Whelen Lean-to Tent


The Whelen Lean-To is a classic shelter made from canvas that’s milled for the outdoors. Made by hand in Duluth, MN, this tent gives you lots of space and lots of options. Perfect as a lightweight winter shelter or versatile tarp. Available with attachment grommets, or loops depending on your preference. This tent is built to order.

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Product Description

The Whelen Lean-to was designed by Colonel Townsend Whelen in the 1920’s to satisfy his need for light- weight camping in cool or cold weather. Set up in front of a campfire, the Whelen will keep you warm and protected even when the temperature drops below freezing. Made of 100% cotton Sunforger 10.10 oz army duck canvas which is fire resistant and water resistant. For an improvement over the square tarp, it can also double as a great outdoor kitchen in foul weather. When rigged to its full height of 5 1/2 feet, the lean-to provides floor space of 6’x 7′ which is large enough for 4 campers to cook and eat in. For more versatility, expandable poles with stakes may be purchased. Color: natural. Weight: 9 lbs. Please allow a two week lead time as we build the Lean-to shelters to order.

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Attachment points

Grommets, Loops


(Max.) 5.5’h x 7’w x 6’d.


12 lbs. (Approx.)


10 oz. Fire and water treated canvas.