Choose your two person tent with great care, since its shelter must provide sufficient room and protection for you and a companion. In addition to the size of the interior sleeping area, consider whether you will be car camping or backpacking, and also which locales you most likely want to visit. Tents for a summit climb require different considerations than tents for an extended stay in moderate temperatures. Take into account also the oftentimes attachable vestibule portions of tents, which allow you to keep gear and shoes nearby and dry.
Mountain Hardwear Hammerhead 2 Person Tent for Extended Stay Camping
This three season tent offers 35.9 square feet of interior sleeping space and an additional 7.5 square feet of storage area in a vestibule. The tent features two doors, allowing occupants to enter and exit without disturbing a sleeper. The roomy interior and multiple doors make it one of the best two person tents for extended stay camping.
At 6.8 lb., this tent is sufficiently lightweight for backpacking. Reviewers at TheBackpacker.com consistently rated it high thanks to its ability to withstand wind gusts of about 50 miles per hour.
Waterproof Sierra Designs Convert 2 Tent for Four Season Camping
Sierra Design's Convert 2 tent is waterproof and rated for four season camping. It offers 29 square feet of sleeping area and another 8.5 square feet of vestibule space for storing gear, shoes and backpacks. At its apex, the tent stands 45 inches tall, making it comfortable for sitting and reading, getting gear organized, or just playing some card games. The tent has one door and a unique airflow vent at its highest point, allowing warm air to escape.
Serious backpackers can reduce the already light overall weight from 6 lb., 2 oz. to 4 lb., 6 oz. by unhooking the vestibule area. This eliminates the need to only rely on a fast pack weight consisting of the poles, tarp and optional foot print.
Nemo Equipment Tenishi 2 Person Tent for Mountaineering
The Tenishi two person tent is rated for three season camping. It stands 42 inches tall and the sleeping area measures 28 square feet. A vestibule area adds another 10 square feet for storage. When properly packed, this tent weights about 6.7 lb. "Men's Journal" found the tent to be excellent for high altitude climbing and the weather conditions summit camping brings with it.
Its waterproof but breathable fabric makes this one of the best tents for enduing rain or light snow.