A Cold Weather Tent Can Save Your Life – How to Choose One

Staying warm and safe in the most extreme weather patterns can be quite difficult if you’re camping or spending time outdoors.

If you love extreme camping, or find yourself in a survival situation, you’re going to need one of the best cold weather tents money can buy. Today we’re looking at some of the best to help you narrow it down.

Best Cold Weather Tents

Cold Weather Tents

ALPS Mountaineering Tasmanian 3

This tent is considered lightweight for a cold-weather tent, but it’s hardly light. While it can be carried solo, it’s got some serious heft to it. The Tasmanian is dome-shaped and spacious, providing room for up to three people and offering great protection from the cold.

Cost effective and spacious for how small it packs down to be, this one offers 14 square feet for storage and cooking. It does, however, weigh 8 pounds, making it better for people carrying their things in cars or on sleds.

The Tasmanian also sports tall sidewalls that can be blown around in heavy winds. We wish this one was a little bit more durable. That said, it’s still a great cold weather tent.

Mountain Hardware EV2

This relatively expensive option is fantastic for winter-weather survivalists and extreme campers. The tech on display here is top-of-the-line, offering great protection from the cold in a compact space. This single-walled tent offers a large vestibule for cooking and storage and ample room for sleeping comfortably.

The low ceiling and 5 pounds of weight are about the only complaints out there for this tent. According to some users, the tent isn’t entirely waterproof, though this hasn’t been the case in our experience. However, keep that in mind in case it rains heavily where you’re intending to set this tent up.

Big Sky Chanook

The Big Sky Chanook is a smaller, double-walled tent that’s ideal for backpacking. Coming in at three pounds and eleven ounces, the Chanook is a solid, durable and warm tent that is great for those looking to hoof if in the dead of winter. If you need a winter tent for one or two people, this one is for you.

The only real downside here is that the poles are on the exterior of the tent, which leaves them vulnerable to the elements. Hopefully, this won’t expose them to too much damage.