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Box 1748 Conway, NH 03818
Phone: (603) 447-2344 Fax: (603) 447-8377

Wall Tents

Tan Wall Tent and Awning

Wall tents have been in use for much longer than at first thought. Paintings from 1544 show open-faced wall tents standing with pavilions and wedges. A model of a tent dated to the mid-17th century, and profusely decorated with taped seams outside and fully embroidered inside, stands in a European museum. There are drawings of wall tents being used in military settings ca. 1740. A sketch brought back from England shows a wall tent with overhanging eaves dating from 1780. Long’s expedition of 1819 was recorded in paintings which show the tent in use and numerous other paintings attest to its continued use during the 19th century. Truly a tent that has never gone out of style, the wall tent appears in all the woodsmanship books of the early part of this century and is still in use for guided hunting trips and Indian winter living in northern Canada. Wall tents have been popular because they are a very efficient use of material for   the space provided, are easy to transport, quick to set up, and ensure a dry, trouble free, comfortable camp.

All TENTSMITHS wall tents include overhanging eaves (as did many originals) to shed water away from the walls, overlapping doors to discourage wind-blown rain from entering, and an internal mud flap to further ensure against weather entering from beneath the walls.

Wall Tent Double

All wall tents listed here are starting points only. We offer taller walls, peaks, or both. Tents can be made wider or longer to suit your needs and requirements. We highly recommend the addition of a second door as this allows the tent to ventilate more efficiently on a hot day giving you the coolest place in camp.

PRICES BELOW ARE FOR CANVAS ONLY.  ALL POLES, STAKES AND ROPES ARE SOLD SEPARATELY.

“NINE FOOT” WALL TENT WIDTHS ARE PERFECT FOR SMALL FAMILIES AND SHORTER EVENTS. (Sizes shown are the usual finished sizes.)

Tent Size Wall Size Sunforger Sunforger-Flame
8’6″ x 8’6″ x 7′ 2′ WALLS $410 $455
8’6″ x 8’6″ x 7′ 3′ WALLS $430 $475
8’6″ x 8’6″ x 7′ 4′ WALLS $450 $520
8’6″ x 8’6″ x 8′ 4′ WALLS $470 $540
8’6″ x 11’3″ x 7′ 3′ WALLS $490 $560
8’6″ x 11’3″ x 7′ 4′ WALLS $520 $580
8’6″ x 11’3″ x 8” 4′ WALLS $545 $610
8’6″ x 14′ x 7′ 3′ WALLS $565 $635
8’6″ x 14′ x 7′ 4′ WALLS $585 $655
8’6″ x 14′ x 8′ 4′ WALLS $610 $680

ADD A SECOND DOOR: 7′ PEAK ~ $40,  8′ PEAK ~ $45
DIVIDER WITH DOOR:  7′ PEAK ~ $105,  8′ PEAK ~ $115
ADD FANCY TRIM TO EAVES ~ $2.75 per foot

Pole/setup instructions for 9′ wall tents

“TWELVE FOOT” WIDE WALL TENTS OFFER EVEN GREAT SPACE FOR THE LARGER FAMILY, THE LONGER EVENT, HUNTING CAMPS OR AS A SELLING AREA. (Sizes shown are the usual finished sizes.)

Tent Size Wall Size Sunforger Sunforger-Flame
11’3″ x 11’3″ x 8′ 3′ WALLS $545 $610
11’3″ x 11’3″ x 8′ 4′ WALLS $590 $655
11’3″ x 11’3″ x 8′ 5′ WALLS $635 $700
11’3″ x 11’3″ x 9′ 5′ WALLS $670 $740
11’3″ x 14′ x 8′ 4′ WALLS $700 $775
11’3″ x 14′ x 8′ 5′ WALLS $745 $825
11’3″ x 14′ x 9′ 5′ WALLS $780 $860
11’3″ x 16’10″ x 8′ 4′ WALLS $810 $895
11’3″ x 16’10″ x 8′ 5′ WALLS $840 $930
11’3″ x 16’10″ x 9′ 5′ WALLS $870 $965
11’3″ x 19’8″ x 8′ 4′ WALLS $895 $990
11’3″ x 19’8″ x 8′ 5′ WALLS $925 $1,025
11’3″ x 19’8″ x 9′ 5′ WALLS $955 $1,060

Wall Tents

ADD A SECOND DOOR: 8′ PEAK ~ $50,    9′ PEAK ~ $55
DIVIDER WITH DOOR:  8′ PEAK ~ $125   9′ PEAK ~ $135
ROOF VENT ~ $95
ADD FANCY TRIM TO EAVES ~ $2.75 per foot

STOVE JACK INSTALLED WITH CURTAIN ~  $75

Pole/setup instructions for 12′ wall tents

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