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Why buy a Kodiak Canvas Tent

Kodiak Canvas tent company was born in the rugged Rockies.

In the 15 years we have been in business, we have quickly earned a reputation for making some of the finest tents available. You may spend a little more for a Kodiak Canvas tent, but you will not find a better value.

Reliable: Whether you are deep in the backcountry, or close to home, we make a tent that you can rely on to protect you from the elements.

Comfortable: Being able to stand up when you put your pants on is one of the comforts many of our tents offer. You shouldn’t have to crawl into a tent on all fours either. Our Hydra-Shied™ canvas breathes, minimizing mugginess, and making your tent a more comfortable place to be.

Sturdy: Be it strong wind, driving rain, or even snow, our tents will hold up to it. It’s not uncommon for us to get fan mail from our customers telling about a storm that ripped through camp, and their Kodiak Canvas tent was the only tent left standing.

Made Right: We use quality, top-of-the-line materials and components. We do not cut corners.

Made to Last: When properly cared for, one can expect a Kodiak Canvas tent to far far outlive a cheaper tents made of synthetic fabrics.

What are we made of

Kodiak Canvas tents are made with a superior, marine-grade, 100% cotton duck, Hydra-Shield canvas. What is Hydra-Shield Canvas? It is a custom woven and treated canvas ideal for the purpose of premium tent making. It is double-fill (two threads twisted together for superior strength, durability, and a very tight weave). It has a silicone, dry-finish treatment that is watertight, breathable, and durable. It also resists mold and mildew.

What are the Benefits?

  1. You will stay dry, even in a downpour! It’s okay to touch ceiling and inside walls during a rainstorm. This canvas does not leak or wick water.
  2. Unlike synthetic fabrics, or canvas with a paraffin or oil-based treatment, our canvas is breathable! This allows water vapor to escape, minimizing condensation, humidity, and mugginess. Simply put, you are more comfortable.
  3. Unlike canvas with paraffin or oil-based treatments, you should rarely, if ever have to retreat the canvas. Hydra-Shield’s silicone-based treatment is durable and very long-lasting.
  4. The canvas is strong and durable. It will hold up to the elements, and long outlive tents made with inferior fabrics.
Hydra Shield Kodiak Canvas

What Camping Guru Says:

‘Kodiak’ tents are Australia’s only 100% “Pure Cotton” – “Army Duck” Canvas tents. i.e.; they have no ‘oil based’ products woven through it (as known as rip-stop canvas). I actually have this tent myself and can’t believe how much it ‘breathes’ and is cooler compared to others.

The Kodiak Tent is:

High Quality – All 3 major fabrics are impeccable

Floor: PVC Vinyl floor. Thick – tough – waterproof & the first seem-less vinyl floor he has ever seen that is 3mtrs wide (most vinyl is 2.5mtrs wide off the roll & requires joining unfortunately)

Canvas: 100% Pure Cotton – Army Duck – Double Fill canvas.

Zippers: Very old & traditional Japanese company. They produce the world’s dearest & best quality zippers.

Is almost noiseless in windy weather (no noisy polyester synthetic fibre woven into it)

Is waterproofed with Silicon – It is virtually odourless & the waterproofing properties of silicon are amazing

They are genuinely quick: They are Guy rope free. (Less to trip over & less to erect – most quick tents don’t factor the time spent to peg guy ropes for bad weather)
No separate fly required (doesn’t require a 2nd stage fly for waterproofing – most quick tents don’t factor the time spent to erect the “Required Waterproof” fly for bad weather)

Packing away: Has an external wrap carry bag – This tent folds (instead of being rolled) & the carry bag wraps around the tent (most tents have to be forced into a zippered carry bag)

Frame & tent are packed separate This makes for a more compact (doesn’t need to be stored on your roof rack) & is a more light weight manageable system. (Tents that have the frame & canvas fold together are more bulky – are heavier & can have the very real chance of cutting when folded & stored while in transit.)

Is tough – Both directional weaves are of the same strength in the canvas (most materials have one stronger & one weaker). Each strand of cotton is double filled (twice the strength)

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