It can be overwhelming (and expensive) to find the perfect backpacking tent—but we don’t think it has to be. Whether this is the first or the hundredth time you’ve trekked into the wild to set up your tent, your night out should be about rest and relaxation. That’s why we’ve rounded up our top tent picks—from single-person to family-size.

To bring you the best backpacks of 2018, we relied on our customers. These are the top rated tents in each category, rated by verified purchasers. That means real outdoorspeople actually used these tents and came back from the wilds to give us the details. Learn more below.

REI Co-op Quarter Dome 1 Tent

Best Single-Person Tent

REI Co-op Quarter Dome 1 Tent

MSRP: $279
Weight: 2 lbs. 14 oz.

“I love everything about this tent: weight, set up, head space, durability, etc. A couple of days ago while in the Sierra Nevada mountains, a friend and I experienced a severe hailstorm: one inch size hail that lasted well over an hour. My tent held up like a charm without a tear or leak.” —Reno hiker

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