Not all tents are created equal. This fact can be annoyingly apparent when it comes time to pitch that old pile of bent poles in your garage. Luckily, today's tents are so intuitive, they practically pitch themselves, making the real challenge just securing a spot that's level (just say no to slamping).
This year's lineup includes five tents ranging from two-person backpackers to four-person car-campers. Not only are manufacturers finding new ways to increase interior living space while simultaneously cutting weight, they're improving/adding other features as well. Tablet-viewing systems to integrated interior LED lights, tents have come a long way from a tarp and a few steel poles.
Whether you're heading into the backcountry or posting up at your local campsite, these five outdoor digs for summer will have you sleeping under the stars in style.