Teton Sports Mesa Canvas Tent Review

Do you want a quality outdoor tent that will protect you and your loved ones all year long? Are you looking for a special camping tent that is highly breathable and comfortable no matter the weather?

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Read on as you might find that the next tent can be your perfect outdoor companion.

In this Teton Sports Mesa canvas tent review, I will explain all of its features, pros, and cons, answer a few questions, and expose what other campers have to say about it.

Teton Sports Mesa 10×14 features

This Teton Sports canvas tent has 2 large D-shape doors and a window on each door made from no-see-um mesh that enables you to watch nature but doesn’t let the bugs in.

Both doors have flaps that go down the product’s length for added rain protection. These door covers can be mounted upwards for a porch or awning to provide shade or to keep your things dry in rain.

TETON Sports Mesa Canvas Tent; Waterproof, Family Tent; The Right Shelter for Your Base Camp
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  • HOME AWAY FROM HOME: Roomy tent has extra-high ceilings; Large awning protects the entry of the...
  • EXTRA WIDE DOORS: First of its kind, oversized doors allow you to move your camping gear in and out...
  • QUICKER, EASIER SET UP: Family tent has a quick and easy setup; Push down the top bar, put the pins...
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The doors themselves can be tied back to the sides of the unit with straps. The doors are so wide that I can easily move my cots in and out without any struggle.

Cloth canvas tents like this one don’t require all of the guy lines as other models, but they have stake holes at the bottom.

The Mesa tent has 5 along the sides and 4 on the front and back when you double count the corner ones. Canvas tents don’t have a rainfly either, so there’s less to set up and less to worry about.

It weighs 76 pounds.

Measures

The creation is 10 feet long by 14 feet wide at the front by 6.5 feet tall, and when it’s all packed up, it’s a rectangular 3.8 feet long by 1.4 feet wide by 1.3 feet tall.

Storage bags

It comes in 2 bags; tent in one and poles in another bag. The tent storage bag measures 38 x 17 x 8 inches while the pole bag has 38 x 7 x 5 inches.

Regarding the size, I recommend that you take a vehicle for going camping as this structure is impossible to carry for a long time.

Space

The model has 140 ft² of space that is enough for 8 people to spend the night or 6 people camping comfortably. It is possible to bring sleeping cots or sleeping bags to enhance outdoor sleep.

Materials

The cotton tent is made of strong cotton canvas fibers. The fibers are so thick that they make a darker interior.

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The most valuable feature of it is its breathability and keeping the warmth in winter. The floor fabric is made out of a super-duty 19 oz. synthetic material called an interwoven polymer.

Poles are made of steel which is the right choice for a cotton tent that weighs more than ordinary synthetic tents.

Zippers and seams

The #10 SBS zippers are well made and look like they’ll last a long time. They have long zipper pulls so that I can still open the door wearing gloves.

All of the seams are double stitched. I feel like the company put a lot of effort and care to make sure that the tent doesn’t leak (and it doesn’t), like the way that the canvas is put together near the zippers so that rain doesn’t get in the zipper groove and leak in.

Lots of pockets

I’m a person who really loves space to organize more things as I’m quite disorganized sometimes. This model includes a generously sized accessory hammock at the top.

This way you can store your easy to forget items like a phone or wallet. I like to use this space to store the snacks from the children as they’re up high where they can’t reach them.

There are also some pockets near the top and along the sides. In total there are two overhead gear lofts, two pocket organizer sections, and two really big pockets.

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There’s also a string attached that you can use to shift the angle and weight of the overhead gear lofts so the gear doesn’t fall out, in case you put a lot of stuff in there.

Along with the top ceiling, there are little black rings. These are places to attach more gear, anything with a clip or rope, such as a lantern.

I make good use of carabiner clips for anything that has space for one, so I can hang them up and keep my floor uncluttered, for more sleeping room.

All four corners of the unit have a tiny little pocket at the bottom of one of the sides. These pockets are just big enough for most electrical lines and extension cord plugs, even the bulkier ones.

There are 2 E-port accesses so having electricity inside won’t be an issue.

How can you make your tent and surroundings more illuminated? Check my tent lighting ideas.

Fast not complicated setup

This Teton tent is one of the fastest tents to put up that I’ve ever seen. It’s heavy but the company thought of a pole system that will enable simple pitch. I was honestly surprised when I realized how fast it was ready to use.

To pitch it up, insert the poles into the cloth pockets and then set up the top.

Then, you push down on the bar on the top called the T-1 Top Bar, place the pins, and attach the leg poles. Now, your shelter is ready.

Weather protection

It was pretty rainy when we went camping in the tent at the national park. I noticed that it didn’t leak and no rain seemed to get in, which was very good news.

Due to the storm, it was also pretty windy, and I felt like the structure was very stable, and that it would be able to withstand even more.

With the lake nearby, there was cold air coming to us during the night and also the temperatures dropped. We put our sleeping bags on top of our cots and kept the door closed.

We were pretty cozy even though it was freezing outside. This waterproof tent gets an A in my book for withstanding bad weather.

The strong flex bar support helps to hold the unit tight and steady in the winds and storms.

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The offset stitching on the binding layer prevents leaking at ground level. The built-in awning in front of the doors will protect the entrance from sun and rain.

The secret is in fibers

The unit is made of cotton fibers which means you will be staying in a natural fabric tent. When it is in contact with moisture and rain, its fibers swell to make the shelter waterproof and dry inside. This is an amazing feature to expose.

Airflow

Regarding airflow, you have mesh material on the doors, breathable material in general, and a pair of vents that you can find under the roof to make optimal ventilation.

Warranty and protection

Teton Sports products come with a limited lifetime warranty, along with excellent customer service. I’ve had questions about their products before. The representative that I spoke to was always of great help, no matter the question.

Pros & cons

These are the pros and cons of the Teton Sports Mesa 14 canvas tent that I see worth mentioning:

Pros

  • Quality made
  • Fully waterproof
  • All-year use
  • Highly breathable
  • Tall & spacious
  • Large doors
  • Easy access ports 

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Expensive

Want a smaller version?

Do you like the Mesa 14 model but would like to buy a smaller version of it?

No problem since the company sells the Mesa 10 canvas tent that has 100 ft² of space. It is appropriate for 4-6 campers; 4 for comfort and 6 campers for sleeping.

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It weighs 68 pounds, a little less than Mesa 14 unit. Its storage bag measures 38 x 15 x 10 inches.

Additional equipment

This product has good craftsmanship and is durable to withstand lots of pressure. However, if you want to protect the product’s floor additionally, I suggest that you get a Mesa 14 tent footprint.

The footprint will protect your unit’s floor (prolong its lifespan), and keep the interior cleaner and dryer. You can also use it for other events like picnics, on the beach, or hiking.

It comes with a drawstring oxford storage bag so transporting it won’t be a hassle.

What campers have to say about it

What campers expose as the best are durability, design, and waterproofness. They are pleased with the quality material, and the way a tent handles the (heavy) rain. Many of them say that the structure doesn’t leak when it rains.

People like the easy setup and how fast it dismantles.

Regarding the disadvantages, the weight isn’t something to praise but you must know that we are talking about a cotton tent that weighs more than other synthetical models on the market.

In general, they are very pleased with it and recommend getting it for your outdoor adventures with a vehicle.

Who is it for?

Teton Sports Mesa tent is made for someone who’s not going to move around often. The weight is a limiting factor, but it’s what makes the canvas tent a good shelter, instead of a run-away tumbling canvas box. It’s appropriate for people who will base camp.

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The speed of setting this creation up is neat, so if you’ve had a long day and you still need to pitch your shelter, I see it being a good fit. You can normally pitch it by yourself.

It’s made for all four seasons, including winter, so that’s another huge bonus.

Lastly, it’s just plain cool looking. I’ve seen it at the Burning Man festival and I always adored it. I’m planning to take it to some outdoor events and festivals in 2022.

Conclusion

I hope that I got enough information in this Teton Sports Mesa canvas tent review.

If I conclude, this Teton Sports cabin tent is one of the most well-made tents with exceptional craftsmanship and features that you will be happy to have while camping in nature no matter the season.

Are you thinking of getting this family tent? It is appropriate to have if you intend/want to:

  • Use it all year long
  • Camp with a vehicle
  • Have a highly breathable tent
  • Have 100% weather protection
  • Use it with your loved ones
  • Pitch it without stuggle

If you think that this might be the winner go ahead and invest in this camping unit as it will make your adventure worthwhile.

TETON Sports Mesa Canvas Tent; Waterproof, Family Tent; The Right Shelter for Your Base Camp
  • STAY DRY AND KEEP COOL: Waterproof canvas is breathable for the best all-season protection and...
  • HOME AWAY FROM HOME: Roomy tent has extra-high ceilings; Large awning protects the entry of the...
  • EXTRA WIDE DOORS: First of its kind, oversized doors allow you to move your camping gear in and out...
  • QUICKER, EASIER SET UP: Family tent has a quick and easy setup; Push down the top bar, put the pins...
  • TETON SPORTS PROMISE: Reach out to our AMAZING product support team if you have any questions or...