Bell Tent & 4m Spinnaker Tarp
The Bell Tent
Bell Tent With Tarp Attached
Under The Tarp Dinning Out
The review covers the 4m Bell Tent
( Tent Canvas And Cast Tribal Canvas Bell Tent. 4m diameter)
and a 4m Spinnaker Tarp as seen in the photos.
We, that's me, my wife and 2 teenage daughters,
packed everything including canoe, fishing rods and
surfboards in our type 25 VW camper and headed for a
lake in the south of Brittany. 7 days to try out our
new canvas equipment. Pictured below you can see how
the Bell Tent, Tarp and Campervan come together
using the flexibility of the Tarp as a covered
outdoor area between the campervan and the Bell
Tent. The kit is from an online company called
Canvas And Cast..
The bell tent came with instructions in the bag
pocket, although we did not refer to them as it all
seemed fairly obvious. Within 40 minutes and after a
little tension balancing we had the tent looking
good and taught. The tent came with thick guy lines
and very heavy duty pegs which were great as the
ground was very hard. The groundsheet attached to
the base wall of the tent and a flap tucked in
underneath. This meant that on the only day it did
rain quite heavily, we were pleased to see no water
We used the spinnaker tarp in conjunction with both
the tent and our camper van during the holiday and
we found it a very versatile piece of kit. If we had
gone further south I would have quite fancied
sleeping out under just the tarp, Ray Mears style.
The Bell Tent is featured here
and the Spinnaker Tarp is
Pitch Footprint / Size and Weight
Tent 6m sq including guy lines.
Tarp 4m sq. + guy lines and wether attached to tent.
Tent 35kg 200mm x 150mm x 1100mm.
Tarp 12kg 150mm x 100mm x 800mm
Erection / Pitching
Tent 40 mins this included fitting pipsqueak
woodstove and flue.
Tarp 20 mins.
Pros and Cons
Tent Excellent quality product.
Versatile and user
friendly whatever the weather.
Tarp Was great to have some covered outside space.
Although both bell tent and tarp came in their
own canvas carry bags,
I am glad we did not have to carry them for a long
distance as this is certainly
not back packers kit.
Tent £365 from
Tarp £145 from
Canvas And Cast
Overall I can say that sleeping under canvas cannot
be beaten and I am glad to see that canvas tents are
increasing in popularity. A campsite is a more
magical sight with traditional tents rather than
pod like nylon ones.
Information and Links
For further information on Canvas Bell Tents and their other products visit
Canvas And Cast
more details on Tarps
visit Canvas and Casts other website at
Looking for a second-hand
Tent, try here
by Bell Tent Boy for 365 Camping Caravanning
recommend with all tents that you see them fully erected and satisfy yourself that the
product is right for you prior to making a purchase.