Organic Canvas Tent


This organic non toxic tent offers unparalleled ventilation and protection from wind and cold. Constructed from organic cotton canvas coated with natural beeswax, this non-toxic tent is good even for the chemically sensitive. This tent fits four people and offers an 8 foot height which is big enough to stand in.

Our improved version is based off the Native America Tipi construction. This 10 foot diameter canvas tent consists of a floor, skin, and 8 wooden poles.  These poles come apart in two foot segments, and strap together with a shock chord. The ground cloth is treated with natural lime for waterproofing and mold protection without chemicals or plastic. There are 16 stakes which hold the baby tipi tent to the ground. There is a silnylon dew cloth attached to the bottom of the tent which gets tucked under the ground cloth and protects from the bugs and weather. This can be pulled up when more ventilation is desired.

This non-toxic tent comes in two duffle bags each weighing 25 pounds. This is a convenient size for packing in the car. Sling the bags over your shoulder and carry to the camp site. This tent can be erected by one person while following the specific instructions. 


This tent is sturdy and can withstand winds that would topple most other tents. This is due to the indigenous design which uses the conical shape to shed wind and rain easily. 

This tent also has special sleep and relaxation enhancing qualities due to its pyramid shape and the gemstones which are embedded in the fabric such Amethyst Powder, Shungite Powder and EM Ceramic Powder. Set up and care instructions here.

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Canvas vs. Synthetic Tents

Canvas: Canvas is heavy. Use it for car camping, festivals, backyard sleeping, base camp when weight isn’t an issue. You can pack it in a few miles on your back, but it isn’t intended for backpacking.

Synthetic is light and is the choice for backpacking where weight is an issue. Synthetic tents can trap moisture inside and make you feel damp and thus cold. Get around this by using an open tarp which allows ventilation on both ends. Especially the Ray Way Tarp This two person shelter weighs a whopping 1 pound when made with silnylon or Dyneema fabric.

Canvas: Humidity is the most critical factor in environmental comfort. Unlike synthetics, canvas allows small moisture particles from breath, sweat, and cooking to escape.

Synthetic: Non-breathable vapor-impermeable fabric prevents moisture from sweat and breath from escaping. High humidity means sweat won’t evaporate, making it feel even hotter inside than outside. Don’t be fooled by words. When they say ‘breathable’ fabric in synthetic such as in Gore-tex type fabrics and Dyneema, that only means slightly more breathable than other synthetic counterparts.

Warm in Cold Weather:
Canvas: Canvas tents do to their insulating ability hold some heat in from the ground, as well as from body heat and even perhaps a candle keeping you warmer during chilly weather. They also release moisture from breath keeping the air from building up moisture inside.

Synthetic: Plastic builds up humidity making you colder and has scant insulating ability.

Cool in Hot Weather
Canvas: Canvas allows air to pass through it making it the tent of choice in the tropics and summer. Pitch the Crystal Moon Tent six or more inches off the ground for 360 ventilation. Keep the door open during dry weather or even open the tent as much as 1/2 by undoing some of the stakes and folding it back.

Synthetic: Synthetic tents are stifling during hot weather since the only ventilation is that from mesh netting.

Canvas: Canvas is tough, rip resistant, and repairable. The Crystal Moon Tent has a beeswax coating which offers protection from sun damage and can be easily retreated to maintain that protection for years to come. A properly maintained canvas tent can last for years.

Synthetic: Breaks down from UV radiation (sunlight). Rips and tears easily and difficult to repair. Damaging UV rays degrade synthetic fabric quickly while canvas endures. Once weakened, plastic fibers are prone to breakage and aftermarket treatments can do little to prolong the life of the tent. Not a long life expectancy.

Wind Resistance:
Canvas: The conical design, robust 10 oz. canvas, and 16 lightweight stakes stands up to high winds, driving rain, and blowing snow. It is like a mini tipi!

Synthetic: Poles with a smaller diameter than a Slurpee straw, a thin plastic tent membrane, and miniature aluminum stakes simply don’t do the job when you need them most.

Canvas: Organic canvas coated with beeswax is as good as it gets…no VOCs, PBDEs, flame retardants, or phalates at all.

Synthetic: Synthetic tents off-gass toxic endocrine disrupting chemicals such as VOCs, PBDEs, flame retardants, phalatesand. THey are also a fire hazard.

Rain Shedding
Canvas: Rain causes the fibers of the canvas to swell. The surface tension of a rain drop prevents the water from passing through the tight weave of quality canvas, keeping you dry, naturally. The beeswax coating works in harmony with the swelling fibers to offer further protection without hampering the breathability. Since the canvas tent is also allowing moisture to pass out of the tent, you feel the fresh air even as the rain is staying out.

Synthetic: Silnylon and Dyneema are very good at shedding water. However they also trap moisture with their limited breathability, increasing humidity, making the inside feel damp.

tent size

10 foot diameter, 12 foot diameter, 8 foot diameter


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