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Introducing The Buffalo Tent

The Buffalo Tent is a state-of-the-art shelter inspired by the structural design that has served nomadic people well for thousands of years—a triangular pyramid-like dwelling. Think tipi (sometimes called a tepee), yurt, or lesser-known shelters like the Scandinavian goahti.

For the contemporary nomad, the experience is everything. And home, however temporary, should truly feel like home.

The Buffalo Tent is a shelter, sanctuary, chill-out space… whatever you bring to it.

Choose a finish

The Buffalo Tent Space Gray The Buffalo Tent Whiteout

Choose from 2 sizes



The Buffalo Tent weighs only 44 pounds, making it very easy to transport, unload, and position on site. Because the fabric is already attached to the frame, the strike time is only a minute for two people and about two minutes for a single person. It has several setup types, depending on the environment. Putting the shelter away is a matter of sliding the legs up and sliding it into a bag only slightly larger than a golf club bag. It’s designed to fit in most car trunks, and be checkable as luggage.



There is no center pole but when the frame is reinforced with the provided pins the shelter has the capability of allowing 250 lbs to be suspended from the frame. This could be your luggage, a person on a silk, a light, or anything else you dream up.

Environment Tested

The Buffalo Tent has been tested at Burning Man, the beach, in the snow, the rain, the wind, the heat… In each case we learned from the environment and improved the design. You’re buying a travel shelter that’s ready for you.

No trip design

No-trip design

The Buffalo Tent was designed to minimize the trip hazards associated with most tents. There are no required guy wires and the floor height at the doors has been lowered to mitigate tripping.

Beat the heat

With the additional reflective cover (what we call the jacket) the tent stays comfortable during extreme heat conditions is comfortable. Add a small AC unit to maximize the room’s comfort during even the fiercest heat conditions.


The Buffalo Tent comes with a custom-designed AC hookup vent which grew out of our experience at fiercely hot desert festivals. Compatible with wall-mounted and free-standing units, the vent allows for easy installation of AC to keep your tent comfortably chilly during long-term use.

Air Flow

With a giant door and 4 large windows, The Buffalo Tent allows copious amounts of air in to keep you comfortable while camping.

Fully removable floor

The Buffalo Tent and The Buffalo Tent Mini feature a fully removable floor. Clean out the tent with ease, set it up without the floor for a sunshade at the beach.


The Buffalo Tent is made from an array of high-tech materials. The poles are custom-designed unidirectional carbon fibre tubes. The central hub that connects them is cast aluminium. The fabric features a military-grade coating that is water and flame resistant, and blocks UV rays. In addition the rainfly is completely blackout.

Carbon Composite Legs


Our telescopic legs are made out of unidirectional carbon fiber, which gives them superior strength—stronger, in fact, than steel— at a light, transportable weight. The Buffalo Tent has been rigorously tested for load capabilities, resulting in an unprecedented load rating for freestanding tent.

Anodized Hub


The center point of the shelter, the hub is carefully cast in aluminum and anodized. It’s decorated with laser-etched art at our facility in California to create a product look unique to Alien Buffalo.


The Buffalo Tent is made from two different types of fabric. The floor is made from super-durable, 400 denier pack cloth. This gives it the necessary strength to withstand rigorous use. The body of the shelter is made from lightweight nylon ripstop–a material that’s reinforced to prevent tearing– to achieve high strength while minimizing weight. All of the fabrics are coated for water resistance to to meet CPIA-84 requirements.


We use high quality thread during production, including a unique thread that automatically seals the shelter seams when they get wet. This thread is used by the military, instead of water sealing their seams and allows the shelter to remain breathable during dry periods.


Live larger

Combine The Buffalo Tent together with your RV or trailer for easy additional space. When you are not using The Buffalo Tent easily store it out of the way.

RV Add-on
NOTE – Images on this page may not reflect current products. Please refere to our shop for the latest tent colors and design.


The Buffalo Tent


Peak Height: 9’3″ (282 cm)
Total Width: 206″ (523 cm)
Side Length: 130″ (330 cm)
Floor Area: 204 sq. ft. (19 sq. m)
Standing Area Over 6 ft: 66 sq. ft. (6.13 sq. m)
Vertical Door Height: 5’8″ (173 cm)
Weight: 44 lbs (20 kg)
Packed Weight: 49 lbs (22 kg)
Packed Size: 18X55” Cylinder (46×140 cm)
Sleeping Capacity: 14 people playing sardines or 4 very comfortable couples
Number of Doors: 1
Vents: 4 + Door
AC Ducts: Ducted and Non-Ducted
Frame weight load limit: 250 lbs (113 kg)
Seasons: 4
Pole Material: Carbon fiber composite
Floor Fabric: 400D Nylon Packcloth
Wall Fabric: Nylon Ripstop
Design Type: Freestanding

The Buffalo Tent Mini Specs

Buffalo Tent Mini


Peak Height: 6’10″ (208 cm)
Total Width: 165″ (419 cm)
Side Length: 102″ (259 cm)
Floor Area: 124 sq. ft. (11.5 sq. m)
Area Over 4 ft: 24 sq. ft. (2.3 sq. m)
Weight: 30 lbs (13.6 kg)
Packed Weight: 35 lbs (15.9 cm)
Packed Size: 12X52” Cylinder (30×132 cm)
Sleeping Capacity: 8 sardines or 2 comfortable couples
Number of Doors: 1
Vents: 4 + Door
AC Ducts: None
Seasons: 4
Pole Material: Carbon fiber composite
Floor Fabric: 400D Nylon Packcloth
Wall Fabric: Nylon Ripstop
Design Type: Freestanding

The Buffalo Tent & Buffalo Tent Mini Features

  • Made from fire retardant nylon ripstop
  • Lightweight carbon fiber composite frame
  • Water resistant
  • Screen Doors and vents
  • Removable Floor
  • Packed tent fits in most sedan trunks
  • Lightweight
  • Large interior space
  • Easy to repair
  • Best ventilation in the market
  • Blackout and reversible
  • Metalized coating
  • Extremely large door orientation gives all sleepers access to the door without crawling
  • Coated 400-denier polyester oxford floor abrasion-and-puncture-resistant.
  • Full-coverage polyester ripstop resistant to scratching and UV rays.
  • No center pole for support