The Best Canvas Tents

The Best Canvas Tents
Whether you plan on camping with kids, your spouse, or camping on a backpacking trip, you need a good canvas tent. The tent protects you from the heat, cold, rain and other weather elements, and gives you a place to rest your head. You shouldn't be surprised that the best canvas tents come from well-known companies such as Eureka.

Dome Tents

The Eureka Sunrise 11 is the best canvas dome tent with 121 square feet of sleeping place and room for up to six adults. The tent features a rain fly on the top and another one on the side, which protects you and your belongings from rain leaking inside. The tent is easy to set up because the poles slide right into the attached holes and the domed shape prevents it from getting moved during a windstorm. You'll also like the large screen windows, which let extra air into the tent.

Backpacking Tent

The Big Sky Evolution 2P is the best canvas backpacking tent for several reasons, including its light weight. At just more than 3 lbs. it's easy to carry and transport with you on trips. When assembled the tent gives you 42 square feet of space and more than 16 square feet of space inside the attached vestibule. The aluminum poles provide top stability and it offers good ventilation, which was why Backpacker magazine picked it as one of their favorite tents.

Family Tent

If you're looking for a good family tent, try the Eureka Copper Canyon 1610, which is 16 feet long and 10 feet wide. The tent has two separate rooms, with a sleeping area and dining area. The dining area has the look of a screen house, with a lack of flooring, but works great if you're using a table. The tent is more than 6 feet tall and has a number of storage pockets inside the sleeping area for storing personal items.

Cabin Tent

The best cabin tent is the North Face Trailhead 8, which sleeps up to eight adults. The tent is more than 6 feet tall and has three separate rooms. Two sleeping areas are located on either side of a center room, perfect for eating or playing. A rain fly on top of the tent protects all the rooms from rain and there are two separate entrances to the interior. Small vestibules on each entrance gives you a place to wipe off your feet and leave muddy shoes.

Article Written By Jennifer Eblin

Jennifer Eblin has been a full-time freelance writer since 2006. Her work has appeared on several websites, including Tool Box Tales and Zonder. Eblin received a master's degree in historic preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

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