Best Camping Tents For 2 People

If you are in search of a camping shelter for you and your partner, or just want a solo option with plenty of space, check my selection of best camping tents for 2 people from the best-known brands.

The focus here is on diversity so you have two person camping tents in all shapes. This implies tunnel tents, dome tents, cabin-style tents, and bell-shaped tents. The same diversity applies to the materials, you will see more about this in the text below.


My list of best 2 person camping tents

The tents in the list are ordered by the inner floored area from smaller to larger. But note that some of them have lots of space under vestibules.

 

Perhaps you do not know, but the names presented above are the best-known brands in the outdoor industry. Note also that this is not a popularity contest, so the focus is on quality.

I hope you will love the products I present below, I choose only the best that is on the market, those that I can fully recommend, and present them here in the site. Just a heads up that as an associate of Amazon and other sellers, I may earn some commission from qualifying purchases of products bought via links on this page, at no additional cost for you.


1. Big Agnes Copper Hotel HV UL2 Tent

Big Agnes Copper Hotel HV UL2 Tent.
Big Agnes Copper Hotel HV UL2 Tent.

This tent is in fact in also my list of ultralight backpacking 2 person tents. But when you see the picture above you might realize why it is here. It allows for two large awnings, and it has a gigantic porch. The tent is formally a dome-style structure or better to say an extended dome.

The letters HV in the name mean ‘high volume’ while and UL mean ‘ultra-light’. So this is an incredibly versatile tent, but let me show the numbers first.

The inner floor area is not so impressive, you have 29 ft² (2.7 m²). However, the poles are pre-bent and you have more volume than in an ordinary dome structure. The mentioned porch and a vestibule add extra space so you have 65 ft² (6.1 m²) in total. This should be great for two people no matter where you use it.

The tent weighs only 3 lb 13 oz (1.73 kg), so the total protected area/weight ratio is 3.5 m²/kg, and this is excellent. You have top-quality DAC Featherlite NFL aluminum poles. The fabric is silicone treated, and this is random rip-stop nylon with a 1200 mm waterproof polyurethane coating.

The tent is nicely ventilated because of several vents plus the mesh canopy. The peak height is not so great, the tent is low, you have 41 inches (104 cm), but this low profile and aerodynamic shape make it suitable for windy places. The packed size is (L x D) 19.5 x 5 inches (50 x 13 cm).

What I like:

  • Huge protected area.
  • Large doors.
  • Versatile.
  • Great ventilation.

What I dislike:

  • The price.


2. Vango Omega 250 Tent

Vango Omega 250 Tent.
Vango Omega 250 Tent.

This is a very typical tunnel-type tent supported by three loops. The inner area is not particularly large, you have only around 3 square meters. But there is a large front room or porch so that the tent offers 64 ft² (6 m²) of the protected area.

The organization is excellent, you have 2 doors and 2 solid windows. The shell is Vango’s Protex 70D polyester with an impressive 5000 mm hydrostatic head. The floor of the inner tent and the removable groundsheet in the porch area are a 70D material but you have 6000 mm rating.

All seams are factory taped. The floor is bathtub style. They claim that the fabric is weather tested by a certified test center and it is beyond the European standard EN59. They use Vango’s PowerLite 7001-T6 aluminum alloy poles, so they are lightweight and durable. The tent has been recommended for use by the DofE Award Association.

What I like:

  • Great waterproof rating.
  • Solid windows.
  • Huge porch/living room.
  • Compact.

What I dislike:

  • Not sewn-in floor in the living room.
  • A bit low.


3. Crua Duo Dome Tent

Crua Duo Dome Tent.
Crua Duo Dome Tent.

This Crua Duo Dome Tent is not here because of its exceptional comfort but because of its unique features and versatility. It is included also in my list of extreme cold weather camping tents.

So you have a rather standard shell tent that is polyester but with a huge waterproof rating of 5000 mm. It is on the right in the picture above. You can use it as a single-layer 3-season camping tent for two people.

But you can see in the picture on the left that it has an insulated inner cocoon. It fits nicely inside and it insulates it as if you would use a top-quality sleeping bag. This cocoon you can use in wintertime with the shell or without it. You can use it also with any larger camping tent inside which it can fit. So this is a set for all seasons and all climates.

The cocoon tent has air beams instead of poles. The shell tent is supported by quality aluminum poles that are 8.5 mm in diameter. You also have included 13 aluminum stakes 7 inches (18 cm) long.

The main tent measures 9.8 x 4.9 ft (299 x 149 cm) with the front porch included. The inner area is 35.5 ft² (3.3 m²) and the total covered area is 48 ft² (4.45 m²). The tent is aerodynamic and low profile with its 4.1 ft (125 cm) peak height.

The shell tent weighs 5 lb (2.2 kg) and its packed size is (L x D) 21 x 6 inches (53 x 15 cm). This is good to know if you use it on its own. The cocoon is very bulky and it weighs 15 lb (6.8 kg).

You will want to know also that three of such Duo Tents or just its shells can be zipped into Crua Dome 6 Person Tent and in such a configuration you have a huge central dome plus the insulated side tents. In such a setup they call it Crua Clan.

What I like:

  • Versatility.
  • Insulation.
  • Overall quality.

What I dislike:

  • The cocoon is bulky.


4. Slumberjack In-Season 2 Tent

Slumberjack Adult In-Season 2 Tent.
Slumberjack Adult In-Season 2 Tent.

This extraordinary tent is for two people but you have three doors and three vestibules. This implies lots of options to store your gear and to organize the space. You can choose from which size to enter the tent and some of the vestibules can be used only for storage.

The inner area is good enough for two people, you have 38.7 ft² (3.6 m²), but with the vestibules, the total protected space is 72.4 ft² (6.7 m²).

The tent can be described as built for all seasons. There are 5 poles that create 7 intersections, and this makes it very strong. The doors have mesh windows, but they are also with zippered panels to prevent cold drafts. The inner tent is all taffeta, but there is a vent area on the canopy.

The peak height is 44 inches (112 cm) so the tent is low profile. The packed size (L x D) is 20 x 7.5 inches (51 x 19 cm). Note that you can create an awning with the help of trekking poles.

The poles are 7001 series aluminum and 14 stakes are also aluminum. The fly is 68D polyester with a 1200 mm waterproof rating. The floor is a 75D polyester and with a 3000 mm rating. The inner tent walls are also 68D polyester taffeta.

What I like:

  • 3 Doors.
  • 3 Vestibules.
  • 4 Season tent.
  • Awning configuration.
  • Very strong structure.

What I dislike:

  • A bit low.


5. WHITEDUCK Mini Regatta Canvas Bell Tent

WHITEDUCK Mini Regatta Canvas Bell Tent
WHITEDUCK Mini Regatta Canvas Bell Tent.

This tent is built completely in the style of large tents of this brand. But this is a small structure with a peak height of 5’ 2” (160 cm). The floor area is 48 ft² (4.5 m²) and this is all the space you have, there are no vestibules. The base is round with an 8 ft (2.5 m) diameter.

The tent is built from a breathable cotton canvas and it is bell-shaped with only one main central pole which is aluminum with a 1.181” (30 mm) diameter and 0.078″ (2 mm) thickness. But there is also an A-frame for the door with a 0.748″ (19 mm) diameter and 0.047″ (1.2 mm) thickness aluminum.

The tent is built with one door shown in the picture, and this is a two-layer construction with mesh and panels. There are also 3 windows. Note that there are also 3 roof vents, so this is a tent with excellent ventilation.

The fabric is 100% cotton 8.5 oz and this is Army Duck canvas, they write it is rain-tested, mildew tested, and that it is UV resistant. The mesh areas are with a no-see-um mesh. On the bathtub floor, you have a sewn-in seam-taped biodegradable PE 7.5 oz. Also included are 11 heavy-duty solid steel J-pegs, 11 solid steel pins that are 10 inches (25 cm) long and 6 mm thick.

The tent is heavy, the weight is 31 lb (14.1 kg). The wall height is 1’ 3” (40 cm) and the door height is 3’ 6” (110 cm). The packed size is 26 x 14 x 11 inches (66 x 36 x 28 cm).

What I like:

  • Breathable cotton canvas fabric.
  • Top-level craftsmanship.
  • Windows.
  • Vents.

What I dislike:

  • The weight.


6. Kodiak Canvas 8.5 x 6 ft Flex Bow 2 Person VX Tent 6086

Kodiak Canvas 8.5 x 6 ft Flex Bow 2 Person VX Tent 6086.
Kodiak Canvas 8.5 x 6 ft Flex Bow 2 Person VX Tent 6086.

This Kodiak Canvas tent is exceptional in several ways. It is built in the style of its larger cousins but it is low and small. So its peak height is only 4 ft (122 cm), and the area is 51 ft² (4.7 m²).

But this is an impressive cotton-canvas tent so the fabric is breathable and pleasant, suitable for all-year-round use. This is their Hydra-Shield, very durable and watertight. The fabric on the roof is 10 oz/m² and the walls are a bit thinner 8.5 oz/m². The main body is single layer and the openings (doors and windows) are mesh plus canvas. The floor is bathtub-style vinyl, very durable 13.5 oz/m², with polyester reinforcement.

The frame is steel, and this includes two very thick legs poles and tensioned spring steel rods on the roof. With such materials it cannot be light, so the weight is 30.5 lb (13.8 kg). the packed size (L x D) is 30 x 10 inches (75 x 25 cm).

The tent has 2 doors and 2 + 2 windows. This means that you have those separate triangular windows on the sides and two windows on its doors. The tent is not freestanding, but you have 10 stakes included, they are 12 inches (30 cm) long steel.

What I like:

  • Breathable fabric.
  • Windows.
  • Great area.
  • Great ventilation.
  • Top-level craftsmanship.

What I dislike:

  • The weight.

Final thoughts

So this was my selection of best camping tents for 2 people, and I hope you realize how exceptional these tents are. If you are still not sure what to choose, here are a few tips.

The materials

The materials used in the construction of these tents are very different and this affects their weight and performance. So regarding fabric, you have cotton canvas and synthetic tents. Cotton canvas is always the best, but this is a heavy and bulky material. On the other hand, you have seen an example of an ultralight synthetic tent that can be used even for backpacking.

The support is by poles and by air beams. So solid poles are either aluminum or steel, and this affects the total weight of course. If you plan to use the tent exclusively at places with a car access, you can simply disregard the weight. But think also about the packed size, some are really bulky.

Protection & best use

This is related to the issue of materials. Some of the tents here are unique, you have seen a great example of an insulated tent so you can use this in the most extreme conditions. So some of the tents are 4-season and some are 3-season tents, and there are big differences within each of these two groups.

Versatility is related to both of the criteria mentioned above. If you want a tent that is good enough both for the trail and for camping, you have a great example in the text above.

Editor’s Choice tent

The tent shown below is my choice tent because it is for all seasons and it is still compact and light enough to be transported in all possible ways. This is a great combination of value for the money. It has been on the market for many years already, tried and tested by many people.

Multiple storage options & 4-season tent
Slumberjack Adult In Season 2 Tent.

Product Name: Slumberjack Adult In Season 2 Tent

Product Description: This tent offers three vestibules for storage, plus an awning, and it is suitable for all seasons. This is why it si my choice.

Brand: Slumberjack

SKU: B014VWIGKI

MPN: 58756716

  • Features - 9.7/10
    9.7/10
  • Design - 9.8/10
    9.8/10
  • Quality & craftsmanship - 9.6/10
    9.6/10
9.7/10

Summary

This is an excellent tent and my rating is appropriately high.

Sending
User Review
6.82/10 (5 votes)

Please see more in this video:

If you need something larger please check my list of 3-person and 4-person camping tents. But see also the list with best 4 person cabin tents.

Thank you for reading. Let me know if you have questions or comments there is a comment box below. Have a nice day.

Explore Peru.

Leave a Comment