit of extra wiggle-room.

Kelty
Trail Bivy

  • 1-Person
  • Lightweight, trail-worthy bivy
  • Reg. Price: $89.95
    $71.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Marmot Traillight 2P 3-Season Backpacking Tent

Durable construction with full weather protection, the Marmot Traillight 2P is a value-priced 2-person tent designed for 3-season backpacking and camping. A footprint is included at no additional cost.

Marmot
Traillight 2P

  • 2-Person
  • Affordable and weather-worthy
  • Rating:
  • Price: $198.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Exped Gemini II 3-Season Backpacking Tent

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

Exped
Gemini II

  • 2-Person
  • Roomy, lightweight backpacking tent
  • Rating:
  • Price: $488.99
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Kelty Outfitter Pro 4 3-Season Backpacking Tent

Built to deliver maximum durability, the Kelty Outfitter Pro 4 is an ideal choice for anyone spending many nights outdoors in varying conditions. Sturdy construction ensures reliable 3-season backpacking performance.

Kelty
Outfitter Pro 4

  • 4-Person
  • Clean, durable, field-repairable design
  • Reg. Price: $359.94
    $287.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Big Agnes Slater UL 3+ 3-Season Backpacking Tent

The Big Agnes Slater UL 3+ features lightweight packability, a roomy interior and an enormous front vestibule that makes the tent an extremely livable option for 3-season backpacking or bicycle touring.

Big Agnes
Slater UL 3+

  • 3-Person
  • Excellent balance of weight and space
  • Price: $549.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Big Agnes Bitter Springs UL 2 3-Season Backpacking Tent

New for 2015! Offering ultralight-weight, versatile performance for two backpackers, the Big Agnes Bitter Springs UL2 is pitched with two trekking poles (not included) and has a packed weight of just 2 pounds, 12 ounces.

Big Agnes
Bitter Springs UL 2

  • 2-Person
  • Unique set-up requiring a set of trekking poles
  • Price: $399.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Big Agnes Foidel Canyon 2 3-Season Backpacking Tent

New for 2015! The Big Agnes Foidel Canyon 2 tent is an excellent balance of livability, durability and versatility. This combination makes the Foidel Canyon 2 a great option for 3-season backpacking or camping.

Big Agnes
Foidel Canyon 2

  • 2-Person
  • 3+ season free standing, backpacking tent
  • Price: $649.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Big Agnes Foidel Canyon 3 3-Season Backpacking Tent

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

Big Agnes
Foidel Canyon 3

  • 3-Person
  • 3+ season free standing, backpacking tent
  • Price: $699.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
NEMO Hornet 1P 3-Season Backpacking Tent

New for 2015! The ultra-lightweight (1 lb, 10 oz) NEMO Hornet 1P solo tent offers fast-paced, minimalist-oriented backpackers a sturdy weatherproof freestanding shelter at a fraction of the bulk and weight they’d traditionally expect.

NEMO
Hornet 1P

  • 1-Person
  • Lots of livable space in an ultralight tent
  • Price: $319.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
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