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With over 25 years of experience we at Ellis Canvas Tents have developed the techniques and materials to make rugged, lightweight, and affordable canvas tents and bedrolls. Used by outdoor enthusiasts worldwide, our handmade canvas tents and bedrolls are based on the knowledge we've gained through years of working with the most experienced outdoorsmen and working cowboys. 

All of our tents and bedrolls are handmade right here in Durango, Colorado. Making our products by hand allows us to pay close attention to every detail. We think you'll love our long-lasting, southwest inspired canvas tents.

Recent News

Cambridge Trans-American Expedition

August 05, 2015

Fifty-five years ago three young men formed the Cambridge Trans-American Expedition and set out to complete the first ever overland expedition from Ushuaia, Argentina to the Arctic Circle in Alaska.  Yesterday marks the day that the group of adventures set out to finish the last 200 miles of the journey they ended just shy of finishing in 1960. And in the original Land Rover they used, no less!  Ellis Canvas Tents in honored to be included as a small part of their amazing journey by supplying them with our 8x10 Torrent Tent, our 10x10 Prairie Tent, and 4 Zippered Cavalry Bedrolls.  We can't wait to hear more about their incredible expedition as they get closer and closer to the Arctic Circle! Good luck lads,...

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8x10 Deluxe Torrent Tent vs a "run of the mill" Dome-Style Backpack Tent (Click Here To Watch)

January 21, 2015

8x10 Deluxe Torrent Tent (w/ Double Screened Doors Front & Back) Dave Ellis and Charlie Ellis (father & son), have a little friendly race to see which tent set-up faster. On the left is Charlie with a standard "dome-style" backpack tent. Versus Dave, on the right, who is setting up his signature designed 8x10 Deluxe Torrent Tent.   Let us here your thoughts and opinions...

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