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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: 28" x 14"
  • 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 76 reviews
              Sam greenaway
              Spring bar compact

              I have not yet had the chance to sleep in my new tent but my initial impressions are nothing but positive. The quality of the material and workmanship is clear as soon as you open the box. I pitched it in the back yard to season it and my kids didn’t let me take it down for a week. So far I am very impressed!

              Joan Wozniak
              Easy to set up; sturdy support system.

              We haven't spent the night in the tent yet, but we set it up to see how easy or hard it would be. Went up like a charm. Looking forward to camping weather this spring.

              Response to Premature asking.

              I bought this tent because I have a 150 mile canoe trip down the Missouri River with my dog scheduled for the end of May. I bought it this early because I did not want any last minute glitches messing up my plans. I did open the box the tent came in to see if the complete inventory was there….it seems to be. The reason I bought this tent is that previously I had a much larger Springbar. I had that larger tent for 27 years, countless deer and bird hunting excursions and for 13 straight years I took it on two week field trips. The thing was good as new when I gave it away upon my retirement. When the nubs on the upper ends of the two vertical upright posts wore out your store replaced the the entire posts for free. Of the 16 tents I have owned in my lifetime Springbar is the only one that I never had a single complaint about and always EXCEEDED my expectations. Hunky (my 120
              lb Hovawart dog) and I have big hopes for this smaller COMPACT tent. Ask me again in June.

              David Walls
              Springbar Compact Bison for the Win!

              Awesome canvas tent. Bomb-proof out of the box!!! Love this guy!

              Supattra I
              Compact Bison

              I adore it completely. This summer, my daughter and I are planning a camping trip. So excited!