World’s best stylists use our sweet PRO edition tent with the sides rolled up for a beautiful June bedding spread. Take a page from Nordstrom’s playbook and rent a Stout tent for your event.

A Stout Tent Ultimate 5000 PRO edition is featured in Nordstrom's June 2015 Bedding catalog.

A Stout Tent Ultimate 5000 PRO edition is featured in Nordstrom’s June 2015 Bedding catalog.

Need to add some color and depth at your outdoor dinner, wedding, or gathering?

We’ve created a collage of different ways you can easily integrate them into your outdoor decor.

Outdoor design hack by Stout Tent -Eucalyptus garland DIY

Outdoor design hack by Stout Tent -Eucalyptus garland DIY

Here are a few best practices when using foliage:

  • Wait until just before your event to clip.
  • Keep your clippings cool outside until needed.
  • Use florist wire to keep your unruly trimmings in line.
  • Submerge in a cold bathtub if it’s warm out.


Picking the right trimming can be an exciting and eye pleasing adventure, we’ve had to jump fences for a good clipping of one of  our favorite plants for outdoor use; Eucalyptus. Eucalyptus lasts for weeks, and can be preserved with glycerine to last even longer. It bends easily without breaking, which makes it a great choice for a wreath or bunting. We used florist wire and a nice piece of vintage rope to make the bunting for this event.  A small line of leaves on a thin branch was the perfect garland for this wedding cake, and matched the bride’s natural, earthy vibe. More on that gorgeous inspiring wedding, here.




We were thrilled to be a part of Kelly Kriger, of Whatchawant Design‘s daughter’s birthday party. It was an amazing event! Kelly collaborated with her friend, and neighbor Angela Marie Events, and the fantastic photography is courtesy of Carolynn Seibert.

Kelly styled her Stout Tent as the “Dreamer’s Lounge”  where the girls lounged, had tipi-treats, and giggled…  they also setup a bead bar, with feathers, beads, and stylists braiding hair.

Every detail was covered, from tiny gold figurines, donut arrows, ribbons, and feathers. She used tree stumps as stools, and vintage picture frames for direction. Oh, and the succulents… perfectly placed, in the greatest planters. Look at the decorated stones! Literally, no stone was unturned for this party. It is one of our favorite stylizations of our tent, ever.



We were beyond honored to be a part of Agritopia’s Outstanding in the Field dinner! It was magnificent to see everything come together so flawlessly.

Photo Credit: Siegel Thurston Photography,

Outstanding in the Field was created by Jim Denevan in 1999. It’s a traveling feast/dinner tour that lands in the best farms in the world, sets up a classically beautiful long table outside, and fills that table with food and drink from the community they are celebrating.  Jim describes it as “A traveling feast with a central vision of farmers, chefs, cheese makers, ranchers, foragers and winemakers in delicious communion with the people they sustain.”

October 21st and 22nd, 2014 the Outstanding team diligently setup, cooked, pruned and prepared for Arizona’s Agritopia location. Agritopia, a community in Gilbert, built around a community farm, and charmed with a coffee shop, and the famous Joe’s Farm Grill was the perfect setting. A long table was setup through the orchard, low lying branches trimmed back, free range chickens within ear shot. It was lovely.

Stout Tent provided a lounge tent, furnished with comfortable couches, and lit with candles and lanterns for after dinner conversations.






We thought it was time to share some more Glamping eye candy with you… here is what Fall Glamping in Arizona looks like:

Stout Tent Glamping Shoot - Fall

Stout Tent Glamping



That orange blanket, is a Rumpl Blanket. We’re obsessed. Think of your most favorite puffer vest… turned blanket.


Fall Glamping Photoshoot

Geometric Bunting - Stout Bell Tent

Succulents in Geometric Bunting

The canvas walls and netted walls are both zipped closed.

The canvas walls and netted walls are both zipped closed.

Stout Tent Chandelier


With netted side walls zipped closed.

With netted side walls zipped closed.

Notice something different? The canvas side-walls are unzipped from the groundsheet, and rolled up. They are secured with toggles, and the second netted wall is still zipped into the groundsheet.

Breathability at it’s finest:

Double-wall version, with canvas sides rolled up, netted walls zipped closed.

Double-wall version, with canvas sides rolled up, netted walls zipped closed.

A 4000 model on the left, and a 5000 PRO Edition on the right.

Stout Tent Fall Photoshoot

The campfire is calling.

Stout Tent - Rumpl Blanket

Grab your Rumpl.

Dusk - Stout Tent Bell Tent


Stout Tent - Bell Tent - 4000 Ultimate with Double Wall

This 13 foot in diameter tent has a zippable groundsheet, with a double bottom wall with additional mosquito netting.

Sweet Dreams.


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