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Camping Tent?

Is there an inexpensive tent (under $200) that you could recommend? I am 6-4 and it should sleep at least 3, 2-3 season tent.


Here are a few options:

The Eureka Mountain Pass 4XT tent is a good 4-person tent. It is lightweight for its capacity, but a little over your price. It retails for $260, but I saw it from Campmor ( for $239. It should be large enough for your height as it measures 8 ft. 6 in. x 7 ft . 6 in. I have used the Mountain Pass 4XT and it is one my favorite 4 person tents, with full rainfly coverage, lightweight (per person), and two vestibules. I have reviewed the Mountain Pass 4XT at The 99 models have new colors and a window in the vestibule.

Eureka also makes the Timberline 4 ($190) and the Timberlite 3XT ($220) and Timberline 4XT ($200). I have not used the Timberline or Timberlite tents, so I can't give you a recommendation. In general they are more in an A-frame style, so they will have less head room than the Mountain Pass.

All of the Eureka tents can be seen online at

LL Bean makes good tents at affordable prices. They have a 4 person dome tent for $179, but it is very heavy. It would be fine for car camping, but not for backpacking at almost 12 pounds. It should be wide enough for your height at 8'5"L x 9'5"W.

Quest makes the Sundance tent for 3 at $190. Quest makes good quality tents, but they can be hard to find. I have not reviewed this tent. I may be a bit short for your height.

Those look like the best options I can find. I hope that helps. My bottom line recommendation is the Eureka Mountain Pass 4XT.

Steve Mann

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