Sibley 500 Ultimate
Our breathable and waterproof Classic Canvas (320 gr/m² or 9.5 oz/yd²) bell tent, loaded with features for camping in comfort, ease, and style. Measuring 5 meters (16ft 5in) in diameter with 19,6 m² (210 ft²) of floor space, the 500 is a big cotton tent. The size of a standard bedroom and takes only one person about 15 minutes to set up. All Ultimate Series bell tents include a water impenetrable zip in/out groundsheet that can be removed completely for easy cleaning, transport, or storage. The Pro Series includes all the same features, built out with high performance materials if you need a bell tent for all 4 seasons.
Made of 100% cotton canvas.
CanvasCamp is the only bell tent manufacturer to proudly bear the Seal of Cotton™.
The 500 is ideal for 4 glampers on queen beds or as many as 8 campers on sleeping pads.
We took the classic bell tent design and packed it with features focusing on ease of use, comfort, style, and versatility. The Ultimate checks all the boxes for family camping, luxury camps, casual glamping, festivals, garden parties, car camping, back yard lounging, and 3 season use.
The rip-stop, water and vapor impermeable groundsheet attaches to the tent with a burly size 10 zipper that runs a full 360 degrees around the perimeter. Giving you the ability to roll up the canvas side walls and let the breeze in, or remove the floor completely for transport, cleaning, storage, or to feel the grass between your toes!
Roll Up Side Walls and Zipper Groundsheet
Our Ultimate groundsheets attach to the tent with a zipper and are made of durable, thermally welded, PVC (540 gr/m² or 15.93 oz/yd²). Completely water and vapor impenetrable, the ‘bathtub style’ floor rises 4 inches high to keep you dry even in standing water. Using a heavy duty size 10 zipper to attach the sidewall to the groundsheet, you can unzip the floor to roll up the canvas walls for maximum ventilation, or remove the groundsheet entirely for transport, storage, cleaning, or to enjoy the grass or sand beneath your feet. A tail gate style system of secure hooks and loops allows you to drop the bathtub wall near the door and peg it flat to prevent tripping and facilitate easy cleaning. A small gap between the two zippers in the back allows an electrical cord to enter the tent without compromising protection from rain and bugs.
Pro Guy Lines and Tensioners
First time set up is a breeze with the Pro guy lines which are pre-attached to the tent and threaded through our tensioners. The Pro grade guy lines have been upgraded with corded nylon rope to make adjusting the tension on the line easier. Pro guy lines have are 5mm thick and have an additional UV resistant treatment. Plastic tensioners prevent edges from cutting into the guy lines and prolong the life of your tent.
Pro Stakes and Pegs
Specially designed for high wind or hard and rocky ground, our Pro stakes are made from the same high quality nickel plated steel our poles are made from. CanvasCamp exclusive Pro guy line stakes are 24cm (9.5 inches) angled and serrated to hold up to pounding into frozen or rocky round. A T shaped hook is welded securely to the stop to prevent guy lines from slipping off even in high wind. Pro groundsheet pegs are 50% thicker than standard pegs. The pegs for the floor are round to slip through the grommets on the groundsheet, and have a hook shaped top and hold the floor in place.
Integrated Mesh Door
The Sibley 500 Ultimate includes a sewn in no-see-um mesh door in addition to the traditional canvas door. The tent is equipped with loops on either side of the door to neatly tie back the mesh door when not in use.
Our Classic Canvas (320 gr/m² or 9.5 oz/yd²) on the Ultimate, Deluxe, and Standard series is the perfect balance of performance and breathability. Our proprietary treatment enhances the natural water resistance of canvas, and is excellent protection for moderate climates and casual use. Repairable and retreatable, a properly maintained Classic Canvas tent can last for years. Double stitched, flat-felled roof and side wall seams, seam gussets, and double-layer construction at all stress points create a classic and durable bell tent. For variable climates, four season, or long term use check out our Pro canvas on the Pro and ProTech Series.
100% Cotton canvas provides a natural waterproofing and breathability. Cotton fibers swell when damp, the tight weave prevents rain from penetrating and the surface tension of moisture drops on the outside combined with the steep angle of the canopy allows water to bead and run off. Moisture held in the air on the inside is still able to escape directly through the fabric, keeping internal humidity low and mitigating condensation.
Check out our FAQ for more information than you could ever need to know about cotton canvas and proper tent maintenance.
100% Cotton Canvas
Our Sibley canvas is made exclusively from 100% cotton. Cotton is made from the seed hair of this hardy and drought tolerant plant. Sustainable, renewable, and one of the most biodegradable fabrics on earth. Our canvas is a soft, natural, earthy beige that glows inside and out with natural or artificial light. CanvasCamp is the only tent manufacture to carry the official Seal of Cotton®.
Windows and Vents
Every Sibley comes complete with windows and vents covered in no-seeum mesh to keep the bugs out while providing ventilation and airflow. Our half moon windows have zip up covers to allow you to customize your desired level of ventilation and privacy. Each window is equipped with loop fasteners to neatly hold the covers when the windows are unzipped. There are 4 windows and 4 vents on the Sibley 500.
All CanvasCamp tents are easily adaptable for use with a wood burning tent stove. Proper stove placement is dependent on stove size, tent size, flu exit style, desired temperature, and the environment you intend to camp in. One size fits all, pre-installed stove jacks fail to provide customers with the level of customization necessary to achieve ideal stove placement and maximum utility. To ensure proper placement and ideal efficiency, CanvasCamp offers modular stove jacks (sold separately) that can be easily installed in any cotton canvas bell tent in just a few minutes. Stove jacks are available in a variety of shapes and sizes so you can choose the jack that fits your tent and stove perfectly.
Read our blog or contact us to learn more about the best stove and placement for your specific application.
Canvas bell tents are not for use with open fire pits. Fire safety is the responsibility of the user. We encourage you to educate yourself and practice vigilant fire safety. Read our FAQ and blogs to learn more about fire safety. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns at any time. Always check local fire restrictions prior to starting a fire as rules and regulations may change frequently throughout the year. CanvasCamp cannot be held liable for any damage or injury to persons or property resulting from the use or misuse of fire or flammable materials in or around our tents.
|Floor Space||19,6 m² (210 ft²)|
|Diameter||500 (5m/16ft 5in)|
|Height||300 cm (9ft 10in)|
|Door Height||175 cm (5ft 9in)|
|Canvas Type||Classic (320 gr/m² or 9.5 oz/yd²)|
|Floor Material||Classic (540 gr/m² or 15.93 oz/yd²)|
|Mesh Door Type||Sewn In|
|Integrated Mesh Wall||No|
|Peg Type||Heavy Duty|
|Compatibility Inner Tent||Yes|
|Total weight (kg / lbs)||35 / 77.8|
|Boxed Dimensions (1) (cm)||79 x 32 x 22|
|Boxed Dimensions (2) (cm)||79 x 32 x 13|
|Boxed Dimensions (3) (cm)||93 x 18 x 13|
- Classic Canvas Tent (320 gr/m² or 9.5 oz/yd²)
- Zip in/out Ultimate Groundsheet (540 gr/m² or 15.93 oz/yd²)
- Integrated mesh door
- 32mm (1-1/4”) spring-loaded nickel plated steel center pole with rubber feet
- 23mm (7/8”) spring-loaded nickel plated steel A-frame pole with rubber feet
- 14x 5mm guy ropes with tensioners
- 14x guy line stakes
- 13x ground sheet pegs
- 4x no-seeum mesh covered peak vents
- 4x no-seeum mesh half moon windows with zip up canvas cover
- Cotton canvas carry bag
- Pole and stake bags
- Pole spring repair kit