If you are tall and need a tent for the trail, you will want to check this list of very long best backpacking tents for tall people from the best-known brands in this industry.

Backpacking tents are ultralight because it’s gear that you are supposed to carry on your back. Most of them are pretty long and suitable for the majority of users. But as you know, a sleeping bag takes up space, and it is not great if it touches the tent’s walls. It can become wet and heavy and lose its insulation capacity.

This can be an issue even if you are a shorter person. So imagine how this is for very tall people that can’t help but touch the side of the tent.

It is essential to keep your sleeping bag dry. This holds in particular for down-fill sleeping bags, which are usually used on the trail because of their excellent weight.

The lowest length limit for all tents is 90 inches 229 cm. You won’t find anything shorter than that, and the longest tent on our list measures 96 inches (244 cm). This is a very exclusive list, and there are not so many tents on the market with such a length.

Regarding the official capacity, you have them in the 1 – 4 person range. So this should be enough for most potential users and backpacking groups.

Our List Of Backpacking Tents For Tall People

Here are the tents ordered by length from shortest to longest:

Note that some of these tents are series representatives, so they have several options regarding capacity. Bear this in mind if you need a higher tent capacity, you can probably find the option with the same series.

1. ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1-Person Tent

  • Packed weight: 4.4 lbs
  • Dimensions: 90″ x 32″
  • Peak height: 36″
  • Floor area: 20 ft²
  • Packed size (L x D): 17.5″ x 6″

This is a solo tent and the smallest in the series, so you have more options if you need a higher-capacity tent. Thanks to its 90 inches (229 cm) length, we included it in our list.

Best Price


  • It’s made with very durable materials
  • The poles are very high quality
  • It’s a great price


  • A bit heavy & bulky

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You have one door and one vestibule under its full-coverage fly. The tent is supported by two aluminum poles 8.5 mm in diameter and is made with 7000 aluminum alloy. The fabric is a durable 75D 185T polyester with a 1500 mm coating on the fly and a 2000 mm coating on the floor. They claim it resists UV damage, and all seams are factory-taped.

Here are a few more numbers. The weight is 4 lb 4 oz (1.93 kg), the inner area is 20 square feet (1.86 m²), and the vestibule area is 10 square feet (0.93 m²). The peak height is 3 feet (91 cm), and the packed size is 17.5 x 6 inches (44 x 15 cm).

2. Marmot Tungsten UL 3P Backpacking Tent

  • Packed weight: 4.55 lbs
  • Dimensions: 90″ x 66″
  • Peak height: 38.19″
  • Floor area: 41.5 ft²
  • Packed size (L x D): 22″ x 8″

This 3-person tent has floor dimensions of 90 x 66 inches (229 x 168 cm). Note that this is a series of 4 tents, Tungsten UL 1, 2, 3, and 4, but only the Tungsten UL 3 & 4 can be described as ultra-long tents.

The letters UL describe the fact that these are ultralight tents. Here are a few numbers. The weight of this Tungsten UL 3 tent is 4 lb 5.5 oz (1.97 kg), the floor area is 41.5 ft² (3.8 m²), and the two vestibules protect 10.6 ft² + 7.8 ft² (1.71 m²) of space. The packed size is (L x D) 22 x 8 inches (56 x 20.3 cm).

Best Seller


  • The frame is very strong
  • Provides great ventilation
  • Plenty of space inside


  • Very expensive

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The tent is with two vestibules and with a full-coverage fly. The frame has two main X-crossed poles plus two ridge poles that lift the side walls and make them vertical. The poles are top-quality DAC Pressfit 9 mm diameter poles, pre-bent in the lower sections creating a bit more volume.

The fly is built from a 20D 100% polyester with Sil/PU coating that has a 1200 mm rating. On the floor, you have a 30D 100% nylon with a 2000 mm waterproof rating, and the canopy is a 15D 100% nylon No-See-Um mesh. Note that the tent is nicely ventilated with its two vents.

3. Nemo Dagger 3-Person Tent

  • Packed weight: 4.4 lbs
  • Dimensions: 90″ x 70″
  • Peak height: 42″
  • Floor area: 43 ft²
  • Packed size (L x D): 19.5 x 6.5

The floor dimensions of this tent are 90 x 70 inches (229 x 177 cm), so this is impressive for an ultralight backpacking tent that weighs only 4 lb 4 oz (1.93 kg). The inner floor is 43 ft² (4 m²), and two vestibules add 23 ft² (2.1 m²).

The tent is relatively low, with a peak height of 42 inches (107 cm), which is typical for this tent style. The packed size is (L x D) 19.5 x 6.5 inches (50 x 17 cm). You have poles that are a hubbed design with a double-Y profile, plus a cross pole that lifts the sides. This is a high-quality DAC 9.0 and 9.6 mm Featherlite NSL type.

Best Design


  • The design is excellent
  • Great in strong winds
  • Excellent ventilation


  • It was very expensive
  • Needs re-waterproofing on purchase

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The fabric is thin; it uses a 30D PU nylon ripstop floor with a 3000 mm waterproof rating, and it is bathtub-style. The fly is a 15D Sil-PU nylon ripstop with a 1200 mm rating.

The stuff sack is uniquely designed with innovative “dual-stage” split components of the tent so that users can share and carry them separately.

4. Winterial Single-Person Tent

  • Packed weight: 3.3 lbs
  • Dimensions: 90″ x 38″
  • Peak height: 28
  • Packed size (L x W x D): 19.84″ x 6.54″ x 4.17″

This Winterial Single Person Tent is an incredibly affordable and very popular bivy-type 3-season shelter with a full-coverage fly. It has been on the market for several years and is very popular.

Best Ventilation


  • Great floor space
  • Large fly tent
  • Excellent price


  • No info about the waterproof rating
  • Not much headroom

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The canopy is supported by two simple aluminum loop poles with pre-bent segments. The tent is here because of its length, which is quite impressive, 90 inches (229 cm). You have around 2 square meters of floor area.

The weight of the tent is 3.3 lb (1.5 kg), so it is not ultralight, but you have no less than 14 heavy-duty stakes in the package. Its packed size is 18 x 4.5 x 4 inches (46 x 11 x 10 cm).

5. Alps Mountaineering Mystique 1 Tent

  • Packed weight: 4.6 lbs
  • Dimensions: 94″ x 43.1″
  • Peak height: 36″
  • Floor area: 21 ft²
  • Packed size (L x D): 16″ x 6″

This Alps Mountaineering Mystique 1 Tent is one of three tents in this series, and this is the smallest. The tent is heavy, but it offers far more (per person) than any other tent on the list. This is a solo tent, but you have two doors and two vestibules, so you can keep one closed and use it as a storage space.

Best In Bad Weather


  • Two Vestibules for gear storage
  • It has a great price
  • Plenty of space inside the tent


  • It’s a bit heavy for backpacking

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The most important feature of this tent is its length which is 94.1 inches (239 cm). The peak height is 3 ft (91 cm), and the packed size is 16 x 6 inches (41 x 15 cm). The weight is 4 lb 6 oz (1.98 kg), and the inner area is 21 ft² (1.95 m²). Each of the two vestibules adds 0.88 square meters of protected space.

The fly is very durable 75D 185T polyester with a 1500 mm coating, and the floor is the same material but with a 3000 mm coating. The poles are quality 7000 series aluminum. Note that the fly has a vent on it.

6. Snugpak Ionosphere 1 Person Tent

  • Packed weight: 3.35 lbs
  • Dimensions: 94″ x 44″
  • Peak height: 27.6
  • Floor area: 22.8 ft²
  • Packed size (L x D): 18.5″ x 5.7″

The Snugpak Ionosphere 1 is an actual two-layer 3-season tent, and it’s here because of its enormous length; the base measures (L x W) 94 x 44 inches (239 x 112 cm). The weight is 3.35 lb (1520, g) and its peak height is 27.6 inches (70 cm).

Top Pick


  • Impressive waterproof rating
  • Plenty of space for tall people
  • It has a great price
  • Plenty of storage options


  • No vents
  • The door is challenging to get in and out

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This is a bivy-type tent, so it is relatively low, but you have enough space for you and your pack. You have a mesh canopy and a full-coverage fly. The mesh is a lightweight 190T polyester 50D No-See-Um type. The floor is made with 190T nylon with a 5000 mm waterproof PU coating. The fly is a durable 210T ripstop with a 5000 mm waterproof PU coating. All seams are taped.

7. Eureka Solitaire Bivy Tent

  • Packed weight: 2.19 lbs
  • Dimensions: 96″ x 32″
  • Peak height: 28″
  • Floor area: 21.33 ft²
  • Packed size (L x D): 17.5 x 4

You will not find many tents on the market that can match the length of this Eureka Solitaire Bivy Tent. Its base measures 96 x 32 inches (244 x 81 cm). So this is a roomy structure, but note that this is a bivy tent, which means very low and without vestibules. So the peak height is 28 inches (71 cm).

Best Lightweight


  • Incredibly long
  • Packs down extremely well
  • It’s super lightweight


  • Not much headroom

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The tent weighs 2 lb 19 oz (1.45 kg), including a tent with the fly, poles, stakes, and 3 stuff sacks. But its minimum weight is 2 lb 10 oz (1.19 kg). The packed size is 17.5 x 4 inches (44 x 10 cm).

The tent uses 6.3 mm fiberglass poles, and the fabric on the floor and the fly are 75D 185T StormShield polyester taffeta. The canopy is a 40D no-see-um mesh. Seams are taped, and the waterproofness rating is 1200 mm. You have one door and 2 storage pouches inside.

Final Thoughts

So this was our list of very long backpacking tents for tall people; we do not think you will find many alternatives on the market. Most of these tents are for solo use, but as mentioned above, some are part of a series, so follow the links and see more if you need a tent for more people.

Only a couple of the tents here can be described as ultralight, which are tents for multiple people. The solo tents from the same series are normally shorter, so we didn’t add them.

But if you are in a group of a few friends or with your partner, go for a 3-person or 2-person tent and share the weight. Some of them can be as light as one long solo tent.

You can also look at some of these products that match extra-long tents, like our article on extra-long sleeping pads for tall people. Please check out our list of the best backpacking quilts and compact backpacking sleeping pads; you will need them on the trail. 

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Happy trails!