A Guide To The Best Backpacking Tents
There’s never been a better time to see some of Australia’s best outdoors. With overseas travel indefinitely halted, it’s time to discover your own backyard… and man, there’s plenty of it out there!
Whether you’re backpacking from campsite to campsite, or you’re taking it to the next level and going on a multi-day hike, you’re going to need a tent. We’ve compiled together all you need to know about the best tents that will fit in or on your backpack.
Some Things To Consider
When it comes to choosing a backpacking tent, there’s three things to consider. The weight, where you’re camping, and how much you’re willing to spend.
If you’re going on an intense multi-day hike, trekking steep mountains, it makes sense that you might want a little less weight. If you’re just using your backpack like a suitcase, maybe you can afford a little extra weight.
You have to balance this, however, with when and where you’re planning to set your little escape machine up! In other words, what’s the weather going to be like? This is where you’ll want to know the Season Rating of your tent.
To The Tents!
A One Season Rating tent is designed for warm or tropical conditions. They’re breathable which is perfect for a balmy Summer eve, but you’ll be in big trouble if it rains.The Oztrail Blitz 2 Person Mesh Pop Up Tent is made just for such an occasion. This little legend weighs a tiny 1.5 kg, and is currently only $79.95! Perfect for a humid, Australian night, under the stars.
A Two Season Rating is really designed for Spring and Autumn (though you can use it in Summer if you want) and can withstand light rain and wind. The 3 Person Roman Pop Up Instant Tent is a great choice for the coming Aussie Autumn. This little tent weighs a modest 3.1 kg and is now only $89.95!
If you’re willing to squeeze in a little tighter, this tent comes in a 2 person as well, weighs a meager 2kg, and is now only $79.95.
If you prefer the classic Dome tent style, instead of a pop up tent the Oztrail Flinders 3 Person Dome Tent weighs 3kg and is available at the insane price of $49.95, and will withstand some colder temperatures too.
A Three Season Rating will get you through pretty much any conditions in Australia. Whether you’re high up a mountain, or deep in a winter camp ground in a valley. It will be fine in a light snow too.
These weigh a little more, so if you’re going in a group, give this to the strongest person to carry! The Blackwolf Classic Dome 2 Person Tent weighs in at 4kg, and is available for $149.99. If you’re on an expedition of three, then you’re in luck. The 3 person version of the Blackwolf Classic Dome is a bit heavier at 6 kg, but at only $159.95 will get you and the gang out of trouble and into a warm night’s sleep.
Finally if you’re going solo, then there is no going past one of our best sellers. The Zempire Mono Hiking Tent is made for hiking at only 1.35kg, and for a steal at $149.95, you might not ever want to sleep under a solid roof again!
So what are you waiting for!? Now it’s only a matter of where to go and when! Go on, get out there and see your beautiful, big backyard in backpacking style!