Choosing the right tent for your motorcycle camping trip is one of the most important decisions you will have to make before setting out. To help with your decision making, we've compiled our list of the 10 best 2 person tents available. This is not a ranking. There are simply too many personal factors involved for each individual shopping for a two person tent. However, we are confident you will be able to find the perfect tent for you amongst our list.
Things to consider when choosing 2 person tents
- The seasons you will be camping in.
- The dimensions of the tent, including height.
- The material the tent is made of.
- The design of the tent.
- Storage space inside and outside the tent.
MSR – Hubba Hubba NX
This 2 doors ultralight 3 season tent has been one of the most popular out of all the 2 person tents for years. Its design is reliable, practical, packs small and is very quick and easy to set up. Its pole design creates more headroom and the 2 doors make getting in and out easy, making this tent one of the most livable shelters in its weight range.
Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL2
The Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL2 is the successor to the award-winning Fly Creek UL2. This tent is one of the most well-known tents in the ultralight camping community thanks to its ultralight weight of only 1 lb. 15 oz. and it's extremely compact design. The updated version has improved headroom to make the tent more comfortable, but users might find that this tent lacks on floor space. When weight is the main concern, few tents can match the Fly Creek HV UL2.
Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2
The Copper Spur UL2 is a full featured lightweight 2 door tent, with comfortable living space and headroom. It packs down very well and is easy to set up. This tent offers one of the best balances between livable space, ease of use, packability and light weight.
REI Quarter Dome 2
The REI Quarter Dome 2 is a full featured 2 person lightweight tent at a reasonable price. It has 2 doors, good headroom, excellent ventilation, durable construction and a light design, making it an excellent option for anyone who wants all the features of an ultralight tent at an excellent price.
REI Half Dome 2
This full featured lightweight tent comes with all the features you want, at an excellent price. It’s not as light as other ultralight tents, but packs down almost as small. It has ample floor space for 2 people, and its fly design allows for excellent ventilation, even during a rainstorm. This is an excellent option and very affordable option when weight is not as big of a concern.
NEMO Galaxy 2
The NEMO Galaxy 2 is larger than most 2 person tents and bosts excellent living space, yet packs down just as small as some of the lightest tents, all while having an affordable price. The inner tent is entirely made of mesh to allow for excellent ventilation and the pole design allows the vestibules to remain open during rainfall as well.
Kelty TrailLogic TN2
This 2 door freestanding tent has everything you need at an excellent price. Its upright walls give plenty of shoulder space on the inside and the two oversized doors allow easy access. On clear nights the outer fly can be rolled back to allow excellent ventilation and a few of the stars. An excellent affordable option at a reasonable weight.
Tarptent Double Rainbow
This extremely packable ultralight tent has an extremely simple design that minimizes the pole structure by using strategically placed guy lines to hold the tent up. This design allows for a very quick and easy setup that takes only around two minutes. It is extremely light, yet has a price that competes with heavier tents.
Marmot Catalyst 2P Tent
This very inexpensive tent is not the lightest, but it packs down just as small as the best ultralight tents. Its freestanding design has 2 doors and ample floor space for two people. It also includes its own fitted ground sheet, making it a great package for the casual camper or those wanting to try out motorcycle camping for the first time.
NEMO Hornet 2P Tent
The NEMO Hornet 2P is an extremely light tent that has 2 doors and vestibules and an especially high bathtub floor. The tent is durable, very easy to setup and has two stuff sacks to easily split up the tent for easier storage. The tent has a triangular shape that maximizes the space where it matters, near the shoulders and head, using the same amount of fabric as more rectangular tents.