10 Things to Consider Before Buying a Bell Tent

10 things to consider before buying a bell tent by Psyclone Tents

10 Things to Consider Before Buying a Bell Tent

Read our bell tent buying guide blog post. It highlights the top 10 things to consider before buying a bell tent. The right gear can enhance camping, festivals, or staycations. A bell tent is an essential item for any outdoor campouts. It is versatile and spacious. However, before diving into the purchase of a bell tent, there are several important factors to consider. This guide explores 10 factors to consider when choosing a bell tent. We’ll cover the importance of high quality materials and canvas thickness for durability, weather resistance, comfort and size. This will help you make an informed decision and ensure memorable outdoor experiences.

Check out below our 10 essential factors to consider before buying a bell tent!

Bell tent buying guide 


1. Choose canvas that is high quality and thick. It’s best if it’s above 300 GSM. This will ensure it lasts a long time.

2. Choose a tent with a PVC floor. Its thickness should exceed 350 GSM. This adds durability and protection against rough terrain.

Psyclone Tents 19' Foot Bell Tent view of centre pole set up and inside interior of the (6 Meter) bell tent
YKK zipper

3. Prioritize tents with YKK industry standard zips for reliable performance and smooth operation.

4. Make sure the tent comes with sturdy steel pegs to prevent snapping, and check the length for appropriate strength.

Psyclone Tent pegs

5. Choose tents with steel rope tensioners. They last longer and are resilient. Avoid plastic ones. They may break over time.

6. Check that the maker reinforces tension points. They should also strengthen tear areas. This improves the tent’s durability and lifespan.

Psyclone Tent Ropes close up

7. Look for tents with high-quality, reflective guy ropes. They prevent fraying and ensure secure knots.

8. Buy from reputable companies who honor warranties. This will provide peace of mind and assurance of quality product.

Psyclone Tents bell tents in foreground camping couple sitting at table talking in background

9. Choose a tent size that fits your camping needs. This will ensure enough space and comfort during outdoor adventures.

10. Consider extra features. These include ventilation, windows, and awnings. They boost comfort and flexibility in different weather and camping experiences.

Purchasing a bell tent is an exciting investment for any outdoor enthusiast. By considering factors such as size, material, weather resistance, ventilation, and budget, you can make an informed decision that suits your camping needs. Remember to prioritize quality and functionality to ensure your bell tent provides comfort and durability for many memorable outdoor experiences to come.

Happy camping!