What Size Tent Should I Buy?

We get the question: What size tent should I buy? a lot here at Ellis Canvas Tents. So I thought I'd write a quick little blog post explaining the sizes of our tents and how many people can fit in each one. 

A lot of confusion exists about how big is too big when it comes to tents. Obviously, you'll want a tent that is going to meet your needs, and space to accommodate whatever those needs are. 

We usually recommend our 8's for 1-2 people. Our 10's are great for groups of 2-3, and our larger sizes (12x12 and 12x14) are best for groups of 3+. 

These numbers are a rough outline, and are dependent on what exactly you plan to bring with you. For example, if you have large cots and lots of gear you plan to use in your tent, the amount of space is going to be reduced. 

If you have questions about what size tent to buy, feel free to give us a call. Our number is 970-259-2050 and we are always happy to answer any questions or concerns.  


Alex Wallace
Alex Wallace


1 Response

Rene Voves
Rene Voves

June 10, 2016

Hello, i am very interessted on the split and torrent tent. What exactly is the difference? Just the middle pole. Is it possible to use the split tent with the rain fly?

Thank you and best regards.

Rene Voves

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