Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Wall Tents & Glamping: Why Wall Tents Are The Perfect Choice For A Glamping Trip

 

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What Makes Wall Tents the Ideal Glamping Tent?
Packing the bare minimum and “roughing it” may be an essential part of the experience of camping for some but there are no rules that say we can’t have some comforts with us out in the wild. In fact, the term ‘glamping’ came from exactly this idea of combining glamour and luxury with the great outdoors.

While some glamping resorts offer shelter in the form of cabins or houses, glamping tents are really what bring you closest to the experience of camping, while still staying comfortable and not feeling too far removed. If you’re thinking about planning your next glamping trip, then a wall tent may be exactly what you need.

What Is Glamping?

Glamping, as the name suggests, is basically glamorous camping, or camping in luxury. Glamping, it seems, hasn’t yet entered the mainstream but still offers a unique way to enjoy time in the outdoors. In other words, it aims to provide comfort while spending time out in nature.

The idea behind glamping is that you take some of the comforts and luxuries of home with you so that you don’t feel totally disconnected from your usual life. At the same time, you get to enjoy many of the benefits of being out in nature. For someone who’s not quite ready to camp in a more traditional way, glamping can be a perfect stepping stone, especially if you glamp in a tent.

What Are Wall Tents?

Wall tents provide security as well as comfort. The highest quality wall tents are made from a durable and weather-resistant double fill army duck cotton canvas that is draped over an aluminum tent frame, which ensures longevity and an ability to remain outdoors for extended periods of time.

Wall tents allow airflow while providing insulation in warm and cooler temperatures, as well as ample room to store and shelter you and your belongings. The benefit of cotton canvas is that the fabric provides natural breathability, so whether you’re glamping in the summer or winter months, it won’t feel claustrophobic or uncomfortable inside the tent.

These kinds of tents, also known as safari tents or outfitter tents, generally have four vertical tent walls, which is what lends them their name. They also come in six standard sizes, getting as large as 16’ x 24’ to comfortably accommodate up to 16 people.

What Makes Wall Tents Ideal For Glamping?

Wall tents accommodate comfort and style in a number of different ways and can create an ideal atmosphere in all types of environments, climates, and weather conditions.

For those who just want to stay warm throughout the night and those who want to bring all of the comforts of home with them alike, wall tents can provide the space and the functionality that is often not found in other styles of tents, or in other kinds of accommodations.

  •  Wall tents are compatible with wood-burning tent stoves, a feature that can completely upgrade the comfort, convenience, and mood of your camping trip. Tent stoves are a necessity when camping during the winter time to keep your space warm throughout the day.
  • Tent stoves don’t only provide warmth, but they also serve as a hot plate that can be used to cook food or boil water, and can act as a heater to help dry out wet clothing and gear. The availability of a hotplate drastically increases the list of dishes that can be prepared while camping, a delicious luxury of its own, and the consistent warmth will help to keep everything dry even in snowy or rainy conditions.
  •  Wall tents have tall frames similar to canopies, so crawling in and out of your tent will be the least of your concerns. One of the biggest appeals of wall tents is the space they provide. Wall tents are made to be roomy and spacious to facilitate the storage of gear, furniture and people. White Duck’s wall tents, for example, have a standard 5’ wall height, which means whether you’re sleeping near the walls or walking around inside, you will almost never have to worry about the vertical height inside. Learn more about luxury tents on our website WhiteDuckOutdoors.com.
  •   The aluminum frame of wall tents makes them light and easy to transport. This offers the perfect combination of being able to enjoy nature off the beaten path while still being able to bring all of your glamping necessities with you.
  • Wall tents are made to last. There are few things as frustrating as living in an inexpensive, poorly constructed tent, but you’ll never encounter this problem with canvas wall tent. Wall tents, like any investment, require care to ensure they stay in good condition, in which case they can last a lifetime. Features like three layer storm doors and windows also help the wall tent stand up to harsh weather conditions.
  • It’s fairly easy to customize your wall tent with additions such as fly sheets and porches. Fly sheets keep your wall tent protected in the event of heavy snowfall, or from the UV rays in direct sunlight. A canvas porch is an excellent, simple way to extend your outdoor living space, especially in warmer months. You can use this area to hang out or even to set up your stove for cooking.
  • The size of the doors and walls means moving furniture in and out of wall tents is usually a straightforward process. Unlike with bell tents that have a center pole, what you see is what you get with the floor space inside wall tents. This makes them perfect to equip with beds, tables, stools, and any other furniture that reminds you of home.
  • The fabric of the wall tent can (and should!) be treated to be water-repellent, mold and UV resistant and fire retardant. When canvas fabric is treated in this way, you can be sure it’s less likely to deteriorate when kept for long periods outdoors, as opposed to synthetic fabric or canvas that’s sold untreated.

There is no longer any need to bring only the bare minimum with you when you get the urge to immerse yourself in nature. Wall tents are the best glamping tents accommodation that can provide you with warmth, shelter, security, and space.

Wall tents are also often used by glamping resorts, so if you’re not the kind of person to invest in one and take it with you, it’s always a good idea to keep an eye out for resorts that use them!

Although their canvas build means they require more time and attention to care for than tents made from synthetic materials, this small effort is minimal compared to the quality, comfort, and glamour that wall tents can provide.

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Monday, April 26, 2021

Why You Should Choose A Wall Tent For Your Next Hunting Trip?

 

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What Makes Wall Tents The Perfect Choice For Hunting?

Wall tents are an excellent choice for use on hunting trips. They are durable, able to withstand a range of environments and weather conditions and, if cared for properly, will last you for many years to come.

The highest quality wall tents are built from 100% army duck cotton canvas and a heavy-duty frame, which would make them appropriate to set up as a shelter for several days on end.

They are also spacious enough to accommodate the equipment and tools you may bring with you on your trip so that you can camp comfortably and don’t have to sacrifice any part of your experience.

What Are Wall Tents?

All wall tents from White Duck Outdoors are made of a durable canvas material that drapes over an aluminum tent frame. This makes them sturdy and resistant to most weather conditions.

The proprietary DYNADUCK canvas is treated with a PFC-free, fire water repellent, mold & UV resistant finish, which keeps the tent protected from heavy rain fall or snowy conditions. The UV resistant finish also helps maintain the integrity of the fabric if the tent is placed under direct sunlight.

The benefit of using cotton as the material of choice is that cotton has a natural breathability, which makes the tent suitable for use in all seasons. If it’s cool outside, the canvas keeps you warm and the summer months, it’s easy to stay cool inside the tent.

White Duck wall tents come in six different sizes to suit the single hunter as well as the hunting family. Those who prefer to travel light can get a tent as small as 8’x10’, while those who need more room can have tents up to 16’x24’, which is perfect for outfitter groups. Learn more about canvas wall tents for sale on our website WhiteDuckOutdoors.com.

Wall tents are made for outdoorsmen and the wild backcountry. They can withstand adverse conditions and will shelter you for many trips, but whether they are an ideal choice for your adventures comes down to exactly how you hunt.

While some may set up camp and drive in the day to a nearby location to hunt, others who are a bit more adventurous may prefer hiking to remote locations to hunt. Each of these situations will present different needs and require different equipment, and while a wall tent may be ideal for one hunter, it may not fit the needs of another.

Why Wall Tents Are Perfect For Hunting Trips?

  •     Many hunting seasons occur in the fall and winter when the temperatures may be quite cool and you may even have to deal with icy and snowy conditions. Wall tents make an excellent choice for these occasions not only because they can withstand the weather, but because they can accommodate wood-burning stoves. All wall tents from White Duck, for example, come with a built-in stove jack, which makes setting up a stove inside that much easier! Wood-burning stoves provide warmth and comfort throughout the night, allowing for a good night’s rest so that you can be alert and feel great on your hunts. They also offer conveniences such as a hotplate to cook or boil water and a way to dry any wet clothes or equipment.
  •     Wall tents provide the space and shelter that many hunters find in a camping trailer, but don’t present the same limitations as campers do. While towing a camper limits those who’d like to hunt out of camp to roadside camping, wall tents can be carried to a more remote location so that you don’t have to sacrifice your time in nature for some creature comforts.
  •     The standard 5’ wall height of the wall tents means there’s plenty of space to not only set up furniture like camp cots or beds, but also to stand up and move around so that you can feel comfortable spending time in the tent when you’re not out on the hunt.
  •     Camping in wall tents brings a feeling of nostalgia to many hunters. Those who may have camped in older tents from the last century as children or who perhaps watched their share of movies featuring hunters and travelers may feel that wall tents create a certain atmosphere that adds to the overall experience.

Things To Keep In Mind When Choosing A Wall Tent

  •     Wall tents require a decent amount of care and maintenance to be kept in their best condition. It’s important to keep them clean and clear of debris and allow them to dry out completely before storing so that the canvas material does not begin to grow mold and mildew.
  •     Wall tents can be a sizeable investment, especially when opting for one of the larger sizes. The double-fill army duck cotton canvas fabric and heavy-duty aluminum frames contribute to the higher cost of wall tents. Often though, for hunting trips when you expect to set up camp for several consecutive days and require foolproof protection from any kind of weather, the wall tent is completely worth it.
  •     Wall tents are light enough to be carried comfortably along with any other equipment, but are also bulky from the canvas material and are not ideal for longer and more strenuous trips into remote areas. For this reason, they may require several people to assist in the carrying of the large canvas tent from one place to another.

Pro Tips For Using A Wall Tent

Once you’ve decided that a wall tent is the ideal choice for your next hunting trip, then implementing these simple tips and techniques will ensure that you have the best experience possible:

  •     Add a couple inches of dirt into your stove before adding any wood to keep the bottom of your stove from overheating and potentially causing a fire on surrounding items.
  •     Investing in a flysheet will help protect your canvas fabric when the wall tent is set up outdoors for an extended period of time. The fly sheet protects against heavy snow loads and intense UV radiation from direct sunlight.
  •     Keep your coolers against the wall on the inside of your wall tent in freezing conditions. This will keep your cooler chilled without actually freezing it.
  •     Throwing a tarp over the roof of your tent in snowy conditions can help snow slide off and will reduce the weight put on the tent.
  • When you return from a hunting trip, hang your clothes up to dry and keep your damp equipment outside the tent. This helps prevent condensation from forming on the tent fabric.
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Saturday, April 24, 2021

Why Bell Tents Are The Perfect Glamping Accommodation

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Glamping is still growing in popularity around the United States. You might be wondering, “what is glamping?” 

Glamping, just like it sounds, is made up of the words, “glamorous” and “camping”. It’s a more luxurious form of camping without having to rough it out in nature. You still get many of the same benefits of camping like disconnecting from your daily routine spending time outside but you get to do it with most of the comforts of home like furniture, access to your devices and bathrooms. 

When it comes to glamping accommodation, bell tents are often one of the best choices. Living in a tent still allows you to feel close to camping, but a canvas bell tent is a lot more comfortable, spacious and durable than traditional synthetic camping tents.

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What Is A Bell Tent?

A bell tent is arguably one of the more recognized tent shapes, with a center pole giving it the cone-like shape. The bell tent may or may not have a center pole in the door, and this depends on whether or not the door has an A-frame. 

The best bell tents, like the kind we have at White Duck Outdoors, should be constructed with a heavy-duty cotton canvas fabric that’s designed to last a lifetime. This army duck cotton canvas is what makes bell tents suitable for glamping, as the tent can be set up for extended periods of time outdoors. 

If you’re investing in a bell tent for glamping, you should look to ensure that your glamping tent has a stove jack, windows and bug mesh on the doors on windows. This is especially essential if you plan to use your tent through the winter, while still being able to enjoy outside views without having to worry about critters. 

Glamping tents come in different sizes, usually ranging from 10’ to 20’. Whether you’re planning a glamping trip with close friends or extended family, you can find the perfect bell tent at White Duck Outdoors. 

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The Benefits Of Bell Tents As Glamping Tents 

There are a few different reasons why bell tents make for the ideal glamping tent and tend to be the more common shape you see when looking at glamping sites. 

Bell tents are quick and easy to put up and take down. Most of them can be fully set up within 15 minutes, not including the amenities inside. The smaller size of tents can be pitched by one person, which makes it especially easy to work with a bell tent. Usually, the more nuanced aspect is setting the center pole up inside the tent. The rest, usually, is a breeze. 

One of the best things about bell tents is that they’re spacious, with room to stand up straight and add all the amenities to make your stay comfortable. Most of them will hold queen size beds along with other furniture. The high ceiling makes it feel as though it’s light and airy inside, while also being comfortable to sleep in. Glamping tents like these from White Duck, for example, have a standard 3’ height, which is more than the industry standard. 

The best glamping bell tents will often have additional features that make them particularly suited for glamping. A stove jack, for example, makes it easy to keep a stove inside, which gives you the option of using the tent through the winter. 

Windows maintain ventilation inside and allow you to enjoy outside views while hanging out inside the glamping tent. If your canvas glamping tent has a bug mesh, you can even fold back the canvas layer and let in natural light without having to worry about bugs. 

If your canvas glamping tent is made from 100% army duck cotton canvas, it should stand up well to almost any kind of weather. All our bell tents are also treated with a PFC-free water repellent, mold and UV resistant finish, which helps increase their lifespan.

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The Downsides Of Bell Tents As Glamping Tents 

As with most things, bell tents also have some downsides that may make you reconsider bell tents as your glamping tent of choice. 

Bell tents don’t come without a center pole, so depending on the kind of set up you’re going for inside the tent, this may not be the best option for you. While there’s often space for a queen bed and some other furniture inside, the center pole makes it a little difficult to make the most optimal use of space. 

While the ceiling of bell tents are high, the doors are not, and this can be problematic when moving furniture in and out of the tent. The smaller frame may mean you need to find creative ways to carry larger pieces of furniture like a bed in and out of your glamping tent! 

Bell tents also have a lower wall height than other canvas tents, like wall tents. Wall tents should have a standard 5’ wall height, whereas the wall height of bell tents is 3’. Wall tents also have vertical walls, which makes them more suitable for standing up, moving around and setting up furniture. 

Finally, not all bell tents are designed to be used through winter. If the bell tent is made from a suitable cotton canvas with the appropriate weight, this shouldn’t be a problem but occasionally you’ll encounter a bell tent that can, at most, tolerate light snow. Our team is available 24/7 over the phone, website chat and through email to walk you through your glamping tent purchase. 

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Takeaways

Glamping is gaining popularity, especially while many borders are closed and travel restrictions are in place. With more people vacationing close to home and looking for unique, creative ways to spend weekends, glamping is becoming an increasingly attractive option for weekend getaways. 

There are many different accommodations when it comes to glamping but there’s a reason that the bell tent is the face of glamping. Bell tents can be done up to look like magical getaways, with queen-sized beds, living room furniture, and stoves. 

Just like with anything, bell tents have pros and cons, and you really need to look at not only the pros and cons but also different types of bell tents to see what will work for you and your family. A great recommendation is to rent a bell tent glamping site or opt for a vacation at a glamping resort before deciding if you want to purchase one for yourself.

With backyard glamping becoming so accessible now, investing in a glamping tent is easier and a better idea than ever.


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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

What Wall Tent Size Should You Buy? A Guide To The Most Common Sizes

 

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What To Look Out For When Deciding The Size Of Your Wall Tent

Canvas wall tents come in a variety of sizes that can accommodate multiple needs and uses. Whether the wall tent is used by the solo fisherman who needs just enough room for himself and his gear or the family of five who want enough room to camp comfortably, wall tents are versatile and suitable for a few different uses.

Wall tents are a pleasant alternative to traditional camping tents because they provide an upright, four-walled structure, allowing ample space to move around and a homey feel. Owing to the way they’re built, wall tents are suitable for use as semi-permanent structures.

White Duck’s canvas wall tents, for example, boast a heavy-duty aluminum frame with steel wiring, which helps stand up to inclement weather. So whether you’re looking to get out on a hunting trip in the fall, or building out a year-round glamping site, wall tents are an ideal solution.

The size you choose for your wall tent is contingent on the nature of your trip, the number of people going with you and how you plan to set up the interior of the canvas tent.

Standard Wall Tent Sizes

Wall tents come in a variety of sizes ranging anywhere from 8×10 feet to as large as 16×24 feet. Our Alpha Wall Tent is now in six convenient sizes to accommodate multiple needs and uses, including a 10’x12’, 12’x14’, 14’x16’, and 16’x20’. Determining which of these sizes is the best fit for you is as simple as figuring out exactly what you plan on putting in your wall tent, how long you plan to set it up for and your primary activities.

The 8’x10’ wall tent has the space to sleep up to eight people, but this capacity is naturally dependent on what else needs to fit into the tent as well as on the desired layout. For example, while the 120 square feet of shelter provided by the 10’x12’ wall tent can accommodate eight people of an average height of 6 feet, it will only do so if everyone sleeps side by side in an orderly fashion.

There is also a significant difference between a smaller and a large canvas tent. By adding only a few feet in each direction, a 120 square foot space suddenly becomes a 320 square foot space capable of accommodating significantly more people and gear. A larger space does take more heat to stay warm, but a few extra feet can make a world of difference in the amount of space you have to work with.

If you’re looking to buy a wall tent, we provide standard dimensions of furniture commonly used in wall tents as well as multiple diagrams of layout options to help you decide which size of wall tent will best accommodate your needs. Each wall tent includes the maximum sleeping capacity as well as several arrangements that include stoves, beds, and tables for outfitting your space.

If you’re not yet ready to explore the specific sizes in detail, here’s a handy guide that should be a useful starting point in your research.

Wall Tent Size Guide:

8’X10’

  • Capacity: 6 people
  • Floor area: 80 square feet
  • Wall height: 5 feet
  • Windows: 2
  • Total weight: 146-153 lbs

10’X12’

  • Capacity: 8 people
  • Floor area: 120 square feet
  • Wall height: 5 feet
  • Windows: 4
  • Total weight: 192-198 lbs

12’X14’

  • Capacity: 10 people
  • Floor area: 168 square feet
  • Wall height: 5 feet
  • Windows: 4
  • Total weight: 198-205 lbs

14’X16’

  • Capacity: 10 people
  • Floor area: 224 square feet
  • Wall height: 5 feet
  • Windows: 4
  • Total weight: 262-276 lbs

16’X20’

  • Capacity: 14 people
  • Floor area: 320 square feet
  • Wall height: 5 feet
  • Windows: 6
  • Total weight: 357-379 lbs

16’X24’

  • Capacity: 16 people
  • Floor area: 384 square feet
  • Wall height: 5 feet
  • Windows: 6
  • Total weight: 441-461 lbs

Planning For A Tent Stove In The Tent

Tent stoves are a wonderfully useful and sometimes luxurious addition to any wall tent. They can keep you warm on the coldest of nights and can even serve as a stove top or an impromptu drier for wet clothes.

They do, however, require extra space for safety and comfort, so be sure to always include 36-40 square feet of space for any canvas wall tent with stove, depending on the size and type of stove you plan on using. Depending on the size of your wall tent, you may even plan to bring two stoves in order to comfortably and consistently heat the entire space of the tent.

For ease of use, it’s worth exploring the option of a wall tent that’s equipped with a stove jack already built in. White Duck’s Alpha wall tent series, for example, offers both 5” and 6” options already included in the fabric, so depending on the size of the stove, you can quickly cut out the size that makes sense.

Making Space For Camp Cots And Other Furniture

Cots can be much more comfortable to sleep on than the hard ground and are an easy camping accessory to enjoy when camping in a wall tent. However, cots do take up a bit more room than sleeping directly on the ground or even on an inflatable mattress, which is additional square footage that should be accounted for.

An average cot can take up anywhere from approximately 17-24 square feet. When figuring out how many cots can fit into a wall tent, be sure not to completely fill the square footage of your tent with just cots, but to leave some space to walk around the cots as well as for any gear and equipment you plan to bring along.

Wall Tent Accessories And Add-Ons

Wall tent accessories, the kind we have here at White Duck, are great for increasing protection as well as usable space around your tent. While fly sheets can help to protect your tent, especially if it’s kept up for extended periods of time, porches overlap any wall tent to provide an additional covered exterior space. Whether you use this to cook, eat, or to simply enjoy your camping space, wall tent porches extend your overall space for greater freedom and enjoyment.

Takeaways

When thinking about the size of the wall tent to invest in for your trip, it’s important to keep in mind what you want to keep in the tent in addition to sleeping bags or cots. Think about any furniture, stoves or any other equipment for the outdoors as you consider the size of the tent, which will help determine whether you need one with more than just the sleeping capacity.

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