The Torrent Tent

The Torrent is easily set up by one person...the hardest part is driving 8 spikes! It is a versatile tent that works well in extreme weather from deserts to mountains. The design is derived from a tent known as the “Bell Tent.” This was the preferred tent of European invaders, early North Country explorers, and woodsmen, providing a worthy storm shelter that was quick to set up with minimal poles and used long guy lines to support the side walls.

Our Torrent Tent is rectangular and provides a better use of space than the old round design. It gathers its strength from the unique tension on the roof, and the use of three poles instead of two. In re-engineering the design, we have found that the taller mid-walls and lower corners are a pivotal factor. Once the guy lines are secured to these spikes, the poles are installed and guy lines can be tensioned quickly, even in high winds. With its elevated mid section, and lean-out walls, the Torrent Tent creates a big livable space inside.

The Torrent’s unique design supports a wide range of uses. The doors provide typical screening in the front and back of the tent, and has a screened window for inside accessible ventilation, however, a back wall with a large window may be your preference.