The No. 1 Bestselling Tent at Backcountry That Shoppers Use for Backpacking and Car Camping Is Now Under $100


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Camping gear can get pricey, but if you look in the right places, it’s possible to check all the essentials off the list without blowing your budget. While gear like headlamps, camping stoves, and pocket knives are usually easier to find at an affordable price, tents can be tricky. Thankfully, a ton of tents are on sale at Backcountry right now, including the store’s top seller, which is now under $100.

Stoic’s Madrone tent is a four-person, three-season model that’s ideal for family trips or car camping adventures. Typically $159, it’s now on sale for just $95, and is one of the best deals we’ve seen on a tent of this size. It’s currently the No. 1 bestseller among all tents at Backcountry and is available in two colors.

Stoic Madrone 4 Tent in Oriole/Ochre, $95 (was $159) at Backcountry

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Like most four-person tents, Stoic’s Madrone tent can fit four people, but when you factor in gear and breathing room, it’ll be more comfortable for two adults. It’s a good option for camping with kids, though, and it has features that keep it from feeling too crowded, like two entryways. The mesh ceiling adds breathability, with the advantage of being able to gaze up at the stars, but it also comes with a rainfly that’ll keep everyone dry when the weather sours. The tent is designed to be very easy to set up and packs into a compact duffel-sized bag for easy transportation during trips.

The tent has held up in several challenging weather conditions, according to Backcountry shoppers. “During a trip with this tent, our campsite flooded during a storm,” a shopper stated. “We had 3-4 inches of standing water around our tent. The bottom turned into a waterbed as the water flowed underneath our tent. However, there was not a single drop of water inside our tent. We stayed completely dry even though we were sitting in water for almost an hour!” Another wrote, “It’s been through three storms and just recently a 30 mph gust lighting storm with very heavy rain. I experienced zero leaks”

Stoic Madrone 4 Tent in Desert, $95 (was $159) at Backcountry

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Backcountry shoppers also found that the tent passed the family friendliness test. “We used this tent backpacking 20 miles into Caribou Lakes in the Trinity Mountains with our 12-year-old daughter and 16-year-old son,” a shopper said. “Great tent, easy to put up and take down with plenty of space!” Another wrote, “All in all, great value, and I’m very happy to add a four-person tent to our inventory. [My] three kids, wife, and I were all able to play Uno in there during the storm.”

Whether you’re a seasoned camper looking to replace a worn-out tent or you’re heading out on your first family trip, the Stoic Madrone tent can sleep four and is a steal now that it’s less than $100. 

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