These are my picks for the best backpacking tents of 2017. With a huge range of tents for sleeping soundly in the elements, swags to keep you cosy in the outback, gazebos for shielding your camp set up, beach shades to keep the sun off your back, awnings to make the most of your 4WD vehicle, screen rooms to keep the mozzies and flies at bay, and all the accessories you could ever need to accompany them - scroll on through our range, and you'll find it all.
This type of tent is equipped with built-in very flexible hoops so that when the tent is unpacked, it springs into shape immediately, and so is extremely easy to set up. Such tents are usually single-skinned and are generally aimed at the one-season or children's end of the market; their high flexibility makes them unsuitable for use in windy situations.
This tent is a little more work than your typical square or rectangular tent but when you are able to stand up straight in nearly the whole tent (because the walls are near vertical) giving you more usable floor space than the typical tent you will appreciate it a whole LOT more than other tents.
The simple, lightweight body means it's a perfect one- or two-person backpacking tent, and the 20D water-resistant, PU-backed ripstop nylon rainfly with integrated vestibules lets you batten down the hatches when the weather turns—keeping you, your comrade, and gear dry.