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March 06, 2018Best In Tents

Purchasing any event tent is a big investment. It’s important to find a tent manufacturer you know will provide a stellar product, but it can be difficult to know for sure where to which seller is the best for your event tent. Buying American-made tents can ensure you get exactly what you’re looking for, including style, price, and quality. Keep reading to learn more about purchasing an event tent, and the benefits of buying American-made products. 

Benefits of Buying American Made Products

Benefits of Buying American Made Tents

There are many international tent manufacturers you could choose from. Why buy American-made tents? Here are the biggest benefits: 

Local Business

Supporting local businesses has never been more important. By purchasing American-made tents, you are supporting a business in your area. Even if they aren’t in your town or state, supporting an American business helps to stimulate the local economy and keep these important businesses in operation. You will know who you’re working with, where your product is coming from, and know that your investment helped support a local business. 

Faster Shipping

No one likes to pay hefty fees and wait weeks or months for international shipping. Ordering American-made tents solves this problem. Ordering from an American tent manufacturer will be your best choice if you want to save money and get your event tent as soon as possible. If your event is coming up and you need a tent asap, ordering from an American Tent manufacturer will ensure you get your event tent when you need it. 

Better Quality

Perhaps one of the best benefits of buying American-made products is the quality. You never know the quality of your event tent when ordering internationally. Because American products tend to have more tent quality control, you won’t have to worry about receiving a cheap, easily broken product. 

Tent Quality Control

Not all event tents are created equally. Sure, you might find a great deal on a cheap tent from an international manufacturer, but will it be the quality you need? Purchasing American-made tents with higher tent quality control will ensure your tent looks fantastic and works for years to come.

Here’s what to look for to ensure your tent is of the best quality:


Materials for American Made Tents

Safety is of utmost importance when it comes to throwing any event, large or small. Not only should your tent be waterproof, but it should also be fire-resistant as well. Coated vinyl is one of the most popular tent fabrics for American-made tents that will protect you and your guests from the rain, as well as providing an extra level of security, being fire and mildew resistant. 

Seams and Stitching

Tent seams and tent stitches are common places for leaking to occur in cheaper event tents made outside of the USA. Buying an American-made tent with the proper reinforcement to cover seams will ensure that your tent will be 100% waterproof.

Inner Tent Canvas

Don’t skimp on a cheaper tent with lesser-quality materials because you’ll be able to see it as well as feel it when your tent starts leaking or worse. American-made tents will have a quality canvas that will ensure your tent functions properly and looks beautiful. 


As the foundation for an event tent, a high-quality frame is essential. Look for American-made tents with aluminum or steel frames for the best quality. These frames are sturdy, mildew resistant, and strong enough to ensure your frame tent withstands whatever harsh weather comes its way. 


Along with the general frame of your tent, tent poles are also important to ensure they are made with high-quality materials. Aluminum tent poles, as well as steel tent poles, are heavy-duty and ensure your tent is sturdy and can withstand inclement weather.

Fastening: Stakes and Pegs

Stakes for American Made Tents

Securing your tent properly is essential in ensuring your event is safe for yourself and your guests. It’s not a good idea to buy a tent without the proper stakes, as well as tent rope fasteners to help properly secure your tent. High-quality tent fasteners will ensure your setup goes quickly and your tent is safely secured.


Tent setup can be a nightmare if you order a cheap, wholesale tent. Your tent should have push buttons that are not only high-quality but easy to get in place and takedown at the end of your event. An American-made tent with easy-release push buttons and similar technology will make your setup and teardown a breeze. 

Ropes, Webbing Bands, Toggles, Loops, Reinforcement Nettings

Yes, even the ropes used to secure your event tent need to be high quality. If not, you’ll be stuck having to replace them over and over when they fray or break, costing you more in the long run. Look for American-made tents with reinforced grommets, ropes, and anything else used to secure your tent canopy to your frame properly. 


Tent pole connectors are an integral part of your tent frame. Working to keep your tent together, it’s important that your tent frame connectors are sturdy and function properly. Cheap materials can mean your canopy tent connectors will bend easily and become unusable, or they might not even be able to support your tent when you set it up. High-quality steel or aluminum is what you will need. 


Tent walls with windows can really open up your venue and make it less enclosed when you have sidewalls installed. These windows need to be made of sturdy material that won’t leak or break away from your tent canvas. A high-quality American made tent wall with windows will look fantastic and keep you secure and dry.


American Made Tent Sidewalls

Tent sidewalls are a wonderful addition to any event tent. They help create a more enclosed structure and give temporary walls to your tent. Sidewalls from international manufacturers may run the risk of being made in the incorrect size to connect to your event tent. Choosing American-made sidewalls will ensure you get something made universally for whatever tent you have. 


Tent flooring can be a focal point for your tent and allow for a night of entertainment where your guests can dance. This won’t be a fun occasion if you use cheap flooring, however. Don’t run the risk of your dance floor-breaking and someone getting injured. An American-made floor will be sturdy and keep your guests dancing all night long. 

Other Tent Parts To Look For

  • Ridges
  • Glides 
  • Bolts
  • Joints
  • Eyelets 
  • Zips
  • Adjusters
  • Base plates

Qualities That Make American Tents Stand Out

Qualities That Make American Tents Stand Out

  • Outer-tent guy points
  • Dimensional tolerance
  • Reinforcements
  • Ventilation
  • Long storage 


No matter what kind of outdoor event you’re planning, finding the perfect event tent will go a long way to make it unforgettable. Ensure your experience is everything you’re dreaming of by investing in a high-quality event tent that will last for years. If you are looking for gorgeous American-made tents at a great cost, American Tent has everything you need. View our products and see for yourself! 

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Tony Ehrbar

Owner & CEO

Tony's entrepreneurial spirit is woven into the fabric of American Tent (an Inc 5000 company), shaped by his experience running a successful event venue & tent rental service. His recognition as the Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2019 is a testament to his impact & dedication to his community. As the Co-founder and CEO of Renegade Plastics, Tony is leading initiatives in the tent industry to integrate eco-friendly, recyclable materials. Contributing as a board member for the Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) & the Green Bay Area Public Schools Foundation and being featured by Entrepreneur, Oracle, & Modern Weddings, Tony plays a pivotal role in enhancing the growth and success of the textile industry.

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