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Best Summer Camping Tents in 2022

Mountain Hardware Tent camping

With so many brands and styles of tents out there, it can be hard to decipher which tent is perfect for your style of summer camping. Picking the right tent is crucial to the success of your overnight outdoor adventures. Waking up with all your gear soaking wet or having a sleepless night due to overcrowding is never great for morale. Whether your focus is car camping or going to lightweight backpacking, we came up with our favourites to give you insight on the best tent for you.



For the Enthusiasts

2022 MSR Hubba Hubba Tent with tent fly and door open

MSR Hubba Hubba - 2022 Update

If you’re the type of adventurer who enjoys multi-day camping trips with longer hikes between camps, the MSR Hubba Hubba will be your new best friend. It’s designed for backpackers who need a tent that can do it all while still being compact and lightweight in your backpack. We deem it the most liveable and lightweight 3 season tent for two people.

The roomy interior and quick setup will be a dream when you hike into camp late at night and have an early start the next morning. You’ll also rest easy at night with the virtually indestructible poles and long-lasting waterproof coating keeping you protected if the weather goes south. The MSR Hubba Hubba lets you experience the best of the backcountry and outdoors, even when you’re camped out in the tent.



Weekend Warriors

2022 MSR Elixir 2 person tent

MSR Elixir 2

Whether you’re planning your first camping trip or your 20th, we have a versatile tent that checks off all the boxes. The MSR Elixir 2 is an extremely livable performance camping and backpacking tent. It’s also easy to assemble and comes at a great price for the quality and functionality of the tent.

This spacious outdoor living space has plenty of room for two people and gear. The Elixir 2 features 35% larger vestibules than its predecessor, as well as two large doors. The breathable mesh fabric combined with a solid canopy fabric provides ventilation, warmth, and privacy. You can’t beat this trusty companion for your camping adventures.



Car Camping

Mountain Hardware Mineral King 2 person tent

Mountain Hardware Mineral King

If you are into spacious living and star gazing, the Mountain Hardware Mineral king two or three person tent is ideal for you. It's perfect for car camping adventures where weight and size is not a huge importance but comfort and space are. The mineral king has a completely mesh canopy which is ideal for star gazing. This tent is simple and easy to pitch so ideal for new campers. Simply put, this tent is perfect entry level tent for car camping or short hikes.



If you have any questions about what tent is best for your adventures, you can stop by any of our three locations in Whistler or Squamish. Our backcountry experts are here to help you make the best decision for your outdoor adventures.

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