20 Top Tents for Winter: The Best 4 Season, 2 Person Tents

four season tents for winter camping

If you are fortunate enough to be camping in winter you’re going to want to sleep in a tent that is up to the responsibility. Winter camping tents are known as “four season” tents to distinguish them from “three season” tents that tend to be lighter and cooler.

Here are four key characteristics you’ll want to look for in your winter camping “four season” tent. All 4 season tents may not have every characteristic and you’ll have to decide which features are most important to you.

  • An extra rigid exterior framework, known as the “exoskeleton.” In winter your tent may be exposed to snow, ice, hail and high winds and the exoskeleton protects it and you.
  • Steeply angled sides for shedding show
  • Good venting to prevent condensation and facilitate breathability
  • A vestibule for removing snow-covered boots or clothing to keep snow out of the tent’s interior and to serve as a windbreak

What’s the difference between a single wall and double wall tent?

A single wall tent has only one layer of fabric. This is usually a coated, waterproof, non-breathable material. A double wall tent has 2 walls, the tent and a rainfly – the tent is breathable but not waterproof; the rain fly is waterproof but not breathable. A single wall tent is usually lighter, but the downside is there is more likely to be condensation inside the tent. With a double wall tent you’re more likely to sleep in a dry tent. If you’re camping in a dry environment, a single wall tent may be fine. For a more humid or rainy environment, pick a double wall tent.

Here are 20 Top, Four Season Tents for Winter Camping. All are listed in alphabetical order. Click on the links to read more about each one.

Tent NameImageWeightTent Info
Black Diamond Ahwahnee6 lbs., 15 oz., 2 person tentSingle Wall, ToddTex fabric. 2 optional vestibules & ground cloth
Black Diamond Eldorado black diamond el dorado two person tent5 lbs 1 oz., 2 person tentSingle Wall, ToddTex fabric. Optional vestibule & ground cloth
Black Diamond Firstlightblack diamond first light two person tent5 lbs 1 oz., 2 person tentNanoShield single-wall fabric. Optional vestibule & ground cloth
Black Diamond Fitzroy black diamond 2 person tent fitzroy 7 lbs 1 oz., strongest 2-person Bibler tent NanoShield single-wall fabric. Optional vestibule & ground cloth
Brooks Range Invasionbrooks range invasion tent 2 person 3 lbs 12 oz., 2 person tent15D sil-nylon, 1200 mm polyurethane coating, single wall.
Hilleberg Jannuhillberg jannu 2 person tent7 lbs 1 oz., 2 person tentKerlon 1200 fabric. Double wall.
Hilleberg Nallo 2hilleberg nallo 2 tent5 lbs 5 oz., 2 person tentKerlon 1200 fabric. Double wall tunnel.
Hilleberg Nammatj 2hilleberg nammatj 2 person tent6 lbs 2 oz., 2 person tentKerlon 1800 fabric. Double wall tunnel.
Hilleberg Tarrahilleberg tarra 2 person tent9 lbs 8 oz., 2 person tentKerlon 1800 fabric. Double wall dome.
Hilleberg Unnahilleberg unna tent one person4 lbs 14 oz., 1 person tentKerlon 1200 fabric. Double wall.
Mountain Hardwear Direkt 2mountain hardwear direkt 23 lbs 5 oz., 2 person tent30D Nylon Ripstop fabric. Single Wall
Mountain Hardwear EV2mountain hardwear ev2 tent5 lbs 2 oz., 2 person tent30D Nylon Ripstop fabric. Single Wall
Mountain Hardwear  Trango 2mountain hardwear trango 29 lbs 13 oz., 2 person tent40D Nylon 238T Ripstop fabric. Double wall.
MSR Dragontailmsr dragontail tent 2 person5 lbs 1 oz., 2 person tentRipstop fabric. Single wall tunnel

MSR Fury 2

msr fury 2 person tent7 lbs 0 oz., 2 person tentRipstop fabric. Double wall.
Nemo Tenshinemo tenshi tent 2 person7 lbs 3 oz., 2 person tent30D PU Nylon Ripstop fabric. Single wall.
Rab Latok Summitrab latok summit tent3 lbs 3 oz., 2 person tent eVent Waterproof Technology DVStorm fabric. Single wall.

REI Arete ASL 2

REI arete asl 2 person tent5 lbs 14 oz., 2 person tentRipstop fabric. Double wall dome.

Sierra Designs Covert 2

sierra designs covert tent5 lbs 2 oz., 2 person tent20D Polyester Ripstop fabric. Single wall.

The North Face Mountain 25

north face mountain 25 tent8 lbs 8 oz., 2 person tent40D 240T nylon fabric. Double wall.

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