The best backpacking tents: five lightweight shelters for the ultimate wild camping trips

Having one of the best backpacking tents for the warmer months makes a huge difference to any wild camping adventure. (image credit: Tiger Wall)
We have rounded up five of the very finest lightweight shelters around. Each has built a solid reputation in the outdoor world. (image credit: Nemo)
A solid performer that’s up there with the best but perhaps lacks the flair of some of its rivals. (image credit: MSR)
One of the best lightweight backpacking tents around, this hits the sweet spot between lightweight performance and comfort. (image credit: Nemo)
A superb option with some extremely interesting features, this is a great lightweight option at a great price point. (image credit: Sea to Summit)
Quite simply the lightest backpacking tent we've tested. It's a solid option for gram-counting campers and adventurers. (image credit: Big Agnes)
A solid investment for those who want to dip a tentative toe in lightweight wild camping without racking up the bills. (image credit: Wild Country)