CANVAS BELL & MARQUEE TENTS
Hand-stitched canvas, crafted wooden toggles, the great outdoors, toasted marshmallows, lemon drizzle cake and lashings of ginger beer. It’s what memories are made of.
Inspired by a bygone era and the favoured accommodation of colonial adventurers, intrepid explorers and plucky pioneers, we have taken the bell tent and reimagined it for the 21st century.
This simple but utterly ingenious concept remains at the very heart of our canvas bell tents and marquee tents today. And inspired by Sibley’s passion to innovate and improve, we’ve made a few modifications of our own.
Our starting point was the very materials from which our bell tents & marquee tents are constructed. We use the finest quality unbleached, cotton canvas is available. Canvas technology has come on a long way since Sibley’s day and the canvas we use is durable, waterproof, breathable and mildew resistant. At every point of the design and development of our range of bell tents, quality has been absolutely paramount, so we only use the best materials and components available.
Wooden toggles from natural and sustainable sources, marine-grade rope and the very best zips money can buy. It may seem like a small detail but there is nothing more annoying than a zip that jams or breaks, especially when nature calls in the middle of the night or the local badger is making a beeline for your marmalade sandwiches.
OUR CANVAS BELL & MARQUEE TENTS FEATURE
You will find hidden extras in our tents that you will not find anywhere else on the market. How many times have you been camping and cursed the electric hook up for needing to go somewhere terribly inconvenient that has a huge gaping hole that lets in bad weather and god knows what else?
Well, our individually designed tents have a zippable electric hook up to stop this ruining your experience. Have you ever wondered how nice it would be to have a wood burner in your tent? We have a flue hole so you can do this safely and practically.
These small issues are ones that Steve felt he needed to solve when he started his own camping company, but there was also one huge issue he wanted to address. While the traditional bell tent used to be always canvas, many other materials like cotton have slipped into the ever-growing market. Cheap imitations made in materials like cotton are ugly and smelly and stay creased no matter how hard you try not to crease them. If they get wet it is unlikely they will fully dry out for the duration of your trip and they are well known for being prone to leaks.
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