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The Roundhouse is a luxurious four-person bell tent, using sustainable, long lasting materials. Highly breathable polycotton canvas maintains a comfortable climate of fresh air day and night, staying cool in the heat and warm in the cold.

  • Polycotton canvas uses 100% organic cotton
  • Breathable cotton allows for better air quality and significantly less condensation
  • Polycotton canvas has much higher UV resistance and longevity

The big advantage of polycotton canvas is that it creates a far nicer internal tent atmosphere for living and sleeping in. Polycotton breathes much more effectively than pure polyester or nylon, providing better air quality and significantly reducing condensation. This keeps Roundhouse at the perfect climate for living and sleeping in. Thanks to the cotton, it stays cool in hot weather and traps more heat when the temperature drops.

The central pole structure of the bell tent design provides an abundance of internal space, giving that luxurious home from home feeling. With 2 metres of standing height and a 3 metre diameter, the Roundhouse has enough room to comfortably lounge, cook or entertain without feeling restricted, and yet it still packs neatly into car boots for a weekend away.

The Roundhouse is a tent that’s built to last - not just for one summer. We've been meticulous in construction, selecting a hardwearing canvas, durable 400D PU floor to withstand rogue sticks and stones, and strong steel poles and pegs. This makes Roundhouse incredibly sturdy in strong winds or even under heavy snow fall.

We’re committed to only using cotton from organic or Better Cotton Initiative-certified sources which is why we’ve used 100% organic cotton. We've also used wooden toggles, which we've ensured are FSC-sourced.

Designer's Notes

In many ways, polycotton canvas is the perfect tent fabric. As well as its unrivaled breathability, polycotton canvas is much more resistant to deterioration by UV rays. This extends the Roundhouse’s lifespan well beyond a nylon or polyester equivalent – up to 4 times longer in fact. - Rowan, Design Tech

Pair the Roundhouse with the Roundhouse Inner for the additional comfort of a separate bedroom compartment.


Key Features

  • Polycotton canvas uses 100% organic cotton and wooded toggles are FSC-certified.
  • Polycotton has superior breathability, improving air quality and reducing condensation.
  • Luxuriously spacious with a 3 metre internal diameter and 2 metres of standing height around the central pole.
  • Canvas is highly UV-resistant and up to 3x longer-lasting than polyester or nylon.
  • Durable materials and construction used throughout to increase the tent’s lifespan.
  • Bell tent structure is exceptionally stable in strong winds and under the weight of snowfall.
  • Integrated bathtub groundsheet provides complete weather protection.
  • Side D-shaped mesh and door ports for comfort and accessibility.
  • Oversized stuff bag with compressions straps make packing away quick and easy.
  • Separate Inner tent bedroom compartment available.

  • 3 Year Alpine Bond

Vital stats


Canvas: Polycotton 210gsm - 65% polyester / 35% Organic Cotton
Floor: 400 Denier Oxford PU / 10,000mm HH 
Pegs and poles: 18x steel pegs / steel poles
Toggles and fitments: FSC-certified wood


Pitched: 3m x 2m (diameter x height)
Door height: 1.4m
Slant height: 3m 
Volume: 7.1m³ (approx)
Packed: 70 x 35 x 25cm 


Total: 12.22kg
Poles: 3.38kg
Pegs: 0.64kg
Tent: 8.2kg

Origin: China

Sustainability and Product Care

Product Care Information

Canvas tents always need ‘weathering in’ before their first use or after a prolonged period of storage. This process seals up any spaces in the canvas weave or the stitching and ensures that your tent is completely waterproof. All you have to do is pitch your tent outside in wet weather or give it a thorough soaking with a hose, allowing the tent to dry fully before packing it away.

Polycotton canvas is susceptible to mildew if it's not allowed to completely dry out. You must always ensure that your tent is completely dry before packing it away for a prolonged period of time. We use polycotton canvas in our Roundhouse which is faster drying and more resistant to mildew, but still requires the same care.

We have dedicated Repair Stations in our stores and we're fully equipped to breathe new life into your old kit. This includes spare parts, patches, new zips and wash and reproofing of your down and waterproofs. Pop into any store or contact us online for more info.

Alpine Bond
If one of our products does not meet your expectations upon delivery, or if during its lifetime does not live up to the demands placed upon it, please return it to us for repair, replacement or refund. If the problem is our fault then we will do this to your satisfaction. If it’s your fault then we will help out the best we can. Find out more about our Alpine Bond here.


How It Is Made

Organic Cotton
We’re committed to only using cotton from organic or Better Cotton Initiative-certified sources which is why we’ve used 100% organic cotton for the Roundhouse. As well as being free from harmful fertilisers and pesticides, organic cotton uses significantly less water and produces lower levels of greenhouse gases.

Gear You'll Love For Longer
We've specifically chosen materials and construction to increase the Roundhouse's lifespan (e.g. steel poles and pegs, seamed construction, 400D PU floor) and ensure that your tent will last for years.

FSC Wood
All wooden toggles and fitments use FSC-certified materials.

Where It Is Made
Our products are made in the best factories in the world. We know the factories personally and they have all signed up to our Code of Ethics in our supply chain. This includes the Ethical Trading Initiative base code, fair pay, safe working environments, no child labour, no modern slavery, no bribery or corruption, no materials from conflict zones and humane farming methods.

All our factories sign up to our Code of Conduct. Find out where we make our product by visiting our Factories of Alpkit factory zone.

Reducing our carbon footprint
We are carbon neutral under PAS2060 and offset our Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 operations and transport emissions. We recognise that offsetting is not part of the solution but a point to pass through on a journey to Net Zero. Carbon Neutral is just a step in that journey.

We have joined the Science Based Targets Initiative which sets independent targets for us to achieve to do our bit to limit global warming to 1.5°C. Our targets are to halve our Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2025 based on 2018 base year and reduce our total carbon intesnity by 15% every year to achieve genuine net zero by 2050.

End of life
When your partnership with this product is over send it back to us and we will pass it on to someone that needs it through our Continuum Project.