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The USA-Made 8' x 10' Vagabond is everything you need and nothing you don’t — one door, one window, and the reliable Springbar® frame. Its simplicity is what makes it so good, and a staff favorite.

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
80 sq. ft. living space with standing height. Spacious for 2, maximum of 4 occupants.

1 full-width back window for views and ventilation. 26” wide door with mesh interior.

Zippered cord port for solar or generator.


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


  • 8' x 10' Footprint
  • 6.5' Interior Height
  • Packed Tent Size: 20" x 14"
  • Packed Pole Size: 54" x 8"


  • 60 lbs. total
  • Tent Body: 35 lbs. | Pole Set: 20 lbs. | Stakes: 5 lbs.
What's included

Springbar® Vagabond 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 115 reviews
              Jeff Mottishaw

              Absolutely love this tent. The material and build quality is phenomenal plus it's roomy, bright and has great air flow. I'm 6'3 and can stand comfortably in it and it only took a couple minutes to set up. Can't recommend this tent enough.

              Standing the test of time

              Last night, some grandchildren and I concluded summer with our annual backyard campout in our 25-year-old Vagabond Springbar tent. Rain or shine, we pitch the tent. It rained 3/4" during the night, with accompanying winds and a little lightning and thunder. Me (65), with three granddaughters (ages 8, 10 and 12) slept through it all pretty well, except for the patter of the rain on the tent, but with not a worry that there would be a leak. That just doesn't happen. So after many years of Scout camps, a trip to the Green River this year, and wrapping it up with the Labor Day sleepover, the Vagabond always delivers.

              Justin Doyle
              Simple, Sturdy & Spacious

              I just used my new Vagabond for the first time in Frisco, North Carolina. It was simple to setup and breakdown. It wasn’t put to the test by inclement weather but I am confident in its ability to endure a thunderstorm after spending a long weekend in it. I love the interior space and appreciate having the ability to stand up inside it. I can’t wait to use it again!

              Christopher K
              You will not regret it

              I researched tents for way too long before pulling the trigger on this. I went back and forth on canvas vs nylon, and I’m so glad I went with the vagabond. Just got back from 3 nights and I can’t wait to get back out there. It feels more like a cabin than a tent. Being able to stand up in it, not worry about wind or weather, and catch a cross breeze is worth the price of admission. Everyone wanted to hang out in my tent when the bugs came out or the weather turned. If you’re thinking about it, pull the trigger. It’s a lifetime tent and you won’t regret it.

              Scott Harvey
              Hardcore Harvey

              I ordered the Bison color tent. The tent arrived 2 days later. It took 15 minutes to set up by myself.I'm 67 years old and had no problem with the set up.Gave the tent a quick fresh water rinse and let it dry in the Nevada sun.We are going camping this week. The tent is perfect for my wife and I and her stuff.The xl cots with gear fit well. In the picture it looks like the front door is far left. But inside the tent the cot fits nicely against the wall.I have had 4 canvas tents in my life. This tent will probably be passed on to my grand kids.