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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.

Explore our virtual tour of the inside.

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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.

Explore our virtual tour of the inside.

 

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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
    19oz PVC Floor is fully enclosed (and removable) keeps you dry in wet weather.
  • 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 bell tent
    • Mold & mildew resistant (reapplication likely needed after 180 days of use).
    • Withstands wind gust up to 50 mph (when properly pitched).
    • Extra thick canvas enhances insulation.
    • Wood stove ready (includes stove jack hole).

BUILT-IN FEATURES

    • Built-in 4-inch ceiling stove jack for adding wood burning stove. You can adjust this yourself fit up to a 6” stove pipe.
    • External wall poles that assists in creating the optimal form and function of your tent.
    • Enclosed floor made of a waterproof PVC 19 oz. rip stop material.
    • Dual mesh and canvas walls can be unzipped individually, or simultaneously, and rolled up around the entire perimeter to significantly encourage airflow.
    • 4 x screened windows can be exposed for airflow by unzipping their dedicated canvas cover.
    • Dedicated power cord entry at the rear of the tent.
    • 2 internal pockets provide extra storage.
    • Durable SBS zippers throughout.
    • Ceiling ventilation points.
    • Oversized storage bag with side straps for easier transportation.

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) bell 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

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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.

Explore our virtual tour of the inside.

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.

Explore our virtual tour of the inside.

 

Read Less

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

Learn how to protect your investment HERE
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