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16' (5M) Fernweh™ bell tent
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A luxury canvas bell tent.

We’ve engineered the 16-foot LiT Fernweh canvas bell tent to be both a beauty and a beast. Quickly pop it up in your backyard or pitch it for a season on your property as a cozy, waterproof cabin tent. 

Made with the heaviest canvas on the market, the brute strength of the thick-plied double weave 11.5 oz (390 gsm) Army duck cotton canvas, will hold up in all seasons and last for generations.  The natural light-colored fabric provides an elegance that can’t be matched by another 5M bell tent in the wild. We like to say it’s adurable (adorable + durable).

Learn how to set-up a bell tent.

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A Luxury Canvas Bell Tent.

We’ve engineered the 16-foot LiT Fernweh canvas bell tent to be both a beauty and a beast. Quickly pop it up in your backyard or pitch it for a season on your property as a cozy, waterproof cabin tent.

Made with the heaviest canvas on the market, the brute strength of the thick-plied double weave 11.5 oz (390 gsm) Army duck cotton canvas, will hold up in all seasons and last for generations.  The natural light-colored fabric provides an elegance that can’t be matched by another 5M bell tent in the wild. We like to say it’s adurable (adorable + durable).

Oh, and what’s with the name?  Well Fernweh [PRON “FERN – way”] is German for farsickness – the opposite of homesickness - or a longing to break free and travel.

Learn how to set-up a bell tent.

 

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DETAILS

  • Thickest and strongest 11.5oz (390 gsm) weighted canvas on the market.
    Thickest and strongest 11.5oz (390 gsm) weighted canvas on the market.
  • 360 degree double sidewall
    360 degree double sidewall can unzip & roll-up to reveal bug-free tent mesh screen for ventilation OR also unzip & roll-up mesh wall to let all of nature in.
  • More interior room around the edges with 29.5” tall sidewalls
    More interior room around the edges with 29.5” tall sidewalls.
  • Waterproof and Fire Resistant
    Waterproof + Mold + Fire resistant DoekTecTM canvas.
  • Exclusive outer wall poles create greater form, function & structure.
    Exclusive outer wall poles create greater form, function - reducing canvas wall drooping.
  • Loads of room! 212 square feet of space
    Loads of room! The 16’ (5M) diameter provides 212 square feet of space. Room for up to 2 queen beds or 8 sleeping bags.
  • Fully enclosed floor keeps you dry in standing water
    Fully enclosed (and removable) bell tent floor keeps you dry in standing water.
  • 4 screened windows and door can be zipped open or closed
    4 screened large windows and door can be zipped open or closed.
  • 4 screened windows and door can be zipped open or closed
    Bring in electrical or solar power through the dedicated rear zippered cord entry.
  • 4 screened windows and door can be zipped open or closed
    2 sewn-in interior storage pockets to store your stuff.

SPECS & DIMENSIONS

WEATHER RESISTANCE

    • WATERPROOF!
    • Mold & mildew resistant (reapplication likely needed after 180 days of use).
    • Withstands wind gust up to 50 mph (when properly pitched).
    • Extra thick canvas provides greater enhances insulation.
    • Wood stove ready (includes stove jack hole).

HARDWARE (inlcuded)

    • Ships camp ready!
    • 1 x center pole (1.5" diameter) and 1 x door pole (1" diameter) made of galvanized steel, coated in brass.
    • 9'8" tall metal center pole includes 2 hooks for hanging gear or lights.
    • 11 x aluminum outer wall poles to help with structural integrity and function of the roof eaves.
    • 12 x 10" (10mm) powerfully secure rebar stakes - tough enough to penetrate rock beds.
    • 12 x 8" (6mm) tent groundsheet stakes.
    • 12 x 6mm thick and reflective guy line ropes include aluminum sliders to tighten the canvas structure.
    • Optional accessories to consider (but not required): Fly Cover (recommended), Ground Tarp (recommended), rugs, wood stove gear.

DIMENSIONS

    • Tent Footprint: 16 ft. 4 inch Diameter.
    • Staked bell tent footprint: 25’ diameter is best for the guy lines
    • Center height: 9'8”
    • Wall height: 29.5”
    • Door height: 5'10" at apex
    • Shipping weight: 110 lbs. - so have a friend or a dolly handy :-)
    • Packed tent bag measures 45” x 15” x 15” (with poles removed)

CARE & MAINTENANCE

Sorry, we do not currently offer in-house tent customizations.

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Long-term set up in highly humid climates requires extra canvas care.

Learn how to protect your investment HERE

Consider pairing a Striped Bell Tent Floor Matting Cover | 16' (5M) with this item.

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Consider pairing a Striped Bell Tent Floor Matting Cover | 16' (5M) with this item.

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Long-term set up in highly humid climates requires extra canvas care.

Learn how to protect your investment HERE

Estimated delivery dates (US orders only):
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A luxury canvas bell tent.

We’ve engineered the 16-foot LiT Fernweh canvas bell tent to be both a beauty and a beast. Quickly pop it up in your backyard or pitch it for a season on your property as a cozy, waterproof cabin tent. 

Made with the heaviest canvas on the market, the brute strength of the thick-plied double weave 11.5 oz (390 gsm) Army duck cotton canvas, will hold up in all seasons and last for generations.  The natural light-colored fabric provides an elegance that can’t be matched by another 5M bell tent in the wild. We like to say it’s adurable (adorable + durable).

Learn how to set-up a bell tent.

Read More

A Luxury Canvas Bell Tent.

We’ve engineered the 16-foot LiT Fernweh canvas bell tent to be both a beauty and a beast. Quickly pop it up in your backyard or pitch it for a season on your property as a cozy, waterproof cabin tent.

Made with the heaviest canvas on the market, the brute strength of the thick-plied double weave 11.5 oz (390 gsm) Army duck cotton canvas, will hold up in all seasons and last for generations.  The natural light-colored fabric provides an elegance that can’t be matched by another 5M bell tent in the wild. We like to say it’s adurable (adorable + durable).

Oh, and what’s with the name?  Well Fernweh [PRON “FERN – way”] is German for farsickness – the opposite of homesickness - or a longing to break free and travel.

Learn how to set-up a bell tent.

 

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    LW
    01/04/2023
    Lisa W.
    United States
    I recommend this product

    Awesome product and service!

    We are thrilled with our new Fernweh bell tent! The quality is exceptional, set up was easy, the ordering process was smooth and simple and we had our tent far faster than expected! We even received an extra gift. HIGHLY recommend this company and their products!

    JH
    11/18/2022
    Jennifer H.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Very excited!

    I haven’t opened it yet

    TR
    08/31/2022
    Tameika R.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Glamping business success

    We use these tents for our glamping business and every loves them. They are sturdy in high wind and rain and people love how they have windows to ventilate in the summer. We have been using them for 6 months now and can put them up in about 15-20 minutes. We love these tents!!!

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    SS
    06/07/2022
    Shelby S.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Quick Delivery & Excellent Quality

    First of all, I was not expecting the tent to come as quickly as it did. So that was a nice surprise. It took me probably an hour to put it up the 1st time. I’m a 30 yr old female & had a 4 year old’s help. My family is loving the tent so far!

    Life inTents 16' (5M) Fernweh™ bell tent Review
    LK
    09/10/2021
    Lorraine K.
    United States United States

    Awesome Tent

    1) This tent survived a tropical storm 2) Brandy was super amazing when I needed it shipped FAST across the country. 3)These tents are amazing, the quality is superior. Really sturdy. You actually could live in one of these tents. I have had other teepee tents from different companies in the past. The material is just way better. 4) Really easy to set up- less than 1 hr. THANKS! :)

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