Best camo tent: 5 camouflage tents to blend in with your surroundings in 2023
Our roundup of the best camo tents for your bug out bag, stealth camping or backpacking
Camo tents are the perfect option for hunting, wilderness camping or for your bug out bag.
A good camo tent should be strong enough for long-term use, easy to set up and tear down and waterproof enough to handle extreme weather.
Ready to hide in plain sight? Let’s go…
In a hurry? Here’s our top 3 picks for the best camo tent.
Best for 1-person
Built to withstand the harshest of conditions, the Eureka Combat features a reversible rain fly, blackout fabric and two doors/vestibules.
Best for three people
A high-quality option utilizing world class DAC featherlite aluminum poles, suitable for 4-season use and tough enough to be pitched on a semi-permanent basis.
Best for 5-6 people
A large tent suitable for up to six people and tall enough to stand up in. Originally designed for use in the Amazon rainforest, it can withstand harsh, inclement weather.
5 best camo tents
A large camo tent for families and groups
The NTK Hunter is a great camo tent option for families or groups.
Measuring 10ft by 10ft, there is plenty of space to sleep, chill and get ready in comfort and with a peak height of 6ft, this thing just feels roomy.
The bathtub style flooring in the Hunter is one of its major strong points. It uses a thick, heavy-duty polyethylene with a silver coating for added protection against leaks and water seepage.
It also goes up the sides of the tent about 4 inches, ensuring no damp spots on your sleeping gear or on belongings stored near the sides of the tent.
The Hunter features ultra-thin no-see-um-mesh to protect against even the smallest of bugs and mosquitos.
And just incase you need any more convincing of just how well-made and versatile the Hunter is, NTK tents were originally designed to be used in the Amazon rainforest.
So you can rest assured that it can stand up to all climates and will protect you from bugs and critters.
Other features include a large utility pocket for storing small belongings, plus a ceiling loft for more storage and hanging a lantern or light.
A great 4-season option for short and long term pitching
The Snugpak Scorpion is not only suitable for 4-season use but can also be pitched on a long-term or semi-permanent basis.
While it’s suitable for up to three people, this would require you to sleep in a top-to-toe position and no space inside for gear. With two people, you can sleep side-by side comfortably and still have space for your belongings.
The Scorpion uses DAC featherlite NSL anodized aluminum poles for maximum durability and strength whilst keeping the weight down.
DAC poles are some of the most respected poles in the industry and highlights the excellent quality of the tent overall.
Its fly-first design allows for quick set up in bad weather or an emergency by allowing you to pitch the rain-fly without the inner tent.
The fly itself has a hydrostatic head rating of 5000mm, which is well above average in the camping field. At 5000mm, the rainfly can withstand driving rain, heavy snow and extreme wind without leaking or collapsing.
The inner tent is made completely of no-see-um mesh for excellent ventilation, with a 5000mm bathtub style floor to prevent leaks and water penetration, even in torrential rain.
With a peak height of 43″, it is tall enough to comfortably sit up and relax in.
Other nice features include 10 internal storage pockets, loops in the ceiling for hanging lights or lanterns and comes supplied with an emergency repair kit.
OneTigris Backwoods Bungalow
A budget, lightweight option with excellent quality
OneTigris manufactures some of the best and cheapest tents for wilderness camping and the Backwoods Bungalow baker style 3-season tent is no exception.
The design of the Backwoods Bungalow focuses on blending in with your natural surroundings in a comfortable but minimal fashion.
The optional awning is a really neat feature that adds a tonne of convenience during bad weather. It allows you to cook underneath it in rain/snow or organize all your gear without it all getting soaking wet.
There is also a double entryway with one of the doors being full no-see-um mesh, allowing you to leave the nylon door open or in awning mode without bugs getting in.
Despite being single walled, the fabric coating has a hydrostatic rating of 3000mm, meaning it can handle heavy rain and strong winds without any leaks or water penetration.
However, if you want added peace of mind, you can hang a tarp above the tent if you know it’s going to endure days of continuous rain.
The tent does not need or come supplied with poles, but can be set up with hiking poles, sticks or simply strung between two trees using ridge lines.
At just over 3lbs in weight, the tent is a super lightweight and convenient option. The weight won’t add much to your pack, and its simple design ensures you can set up and tear down within a matter of minutes.
Best bivy style camo tent
Another Snugpak tent to make the list, the Snugpak Ionosphere is a super high quality 1-person bivy style tent with plenty of room inside to store your belongings.
Available in army green or coyote tan, you’ll remain discrete while out in the woods or wilderness.
Its ripstop polyester nylon has a hydrostatic head rating of 5000mm meaning it can withstand torrential rain and extreme wind without leaking.
Its crazy high hydrostatic head rating also ensures that pressure can be applied to the fabric and water still wont penetrate.
With only two poles and press fit connectors it’s a breeze to set up and take down.
An example to highlight the quality of this tent is the inclusion of DAC featherlite aluminum poles. DAC poles are basically classed as one of the best in the industry in terms of strength and weight.
It’s also fairly lightweight at 3lbs 5oz and has plenty of interior space, even if you’re tall. It’s 94” long, 35” wide and 28” tall.
Obviously you can’t sit up in it, but there is plenty of length to sleep comfortably if you’re tall or want to store your gear inside with you.
Best camo tent for 1-person
The Eureka Combat is a military issue tent supplied to over 100,000 soldiers for use in the field. It’s the perfect tent for a bug out bag, hunting trips or long-term expeditions.
While it’s designed to be comfortable for 1-person, you can actually fit two people in the tent quite comfortably.
The Combat TCOP utilizes a three pole structure made from durable aluminum and can withstand 40 mph steady winds and 55 mph wind gusts.
The rainfly can withstand blinding rain and will keep you dry as bone. It’s also reversible so you can choose between camouflage and desert tan, depending upon your environment.
It features two large doors on either side of the tent, plus two vestibules for storing your gear. The large vestibule space ensures you have plenty of room inside your tent for a comfy nights sleep.
Another great feature that will give you a great nights sleep is the blackout fabric.
If you plan to camp in the tent for any pro-longed period of time, blackout fabric is a huge deal.
While you can survive waking up at the crack of dawn on short camping trips, a proper nights sleep is essential for the long term. Not only does it keep it pitch black inside at any time of day, but much cooler too.
Its durability and high-quality materials means it’s not the lightest one person tent on the market at 6lb 7oz. However, if you’re looking for something that will last you a lifetime and will see you through anything, you can’t go wrong with the combat.