The Best Canvas Tent

The Best Canvas Tent
If you spend any amount of time camping outdoors, then you need a good canvas tent. These tents are waterproof and protect not only yourself, but also your belongings. The best canvas tent is one designed for families, but also works well for individuals and couples: the Big House 6 from Big Agnes.


The Big House 6 is the best canvas tent because it has versatility and works for a variety of different situations. It works as a backpacking tent, but also works for car camping if you plan on driving and parking at your destination. It's also great for camping on the beach or using it as a tent for hiking, and it even works as a shelter for any other type of camping.


When you first put up the Big House 6 from Big Agnes, you'll notice just how easy it is to set up. It takes less than 20 minutes to install the poles and stakes and it only takes one person to set up the tent. Instead of using interlocking poles, the tent uses three poles that snap together. There's no need to worry about which pole goes where because all the poles work in all slots of the tents.


The Big House 6 really is big, at 90 square feet. The tent was designed to sleep a family of six, and six people really can sleep inside comfortably. The tent also works for smaller groups, and couples who need their space also will appreciate the size. The size also lets one or more people leave the tent without disturbing anyone else by climbing over them and their things.

Other Benefits

A rain fly attached to the top of the tent keeps you dry even during extreme rain, and the optional footprint fits beneath the tent and prevents moisture from getting inside the tent. You'll also like the screens on the doors, which allow the air to get inside while still keeping the bugs out. Also keep in mind that the entire tent with poles weighs less than 14 pounds, making it perfect for carrying even on longer trips.

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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