In this text I give a selection of the best two-person tents for camping that are available on the market. All the tents are reliable products from renown brands.
What is included
If you need a camping tent for two people, obviously any larger tent will also do the job. The more space the better, in fact, it is never enough. In this sense, any 3-person or 4-person camping tent will be just fine. Or you can use any larger family camping tent.
But sometimes you simply might not want a larger tent due to various reasons:
- Such larger tents can be much bulkier and this can make the difference when you have to pack all your stuff in the car.
- A bigger tent is also heavier and this can be a problem if you have to carry it a bit from the car to the exact camping spot.
- Also, such bigger tents can be more complicated to set up, sometimes they have more poles, they can be taller so adding the fly is more difficult, etc.
So if you want a tent that is with the declared capacity for two people, then you are at the right place. Here you have exactly such a list. One comment though – any backpacking or hiking tent will also do the job so you can have a look in my list of such ultra-lightweight 2-person tents. But as you know, such tents are almost always so lightweight because of the small space they offer, or they are built of very thin materials that are not always pleasant to use (noisy in the wind, not great sunlight protection, etc).
My list of best 2 person camping tents
So here they are, listed by the inner area, from smaller to larger:
1. KAZOO Outdoor Camping Tent Venus 2 Person
This tent is in such a position here in the list because of its relatively small inner area that measures 28 ft² (2.6 m²). But there are 2 vestibules that add 7.5 + 7.5 ft² (0.7 + 0.7 m²). So this is a generous space for two users,
The tent is easy to use and freestanding, with aluminum poles, a huge waterproof rating, a footprint, and an incredible price. The weight is 5.29 lb (2.4 kg). Please follow the link for more.
2. Snugpak Journey Duo Tent
This Snugpak Journey Duo Tent is a 4-season tent, but it is better suited for a cooler environment. The fly is with 4000 mm rating and the floor with 5000 mm. It comes with aluminum poles and with a footprint included. You might want to know that this is also a very affordable tent. I have included it in my list of best tents for winter camping.
The reason for having it in this list of camping tents is its 4-season construction and the consequent weight. The tent weighs 7.05 lb (3.2 kg), so this is not something to carry on the trail. The inner area is 28 ft² (2.6 m²) and the vestibule area is around 10.8 ft² (1 m²). It can be used also as a solo tent for camping.
The inner tent is freestanding and supported by 3 poles, the full coverage fly creates one vestibule with the door that is shown in the picture above. There is one rear vent on the fly and it is matched with a mesh section on the inner tent. The only door here is also with a double layer section so you have mesh and panel, and this should be good enough for air cross flow and to fight condensation.
3. Big Agnes Copper Hotel HV UL2 Tent
This is the most versatile tent here on the list. In fact, it is so lightweight that it can be used as a backpacking tent. The reason for adding it to this list of camping tents is its comfort and the area as you realize from the picture.
So, see the numbers: the inner floor area is 29 ft² (2.7 m²) but the two vestibules add 9 + 27 ft² (0.9 + 2.5 m²). The total protected area is thus 65 ft² (6.1 m²). The tent is high on the list because of the small inner area, but it offers more comfort than most of the tents here. But see the weight, it is hard to believe; you have 3 lb 13 oz (1.73 kg) the packed weight.
Needless to say that you have only the best materials used in the construction of this incredible tent. Though this comes at a price, please follow the link to check for the price updates.
4. Big Agnes Copper Spur HV2 Expedition Tent
The inner area of this Big Agnes Expedition Tent is the same as in their other tent shown above, so you have 29 ft² (2.7 m²), but you also have two vestibules so the total protected area is 47 ft² (4.3 m²). Per person, this is 23.5 ft² (2.15 m²).
But the area is not the true reason for having this tent in the list. In fact, this is a convertible design and this is a very versatile tent that can be used in all seasons. The meaning of the term convertible is that you have all mesh sections with additional zippered panels and in this way you can regulate the airflow. So you can close it to preserve the warmth when it is cold and windy outside. This is a true 4-season tent.
5. Klymit Maxfield 2 Tent
This Klymit Maxfield 2 Tent is lightweight enough to be carried on the trail, it weighs 4.2 lb (1.9 kg). This is why it is also in my list of best lightweight 2 person backpacking tents. The protected space includes a floor area of 29.3 ft² (2.77 m²), plus a vestibule area for storage of 12.5 ft² (1.2 m²).
Regarding the shape, this tent is built as a tunnel structure and you have full-coverage fly and aluminum poles. The tent has one door and one vestibule, and it is nicely ventilated. All in all, this is a reliable 3-person tent suitable for both worlds, as a camping tent and as a trail shelter.
6. Kelty 2 Man Field Tent
This is very strong and durable dome shelter made in USA and built to military specifications. It comes with an incredibly high waterproof rating. The picture shows it without the fly, but it has a full coverage fly with 2 vestibules.
The tent is built very strong with its aluminum poles. The weight is 7 lb 2 oz (3.2 kg), and the floor area is 30 ft² (2.79 m²). The peak height is 43 inches (106 cm).
7. Kelty Gunnison 2 Tent With Footprint
This is a great tent by a very reliable brand. The Gunnison 2 comes with the bonus footprint included. This is very good to have with such a camping item, it will protect it from sharp objects and extend its lifetime.
This is a freestanding tent with a hub element so setting it up is easy and you can do this on any terrain. The full coverage fly and the waterproof rating of 1800 mm should offer complete protection in any weather conditions in a 3-season use.
You might want to see some numbers so here they are. The weight is 6 lb 1 oz (2.75 kg), so you could even carry it on shorter hiking tours. The floor area is 30 ft² (2.79 m²) but you also have lots of space under the two asymmetric vestibules which give 14 + 8 ft² (1.3 + 0.75 m²). Note that one vestibule allows for an awning configuration. This is a great camping item for couples.
8. Crua Cocoon Insulated Dome Tent
This Crua Cocoon 2-person tent is unlike any other tent currently on the market. This is an insulated tent with an R-value of 9. But this is also a true 4-season tent that is designed to protect you regardless of it is cold or warm outside. The walls are thick and with insulation between the two layers of fabric, and the structure is breathable.
This is also a tent with air beams instead of classic poles, so when you inflate them, it is completely freestanding. The tent is also in the category of dark rest or black-out tents, glare is removed and it is completely dark inside. Due to such a thick insulation layer, the tent also offers sound insulation.
You can use it on its own, but note that it is not waterproof, so a tarp is necessary and a footprint. But you can also use it within any larger tent.
You might want to see some numbers so here they are. It weighs 15 lb (6.8 kg), the dimensions are 6.8 x 4.4 ft (207 x 134 cm), and the total area is 29.9 ft² (2.8 m²). The packed size is excellent for such thick insulation, 24 x 12 x 12 inches (61 x 30 x 30 cm). Please follow the link for more.
9. OneTigris Cosmitto 2 Person Backpacking Tent
This is a tent with two doors and two vestibules, and the total floored area is 31 ft² (2.9 m²), while the total vestibules area is around 15 ft² (1.4 m²).
You have 7001 aluminum alloy poles and also a set of 10 good quality Y-shaped aluminum stakes. They are of general purpose and work well in every ground. Zipper are high quality YKK zippers. The tent comes with unique corner tensioners and lots of storage pouches. The weight is 5.4 lb (2.45 kg).
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10. KLYMIT Cross Canyon Tent 2 Person
The KLYMIT Cross Canyon Tent 2 Person is the smallest in the series of 3 tents. This series is their second tent series ever built after their first-ever Maxfield series.
So this is a dome-style tent with aluminum poles, and 2 doors & 2 vestibules. The tent is ventilated and you have roof vents. The tent weighs 6 lb (2.7 kg) and its inner floor area is 31 ft² (2.94 m²). The vestibules area is 15 ft² (1.4 m²).
11. Eureka Summer Pass 2 Person Tent
This is a new tent on the market and with the weight which puts it in between backpacking and camping tents. So the weight is 5.06 lb (2.3 kg), and the inner area is 31.9 ft² (2.96 m²). But it has two asymmetric vestibules that add extra 20.1 ft² (1.87 m²) so the total area is 52 ft² (4.8 m²).
The tent has a hubbed aluminum pole design, and it comes with a footprint included. Can tell you this is a very affordable tent in view of all these features.
The fly is with two vents and with a 1500 mm waterproof rating. The same polyester is used also for the floor but here you have a 2000 mm waterproof coating. The inner tent is all mesh.
12. REI Co-op Groundbreaker 2 Tent
If you want a simple dome-style tent with minimal fly, this REI Co-op Groundbreaker 2 Tent is the one to consider. It is freestanding and easy to use. You have one door and 2 windows on this tent.
The poles are fiberglass and the tent is very affordable. Here are some numbers. The weight is 4 lb 13 oz (2.18 kg) and the floor area is 31.8 ft² (2.96 m²). The packed size is reasonable (L x D) 22 x 7.5 inches (56 x 19 cm), and the peak height is 40 inches (102 cm).
13. Eureka Mountain Pass 2 Backpacking Tent
This Eureka tent comes with the bonus footprint included so the weight with the footprint is 5 lb 9 oz (2.52 kg). This makes it suitable also for hikers and backpackers. Note also that this is a convertible design. This means that you have removable zippered panels that you can keep in winter conditions, or you can remove them when you use it in the summertime. This also affects the weight a bit, but this is a versatile 4-season tent.
You have two asymmetric doors and asymmetric vestibules and the inner area is 32 ft² (3 m²) and you also have 10.8 + 7.6 ft² (1 + 0.7 m²) under the vestibules.
14. Alps Mountaineering Chaos 2 Tent
This Alps Mountaineering Chaos 2 tent is an excellent 3-season shelter with aluminum poles and two vestibules that provides enough space and full protection for two users. It offers a floored area of 33.4 ft² (3.1 m²), plus 17.2 ft² (1.6 m²) under its two vestibules.
The tent has 2 doors and a full-coverage fly. The mentioned poles are a 7000 series aluminum with an 8.5 mm diameter, and the fabric is a 75D 185T polyester fly with a 1500 mm coating. The floor is the same 75D 185T poly taffeta but with a 3000 mm coating. All seams are factory-sealed. The tent weighs 6 lb 8 oz (2.95 kg) so this is what makes it a camping tent and not a tent for the trail.
15. Big Agnes Blacktail Hotel 2 Tent
This tent is the smaller from their Blacktail Hotel series. The floor area of 33 ft² (3.1 m²) may not look so large, but you have also two asymmetric vestibules that offer 28 + 9 ft² (2.6 + 0.8 m²). So this is a huge protected space to store your gear.
This is a nicely ventilated extended dome type tent with aluminum poles, 2 doors, and I see it most suitable for a warmer climate and up to 2 seasons use.
Big Agnes uses quality materials, so here you have the fly and floor that are a polyester with a PU coating with a 1500 mm waterproof rating. All seams are factory taped. The inner tent is a combination of a breathable polyester taffeta and mesh. The weight is 6 lb 2 oz (2.78 kg), and overall dimensions are 142 x 90 in (360 x 229 cm).
16. Mountain Hardwear Mineral King 2 Tent with Footprint
This Mountain Hardwear Mineral King 2 Tent with Footprint offers an inner area of 33 ft² (3.1 m²), plus 18.75 ft² (1.7 m²) under its two vestibules.
You have here a quality shelter with DAC aluminum poles, and most suitable for the warmer part of the year. There ar3 2 doors and 2 vestibules, a footprint is included, and its waterproof rating is very good. So you have full protection from the elements and from insects.
17. Coleman 2 Person Skydome Camping Tent
As you see from the picture, this Coleman 2 Person Skydome Camping Tent is a dome structure with a partial fly. It is very easy to use and with pre-bent poles that create more headroom and steep sidewalls. Note also that it has a unique poles attachment system with small pockets in the corners.
The poles are fiberglass, the tent is fully freestanding, and the price is simply incredible. It weighs 8.73 lb (4 kg) so it is a bit heavy and most suitable for car camping. The area is 35 ft² (3.2 m²).
18. MOON LENCE Camping Tent 2 Person Dome
This MOON LENCE Camping Tent 2 Person Dome is a simple structure as you realize from the picture. It is very easy to use and nicely ventilated, there is a large floor vent on the backside.
The tent is fully freestanding, and it has 2 windows and one door. The poles are fiberglass. It weighs 5.95 lb (2.7 kg) and this is a bit too heavy for the trail, this is why I have included it here in the list. It offers an area of 34.4 ft² (3.2 m²). You will want to know that this tent is incredibly affordable.
19. Coleman Sundome 2 Tent
This tent is nicely designed and with some great features. But the main reason for adding it to the list here is its price. So if you are on a budget and need something for occasional outdoor trips, I do not think you will find anything more affordable. But I do not suggest using it in an area where you expect lots of rain.
This is a summer camping tent and to be used in a warmer and dry climate. Coleman is a renown brand and this is one of the most popular tents on the market.
20. Kelty Rover 2 Tent
As you realize from the picture, this is a classic A-shaped structure, so if you are nostalgic about your early outdoor days, this tent is built to bring the memories back. The poles which you see here are steel, and you have one more on the back. So this is a very simple construction with durable materials and with a decent waterproof rating of 1800 mm.
The weight is 6 lb (2.8 kg) and the floor area is 35 ft² (3.25 m²). Note that they have a tarp built specifically for this tent so you can attach it to the front and have a great awning. You can see it if you follow the link to my review.
21. Crua Duo Dome Tent
There are several reasons for having this Duo Dome tent on the list here. As a 2-person tent, it offers quite a comfort in view of its width which is 58.7 inches (149 cm), and the front vestibule. By the weight, 5 lb (2.2 kg), it is in between the backpacking and camping tents, and this makes it very versatile.
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But its versatility is even better than you think. It is designed to accommodate the Crua Cocoon insulated tent with the R-value 9, so imagine, in such a combination you can use it anywhere regardless of how low the temperature can be. It is also designed to be used together with the Crua Core 6 tent in the combination which they call the Crua Clan.
22. Mountainsmith Morrison Evo 2 Tent
This is a celebrated tent and for all good reasons. So see some. You have a footprint included as well as a gear loft. The tent is freestanding with 2 doors and with 2 vestibules. So you have plenty of space to store the gear. Having the footprint, you can use it in the fast fly variant as well.
Let’s see some numbers. The packed weight is 6 lb 9 oz (2.98 kg) and the fast fly weight (without tent body, but with footprint) is 4 lb (1.81 kg). The packed size is great, only 17 x 8 inches (43 x 20 cm), and the floor area is 36 ft² (3.34 m²). The area under the two vestibules is 19 sq ft (1.77 m²). The tent comes with a great price tag, please check for the updates in the link below.
23. Alps Mountaineering Lynx 2 Person Tent
This Lynx 2 is a simple 2-pole structure, but those are aluminum 8.5 mm diameter poles, and you have a full coverage fly. The tent is with two doors and two vestibules, so the inner area is 37.5 ft² (3.48 m²), and the two vestibules add 20 ft² (1.9 m²) in total. The fly attaches to the poles in the corners so the structure is freestanding.
The tent is a bit heavy and this is why I have included it here and not in the backpacking tents. It weighs 5 lb 15 oz (2.69 kg), but the materials are durable. On the other hand, the packed size is great, only 20 x 6 inches (51 x 15 cm). So I find it best suited for car camping, cyclists, kayakers, etc.
The waterproof rating is 1500 mm for the fly and 2000 mm for the floor. The ventilation is good with its two roof vents, and you also have two windows on the fly. Note that the price is without a match, please follow the link to see more.
24. ALPS Mountaineering Meramac 2 Person Tent
This Meramac 2 tent is nicely positioned here in the list because of its inner area. So you have 38 ft² (3.5 m²) and this means 19 ft² (1.75 m²) per person. But as you realize from the picture, this is a tent without vestibules so this is all the area you have.
The tent is nicely built, with two doors that are on the opposite sides and under the brim, you see one in the picture. This is a fully freestanding design so even after putting the fly you can still move it around and rotate. There are only two main poles and one short brow pole that creates those small awnings.
Ventilation is good here, you have large mesh sections under the fly, and the two brims allow for keeping the doors with mesh only most of the time, so you can always have good air circulation. The waterproof rating is also very decent for such a tent, you have 1500 mm. The price is without a match, please follow the link to check for updates.
25. Slumberjack In-Season 2 Tent
Here you have a really extraordinary tent designed for two people but with three doors and three vestibules. So you have an inner area of 38.7 ft² (3.6 m²) but the total protected space is 72.4 ft² (6.7 m²).
The tent is built for all seasons. This implies that you have 5 poles that create 7 intersections, so the structure is very strong. On the other hand, all three doors have parts that can be unzipped and here you have both mesh and panels, so the airflow can be regulated to prevent cold drafts in a winter environment, or to have fresh air in a warm environment. The rest of the inner tent is all taffeta except for a vent on the ceiling.
As you realize from the picture, one of the 3 vestibules is designed to create an awning with the help of your trekking poles. I should add also that the tent comes with a really affordable price tag, so please follow the link for more.
26. Eureka Suite Dream 2 Tent
This is a very affordable tent with a full-coverage fly (not shown in the picture) that offers complete protection from elements. You have 2 doors and 2 vestibules, and one extra feature is two solid windows on the main vestibule.
The Suite Dream 2 comes with a unique pole system, you have two standard poles that create a dome, plus one Y-shape pole which lifts the front wall and makes it completely vertical. The tent comes with bonuses, so you a footprint included plus a gear loft, and many pockets to store your items.
27. KAZOO Outdoor Camping Tent Mercury
This KAZOO Outdoor Camping Tent Mercury is an interesting dome-style freestanding structure with a hexagonal base. It is supported by three fiberglass poles, and this makes it very strong and stable.
It comes with two doors, and two windows unusual to see in a dome tent. The fabric is with a very high waterproof rating. The tent weighs 7.67 lb (3.48 kg) and it offers an area of 40 ft² (3.7 m²). Note also that the price is really great.
28. Kodiak Canvas 8.5 x 6 ft Flex Bow 2 Person VX Tent 608
This Kodiak Canvas VX tent is what its name says, a cotton canvas tent suitable for all-year-round use. The fabric is breathable but waterproof and it creates a cool atmosphere in a warm climate. On the other hand, in a cold climate, it insulates better than any synthetic tent.
The frame is steel, so you have very thick poles and also spring steel rods in the roof structure. The structure is with 2 side windows and with two doors that are also with windows on them.
You might want to see some numbers, so the area is 51 ft² (4.7 m²) and this is lots of space for two campers. But this is also a rather heavy structure that weighs 30.5 lb (13.8 kg). Please follow the link for more.
29. Mountainsmith Mountain Tipi
This Tipi is a single aluminum pole structure with an inner tent and the fly, and with a 4000 mm rating for the floor. This is a classic design but with modern and advanced materials. So what you have here is a nice 3-season tent which offers full protection from elements and from insects.
The area is 54.7 ft² (5.1 m²) so this is plenty of space for the declared 2-person capacity. Note that the height is adjustable in the range of 62 – 66 inches (157 – 168 cm).
The structure is with a single entrance, so you have a zippered door on the fly paired with the other on the inner mesh tent. It is ventilated, you have three vents on the fly.
30. Vango Omega 250
Here you have something exceptional. This is a tunnel-type tent which offers a huge area in its 2 rooms. You have around 6 square meters (64 ft²), and this means 3 m² (32 ft²) per person, so imagine how luxurious an option this is.
The tent is with 2 doors and you also have 2 PVC windows. So this is a fully enclosed design suitable for a cooler environment. Note that the waterproof rating is as impressive as everything else; you have 5000 mm for the tent’s body and 6000 mm for the floor.
Final thoughts & Editor’s Choice
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