5. ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 2-Person Tent

the best tents 2018

Last but not the least is the best-selling mountaineering tent carrying a brand that has been on the market since 1993. The 2-door entry and the half mesh wall features provide great ventilation.

One more great about this tent is the Polyester rain fly that goes all the way to the ground is UV resistant and can stay taut. That added feature makes it great to have for better sun protection, during heavy rain, strong wind, and likely against the cold. Personally, I like it that the fly doors can be hung or fastened and leave it half open for easy in-out. Mostly meshed, this tent is ideal for wild outdoors.

Set up and Storage

Another easy to put up and take down. Tougher and with a better hold down ability. It comes with 2 vestibules and large zippers for extra gear storage.

 Durability/Other Features 

The sealed seams and durable Poly Tafetta floor is tough and works great for weather protection it keeps campers dry after a super wet hike.


While ALPS Mountaineering Lynx is one of the sturdiest in this review, you noticed we ranked it 5th in our list of the best camping tents 2018. For a little over 5 pounds with the fly and stakes, this tent can be heavy for hiking and backpacking. But if you don’t keep moving and simply want a shelter where you can fall asleep staring up at all the stars – this tent is fantastic.