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

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Estimated Restock Date May 22nd, 2023

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.


  • 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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  • 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

  • 5
    Kodiak canvas 2-person tent

    Posted by Marco Coaguila on 16th Jan 2023

    This tent is incredible for two person, very roomy and well made. Best tent ever, I'm very happy with this tent. 5 STARS !!

  • 5
    Kodiak 6.5 x 8 tent

    Posted by Dave Daniels on 13th Dec 2022

    Just guided two Az desert bighorn sheep hunts and spent 10 days using this tent. Excellent tent , just the right size for me and my dogs. It rained two nights and the tent didn’t leak a drop. I highly recommend this tent. Perfect for a mobile camp .

  • 4
    8.5x 6 tent

    Posted by Manuel stone on 2nd Dec 2022

    Unpacked to check it out. Will be using in 2 weeks. That's the only reason I gave 4 stars. Seems to be very well made. It is definitely a truck camping tent because of weight. Can't wait to use it.

  • 5
    Kodiak 8.5 X 6 FT. Flex-Bow VX Tent

    Posted by Roman on 8th Aug 2022

    The following day after having received the Kodiak tent my wife and I set up the tent in our backyard. We actually tried to set the tent up in our basement on the day the tent was delivered…that failed