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Choosing the right tent is a tough decision for campers of all skill levels. You have to consider the size, weight, effectiveness against the elements and when/how you are going to use it. I believe that every camper should have at least two tents: one for hiking and one for car camping (the latter is heavier, larger and more spacious).
And the range of tent prices can often seem drastic. You can pick up a nice pop-up tent for $30 or a lightweight carbon tent for over $1,000 (they weigh about a pound and are made for very serious hikers). But what if you are just starting out camping? Where do you start?
While tent prices have gone up over the past two years, I’m a firm believer that you can buy a tent that will last for about $100 – one that’s both durable enough not to tear when set up and keeps you dry during rain. Here are 10 budget tents under $100 (with a few exceptions) that you’re sure to love.