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6 Reasons Why the Springbar® Tent is the Ultimate Festival Shelter

1) Actually Works in Bad Weather (you hope for the best, but it’s good to plan for the worst)

Festivals take place outside (i.e nature). Sometimes in nature the weather doesn’t behave the way you want it to. We’re talking torrential rains, massive dust storms, insane wind gusts—all of these weather events have ravaged festival goers before and will certainly happen again. So, like any boy scout worth his salt, it’s good to be prepared.

Springbar Tents are watertight and built to handle wind gusts in excess of 60 mph (see video). The Springbar includes beefy 12-inch solid steel stakes that are simply ideal for anchoring your shelter to the playa (forget those rusty rebar spikes). When Mother Nature decides to show up to your party in a big way, don’t be the guy who is forced to shelter in an overflowing porta-john. Choose the mighty Springbar Tent and ride out the storm.

2) Easy to Pitch (even if you're rolling solo)

When you’re getting your fest on, you’re priority is to have a good time. You’re there to get loose, tune out, go soul searching, make friends—you’re not there to struggle bus, sweat, and curse trying to set up some tent you pulled out of storage. Now, you’ll be tempted by that gigantic instant pop-up wal-mart or amazon special, but don’t fall for the bait. It might go up in a flash, but the first 20 mph wind gust is going to wad that thing up into a tidy mess that’s going straight to the trash can.

A Springbar Tent, on the other hand, can be set-up by yours truly in a matter of minutes, and you can count on it staying up regardless of what Mother Nature decides to do. Get your camp put together quick snap, then get out there and get weird.

3) Roomy & Spacious (stand up & lie down, plus room to spare for new friends)

Space to camp the way you want to

If you’ve fested before, you know you’re going to need some R&R before all is said and done. Your tent needs to be your oasis, your safe place, your palace of pleasure. A tiny two-man dome tent is none of those things. You need room to stretch out and a place to stand while you put your pants back on in the morning.

With over a hundred square feet of living space and a comfortable standing height of 6.5 feet in the entire space, a Springbar Tent is exactly where you need to be when you’re recovering between your favorite shows. Plus, you’ll have plenty of space to accommodate a new friend or two, or help out the neighbors when their insta-tent gets leveled in a wind storm.

4) Not a Fashion Crime (you spent 2 months planning your outfits—don’t let a lame tent drag down your style)

Interior tent design by our friends at City Home Collective

Fashion and festivals go together like peas and carrots. And we believe that excellent style should apply not just to what you’re wearing, but to where you’re sleeping as well. After all, you’d hate to lure a new love interest away from the festivities only to have them get cold feet when they discover you’re shelter is hardly a step up from a cardboard box.

Originally designed for the car campers and road trippers of the 1960s, the Springbar Tent screams chic mid-century design. It’s an iconic example of form meets function—clean lines, classic colors, and quality craftsmanship. When it comes to style in a shelter, the Springbar Tent is hard to beat.

5) Breathable (don't roast alive when you're still passed out at noon)

Escape the sun, rejuvenate, and relax in a Springbar

You don’t have be a festival veteran to know that these things really get going after the sun goes down. And a lot of the time they keep on going until the sun comes back up. After all, when the getting is good, you gotta go hard in the paint. That said, we’re humans, and sleep has to take place sometime. Your standard tent options, made of nylon or polyester, turn into saunas as soon as the first rays of sunlight hit them. By 9am you’ll be cooking like a moist turkey.

Now, there are some new fangled super expensive tents out there built with this very scenario in mind. They’re made of heat reflective materials and look like space ships. I’ve never stayed in one, but for the dollars I sure hope they work as advertised. I would also hope they fly like spaceships. A Springbar Canvas Tent, on the other hand, is not a new tent technology, but when it comes to heat management, it does a heck of the job. Unlike synthetic tent materials, canvas is breathable, allowing heat and moisture to escape, helping you stay cooler and sleep for longer. But wait, you ask, what about that super fine playa dust, can that get through? No way mister. This canvas has a super tight weave that keeps even the finest dust out while breathing to keep you comfortable. In short, quality canvas is the original waterproof/breathable fabric technology.

6) Built to Last (i.e. not destined for a trash can)

A Springbar Tent is Built to Last for Longer Than You Will

Here’s the sad truth: most tents out there are destined for a landfill—some sooner than later. The Springbar Tent, on the other hand, will last longer than you will if you take care of it. We hear stories from folks all the time about how their Springbar is 20 or 30 years old and still going strong. It’s true, a Springbar will cost a bit more upfront, but it’s a tent you can count on, and if you take care of it, you can continue counting on it for years to come. It’s not going to end up in a landfill, and that’s a good thing for everybody.

Plus, all Springbar Highline Tents are covered by a limited lifetime warranty. If something is found to be defective, we replace or fix it at no cost. If you tear or break something, we have access to full service sew shop and stock replacement parts so we can fix just about anything and get that tent as good as new.