Tents & Camping Shelters

Absolute Snow Hiking & Backpacking Tents Comparison Chart 2020

 

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With such a wide range of kit on the market, finding the right hiking tent can be overwhelming.  We have compiled several handy charts outlining the main specifications of each hiking tent model to help you compare and contrast before making a decision.  Specifications are taken from brands own listings and are current as of 2020.

KEY

All dimensions are taken directly from brand guides and are approximate values only.  Slight variations may exist between listed dimensions and finished product.

Weights are listed in kilograms and refer to total pack weight (with all components), and not potential trail weights which may be lower.

Lengths are listed in centimetres.

Fly/Floor materials are listed as general nylon or polyester.  Proprietary fabrics will be listed in product pages.

Fabrics are listed in denier (where given) - flysheet then groundsheet.

HH refers to hydrostatic head (water column). 

Where NA is the dimension no data has been provided by the brand.

Weights denoted with * include footprint.

1-PERSON TENT COMPARISON CHART

1 man tent spec Nordisk

 


 

MODEL
BRAND
 SEASONS 
 DOORS 
 VESTIBULES 
 FLOOR AREA M
MAX HEAD HEIGHT
 WEIGHT 
PACK SIZE
 FLY/FLOOR 
DENIER (FLY/FLOOR)
HH (FLY/FLOOR)
BIG AGNES
3
1
1
1.9
97
1.08
44x14
Nylon
NA
1200
BIG AGNES
3
1
1
1.9
104
1.5
46x17
Poly/Nylon
NA
1200/1500
BIG AGNES
3
1
1
1.8
99
0.99
43x14
Nylon
NA
1200K
BIG AGNES
3
1
1
1.9
97
1.25
33x14
Nylon
NA
1200K
BIG AGNES
3
1
1
1.77
97
1.08
30x13
Nylon
NA
1200K
EXOLIGHT
JACK WOLFSKIN
3
1
2
NA
100
1.43
43x12
Nylon
20/40
1500/5K
MACPAC
3
1
1
1.68
93
1.29
48x11
Nylon
20/40
3K/10K
MACPAC
4
1
1
2.1
100
1.6
41x14
Nylon
30/NA
3K/10K
MARMOT
3
1
1
1.8
97
1.17
52x16
Poly/Nylon
20/20
1200K
MSR
3
1
1
1.67
91
1.13
46x15
Nylon
15/15
1200
MSR
3
1
1
1.86
99
2.16
48x15
Poly/Nylon
68/70
1500/3K
MSR
3
1
1
1.67
91
0.97
46x15
Nylon
20/30
1200/3K
NIGOR
3
1
1
NA
105
0.989
48x12
Nylon
10/20
3K/10K
NORDISK
3
1
1
NA
100
2.0
50x12
Poly
68/150
3K/8K
ROBENS
3
1
1
NA
85
2.3
46x16
Polyester
75
5K/10K
SIERRA DESIGNS
3
1
1
1.6
81
1.11
34x13
Nylon
20/30
1200
HIGH ROUTE
SIERRA DESIGNS
3
1.5
1
1.54
NA
0.88
38x15
Nylon
20/20
1200
SNUGPAK
4
1
NA
NA
80
1.52
48x14
Nylon
210T/190T
5K
SNUGPAK
3
1
NA
NA
70
2
58x13
Polyester
75
4K/5K
VAUDE
3
1
1
3.6
90
1.29
40x16
Polyamide
20/30
3K/10K
HELIUM
VANGO FORCE 10
3
1
1
NA
95
1.2
40x13
Nylon
15/70
3K/6K
CAIRNGORM
VANGO
3
1
1
NA
85
1.76
35x13
Poly
70/70
5K/6K

 

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2-PERSON TENT COMPARISON CHART

2 man tent spec Nomad

 


 

MODEL
BRAND
 SEASONS 
 DOORS 
 VESTIBULES 
 FLOOR AREA M
MAX HEAD HEIGHT
 WEIGHT 
PACK SIZE
 FLY/FLOOR 
DENIER (FLY/FLOOR)
HH (FLY/FLOOR)
BIG AGNES
3
2
2
1.9
97
1.08
44x18
Nylon
NA
1200
COPPER SPUR HV EXPEDITION
BIG AGNES
4
2
2
2.7
99
2.41
46x20
Poly/Nylon
NA
1200/10K
BIG AGNES
3
2
2
2.6
99
1.13
46x14
Nylon
NA
1200
TUMBLE MTN GLO
BIG AGNES
3
2
2
2.9
109
2.35
56x15
Poly
NA
1500
BIG AGNES
3
2
2
2.7
104
1.73
50x13
Nylon
NA
1200
BIG AGNES
3
2
2
2.6
99
1.02
46x14
Nylon
NA
1200
BIG AGNES
3
1
1
2.6
102
1.19
32x14
Nylon
NA
1200K
BIG AGNES
3
1
3
2.6
104
1.7
47x17
Nylon/Poly
NA
1200/1500
BIG AGNES
3
1
1
2.6
102
0.907
39x11
Nylon
NA
1200
BIG AGNES
3
1
1
2.6
104
1.81
15x48
Poly
NA
1500
BIG AGNES
3
2
2
2.7
102
1.56
30x15
Nylon
NA
1200K
EXOLIGHT
JACK WOLFSKIN
3
2
2
NA
100
2.07
43x13
Nylon
20/40
1500/5K
KELTY
3
2
2
2.97
112
3.4
61x20
Poly
68
1800
TN2
KELTY
3
2
2
2.5
106
2.04
35x28
Nylon
40/70
1800/3K
KELTY
3
1
1
2.7
101
2.04
40x17
Poly
68/68
1800
MACPAC
4
1
1
2.35
100
2.4
43x14
Nylon
30
3K/10K
MACPAC
3
2
2
1.68
105
2.17
44x16
Poly/Nylon
20/40
1200/10K
MACPAC
4
2
1
2.97
150
3.1
55x15
Nylon
30/NA
3K/10K
MACPAC
3
1
1
2.7
100
2.3
45x15
Poly
75/NA
1500/10K
MARMOT
3
2
2
2.9
102
2.43
68x17
Poly
20/68
3K/5K
MARMOT
4
2
2
3.5
118
4.75
51x20
Poly/Nylon
50/70
3K/10K
MARMOT
3
2
2
2.8
107
1.54
61x17
Poly/Nylon
20/20
1200K
MARMOT
3
2
2
NA
107
2.52
54x18
Poly
68/68
3K/5K
MARMOT
3
2
2
NA
109
2.55
51x18
Poly
68/68
1500/2K
MSR
3
2
2
2.7
100
1.72
46x15
Nylon
20/30
1200/3K
MSR
3
2
2
2.7
91
1.33
46x15
Nylon
15/15
1200
MSR
3
2
2
2.69
102
2.77
51x17
Poly/Nylon
68/70
1500/3K
MOUNTAINSMITH
3
1
NA
5
137
0.9
40x12
Nylon
40
2000
MOUNTAINSMITH
3
2
2
3.34
114
2.9*
43x20
Poly
68/68
2K/5K
MOUNTAINSMITH
3
1
0
5.08
170
2.7
51x17
Nylon/Poly
40/68
4K
MTN HARDWEAR
3
2
2
3.1
109
2.72
61x15
Poly
68/68
2K
NIGOR
3
2
1
NA
140
3.61
50x16
Nylon
30/40
4K/10K
BEDOUIN LW
NOMAD
3
2
1
3.3
170
4.98
56x21
Poly
210T/210T
4K/7K
NOMAD
3
2
2
2.7
100
1.59
42x11
Nylon
15/20
3K/5K
NOMAD
3
1
1
2.8
105
3.0*
37x17
Poly
30/70
3K/7K
NOMAD
3
2
1
2.7
115
4.48
45x18
Poly
75/150
3K/5K
NORDISK
4
1
0
7.1
180
15.5
97x30
Polycotton
NA
NA
NORDISK
4
2
NA
NA
120
3.0
55x13
Nylon
40/NA
3K/10K
TELEMARK LW
NORDISK
3
1
1
NA
100
0.95
41x12
Nylon
10/20
2K/8K
NORDISK
3
2
1
NA
100
3.4
50x20
Poly
68/150
3K/8K
NORDISK
3
1
1
NA
100
3.0
50x15
Poly
68/68
3K/8K
NORDISK
3
1
1
NA
100
1.01
41x13
Nylon
10/20
2K/8K
NORDISK
3
1
1
NA
100
2.9
50x15
Nylon
40/40
3K/10K
ROBENS
3
2
1
NA
105
3.4
53x19
Poly
75/75
5K/10K
ROBENS
3
1
1
NA
95
2.6
50x17
Poly
75/75
5K/10K
ROBENS
3
2
1
NA
85
1.34
48x12
Poly/Nylon
20/40
2K/7K
LITETREK
SALEWA
3
1
1
2.52
100
2.47
40x19
Nylon
50/70
3K/5K
SALEWA
3
2
2
NA
95
2.63
47x20
Poly/Nylon
68/70
3K/5K
SALEWA
3
2
1
NA
110
2.33
45x18
Poly/Nylon
50/70
3000/10K
SIERRA DESIGNS
4
1
1
2.81
110
2.61
40x17
Nylon/Poly
20/68
1200/2K
CLIP FLASHLIGHT
SIERRA DESIGNS
3
1
1
2.79
106
1.76
45x17
Poly/Nylon
68/70
1500/3K
SIERRA DESIGNS
3
2
2
2.71
104
1.64
42x16
Nylon
20/30
1200
SLINGFIN
3
2
2
2.55
111
1.47
35x12
Nylon
10/20
1800
SLINGFIN
4
2
2
2.97
105
2.15
35x15
Nylon
15/20
1200
SLINGFIN
3
2
2
2.97
105
2.04
35x15
Nylon
15/20
1200
SLINGFIN
3
2
2
2.6
104
1.3
33x12
Nylon
15/20
1200
SLINGFIN
4
2
2
2.6
101
2.12
45x17
Nylon
30/30
1500
SNUGPAK
4
1
1
NA
100
2.65
43x19
Poly/Nylon
210T/190T
5000
SNUGPAK
3
1
1
NA
100
3.2
58x17
Poly
75/75
4K/5K
HEYERDAHL DOUBLE CAB
TNF
3
2
1
2.5
NA
3.71
53x25
Poly
75/70
3K/5K
VANGO
4
1
1
NA
95
3.02
46x16
Poly
70/70
5K/6K
HELIUM
VANGO FORCE 10
3
1
1
NA
95
1.42
45x14
Nylon
15/70
3K/6K
VANGO
3
2
1
NA
110
3.89
50x22
Poly
70/70
5K/6K
VANGO
4
2
2
NA
110
3.17
50x19
Poly
70/70
5K/6K
VANGO FORCE 10
4
2
2
NA
110
3.42
49x17
Nylon
30/70
5K/6K
VANGO
3
2
2
NA
115
3.6
50x20
Poly
70/70
3K/6K
VAUDE
3
2
2
2.8
110
2.65
55x22
Polyamide
40/40
3K/10K
VAUDE
3
1
1
NA
105
3.0
55x22
Poly
75/75
3K/5K
VAUDE
3
1
1
NA
105
2.7
50x20
Poly
75/75
3K/5K
VAUDE
3
1
1
3.6
90
1.29
40x16
Polyamide
20/30
3K/10K
VAUDE
3
1
1
3.3
110
1.45
45x15
Polyamide
20/30
3K/3K
VAUDE
3
1
1
4.0
95
2.6
50x17
Poly
75/70
3K/5K

 

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3-PERSON TENT COMPARISON CHART

3 man tent spec Nordisk

 


 

MODEL
BRAND
 SEASONS 
 DOORS 
 VESTIBULES 
 FLOOR AREA M
MAX HEAD HEIGHT
 WEIGHT 
PACK SIZE
 FLY/FLOOR 
DENIER (FLY/FLOOR)
HH (FLY/FLOOR)
BIG AGNES
3
2
2
3.8
110
1.76
53x15
Nylon
NA
1200
COPPER SPUR HV EXPEDITION
BIG AGNES
4
2
2
3.8
104
2.8
51x20
Poly/Nylon
NA
1200/10K
BIG AGNES
3
2
2
3.5
107
1.33
48x14
Nylon
NA
1200K
BIG AGNES
3
1
1
3.6
112
2.18
53x16
Poly
NA
1500
BIG AGNES
3
2
2
3.5
107
1.22
48x14
Nylon
NA
1200K
JACK WOLFSKIN
3
2
1
NA
110
3.68
40x20
Nylon
20/40
1500/5K
KELTY
3
2
2
4.23
109
3.04
43x17
Poly
68/68
1800
MARMOT
3
2
2
3.8
119
2.81
68.5x19
Poly
20/68
3K/5K
MARMOT
3
2
2
NA
117
3.02
56x20
Poly
68/68
3K/5K
MARMOT
4
2
2
4.4
118
5.11
64x18
Poly/Nylon
50/70
3K/10K
ASPECT
MOUNTAIN HARDWEAR
3
2
2
3.8
109
1.87
57x15
Nylon
20/40
1200/1500K
MSR
3
2
2
3.67
104
3.17
51x20
Poly/Nylon
68/70
1500/3K
MSR
3
2
2
3.67
100
1.56
46x15
Nylon
15/15
1200
MSR
3
2
1
3.99
107
3.12
53x17
Nylon
20/30
1200/10K
NIGOR
3
1
NA
NA
155
2.1
45x10
Nylon
20/40
3K/10K
NORDISK
3
2
1
NA
110
3.3
50x20
Nylon
40/40
3K/10K
OPPLAND PU
NORDISK
3
2
1
NA
110
4.2
22x55
Poly
68/150
3K/8K
NORDISK
4
1
0
7.1
180
15.5
97x30
Polycotton
NA
NA
ROBENS
3
1
1
NA
100
2.8
52x16
Poly
75/75
3K/6K
ROBENS
3
2
1
NA
115
3.8
46x17
Poly
75/75
5K/10K
SALEWA
3
2
2
NA
107
3.4
58x20
Poly/Nylon
68/70
3K/5K
SALEWA
3
2
2
NA
106
2.9
40x23
Poly/Nylon
50/70
3K/5KFREE
SIERRA DESIGNS
4
2
2
3.74
114
3.26
40x19
Nylon/Poly
20/68
1200/2K
SIERRA DESIGNS
3
2
2
3.79
106
2.44
45x17
Poly
68/68
1800K
SIERRA DESIGNS
3
2
2
3.75
109
1.93
43x17
Nylon
20/30
1200K
SNUGPAK
4
2
NA
NA
105
3.52
45x20
Poly/Nylon
210T/190T
5K
SNUGPAK
4
1
1
NA
110
3.4
43x21
Poly/Nylon
210T/190T
5000
SNUGPAK
3
2
2
NA
115
4.0
58x17
Poly
75/75
4K/5K
TNF
3
2
1
NA
117
3.2
56x20
Poly
75/70
3K/5K
HALO PRO
VANGO
3
2
2
NA
125
4.2
50x21
Poly
68/70
5K/6K
GALAXY
VANGO
3
1
1
NA
190
5.55
55x22
Poly
70/70
5K/6K
VANGO
4
2
2
NA
110
4.21
50x22 
Poly
70/70
5K/6K
VAUDE
3
2
2
NA
105
3.6
55x22
Poly
75/75
3K/5K
VAUDE
3
1
1
8.2
170
4.2
55x30
Poly
30/70
3K/5K
VAUDE
3
2
1
7.1
105
3.8
50x25
Poly
75/70
3K/5K

 

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