Best Tents For Extreme Weather

February 08, 2017

With news of extreme weather hitting various parts of the US, it may deter some from tent camping. For others, nothing will slow them down, even a bout of harsh weather conditions. If you find yourself in the latter category, you may be one to invest in the right gear to help fight off the elements. That’s why Thrillist has put together a list of tents that can withstand rain, sleet, snow, and beyond!

Let’s start with a basic harsh weather condition: extreme cold. The North Face VE 25 is a great option as it can protect you from temperatures as low as -60 degrees Fahrenheit. The glow in the dark zippers and 48 square feet of room don’t hurt either when you are looking to stay bundled up or get back in your tent as quickly as possible.

If you are looking to combat strong winds, the Heimplanet Mavericks Tent may be the solution you are looking for. Instead of using traditional poles, the tent utilizes an inflatable exoskeleton to help the tent stand securely and offer protection against intense winds up to 111 mph.

If heavy rains concern you, check out the MSR Hubba Hubba NX Tent! With venting vestibules, rainfly vents, and patented StayDry doors, this tent will keep you nice and dry even during a torrential downpour.

Sometimes heavy rains can cause flooding. If you remember our blog post about Tentsile Tree Tents, then you know these tents are suspended above the ground like a hammock which means that flooded campgrounds are the least of your worries if you have one of these! Thrillist recommends their Stingray Tree Tent for fighting off floods.

For more information on these tents and others that may come in handy when the weather is less than ideal, visit

Visit the Highway West Vacations Blog again soon for all things camping!

Back to the Blog
Share your story

We are inspired by those who stay at our parks. We invite you to share your vacation stories with us.