Over the years I’ve come across some AMAZING tents.
We are not talking about Indoor Tents here. These tents are bound to keep you sheltered from the rain without leaking, while withstanding heavy winds.
I have reviewed hundreds of products over the years, and the ones that have stood out to me are what you’ll find inside this article.
1. Snugpak Ionosphere 1 Person Tent
The Snugpak is lightweight for the price and performs marvelously in the rain (it does not leak).
The small design makes air go up and over top, which is why it does a great job in the strong winds.
It does not have a vestibule, however, it has more than enough space for one person and their equipment.
2. ALPS Mountaineering Mystique 1.0 Tent
The Mountaineering Mystique 1.0 Tent is classed as a 3-season tent but can actually withstand some minor winter conditions too.
It keeps the rain and wind out with ease, and surprisingly some minor snow fall!
It is much taller than the Snugpak, so a better alternative if you love your space in the outdoors.
3. Eureka Alpenlite 2XT Tent
The Eureka Alpenlite may be a little more expensive, however, that’s because it has a bunch of great features.
It offers 2 vestibule areas, as it houses 2 people.
One vestibule sits at the front while the other is located at the rear.
It is extremely tough and durable, and will last many years if looked after properly!
4. Mountain Hardwear Direkt 2
The Direkt 2 is for 2 people – although it is more like a solo tent since it doesn’t offer a vestibule.
Apart from that small con, this tent really does stand up against high winds like a beast!
It is so waterproof – it doesn’t even leak in torrential rain and provides great air flow.
You can keep warm in the cold, or “cool” in warmer climates.
5. Eureka Assault Outfitter 4 Tent
Well this is HANDS DOWN my favorite 4-person tent to date!
It was initially built for the military but has recently come available for the public.
It is just so well built!
It will not budge in high winds, it doesn’t leak even in the toughest rain storms, and so tough it can handle almost ANYTHING.
6. Kelty Gunnison 4.3
When I first reviewed this tent i classed it as “almost flawless”.
To this day I still haven’t changed my decision.
It is one of those tents that is so well-made and designed extremely well, that it exceeds expectations by a long shot.
The biggest con is the heavy weight, however, split the weight up between 3-4 people and wipe that con away completely.
7. Kelty Trail Ridge 6 Tent
Moving up to the more bigger tents, the Kelty Trail Ridge is easily the most durable and top quality 6-person tent I’ve reviewed thus far.
It stuck out to me because it has a unique and sleek design/appearance, and keeps you bone dry even in a storm.
It has many great features that ANY camper – whether it be seasonal or all-year-round – will enjoy without fail!
Even the stakes are heavy-duty!
8. CORE 6 Person Instant Cabin Tent
The CORE 6 is one of my top-sellers, and there’s a very good reason why.
It’s just so easy to use, setup and take down, and performs like a boss in the summertime.
People love and enjoy their time in the outdoors with this tent.
It keeps you cool during hot days and does a really good job in strong winds considering it’s only a 3-season tent.
Furthermore, the CORE H20 Block Technology and active bead technology gives it the best water run-off possible.
9. Coleman Steel Creek 6 Person Tent
So this is easily my favorite 6-person 3-season tent for the summertime.
The outdoor porch area makes for an extraordinary camp out, as you can relax “outside” while being protected from mosquitoes.
Furthermore, it does a pretty decent job in the rain and wind.
I haven’t seen any complaints about the weatherproofing abilities yet!
10. Kodiak Canvas Flex-Bow Tent
The Kodiak Canvas tent is incredibly STRONG, durable and warm.
It is a 4-season tent that houses a total of 8 people, and has no trouble doing so.
It is on this list for the simple reason that it can withstand a torrential downpour for days, heavy snow and brutal winds.
Over the years it has received and continued to hold a solid 5-star rating, and that’s no accident my friend.
It is a lot stronger than it looks. The pictures don’t do it justice.
The tents mentioned in this article all hold out the rain really well. I would not have mentioned them otherwise.
They do an amazing job in strong winds too.
The 4-season tents stand up to snow without a problem, even the Mystique can (although it’s only a 3-season tent!).
I’m in love with all these tents, however, my final winner IS the Eureka Assault Outfitter 4 Tent.
It is just so strong in the wind and doesn’t leak even in days of heavy rain. I’m a huge fan and only recommend it for you as well.
Well thanks for reading.
As time goes on and I keep reviewing tents, this article will get updated as I find ones that REALLY stand out to me.
Leave your comments, questions and thoughts in the comments below!
Until next time…