Canvas bell tents have become increasingly popular over the last few years, but Tepees are still pretty novel, so when we came across British tent copmany, Northern Star Tepees, we were keen to find out more.
Northern Star Tepees specialise in traditional, canvas, single pole tepees with a modern twist. All of their tepees are high quality and very easy to put up, offering something that bit different. Here’s what owner Emma Hall-craggs told us.
We are a family who love camping in the Northern English countryside, but we preferred a retro feel. We tried the popular bell tent but it wasn’t quite the vibe we were looking for. Although there are other single pole tepees on the markets, we decided none matched all our criteria.
We wanted a traditional canvas tent with up to date modern conveniences like windows, fly mesh and zipped in PVC ground sheets, so we worked with our manufacturer to create our own. With our tepees, you can have the experience of traditional camping in a beautiful space but with all the modern conveniences.
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Our Northern Star Tepee is based on the Sibley tent, invented by the American military officer Henry Hopkins Sibley in 1856. We’ve made a few adjustments that suit the modern traditional camper but it is essentially the same bit of kit. Tried and tested over the years by some of the world’s most intrepid explorers this tent design is rugged, practical and well…just super cool!
All of our Tepees come with a 12 months quality guarantee and have a heavy duty zipped in ground sheet with waterproof zipper and PVC water flap… Because we know that it can rain 24 seven on your holiday.
Our 4, 5 and 6 metre tepees have our unique design roll up/peg out fly screened zipped and canvas windows, allowing you different levels of privacy and flooding your living space with light. They have a zippable fly screen door, study marquee pegs for canvas skirt and guy ropes, roomy zip up canvas bags (no more stuffing it into a sack bag!), 5mm reflective, sturdy, and heavy duty guy ropes. We are also the only UK suppliers of 3 metre children’s tepees that are perfect as permanent instalments in the garden or for solo camping.
Aside from tepees, we also sell 285gsm and 350gsm walkabout dining shelters, and traditional UK made hand forged cooking bowls, woks, traditional Indian kadai sets, swing grill, and fire pits. We also have a range of Falcon enamelware camping cooking equipment, such as tumblers, mugs, trays, teapots, and deep plates in a variety of colours.
We also do private hire for events such as boutique festivals, parties, weddings and graduations, fully furnished or not.
Find out more about Northern Star Tepees here.
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