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Compact in Natural estimated restock: Fall 2024

The classic ‘2 Man’ Springbar® Tent. It might be cute, but don’t be fooled. The lower profile, combined with the Springbar® frame, make the USA-Made Compact an absolute tank in heavy wind and weather.

Made in USA.


Weather Worthy
Legendary performance in harsh wind, rain, and weather.
Have confidence when the weather takes a turn for the worse.

Quick & Simple 1-person setup thanks to the Springbar® frame design.
Watch the video

Interior Space
48 sq. ft. living space with 52” height. Spacious for 1, maximum of 2 occupants.

Dual roll-up style doors (front and back of the tent are symmetrical) provide ventilation, views, and easy entry/exit for occupants.


The ‘gold standard’ in cotton tent fabrics. 100% Cotton, double-fill, boat shrunk army duck canvas. (8.5oz walls, 10.1oz roof). Dyed and finished with Sunforger® in Georgia, USA for water repellency and anti-mold.
Watertight, breathable, and highly durable.

Aluminum alloy poles with steel reinforcements, tempered spring steel tension rods. Machined
and fabricated in Salt Lake City, USA.

40D military-grade ‘Berry Compliant’ no-see-um window mesh,
Made in USA. #10 YKK Zippers Throughout.

Heavy-duty 12oz seamless vinyl floor. Durable & fully waterproof.

Stake Loops
Steel wire stake loops with perimeter rope reinforcement.
Incredibly strong and a hallmark of genuine Springbar Tent design.
Made in Chicago, USA.

12-inch galvanized steel wedge stakes.
Made in Missouri, USA.

Size / Weight


  • 6' x 8' Footprint
  • 52" Interior Height
  • Packed Tent Size: 27" x 10"
  • Packed Pole Size: 36" x 7"


  • 33 lbs. total
  • Tent Body: 21 lbs. | Pole Set: 7 lbs. | Stakes: 5 lbs.
What's included

Springbar® Compact includes:

  • Tent w/storage bag
  • Pole set w/storage bag
  • Steel wedge stakes x 12
  • 21oz. canvas bucket bag
  • Owner’s field guide. Download the PDF

Satisfaction Guarantee
Love your Springbar® product or we’ll make it right.
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            Quick & Simple 1-person Setup

            Thanks to the Springbar® Frame

            Since 1961

            Cut & sewn in Salt Lake City, Utah – Still building them like we used to

            Made in USA

            Visit our Sew Shop in SLC to see how a Springbar® Tent is made

              Customer Reviews

              Based on 94 reviews
              Randy Miller

              Great tent
              Easy to set up and super good quality.

              Made in USA . Period.

              Top notch high-quality all the way around. when I go camping I’m surrounded by tents that are made in China. I am proud to run this tent made in the USA.

              Abigail Pullen
              GREAT TENT

              Orded for my dad for when he goes fishing. He loves it!! Super light weight and durable tent. He is 69 and perfect for packing around. 10/10 reccomend!

              Tracie Kelley
              My nomad "She-shed"

              Bought a Factory 2nd Compact - LOVE IT! Being a sewing person myself, i carefully examined all the stitching, hardware, and fabric. Top grade materials all around, Consistent, secure stitching. (i could not flind my tent's "flaw") A lot of care has gone into designing this tent, with chainstitch and bias-cut fabrics on parts that need to stretch, and lockstitch with plenty of reinforcement where it needs to be stable. I winter in the desert near Yuma AZ with my partner, an area notorious for high winds. I like to have my own private space outside the RV for napping, reading, crafts. I'd noticed these canvas tents with the bar across the top in previous years here, the ony ones standing after a storm. The fancy CLAM tents i've been seeing all seem to collapse, the familiar ripstop nylon dome and cabin tents flap themselves to death, shred fabric and break poles. THe dumpsters are full of them at the end of the season. After a little research i found SPRINGBAR and decided to go for it. Couldn't be happier. In the Summer i live in Oregon; i car camp in my 1962 Volvo sedan, and visit with friends and go to festivals. Looking forward to having the COMPACT along for the fun this year! I'll be making a groundsheet and stormfly for it on my 1892 treadle Davis Needle Feed sewing machine. Thank you SPRINGBAR!!!!

              Zachary Lambert
              3rd Springbar tent!

              Great tents, bought 2 compacts and giving one to my brother as a gift. American made and tough as nails, you really cant go wrong with any of the models in the lineup.