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Montana Canvas Tent models available below retail. Email or call if you want a quote for a specific Montana canvas tent not listed below. Scroll down page to Montana Canvas Wall Tent: Outfitter Tents, Frames & Adjustable Angle Kits. Click to view Montana Canvas Blend wall tents.

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FREE SHIPPING ON ALL MONTANA TENTS EXCEPT OUTFITTER TENTS WEIGHING MORE THAN 150 LBS.

FREE SHIPPING ON MT ACCESORIES OPTIONS WHEN ORDERED WITH A MONTANA TENT.

INCLUDING FLY, FLOOR, FRAME, PORCHES, COOKSHACKS

Montana Canvas Wall Tent

ALL MONTANA TENTS PRICES ARE BELOW RETAIL



CLICK PICTURE TO VIEW A SPECIFIC MONTANA CANVAS TENT
Montana Canvas Lodge Tent
Montana Canvas
Lodge Tent

FREE SHIPPING


RELITE or
CANVAS
Spike Tent
3',
or 4' 6" Walls

FREE SHIPPING


Montana Wedge Tent
Canvas & Relite
12 x 10
to 12 x 18
FREE SHIPPING

Blend Tent

Lightweight canvas roof and relite walls. Recommended for packing in.

FREE SHIPPING


Montana Range Tents
12 x 12 Canvas or Relite




FREE SHIPPING

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PRICES

MONTANA TENT AND CANVAS - OUTFITTER WALL TENT


10 OZ, 12 OZ or RELITE (without floor)


TENT SIZE RIDGE HEIGHT

10 OZ

water,

mildew, fire treated

WT 12 OZ water, mildew, fire treated WT RELITE
WT
8x10 7'11" $840 FREE SHIPPING
46 lbs $865 FREE SHIPPING
50 lbs $840 FREE SHIPPING
16 lbs
10x12 8'6" $920 FREE SHIPPING
61 lbs $1075
FREE SHIPPING
64 lbs $920
FREE SHIPPING
21 lbs
10x14 8'6" $950 FREE SHIPPING
66 lbs $1100
FREE SHIPPING
71 lbs $950
FREE SHIPPING
23 lbs
12x14 8'11" $1005 FREE SHIPPING
70 lbs $1195
FREE SHIPPING
80 lbs $1005
FREE SHIPPING
25 lbs
12x17 8'11" $1075 FREE SHIPPING
75 lbs $1320
FREE SHIPPING
84 lbs $1075
FREE SHIPPING
28 lbs
14x17 10' $1240
FREE SHIPPING
92 lbs $1445
FREE SHIPPING
100 lbs $1240
FREE SHIPPING
32 lbs
14x20 10' $1375
FREE SHIPPING
98 lbs $1585
FREE SHIPPING
110 lbs $1375
FREE SHIPPING

36 lbs
16x20 9'8" $1445
FREE SHIPPING
107 lbs $1640
FREE SHIPPING
128 lbs $1445
FREE SHIPPING
41 lbs
16x23 9'8" $1490
FREE SHIPPING
117 lbs $1665
FREE SHIPPING
138 lbs $1490
FREE SHIPPING

44 lbs
18x23 10'3" $1585 Call for shipping

140 lbs $1805
Call for shipping

151 lbs $1585
FREE SHIPPING

51 lbs

 

18x23 Montana Tents with box and ropes and a 16x23 or larger with floor will probably weigh more than 150 lbs. UPS has a 150 lb. limit. Therefore, 18x23 outfitter tents will probably require shipment by truck which is two to three times as expensive. If a 16x23 outfitter tent can meet your requirements, don't order the 18x23 to save you additional shipping costs.

Sewn In Floor: Made of white laminated vinyl for strength and ease of cleaning. Nylon stake loops. Stove location on floor has a zipper for rollback of either the vinyl or relite sewn in floor. Relite outfitter tents normally have Relite floors, tan or white or white vinyl - you choose. Specify floor color when ordering - if not specified tan will be ordered. A tan relite floor is recommended as it will not show dirt as much as the white relite.

 

OUTFITTER TENT PRICES WITH SEWN IN FLOORS

SIZE

10 OZ W/SEWN IN FLOOR - oufitter tent

WT 12 OZ W/SEWN IN FLOOR - outfitter tents WT RELITE W/SEWN IN FLOOR WT
8x10 $950
FREE SHIPPING
53 lbs $980 FREE SHIPPING
57 lbs $950
FREE SHIPPING
23 lbs
10x12 $1080
FREE SHIPPING
70 lbs $1230
FREE SHIPPING
73 lbs $1080
FREE SHIPPING
30 lbs
10x14 $1125
FREE SHIPPING
80 lbs $1275
FREE SHIPPING
85 lbs $1125
FREE SHIPPING
37 lbs
12x14 $1185
FREE SHIPPING
86 lbs $1380
FREE SHIPPING
96 lbs $1185
FREE SHIPPING
41 lbs
12x17 $1275
FREE SHIPPING
95 lbs $1525
FREE SHIPPING
104 lbs $1275
FREE SHIPPING
48 lbs
14x17 $1475
FREE SHIPPING
114 lbs $1650
FREE SHIPPING
122 lbs $1475
FREE SHIPPING
54 lbs
14x20 $1635
FREE SHIPPING
122 lbs $1840
FREE SHIPPING
134 lbs $1635
FREE SHIPPING
60 lbs
16x20 $1765
FREE SHIPPING
132 lbs $1960
CALL for S&H

153 lbs $1765
FREE SHIPPING
66 lbs
16X23 $1845 Call for S&H
145 lbs $2025 CALL for S&H
166 lbs $1845 FREE SHIPPING
72 lbs
18x23 $1995 Call for S+H
172 lbs $2215 Call for S&H
183 lbs $1995 FREE SHIPPING
83 lbs

CUSTOMERS FROM CANADA:

Please visit CANVASTENTSHOP.CA Canada web site designed to eliminate brokerage fees and reduce shipping for US tents and tent stoves. Canvas tents and tent stoves are in Canada ready for shipment. GST will be charged as Canvas Tent Shop Canada is a Canadian Company.


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PORCH, COOK SHACK, TENT FLY & STAKE IN FLOOR

 

Porch: 10 feet long, fully enclosed with screen on front. Relite or10.1 oz. canvas. 2 foot overlap with tent on roof and sidewalls, with grommets for staking.

Cook Shack: 12 feet long, fully enclosed, stove jack included. Relite or 10.1 canvas. 2 foot overlap with tent on roof and sidewalls, with grommets for staking.

  • Tent Fly: 1 Foot over on hang each side of tent. Zipper opening for stove pipe. Does not include rope, tensioners or stakes. Ropes and pensioners are a $35 option with free shipping when ordered with a tent.
  • Stake in Floor: 13 oz. white laminated vinyl with grommets. 5' x 5' zippered area for a stove. Relite tents have Relite floors - white or tan or a 13 oz. laminated vinyl - you choose.
  • NOTE: PORCHES AND COOK SHACKS CAN BE ORDERED AT ANY LENGTH FROM 6 FEET TO 12 FEET. Porches can be ordered with or without front screen.
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Wall Tent with Fly

OUTFITTER - PRICES FOR PORCH, COOK SHACKS, FLIES, STAKE IN FLOORS

MONTANA FLY REQUIRES ROPES & TENSIONERS $35

NOTE IDAHO SOLID FLOOR ARE AT DISCOUNT PRICES - CALL TO ORDER

OVERSIZED FIRE TREATED PORCHES WITH EAVE WEBBING

18' WIDE BY 9' LONG: $200

 

SIZE PORCH
10' LONG

COOK SHACK 12' LONG
WT MONTANA TENT FLY RELITE

MONTANA STAKE IN FLOOR

8x10 $575
$745
64 lbs.

$220

5 lbs.

$110

7 LBS

10x12 $605
$830
68 lbs.

$260

10 lbs.


$155

9 lbs.

10x14 $605
$830
68 lbs.

$270

11 lbs.

$175

14 lbs.

12x14 $635
$905
71 lbs.

$295

12 lbs.

$180

16 lbs.

12x17 $635
$905
71 lbs.

$365

13 lbs.

$200

20 lbs.

14x17 $675
$950
81 lbs.

$400

14 lbs.

$240

22 lbs.

14x20 $675
$950
81 lbs.

$480

15 lbs.

$260

24 lbs.

16x20 $690
$995
83 lbs.

$500

18 lbs.

$320

25 lbs.

16X23 $690
$995
83 lbs.

$530

19 lbs.

$360

28 lbs.

18x23 $720
$1030
85 lbs.

$580

20 lbs.

$410

32 lbs.

 

For non sewn in floors, a relite or vinyl floor can be ordered for Montana tent you order. Factors to consider

  1. Weight: Vinyl floor for a particular tent size is about 3 times as heavy.
  2. Durability. Vinyl floor is much more durable than a relite floor. Relite floor is much thinner and a rock or twig puncture is quite possible if you did not remove these items prior to setting up your tent.
  3. Color. Vinyl is only white. Relite is white or brown. Both the vinyl and relite floors are easy to clean.

 

MONTANA TENTS

FIXED STEEL ANGLE KITS


Click here for the Adjustable Angle Kits.

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MT TENT SIZE RAFTERS PRICE SHIPPING RAFTERS PRICE SHIPPING
10 x 12 3 $120
$20 4 $160
$25
10 x 14 3 $120
$20 4 $160
$25
12 x 14 3 $120
$20 4 $160
$25
12 x 17 4 $160
$25 5 $200
$30
14 x 17 4 $160
$25 5 $200
$30
14 x 20 4 $160
$25 5 $200
$30
16 x 20 4 $160
$25 5 $200
$30
16 x 23 5 $200
$30 6 $240
$35
18 x 23 5 $200
$30 6 $240
$35
Porch Cook shack for 10 x 12 to
14 x 20
2 $90
$15 3 $120
$20
Porch/Cook shack for 16 x 20 to
18 x 23
2 $90
$15 3 $120
$20
MT Angle Only
10 x 12 to
14 x 20
3 way $15
$10 4 way $15
$10
MT Angle Only
16 x 20 to
18 x 23
3 way $15
$10 minimum 4 way $15
$10
Sleeves 6" long 9 sleeves $27
$15 12 sleeves $36
$20

ADJUSTABLE ANGLE KITS - Steel or Aluminum Models
Aluminum angles ship in 1 to 2 business days

  • Ship date is1 to 2 business days after order is received.
  • Adjustable aluminum angles come with two adjustments to fit Montana Outfitter Tent or Blend tents.
    • If your tent has a different angle requirement you can drill a hole in the angle adjustment and insert locking pin.
    • Aluminum angles only have a 1" overlap with conduit on all horizontal frame poles and a 3" overlap with rafters. The 1" overlap on horizontal frame sections makes setting up the tent difficult. I recommend the steel adjustable angle.
  • Adjustable steel angles with wing nut.
    • Adjust angle and tighten wing nut to fit any tent.
    • Steel angles have a 3" overlap on horizontals and rafters.
    • Adjustable steel angles normally ship within 1 week after ordering.
  • Click Montana Tents if you want to view other Wall Tent Shop tents.

Montana

ALUMINUM FRAMES FREE SHIPPING

Wall Tent Shop Montana Canvas Tents Frames

Custom frames can be ordered for non - Montana Tents. We will need width, slope, length and wall height dimensions. Ship time is usually 2 weeks. The advantage of a Montana canvas frame is the locking buttons on the angles to keep the rafters, legs and tent lengths during frame set up.

  1. Made of 1 3/8" round aluminum.
  2. Push button on ANGLE JOINTS only to lock in frame poles.
  3. Slip joint for quick one person setup.
  4. Caps on bottom of legs.
  5. Click wall tent frames to compare steel frame price.
  6. Montana Canvas aluminum frames will only fit Montana Canvas Tents.
  7. CUSTOM FRAMES CAN BE ORDERED.
  8. CALL TO ORDER FRAME.
SIZE ALUM Tent Frame WT ALUM Porch Frame (10'long)
2 rafter
ALUM Cook Shack Frame (12' long) 3 rafter
8x10 $575 (2 rafters) 38 lbs $545 $600
10x12 $630 (3 rafters) 59 lbs $555 $620
10x14 $635 (3 rafters) 63 lbs $555 $620
12x14 $650 (3 rafters) 65 lbs $565 $635
12x14 $750 (4 rafters) 70 lbs $565 $635
12x17 $755 (4 rafters)
75 lbs $565 $635
14x17 $840 (4 rafters) 86 lbs $575 $650
14x20 $840 (4 rafters) 89 lbs $575 $650
14x20 $940 (5 rafters) 102 lbs $575 $650
16x20 $865 (4 rafters) 94 lbs $585 $660
16x20 $960 (5 rafters) 110 lbs $585 $660
16x23 $1040 ( 5 rafters) 110 lbs $585 $660
16x23 $1140 ( 6 rafters) 110 lbs $585 $660
18x23 $1050 (5 rafters) 113 lbs $590 $665
18x23 $1150 (6 rafters) 113 lbs $590 $665

Vinyl tent frame bags included ON ALL MONTANA CANVAS TENT FRAMES. These frame bags have an open top with a draw string.

If you prefer tent bags with a zipper these frame bags are available at tent accessories web page.


TENT FRAME OPTIONS AVAILABLE: Breakdown - normally: legs (2 pieces) , rafters ( 3 pieces) , tent lengths ( 3 pieces). Additional 10% of stated frame price.

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Montana Canvas Tent also offers a tent with a canvas roof and synthetic side walls called a blend. The blend tent weighs about 40% less than the 10 oz. tent. A significant savings in weight. The Blend weighs about twice as much as an all relite tent. The blend's advantage is that it does not condensate like the all relite tent. A person has to decide what is the most important factor in deciding which tent to purchase. Weight or condensation - always a customer's decision.

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STANDARD CHARACTERISTICS WITH EVERY MONTANA CANVAS WALL TENT .

MONTANA TENT IS A HIGH QUALITY COMPANY THAT STANDS BEHIND THEIR PRODUCTS.

  1. Montana tents have canvas with a special heavy paraffin water, mildew, fire finished treatment that should make the tent very water, mildew and fire resistant. The paraffin treatment is very similar to canvas used in the military.
  2. Stove jack with a weather flap in your choice of 4", 5", or 6" opening. Flap includes velcro and buckles. Stove jack is on left side in the roof as you enter the tent. Center of stove jack is 32" from left end wall and 24" from left side wall.
  3. Full length ridge pole reinforcement, on all tents, with extra layer of canvas and additional reinforcement at the gable ends.
  4. Outfitter tents eaves and bottom of tent have 18 oz. truck vinyl with 1/4" rope sewn between two layers of canvas doubled stitched. This reinforcement is to ensure extra strength at all grommet locations.
  5. Webbing at top of door for reinforcement.
  6. End wall seams using six layers of canvas-double lock stitched.
  7. Walls are a full five feet in height.
  8. 7’6" doors have a heavy duty trouble-free YKK zipper with a generous weather flap that is secured by Fastex side release buckles. So easy to use. In mild weather, simply buckle the doors open and enjoy the great outdoors!
  9. The bottom of each outfitter tent is reinforced with webbing and utilizes grommets instead of sewn-in stake loops to allow you to stake your tent from the in side or outside.
  10. The sod cloth that is sewn onto the outfitter tents bottom extends a generous 12" beyond the tent floor to provide a weather-tight seal. Compatible with any terrain and weather condition, the sod cloth can be folded inside or extended outside the assembled outfitter tent.
  11. There is a 6" ridge hole at each end of ridge for inserting lodge pole. When using an internal frame, a flap covers the holes.
  12. Relite is a synthetic fabric. Using a propane stove or boiling water will cause condensation. A wood burning stove usually helps prevent condensation caused by breathing. Opening a window several inches also prevents condensation. Relite will not shrink 1-3% like canvas and no shrinkage reduction factor is required for an internal frame. Relite outfitter tents are much lighter for packing but you must determine if the reduced weight is worth the possibility of condensation inside your outfitter tent. Relite is as strong as canvas and retains heat inside the tent equal to canvas. However, sparks will burn a hole in a Relite roof much easier than canvas. If you purchase a Relite tent I recommend a fly to protect the Relite tent outfitter tent from sparks.
    1. Recommendation: Unless weight is extremely critical, I would recommend a blend tent (canvas roof and relite walls) if you want to reduce tent weight. The canvas roof allows the tent to breathe and reduces condensation, and reduces the possibility of a spark hole in the tent roof.
  13. Relite colors available: white, tan or light green. Specify color when purchasing tent, if not specified tan will be shipped.
  14. A DVD is provided that shows you how to set up and care for outfitter tents.
  15. SEVERAL TENT COMPANIES NAME THEIR TENTS AS " OUTFITTERS TENTS " TRYING TO CONVINCE BUYERS TO PURCHASE THEIR OFF BRAND TENT. IF THE OUTFITTER TENT IS NOT SPECIFICALLY LABELED AS A MONTANA CANVAS TENT OUTFITTER, THE OUTFITTER TENT IS AN OFF BRAND AND NOT THE SAME QUALITY OR WORKMANSHIP AS A MONTANA CANVAS TENT. THE OLD SAYING , BUYER BEWARE APPLIES.


ACCESSORIES

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Wall Tent with Screen Door
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Bow Rack
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Gun Rack

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Wall Tent with Porch
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Cook Shack
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Screen Window Option


MONTANA CANVAS STANDARD FEATURES AND OPTIONS

 

Option Shipping prices listed are only valid when ordered with a tent.

STANDARD FEATURES OPTIONS
OPTION PRICE
Zippered door - with storm flap and buckles Additional Stove Jack - Specify location in web order comments $60
Stove Jack - 4", 5" or 6" customer choice, velcro flap Screen Window 24" H x 30" W
zipper inside. Specify location in web order comments. CUSTOM WINDOW UP TP 5' X 5'. Clear plastic is also an option. Call for pricing,
$40
12" sod cloth Screen Door (10' wide on a 12x14 and above) $83 (Front Screen Door)

$83 (Back Screen Door)
Tie down ropes (200') with tensioners. 16x20 and above have 400' of rope. Back Zippered Door $44
Weather/storm flap 6' Walls 15% of tent purchase price
Tent storage bag 2 Eave Socks with draw strings $90
Reinforced ridge 2 Ridge Socks with draw strings, each end $100
Tent stakes not included

Tent Stakes 12" angle iron with a loop on top. Specify quantity in web order comments. SHIPPING is $.75 per stake.

$1.25 each
  Cook Shack see below
  Tent Porch see below
  Fly see below
  Stake in Floor see below
 


Zipper Corners To Roll Up Tent Side Walls with tie strings
$80 (One Side)

$160 (Two Sides)
  200' Rope and tensioners (for fly) $35
  Canvas - 5 gun rack Sewn in or Velcro $17
  Bow rack $17
  Tie door w/stings instead of zipper door No Charge
  Canvas or Relite Room Divider, zippered Call for Price
 

Eave Openings with flap. Just like ridge end opening with flap

$50 per end
  Wood door opening cut in canvas instead of zippered door $50
  Screen Sidewalls $15 per linear foot
  Custom porch w/screen side walls and no canvas sidewalls $200 + porch cost
  Custom porch with canvas sidewalls that roll up (ties and 4 zippers on corners) and screen sidewalls $350 + porch cost


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FIREPROOF MAT FOR

UNDER STOVE
3' X 4'
FREE SHIPPING WHEN ORDERED WITH WILDERNESS TENT OR WILDERNESS OR YUKON STOVE $35 $15
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HEAT SHIELD

SAME AS FIRE MAT AND HAS GROMMETS TO ATTACH TO EAVE TENT FRAME

FREE SHIPPING
WHEN ORDERED WITH WILDERNESS TENT
OR
WILDERNESS OR YUKON STOVE
$35 $15
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36 " COAT RACK

with 2 clamps to attach to frame.

Great for hanging coats and other clothes.

Each person in tent should have a coat hangar above his cot. Tent will be less cluttered.

Attaches to eave frame poles and an angle joint.

FREE SHIPPING WHEN ORDERED WITH A 12X14 OR LARGER WILDERNESS TENT.

$30 $15
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Frame Bag

 

CANVAS zippered frames bags

8-9 " DIAMETER

(16-18" circumference)

LENGTHS

5' 6", 6' 3", 7' 3'', $25

8' 3" and 9' 3" $30

2 Carrying handles and YKK zippers

2 FRAME BAGS RECOMMENDED FOR TENTS UP TO 14X16,

3 FRAME BAGS RECOMMENDED FOR TENTS 16X20 AND LARGER.

 

$25

Shipping

$10

5' 6", 6' 3", 7' 3"

8' 3" AND 9' 3"

FREE SHIPPING WHEN ORDERED WITH A WILDERNESS TENT, WILDERNESS OR YUKON STOVE

SPECIFY BAG LENGTH IN WEB ORDER COMMENTS SECTION


MONTANA CANVAS QUALITY: The Outfitter tent, also referred to as a cabin tent, has a history and a legacy as old as the country. Outfitter tents provided shelter from the most severe elements for our early pioneers, trappers, miners, and hunters.
The legacy of Outfitter tents continue today, as it is the most comfortable and meaningful way to introduce children and adults to the outdoors for a quality outdoor experience.
Montana Canvas new and innovative designs insure our customers of the highest standards of construction, materials and comfort. Montana Canvas wall tents have passed the test of time, with families handing down outfitter tents from one generation to another, along with precious memories.

STOVE JACK IN FRONT DOOR FLAP: If you prefer your stove jack in the front door flap you must order the flap on the left side while looking at the front of outfitter tents. The left door flap is the only stove jack location because the right front door flap is the flap that normally opens. The right side flap has the 10" storm flap which overlaps the front left door flap. Additionally, there is a seam on the front left flap, on the canvas tents, 3' from the side wall. The stove jack should be 4 1/2' from the sidewall to preclude the stove jack being in the seam. However, if you really want the stove jack 3' from the sidewall, and in the seam it is your choice. However, I would not recommend the stove jack in a seam. If you want the stove jack in the back wall the 3' seam is on both the left and right side. Again, I recommend the outfitter tent stove jack in the back wall be 4 1/2' from either the left or right side. Remember, the higher the stove jack is on a wall the better the draw will be.

SNOWLOADS: Some individuals want to leave their Montana Tents up in the winter. There is no internal frame that can withstand heavy snow loads. I know outfitters that have had to leave tents in the back country over the winter because they had to leave quickly with their clients due to heavy snowstorms to make it back to their road base camps before the horse trails became impassable. Their tents were torn and frames destroyed when the outfitters tried to retrieve their gear in the spring.

MONTANA CANVAS SIDEWALL SEAMS: All 10 oz. canvas tents have 5' seams, 12 oz. canvas tents have 4' seams and blend tents only have seams at the edges/corners.

REAR WINDOW: Rear tent window, if ordered, will be slightly off center to the left, looking at the window from inside the outfitters tent. Window off center to the left is to avoid the seam. Bottom of window is 4' 6" from bottom of tent.

RAIN FLY: Stove jack area is zippered and reinforced with webbing. Relite material- 100% UV protection. Fly center ridge grommets on each end match tent grommets to ensure fly doesn't move and accidentally hit stove pipe. Includes ropes, tensioners, stakes/spikes. A rain fly protects the canvas from ultra violet rays, provides another moisture barrier, keeps the canvas roof clean by preventing sap, pitch and dirt from accumulating on the roof when the tent is set up near trees. And most importantly, the fly protects the tent roof from any stove sparks that might land on the canvas which will burn pin holes in the roof. The fly is an absolute necessity if you have a relite tent with the relite roof. Sparks from the stovepipe will quickly burn pin holes in the roof resulting in leaks. The fly should rest on the outfitter tent ridge and have a 4-6 inch gap between the fly and the eave. This air gap allows air circulation between the fly and the canvas roof to dry the canvas when it becomes wet. If you place the fly directly onto the canvas roof there is a possibility of rot and mildew forming. If you already own a tent and there is mildew or rot on your tent, that area is no longer waterproof. If you currently have a tent with a leaking roof, do not treat the canvas with canvak unless the roof leaks only at the seam. When you treat an entire roof with canvak, the canvak seals the cotton pores making your roof airtight which prevents the canvas from breathing. As a result you can get condensation inside the tent just like a synthetic tent.

RELITE FLOORS : Relite floors are thin and there is a strong possibility of floor punctures when stepping on sharp objects such as rocks, pieces of branches, etc, that are under the tent floor area. Thoroughly remove all sharp objects in your tent set up area to prevent punctures. I strongly recommend the Montana Canvas vinyl floor if weight is not an issue as the vinyl floor is much more durable.

DETERMINING WHAT TENT SIZE TO BUY: The amount of square footage in a tent increases tremendously when going up just one size in a tent. Insure you buy the outfitter tent size that fully meets your requirements. If you are not sure which tent size is best, chalk out the 2 sizes on your driveway and then mark out items you plan on having in the tent. Also compare the price difference between the 2 tent sizes you are considering versus the increase in square footage gained by purchasing the larger tent size.

a. A 10x12 (120 square feet) is 50% larger than a 8x10 (80 square feet)

b. A 12x14 (168 square feet) is 40% larger than a 10x12 (120 square feet)

c. A 14x17 (238 square feet) is 42% larger than a 12x14 (168 square feet)

d. A 16x20 (320 square feet) is 35% larger than a 14x17 (238 square feet)

e. A 16x23 (368 square feet) is 15% larger than a 16x20 (320 square feet)

f. A 18x23 (414 square feet) is 15% larger than a 16x23 (368 square feet)

NO STOVEJACK IN SIDEWALL OR END WALL: I do not recommend a stove jack in the side wall or end wall of outfitter tents due to numerous drawbacks. It should be noted that a stove jack in the side wall or end wall requires an adjustable elbow on the stove and an adjustable elbow on the outside of the tent to allow the stovepipe to go straight up for a better draft. Additionally, there must be some type of metal support on the outside of the tent to support the stove pipe. Otherwise your stove pipe will get loose and smoke will get in your tent. Another drawback is that you cannot use nesting pipe when you use an elbow to turn the stove pipe upwards on the outside of your tent. Remember, nesting pipe has a different size of pipe for each pipe section. If you decide to put your stove jack in the sidewall or end wall, I recommend you use metal screws to attach the stove pipe to the stove to prevent the stove pipe coming loose at the stove.

MILDEW AND ROT: Storing a wet outfitter tent will cause the canvas to rot regardless of what type of water mildew treatment you have on your canvas. If setting up your tent outside to dry after hunting season is not an option, I strongly suggest you set the tent up in a garage or work shop until it is completely dry.

STOVE AREA REQUIREMENTS IN A TENT: You must plan on a stove taking up to 7 feet along a wall in your outfitter tent. There is an automatic 2 + feet standoff from the front wall due to the stove jack location. The stove itself is normally around 2 feet in length. There is normally a 2-3 feet heat standoff distance from the stove before you can place a cot or table.

STOVE PIPE ABOVE RIDGE OF TENT: It is best to have your stove pipe long enough to extend 6 inches or more above the tent ridge. Having the stove pipe above the tent ridge allows the wind coming from any direction to blow sparks away the tent roof thus reducing the possibility of spark holes being burnt in the roof.

FIRE TREATED CANVAS VS STOVE SPARKS: Stove sparks will burn holes in a fire treated roof.

TENT RIDGE HEIGHTS:

  1. Tent ridge heights can vary approximately 1 foot in different tent model sizes 12x14 and larger. The taller Montana canvas tent ridge height of outfitter tents, with the sharper roof angle, helps rain flow off the roof quicker and snow to be removed from the roof easier.
  2. The higher ridge height also provides more headroom inside the tent along the sidewalls because the angle of the roof is sharper.
  3. The only drawback to higher ridge height is that tents with higher ridges are harder to heat. The higher the ridge, the more heat is at/near the ridge line. It is the same principle as if you were trying to heat a house with an 8' ceiling versus a 9' ceiling.

AWNING: Extension of roof only. Sides and front open. Can only be a separate extension with 24 inch overlap with the tent roof. Does not includes ropes, tensioners, stakes/spikes. See options for pricing. Non attached is usually the best way for an awning, porch cook shack. Non attached gives you the option to not bring the porch, awning, or cook hack when less people are on the hunting or camping trip.

Porch: Extension of roof and walls of the tent. Front is open. Porch is separate extension with 24 inch overlap. Does not include ropes, tensioners, stakes/spikes. See options for pricing. Montana tent is the only tent company that includes a screened area at the porch end. A great feature in areas with a lot of bugs and mosquitos.

Cook Shack: Extension of roof, walls, front enclosed with a door, the are butting up next to the tent is open. Cook shack provides a totally enclosed area for storage and cooking. Cook shack is separate extension only extension with 24 inch overlap of the tent roof. Includes ropes, tensioners, stakes/spikes. Stove jack is an option - $55. Sometimes, it is cost effective to buy another small tent to use as a cook shack than buying a cook shack. The small tent can be used as a cook shack and you can use the smaller tent when there are less people hunting.


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