It’s that time of the year when we look at the most popular tents, bivy sacks, and tent accessories, chosen by our readers over the last few months. The following is a compilation of the most purchased gear on Amazon – by our community.
– Updated 2/9/2020
MSR leads the popular tent category for expedition tents. They claim spots #1 and #2. As usual we see the 3-person size being the most popular tents.
The MSR Elixir 3-person tent (seen in the featured image and pictured right) took over the #1 position from its sibling the MSR Hubba NX 1-person tent.
- MSR Elixir 3-Person Tent
- MSR Hubba NX 1-Person Tent
- North Gear Camping Waterproof 4 Person Dome Tent
- 2 Person Tent Double Layer 4 Season
- Ledge Sports Recluse Lightweight 3 Person Tent
- Big Agnes Seedhouse SL 3 Person Tent
- Eureka Down Range Solo – 1 Person Tactical (TCOP) Tent
- Super buy Waterproof Camp Quick Tent 2-3 Person/Man
- Sy Multi Purpose Tent
- Sy Spring Outdoor Wind Proof Tent
Family Camping Tents
As usual, Coleman dominates this category, taking seven of the top ten spots! It’s a trusted brand that many families have grown up with.
8-person tents are the current favorite.
- Coleman 8-Person Red Canyon Tent
- Coleman Pop-Up Tent
- Coleman 8-Person Instant Tent (14’x10′)
- Coleman 14×8 Foot 8 Person Instant Tent
- Wenzel Dome Tent (5 Person)
- Coleman Accy Rainfly Instant 8 Person
- Wenzel Blue Ridge 14×9 Feet 2 Room Seven Person Tent
- Coleman Elite WeatherMaster 6 Screened Tent
- Coleman Hooligan Tent
- NAPIER Backroadz Full Size Crew Truck Tent
Wenzel leads this popular tents category taking spots #1 and #6. Wenzel tents are great quality and come at great price points so it’s no wonder they are leading here.
But ALPS tents are on this rise, moving up in popularity taking spots #3 and #5.
As usual, the 1 – 2 person tents are the overall favorite in this category.
- Wenzel Alpine Tent – 3 Person
- Poco Divo 2-person Family Camping Dome Backpacking Tent
- ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1 Tent: 1-Person 3-Season
- Mountainsmith Morrison 2 Person 3 Season Tent
- Alps Mountaineering Lynx 2 Person Tent
- Wenzel Sprout Kids Tent – 2 Person
- Kelty Salida 2 Tent
- Weanas Waterproof Double Layer 4 Person – 3 Season
- Kelty Trail Ridge 3 Tent
- Guide Gear 10×10′ Teepee Tent
2) Bivy Sacks
Military-styled camo bivy sacks are the usual favorite. But Outdoor Research’s contemporary designs are catching on, taking spots #5 and #4.
- Military Modular Sleep System 4 Piece with Goretex Bivy Cover and Carry Sack
- Woodland Camouflage Waterproof Bivy Cover
- Kelty Classic Bivy Tent
- Outdoor Research Helium Bivy
- Outdoor Research Bug Bivy
- Us Military 4 Piece Modular Sleeping Bag Sleep System W/gortex Bivy
- ACU Digital Bivy Cover
- Sierra Designs SFC Assault Bivy Digi-Camo
- Sierra Designs Backcountry Bivy
- Chinook Summit Bivy Bag
3) Tent Footprints
Thanks to their high quality products, ALPS Mountaineering owns this category with six out of ten spots.
- ALPS Mountaineering Tent Floor Saver (Multiple Sizes)
- ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1 Fitted Fabric Footprint
- Mountainsmith Morrison Footprint
- Alps Mountaineering Chaos 3 Fitted Fabric Footprint
- Kelty Trail Ridge 3 Footprint
- ALPS Mountaineering Zephyr 2 Tent Floor Saver
- MSR HubbaTM / HubbaTM HP Tent Footprint
- Slumberjack Trail Tent Footprint
- ALPS Mountaineering Extreme 2 Tent Floor Saver
- ALPS Mountaineering Zephyr 1 Tent Floor Saver
4) Tent Stakes
Galvanized steel stakes are the current favorite with the community. With 10-piece and 20-piece stake sets being the preferred choices.
- 20-Piece Galvanized Steel Tent Pegs
- MSR – GroundHog Stakes – 8 Pack
- Coleman 2000016444 10″ Tent Pegs
- SE 9NRC10 Set of 10 Galvanized Non-Rust Tent Peg Stakes with Green Stopper
- Raqpak Tent Stakes Aluminum Pegs 10 Pack with Pouch
- SE ET3683 Emergency Outdoor Tube Tent with Steel Tent Pegs
- 20-Piece Tent Garden Stakes Heavy Duty, Galvanized Steel Pegs Rust-Free
- 10-Piece Galvanized Steel Tent Pegs
- 7075 Aluminum Tent Stakes Ultralight Y Beam Design with Reflective Pull Cords By Tent Tools
- 10pc Glow-in-the-Dark Tent Stakes – 10.5″ Steel Peg
Updated 2/9/2020 – Lightweight and easy-to-set-up are the key’s here. So it makes sense that Kelty Noah, Coleman, and Ultimate Survival Technologies take the top 3 spots.
- Kelty Noah’s Tarp Shelter
- Coleman Instant Tent Rainfly Accessory
- Ultimate Survival Technologies BASE Tube Tarp 1.0
- ENO Pro Fly Rain Tarp
- Space All Weather Blanket
- Ultimate Survival Base Hex Tarp
- Kelty Adjustable Pole
- Aqua Quest Defender King Kamo Tarp – 100% Waterproof
- Aqua Quest Defender Tarp – 100% Waterproof Heavy Duty Nylon
- 10′ x 30′ Party Wedding Tent Gazebo Pavilion Catering Shelter White – By DELTA Canopies