Key Features include
- 300gsm canvas with superior waterproofing
- Zippable ‘bath tub’ style 540 (g/m²) ground sheets
- Mosquito netting doors with YKK Zips
- Wooden guy sliders, dollies and heavy duty pegs
With over 10 years experience in the bell tent sales and tipi hire industry we have drawn on our knowledge to create exceptional bell tents. We are so confident in the quality of our bell tents we are the only company to offer a 2 year warranty. Please see our “product pages” for detailed photos and videos of our tents.
Why buy a bell tent?
With soft draping lines and traditional styling the bell tent offers a beautiful and elegant structure. Within, the bell tent gives a wonderful, sociable circular space. Natural, cotton canvas provides a soft ambient light and welcoming shade on a lazy hot summer’s day.
Rich cotton canvas keeps you cosy at night and bell tents provide ample head room. They are also strong, durable and practical with set up times between 10 and 20 minutes.
Its all in the detail
3rd set of pegs
Based on our experience over many years of hiring bell tents, we only provide heavy duty stake pegs and in addition we also supply as standard a 3rd set of heavy duty stake pegs to secure the elastic loops (the elastic loops should always be secured separately) You can view the importance of this on the below video or on our ‘video page’.
The most famous, trusted and highest quality zips in the world. From the groundsheet to the mosquito netting, windows and doors your bell tent has a lot of zips which is why we exclusively use the most reliable zip on the planet. YKK zips
Mosquito netting doors
Our bell tents come with a very fine, integrated mosquito netting door that also stops midges.
Every bell tent you buy from us comes with a 540 gsm zipped groundsheet. This very heavy weight groundsheet offers excellent insulation and protection from the ground. Because the groundsheet is zipped in can easily be raised or ‘floated’ for a shade canopy. Zipped ground sheets are also much easier to clean, transport and can be stored separately.
Rain hats and wooden dollies
The small details make all the difference. We include ‘rain hats’ (as standard) with our bell tents. These sit outside the bell tent on top of the A frame spike. This prevents any water getting through the A frame grommet and running down the pole (a very useful feature) We also sell our bell tents with wooden dollies to sit on top of the A frame. This makes for a traditional looking, classically styled bell tent.
Heavy duty poles
The bell tent only has two poles (the A frame and centre) so they need to be robust especially in high winds. Both our A frame and centre poles are of an exceptional quality and durability. Both our 4metre and 5metre bell tents for sale come with centre poles that are 32mm in diametre and have two steel wire connecting cables for increased strength and durability.
Not only is our canvas a thicker 300 GSM canvas it is also treated with a much higher level of waterproofing than standard. The waterproofing we use is silicone based which has excellent breathability and repellency properties. Superior waterproofing massively reduces the drying time of the canvas because it means that water is not able to soak into the fibres. This also has the benefit of increasing the canvases longevity and preventing mould/mildew. All our bell tents for sale come with the higher level of waterproofing as standard. You can learn more about the benefits of this and see a video demonstrating how effective our waterproofing is Here
All our tents come with traditional, marquee sized ash wooden guy line sliders for an authentic traditional look.
We also sell modern, rather than traditional sisal guy lines for three very good reasons.
The first is that natural ropes like manilla or sisal will shrink when wet. They will shrink anywhere from 8 to 10% of their length. This extra tension causes a lot of pressure on the seams so the guy line will need to be slackened off, once the rope dries out it will then return to its original length and be too loose. The result is at best constant adjustment of the guy lines and at worst damage to the seams. Nylon ropes do not shrink when wet
The second reason is that natural ropes take a lot longer to dry than nylon. If you bell tent needs to be dried to store, sisal/manilla guy lines will take a lot longer than the tent to dry so either the process takes a lot longer or the guy lines have to be removed and dried separately, they will then need to be put back on to use the tent. Synthetic rope does not hold moisture.
Thirdly, The reason why we have for sale modern guy lines rather than natural is that nylon ropes are much stronger and lighter than traditional ropes. Nylon is about 2 1/2 the strength of manilla. It is impervious to mildew and has an excellent impact, fatigue and abrasion resistance.
2 Years Warranty
We are incredibly confident in the quality of our bell tents and to reflect this every DuskyDeer bell tent purchased comes with a 2 year warranty as standard. The longest warranty on the bell tent market!
DuskyDeer have provided our bell tents to some of the biggest festivals in the world and are the bell tent suppliers to the ‘Love fields’ in Glastonbury who offer the most luxurious glamping available. Please take a look at their website to see our tents in action and please take a look at the gallery section and review section of our website to see many more of our previous customers and hear all the wonderful things they have to say about our tents and customer service.