Tenting Types: Which do I need?

There are many types of tents for any occasion imaginable.

Our job is to guide you into the best tent for your particular needs.  Please see the basic overview below, designed to assist you in building your “Wish List” quote, and getting closer to making your dream a reality.

Structure Tent

A fully engineered temporary structure with unobstructed interior space with advanced sidewall systems and a straight, clean exterior appearance.

  • Range in size from 30′ – 100′ in width with length
  • Many options include clear roof panels, a variety of sidewall types, lighting, and glass doors
  • Engineered product for strength against inclement weather, HVAC environments, and for hanging equipment from the ceiling
  • Structure tents are best for handling heavier winds, and inclement conditions.
  • Staking and proper surfaces are required

Frame Tent

A free-standing framework of aluminum poles that support a vinyl roof without the need for interior poles.  This self-supporting structure requires an anchoring system of stakes or concrete weights to hold the tent in place.  These tents are perfect for less formal events like birthday parties and family gatherings.  The frame structure can be noisier in windy conditions.

  • Range in size from 10′ – 30′ wide and expanded by 10′ or 15′ lengths
  • Can be installed on multiple surfaces directly beside a building or home
  • Sidewalls and lighting are available for Frame Tents
  • Staking and proper surfaces are required

Sailcloth Tent (Pole Tent)

This is the circus tent we all remember from childhood.  A tension style tent that is supported by a number of perimeter poles and center poles.  It relies on the tension of the vinyl fabric roof for its structural integrity.

  • These tents are not ideal for tenting on sand, or in high wind situations.
  • Poles are present inside the floor-plan of tent, at times causing spacial concerns.
  • At this time, we do not offer Pole tents for rental.