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Flex-bow VS Cabin Tent: Which Kodiak Canvas Tent is best for You?

by Saxon Funk March 21, 2022 3 min read

Kodiak Canvas is a company that makes high-quality, durable tents. They have a few lines of Kodiak Cabin tents depending on your style and needs, so today we will discuss the Flex-bow tents and the Cabin series. Both of these tents have some great features, but which one do you need? Let's compare the Kodiak Canvas Flex-bow tent and the Kodiak Canvas Cabin Tent to help you decide which one is right for you!

The length of your trip makes a big difference on which tent you need

If you are going on an extended hunting or camping trip (one week or more) and want to set up shop, then the Kodiak Canvas Cabin Tent is a really great tent option. These tents are ideal for longer stays since they feel more like a full-size cabin. It's an all-season tent built to stand up to heavy-duty weather, the interior has multiple rooms, reliable poles, an awning, and the large windows and D-shaped doors allow for easy access. The tall roof (7.5 ft at peak) and steep wall designs and walls (5 ft at the ends) give these tents an open inside stand-up, stroll-around comfort.

Kodiak Canvas Cabin Tent

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The Kodiak Canvas Flex-bow Tent is an extremely versatile option as it is lighter than the cabin tent and has an easy single-person setup. However, it is still roomy enough for a family of four and has all the features you need for a comfortable camping trip. It's made with waterproof and mildew-resistant canvas, Spacious 6'6" ceiling height that allows you enough space to cook and walk around without having to watch your head, has large windows for ventilation and views, and also comes with an awning for shade. This tent is perfect for a weekend away as it can easily protect you from rain and wind.

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Kodiak Canvas Tent

How many people are in your group?

This is an important question because you need to make sure everyone has a warm and comfortable place to sleep at night during camping. The Kodiak Canvas Tents sleeps six people very comfortably as it has a 12-person capacity, while the Kodiak Canvas Flex-bow 10x10 Tent sleeps four people comfortably with a 6-person capacity.

Something else to consider is the setup. The Flex-Bow tent has an easy one-person set up, whereas the Cabin Tents require two people and more time.

What will the weather be like?

Each Kodiak Canvas Tent is good to use year-round, they all have Hydra-Shield™ 100% Cotton Duck Canvas which is durable, watertight, and breathable. These Kodiak tents can withstand any weather including rain, wind, and snow (not designed for heavy snow accumulation). These great tents all boast no see-um mesh to keep dirt and even the smallest pests out and have wonderful ventilation.

If it's going to be windy, you may want to consider the wall tent or the Flex-Bow tent as it has a smaller surface area than the Cabin tents mentioned above. If you are using the Cabin tent and encounter high winds, you can add some extra guy ropes and poles if needed.

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How are you transporting your tent?

The Cabin tent weighs approx. 174 lbs. (Includes tent, poles, ground stakes, and storage bags. Stores in two carry bags approx. 87 lbs. each) with a pack size of Length: 46 in. Diameter: 14 in., Poles--Length: 46 in. Diameter: 12 in.

The Flex-Bow weighs 30.5 lbs. (Tent 15, frame nine.5, poles 10.5, stakes 4.5 lbs.) with a pack size length of 30 in., diameter 10 in.

So as you can see, there is a huge difference in ceiling height, floor top, weight, heat, space, and bed size with these tents, so that is something to consider when planning out your transportation needs.

Time to Decide which one is best for you!

After looking at all the awesome features of both Kodiak Canvas tents, it's really up to you to decide which tent is best for your camping needs. If you need room in a larger tent for more people and don't mind the extra weight and set-up time, then go with the Kodiak Canvas Cabin Tent. However, if you want a lighter, more versatile option then the Kodiak Canvas Flex-bow Tent is a great choice. No matter which of these tents you choose, you can be confident that you're getting a high-quality, durable Kodiak Canvas tent.

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Saxon Funk
Saxon Funk

Saxon Funk, co-founder and driving force behind Wild Oak Trail, embodies the spirit of self-sufficiency and preparedness. Launching the venture over six years ago with his wife, Hailey, Saxon has steeped himself in mastering solar generators, heating solutions, food storage, and off-grid living essentials, becoming a veritable guru in the field. His expertise is more than theoretical; it's practical, as evidenced by his own home, equipped with the very products Wild Oak Trail proudly offers. Saxon's passion extends beyond commerce; he thrives on the assurance of providing for his family in any circumstance, fervently believing in empowering others to do the same through the quality resources and knowledge he shares through his business.

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