8.5 x 6 ft. Flex-Bow VX Canvas Camping Tent

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Model 6086. Meet the newest member of our Flex-bow line of tents. This is a generously sized 2-person tent with plenty of extra space for gear. A perfect choice for someone looking for the quality and ruggedness of a Kodiak Canvas tent in a smaller, more compact package.

Whether you’re headed to the campground with your family, or elk camp with your hunting buddies, this rugged, all-season tent is well suited for the occasion. Made with premium grade, Hydra-Shield™, 100% cotton duck canvas. The tight weave and silicone finish make the canvas watertight yet breathable, minimizing condensation and mugginess. Go ahead and touch the inside walls during a downpour—this canvas will not wick water. The Flex-Bow frame has tempered, spring steel rods that keep the tent taut, and robust 1-inch steel tube poles that will hold up to fierce winds. The floor is a seamless, heavy-duty, puncture resistant, 13.5 oz vinyl that keeps water out. Easy, one-person setup takes only a few minutes after you have it staked out. The tent is rated for 2-people, yet there is plenty of extra space for gear inside. Front and back doors, with top rated #10 YKK zippers, give convenient access. Four large windows provide openness and superb ventilation. The windows have no-see-um screen mesh, keeping out the smallest bugs. Two gear pockets offer space to stow personal items. Stainless steel, wire stake loops give superior strength and durability.


  • Hydra-Shield™, 100% Cotton Duck Canvas. Durable, watertight and breathable
  • Flex-Bow Frame: Exceptionally sturdy. Keeps tent taut. Quick and easy, one-person, setup
  • Two D-shaped doors (front and back) with #10 YKK zippers
  • Four windows with no-see-um mesh
  • 2 sewn-in storage pockets
  • Designed for compact storage
  • Stainless steel, wire stake loops
  • Heavy-duty 12-inch, steel rod, stakes
  • Zippered storage bag


  • Pack Weight: 30.5 lbs. (Tent 15.5, poles 10.5, stakes 4.5 lbs.)
  • Pack Size: Tent-- Length 30 in., Diameter 10 in.
  • Capacity: 2-person (8.5x6 ft. floor, 4 ft. ceiling height)
  • Ceiling Material: 10 oz Hydra-shield™ canvas
  • Wall Material: 8.5 oz Hydra-Shield™ canvas
  • Floor Material: 13.5 oz vinyl. Polyester reinforced
  • Frame: 1-inch, galvanized, steel tubing
  • Flex-Bow Rods: 7mm diam., solid, spring steel
  • All-season: Use year-round, but not designed for extreme winter mountaineering or heavy snow accumulations
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime Warranty

Product and Safety Warnings

Owner's Manual Download

California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

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  • 5
    tent for 2

    Posted by Pavel on 6th Sep 2023

    enough space for 2, survived burning man 2023 (wind, dust storms, rain) definitely worth every penny!

  • 5
    Sturdy and roomy with lot of ventilation

    Posted by SekarB on 13th Aug 2023

    My first time using a canvas tent. Setup and takedown was actually easier than my big agnes 3 person tent with rainfly. Felt very roomy because of the almost vertical sidewalls. Loved the mesh openings. Lot of ventilation. Zippers were very smooth to operate. Only thing I wish it had was more storage pockets and more loops to hang things. The provided two loops were very small. But I learnt to use the other loops like the ones to hold the door rolled up etc...for handing lanterns etc...Overall, I think this is going to be replacing my big agnes from now

  • 5
    8x6 canvas tent.

    Posted by Bob on 20th Jun 2023

    This is a great little tent. Fast set as advertised, and monsoon resistant. Great for when I want to keep it small and simple but totally weather proof and comfy . Would totally recommend

  • 5
    Perfect weekend setup

    Posted by Josh H. on 20th Jun 2023

    Grabbed this for weekend mountain trips with the wife. Top notch quality and it's super easy to setup.

  • 4
    A very well put together product

    Posted by Darrell L. Emmick on 22nd May 2023

    A very well put together product. My only suggestion is that you develop a free-standing model using an aluminum suspension frame similar to that of the 1970s Eureka draw-tight tent design. I am 74 years young but my arthritic thumb joints make it harder.

  • 5
    Bow Flex tents all sizes

    Posted by Jim Puryear on 3rd May 2023

    I use these tents in hot summer environments, and also winter camping in high winds and snow. They never have leaked in heavy rain, winds and snow. Love these tents.

  • 5
    Unbelievably well made tent

    Posted by The Fisherman on 1st May 2023

    Bought this tent for an annual fishing and camping trip. This year, we camped for 4 days and it rained every day, and it rained hard with heavy winds. This tent stayed unbelievably dry. All of the other campers (and there were a lot) had nylon tents and they all got wet. I was the envy of the group. In addition to the ability to keep the rain out, the quality of this tent is fantastic. It is clearly going to last for many years and lots of uses. Hard to describe just how well-made it is. Only regret is that I didn't get a bigger model.

  • 5
    8.5 x 6 flex bow

    Posted by Tom on 11th Apr 2023

    Followed instructions regarding seasoning tent. After a few days setup tent again and it rained for 2 days. I went inside the tent and it was dry except for a small amount on condensation on the floor near the door. Very impressed with the quality on the tent.

  • 5
    2 person tent

    Posted by Darell on 29th Jan 2023

    This did everything I asked if to. Easy set up good wind block yes it is heavy but that is why it works