Canvas in general is seen as one of the most superior materials for tents due to its durability, insulative properties, and strength.
However, when it comes to canvas tents for winter use, they pretty much can’t be beaten.
They are also now available in a multitude of shapes and sizes, meaning whether you want a traditional bell style tent, cabin tent for a more homely feel, or a bushcraft canvas tent to use for winter hunting, we can help you find the best canvas tents for winter camping.
In a hurry? Here are our top 3 picks for best winter canvas tents.
Are canvas tents good for cold weather?
Their durability can’t really be compared to any other tent material on the market. And most canvas tents can withstand a whole winter’s abuse with ease.
Due to the use of polycotton or cotton, they are also extremely good insulators meaning they can retain the heat inside of the tent and prevent the cold from getting in.
5 best winter canvas tents
One of the most well-established makers of canvas tents made to withstand all weather conditions
The Kodiak Canvas Flex Bow is one of the best winter canvas tents available on the market.
Its canvas material is made of marine-grade Hydra-Shield 100% cotton duck canvas for maximum protection from snow, rain and wind.
Its heavy-duty material also provides some of the best sound relief from strong winds and rain.
Available in a multitude of sizes to fit anywhere from 4 to 8 people and with a minimum height of 6.1 foot, it provides space and comfort in even the most extreme weather conditions.
The large front awning provides a sheltered space to store wet gear or cook.
A large, traditional style bell-tent for large groups and families
The WhiteDuck Regatta Canvas Bell Tent is the perfect winter canvas tent option if you are looking to go with a large group or family.
While the material isn’t quite as heavy duty as that of the Kodiak, it’s still strong enough to withstand plenty of rain, snow and wind without worry of anything snapping or breaking.
The Regatta includes a stove jack for you to incorporate a tent stove (for the perfect tent stove, check out our guide on the best tent stoves for winter camping) for added comfort and warmth.
The tent is perfect for small families or large families alike, with sizes suitable for sleeping from 4 to 10 people.
A budget-friendly version of the Kodiak Flex Bow
The Teton Sports Mesa canvas tent is a great budget alternative to the Kodiak Flex Bow.
The price difference comes from the difference in the quality of materials. While the Mesa is still made from a high-grade canvas, it isn’t marine grade nor 100% duck cotton.
However, if you plan to use it for multi-day hunting trips, or the occasional winter camping trip then it can absolutely withstand strong winds and heavy rain and snowfall.
One of the main standout features of the Mesa is that it includes an e-port.
An e-port allows you to easily feed an electrical socket or wires into your tent without having to leave the zip of your window or door open to allow for electrical access.
Obviously, this is only helpful if you are camping somewhere with access to electricity.
A feature-packed winter tent supplied with stove jack and a tent stove
The Danchel canvas tent is one of the only canvas packages that come supplied with a large awning, two stove jacks, and a tent stove.
And the price is surprisingly reasonable to have everything you could need for a winter camping trip arrive at your door in a matter of days.
The tent features a roof stove jack and a wall stove jack, which can be used for more than just venting your tent stove.
The sidewall stove jack can be used for venting air conditioning or as electrical access, while the roof stove jack is perfect for venting the supplied tent stove (or any tent stove).