Are you a hunter that likes to go deep into the woods or field to go after your chosen game? Then a hunting tent may be exactly what you need to extend the duration of your hunt.
There is nothing worse than coming home empty after you finish a hunting excursion and if you have a tent and just a few extra supplies you can extend your time in the field. We are here to review some of the best model hunting tents you can buy and to tell you what to look for when shopping for a new hunting tent.
When you get done reading this article you will know exactly how to go about shopping for and finding the best hunting tent you can buy.
Summary: Top 5 Hunting Tents
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Best Hunting Tent Buying Guide
Here are the most important characteristics of a hunting tent to focus on when you are shopping for a new one:
Of course, size is an important factor when searching for a tent for camping. You have to determine how many people will need to sleep in the tent and how much room you will need for gear too. You will also have to determine if the tent you buy for hunting will be used just for sleeping or if you want it a little bigger size tent because you will be hanging out in their at other times too.
Weight is very important and is mostly concerned with how you will get to your remote camping site. You really do not even have to consider the weight of a tent you will be if you will be taking a vehicle or ATV to your camping site. Weight takes on significant importance if you are hiking a long way to your hunting camp.
- Ease of setup/takedown
There really is nothing more frustrating than a tent design that is hard to put up and take down. Most people hunt to relax not to spend a lot of time working on their tent setup. Look for tent models that boast about being easy to setup. Although these setup time estimates are usually overly optimistic it still means the company put some emphasis on making their tent easy to setup and take down.
- Weather handling capability
Chances are you will be hunting at times of year when adverse weather is common. You want a tent model that can handle such things as the wind and heavy rain. That means your tent should include such things as solidly built rainfly’s, sturdy tent poles and a decent staking system.
- Frame strength/design
We just mentioned you will need a sturdy frame system so your tent can handle such things as heavy winds. Look for tent models that have aluminum or fiberglass pole systems which will stay in place very well under most weather conditions. It’s even better if these assemble together easily to help make your tent setup easier.
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Here is a very good model hunting tent that will serve as a great focal point of any hunting camp setup. It has enough room for an average size person to stand up in and it sets up in less than two minutes. Gazelle has done a really nice job with the design here.
This is not a tent for backpackers because it weighs some 30 pounds but it is the perfect tent if you are driving or 4 wheeling to a remote hunting campsite. It is advertised as a 4 person tent but we feel it is best suited for sleeping 3.
It conveniently packs completely into a 68-inch duffle bag (included) and has such outstanding features as a detachable floor panel and very high-quality zippers. There is even an include rainfly that seamlessly incorporates into the existing pole system for the tent.
- 90 second setup
- Spacious and high
- Detachable floor panel
- Packs into a 68 inch duffle bag
- Rainfly with Integrated Poles
- High end zippers
- Too heavy to put on a backpack
- Does not sleep 4 comfortably
This is a really lightweight hunting tent that is also very budget friendly. It’s the perfect hunting companion when trekking into the woods or deep fields on any warm or mild season hunting adventure. It is a lightweight (2.78 pounds) tent that sets up easy and comfortably sleeps 2 people.
It’s a hunting tent that has a bunch of very nice features. It has a very sturdy fiberglass frame that nicely supports its waterproof and UV resistant polyester tent material. There is even an included rainfly.
This tent also allows for a lot of air and light to pass into thanks to its zip up windows and dual skylight design. There is even built in stake storage pockets and the staking system is very efficient for a tent that is sold at this price level.
- Lightweight 2.78 pounds
- Sleeps 2
- Sets up in minutes
- Waterproof/UV resistant polyester
- Fiberglass frame
- 2 vent/skylights
- Not suitable for cold weather camping
- A few more tie-outs would be nice for support
Here is a tent that can handle everything but the coldest of weather. It is made of very durable poly taffeta material that is completely waterproof and its included rain fly is made of totally UV resistant material.
It is an incredibly lightweight tent considering how sturdy it is constructed and the quality of such support parts as its all-aluminum poles. This tent has incredible venting thanks to its half mesh side construction and dual entry doors.
This model tent also features both superior grade zippers and expertly crafted factory sealed seams. Best of the manufacturer backs this quality hunting tent up with a limited lifetime warranty.
- Can handle everything but extreme cold
- Aluminum poles
- Limited lifetime warranty
- Lightweight 5.6 pounds
- Factory sealed seams
- Durable poly taffeta material
- Not suitable for very cold weather
- A little hard to pack into its carrying bag
You don’t get much bigger names in tents than Coleman and tents built like this one are the reason why. It is perfect to use for 2 people (3 like advertised is a squeeze) when out on a hunting expedition. It can handle warm to moderately cooler weather quite nicely.
This is a hunting tent that is much tougher than most in its class. It has durable, coated polyester fabric used throughout its construction and an extra thick polyethylene floor panel. Its cord and fiberglass frame system is top quality too.
It is a tent that features excellent ventilation sources and a hooded main window. This fine Coleman product sets up in under 10 minutes and comes with an included rainfly to for excellent wet weather protection.
- Durable polyester tent fabric
- Rugged polyethylene floor panel
- Sets up in under 10 minutes
- Zippered electrical access port
- Hooded main window and UV resistant rainfly
- Excellent cross ventilation
- Best for 2 people only
- A little to the heavy side for backpacking
Here is an ultralight tent that is great for any backpacking or hunting trip you will go on. It sets up in under 5 minutes and stores nicely in a well-designed roll top cubed storage bag. Its compact folding frame poles make this the ultimate in portable hunting tents.
The domed rainfly is one of the nicer features of this model tent. It helps keep moisture ell away from the main tent fabric. It also has combination fabric/mesh tent walls that allow for excellent ventilation. This model tent also has two ceiling panels that are great for stargazing.
It sets up solid by using such built in features as its grommeted base straps and hug clip tent attachment design. This tent will very comfortably sleep two hunters and store a generous amount of equipment too.
- Domed rainfly
- Grommeted base straps
- Compact folding poles
- Lightweight 3 ¾ pounds
- Quick setup
- Rolled top cube storage bag
- Not a good cold season tent
- Storage bag is slightly too big
All of these tent models have features that make them better than most tents for hunting. If we have to pick the one we liked best we would have to go with the DKISEE 2 Person Waterproof Tent.
This was not the fanciest tent of the bunch but it was the most practical. Everything from its excellent price point to its less than three-pound weight will be very appealing to any hunter, especially if you are backpacking to your remote hunting site.
When you factor in its sturdy fiberglass frame system, include rainfly and easy setup it makes this tent the perfect hunting trip companion.
It is definitely worth a long look before making a tent purchase for your next hunting excursion.
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