The best tent brands I talk about in this article are what I’ve found to reach everyone’s expectations.
I want to share everything I know about the different brands and what they will do for you 🙂
These are what have worked well for me over the years and the things I want you to consider as well.
I will also explain at the bottom of this article why one brand might be better than another for the same type of trip.
Not all brands work perfect for every type of trip. They are ‘specialized’.
I will be deciphering the different brands and explaining which ones work best.
Let’s do it!
Most of the time Coleman tents are good and exceed expectations. Other times they are very HORRIBLE.
That is why it’s best to do extensive research when it comes to the Coleman brand.
But, more times than not, they are great.
Coleman specialize in affordability and space but sometimes create one that’s terrible!
Other than that, 80% of the time their tents are good.
Best Use: Family camping, casual use
2. ALPS Mountaineering
These tents withstand more than rain and wind, but minor snow conditions too!
ALPS Mountaineering is my go-to brand for trips where I’m expecting lots of rain and strong winds.
The waterproof and strength are better than Coleman but they’re a little more expensive and smaller in size.
This brand is better for backpackers as they’re designed to be portable.
Most of them are factory seam-sealed too, meaning they’re ready-to-go straight out of the box.
Best Use: Wilderness backpacking, mountain camping (minor conditions)
Eureka is a jack-of-all-trades kind of brand. They provide tents of all shapes and sizes.
They are one of the biggest and most trusted brands out there who’ve proven to be high quality.
They have a tent that’s fits your needs whether that be for forest camping, mountain camping or beach camping.
But why are they one of the best?
They put the best material on the tent for the conditions (snow camping, forest, dessert, etc).
You’ll be very surprised if you get a Eureka tent that doesn’t stand up to expectations.
Best use: Backpacking, mountain camping, forest camping
Kelty aren’t THAT well-known within the “casual” camping space.
They focus on quality more than quantity, which is why they have a smaller number of choices.
But the ones they do have are high quality and durable.
The Kelty brand go above and beyond is what I’m saying.
They ensure their tents can handle strong rain and wind before releasing them to the public.
Believe it or not but Kelty are my go-to brand. My favorite is the Kelty Trail Ridge 6.
Best Use: Backpacking, harsh weather camping
So Which Brand Is The Best?
If you want to go family camping, Coleman is the direction you should go.
Coleman take pride in their tents.
They stay affordable so families don’t have to pay an arm and a leg just to have fun in the great outdoors.
Their tents are very spacious, making them my #1 choice for family camping.
Eureka tents are the best brand for backpacking since they are lightweight, high quality and very weatherproof.
ALPS Mountaineering are best for winter camping as they specialize in winter tents!
Even their 3-season tents work like a charm in minor winter conditions.
Please leave your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below. I’d love to hear what you have to say 🙂
Cheers and have a great day.