When selecting a tent, look at the same factors you’d scrutinize when buying a house: location, size, and amenities. First up, where are you pitching camp? The deeper you lug gear into the woods, the more weight matters. If you’re heading into high-alpine environments or anywhere you might encounter serious weather, you need something with thicker fabric and more poles.
A good tent should be lightweight, durable, weather-proof, and a cinch to set up, and all these factors can make it difficult to narrow down your choices….especially when you have to factor in the price tag. In this post, learn the most important factors to consider when shopping for a new tent and get recommendations for some of the best 2-person tents for backpacking.
Top 5 Spots: Bassett Island in Grand Traverse Bay -Fisherman's Island State Park (near Charlevoix) -Bewabic State Park (U.P.) -Ossineke State Forest (Thunder Bay) -Pictured Rocks, 12 Mile Beach Campground