Overview

If you are looking for a waterproof tent, you have come to the right place! Our team has reviewed tons of waterproof tents and have shortlisted the best products. Check out our Quick Guide below, or read our in-depth product reviews.

Criteria for Selecting the Best Waterproof Tent

We graded waterproof tents on the basis of four features. The first feature should be obvious: how waterproof is the tent. Now, all the tents will be waterproof, but some have a longer-lasting waterproof coating than others. The second feature that we take into account is the tent durability. This is important because if a tent is easily snagged, then water can still leak into your tent. Or if the tent poles tear down very easily, then this can also lead to problems if you are stuck in harsh weather. The third feature is the ease of set up. How easy is it to set up your tent, especially in harsh conditions? Tents that only take a few minutes to set up are preferred to tents that are a little bit more complicated. The final factor is the weight of the tent. This is especially important for those of you that are looking backpack. For the rest of you, weight might not be as important of a factor to you.

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Awards

Overall Score

Top Features

  • Waterproof 100% 100%
  • Durability 98% 98%
  • Ease of Setup 97% 97%
  • Weight 98% 98%
  • Waterproof 99% 99%
  • Durability 98% 98%
  • Ease of Setup 96% 96%
  • Weight 90% 90%
  • Waterproof 97% 97%
  • Durability 96% 96%
  • Ease of Setup 93% 93%
  • Weight 95% 95%
  • Waterproof 97% 97%
  • Durability 97% 97%
  • Ease of Setup 98% 98%
  • Weight 96% 96%
  • Waterproof 95% 95%
  • Durability 94% 94%
  • Ease of Setup 95% 95%
  • Weight 96% 96%

Products In-Depth

  • Waterproof 100% 100%
  • Durability 98% 98%
  • Ease of Setup 97% 97%
  • Weight 98% 98%

Pros

  • 3-yr waterproof coating
  • 3-yr warranty
  • Windproof poles
  • 2 vestibules
  • Light-diffusing pockets

Cons

  • Tight fit
  • Floor not as durable
The MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2-Person Lightweight Backpacking Tent is a premium tent. If you are looking for a tent with exceptional waterproof abilities, then this is going to be a great bet. What I like about this tent is that it has an extreme waterproof coating, lasting for three years.
 
Also, the tent has windproof poles, which is great if you are out in the harsh elements and there are extreme wind conditions. The poles are very flexible and will not snap and break as we see with some other tents. So in general, if you’re looking for hardcore camping, this tent will definitely fit the bill. Even if you’re just looking for casual camping, this tent still will work very well.
 
The tent has lots of bells and whistles. For example, it has two vestibules on either side, which helped keep your gear dry. It also has light-diffusing ceiling pockets which eliminate the need to hack together some way to see inside your tent at night. The tent has vents to reduce condensation, and it also has a rain fly.
 
If you’re at all worried about durability, you really shouldn’t be. The Hubba Hubba comes with a three-year warranty. Now, as we were testing out this tent, we noticed right away that it is a really tight fit for two people. They do have different models that basically have the same basic technology but are different sizes. Also, watch out for the floor fabric as it can get holes due to wear and tear. It’s always advisable to use a footprint or some sort of tarp as a base.
 
All in all, if you’re looking for a top-notch waterproof tent, that will last you years, then this is our top recommendation.
  • Waterproof 99% 99%
  • Durability 98% 98%
  • Ease of Setup 96% 96%
  • Weight 90% 90%

Pros

  • Vertical walls add space
  • Lots of headroom
  • Extreme water resistance
  • Extreme wind resistance
  • UV resistant

Cons

  • 7.5 pounds
  • No windows
The Marmot Limelight 3 Person Camping Tent is a high-quality igloo tent. It set itself apart from the other tents right off the bat.
 
One thing you’ll notice as you get inside the tent is that there’s just plenty of space. The walls are vertical thanks to the angle of the tent poles. These vertical walls add a really nice touch when you’re sitting inside the tent – there is no need to hunch over as much. This allows for just that extra bit of headroom to make your experience more comfortable.
 
The tent itself has two large entrances on each side. The entrances themselves take up almost the entire square space of the tent wall, so this is just really convenient. For example, when it’s time to put your shoes on or you’re trying to make sense of what is in your camping bag, just having this extra space makes it extremely handy.
 
As with pretty much all modern tents, it does have two vestibules so you can keep your gear outside safe and dry. The tent is extremely water-resistant and wind-resistant making it perfect for backpacking.
 
There are no windows in this tent, which is fine if you have the rain fly off. But if you have the rain fly on, it can be a bit obnoxious to not really know what is outside your tent. And at 7.5 pounds it is a little on the heavy side for a backpacking tent. But if you’re not using it for a backpacking tent and you’re just doing a standard run of the mill camping weekend, I think you really love this tent.
 
Either way, its special design and premium quality will keep you safe from any rain or torrential downpours, and we totally recommend getting this tent!
  • Waterproof 97% 97%
  • Durability 96% 96%
  • Ease of Setup 93% 93%
  • Weight 95% 95%

Pros

  • Waterproof
  • 4-season tent
  • No-see-um mesh
  • Bathtub style floor
  • Anti-tear rainfly

Cons

  • Weak poles
  • Not for extreme cold
The MIER 3 Person Camping Tent is a great value for the money, as it is not too pricy and not of low quality, either. The MIER is great for four seasons. The inner tent will work for three seasons, and the outer tent will make it compatible in the cold season. Though, it might not be the best in extremely cold conditions. This waterproof tent will keep you dry in rainstorms or light showers, so you don’t have to worry about that.
 
In addition, it has noseeum mesh, which means even the smallest bugs cannot get inside the tent. This is great in the summer, where you want to sleep with only the inner tent, and you can rest assured that bugs will not get inside. As with most tents, it has vestibules, allowing you to keep your camping gear outside of the tent while you sleep.
 
This tent has four stash pockets, which is about three stash pockets more than the average tent, so there’s a stash pocket at each corner. No matter where you lay your head, you will be able to stash items like your keys and your cell phone and other small items.
 
The tent has a bathtub style floor, which basically means if there’s any water from flooding, it will not enter your tent. The rain fly is anti-tear, which will last you a very long time. The downside is that the poles can be weak if you’re in very windy conditions, or if you’re constantly using the poles in assembling and disassembling your tent quite a bit. So perhaps bring an extra pair if you are backpacking and don’t have easy access to replacements.
 
This tent, as mentioned earlier, is perhaps not the best for extremely cold climates, such as heavy snows. But overall, this is a wonderful tent. If you’re looking for a great waterproof tent, that’s a good value for the money without breaking the bank, then this is definitely gonna be a tent for you.
  • Waterproof 97% 97%
  • Durability 97% 97%
  • Ease of Setup 98% 98%
  • Weight 96% 96%

Pros

  • Anti-water, wind, UV
  • Comes with footprint
  • Very strong tent poles
  • Only 5.2 lbs
  • Antiscratch lining

Cons

  • Floor is thin
  • Only 3 seasons
The Naturehike Cloud-Up 2 Person Lightweight Backpacking Tent is an amazing tent. It provides a great value for the money without breaking the bank. It does exactly what it is supposed to do, which is to provide waterproof protection. This tent is a three-season tent, meaning that you want to stay away from really cold climates. However, it is going to do a great job keeping you dry and keeping you safe from cold wind.
 
The tent is easy to set up. We found that we can set it up in less than five minutes, so that’s kind of handy when you’re tired from your journey. And it does come with a footprint, which is really important. Make sure that you use it because if you don’t, the floor may get tear over time.
 
The tent poles are very strong. They can handle extreme wind and rain without fear of snapping or warping. The tent is waterproof, UV-resistant, and scratch-resistant, so you’re gonna be well taken care of in this tent. Besides, it is very well ventilated. The inner tent, of course, is well ventilated because it’s a giant mesh tent. But the outer tent has ventilation technology, which will keep you cool.
 
If you’re looking for a waterproof tent that will keep you dry in the event of rain, then we totally recommend this tent. It’s great for backpackers and casual campers.
  • Waterproof 95% 95%
  • Durability 94% 94%
  • Ease of Setup 95% 95%
  • Weight 96% 96%

Pros

  • Waterproof / Windproof
  • 5.4 lbs
  • Bathtub
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Great ventilation

Cons

  • Small
  • Floor is delicate
If you’re looking for an incredibly affordable yet highly waterproof tent, then Clostnature Lightweight 2 Person Backpacking Tent is for you.
 
This tent is about the lowest cost tent that we could find that is high quality and waterproof. And if you’re concerned that the quality is going to be poor or that it’s not going to last the test of time, this company stands by its claim of quality with its lifetime warranty! The tent is a no-frills tent. It is exactly what it says it is, which is waterproof. It will be able to withstand high winds as well.
 
But we did notice that the floor is a little bit delicate, and so you really need to buy a footprint for your tent to help extend the life of the tent, though it is not mandatory. The tent is really easy to set up, and we noticed that it does have great ventilation. Regardless of what season that you’re camping in, you’re going to enjoy really good ventilation. It’s only 5.4 pounds, which means that it is going to be great for backpackers as well as casual campers.
 
The tent includes a bathtub which prevents the inside of the tent from becoming soaked if there is rainy weather. So in short, I would strongly recommend this tent. If you’re looking for a starter tent or for something extremely capable of keeping you dry in the elements, then look no further.

Conclusion

We hope that you found our list of the best waterproof tents to be very helpful for your next camping adventure. Roast a s’more for us! Happy camping!

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