Large Canvas Tents
Big Canvas Tents
If you’re looking for a large canvas tent, wall tents and bell tents are the way to go. They give you plenty of headroom and space to put your gear (and that of all your buddies)
But how big should you go? At Elk Mountain Tents, we offer 13×13, 13×16, and 13×20 for our wall tents. Very few people need more space that what a 13×20 can provide, and when they do, they usually prefer to just get a second tent for a bit more privacy between parties.
As a general rule, plan on sleeping 7-10 people in a 13×20. Check out our recommendations on sleeping capacity.
While you’re at it, check out our selection of canvas tents for sale.
Why Not Go Bigger?
As mentioned above, most people just prefer to have a second tent at that point.
However, there are other concerns as well. For example, the larger your tent, the larger the stove you will need. Then, if you need a giant stove that requires even more space around it, why did you get the extra space anyway?
Plus, assembling a tent larger than 13×20 can get tricky.
At Elk Mountain Tents, we prefer to keep it simple by offering just a few basic models that meet the needs of most people. This approach helps us keep our cost low because we can avoid putting tons of time into custom orders.
Visit our shop to see what features come standard with the 13×20.
Large Bell Tents
Bell tents have been around for about 1,500 years but become popular just before the Civil War. (click to learn more history!)
In recent years, they’ve become synonymous with glamping, but anyone is welcome to enjoy the luxury of a Bell Tent. Bell Tents provide plenty of room but are much easier to assemble. Our bell tents all come standard with a stove gasket and windows as well, so you don’t have to compromise any extra features.
Our “Yukon” Bell Tent comes in two sizes: 13ft diameter (132 sq ft) and 16ft diameter (200 sq ft), making the larger model comparable to our 13×16 for space (208 sq ft)