This article “Tents We Love” was originally published in the Summer 2021 issue of Girl Camper Magazine.

It can almost seem paralyzing to try to pick out a tent when there are literally hundreds of options on the market. The best place to start is to consider your camping needs and goals. Will you be camping alone or do you need space for a companion? Do you have pets? Do you want to camp in or on your truck? How much time do you want to spend setting up your tent? What is your budget? There literally is a tent for every kind of camper out there and it pays to think about your needs before committing to one. It’s an exciting time to be a tent camper these days because the technology and upgrades keep coming. Here are a few styles that we think Girl Campers will really enjoy.

Stout Bell Tent


They must have had the solo woman traveler in mind when they designed this as it can be set up in 15 minutes by one person! Room for a queen size bed, table, storage and even an inflatable couch. It’s made with the highest quality cotton canvas on the market, too, and it’s waterproof, mold resistant and 100 percent natural. It has an A-frame entrance and the heavy-duty canvas will keep the rain out. The 24-inch-high side walls have roll up covers over bug netting that toggle in place for airflow and easy cleaning. When you’re not camping with it, set it up in the back yard as your she-shed! Prices range from $875-$1,033. More info: stouttent.com.

Reactive Outdoor Pop Up


This little but mighty tent is a game changer. All the moving parts are built in, so no struggles with threading shock cord tent poles through loops and grommets. You open this tent, unfold it and pull the top to set it up. It really is that simple! One click on the top center device locks it all in place. Once it is snapped secure, you just need to secure it to the ground. The tent opens from both sides, so no jumping over the person next to you to get out. There are two sizes that fit two or three adults. Prices range from $230-$280. More Info: reactiveoutdoor.com.

Rightline Gear Truck Bed Tent


This tent caught our attention because it is floorless. This allows you to set it up without having to move gear around in the bed of your truck. It is designed to overlap the sides of a truck and attach at key points to remain secure. Color-coded poles make set up easy. The tent has a sky view vent for more light or sleeping under the stars. A great option for RVers who may want the option of remote camping. Sleeps one or two adults. Starts at $190. More info: rightlinegear.com.

The Skycamp 2.0 Rooftop Tent


This is an instant roof top tent with a patented design that sets up in one minute. Made by iKamper, this is a great option for those who want to tow a small RV and have extra sleeping for kids or guests or for those who want the option of seeking adventure anywhere their vehicle can take them. It has an aluminum floor and offers a king-size bed footprint. It comes with a built-in foam mattress and viewing windows complete with screens, vinyl coverings and poly dark covers. Starts at $3,900. More Info: ikamper.com.

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