Best Lightweight Backpack Tents
When hiking with a tent you need to be very conservative with space and weight. Your backpack carries all of your items needed for your outing and you can’t overload with a bulky heavy tent.
What to Look at in Backpack Tents
A good backpacking tent will be made from lightweight materials from the fabric to the tent poles. The materials will be lightweight and sturdy. The tent will have a good design and still be compact to fit into a backpack without devouring all the space for other items. The material needs to be both able to breath and be water resistant to keep out the rain. Any good tent fabric can be treated with a waterproof sealant to increase resistance to rain. Waterproofing will also help seal and protect your tent to help it to last longer.
Designs in Backpack Tents
Backpack tents come in several different designs including pup tents and dome style tents. Keep in mind the simpler the design the less weight and space will be needed for packing. Many tents are made specifically for backpacking and will fit in most hiking backpacks. Some backpack tents are made from a combination of pup tent and dome tent designs to improve tent performance in rougher weather conditions.