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Conical Tents

Conical TentsThe design for this structure is taken from tents used in almost every area and era of history. The conical shape is documented as having been used from Sweden to Italy and can be seen in sketches of Henry VIII’s camp and photos of the Zulu campaign. Original references define the tent as a “single pole, single canvas tent”-a true historical “one pole”! The French Infantry in 1753 assigned these tents to eight men and Mr. Sibley was so taken with them, that he modified the peak and put his own name on the design.

The fascination for the style seems to be it’s transportability and it’s lack of guy lines in a camp setting. The troops that were issued these tents were expected to sleep with their feet to the center pole, lying like the spokes of a wheel. While not affording a great deal of walk around space, the entire floor was made useable.

Conical TentsImprovements and modifications were made over the years with the addition of walls and vents. The plus side of walls is the added head room they contribute, the negative being the need for guy lines and their space requirements. Vents were added to the peak area, especially in the late 19th century tents used in Africa.

Conicals are available in 10.10 oz white Sunforger or Sunforger flame.  Also in 13 oz. Sunforger, Tan or Suntan and white Sunforger Flame. Samples available upon request.   Mud Flaps are included on all conicals.

Conical Tent Height Diameter 10.10 oz Sunforger 10.10 oz tan Sunforger 10.10 oz Sunforger-Flame
British Conical 8’ 13’ $550 $720 $610

8’ Vertical Pole (3×3 stock) ~ $70

20 Large Stakes (3.50 each) ~ $70

15 oz. Woven Poly Cotton Floor w/ Flame Finish- Beige~  $210

Segmented Mud Flaps ~ $65


Conical Tent Height Diameter 10.10 oz Sunforger 10.10 oz tan Sunforger 10.10 oz Sunforger-Flame
British Sahara 10’ 13’ w/ 2’ walls $655 $870 $740

10’ Vertical Pole, Sleeved (3×3 stock) ~ $142

20 Large Stakes (3.50) ~ $70

20 Small Stakes (3.00) ~ $60

20 Dog Bones (.75) ~ $15

120’ ¼” Manilla Rope (.09) ~ $10.80

15 oz. Poly Cotton Floor w/ Flame Finish- Beige~  $210

Segmented Mud Flaps ~ $65


Conical Tent Height Diameter 10.10 oz Sunforger 10.10 oz tan Sunforger 10.10 oz Sunforger-Flame
French 9’ 16’ $650 $855 $725

9’ Vertical Pole, Sleeved (3×3 stock) ~ $142

16 Large Stakes (3.50) ~ $56

15 oz. Poly Cotton Floor w/ Flame Finish- Beige~  $315

Segmented Mud Flaps ~ $85


Conical Tent Height Diameter 10.10 oz Sunforger 10.10 oz tan Sunforger 10.10 oz Sunforger-Flame
U.S. 1889 10’ 16’ w/ 3’ walls $790 $1,025 $870

10’ Vertical Pole, Sleeved (3×3 stock) ~ $142

24 Large Stakes (3.50) ~ $84

24 Small Stakes (3.00) ~ $72

24 Dog Bones (.75) ~ $18

240 ¼” Manilla Rope (.09) ~ $21.60

15 oz. Poly Cotton Floor w/ Flame Finish- Beige~  $315

OPTIONAL VENTS IN PEAK ~ $40 EACH

SEGMENTED MUD FLAPS ~  $65


Conical Tent Height Diameter 10.10 oz Sunforger 10.10 oz tan Sunforger 10.10 oz Sunforger-Flame
WWII Bell 10’ 6” 13’ w/25” walls $1,155

Standard on all WWII Bell tents are three vents around the peak & one vent over the door, includes full mud flaps. Plus 17 dog bones & rope ( 17 — ¼” manilla ropes cut to 6’ each)

12’ Vertical Pole, Sleeved (3×3 stock) ~ $142

17 Large Stakes (3.50) ~ $59.50

15 Small Stakes (3.00) ~ $45

15 oz. Woven Poly Cotton Floor w/ Flame Finish Beige~  $210

Segmented Mud Flaps ~ $65

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