The Best Wall Tent for Hunting

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By: Ted Karr

In this review we answer the question, “which wall tent should I buy?”  We have researched and  tested to find the best for you!

Looking for a wall tent?  We have taken a close look at the top wall tents offered today in order to save you time in research and analysis to find the best wall tent for hunting.

Having spent time hunting out of a wall tent, there are some features that stand out to us that make three of the tents on our list Top Shelf.  Features worth considering:

  • Quality
  • Materials used
  • Seams
  • Stove Tent Hole materials
  • Tie down material
  • Zipper Construction
  • Ease of set up
  • Options available
  • Ability to withstand heavy winds

That last one (ability to withstand heavy winds) is definitely higher than I would have expected.  On a night we had planned to spike camp on a Wyoming archery elk hunt, we received a text with the following photo:

It turns out we were staying in a high quality tent…but we used cheap stakes.  We were borrowing the tent and didn’t realize at the bottom of the tent tote was a set of “foot long” stakes.  We had used bivy tent stakes.  Once we set up the tent again and made sure it was properly staked, it withstood some really heavy wind in Wyoming for multiple days with no issues.

The following wall tents are Top Shelf and will serve you well for your outdoor adventure.

Bravo! Guide Tent

Bravo Wall Tent
Bravo Tent

ABOUT

The Bravo! tent is made in Camas, Washington and will not disappoint.  This is an incredibly well built tent and the Bravo! team stands behind their product.  They also repair tents so they have learned what works and what doesn’t work and they incorporate all of that knowledge into the construction of their tents.  Josh, head of sales for Eagle Cap Outdoors, has been hunting for years and he uses a Bravo! Tent.  As you can see from the above photo, he uses the tent in conjunction with another tent to provide more space out of the elements.

FEATURES

  • According to Bravo! the Bravo! Guide Tent comes standard with a Sunforger® Marine Boatshrunk Army Duck canvas. They also come standard with a heavy duty 14 oz (non-rotting) sod cloth.  All tents are double-treated for water and mildew.  Their tents also come with a US military style Stove Jack.
  • Long 4″ eaves, double stitched and grommet
  • Overlapped double stitched seams
  • Triangulated reinforcements
  • Heavy duty strength web stake loops
  • Front door with freeze resistant, self-healing zipper, and storm flap
  • Oversized tent bag included
  • Options: high wind package; extreme heat shields; back door; door screens; room divider; wind stopper; eve web reinforcing; Bravo! frame bag

WARRANTY

From the company website: “We at BRAVO! MFG Inc. go to great lengths to ensure your tent is free from flaws.  We buy only first quality canvas finished in the USA and all panels and seams are continually inspected during the manufacturing process.  Bravo!  offers a “common sense” guarantee.  If a flaw is found in the tent due to a mistake in workmanship, we will be glad to repair it or replace it at our discretion.  We are not responsible for maintenance of the tent or for repairs caused by accidents, or wear and tear.  We believe in producing high quality products applying ourselves to top notch workmanship and making satisfied customers.  As we said before, we design, build and use our own equipment.  Our desire is to provide our customers with equipment that will perform and last beyond their expectations.

COST: 12 x 12 – ~$1400 (with steel frame, but no options)

WHERE TO BUY: Bravo Tents

Kwik Kamp Outfitter Wall Tent

Best Wall Tent
Kwik-Kamp Wall Tent

ABOUT

We used this tent in Wyoming and it did not disappoint.  The strong tie ropes, flexible constructions, and wind and waterproofing, and one foot overlapping flap door are features that really stand out.  This tent is very high quality and it is built to last.

FEATURES

  • According to Kwik Kamp, The Outfitter Tent is made out of 10.10 oz. Army Duck material that is treated to be water resistant, mildew resistant and flame resistant. After treatment, the Army Duck actually finishes at approximately 12 oz. per square yard.
  • The corners and peak of the Outfitter Tent are reinforced with a high strength 40oz. industrial vinyl.
  • The doors have a one foot overlapping flap to protect the zipper from the weather.  They also include Fastex side release buckles on the inside of the door as well as the outside (so you don’t have to reach through).
  • Kwik Kamp uses what they call a double lap felled seam.
  • The stove jack is made of silicone with flap
  • Options: screened windows, screened door, vinyl fly, vinyl floor,

WARRANTY

From the company: “We warranty all of our products against any defects in materials or workmanship for a year.”

COST: 12 x 12 – $1500 (with aluminum frame, but no options)

WHERE TO BUY:  Kwik Kamp Tents

Davis Tent & Awning

great wall tent
Davis Wall Tent

ABOUT

Davis Tent and Awning is located in Denver, Colorado and they have been building wall tents since 1955.  The Davis tents are durable, and they offer many options.  They definitely cater to the hunter and they have a reputation for building quality tents.

FEATURES

  • 10.10 oz Army Duck canvas
  • Choice of 4” or 5.5” stove jack
  • Zippered door
  • Attached sod cloth
  • Ropes cut to size with metal tensionors installed
  • Ridge pole sleeves
  • Steel stakes in their own bag
  • Options: ¾ detached floor; screened windows; screen doors; Colorado Door storm flap; eave sleeves; 9 piece-3 column angle kit with bag and rubber feet; wood stove; canvas tent bag; pole bags; stove bag; rain fly and awning

WARRANTY

From the company: “If there is an issue that is caused by a material defect or our workmanship, we will take care of it in full.  If something out of our control (brother in law cuts the canvas with his knife, you drag it over a sharp rock when folding it up, etc.), or out of everyone’s control (a bear gets his paw through, or a tree falls, etc.) then we can nearly always repair those types of things at a very reasonable rate of our seamstress’ actual time/wage.  We cannot fix UV damage if, for example, you were to set the tent up for several years continuous without a fly, or mildew damage if you put it away wet or don’t mitigate water flow in permanent set ups.”

COST: 12 x 14 – $1500 (with steel frame, but no options)

WHERE TO BUY: Davis Tents

CONCLUSION

All three of these wall tents are Top Shelf.  It is difficult to elevate one over the other.  You will notice all three offer storm flaps on the zippered front, which is a must have.  They offer reinforced stitching and materials that will withstand the test of time.  They also offer a number of options to make your hunting/camping experience even more enjoyable (windows, stoves, etc.).  It might just come down to which tent maker offers the size you need for your hunting party.  If I were to purchase one today, I would probably have to flip a coin.  With that said I met the owner of Bravo! last year and he definitely knows the tent business.  Not only does he build a quality tent, he also runs a tent repair service so he has first-hand knowledge and experience of what can go wrong with a wall tent.  He builds his tents with that knowledge and experience in mind.  Our Sales Manager, Josh, owns a Bravo! and is very happy with it.

17 thoughts on “The Best Wall Tent for Hunting

  1. I currently own 3 of the 4 tents I purchased from Davis tent and awning.
    ( Sold one to a friend )
    Built for hunters by hunters.
    The quality and pure craftsmanship of these tents is outstanding.
    The Compassion to build a quality product ( Including customization ) by Davis tent for its customers is 2nd to none.
    100% disclosure, I have no knowledge of the other 2 tent companies.
    Impartial or not, My recommendation for anyone wanting quality will purchase a Davis Tent…
    Check out the website.
    Accessories From Royal Throne to Pack saddle horse panniers. Big boy cots to wood Stoves..
    100% set up in One website.

  2. I think you will find that Davis Tent comes with little more than noted here. Or the other manufacturers possibly not disclosing some extra’s and cost… not sure and obviously a little biased. Davis tent has quality that last and is noticed by all who are able to experience. I myself have went to Canvas tent and have gone away from using a trailer all together except for hauling extra equipment such as ATV etc etc. Davis Tent offers more than just a tent and service, there is a family behind the tent family, forums and media where other Davis tent fans are able and frequently share information, quality and pride gratitude of the tent along with enhancements in which the Davis tent will also comment and take into consideration. that being said, Davis tent has used their tents so frequently, many times they are providing the answer as they have already came across it.
    In short you will not be disappointed purchasing a Davis tent, as you will have quality, warranty and long lasting advice from both the Davis tent family and all of us followers.

  3. Have a Davis 16×20 tent and Yukon stove package. Could not be happier with the Davis product, product support, and customer service. Worth ordering and having it shipped to Oregon from Colorado.

  4. Davis tents are awesome. My father and I stayed in our 12×14 wall tent in single digit weather, wind and snow. Stayed warm and dry. No drafts under the sides or door. Stayed very warm with the stove burning all night. Very happy with my Davis tent.

  5. I’ve owned my 14×16 Davis Tent for over 5 years. The ordering process was a wonderful experience talking directly with the owner after researching their website. I had them make it with the colorado storm flap door and one rear screen window. The tent gets used for September Elk, November Wilderness Whitetails & our annual spring trout camp. It’s durability has been exceptional, holding up to a few heavy snow storms.
    It has held up gyres

  6. I’ve had my David wall tent for over 25 years and it still performs today as it did when it was new. My hunting partner bought his first so we’ve been using them for over 30 years together! Fantastic products and best service from the same family all these years! Highly recommended!!!

  7. We bought a 12×14 Davis tent this past year
    I recommend adding eve sleeves to give additional coverage on door approach or cook area
    Easy to assemble and take down
    Kyle at Davis has been very helpful!
    He definitely knows this business
    Davis Tents are Beyond our expectations!

  8. They are all good Im sure. What makes the difference is customer service. I can say Davis’s customer service from ordering options, even custom requests, to ease of delivery is top notch in my experience. I can only hope the others are just as good and as I have no experience with them I assume they are.

  9. I had my Davis tent shipped to New Zealand , it’s the best , no problem in strong wind and man it can blow here .very well made and thought out I spend plenty of time in it and love it .the crew at Davis tents are first class to deal with even from 12000 miles away .
    Tim McClintock

  10. I’ve had my Davis Tent for several years now and I have to say they are tops in quality of workmanship. They’re also available. If I ever need anything, a simple phone call and the good folks at Davis are bending over backwards to help. Best customer service I’ve ever experienced.

  11. I’m not a hunter. I do like to camp all 4 seasons not just summer time. I started searching for a 4 season tent, I read reviews after reviews on different website for about a year before I would spend that much money for a tent. Out of all the reviews I read Davis tents always got mentioned by people talking about how the material and construction is top of the line. They would talk about using these tents for 30 and 40 years. Then they would mention the customer service and how great the people are at Davis tents. The tents are made right there in Colorado. Davis tents are the best. Customer service is the best ! We have had our Davis tent for 2 years now and for the camping my wife and I do it was the right choice.

  12. I own two Davis tents, a 12×14 and a 16×20, and every aspect of selecting, ordering, shipment, and use has been exceedingly satisfying. It is a quality tent and a quality business. Made in the USA too!

  13. I dont use my tent for hunting we own 55 acres in south central Texas. It can get 110 in mid summer and below freezing during the short winter . We have a davis 14×16 for about 4 years . We go camping on the land. We did the full floor, inner frame, and eves . I can personally put it up by myself in about 30 minutes. The quality of the stitching and canvas is amazing. Even more so the customer service is top notch. First time putting it up we did rip it due to user error . Had to send it in and get it fixed . Custer service during the issue was amazing and kept me up to date on all progress.

  14. I have a Davis 16*24. My buddies and I use it more as a cabin then a tent for Northern Wisconsin archery and rifle and general fun. We absolutely love it and as others have commented the best part about the tent, which is top notch quality, isn’t even the tent, it’s the Davis folks. At some point something is going to happen to any tent, or maybe you just want an add-on, the Davis folks are by far the best in customer service when that time comes.

  15. I purchased a 14 by 17 davis wall tent and loved it so much a baught a second one.
    Great tent and davis has the absolute best customer service I’ve ever seen. They stand behind their product bar none.
    I’ll never buy anywhere else again.

  16. I have a Bravo 15×18 Super Grade with a heavy duty frame, seamless floor and snow slide. It is truly a custom built tent to my specifications. If you are in the market for a tent, there is much more of a difference than meets the eye from the type of canvas, the stitching, quality of frame, etc.. John at Bravo knows his stuff. If you are a discerning buyer who wants the best, give him a call.

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