Whelen Lean-To (Nylon)

(4 customer reviews)


SKU: WL333 Category: Tags: , , ,



This lean-to patterned after the Whelen lean-to of long ago, is as it was then an excellent shelter in the wilderness. The largest difference comes from modern materials and production methods, which allows us to make this tent at a total weight of 3 lbs. in nylon, in a 4″x12″ package. Built to be supported by a line strung between two trees in front of a fire. The slanted walls reflect all the heat on the occupants making a crisp fall night a joy to be alive. Ample room for two people and their gear. As each tent is made to order please allow 4-6 weeks for production. Production times may vary if you have questions please call or email.

Details: Rip-stop nylon, Colors: Red, Green or Blue, 3 lbs.
Cat. No. WL333

Price: 150.00

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 4 in

Red, Green, Blue

4 reviews for Whelen Lean-To (Nylon)

  1. swipenudes.net

    Colonel Townsend Whelen designed a tent he called the Hunters lean-to Tent in 1925.

  2. Tom Rose

    Excellent piece of gear. Will keep you warm and dry. Lighten your load using the traditional heat source of a fire. Functions as a reflector oven for humans, their gear, and dogs. You can get up and out quick if there is a Grizz in camp. I’ve been doing backpacking trips with one for years, my guests are always impressed with the practicality of my Whelen in the real world. The ability to dry socks and other gear rapidly cannot be underestimated. Sets up very quickly.

  3. Lee (verified owner)

    Just received the nylon Whelen Lean-to, set it up in the backyard. My initial impression is that it is of excellent quality. Good stitching, with appropriate reinforcements, and the nylon has a very nice feel. I like that it fits easily in the stuff sack with room to spare for stakes and cordage (not included). The current price of $150 is a great value for a U.S. made specialty item. I’m very pleased.

  4. Greg Greaves (verified owner)

    This is a very well made and durable whelen. It my favourite shoulder season shelter now. Holds a nice bubble of heat inside when used with a fire out front. It rolls up pretty small and doesn’t take up much space in the pack either.

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