Kim Mance is a travel writer and TV personality, home based in New York. Most recently she co-hosted the Travel Channe;s Destination Showdown as an expert judge, and also hosted Dream It. Book It. Do It! an on-demand show. She’s a contributing blogger for Conde Nast Traveler, Marie Claire, WorldHum, Huffington Post, and is the editor of Galavanting.

What’s next for Kim? A #glamtrekking road trip with her vintage airstream camper, and one of our Stout Bell Tents. She’s writing a book, and traveling from New York to Alaska. Follow her adventure on social media (@KimMance) or check out her website:

Here are a couple pics from her first stay in her #stouttent.

Looking out:

I can’t wait to follow her journey.


Big News! We’re now carrying Dry Guy!

Eco-Friendly Waterproofing Agent

Eco-Friendly Waterproofing Agent

You can spray your gear, or your tent with this stuff and stay warm and dry all season. Although our tents are already waterproof, a few seasons out in the sun (UV rays eventually break down the proofing) and you may notice that water isn’t pooling up on top of the fabric like it should. That’s when you know it’s time to re-proof.

It’s as simple as picking up a bottle of Dry Guy goodness (in our General Store), and pouring it into one of these garden hose attachements and spraying down the tent:

One bottle is enough even for our 5000 size! You can also proof your gear, bags, and anything else you’d like. It’s eco-friendly, so even the kids can help.

Waterproofs your outdoor gear easily and effectively.

Waterproofs your outdoor gear easily and effectively.

Nick surprised his wife, Ann with a gorgeous glamping setup.. and shamed all husbands everywhere. They unveiled the surprise via Instagram (@stouttent), step by step, using the pictures below. The surprise was so epic, it was featured in Revel Mag (from Northern Michigan).

First her husband blindfolded her:

Then took her here:

First comes love…

Isn’t this a gorgeous setting?

Then comes…

then… Surprise!!


How’s that for an anniversary surprise?!?



Thanks @annthensome and @semicasualnick for sharing their love and bell tents and goodness with us!!





Warren and Rachel are living the dream, that’s for sure! They just bought this beauty:

1968 Airstream Ambassador

Living the Airstream dream, with a Stout Bell Tent as their yoga studio/living room

Living the Airstream dream, with a Stout Bell Tent as their yoga studio/living room

She is a remodeled 1968 Ambassador Airstream. It’s 28 feet long and full of high quality wood details. They scored it from an Airstream rental company that had to sell due to insurance technicalities. Yes, they got super lucky.

They’re moving her up onto some land in Northern California, and using one of our Stout Tent 5000 Ultimate Bell tents – Pro Edition for their living room and yoga studio.  Isn’t it great!?!

Lots of Natural Light!

Lots of Natural Light!

I just love the sky-lights, windows, and overall brightness inside. They promised pictures when they’re all settled in.

Stout Tent did a tent rental for a large community Luau here in Arizona back in May. It was a perfect evening, complete with Hawaiian dancers, flame throwers, and live music.

We set up a kid’s craft table inside of one of our Stout Tent 5000 Ultimates – This rental package would be a great addition to any Luau – the kids had so much fun in and around the tent.

Stout Tent Luau Bell Tent


Tiki tent, kids chairs in a bell tent

It would also be super easy to change it up, and make it a mid-century modern tiki (bar) tent, with a bar and bartender, and sweet lounge chairs:

These people and these things need to be inside of a bell tent. Can you imagine?!

Tropical cake and bar cart. A tiki tent must.

Oh, and you can’t forget these…

Mad Men Mai Tai…

If you like the vibe, call me and we can bring a Tiki tent to your Luau, perfect for a backyard BBQ, or we could do a few for a corporate event. More eye candy on our Pinterest board: Tiki rific Tiki (Bar) Tent.. by Stout Tent