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 below I cover many different options on the best thru-hiking shelters.

This is why choosing the right shelter for your backpacking trip 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 Triple Crown Trails

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Best Options Based on Tent Type

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Josh Koop

I turned 40 and realized I needed to change my life from being a desk-bound IT worker slowly dying in a cubicle. I have been working on ways to build my knowledge and skills, along with gear. I have plans to do a thru-hike on the Lone Star Hiking Trail, Ouachita Trail, and Pinhoti Trail in the next year.