Tents & Shelters
About Tents and SheltersSpending a night outdoors without a tent is not fun. For a wide variety of tents to keep you covered through nature's extremes, shop Altitude Sports.
Camping Tents for Every OccasionOutdoor shelters have gone through quite a revolution. What started as hard to assemble, infuriating setups seemingly designed without any concern for body type or comfort have morphed into some of the lightest and most practical offerings in the outdoor world. If you need a tent, Altitude Sports can help get you sorted.
There are quite a few varieties of tents out there. You have standard camping tents, which are great for frontcountry camping and established campgrounds. There are specialty tents, which are designed with one feature or set of features in mind. For avid hikers, there are backcountry... tents and lightweight tents, which have an easy setup and will give you the right amount of shelter without breaking your back. There are also winter tents, whose burly and thoughtful design will keep you sheltered during the coldest months of the year.
Pick Your Next Tent With Altitude-SportsThe benefits of a tent for multi-day camping trips cannot be understated, just like the benefits of shopping at Altitude Sports. Choosing from our wide selection of camping tents, backpacking tents, lightweight tents, winter tents, and tent accessories gives you access to some of the best gear on the market today. On top of that, each order over $74 comes with free shipping!
Each tent variety comes with pros and cons that will help narrow down your choices. If you favor quality, we carry the best brands like Eureka, Big Agnes, Black Diamond, NEMO Equipment, MSR, The North Face, Tentsile, Mountainsmith, and more. Don’t let opportunities for outdoor adventures pass you by!
Our online prices are competitive and comprehensive, our options are superb, and the process is simple. If for some reason, you aren't satisfied with our camping tent options, you have a long 30-day window to return it. But if you came to find the best, we’re confident we not only carry it but that it’ll be joining you on some exceptional outdoor adventures.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are lightweight tents?
Lightweight tents are generally used for backcountry camping adventures where weight reduction is the primary concern. They feature super-light materials, may employ ropes to tie into place instead of tent stakes, and can often be set into place by using trekking poles. These are incredibly practical tents for longer-distance adventures. The only downside is that some of them are so light that you really want to tie them down, or they might blow away in the wind!
How do you choose a tent?
Ultimately, it will depend on how you plan to use it. It isn’t wise to purchase a winter tent, for example, if you never plan on camping in the snow. Likewise, a camping tent is fine for easy to access campsites and campgrounds but may be cumbersome to bring with you on a backcountry backpacking trip. You want something big enough for you and your belongings to fit comfortably in. Vestibules, inside pockets, stakes or ties, and a rain fly are good things to look for as well. Browse our wide selection to stoke inspiration, or https://altitude-blog.com/en/how-to-pick-the-right-tent/" target="_blank">visit our in depth guide.
Does water-resistant mean waterproof?
No, water resistance does not mean waterproof. If you purchase a rain-resistant tent, it’ll hold together with passing showers but won’t handle concentrated rain for long stretches. Make sure to purchase a rain fly, get a tent that includes one, or only use a water-resistant tent on drier adventures to minimize problems.