Canvas Tents

The design philosophy of our entire product line comes from 25 years of crafting tents and bedrolls to meet the needs of many outdoor enthusiasts. From working ranch cowboys to back country outfitters, I have learned the optimal tent must meet 4 requirements: comfort, durability, practicality, and easy to transport.

Whether you have a “lower forty”, a secret camp spot or a vacant lot, a canvas tent will not tear up your land, but it will continuously build your soul’s enjoyment.




La Plata Canyon outside Durango, CO

About Ellis Canvas Tents

Ellis Canvas Tents is based in Durango, Colorado in the unique Southwest part of the United States. This is where the mountains meet the desert and elevations go from below sea level to over 14,000 ft. This unique and scenic environment makes for great ranching, hunting, camping and just plain old outdoor living. The key is, you have to be ready for any and all conditions. We can have rain or blazing sun in the winter or snow in the middle of July. This environment demands the best from its people and their equipment.

That's where Ellis Canvas Tents comes in. We live here and we understand the needs of the environment and the people who go out into it on a regular basis in every condition you can imagine. For over 25 years, we have made the BEST lightweight canvas tents and canvas bedrolls by hand with the highest-quality rugged materials to ensure they will withstand whatever Mother Nature can conjure.

We didn't learn how to make the finest canvas products by accident. Close to us in Durango, Colorado there are over 40 licensed outfitters. We recognized their needs and learned from them. We have perfected our craft through their experiences and through years of hard use, research and feedback. View our quality handmade canvas tents and bedrolls, and learn why you should buy your next Canvas Tent or Bedroll from Ellis Canvas Tents.