Stout Bell Tent – Ultimate Series

(9 customer reviews)



Free shipping, Easy returns, Lifetime warranty!

The Ultimate series tent is the best entry-level bell tent on the market! This tent is made with 8.6-oz/285gsm, single-weave canvas that is water and mold resistant. The Ultimate tent has our signature tub style, PVC, zip-away groundsheet and built-in features like our signature double-wall: a secondary, bug-netted mesh behind the canvas side wall. Roll up one wall or both for enhanced styling and ventilationThe original Stout Tent. The beauty and quality of this bell tent’s durable construction are unmatched by our competitors! Check out some of the top features below, and for more information, head to the details tab.


  • Setup can be completed in 15 minutes, by one person.
  • Made from 100% natural, waterproof, mold-resistant cotton canvas.
  • Heavy-duty ripstop PVC waterproof, zipped-in groundsheet.
  • Bug-netted secondary doors are sewn in behind the canvas outer doors. You can close one set or both. (Choose the double-wall tent for this feature.)
  • Two protected pass-throughs for power cords into the tent without affecting waterproofing.
  • Learn more here!
  • Tall A-frame entrance creates a barrier from rain coming through the door.
  • 24” sidewalls unzip from groundsheet and roll-up then toggle secure for breathability and easy cleaning.
  • No additional parts are needed for setup.
  • Headquartered in Vermont: We’re only a phone call away for any questions you might have. Reach us anytime between 9-5 EST. We love chatting with our customers.

There is no question, Stout Tents are the highest quality canvas tent on the market. We build hardwearing, strong tents and work hard to provide the best customer service. As leaders in the market, we stand behind our product with a lifetime warranty.

A word on long-term use

Diameter 4M/13’, 5M/16’
Square feet 132 sq. ft, 201 sq. ft.
Packed dimensions 36" x 12" x 12", 42" x 12" x 12"
Shipping weight 94 lbs, 98 lbs
Center pole height 8’ 2.5”, 9’ 9”
Canvas type 8.6-oz/285gsm
  1. kasey (verified owner)

    We ordered this tent to start a small glamping business in Hawaii. We love it, super easy to set up and with all the rain we get it holds up fantastically. Love it!

  2. sharon (verified owner)

    I can’t start to tell you how great this company is. Not only have I loved their product, but their customary service is exemplary. I returned a tent to them that was in an absolute mess, and instead of getting frustrated, they got excited by the challenge. They will go the extra mile for you!!!!

  3. Ariane lortie (verified owner)

    I searched for months to figure out what type/brand of glamping tent i would buy. I finally decided to go with stout tent and it was without a doubt the best choice.
    I am so happy with this tent and with the customer service of this compagny. Even my husband who was sooo againt buying that tent because of the price was really impressed with the quality of the product!! If you guys ever want to bring that product in canada, i would love to help!!!
    5 stars for sure!

  4. ryboy337 (verified owner)

    This is not a tent, this is a portable home! You will be the envy of all your friends and fellow campers when you pop up this beauty at the next campout or music festival. I was worried about setup, but it turned out to be super simple and I was able to do it by myself on the first try in about 20 minutes. With the 5m diameter, I had plenty of space for my queen sized bed setup and was able to fit an inflatable couch in my ‘living room’ part of the tent with tons of space to lay out all of my clothes in my ‘closet’ and set up three small tables for my ‘kitchen’. SO much room inside and the value of being able to stand in your tent home is priceless. I was at the Oregon Eclipse event and was able to check out many other bell-type tents from other manufacturers and I can say with certainty that Stout Tents are the most durable and high-quality fabric out there. Not just the canvas on the tent…the screen mesh is top-quality as are the oversized zippers and the rebar stakes. You can tell Stout really takes pride in what they’re doing and if you have the chance to speak with them on the phone you will find them to be super friendly and excited about their business and your happiness as a customer. I have also ordered the Frontier Plus stove and cannot wait to have winter campouts this year! Now my biggest problem is figuring out when I can have the time to spend more days in my Stout Tent, I friggin love this thing !!!

  5. thracemoon (verified owner)

    Absolutely incredible quality. I was not expecting rebar stakes! One less thing to worry about. We do quite a bit of historical recreation and backwoods camping in the the Midwest and South(SO much rain). I am satisfied knowing that we will be comfortable and dry in this tent. Thank you for a great product and wonderful service!!


  6. 04302296.js

    Great tent, and very heavy duty. Item shipped fast, with all of the materials there. This tent is super easy to set up, and is as fast as a small camping tent.

  7. Delaney

    I have had this stout tent for years now and every time I use it, I end up saying, “Best friggin investment ever.” This last Feb, I was at an SCA event that rained 10″ in one evening. Other camps were flooded out and ended up digging trenches to avoid the hellish rivers entering. Not me! I stayed warm and dry the entire time!

    More recently, I organized a summer solstice trip into the mountains (about 10,000 feet in elev.) where we expected nothing but hot weather. Welp, Colorado decided rain and then snow. For four days, all the other campers were huddled in my stout tent while a heavy June snow hounded us. Not only was my tent dry and warm, but it didn’t sag under the very, very wet snow. Only tightened a few of the lines once and the extended awning kept all of the supplies outside dry as well.

    I really can’t say enough good things about this tent. It’s heavy and not the kind of thing for backpackers, but I’m a long-term camper and I stay out for weeks on end. This is the tent to do it with. Next purchase? One of those wood burning stoves.

  8. Felisha (verified owner)

    I ordered this tent after researching bell tents for the last couple of years. I was nervous at first about the quality and ease of set up. I can say after only 1 use this tent is incredible the quality is outstanding and It was easy to set up it took me just over 30 minutes for the first set up by myself. This tent also held up to a large thunderstorm/ torrential downpour not only did it not leak but it held up to 30Km/hr winds. I have never had a tent stay this dry with that much rain. I am so thankful that I took the plunge and purchased this beauty. It will be part of our camping adventures for years to come thank you, Stout!

  9. elizgangsta (verified owner)

    This tent is great! First it is amazing quality! Second, it is beyond easy to put up, and we were first time bell tent users!!! Finally, this company is amazing. I have recommended this tent to lots of people already and I can’t wait to continue to use it for years to come.
    We only use it for fun and short camping trips, but it goes up and down quickly and easily. When we used it the first time it rained a lot and was little windy and it stayed up perfectly and dry inside.

  10. Jason Hodges (verified owner)

    After 5+ years of my wife talking about and asking for a stout tent we finally pulled the trigger…..I will say with 100% confidence that we could not be happier! This thing is amazing! We setup the first time with no instructions within an hour and now with the knowledge of how everything goes it will be a snap. We had a Queen mattress (with a headboard) and 2 twins for our 2 toddlers setup and still plenty of room for moving around, changing, kids to play, etc. Everybody we camped with couldn’t help but to come inside and be blown away by the amount of space provided. If you are on the fence then let me tell you as a skeptical consumer, do not wait any longer and order it today!

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Tons of Headroom!
4M = 8′ tall
5M = 10′ tall

Well crafted sliders mean the rope holds, and the ropes are super visible at night

24″ High Sidewalls – perfect balance between headroom and wind resistance!

Only 1 center pole, and 1 a-frame porch for a sturdy and simple setup

17.6 oz – Tan, tough, Rip-stop bathtub design – ready for dogs or furniture!

Made from 100% natural, waterproof, mold-resistant cotton canvas.

Reliable D-Rings for groundsheet stakes
(Room for larger stakes! No junky grommets!)
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