Conical or bell shaped canvas tent. No ropes required, it is quick to erect and very durable and sturdy in all weather conditions. Tall enough to stand in when getting changed and small enough to easily carry when packed. This tent can sleep up to 4 adults in a squeeze.
2.2m tall and 3.2m wide (diameter) at the base. These are all hand made so variations do occur but size can also vary due to weather, terrain and age of tent. It has a door flap which can roll up and by tightly lashed down in poor weather.
The conical/bell shaped tent is a timeless design and can be seen in many sketches and paintings throughout history. They would have been a common sight among Henry VIII campaigns through to French Infantry of the 18thC. A similar design was also used much earlier by nomadic tribes and also later as in the patented early American Sibley tent. The popularity of this design is possibly related to the fact that no ropes are needed and therefore are easier to move around within a large encampment. Some of the earliest examples of this style are 9thC CE Carolignian pictorial evedence shows them topped with a cross. There is also early depictions of them being used in hussite encampments mixed in with bell tents.
Original packed size 40cm x 50cm x 15cm but will vary depending on how you fold/roll it. Approx 8kg.
1 x Tent
Sod cloth. Sod cloth is a material band up to 30cm wide attached to the lower wall that is burried or has soil (sod) and other articles placed on it to create a barrier from wind and rain driving in under the tent wall.
Includes bonus painted poles made of lightweight metal, what a bargain.
Poles are included as a bonus EXCEPT when a coupon code, FREE Shipping or other promotional discount is applied.
12 pegs are required for the bottom of the tent.
is ONLY valid for delivery to east coast cities and major regional areas on mainland Australia. If you are elsewhere please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a revised quote before purchasing.
NOTE: Our tents are made with REAL heavy duty (14 ozpy - 475 gsm) canvas and not a synthetic or ripstop fabric.
IMPORTANT NOTE: When you order this tent, you will also receive a downloadable document detailing how to easily construct poles and make some pegs. This information is to make it easy to prepare your tent before your next event - proving once again that we have the real knowledge to assist our customers.
Will work with an adjustable metal pole.