SIBLEY 600 TWIN ULTIMATE
The Sibley 600 Twin Ultimate is a mash-up of two bell tents connected with a ridge pole. The unique oval-shaped floor plan offers a central living room area with two “wings” on either side. The steep angle of the canvas and high ceilings of the Twin provide lots of useable space and room to walk around. Inside and out, the Twin looks and feels as large as the (round) Sibley 600. However, the Twin is smaller by the numbers: Measuring 6 meters x 4 meters (19ft 8in x 13ft 1in) with 20,5m² (220 ft²) of floor space The Sibley 600 Twin is also known as a medieval wedge tent, Emperor Tent, or a Double Bell Tent. All bell tents in the Sibley Ultimate series are made of waterproof Classic Canvas (320 gr/m² or 9.5 oz/yd²) and have zip in/out bathtub style floors. To take advantage of the Twin’s additional side door and create a multiple room tent, use a Sibley Connector to join the Twin with a second Sibley of any size.
Twin Bells and Oval Floor Plan
The 600 Twin is a mash-up of two bell tents connected with a ridge pole. The unique oval shape creates two “wings” with a central living room area. The steep angle of the canvas and cathedral-like ceilings of the Twin provide ample ‘pacing space’ and a roomy interior.
Two people are required to raise the dual center poles. The oval shape and multifaceted structure necessitate even and taut tension on each and every guy line. As the tent settles and shifts on the ground in the breeze it is important to re-tension the guy lines as necessary. Due to the weight and size of the canopy, any amount of snow or ice accumulation can structurally compromise your tent, read more about snow load in our FAQ.
Twin A-frame Doors
The 600 Twin is equipped with a front door and a side door. The side door includes two square mesh windows equipped with roll-up canvas covers. The Sibley’s signature A-frame door allows for easy entry and exit and holds the canvas at 90 degrees from the ground preventing rain from falling into the tent when moving in and out. Spring-loaded poles snap together quickly for easy setup and fold together for a fast takedown and organized storage. The top of each A-frame door is equipped with a pin that sits in a grommet at the peak of the door to ensure proper placement. A rain cap is then placed over the pin and grommet to keep rain from running down the poles. The canvas doors zip together vertically. Each side of the door is equipped with loops and ropes to neatly tie back the canvas and hold them open when not in use.
The 600 Twin can be arranged in conjunction with additional Sibley attached to the second side door with a Sibley Connector to create a multiple room tent.
Roll Up Side Walls and Zipper Groundsheet
Our Ultimate groundsheets attach to the tent with a zipper and are made of durable, thermally welded, PVC (540 gr/m² or 15.93 oz/yd²). Completely water and vapor impenetrable, the ‘bathtub style’ floor rises 4 inches high to keep you dry even in standing water. Using a heavy-duty size 10 zipper to attach the sidewall to the groundsheet, you can unzip the floor to roll up the canvas walls for maximum ventilation, or remove the groundsheet entirely for transport, storage, cleaning, or to enjoy the grass or sand beneath your feet. A tailgate-style system of secure hooks and loops allows you to drop the bathtub wall near the door and peg it flat to prevent tripping and facilitate easy cleaning.
Windows and Vents
Every Sibley comes complete with windows and vents covered in no-see-um mesh to keep the bugs out while providing ventilation and airflow. Our half-moon windows have zip up covers to allow you to customize your desired level of ventilation and privacy. Each window is equipped with loop fasteners to neatly hold the covers when the windows are unzipped. There are 9 windows and 4 vents on the Sibley 600 Twin. The wing to the left of the main entrance has a large picture window. The side door to the right of the main entrance has two mesh-backed windows with roll-up canvas covers. There are 4 half-moon windows on the back wall, and 2 in the front on their side of the main entrance.
Durable Guy Lines and Tensioners
Our Ultimate series comes with 3mm guy ropes that will need to be tied on before your first pitch. Check out our assembly instructions in the Specifications tab to get a feel for the initial set up process. Our Pro Series comes with pre-attached guy lines and tensioners for those customers looking for an out-of-the-box setup. Plastic tensioners prevent edges from cutting into the guy lines and prolong the life of your tent. Due to the unique shape and dual center poles on the Twin, there are a lot of guy lines (25 in total) and you will need to spend a little extra time making sure they are all tensioned correctly for a perfect pitch.
Standard Stakes and Pegs
The Standard stakes and pegs are designed for easy insertion and removal from average earth, like grass or forest floor. The stakes for the guy lines are curved like a shovel to securely hold tension in the ground and have a lip at the top to prevent the guy line from slipping off. The pegs for the floor are round to slip through the grommets on the groundsheet, and have a hook-shaped top and hold the floor in place. All standard stakes and pegs measure 22cm (8.6 inches). If your application requires the heavy duty stakes for high wind or hard, rocky, or frozen ground.
Our Classic Canvas (320 gr/m² or 9.5 oz/yd²) on the Ultimate, Deluxe and Standard series is the perfect balance of performance and breathability. Our proprietary treatment enhances the natural water resistance of canvas and is excellent protection for moderate climates and casual use. Repairable and re-treatable, a properly maintained Classic Canvas tent can last for years. Double-stitched, flat-felled roof and side wall seams, seam gussets, and double-layer construction at all stress points create a classic and durable bell tent. For variable climates, four-season, or long term use check out our PRO canvas on the PRO and ProTech Series.
100% Cotton canvas provides a natural waterproofing and breathability. Cotton fibers swell when damp, the tight weave prevents rain from penetrating and the surface tension of moisture drops on the outside combined with the steep angle of the canopy allows water to bead and runoff. Moisture held in the air on the inside is still able to escape directly through the fabric, keeping internal humidity low and mitigating condensation.
Check out our FAQ for more information than you could ever need to know about cotton canvas and proper tent maintenance.
100% Cotton Canvas
Our Sibley canvas is made exclusively from 100% cotton. Cotton is made from the seed hair of this hardy and drought-tolerant plant. Sustainable, renewable, and one of the most biodegradable fabrics on earth. Our canvas is a soft, natural, earthy beige that glows inside and out with natural or artificial light. CanvasCamp is the only tent manufacture to carry the official Seal of Cotton®.
Spring Loaded Poles
Internal spring loaded wires guide the pole sections together for quick and easy assembly. The included poles on the Sibley Standard, Deluxe, and Ultimate models are made of durable nickel-plated steel. The door poles are 20mm (.79 inch) and the center pole is 28mm (1.1 inches). The center pole has a welded lanyard ring which can be used to hang an inner tent or chandelier.
All Sibley bell tents are easily adaptable for use with a wood burning tent stove. Proper stove placement is dependent on stove size, tent size, flu exit style, desired temperature, and the environment you intend to camp in. One size fits all, pre-installed stove jacks fail to provide customers with the level of customization necessary to achieve ideal stove placement and maximum utility. To ensure proper placement and ideal efficiency, Aussie Survivor offers modular stove jacks (sold separately) that can be easily installed in any cotton canvas bell tent in just a few minutes. Stove jacks are available in a variety of shapes and sizes so you can choose the jack that fits your tent and stove perfectly.
Canvas bell tents are not for use with open fire pits. Fire safety is the responsibility of the user. We encourage you to educate yourself and practice vigilant fire safety. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns at any time. Always check local fire restrictions prior to starting a fire as rules and regulations may change frequently throughout the year. Aussie Survivor cannot be held liable for any damage or injury to persons or property resulting from the use or misuse of fire or flammable materials in or around our tents.
|Floor Space||20,5 m²|
|Diameter||600 Twin (6m x 4m)|
|Door Height||185 cm|
|Canvas Type||Classic (320 gr/m²)|
|Floor Material||Classic (540 gr/m² or 15.93 oz/yd²)|
|Mesh Door Type||Sold Separately|
|Integraded Mesh Wall||No|
|Compatibility Inner Tent||Yes|
|Canvas weight (kg)||37.6|
|Poles weight (kg)||18.4|
|Boxed Dimensions (1) (cm)||110x39x37|
|Boxed Dimensions (2) (cm)||125x25x12|
- Classic Canvas Tent (320 gr/m² or 9.5 oz/yd²)
- Zip in/out Ultimate Groundsheet (540 gr/m² or 15.93 oz/yd²)
- 2 28mm (1-1/8”) spring-loaded nickel-plated steel center pole with rubber feet
- 28mm (1-1/8”) horizontal ridge pole, connecting the top of the twin center poles
- 3 20mm (3/4”) spring-loaded nickel-plated steel A-frame poles with rubber feet
- 25 3mm guy ropes with tensioners, must be tied on for first pitch
- 25 guy line stakes
- 31 groundsheet pegs
- 4 no-seeum mesh-covered peak vents
- 9 no-seeum mesh windows with zip-up canvas covers: 6 Halfmoon on the sidewall, 1 large “picture” window on the end left of the main entrance, 2 square windows on each half of the door to the right of the main entrance.
- Cotton canvas carry bag
- Pole and stake bags
- Pole spring repair kit
Looking for something smaller? Try our Sibley 400 Protech