All good so far
Only had the tent one week but we had it out last weekend. Well pleased with it so far. Has nice touches, the stove chimney hole, the zipped flap for ehu cable, some pocket pouches sewn onto the walls for keys, wallets, phones etc. Looks and feels like a quality product. The 2 metre door is excellent for me being that bit taller and if like us you attach an awning / tarp shelter onto the front door spike it means that is that bit higher as well. The real game changer tho is the extra high walls which give you so much more useable space inside.
These tents are super quality. Having already purchased XL 5m bell tents from Bell Tent Village, I was looking forward to receiving these and they did not disappoint! They are so grand inside and again the quality of the zips, stove hole, guy ropes etc are excellent. The service has always been efficient from Bell tent village, and so helpful. I am really pleased with my purchases and would recommend these tents to anybody both families and glampsites.
Great people to deal with
A pleasure to use. Great bit of kit
We’ve had a 4m Soul Pad (SP) bell tent for around 7 years, camping in France and at festivals, spreading the cost over use it’s now at less than 30p a night; it’s been well used. Now that the kids have left home, we’ve started to take longer holidays and really wanted more space, as well as ducking in and out of the tent was causing backaches. After some discussions with Lee at Bell Tent Village about door heights he recommended the 5m XL. It arrived yesterday and we took it to the local rec to put up. The first thing that struck us, is that it is heavy, really heavy, at 33kg, the SP was 10kg lighter. It arrived in a canvas bag, a bag for the poles, and a peg bag with pegs and a mallet. The pegs are really tough, I don’t think we’re going to be bending any of these soon. Opening it up, the construction, finish and attention to detail of the XL is way beyond the SP. The canvas is much heavier, and all the seams are taped, in the SP most were left rough cut and of variable size. There are loops and duffle coat style pegs for all the doors and windows, whereas in the SP some were missing and others were double sewn into the seam. Putting it up is straightforward, a one person job in about 15 mins. Once up, the XL is palatial. Whereas in our SP the bed just fitted between the centre pole and the wall, in the XL I can hardly touch them with my arms stretched. The best bit for us is that door is over 6 foot high making it easy to get through without bending. Looking forward to the holidays.
I needed a new flooring for a geo dome, the groundsheet/coir was allowing water to run in and soak through the coir subsequently soaking the furniture on top. Switched to Kampa tiles with this carpet on top and it’s perfect, it’s so soft compared to coir so now the dog can sit anywhere and it’s much nicer on feet and bums. The latex backing being waterproof makes life much easier even if water got under it, it can’t wet the furniture. Top tip, don’t buy coir if you are starting fresh, just go straight for carpet. It’s a home from home.
The best customer service i could have wished for. Would highly recommend.
Bell Tent Flooring Alternative
We are very impressed with the quality of this carpet. We were looking for an alternative to hessian flooring and this is a great choice for our 5m Bell Tent. Thank you Bell Tent Village. Delivery was also fantastic, we were contacted with updates throughout. Would recommend.
Bell tent coir matting
Excellent and timely service!
Very heavy and big rough however looks great in the huge bell tent. Very pleased how it compliments and makes the tent look complete and good price Thank you Lottie
Good but prickly
It is excellent at protecting and insulating the floor of the bell tent. My only minor criticism is that it is a bit prickly under foot.
Coir bell tent matting.
The matting is great and really alters the appearance of the interior of the tent...makes it more of a room..it is a good purchase nit was a little on the expensive side and I haven't told my husband how much it cost....
Slightly disappointed sadly...
I paid for express shipping but sadly did not receive my parcel in the stated timeframe despite the additional £25 charge. Most unhappy. But, far more importantly, I was absolutely expecting the matting to come in some type of storage bag. Not anything fancy, but still some type of bag, if only to make it easier to load in and out of one’s vehicle and for storage purposes. At in excess of £250 to have nothing was a significant surprise. The matting itself is thick & seemingly well made but, that said, I was left feeling slightly disappointed & mildly disgruntled.. Such a shame.
Thank you for your feedback, we will continue to work on improving this our product. We have been working on a bag solution for the last 3 years that is practical yet cost effective. We have now accomplished this mission and our bags will be on our store this summer.
Good quality stove oven
I haven't used it yet, but it is a very solid stove oven which I'm sure would bring much joy to my family in the future.
Well made and very effective
I used the stove for the first time this weekend in freezing -6 degree temperatures. It was very much appreciated. The overall size of the stove is compact and transportable (although heavy). It is easy to set up and is very efficient in use. The stove can burn both coal and wood but I just tried wood (oak whisky barrel staves) and at the end of the burn was left with very fine ash (no big chunks). It was almost too efficient as a fully stocked firebox at as low an air gap as I dared burned for about 2 hours. I think coal would work better for longer burn times. I wanted a low burn for as long as possible to keep the tent at a bearable temperature whilst wrapped in my sleeping bag. I ended up getting up at 3 am to relight the fire as sleep was elusive even with a 4 season bag (it was -6). If I opened up the vent up the heat in the tent was unbearable and you could just about see the wood disintegrate before your eyes. As I said very efficient. The stove is very well designed and made but could do with a few refinements. A clip of some sort to hold the feet closed would make pack up easier. I envision cleaning the channel from the firebox to the flue could prove problematic so an access plate could prove useful. The bag on offer (optional) is too small and because the flue pipes are thin and long they don't fit inside the oven. I am worried about damaging the flue in transportation. A bag designed to carry the stove, flue and accessories would be well received. I have a custom bag (being made elsewhere) coming. A pair of leather protective gloves would be a useful addition to the package as well. I had the forethought to bring a set but I dare say not everyone would. When you first start the stove it takes some time before the flue starts to draw efficiently so you need the doors wide open when you start it from cold. When it is going it draws the smoke away very efficiently. The very first time you light the stove you get a smell from the paint as it heats up (to be expected) this calms down after a while and expect it won't be noticeable after a few trips away. The other thing to be cognizant of is that although the stove is on feet and raised it will burn the grass underneath. I had a heat/fireproof mat under the stove but still ended up scorching the grass. I think a garden slab maybe sort for future trips. I didn't try the oven as the camp was catered (scout camp) so can't comment on the food prep side. Think it will work great but take some careful guesswork to get the temperatures right (will depend on fuel and combustion rate). The supplied water tank is a great addition. It boils water quickly and in the future intend on bringing a hot water bottle to fill from the tank. It has a ring pull on the top to aid in removal once the water is boiling. It's a little bit fiddly but this is more down to lack of experience than bad design. The space under the tap is a little tight for most mugs so you need to take this under consideration and either raise the stove up using a slab or get a stubbier mug. Overall really happy with the stove. Was certainly a focus on envy on the weekend. I look forward to more comfortable camps in the future.
i missed out but can't wait for mine!
i missed out on it because it's in such demand-not hard to see why-but i can't wait to have one ... people working with me are outstanding! they are knowledgeable, considerate and honest. helpful and then some!
Poêle btv 6k
J'ai acheté le fameux poêle de tente, btv 6k, et j'en suis très content, belle qualité , chauffe à merveille, même avec 4°c dehors, pour un auvent et une caravane. De plus,le service client est top, je recommande.
Great help from the team in answering questions and when ordered turned up on time, only used once at the moment but works really well and very easy to put together Thanks
Great little stove
The stove is brilliant. Heats the tent up nicely
This is a great stove ! Easy to assemble, quick to start with a great pull. The air control setting really helps you keep control of the speed of the burn instantaneously I use it in my BTV 5m bell tent and produces enough heat for warm and comfortable evening on a cold night I bought the angled flashing kit to go with it, the stove outlet area on the tent annoyingly is just slightly too small for a comfortable fit and as both items were purchased from BTV i found it strange that that detail hadn’t been seen by BTV .. Overall really happy with it and would recommend ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
great stove for shed and outdoors!