Best for Unpredictable Weather

The North Face Tadpole FL

A pair of testers took the Tadpole to the wettest place we could find – the Queets River in Olympic National Park. Over 4 nights, with nearly 3 inches of rainfall, the Tadpole stayed bone-dry. Large mesh walls eliminate the threat of condensation, while its taut-fitting fly sheds water efficiently. Inside, the steep walls and high ceiling ensured that a pair of hikers had plenty of room to move around. [$289; thenorthface.com]