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Best Backpacking Tents for Tall People

Being tall has its perks. You’re able to stride a little longer, jump a bit farther, and reach a hair higher than everyone else. But trying to squeeze into equipment meant for an averaged-sized person? That’s not as great.  

You might have camping nightmares about leg cramps while trying to fit into sleeping bags, or cold feet hanging off the end of a cot. Nothing is worse than sleeping in a tent only to wake up finding your feet trying to stretch through the canopy in search of more room. 

If you are over 6 feet tall, it’s time to make those camping horrors into bad dreams of the past.  There are many companies producing extra-long tents made just for you, so you can get back to enjoying the wilderness while being comfortable and getting a good night’s sleep.

If you’re in search of the best backpacking tent for tall people, you’ve come to the right place.   

Best Backpacking Tents for Tall People

Here at Outdoorsr, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 Best Backpacking Tents for Tall People. The Big Agnes Copper Spur 1 Person Tent is our Editor’s Choice as the best all-around backpacking tent for a tall person, but if that isn’t for you, keep searching our list. 

Whether you want an ultralight tent, one to fit your whole family, or just one to let your 6’8” partner sleep in comfort, we guarantee this list has the perfect backpacking tent for you.

REI Co-op Half Dome 2 Plus Tent

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  • Tent Dimensions: 92”L x 56”W x 44”H
  • Minimum Weight: 4lb 14oz
  • Capacity: 2 people
  • Canopy Fabric: Ripstop Nylon & Nylon Mesh
  • Fly & Footprint Included: Fly Only
  • Price:  $$

Best Tent for the Tallest Campers

If you are well over 6 feet, you need to purchase the REI Co-op Half Dome 2 Plus Tent. With a floor length of 7.6 feet, the REI Co-op Half Dome is the longest tent on our list. We promise it has not only has you covered, but your even taller friend covered as well.  

Manufactured with a full nylon mesh canopy, the Half Dome might not be ideal for a bug-ridden environment, but it is perfect for spending a summer’s night out under the stars.

It includes a ripstop nylon rain fly with 4 ceiling vents, protecting you from the elements while allowing good airflow through the interior. We hear you might want to invest in a few more fly stakes in windy conditions, but otherwise, the fly stands up great during the rain.  

The REI Half Dome makes crawling over each other for those middle-of-the-night bathroom runs a thing of the past. It sports 2 zipper doors allowing easy exit from both sides of the tent.   

Our favorite part about the Half Dome? It’s 6 interior storage pockets and multiple hanging loops.

You can hang your lantern, stow your frequently needed items, and forget about having to search the tent floor for your flashlight at 10 pm. This tent provides the extra length you need and the comforts you want, making it perfect for those campers over 6’5”.

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REI Co-op Quarter Dome Tent 

  • Tent Dimensions: 88”L x 35/27”W x 38”H
  • Minimum Weight: 1lb 15oz
  • Capacity: 1 person
  • Canopy Fabric: Nylon
  • Fly & Footprint Included: Fly Only
  • Price:  $$

Best Ultra-light Backpacking Tent for a Tall Person

Traveling by yourself? The REI Co-op Quarter Dome Tent is similar to the REI Half Dome reviewed above, but perfect for solo camping. Weighing under 2 pounds, the REI Quarter Dome is the ideal ultralight backpacking companion.  

Still not light enough for you? The Quarter Dome gives you the option to leave your tent – and another half a pound – at home. If you purchase the footprint (sold separately) there is a minimalist pitch option, creating a shelter with solely the tent poles, fly, and footprint. This option weighs a mere 1.5 pounds or the equivalent of only 3 cups of water!  

The rain fly of the REI Co-op Quarter Dome has a large door, making for easy entry and exit, and adding more space for your pack. Small storage pockets and hanging loops allow you to stay organized and suspend your reading light. Reflective guy lines and stake loops prevent nighttime tripping. 

The Quarter Dome is only semi-freestanding and has, like the REI Half Dome, a full-mesh canopy, both of which we aren’t crazy about. But for under 2 pounds, these are small annoyances we can definitely overlook. 

If you’re in search of the best ultra-light backpacking tent for a person over 6’, the REI Co-op Quarter Dome Tent cannot be beaten.

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REI Co-op Half Dome 2 Plus Tent

best backpacking tent for tall people
  • Tent Dimensions: 92”L x 56”W x 44”H
  • Minimum Weight: 4lb 14oz
  • Capacity: 2 people
  • Canopy Fabric: Ripstop Nylon & Nylon Mesh
  • Fly & Footprint Included: Fly Only
  • Price:  $$

Best Tent for the Tallest Campers

If you are well over 6 feet, you need to purchase the REI Co-op Half Dome 2 Plus Tent. With a floor length of 7.6 feet, the REI Co-op Half Dome is the longest tent on our list. We promise it has not only has you covered, but your even taller friend covered as well.  

Manufactured with a full nylon mesh canopy, the Half Dome might not be ideal for a bug-ridden environment, but it is perfect for spending a summer’s night out under the stars.

It includes a ripstop nylon rain fly with 4 ceiling vents, protecting you from the elements while allowing good airflow through the interior. We hear you might want to invest in a few more fly stakes in windy conditions, but otherwise, the fly stands up great during the rain.  

The REI Half Dome makes crawling over each other for those middle-of-the-night bathroom runs a thing of the past. It sports 2 zipper doors allowing easy exit from both sides of the tent.   

Our favorite part about the Half Dome? It’s 6 interior storage pockets and multiple hanging loops.

You can hang your lantern, stow your frequently needed items, and forget about having to search the tent floor for your flashlight at 10 pm. This tent provides the extra length you need and the comforts you want, making it perfect for those campers over 6’5”.

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Marmot Tungsten 2 Person Backpacking Tent

  • Tent Dimensions: 88”L x 54/46”W x 42”H
  • Minimum Weight: 4lb 13oz
  • Capacity: 2 people
  • Canopy Fabric: Polyester
  • Fly & Footprint Included: Yes
  • Price:  $$

Best All-Inclusive Tent for Tall Campers

The Marmot Tungsten 2 Person Backpacking Tent is one of the only tents on our list that isn’t trying to sell you extra bells and whistles. It comes with the tent, rainfly, footprint, and poles; everything you need in one purchase.   

The Marmot Tungsten features taped seams to prevent water leaks, and 2 doors allowing easy access from both sides. The tent also features Zone Pre-Bend Construction Technology, creating extra headroom with a more-vertical wall than other competitors. There are small interior pockets for storage and a headlamp pocket to light up your tent at nighttime.

While this tent is one of the cheaper options on our list as well, the price does come at a cost; the quality and material used in this tent are not top-notch. The Marmot Tungsten is manufactured out of polyester – the lesser cousin to ripstop nylon – and it’s aluminum poles have been known to shear under high tension. 

However, Marmot does offer a product warranty guaranteeing your tent will be free from manufacturer defects during the lifetime of your tent. If an abnormal issue does occur, you can rest easy knowing you’re covered.  With a length of 7.3 feet, this all-inclusive tent is perfect for tall campers wanting that one-click purchase.

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MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2 Person

  • Tent Dimensions: 84”L x 50”W x 39”H
  • Minimum Weight: 3lb 8oz
  • Capacity: 2 people
  • Canopy Fabric: Ripstop Nylon
  • Fly & Footprint Included: Fly Only
  • Price:  $$$

Best Lightweight Backpacking Tent for 2 People

The MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2 Person Tent is, without a doubt, the best lightweight backpacking tent for tall couples and friends alike. Weighing as little as 3.5 pounds, this tent is easy to fit in your pack and hike with for miles.  

But don’t let its light weight fool you. The Hubba Hubba was also built to last. Made of Ripstop Nylon and sporting Easton Syclone poles – manufactured from an aerospace composite – this tent is durable and ready to withstand any unexpected storms.

The MSR Hubba Hubba features kickstand vents for its ripstop nylon fly, ensuring you get airflow and circulation without any wetness. Also helping you stay dry are the rain gutters by the door and an “Xtreme Shield” waterproof polyurethane coating. The 2 doors on the rainfly are also large, providing extra room to store your pack and keep your gear safe from the elements as well.

Of course, like all great things, there is a catch. The Hubba Hubba is, unfortunately, one of the pricier tents on our list. It also sports the California Proposition 65 Warning, which can deter some people from purchasing the item.  

Here at Outdoorsr, we believe that the lightweight and amazing features of this tent are, however, well worth the price. The MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2 Person Tent is the best lightweight backpacking tent for 2 tall people and we know if you purchase it, you will agree.

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Big Agnes Copper Spur 1 Person Tent

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  • Tent Dimensions: 88”L x 38/28”W x 38”H
  • Minimum Weight: 2lb 2oz
  • Capacity: 1 person
  • Canopy Fabric: Ripstop Nylon & Polyester Mesh
  • Fly & Footprint Included: Fly Only
  • Price:  $$$

Best All-Around Backpacking Tent for a Tall Person

Out of the 10 backpacking tents on our list, the Big Agnes Copper Spur 1 Person Tent takes the cake. This tent provides the durability and length you need with the features you want, all in a compact, lightweight package.  

The Big Agnes Copper Spur Tent and rainfly are manufactured out of extra-strong ripstop nylon (25% stronger than regular ripstop nylon) and have taped seams to ensure they stay strong and leakproof.

The top portion of the tent canopy is polyester mesh – not our favorite thing for last through the years – but the mesh is 2-toned, providing privacy while inside. 

The Big Agnes Copper Spur has great extras. Bin pockets hold more gear than most other interior mesh pockets used by competitors. An LED strip provides you interior lighting without the need for a lantern. Interior loops give you plenty of spots to attach gear.

The fly can either create a store vestibule for your gear at night or an awning, giving you more space to move around during the day.   

All of this and the Big Agnes Copper Spur still has a minimum trail weight of just over 2 pounds and a length of over 7.3 feet.

It does have slightly less headroom than other tents on our list with a peak height of only 38 inches, but the peak is off-center, giving you the space you need where you need it. If you are looking for the best backpacking tent for a tall person, the Big Agnes Copper Spur 1 Person Tent is it.

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MSR Zoic 3-Person Tent 

  • Tent Dimensions: 88”L x 75”W x 43”H
  • Minimum Weight: 5lb 7oz
  • Capacity: 3 people
  • Canopy Fabric: Nylon Micromesh
  • Fly & Footprint Included: Fly Only
  • Price:   $$$

Best Backpacking Tent for Tall Families

While most of the tents on our list sleep only 1-2 people comfortably, the MSR Zoic 3-Person Tent is perfect for an additional friend, or families with younger children. With a floor area wide enough to fit a California King air mattress you can rest easy knowing there is room for everyone, even if they are all over 6 feet tall.

With an all-mesh canopy, the MSR Zoic includes a ripstop nylon rainfly that creates 2 covered vestibules, perfect for storing packs. The tent also features 3 gear lofts – or storage pockets – so everyone has a place to stow their smaller items. Two doors allow for easy access to the tent and minimal shuffling around and crawling over each other during the night. 

If the 5.5-pound trail weight is too heavy for you, the Zoic 3-person Tent also provides you with a no tent pitch option, if you purchase their Fast & Light Body Tent (sold separately). The Fast & Light Body is similar to a footprint with short sidewalls and will cut an additional pound out of your pack.  

For group camping, the MSR Zoic 3-Person Tent is a must. It sports an additional 20 or more inches in width over most other tents on our list, and yet still weighs less than other smaller tent options. If you’re going backpacking as a family, the MSR Zoic 3-Person Tent will not disappoint

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Black Diamond Eldorado 

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  • Tent Dimensions: 87”L x 51”W x 43”H
  • Minimum Weight: 4lb 8oz
  • Capacity: 2 people
  • Canopy Fabric: ToddTex
  • Fly & Footprint Included: No. Fly not needed.
  • Price:  $$$$

Best All-Season Backpacking Tent 

The Black Diamond Eldorado: Serious protection for serious all-season campers. If you’re a tall backpacker looking for year-round outdoor adventures, the Eldorado is the backpacking tent for you. Its 7’3” length is perfect for hikers over 6 feet tall, and its durability cannot be beaten.

Manufactured out of state-of-the-art ToddTex single-walled fabric, this tent is ready to face the toughest of elements. It’s waterproof and windproof while remaining breathable, and sports 4 air vents for circulation. Rated for all 4 seasons, the Eldorado is ready to face the snow and any storms you might encounter on your journey.

While built to withstand the elements and last for years, the Black Diamond Eldorado does come at a price. A steep one at that. The Eldorado is the most expensive tent on our list. Add in the recommended storage vestibule and ground cloth (both sold separately), and you are looking at spending several hundred dollars. 

However, if you’re in search of snow adventures and winter camping, the Black Diamond Eldorado is definitely worth the cost. If not, we suggest looking into a different 3-season rated tent instead.

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The North Face ECO Trail 2 Person

  • Tent Dimensions: 86”L x 52”W x 43”H
  • Minimum Weight: 5lb 9oz
  • Capacity: 2 people
  • Canopy Fabric: Polyester
  • Fly & Footprint Included: Fly Only.
  • Price:   $$

Best Tall Tent for the Eco-Conscious

If you love the environment (and what wilderness-exploring backpacker doesn’t?), the North Face ECO Trail 2 Person Tent is the backpacking tent for you. The rainfly, canopy, and floor are all manufactured out of recycled materials, keeping excess plastic waste out of forests, oceans, and landfills.  

Made from recycled polyester, this tent is still built to stand up to the elements and keep you dry during a storm. It sports 2 doors and the rainfly creates 2 storage vestibules, great for stowing packs and keeping gear protected while out of the way.

The North Face ECO uses a high/low ventilation system, ensuring airflow circulates while condensation doesn’t build. It is also 7’2” long, so great for taller backpacking pairs.

With a trail weight over 5.5 pounds, the North Face ECO is a bit heavier than most of its 2-person tent competitors.

It also has limited extras. There are no interior storage pockets, gear hooks, or other comforts that are nice to have. However, we think knowing you’re helping save the environment is the only extra feature you need.

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The North Face Alpine Guide 2

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  • Tent Dimensions: 89.5”L x 57.5/40.5”W x 36.5”H
  • Minimum Weight: 5lb 7oz
  • Capacity: 2 people
  • Canopy Fabric: Ripstop Nylon
  • Fly & Footprint Included: Fly Only
  • Price: $$$

Best Backpacking Tent for Lots of Gear

If you’re in search of a versatile, 4-season tent that has extra storage space for all your specialized gear, the North Face Alpine Guide 2 is the backpacking tent for you. It has a durable, hybrid design with double-wall construction in the front, allowing you to take it on both summer hikes and snowy backpacking trips through the mountains.  

The Alpine Guide 2 is manufactured out of ripstop nylon. Its rainfly creates a huge front vestibule almost 3 feet in length, so storing snowshoes, packs, climbing harnesses, or any other equipment you need is not an issue. There is a rear door for quick access to the outside, or it can be used for ventilation along with the two top vents.

While this 4-season tent has a minimum weight for almost 5.5 pounds, it does sleep 2 tall people comfortably. It has a length of almost 7.5 feet, making it one of the longest tents on our list. The Alpine Guide 2 is a bit pricey, but it comes with a lifetime warranty so you never have to worry about buying another 2-person backpacking tent again.

Whether you are exploring in a low-ravine or high-alpine environment, the Alpine Guide 2 has you, your tall friend, and all your gear covered. Literally!

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Bessport 1-2 Person Camping Tent

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  • Tent Dimensions: 90.6”L x 39.4”W x 42.1”H (2-Person: 86.6”L x 48.4”W x 43.5”H)
  • Minimum Weight: 4lb 6oz (2-Person: 5lb 3oz)
  • Capacity: 1-2 people
  • Canopy Fabric: Polyester
  • Fly & Footprint Included: Fly Only.
  • Price:  $

Best for Tall Campers on a Budget

If you’re looking for a bargain, the search ends here. The Bessport 1 or 2 Person Camping Tent is, by far, the cheapest option on our list; it’s price cannot be beaten. With pre-attached poles and a 2-minute-or-less setup time, this tent is the perfect option to quickly get you out exploring the wilderness. The 1-person tent also fits a Twin-XL air mattress, making it perfect for tall backpackers.

While the Bessport Camping Tent is manufactured out of polyester, it does have a welded floor and taped seams, helping aid in its waterproofing and windproofing abilities. It also comes with reflective guylines, reducing your nighttime tripping hazards.  

Weighing in on the heavier side, the Bessport Camping Tents have a trail weight of approximately 4.5-5 pounds depending on which tent you purchase. The 1-person tent, however, does have a lightweight no tent pitch option similar to a few other tents on our list. You can purchase a footprint (sold separately) and leave the tent behind, saving quite a bit of extra weight in your pack.  

The Bessport 1 or 2 Person Camping Tent is, overall, a solid option guaranteed to fit any budget. It might not be made out of top-of-the-line materials, come with a lot of extras, or go above and beyond, but it covers all your basics at a price that cannot be beaten.

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How to Choose the Right Tent

If you still aren’t sure which extra-long tent is perfect for you, we’ve come up with a list of additional considerations to help you narrow down your options.

Length

When you are tall, tent length is key. While all of the tents on our list are long (7 feet and above), not every tent may be long enough for you. If you’re 6’8”, getting an 84” tent won’t give you much wiggle room. Chances are, once you add a pillow and sleeping bag you’ll still feel cramped. Our recommendation is to take your height plus an additional 6 inches in order to find a comfortable tent length for you. Consider going 8 to 10 inches above your height for maximum comfort.  

Size When Packed

When you’re hitting the trail, you want a pack you can manage. Purchasing a tent that is too heavy or too bulky for you to carry is never good. Look at the packed dimensions of your tent and decide if you have room for it.  

Some larger 2+ person tents might be worth an increased packed size, so long as your partner can carry any additional gear you might need with the space they save in their backpack by not needing a tent of their own. If traveling solo, a smaller sized tent should be higher on your priority list than if you are traveling in a group.

Season Rating

Are you a nice-weather camper or an all-season camper? Will you see snow during your outdoor adventures?  

While most backpackers will be fine with a 3-season rated tent, these tents are not rated to handle the freezing temperatures encountered by more extreme adventurers. If you are planning on using your tent in high-alpine or snowy conditions, make sure you purchase a 4-season rated tent to meet your needs.

Weight

When you are backpacking, your pack weight will likely be one of the biggest challenges you face. Remember: Every pound you put in your pack is a pound you have to carry through with you every step of the trail.  

If you are going on a longer backpacking journey, we recommend looking into ultralight tent options. Two pounds might not seem like a big deal now, but it will be on day 5 of your wilderness adventure. As alluded to previously, if you are traveling with a partner, in a group, or going on a shorter backpacking trip, an extra pound or two might not be a huge deal, especially if you can share the load. 

Consider your travel options, companions, and additional gear weight, then choose a tent that won’t weigh you down. Literally.

Included Accessories

With all of the accessory options available nowadays, it’s important to look at what accessories are recommended for use with your tent, which are included, and which you might need to purchase separately.   

Most tents on our list included guylines, stakes, poles, a rain fly, and any other items needed to set up the tent. However, most also recommended – but did not include – a footprint to better protect your tent floor. Some suggest a lightweight no-tent pitch when backpacking, but additional accessories (like the footprint) are needed to build that shelter option. 

Others offer carry bags, additional storage options, or lighting options, all of which may or may not be included in the tent purchase price.  

Price

The prices of the backpacking tents on our list range wildly from under a hundred to almost a thousand dollars. The durability, materials, technology, and warranty behind the tents all contribute to the varying costs. 

Trying to find a quality tent that has the extras you want at the price you need can be challenging. It’s important to purchase a tent that fits your budget, while still meeting all of your backpacking, camping, and height(!) needs.

Final Thoughts

Being over 6’ tall can come with its challenges, but sleeping in a tent shouldn’t be one of them. There are a plethora of tents on the market made for extra-tall people, but we’ve listed our top recommendations in this article to make your shopping experience easier.  

We, at Outdoorsr, guarantee that no matter which tent you choose, you will discover the best backpacking tent for tall people. Whether you go with our Editor’s Recommendation of the Big Agnes Copper Spur, our ultralight choice of the REI Co-op Quarter Dome, the MSR Zoic 3-Person family tent, or any other option on our list, you can’t go wrong.

Don’t delay. Find the extra-long backpacking tent that best suits you, and get out there! The wilderness is waiting. 

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