The Best Four-Season Tents - Ski Mag

The Best Four-Season Tents

When the temperature dips below freezing and the snow begins to fall, a four-season tent is the last line of defense between you and the elements. Featuring stronger frames, thicker materials, and more versatility than their three-season counterparts, these tents are specifically designed to withstand unforgiving conditions. Whether you’re looking for a lightweight model to bring on backcountry snowshoe tours, a sturdy model that can handle conditions on the summit, or a budget-friendly model for year-round use, check out these four-season tents to find the one that meets your needs.
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Editor’s Choice

Naturehike Cloud-Up 1, 2 and 3 Person Lightweight Backpacking Tent with Footprint

Best for Ultralight Backpacking

If you’re looking for a lightweight four-season model to carry into the backcountry, look no further. Your back will thank you later.

What We Liked

The NatureHike Cloud-Up is a tremendous way to enter the ultralight backpacking arena without burning a hole in your pocket along the way. Weighing in at only 4.7 pounds, the tent and pitching equipment provide the same technical benefits found in four-season tents of significantly higher cost. The included footprint is a welcome addition that will save you from a last-minute trip to the store. Get it here. 

Easiest Setup

Forceatt 2-3 Person Waterproof and Windproof Camping Tent

Ideal for Couples

This four-season tent from Forceatt is spacious, but families may find it somewhat overcrowded. The dimensions are better suited for couples, or a single occupant and their gear.

What We Liked

Pitching a tent can feel like solving a Rubik’s Cube as you fumble with stakes and poles, but Forceatt’s four-season model installs in just three minutes’ time. Large, deep windows provide abundant air circulation should the temperatures start to climb, while a welded floor design elevates the base of the tent to defend against penetrating moisture if the ground is cold or damp. Buy it now. 

Best Value

Gonex 2 Person Camping Ten

Best on a Budget

This budget-friendly four-season tent from Gonex provides an excellent balance of quality, price, and versatility.

What We Liked

Finding a four-season tent that’s ready for whatever Mother Nature throws your way can be challenging when operating on a strict budget, but the Gonex 2 Person Camping Tent is here to prove that affordable options still exist. Vents positioned at the top of the fly provide continuous airflow and help to minimize condensation buildup on the roof as you sleep. Storage pockets positioned throughout the tent’s interior offer varied ways to stow your gear, thus ensuring everything you need is within arm’s reach. Get it today. 

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