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Best Cheap Camping Tent Deals for August 2021

If you’re shopping for the best cheap tent deals and want the widest selection choice, now’s the time. Whether you want a minimalist tent for backpacking or bicycle camping, or a multi-room cabin-style tent for a large family or group, we found plenty of cheap camping tents from major merchants. If you’re not sure what type of cheap tent is best for your needs, we’ve included critical points on how to choose a tent below.

Today’s Best Cheap Tent Deals

Enjoy up to 50% off on these camping deals where you can find packing items, accessories, tents, cooking equipment, and a lot more.
Make your camping trip hassle-free by buying one of these tents from Evo for sale, with brands including Big Agnes, MSR, and Kelty seeing big discounts.
A six-person capacity tent, this outdoor essential has every fixing you need to have a cozy stay in the mountains, such as a no-see mesh, gear loft, and interior storage pockets.
Discount with coupon

QOMOTOP Tent

$140 $170
Qomotop's water-proof tent features a mesh roof and ground vent to keep you dry from the rain and can house three adults, three children, and gear.
This Alpine Mountain Gear Sun Shelter is good for protection against the harsh sun and rain for events, festivals, and the beach.
3-Person
Need a little more space? Upgrade to the three-person version of an awesome Marmot tent. You won't be disappointed.
8-Person

Coleman Tent

$158 $220
Weatherproof and built with a rainfly, this tent has everything you need for protection against the rain and other weather conditions and compartments to make organizing and storing gear easy.
9-Person

Wenzel Kodiak Tent

$231 $260
This Kodiak tent includes mesh vents for ventilation and two rear lockers/vent for that much-needed ground breeze — the perfect tent for people with an irrational fear of small spaces.
Bring the whole family to an adventure with this 4-person camping tent which features a spacious room and a durable frame.
This two-person backpacking tent with a removable door in the front porch vestibule creates added space and shelter.
This ultralight backpacking tent is great for hikes or the campgrounds. It holds two people comfortably and sets up and breaks down with a breeze.
8-Person
Wenzel's tent features a shock-corded fiberglass roof frame with steel uprights, corner elbows, and a pin and ring for an easier and more bearable setup.
4-Person

Kelty Sequoia Tent

$245 $330
This four-person tent, suitable for all ages of campers, is specifically designed to accommodate tall and small campers alike.
2-Person
This three-season tent is great for all your outdoor adventures and comes with two easy-access doors and plenty of space to spread out.
Looking to take your bike on the open road across the country? This three-person tent will protect both you and your motorcycle from the elements.
2-Person/4-Person
This two-person tent with pre-assembled poles comes with floor seams that keep you dry despite the bad weather.

How To Choose A Tent

If you’ve never shopped for a tent before, get ready to learn a lot. You may be surprised by the number of factors to consider when choosing a tent. It’s easy to get blown away by impressive features when you’re ready to buy, but if you do your homework you’ll be prepared to buy the best tent for your needs at the best price.

Overall purpose

The right tent for your intended use adds to your enjoyment because you won’t have to struggle with compromises. Major factors to consider when defining the purpose include where you’ll be camping, how you’ll transport the tent, and how long you’ll stay in one location. There’s no such thing as one tent that serves all purposes, so the better you can define your needs, the higher your chances of finding the right tent.

The tent you’ll want for backpacking in potentially extreme weather conditions is not the same tent to set up for two weeks in a commercial campground near a beach in the summer. Weight matters, whether you’re walking, riding a bicycle, or transporting a tent in a vehicle.

Capacity

It’s a lot easier to buy a tent for one or two people than it is for a crowd. Tents have rated capacities, but as the diagrams usually indicate, that means just enough room to fit sleeping bags on the floor. There are many scenarios when buying two or three smaller tents will be a better choice than trying to find one tent to hold everyone.

Season(s)

Camping in the summer requires a tent that provides privacy, protection from rain and bugs, and adequate ventilation. If you’re going to be camping in the winter, potentially during snowstorms, choose a four-season rated tent with protective materials that can withstand heavy wind, rain, and snow.

Material

Get ready to compromise on tent material, because the more protective materials generally weigh more and come with higher price tags. For backpacking and mountaineering tents, the calculus is different, and you’ll pay more for the lightest weight materials that offer the best protection. Pay attention to the material used for tent poles, also considering strength, durability, and weight.

Tent amenities

The little things will matter more the longer your camping trips. Rain flies are separate outer layers that help keep the inside of the tent dry and also can offer some protection from the sun and wind. Vestibules are short hatchway-style entries – usually without floors – where you can store wet boots and other gear. Extra doors are convenient when the tent is packed with people to lessen the chance of stepping on someone when you have to step outside the tent. Windows and screens in tents are primarily to aid ventilation, but be sure they don’t compromise rain protection. Other tent niceties can include pockets, gear lofts, and integrated LED lighting.

Set-up

This point doesn’t relate to choosing a tent, but it’s the most important thing you can after you bring your new tent home. Practice setting your tent up at least once before you go on a trip with family or friends. The second or third time you put up a tent is usually much shorter and less frustrating than the initial effort. Some tents are literally a snap to erect, but more often, you’ll benefit from a little practice.

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