Whelen Lean-to Tent

SKU: 352by Frost River


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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.




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.



Attachment points

Grommets, Loops


(Max.) 5.5’h x 7’w x 6’d.


12 lbs. (Approx.)


10 oz. Fire and water treated canvas.

Shipping Policy


Your order will be processed immediately upon receipt. As a manufacturer that prides itself on the handcrafted nature of our products, please understand that it may take a few days for your order to be built up. Orders with items that are in stock will ship out right away on the next business day, and if a production build has to be launched for your order, it may take up to 5 business days to get things ready. You will receive a confirmation email from us once your order is entered into our production system, and you will receive an email from your shipping provider once your package leaves our building.


If you need expedited shipping it is a good idea to give us a call to find out if the item is available for immediate shipping. 218.727.1472 or 800.FROST84. If your order is placed after 3pm CST, it will not be processed until the next day.


Shipping timeframe for international shipping will be dependent on the chosen carrier. We do not have control over any Duties / Tariff’s and said costs will be the customers responsibility.


Every day that our carriers are open, we can ship packages. Weekend and Holiday orders will be sent the first available shipping business day.