The North Face Kings Canyon 3 Tent: 3-Person 3-Season - $343.16

Roam through Appalachia with two friends by your side and the Kings Canyon 3 Tent in your pack. Often, three-season, three-person backpacking tents can feel claustrophobic and cramped inside, but the Kings Canyon boasts ample floor space, dual entrances and vestibule storage, and plenty of ventilation so everyone can breathe easy. A clever use of hubbed pole intersections, lightweight fly and floor materials, and lightweight components reduces the weight of this tent to a mere five pounds (light for a multi-person tent), without sacrificing weather protection or comfort.Besides its capability to protect you from the elements, the true test of any backpacking tent is how easily it fits into your pack once you break it down. To this end, the near-minimalist design of the Kings Canyon 3 allows it to comfortably fit into a single backpack, a nice touch considering that many multi-person tents are easier to carry if you split the components up between two or more people. Lightweight and freestanding, this is a backpacking tent even big enough for basecamp. - $343.16