SHOP THE BEST CANVAS TENTS FOR YOUR NEXT BIG HUNTING, CAMPING, GLAMPING AND MUSIC FESTIVAL ADVENTURES
White Duck Outdoors offers a complete range of Canvas Tents to suit your requirements. We have Canvas Tent options based on your use made from Premium 100% Cotton Canvas Fabric:
Canvas Wall Tents
Canvas Bell Tents
Canvas Cabin Tents and more...
White Duck Outdoor's Canvas Tents are designed carefully to suit today’s camping, safari, hunting and glamping needs as they have undergone many modern updates on the traditional canvas tent, which allows it to offer luxurious qualities. It’s made from premium Cotton Double Fill “Army Duck Canvas” fabric using weightless WR (Water + Mildew) treatment with optional Fire repellant and maintaining the natural breathability of 100% cotton using our proprietary brand of Cotton Canvas DYNAGUARD!
Our cotton canvas tents are all about creating the perfect camping, safari and hunting experience for you as we focus not just on the quality of material, but also the design. Breathable Cotton Canvas Tents are suitable for multiple purposes i.e. Glamping, Luxury Camping, Family Camping, Safari Trips, Outfitter, Picnics, Outdoor Events, Parties, Festivals, Weddings, Outdoor Adventures and Activities.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
Which material should I get?
Canvas is our preferred choice of material as it is one of the most breathable fabrics around-it allows a little airflow for drying out the dampness and humidity inside the tent, cotton fabric is waterproof and less prone to condensation. A good quality, breathable, tightly woven, 100% cotton duck canvas is at the core of every White Duck Outdoors Tent.
Our Cotton Army Duck Canvas is essentially manufactured from; double fill or two ply cotton yarn twisted together for higher yarn strength, combined with a high density thread count per square inch for weaving premium cotton canvas that is robust and creates a tightly woven cotton canvas fabric surface that is ideal to add Water + Mildew & Flame Retardant Chemical which is impregnated on to the surface of the cotton canvas fabric and the chemical concentrate sits between the cotton pores of the canvas fabric. The cotton pores swell in humid and rain weather closing the gap and making the cotton canvas highly waterproof and fights micro-organisms
Furthermore, we have added additional silicone based chemical treatment similar to famous Sunforger treatment (that customers are familiar with over the last many decades from the camping industry) for much higher water repellency and protection against UV rays, mold and mildew, as opposed to the traditional wax treatment which adds extra weight and inconsistent water repellency.
Together with the material itself, canvas treatments have become a critical factor in determining a high quality tent. Our Cotton Army Duck Canvas fabric has the same Sunforger Boat Shrunk Marine-Finish Treatment which has been the leader in the fabric treatment industry because of its ability to retain the canvas’ natural ability to breathe without contributing to the fabric’s disintegration.
What is 10.10 oz. Army Duck Canvas?
It is a medium weight multi-purpose canvas fabric with a very tight, plied yarn weave construction making it very strong and resistant to tearing. Army Duck is loomed using smaller yarns creating an ultra-smooth texture perfect. This fabric is ideal for screen printing and is used in numerous products such as: tote bags, tarps, outdoor awnings, tents, linings, outdoor boat covers, etc.
Army Duck Canvas fabric has the remarkable quality of being highly water repellent while at the same time being very breathable. It’s a tightly woven, 100% cotton duck with the best water-repellent finish available. Normal moisture built up within the tent will pass freely through the fibers creating a very comfortable living environment, making it cooler in the summer and more comfortable in the winter. Army Duck is 100% cotton and when it rains, the fibers swell up to make the tent even more water-repellent. The roof becomes very taut, preventing water from pooling at the eaves. Army Duck is treated to be flame retardant (CPAI-84) and mildew resistant. Tents made of Army Duck have been on expeditions around the world. They have always performed perfectly. If your adventures require the absolute best and most durable tent, then tent made from Army Duck canvas should be your choice.
What is the difference between duck and canvas?
Duck is actually a type of canvas. Both fabrics are plain-weave, are made from cotton and are incredibly versatile. The main difference between duck and canvas lies in thread count. Canvas is known for its coarser weave, while duck boasts a smooth hand because of its high thread count. Identifying duck and canvas is fairly easy and are classified based on a weight system of ounces per square yard; the higher the ounce weight, the heavier the fabric. Canvas comes in heavier weights such as medium/heavyweight to very heavyweight, whereas duck will be more in the medium weight range. Because canvas is a heavier weight fabric, is can be used for projects that will see quite a bit of wear and tear.
Waterproof vs Water Resistant vs Water Repellent:
A water repellent tent will afford you some protection if it does start to rain. The tents are treated with a water repellent finish that will cause any moisture to bead up and roll off the tents. Water repellent finishes can only hold the water off for so long; during a heavy rain, the moisture will pool on the tent, ultimately resulting in leaks directly into your tent space.
To fully protect yourself from this, you need a waterproof tent. These tents are coated with a finish that repels moisture, causing it to slide right off without any seepage. A waterproof tent will keep everything underneath it completely dry, and there’s no need to worry about water pooling on top or leaks coming through.
What is Fire Water Repellent?
Fire Retardant fabric is a chemical treatment to help delay flame production and help prevent the spread of fire. This chemical treatment is typically soluble in liquid so FR material should be dry-cleaned with a non-liquid cleaning agent. To remove dust buildup, gently brush the surface with a soft brush.
What do I do if my tent gets mold or mildew?
Put on a breathing mask to prevent the inhalation of mold or mildew spores. Lay the canvas tent out flat in a dry sunny area. Using a soft and stiff hairbrush or toothbrush, brush the mold debris and mildew from the material. Wash the affected area with any good quality mold remover solution with hot water. And/or rinse with a solution of 1 cup of lemon juice and 1 cup of salt to hot water.
If you catch mold in the early stages you can save your tent. We strongly suggest you to look for Mold Mildew Stain Remover which can be found online. Follow the instructions on the label. We have found it to be safe, easy, and effective to use. However, keep in mind that this treatment will degrade some of the canvas water repellency. The affected area can be retreated with a silicone based water repellent solution as it wouldn’t clog the tiny pores in the canvas and cause it to lose its breathability.
Replace the tent if it is the black mold and canvas tent fabric is falling apart as there is not much you can do at that point.
Where are our tents manufactured?
Like all leading brands we source our products from various countries including both China and Pakistan by an expert canvas tent makers. We offer our products at market competitive prices, well-built with impeccable craftsmanship, unique features and top of the line materials, top grade zippers & components. The canvas is custom woven and treated to meet our specs. Companies claiming that their tents are ""Made in the USA"", are most likely made with canvas that comes from Pakistan, India or Bangladesh.
White Duck Outdoors is a USA based company, and we sell our tents in many countries around the world. We promote responsible manufacturing while ensuring our customers get the most value for their investment. We ensure social and environmental compliance along with stringent quality control measures. We further test our products performance by independent labs. This gives us confidence to stand behind our product and brand.
Will a canvas tent keep me dry?
Absolutely yes! All of our tents are made with 100% cotton canvas. Cotton canvas tents are waterproof and less prone to condensation. However, not all tents are completely waterproof when you use it for the first time. A new tent will most likely leak as they go through the weathering process. It is advised to set up your tent at home or other place prior to your camping trip or take your tent out in its first good rain. Rain or wet environment make the cotton fibers to swell and nestle, closing up any tiny holes and making it a tightly weaved fabric or watertight which is a natural cotton phenomenon. The ‘weathering’ process will make the canvas tent fabric waterproof for all types of indoor and outdoor use as it will stay completely dry inside, even during drenching rains. Furthermore, we have added additional silicone based chemical treatment for higher water repellency and protection against UV rays, mold and mildew. The ultra-tight weave and silicone waterproofing combine to make an excellent barrier against moisture that will not wick water. This minimizes humidity/dampness/moistness on the inside of the tent to make you more comfortable.
What are the advantages of having a canvas tent?
- Canvas tents can be better suited for long camping trips because of their heavy duty, breathable and durable materials. Simply put, they are going to last longer than nylon or other synthetic materials.
- Canvas tents generally perform better in winter conditions. Heavy duty canvas fabric will block out the cold and wind better than nylon. They are also very functional during the summer– it is a 4 season tent for all your camping needs.
- Durability – if you buy the right canvas tent, you can go years before you need to replace it. Small holes and ripped seams in a canvas tent are also easier to patch up than holes and damaged seams in synthetic material tents."
What is the lifespan of canvas tent?
The lifespan of your tent is very dependent upon camping conditions such as air pollution, ultraviolet radiation, natural dirt (bird droppings, sand, salt water) and domestic dirt (cooking stains, soda, wine, sun cream), as these all limit the lifespan of your cotton canvas tent. Take good care of your tent and it will last longer (minimum up to 6 months)
How do I store my tent:
Golden role: Never store or pack your tent and ropes away wet, damp or dirty. If you own a canvas cotton tent, make sure to never store it either wet or damp. The moisture trapped inside will make the life of tent shorter. At times, you don’t have much of a choice but to pack it; in damp condition, make sure you hang it up to dry within a day or two. Otherwise, fungus can affect the tent leading to tiny little black spots all over your tent which are permanent.
Pitch your tent properly: Simple yet effective way to ensure enhancing your tent’s life span. The canvas can become strained If the tent isn’t pitched correctly which would eventually lead towards damage.
Keep it clean: To remove marks, use a soft brush or sponge with fresh water and mild detergent only and rinse with clean water. Allow to dry thoroughly. Wipe down all metal surfaces with fresh water after use. After beach use or wet conditions treat all zips and metal components with silicon spray. Remove the stains as soon as they appear, its way easier to brush off the dirt and dried mud when the tent is dry by using a scrubbing brush.
Leakage: Cotton canvas fabric normally expands when exposed to wet environment to make itself waterproof. There might be a possibility that it may leak a bit around seams when you set it up for the first time. The cotton fibers will swell and close up any tiny holes that might cause the leakage again. Don’t freak out, it’s totally okay as this will no longer happen again because of the natural cotton phenomenon.
Ventilation: Make absolutely sure you store your tent in a place which has ventilation to let some air through. Due to insufficient ventilation, fungus can affect the canvas. It is important to store your tent dry so no fungus or other stains can appear.
Are there any special considerations for extended use situations?
There are few precautions you should take if you plan to use your tent for an extended period of time (3-4 weeks or more) to enhance the tent life.
Canvas Rot: If you own a canvas cotton tent, make sure to never store the tent, ropes and stakes either wet or damp. The moisture trapped inside will make the life of tent shorter. At times, you don’t have much of a choice but to pack it; in damp condition, make sure you hang it up to dry within a day or two. Otherwise, fungus can affect the tent leading to tiny little black spots all over your tent which are permanent. This occurs when the canvas at the bottom of the tent is in constant contact with moist ground. The canvas never dries out and eventually will begin to rot or decay in the areas of contact. Even if there is no rain, this can be caused by moisture from dew.
Prevention: For extend use, make sure the tent is placed in an area that is well drained, dry and properly ventilated to let some air through. Due to insufficient ventilation, fungus can affect the canvas. It is important to store your tent dry so no fungus or other stains can appear. It could be placed on sand, gravel, or a slated wooden platform. Extended use on grassy areas or moist soil should be avoided.
Mildew: Camping tents can easily become a victim of mold and mildew. If your tent is not cleaned, dry and stored properly when you put it away, mold and mildew can be a pesky problem. Mildew is more prone to grow in humid climates in dark or shady areas.
Prevention: Take the tent out for cleaning and retreating from time to time. A typical cleaning and retreatment can require a few hours on a sunny day, a few times a year. Let it air out and place it where it can receive direct sunlight for a couple of hours.
UV damage: Our canvas tents are much less susceptible to UV deterioration than many synthetic fabrics but over time it will eventually degrade the canvas. Ultraviolet damage to tent fabric is caused by excessive exposure to sunlight. The first sign of sun damage will be a fading of the color of the fabric, followed by a deterioration of the fabric and threads, often near the seams but sometimes in the middle of the panel.
Prevention: Avoid leaving your tent set up in direct sun for extended periods. Also, we recommend to use a “rain fly” as it also protects the tent top from burn holes, slides the snow, and is another barrier in the rain.
How do I clean or wash my tent?
To remove marks, use a soft brush or sponge with fresh water and mild detergent only and rinse with clean water. Allow to dry thoroughly. Wipe down all metal surfaces with fresh water after use. After beach use or wet conditions treat all zips and metal components with silicon spray. Remove the stains as soon as they appear, its way easier to brush off the dirt and dried mud when the tent is dry by using a scrubbing brush.