Do I need to ‘weather’ or ‘season’ my bell tent before using the first time?

On receiving your canvas bell tent we recommend doing a test run to make sure everything is there and functioning properly and, as with all canvas tents, this is when the tent should be ‘weathered’ or ‘seasoned’ (saturated with water). This will ensure your tent is completely watertight in heavy downpours. Following the pitching instructions that arrive with your bell tent and hosing the tent down and soaking the canvas will allow the waterproofing agent to soak into the canvas properly and the fibres of the canvas to expand, sealing the tent completely.