Why Buy From Life Under Canvas?

Why buy from Life Under Canvas?

We know what we’re talking about

We’re keen campers and glampers and we’ve done the research. We know what works and what doesn’t so you can be confident in the advice you receive.

High quality standards

Our tents pass through rigorous quality control procedures during manufacture to ensure that every tent is exceptional quality so you can shop with confidence.

2 year warranty

We are confident that the quality of our products is second to none so we offer a 2 year warranty on our regular (not trade) products.

Friendly efficient service

Questions are answered swiftly and efficiently by phone or email. There’s always a friendly voice at Life Under Canvas.

Fast despatch

All orders placed before 12 noon will be despatched the same day on a next day service where possible. Our courier interactive text and email service means you wont miss your delivery. Just let them know a safe place or if you want to re-arrange delivery.

What makes Life Under Canvas Bell Tents unique?

Here at Life Under Canvas we have carefully chosen, high quality 100% cotton canvas bell tents and camping accessories so you can embrace the outdoors in comfort and style.

In general bell tents for sale in the UK have a number of standard features such as 280/285 gsm cotton canvas, 540 gsm groundsheet, bucket style groundsheet, 32mm spring loaded metal poles etc. We’ve tried and tested many Bell Tents on the market and have used the experience and knowledge that we’ve gained to put together our own model with these standard features plus some extras of our own.

Here’s what makes our bell tents unique.

Extra long door spike

All Life Under Canvas tents have an extra long door spike for easy awning attachment, with plenty of room for an all important rain cap.

2 rain caps as standard

Rain caps are small, but mighty important!  They fit over the door spike to stop rain dripping down the pole.  They can get lost when you’re setting up or packing down camp so we always supply 2 as standard.

Elastic guy toggles

We know all too well how frustrating tangled guy ropes can be!  On all of our bell tents you’ll find handy, integrated elastic toggles at each guy rope tab - specifically there for neatly tying up your guy ropes at the end of your camping trip.

long door spike and 2 rain caps
Strong pegs


PVC panel on bottom of the bag

The PVC panel on the bottom of all our canvas tent bags provides protection against any damp ground.  Safely unload and pack away your tent without worrying about excess moisture creeping in!

Extra carry handles on the bag

Bell tents are heavy, but with the right carry handles are very manageable.  Life Under Canvas tents are supplied in a branded bag with long reinforced shoulder straps plus short handles on either end so they are easy to carry alone or with a friend.


Mallet included

Because then you’ve got everything that you need!

Mosquito netting at all doors and windows

All of our bell tents have integrated mosquito nets at the doors and windows.  Each door way has a secondary, fully zippable mosquito mesh door - meaning you can leave your main door open on a warm summers evening without worrying about pesky bugs getting in.

Strong Guy Pegs

There’s nothing worse than bent pegs!  All Life Under Canvas bell tents come with two styles of galvanised steel pegs - strong & slim for pegging down the groundsheet, and heavy duty, grooved ‘rebar’ pegs for the guy ropes.  The grooved surface keeps a good, strong hold in the ground and on your guy ropes to stop them slipping - even in strong winds.

mallet included
Toggle & Branding

Bright thick guys

Guys ropes come in all colours and thicknesses. Ours are thicker than standard, robust and brightly coloured with a florescent fleck.  Really handy for night time returns to the tent!

Metal Sliders

Plastic sliders just don’t hold the guys in place in adverse weather conditions - you’ll find yourself constantly tightening them.   Wooden sliders can swell and shrink with damp weather conditions.  You'll find metal sliders on all Life Under Canvas tents & awnings - these are strong, robust, easy to adjust & firmly lock into place.

Fixings for inner tents

Most Life Under Canvas tents come with toggles to attach an inner - with the exception of our 3m Bell Tent & 4m with Porch Bell Tents.  Inners are great for creating a cosier feel and can help keep your sleeping area separate from your living area.     

Great Quality at affordable prices so you can enjoy your Life Under Canvas.