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Whiteduck Regatta Canvas Bell Tent

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Author: Matt JohnsonPhotos/Graphics: Mike HawthornePublished: Jan 1, 2023Updated: Dec 11, 2023

One of our favorite types of reviews is bell tents. Why? Well, they’re the epitome of the glamping experience. When you think of glamping, chances are you think of bell tents and wine glasses – and the Whiteduck Regatta Canvas Bell Tent is no exception.

With that, we’ll provide you a holistic review of this camping tent and what it brings to the table.

Who is White Duck Outdoors?

Let’s start out by talking about the manufacturer. White Duck is a company that specializes in canvas camping tents. They provide reliable and durable camping experiences, allowing campers to take their adventure with them wherever they go.

They make two styles of canvas tents – the Regatta bell tent and the Avalon canvas tent. Both are extremely luxurious and made with the highest quality materials.

They also make a slew of other camping gear from the traditional camping tent to sleeping bags and everything in between.

However, we’re just going to focus on their flagship canvas tent, the Regatta bell tent.

A camping tent that has everything.

The Whiteduck Regatta Canvas Bell Tent is a perfect example of the luxury glamping experience. It’s made from the highest quality materials, and is incredibly well designed for easy setup and take down. This tent is available in four sizes to accommodate all types of campers, from a large family to a small couple on an adventure.

The sizes the Regatta bell tent comes in is—

  • 8′ mini for couples.
  • 10′ for small families.
  • 13′ for families able to stretch out.
  • 16′ for maximum space.

Their Regatta bell tent comes with everything you need to get started. In addition to the water-repellent canvas fabric for the walls and roof, included in the package are galvanized steel poles (center pole and door pole), a carrying bag, a sewn-in floor, and a tool kit to make repairs as necessary.

These single-pole canvas tents are very well made. They include heavy-duty three-way, water-resistant grade zippers on the canvas door to make going in and out of your bell tent a breeze. All the seams are double-stitched with reinforced corners making it able to withstand heavy winds and harsh weather conditions.

White Duck Outdoors DynaDuck fabric.

White Duck has a proprietary fabric known as DynaDuck. The DynaDuck bell tent fabric is an excellent choice for any outdoor experience. The 8.5 oz army duck cotton canvas is a fire retardant material which is also water repellent, mold & UV resistant, meaning that it can handle anything the outdoors throws its way.

This strong and durable fabric also provides extra protection from the elements while remaining lightweight and breathable.

With this quality fabric on hand, you can be sure that any camping trip or outdoor adventure will be nothing but enjoyable.

While we’re raving about how heavy-duty these synthetic tents are, the features make them stand out from every other camping tent.

The ultimate camping experience with maximum functionality.

You’re going to love the features this tent by White Duck has to offer. Everything from the tent electrical cable outlet to ventilation has been considered. The Regatta bell tent includes mesh panels on all sides for excellent airflow and three large windows in the rear and front walls.

The windows come with removable mesh windows that can be easily stored when not in use. This is great if you want a little privacy or need to block out some of the light or bugs.

Enhanced airflow with plenty of vents.

For additional ventilation for this canvas bell tent, there are four roof vents that open and close quickly. These vents allow extra air circulation and a cool breeze to keep you cool during those hot days. If you’ve never had a camping tent with roof vents, then you don’t know what you’re missing.

So if you’re a little too hot, open the bell tent vents and mesh windows and you’ll make this tent extremely comfortable.

Ready for your wood stove.

But what if you’re glamping in cold weather? Well, there’s an option for that as well. White Duck Outdoors has included a pre-installed heat-resistant silicone-coated stove jack with a 5-inch pre-cut pattern. This is an excellent addition to any camping setup.

The heat resistance ensures that your stove jack can handle any temperature fluctuations, while the silicone coating makes it more durable and resistant to wear and tear. It also has an easy to use pre-cut pattern that makes installation quick and simple. With this feature on hand, campers don’t have to worry about buying or installing their own stove jack and can enjoy the outdoors that much more.

Also, with this stove jack, you can safely cook inside your camping tent. Only a few tents can boast that feature.

What do customers think of these bell tents.

Regatta Bell Tent by White Duck in Green

Okay, enough about all the features. Let’s hear what customers have to say about these bell tents. After all, we like to take a look at real-world feedback just to make sure of the quality and performance of these tents on a larger scale.

Customers have nothing but great things to say about the Regatta bell tent. They love how quick and easy it is to set up, with all the poles included in the package which makes setting up a breeze. Many even said that these go up much faster than a standard wall tent, which say a lot about this camping tent.

Plus, they are impressed with the sturdy construction and excellent waterproofing, making them a great choice for camping in all kinds of weather.

Finally, customers cannot help but rave about the space this tent offers. It is much larger than most other bell tents on the market, allowing plenty of room for sleeping and entertaining in comfort.

Overall, the White Duck Regatta Bell Tent has received 4.9 out of 5.0 stars. Since most reviews are overwhelmingly positive, this tent is definitely worth taking a closer look at for yourself.

Regatta bell tent FAQs.

As with any review, you may have some questions that need answering. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about this bell tent by White Duck Outdoors—

How long does it take to set up this tent?

Setting up the Regatta Bell Tent is a breeze and should take at most 10-15 minutes.

All you have to do is lay out the army duck cotton canvas tent floor and stake that down. Next, throw on the heavy-duty cotton canvas cover (roof), then push it up with the door pole and center pole. Once you have all of that done, stake down the tent guylines and ropes with a rubber mallet, and you’re good to go.

Setup the White Duck Regatta Bell Tent

How durable is the Regatta canvas tent?

The White Duck Regatta Bell Tent is made of 100% water repellent army duck canvas, which offers maximum resistance and makes it incredibly durable and resistant to wear and tear. It’s also highly fire retardant, so you can feel safe knowing that your tent isn’t at risk of any sudden fires or sparks. Finally, all the stitching has been double-stitched, ensuring that the tent will last you for many camping trips.

Honestly, we wouldn’t even rate a bell tent or wall tent if it didn’t have some level of water-repellent protection. The mold-resistant and UV-resistant material is just another level of additional protection you won’t find in almost any other bell tent.

What are the dimensions of this tent?

White Duck Outdoors understands that every camper has different needs. That’s why they have four sizes available: 8 feet, 10 feet, 13 feet, and 16 feet.

The 8′ tent is perfect for up to two people, the 10′ tent fits up to four people, the 13′ is great for up to six people, and the 16′ holds up to eight people.

Some of the other dimensions are—

  • Wall Height: 2’7″
  • Door Height: 6’6″
  • Center Height: 9’8″

With that, you can easily stand inside, and the larger door provides easy access to the cotton canvas bell tent.

This doesn’t mean you have to use its spacious design for all those people. You could fit a queen size bed and tons of extra amenities in the 13′ tent and create your own glamping oasis.

In essence, this camping tent offers plenty of space for all your camping needs.

What is the Regatta canvas tent made from?

This tent is 100% cotton. Keep in mind that it’s made to be breathable and extremely durable. The heavy-duty, trouble-free 100% cotton fabric is backed by their awesome warranty.

What are stove jacks?

We’re glad you asked!

Stove jacks are a feature that allows you to safely place a stove or heater inside your tent without worrying about it creating potential hazards. This is especially important in cold weather conditions when you might need extra heat to keep you warm while camping. The Regatta bell tent offers an easy-to-use pre-cut pattern on the canvas allowing you to use a grill or stove inside with a smoke stack that exits the top of the tent.

Once you use a stove in a tent with a stove jack to stay warm, you won’t go to any other tent. Of course, these aren’t unique to White Duck Outdoors products, but it goes to show that they’re always thinking of the latest features and the White Duck Regatta is no exception.

What colors does the Regatta Bell Tent come in?

White Duck only offers the Regatta Bell Tent in three different colors.

  • Sandstone. This is more of a beige color and probably the most common color they sell.
  • Forest Green. This dark green gives the tent a majestic look and is great for those backwoods adventures.
  • Desert Red. Resembling a rusted bronze color, the desert red is great for those who want something different.
Regatta Bell Tent Colors - Beige Gree Red

What color tent is the coolest?

Frankly, that’s up to you. However, our favorite is the forest green color. That’s the color we purchased for this review.

It’s dark enough that it won’t show dirt and grime easily but also light enough, so you don’t feel like you’re in a cave all the time. However, the beige color seems to be the most popular Regatta canvas tent out there.

How long do cotton canvas bell tents last?

If you take good care of your cotton canvas bell tent, it can last you many years. We’ve had some bell tents up for over 10 years. Keep in mind the build quality will affect the longevity of the tent. Be sure to look for heavy-duty army duck canvas, double-stitched seams, and other features that’ll help make your tent last as long as possible.

Are White Duck tents good?

They’re one of the best bell tents we’ve seen. White Duck’s Regatta Bell Tent is made of heavy-duty waterproofed army duck canvas, fire retardant material, and double-stitched seams. All that, combined with their easy setup design, means you’ll be able to enjoy camping for many trips to come in comfort and safety. It’s definitely an excellent choice for all your camping needs.

Are White Duck canvas tents water-repellent?

They certainly are. Most of their canvas tents feature a waterproof coating to protect you from the elements, including rain and snow.

The Regatta Bell Tent also features taped seams for an added layer of protection, ensuring that your tent can stand up to all kinds of weather conditions, including high winds. While they do include a sewn-in tent floor, you might want to consider a ground sheet for a little more protection from rain water.

What did we think of this canvas tent?

After using this tent for many camping trips, we can confidently say that this is one of the best bell tents you can buy.

We love how quick and easy it is to set up with all poles included in the package. The sturdy construction and excellent waterproofing make it great for all weather conditions. Plus, the amount of space this tent offers gives you plenty of room to bring along your friends and family.

As we mentioned, the features included with this 100% cotton canvas bell tent are what really separates it from the rest of the pack.

Whether you’re looking for a tent to take on your next camping trip or just want something different from the regular tents, then this is definitely worth checking out. With its high-quality construction and excellent design, you can rest assured that this tent will provide you with plenty of camping fun.

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Matt Johnson


Senior Content Writer

Matt is an experienced camper and glamping enthusiast with a Master's degree in Wildlife Science from Texas A&M University. Authoring posts for GlamperGear, he shares his wealth of knowledge on picturesque campsites, luxurious accommodations, and the best gear for outdoor adventures. His passion for nature and knack for comfort in the wilderness make him an expert guide for your next camping endeavor.

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