Our Tipis

Our Tipis

Tentipi Premium Structures

We only ever use Genuine Tentipi products, simply because they’re the best Tipi structures available.  That’s a bold claim, which is backed up with some rigorous testing and commitment that was the goal of their founder Bengt Grahn – the guy who invented giant, linkable Nordic Tipis 30 years ago (he’s still overseeing things today).  Born and raised in Lapland, Bengt (CEO of Tentipi) has one mission, to make the best tents possible.

You can watch a short video which shows just how they produce these premium structures here

Tested To Destruction

Because they test their tents to destruction, they can create detailed structural calculations for single and linked tents.  Their Nordic tipis are designed and developed in Lapland, they really have been tried and tested in the rigours of a harsh environment.  They have always held proper respect to the Sami kåta, the structure on which they are based. Authentic to the core.

Specially Developed Fabrics

They don’t use off-the-shelf fabric for their tents but have instead developed a unique fabric which has the greatest waterproofing in the industry to keep you and your guests dry.  This fabric also has inherent fireproofing, which does not degrade over time and therefore does not need reproofing or replacing – the very best safety measures.

Sustainable Timber – Chemical Free

A specific species of Spruce is used, which is cut from the forests in Northern Sweden. It’s immensely strong and flexible and doesn’t need any unpleasant chemical preservatives to prevent rot.  The de-barked poles have a delightful natural look, avoiding any artificial staining or colouring common in processed timbers. Every pole is unique, as nature intended, an intrinsic part of the character of a Tipi.  This is then lab-tested to measure its various characteristics, helping to build the strongest structures available.

WallFlex™ Modular System

By using the modular system of walls and wooden doors, we can make various combinations to create dozens of different effects on single and linked Stratus tents.  Tentipi’s WallFlex™ system allows for dozens of ways to extend the use of our Tipis.  Because WallFlex is modular, you can link the different components in many different ways.  A Stratus can be enclosed with any combination of clear PVC and canvas Walls.

Stronger & More Robust

It’s about much more than a few sums looking at a single tipi with all its sides down.  It about considering every combination of “sides up” and “sides down”, and looking at every linking technique in detail.  Each configuration has a different wind loading, and different pull out forces and ballast requirements.  Tentipi conduct in-depth testing and research, which along with their passion for what they do, puts them as the very best available structures you can find.   They are the only products to have the unique patent-pending TipiStar™ which increases the wind rating of their compatible structures from 42 miles per hour to 62 miles per hour.    There are cheaper products on the market, however, we would never compromise with your event, only the best will do and so, we won’t use anything else.

Finally, “A Little History of the Tipi”

Tipis, tepee, or teepee – there’s actually no wrong or right way to spell it! Tipis were traditionally made of animal skins upon wooden poles and used by people of the Great Plains and Canadian Prairies of North America, and were built to be durable throughout all kinds of weather conditions. Our tipis are built for the exact same purpose – to keep you toasty in the colder months and cooler in the warmer seasons! The word ‘tipi’ actually comes from the Lakota language: a language used by Native American tribes spreading North and South Dakota – the word ‘thipi’ meaning a “dwelling” or “to dwell”.

Please feel free to browse through and give us a call or send us a quick email if you need any advice. We’ll happily talk you through the best options.