The 300 is ideal for 2 campers on a double bed or 3 campers on sleeping pads. To maximize the useable space in the smallest of the Sibley’s we have replaced the traditional center pole with a tri-pod pole system.
Following the popularity of the Sibley Ultimate Series cotton canvas bell tents, we received requests from customers seeking all the same luxurious features but in a heavy-duty package for more demanding applications such as multiday festival camping, glamping, tent rentals, basecamps, bushcraft shelter, survival, long term use, and extreme weather conditions in all 4 seasons.
In response to those requests, CanvasCamp returned to the drawing board and developed the ProTech Series. The floor is thicker. The canvas is more durable. The poles are stronger. Even the screen material, guy ropes, and stakes are beefier. To top it off we’ve added a zip in/out mesh sidewall and sewn in screen door for maximum ventilation and bug protection. These exclusive features and improved materials have made the CanvasCamp ProTech series the highest quality and most popular Sibley tent to date.
Spring Loaded Tri-Pod Pole Frame
To maximize useable space in our smallest Sibley we’ve designed a tri-pod pole system instead of the traditional center poles available on our larger bell tents. The 10 piece frame is spring loaded for easy set up. Each leg of the tri-pod is comprised of two pole sections which attach to a 3 pronged peak piece. Rubber pole feet protect the tent and floor from the pole ends. Although the 300 isn’t as easy to pitch as the 400 or 500 with their single center pole, once up this little guy is as tough as they come; wind tested to 120kmph (75mph). The top of the A-frame door is equipped with a pin that sits in a grommet at the peak of the door ensuring proper placement. A rain cap is then placed over the pin and grommet to keep rain from running down the poles. The canvas door zips together vertically and along the bathtub floor. Each side of the door is equipped with loops and ropes to neatly tie back the canvas doors to hold them open when not in use.
Mesh Walls: 360° ProTechtion
Traditional camp pests like bugs and critters are posing a greater threat campers with the increasing prevalence of vector borne illness like Zika, West Nile, and plague. Our ProTech series includes a mesh wall that zips on to the groundsheet and canopy, allowing you to roll up the canvas walls for maximum ventilation while keeping your tent sealed against pests. The mesh walls connect to the mesh door with extra sticky Velcro for a secure seal, offering a full 360° of mesh. When not in use the mesh wall can be rolled up and stowed neatly with the built in hook and loop system on the inside of the canopy, or they can zipped out removed completely. Mesh walls are also known as a double wall in the bell tent industry.
Roll Up Side Walls and Zipper Groundsheet: Pro Grade
Our ProTech groundsheets attach to the tent with a zipper and are made of are thick, thermally welded, rip-stop PVC (650 gr/m² or 19.17 oz/yd²). Completely water and vapor impenetrable, the ‘bathtub style’ floor rises 4 inches high to keep you dry even in standing water. Using a heavy duty size 10 zipper to attach the sidewall to the groundsheet, you can unzip the floor to roll up the canvas walls for maximum ventilation, or remove the groundsheet entirely for transport, storage, cleaning, or to enjoy the grass or sand beneath your feet. A tail gate style system of secure hooks and loops allows you to drop the bathtub wall near the door and peg it flat to prevent tripping and facilitate easy cleaning. A small gap between the two zippers in the back allows an electrical cord to enter the tent without compromising protection from rain and bugs.
Pro Integrated Mesh Door
The Sibley 300 ProTech includes a sewn in no-see-um mesh door in addition to the traditional canvas door. The tent is equipped with loops on either side of the enterance to neatly tie back the doors when not in use.
Pro Guy Lines and Tensioners
First time set up is a breeze with the Pro’s 5mm guy lines which are pre-attached to the tent and threaded through our tensioners. The Pro grade guy lines have been upgraded with corded nylon rope to make adjusting tension easy and holding taught for long periods of time . Pro guy lines have an additional UV resistant treatment to protect against the suns harmful rays. Plastic tensioners prevent edges from cutting into the guy lines and prolong the life of your tent.
Pro Stakes and Pegs
Specially designed for high wind or hard and rocky ground, our Pro stakes are made from the same high quality nickel plated steel our poles are made from. CanvasCamp exclusive Pro guy line stakes are 24cm (9.5 inches) angled and serrated to hold up to pounding into frozen or rocky round. A T shaped hook is welded securely to the stop to prevent guy lines from slipping off even in high wind. Pro groundsheet pegs are 50% thicker than standard pegs. The pegs for the floor are round to slip through the grommets on the groundsheet, and have a hook shaped top and hold the floor in place.
Pro Canvas (360 gr/m² or 10.62 oz/yd²) is the best canvas for premium bell tents; but it’s not all about the weight. Our proprietary Pro treatment adds additional waterproofing to the natural water resistance of canvas, along with mold and UV resistance. Pro canvas is designed for long term use and wide range climates. A balance of breathability, waterproofing, and durability; Pro canvas is ideal for camping comfortably in all 4 seasons. Repairable and retreatable, a properly maintained Pro can last for years. Double stitched, flat-felled roof and side wall seams, seam gussets, and double-layer construction at all stress points create a bell tent that is as durable as it is beautiful.
100% Cotton canvas provides a natural waterproofing and breathability. Cotton fibers swell when damp, the tight weave prevents rain from penetrating and the surface tension of moisture drops on the outside combined with the steep angle of the canopy allows water to bead and run off. Moisture held in the air on the inside is still able to escape directly through the fabric, keeping internal humidity low and mitigating condensation.
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100% Cotton Canvas
Our Sibley canvas is made exclusively from 100% cotton. Cotton is made from the seed hair of this hardy and drought tolerant plant. Sustainable, renewable, and one of the most biodegradable fabrics on earth. Our canvas is a soft, natural, earthy beige that glows inside and out with natural or artificial light. CanvasCamp is the only tent manufacture to carry