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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: 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 85 reviews
              Steve Wester

              This is our second Springbar tent. Wanted something smaller for solo travel. Works great as expected. It would be nice if there were some loops or rings sewn into ceiling so I could string a line to hang a light.

              Paul Nedlose
              Second tent purchase

              The compact is excellent addition. The reason for 4 stars is the nub on top of the upright poles are loose and need to be crimped better. I plan on trying to fix the issue


              I very like it, im asian it's perfect with my body. Im looking for a rainfly too.

              Blake lindgren
              Great tent for Field work

              Bought this tent after I realized I might be doing field work for the rest of my life (Geo/Paleo). I originally found out about Springbars in my first field season (2022). While in camp that year all the veterans used them and recommended them. I had to save up to buy one and finally got one and used it this last summer(2023). It was a 3 week job, there was more rain in that area than it has gotten in years and the tent held up well, I was worried about water and it was dry everyday when I returned to camp. I also found that the wind resistance was great and I felt safe even in craziest storm I've ever seen in my life (40mph wind and thunder all over, with flash floods). My only complaint is that the rubber bits on the main supporting poles that support the tent up and the poles that go out to create the canopy had there black rubber tips falling off, maybe there is some reason these rubber ends are suppose to be removable? if not it was the only thing that was annoying as I was worried I would loose them. Overall I really like my Springbar and expect to have it for many years.

              Dayna Duncan
              My first but not my last!

              I am so pleased with my Compact. It is so perfect for me. I’m 65 and only 5 feet tall. I can almost stand up in it. I put a very long comfy cot, table, chair and dog bed inside. It is just the right size and easy to put up. The quality of this tent is exceptional. It is my first Springbar purchase but definitely won’t be my last.