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Best Thru-Hiking Shelters

Let’s find you the BEST shelter
for YOUR thru-hike!

When thru-hiking your shelter is what’s going to allow you to stay dry and to have a place to call home at the end of an exhausting day hiking up the PUDS.

This is why choosing the right shelter is very important to your success on a long-distance hike, we cover all the different types of shelters from tents to hammocks and tarps with the purpose being to help you find the right match for your trek!

Simply select your shelter needs below to access the guide.

Looking for more strategic options then take a look below at our overall selections based on the trail or on the tent you plan to use.

Best Options Based on Trails

  • best tent for thru-hiking at
  • best tent for thru-hiking pct
  • best tent for cdt

Best Options Based on Tent Type

  • best trekking pole tent for backpacking
  • best freestanding backpacking tent
  • best single wall backpacking tent
  • best single wall freestanding tent
  • best ultralight single wall tent