Are the Canvas Bell Tents & Camp Tipis waterproof?
Yes they are. They are good for camping and all weather conditions.
Weathering Process for canvas Bell Tents, Touareg Tents & Camp Tipis.
When you receive your canvas tent it is advisable to weather your tent once or twice before taking it on is first camping trip. To weather the tent you should set it up and soak the outside with water from a garden hose or a good rain downpour and then let it dry out completely in the sun. It is normal to leak a little on the first use in seams and areas where tiny holes have been made from needle and thread. After it gets wet and dries out in the sun, the cotton fibers will expand locking out water for future use.
Canvas Bell Tent & Camp Tipi Storage
It is very important to make sure your canvas tent is bone dry before storing it. You can unzip the floor to clean or store that separately if needed. If you remove the floor you will need to zip it back on before you set it up again. If it is wet weather when you pack down you will need to dry it out when you get home. They have been treated for resistance against mold however you must store it dry.
Small 2 adults - Light and compact to carry if you are walking or riding your bike to the beach. Easy to set up in a few minutes. A great beach umbrella or regular beach tent alternative. Small 2.2kg
Medium 2 - 4 adults - A bit of extra space, this one is good for families or friends sharing. You can stand inside the medium and the large. Depending on how high the sun is people can also be shaded sitting outside any of the tents. Medium 3.5kg
Large 4 - 6 adults - The large is square based giving extra floor space and it opens on two sides. This one is good for being completely sheltered from the midday sun if you are spending the whole day at the beach for an event for example. It takes an extra five minutes to set up. Large 5kg
Where do you deliver?
We deliver to most countries. Please get in contact for a delivery time. If items are in stock they will be sent within 5 days. If they are made to order it can take 30 days. You are welcome to contact us for a delivery timeframe on the style you are after. You can also find information on our shipping page.
Does it get hot inside the beach tipi or the canvas tents?
No, it stays cool inside our tents. The combination of breathable fabric and airflow from underneath the beach tipi allow this. You can also have them completely open if you wish to have shade and not be inclosed. The Bell Tents and CampTipis have bucket floors which can be unzipped for airflow and mesh screens.
Can one person easily set the tents up?
Yes. They are all to be easy for one person to set up in a couple of minutes. On windy days the trick with the BeachTipis is to peg the fabric into the sand and then insert the frame inside. They don't fall over or require more than one person to hold and set up like beach shades. Nor do they blow away like beach umbrellas or pop up dome tents. They must be pegged into the sand.
The Bell Tents and Camp Tipis have a centre pole which you insert into the tent after pegging out the sides, easy!
Tell me more about quality and production.
Our tents are shibori dyed, batik printed and stitched individually by hand. We use high quality natural materials (cotton, rayon & canvas) that are breathable.
We are environmentally and socially aware, we source services from family businesses not large factories. We have personal relationships with all our suppliers and staff ensuring that there is no labour exploitation involved in our production even if this means our costs for services are higher.
Do you sell wholesale to stores?
Yes, please send an email with information about your store and location. We will get back to you as soon as we can.
How about custom orders for resorts?
We can do custom orders for beach clubs, resorts, hotels, restaurants. We can supply pool lounges, day beds, umbrellas, tents for events and eco retreats.