The Seek Society 5m ‘Odyssey’ bell tent is Australia’s best quality bell tent and an investment in style and comfort for your next adventure, music festival, event or to pitch in your own backyard. A Seek Society bell tent is the ultimate shelter to enjoy the outdoors in comfort and style, and with the right care will last a lifetime. The ‘Odyssey’ is our most popular bell tent for those accommodating large families and groups. The ‘Odyssey’ bell tent also provides you with a practical and unique way to accommodate extra guests, and a great environmentally friendly alternative to plastic tents for car campers, festivalgoers, and families alike.
Spacious and sturdy with plenty of room to move, our stylish 5m-canvas bell tent is 5m in diameter and 2.5m high. It can sleep up to six adults comfortably on two queen or double mattresses and two singles, with additional space for your luggage and treasures. Our army grade canvas is waterproof, fire retardant, UV and mould resistant. Our high grade fly screen windows and doors zip close completely allowing you to safely leave your main doors open at night whilst you sleep under a million stars. There are bell tents and then there is the ‘Odyssey’, the ultimate in style and comfort for your epic journey.
The Seek Society bell tent is the highest quality canvas bell tent available, and super user friendly. The ‘Odyssey’ 5m bell tent is a modified version of the standard bell tent, designed to be super functional and durable for Australian camping whilst maintaining the charm of the traditional bell tent. Our unique design means this bell tent can erect tightly with no areas for water to gather. We utilise the toughest, army grade canvas available 380GSM. Our cotton canvas is waterproof, fire retardant, UV and mould resistant. Our high grade fly screen windows and doors zip close completely allowing you to safely leave your main doors open at night should you wish. Quality stainless steel poles and pegs are included in the tent bag, with heavy gauge ropes and strong but lightweight adjusters.
The ‘Odyssey’ bell tent is easy to set up and pack down with only two poles, one pole for the centre and the other for the doorway, the ‘a frame’. Setting up your ‘Odyssey’ bell tent is an easy process involving 3-steps: peg in the ground sheet tightly, place the poles up, and then peg in and tighten the guy lines. This bell tent is easy to assemble, taking less than 10 minutes with two people, however if you’re traveling solo or like to do things by yourself it can easily be put up by one person! When you’re finished your bell tent adventure, all the bell tent components pack away without difficulty into The Seek Society canvas bell tent bag with vegetable-tanned leather detail.
We use our bell tents regularly and the ‘Odyssey’ shines through as the highest quality combined with the best value around. Beware of cheap imitations, you deserve the best. The simple, traditional bell tent design has withstood the test of time, and The Seek Society ‘Odyssey’ bell tent beckons you.
5m diameter tent, high grade canvas with zip floor
1 x Centre pole
1 x ‘A’ frame door pole
14 x High quality ground pegs
14 x High quality stakes for guy lines
14 x Reflective guy lines
1 x Peg bag
1 x Pole bag
1 x ‘A’ frame cap
1 x Canvas tent carrying bag
1 x Bell tent instruction booklet – emailed to you after you place your order
12 month manufacturers warranty
*Tent Material: 380gsm cotton army grade canvas built to last. Groundsheet: 540gsm ripstop PVC
2.8 metres tall in centre
Door height entrance 170cm
Delivers packaged in box 95cm x 34cm x 34cm
WATERPROOF, MOULD, UV & FIRE RETARDANT: The tent is 100% PU coated cotton canvas that has been both mould, fire, waterproofed and UV treated. Our 1-year manufacturer warranty includes any tent canvas defects, but excludes mould damage from improper storage. Please ensure the tent is dry before storing.
STURDY FLOOR: The floor is rubberised PVC mesh, durable and waterproof.
TOP VENTS: There are ventilation panels at the apex of the roof with storm flaps and mosquito nets.
HALF-MOON MESH WINDOWS: There are 4 separate half moon windows around the walls for excellent ventilation, with mosquito mesh to keep the nasties out. Note there are zips on the windows meaning you can also utilise these half moon mesh windows to act as a suitable outlet for some flues.
SLEEPS SIX: Easily sleeps 6 adults, with space for more if you want to get up close and personal!
ROLL UP WALLS: (Zip Floor Bell Tents) All our 5 metre diameter bell tents have zip floor options. The bell tent wall and the floor are connected by a zipper and covered with a storm flap. This option allows you, if you wish, to simply unzip and roll up the walls for a canopy style shade tent, perfect for events!
POWER INLET: Our bell tents are equipped with a power chord access slot/flap, giving you secure entrance to utilise power within the tent if required. Perfect for powered camp sites, more permanent glamping accommodation, or events.
INTERNAL STORAGE: We have two storage pockets within the interior of your bell tent to keep your essentials organised, meaning easy access to items you utilise often.
Why A Canvas Bell Tent?
Very fast to put up and take down
Can be erected by just one person
Stylish, ideal for people who like to stand out and love good quality, sustainable products
Canvas tents help to moderate temperature more effectively unlike plastic tents
Interior space is more flexible than many modern tents due to its unique design
‘Zip Floor’ style bell tent means the sides can be rolled up, ideal for hot summers days when entertaining, multi use
There is a large amount of floor space, making bell tents ideal for sleeping lots of people
Compatible for use with wood burning stoves (you’ll need a proper chimney opening making for this however or utilise our zip half moon windows as the opening, check with your stove manufacturer regarding best flue outlet) as well as commercial use
Prior to taking your bell tent on your first adventure, you’ll need to do a test run setup to thoroughly season the canvas prior to first camp out. When canvas tents are carefully crafted and sewn the needle on the seam lines leaves a sightly larger hole than the thread itself. As such, with all canvas tents and swags, you are required to season your tent (saturate with water) before using as the cotton then swells and closes completely, meaning you will be watertight in downpours.
What do you need to do to season your canvas bell tent? Click here for full details.
First time setup will take approximately 15 minutes or less as you’re learning to adjust the guy lines for the first time, but after that an average of 10 minutes maximum and can be done easily by just one person. Our best advice is to make sure the ground sheet is pegged in super tight, you’re on flat ground, and that the guy lines are in line with the seams of the tent (this will ensure the canvas is tight and doesn’t bunch) and always remember a hammer. We’ve refined the traditional design of the bell tent so it can be pitched in just three simple steps! It’s a simple three step process:
1/ Peg in the ground sheet (start on one end pulling tight and work your way systematically around the circle, smaller pegs for groundsheet)
2/ Put the centre pole in and then the a frame front pole in (place the small plastic cap in peg bag on top of the ‘a-frame’)
3/ Peg in and adjust the guy lines tightly (guy lines are the ropes, larger pegs for guy lines and we suggest daily guy line maintenance)
Detailed information on setting up your Seek Society Bell Tent can be found here.
To help you maximise the life span of your bell tent please remember the golden rule: Always store your bell tent bone dry! We’ve provided below some details to assist in caring for your bell tent to help it last a lifetime. Click here for full details.