Best Tents of 2017

The Best Camping Tents of 2017

Whether you’re looking for big, spacious tents for plenty of people, or smaller, easy-to-set-up tents for star gazing, Guide Gear has a style that fits your needs. Check out these five tents that provide reliable performance at a price that won’t break your budget. For more information, check out the camping tents comparison below the tents.

Guide Gear Teepee Tent

An ageless design for the 21st century

Guide Gear Teepee Tent

Don’t reinvent the wheel, and don’t try to replace a tent design that’s worked for generations. That’s Guide Gear’s philosophy when it comes to the Teepee tents and the standard 10’ by 10’ size is great for a multitude of uses.

Families, hunting parties, camp counselors, and more will find the tough polyester shell and waterproof coating perfect for their needs. The handy ventilation system keeps air moving and moisture out. It sleeps six and has far more space than you’d assume.

Guide Gear Truck Tent

Got a truck? You’ve got a camper!

Turn virtually any truck bed into a camper’s haven with one of these Guide Gear Full-Size Truck Tents. The impressively large interior has 5.25 feet of headroom and provides easy access with a large D-shaped door. It sleeps two but fits a full-size mattress, and has strong polyester flooring.

Guide Gear Ultimate Outfitter Tent

Here’s a wilderness headquarters for the whole crew!

Going all out, are you? Then the Guide Gear Ultimate Outfitter Tent is a no-brainer. The stove jack makes it easy to add a heating source, and a total height of 10 feet at the center creates some full-on living quarters for the entire crew. Imagine using this while camping at a family reunion, or housing multiple generations of sportsmen for a deer hunting trip. The spacious interior and rugged exterior will make this tent anyone’s ultimate choice.

Guide Gear Bivy Tent

Easy to carry and pack at just 4.5 pounds!
Guide Gear Bivy Tent

Maybe big spaces aren’t your thing, and you’re more into backcountry, minimalist camping. If you’re solo or with a close loved one, the Guide Gear Bivy Tent is the way to go. The all-mesh roof panels make this the perfect star gazer’s tent, and the whole thing can be covered with the heavy-duty 190T polyester walls when needed.

Guide Gear 4-Person Speed Up Dome Tent

Quick and easy set-up!


If none of the previously mentioned tents fit your style, we’ve got one more that ought to do the trick. The 4-Person Speed Up Dome Tent simplifies the setup process and gets you focused on the best things about camping (instead of complicated tent instructions).

Strong, clearly marked fiberglass poles hold the exterior of the tent, and the removable seam-sealed fly and mesh inner walls give you all the features you’d want for a pleasant stay in the great outdoors.

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8 Responses to “The Best Camping Tents of 2017”

  1. EvelBill

    I am getting one of the teepee tents this year, and a couple of the bivy tents, and now I’m curious about the pickup bed tent too!

  2. Shannon Taylor

    Your 10/10 teepee tent leak’s bought brand new. Leaks. Know where to go in the rain but your leaky tent.. Thanks for the worst Time ever..

  3. Teresa

    We bought the Truck bed tent and have enjoyed it for a couple years. Nice to have for any occasion!

    • Donald

      We bought the 18×18 and it held up great. You gotta make sure to get the bungies in tight on the black top to shield out the rain.

  4. Willie Trent

    I bought the 10×10 Teepee Tent around a 1.5yr ago. My son and I love it!!! We have gone camping roughly 2 dozen times, and spending 3 to 5 days at a time in the N. Ga. mountain rage with only one issue to mention. The storage bag is really lacking in durability. In the future I will be looking to buy the canvas version, or the 18×18 so I can install a wood stove.

  5. Bruddah Mike

    I bought one of your Bivy Tents Years ago when My 3 girls were young. All 3 fit in that one (which was much larger than this one). Sorry to see that one is no longer available (?).

  6. Virgil Turner

    These truck tents are very nice.

  7. TomC

    Two of your “Best Camping Tents of 2017” have been in your catalog and on your website for a long time — and have collected a lot of really terrible reviews from customers who have used them. Seems like the criteria used to judge “Best” for this article was “Best Profit Margin for Sportsmans Guide”