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Choosing the Right 2 Person Backpacking Tent

Tents have come a long way since the old days of heavy canvas and wood poles. Today's tents are light-weight, and the tents fold down to slip in your backpack leaving plenty of room for precious cargo. At Canopy Mart we suggest learning about the different fabrics and styles available, and how they hold up to climate and terrain before purchasing your tent. There are some important points to consider before purchasing your 2 person backpacking tent.

Camping or Hiking

Backpacking tents come in a variety of styles, colors, shapes and sizes. Canopy Mart suggests that if you plan on covering miles, choosing a lighter weight tent is practical because a 2 person backpacking tent weighs little more than six pounds, and fits into a backpack with ease. If you are going to spending time in camp, then a few luxuries are in order. Consider color also, because it can be a safety issue depending on where you are camping.


Weather plays an important role in your choice of tent, and Canopy Mart suggests a styles and fabric that holds up to the harshest weather conditions. You want high sidewalls, and a sturdy fly, and a bathtub floor for wet weather, and for protection from insects a closed tent is the best. Enclosed tents also protect you from wind, dust and snow. Breathable walls are a nice touch that added protection from wind-blown particles.

Variety and Livability

A wide variety of fabrics are available, and the tent you choose should be selected with your outing in mind. Single and side door tents aren't as comfortable as two door tents. A two door tent provides easy of access without having to climb over your camp mate. Size is an important consideration because you want to sit or stretch out in comfort. Pole strength and the quality of guy points are other important features to consider for windy conditions.

Canopy Mart reminds you to consider weather conditions, terrain and the type of trip you are planning before you set out on your adventure. Safety is your number one concern, and being prepared for unplanned weather events, and protection against pests will help you have a safe and enjoyable trip.