Some like the traditional poles better, some the internal frame. Both have up’s and downs.
This boils down to personal preference or how you are going to use the tent. For long term use a frame is more desirable as it offers an open space floor plan and more places inside the tent to hang items such as organizers and clotheslines.
For people who are packing in on Mules or ATVs the way to go would be the traditional poles. They pack down smaller and weigh about half as much.
If you want the internal frame and we are shipping the tent to you, save money and order “angles only”. We will send you a “cut list” and you can get the conduit at your local Home Depot and save a bunch on the shipping.
Here is a link to a video tour on how to set up the frame tent
Here is a link to set up instructions for the traditional poles
Complete 4 Column Internal FrameFrom: $559.00This kit comes with all the angles and poles cut to size and ready to setup. The clear space tent frames are constructed from 1" conduit. This system provides a wide open space inside your tent. It is useful when hanging items such as lanterns, clothes, towels, etc. *If ordering a complete frame for an older tent, please let us know in the ordering notes during checkout what year the tent was purchased, and the name it was purchased under. Every tent has its own individual measurements, and we will need to look those up in order to provide the best fit. If it is not for a Davis Tent, please provide the measurements of the tent by following the instructions found here: https://davistent.com/measuring-for-a-frame/ There will be an additional 20% charge on Internal Frames not made for a Davis Tent.
Traditional Pole SystemFrom: $100.00This system sets up quickly and can be done by one person. Poles are made from 1-3/8" galvanized steel. Comes complete with ridge pole, uprights and wall poles all in a carrying bag and can be packed horseback. Must be seen to fully appreciate how functional this system is. A setup video can be found here..