Ideally, a good two person tent will have enough space for both of you to sleep, but also enough room for both of you move around freely, with space to stash your stuff without getting in each other’s way. These best two man tents have extra features such as additional side doors and porches are nice-to-haves on any tent, and we’ve tried to make selections which cater for both practicality and comfort.
Coleman Cobra 2
‘Separate space on both sides for each person’s belongings.’
The Coleman Cobra is a really nicely thought out two person tent, with a little porch area for eating and cooking, and separate side mini porches for each of you to stash away your stuff, safe and dry. It’s wind resistant and of course waterproof, and about as light as many one-person tents.
Size and weight
A total interior width (on the first layer) of 1.25m offers just enough room for two people, although it is cosy, so we hope you’re good friends with your bunk mate. The interior is 77cm high at its highest point, so not incredibly tall, but that makes it resistant to wind with still enough room to sit up inside. One of the best TWO man tents on the market.
The Cobra opens on one side only, but the porch structure is present on both sides, which means there’s room to keep your belongings separate (which kind of makes up for the two of you being so close together in there.) The tent is extremely sturdy as is, but really comes into its own when the wind picks up. Because it’s low to the ground, and because it’s so strong, the Cobra stands up to high winds really well.
Also features a mesh panel on the inner door to allow for proper ventilation.
Made from durable, windproof and waterproof polyester. An easy choice on our list of best two man tents.
Mild-ish weather camping weekends.
Vango Banshee 200
‘Small, but lightweight and sturdy.’
The Vango is a great two-person tent for weekends away and day camping trips, as long as you’re friendly with the person you’re sharing with. Designed to be compact and lightweight, the Banshee features a porch area which clips onto the main tent to stop it from blowing around. The outer layer is set back a good distance from the inner layer, adding to the waterproofing and windproofing, and helping to keep your belongings and yourself warm and dry.
Size and weight
At around 2kg in weight the Banshee is about what you would expect from a two-person tent, and it is quite small, not one for the taller people, so something to keep in mind.
This is a pretty simple tent, with separate pitching inner and outer layers. As mentioned, the outer layer does offer extra protection, and because it’s set back away from the inner layer, the chance of leaks is greatly reduced. The groundsheet is fitted to the tent, and the porch area is a decent size, separated from the inner compartment by a full zip opening.
Made from high-quality windproof and waterproof polyester
Shorter campers, weekend trips away and mild weather hiking.
Nordisk Telemark 2 ULW
‘Award-winning quality, lightweight and versatile.’
The Nordisk Telemark is an award-winning two-person tent with carbon fiber poles and a door which converts into a tarp. Packs away into a handy carry case, the Telemark is lightweight and constructed to keep you warm and dry in heavy conditions.
Size and weight
At 950g, the Telemark is incredibly light, yet strong and weatherproof. It’s marketed as ‘The world’s lightest two-person tent.’ At 2.35m x 1m on the inside, it’s also pretty roomy. We absolutely love this tent.
The Telemark is known for its high-quality construction, combined with a sub-1kg weight. Magnet closing and ventilation features make the Telemark secure and comfortable, and carbon poles help to keep the weight down even more.
The main door converts into a waterproof tarp, for when you need a sturdy cover, and the whole thing is designed to be extremely wind-resistant. Packs away into a small carry pack that fits nicely into or on your rucksack.
We’re impressed by how thin and light the Telemark is, made from high-quality ripstop nylon. The poles are carbon (the corner pole converting to a long pole for the door tarp) and the V pegs are made from titanium.
Long hikes, extreme conditions and mountaineering, when you could be walking long distances. A great contender in this guide for best two man tents.
Hilleberg Nallo 2
‘All weather comfort and protection, with separate storage space.’
A two-person tent for those who spend a lot of time camping, and those who want guaranteed comfort and security in all conditions. The Nallo 2 is the first choice of many seasoned hikers and campers, and it’s not hard to see why. Ultra sturdy and windproof, with a separate compartment to keep sleeping bags and other belongings separate, freeing up more space inside the main compartment.
Size and weight
The Nallo 2 weighs in 2.4kg packed, and measures 2.2m x 1m on the inside. The outer layer is taller and wider, and keeps the wind and rain away from you and your stuff.
The Nallo 2 is fairly simple, but very high quality. The separate storage compartment at the foot end of the tent is there to keep your belongings separate from the sleeping area, and the tent is held in place with a sturdy 16-peg system.
Kerlon 1200 is a tear-proof materials Hilleberg uses to build is higher-end tents. It’s durable, water and windproof, too. One of the best TWO man tents on the market.
Extreme conditions, long camping weekends in challenging weather conditions.
Coleman Aravis 2 Person Tent
‘Fire retardant, ripstop fabric, super durable tent.’
A pitch-in-one structure makes the Aravis quick and easy to set up, which is great if you’re expecting (or already experiencing) pretty nasty weather. Made with a ripstop fabric outer to prevent tears, and a fire-retardant coating make this tent a safe bet on the trail.
Size and weight
Weighing at 2.4kg, it’s not the lightest on our list, but for a two-person tent it’s not bad. Just take turns carrying it. 2.57m x 0.8m make the Aravis one of the longer tents we’ve featured, and there’s enough room to sit up comfortably.
The Aravis really is all about durability and safety. Fire-retardant outer and ripstop fabric mean that you’re safe and protected from the elements, even in the most extreme conditions. It’s well ventilated, and like most two-person tents, comes with a handy porch feature for organising your gear for the day.
The Aravis really shines here, with a fireproof, ripstop fabric outer to offer maximum protection from tears and camping stove accidents.
Semi-challenging hiking trails and weekend camping trips.
Best TWO man tents