If you are searching for a camping shelter for you and your partner or want a solo option with plenty of space, check out our best camping tents for 2 people from the best-known brands.

The focus here is diversity, so you’ll find two-person camping tents in all shapes and sizes, from tunnel, dome, cabin-style, and bell-shaped tents. The same variety applies to the materials, but you’ll find out more later in the article.

Our List Of Best 2-Person Camping tents

The tents on this list are ordered by the inner floored area from smallest to largest. But note that some of them have lots of space under vestibules.

The names presented above are the best-known brands in the outdoor industry. Note that this is not a popularity contest; we focus solely on quality.

1. Big Agnes Copper Hotel HV UL2 Tent

  • Packaged weight: 3.13 lbs
  • Floored area: 29 ft²
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 57.87″ x 27.95″ x 41″
  • Packed size: 19.5″ x 5″

You can also find this tent in our article on the best ultralight backpacking 2-person tents. The tent has a dome-style structure but is more of an extended dome. And this is thanks to the two large awnings and its gigantic porch.

The letters HV in the name means ‘high volume’ while UL stands for ‘ultra-light.’ So this is an incredibly versatile tent for campers that don’t like heavy tents but love extra space.

Most Lightweight


  • Huge protected area
  • Large door to get in and out
  • Provides plenty ventilation
  • It’s extremely lightweight


  • Not great in strong winds

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The inner floor area is not so impressive; you have 29 ft² (2.7 m²). However, the poles are pre-bent, which gives you more volume than in an ordinary dome structure. The mentioned porch and a vestibule add extra space, so you have 65 ft² (6.1 m²) in total. This should be great for two people, no matter where you use it.

You have top-quality DAC Featherlite NFL aluminum poles. The fabric is a silicone-treated, random rip-stop nylon with a 1200 mm waterproof polyurethane coating. And all of this only weighs 3 lb 13 oz (1.73 kg), so the total protected area/weight ratio is 3.5 m²/kg, which is excellent.

The tent is nicely ventilated thanks to the several vents and mesh canopy. The peak height is not so great, meaning the tent is low, you have 41 inches (104 cm) of headroom, but this low profile and aerodynamic shape make it suitable for windy places. The packed size is (L x D) 19.5 x 5 inches (50 x 13 cm).

2. Vango Omega 250 Tent

  • Packaged weight: 9.2 lbs
  • Floored area: 64 ft²
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 118″ x 55″ x 47″
  • Packed size: 18.8″ x 7″

This is a very typical tunnel-type tent supported by three loops. The inner area is not particularly large; you have only around 3 square meters. But there is a large front room or porch, so the tent offers 64 ft² (6 m²) of the protected area.

Best Pack Size


  • Great waterproof rating
  • Great in strong winds
  • Huge porch/living room
  • It packs down relatively well


  • No sewn-in floor in the living room
  • It’s a bit low

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The organization is excellent; you have two doors and two solid windows. The shell is Vango’s Protex 70D polyester with an impressive 5000 mm hydrostatic head. The inner tent’s floor and the removable groundsheet in the porch area are made with a 70D material with a 6000 mm rating.

The tent has been recommended for use by the DofE Award Association. They claim that the fabric is weather tested by a certified test center and is beyond the European standard EN59. They use Vango’s PowerLite 7001-T6 aluminum alloy poles, which are lightweight and durable. All seams are factory taped, and the floor is bathtub style.

3. Crua Duo Dome Tent

  • Packaged weight: 15 lbs
  • Floored area: 48 ft²
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 117.6″ x 58.8″ x 49.2″
  • Packed size: 21″ x 6″

This Crua Duo Dome Tent is not here because of its exceptional comfort but because of its unique features and versatility (we also included it on our list of extreme cold weather camping tents).

Here you have a standard polyester shell tent with a substantial waterproof rating of 5000 mm. You can use it as a single-layer, 3-season camping tent for two people.

But you can see in the picture that it has an insulated inner cocoon. It fits nicely inside and insulates it like wrapping your tent in a top-quality sleeping bag. This cocoon can be used with or without the shell during the winter. You can also use it with any larger camping tent it fits inside. So this is a set for all seasons and all climates.

Best Insulation


  • Best insulated on the market
  • It’s pretty versatile
  • It’s built with high-quality materials


  • The cocoon is bulky

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The cocoon tent has air beams instead of poles. The shell tent is supported by quality aluminum poles that are 8.5 mm in diameter. It also has 13 aluminum stakes 7 inches (18 cm) long.

The main tent measures 9.8 x 4.9 ft (299 x 149 cm), with the front porch included. The inner area is 35.5 ft² (3.3 m²), and the total covered area is 48 ft² (4.45 m²). The tent is aerodynamic and low profile with its 4.1 ft (125 cm) peak height.

The shell tent weighs 5 lb (2.2 kg), and its packed size is (L x D) 21 x 6 inches (53 x 15 cm). The cocoon is very bulky and weighs 15 lb (6.8 kg).

Another great feature is that three of these Duo Tents or just its shells can be zipped into Crua Dome 6-Person Tent, and in such a configuration, you have a substantial central dome plus the insulated side tents. When set up like this, they call it the Crua Clan.

4. Slumberjack In-Season 2 Tent

  • Packaged weight: 9.8 lbs
  • Floored area: 38.7 ft²
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 93″ x 60″ x 44″
  • Packed size: 20″ x 7.5″

This great tent is for two people and has three doors and three vestibules. You can choose which side to enter the tent on; some entrances can only be used for storage. This implies many options to store your gear and organize the space.

The inner area is good enough for two people, you have 38.7 ft² (3.6 m²), but with the vestibules, the total protected space is 72.4 ft² (6.7 m²).

Top Pick


  • An excellent four season tent
  • It’s built exceptionally well
  • Very robust in strong winds


  • It feels a bit low

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The tent can be described as an all-seasons tent. The doors have mesh windows, but they also have zippered panels to prevent cold drafts. Five poles create seven intersections, and this makes it very strong.

The peak height is 44 inches (112 cm), so the tent is low profile. The packed size (L x D) is 20 x 7.5 inches (51 x 19 cm). Note that you can create an awning with the help of trekking poles.

The poles are 7001 series aluminum, and 14 stakes are also aluminum. The fly is 68D polyester with a 1200 mm waterproof rating. The floor is a 75D polyester with a 3000 mm rating. The inner tent walls are also 68D polyester taffeta.

5. WHITEDUCK Mini Regatta Canvas Bell Tent

  • Packaged weight: 31 lbs
  • Floored area: 48 ft²
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 96″ x 96″ x 62″
  • Packed size: 26″ x 14″ x 11″

This small structure has a peak height of 5′ 2″ (160 cm). The base is round with an 8 ft (2.5 m) diameter. The floor area is 48 ft² (4.5 m²), and this is all the space you have; there are no vestibules to store your gear.

The tent is built from a breathable cotton canvas and has a bell shape with only one main central pole, which is aluminum with a 1.181″ (30 mm) diameter and 0.078″ (2 mm) thickness. But there is also an A-frame for the door with a 0.748″ (19 mm) diameter and 0.047″ (1.2 mm) thickness aluminum.

Best Yurt


  • Breathable cotton canvas fabric
  • Top-level craftsmanship
  • Plenty of space inside


  • It’s cumbersome

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The tent is built with one door shown in the picture, and this is a two-layer construction with mesh and panels. There are also 3 windows. There are also 3 roof vents, so this tent has excellent ventilation.

The fabric is 100% cotton 8.5 oz, which is Army Duck canvas; they claim it’s rain-tested, mildew-tested, and UV resistant. The mesh areas are with a no-see-um mesh. You have a sewn-in seam-taped biodegradable PE 7.5 oz on the bathtub-styled floor. Also included are 11 heavy-duty solid steel J-pegs and 11 solid steel pins that are 10 inches (25 cm) long and 6 mm thick.

The tent is heavy, weighing 31 lb (14.1 kg). The packed size is 26 x 14 x 11 inches (66 x 36 x 28 cm). The wall height is 1′ 3″ (40 cm), and the door height is 3′ 6″ (110 cm).

6. Kodiak Canvas 8.5 x 6 ft Flex Bow 2 Person VX Tent 6086

  • Packaged weight: 30.5 lbs
  • Floored area: 51 ft²
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 102″ x 72″ x 48″
  • Packed size: 30″ x 10″

This Kodiak Canvas tent is exceptional in several ways. It is built in the style of its larger cousins but this lower. So its peak height is only 4 ft (122 cm), and the area is 51 ft² (4.7 m²).

But this is an impressive cotton-canvas tent, so the fabric is breathable and pleasant, suitable for all-year-round use. The main body is a single layer, and the openings (doors and windows) are mesh plus canvas.

This is their Hydra-Shield, which is very durable and watertight. The material on the roof is 10 oz/m², and the walls are a bit thinner, 8.5 oz/m². The floor is bathtub-style vinyl, durable 13.5 oz/m², and polyester reinforcement.

Best For Car Camping


  • Breathable fabric
  • Plenty of space
  • Great ventilation


  • Not great in strong winds

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The frame is steel, including two thick legs poles and tensioned spring steel rods on the roof. Unfortunately, these materials aren’t light, so the weight is 30.5 lb (13.8 kg). the packed size (L x D) is 30 x 10 inches (75 x 25 cm).

The tent has 2 doors and 2 + 2 windows. This means you have those separate triangular windows on the sides and two on its doors. The tent is not freestanding, but you have 10 stakes included; they are 12 inches (30 cm) long steel.

Final Thoughts

So this was our selection of the best camping tents for 2 people, and we hope you realize how exceptional these tents are. If you are unsure which one to choose, here are a few tips.

The Materials

The materials used in constructing these tents are very different and affect their weight and performance. So regarding fabric, you have cotton canvas and synthetic tents. Cotton canvas is always the best, but this is a heavy and bulky material. On the other hand, you have seen an example of an ultralight synthetic tent that can be used even for backpacking.

The frame uses poles and air beams. So solid poles are either aluminum or steel, affecting the total weight. You can disregard the weight if you plan to use the tent exclusively at places with car access.

Protection & Best Use

Some of the tents here are unique, and you’ve seen a great example of an insulated tent that can be used in extreme conditions. So some tents are 4-season, and some are 3-season tents, and there are significant differences between these two groups.

Versatility is related to both of the criteria mentioned above. If you want a tent that is good enough for the trail and camping, you have a great example in the text above.

If you need something larger, please check out our list of the best 3-person and 4-person camping tents or our list of the best 4-person cabin tents.

Let me know if you have questions or comments. There is a comment box below. Have a nice day.

Fun Outdoors Team

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