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OneTigris Backwoods Bungalow vs WhiteHills Backwoods Bungalow

OneTigris Backwoods Bungalow vs WhiteHills Backwoods Bungalow spec comparison

These two Backwoods Bungalow tents have taken their design from the classic baker tent. They are cost effective shelters, ideal for bushcraft and wild-camping in the woods. We are not sure who created their baker tent first – whether it was OneTigris or WhiteHills, however, if you’re thinking of buying one it may be worth checking out this OneTigris Backwoods Bungalow vs WhiteHills Backwoods Bungalow spec comparison to see how these two compare.

What is a baker tent?

The baker tent, often called a campfire tent, is a classic shelter which has a sleeping compartment and a lift-up awning to enable you to enjoy the natural surroundings by day and a campfire by night. Ideal for bushcraft and wild-camping in the woods, the baker tent is the perfect tent/tarp crossover. There are a number of variations available and they can be made from a number of materials including canvas, polyester and nylon.

The modern style baker tents we are looking at today are still ideal for bushcraft and wild-camping trips where you want to get close to nature. They still have the sleeping compartment and a large front door that can be supported as an awning to make a sunshade, or protect you from the rain (to some extent – it wouldn’t work against driving rain if it was windy).

Key things you need to know before buying the OneTigris Backwoods Bungalow or the WhiteHills Backwoods Bungalow:

  • They are 1-2 person tents.
  • They are single wall tents with a double layer entrance. Therefore you need to watch out for the dreaded condensation. This can be minimised by keeping the huge front door open where possible and sleeping with just the bug mesh door closed. These tents have stacks of ventilation when the ‘awning’ is up.
  • This style of tent is quite good for tall people because the end walls are vertical. So the internal measurement you see should be the usable length you actually get.
  • Poles are not included with these tents. You can use a couple of branches, a ridge-line if in the woods, walking poles, or you could use some aluminium adjustable tarp poles. You also need to support the door if you’re going to have that set up as an awning. Again you can use branches, walking poles, tarp poles, or if in a woodland you could of course tie them off to trees.

Let’s take a look at the specs of these two tents.


OneTigris Backwoods Bungalow vs WhiteHills Backwoods Bungalow – spec comparison

OneTigris Backwoods Bungalow 2.0

OneTigris Backwoods Bungalow

Type:
Single wall tent with a double layer entrance.

Dimensions:
L 210cm (6.8ft) x W 125cm (4.1ft) x H 115cm (3.7ft)

OneTigris Backwoods Bungalow dimensions

Weight:
1450g (3.2Ib)

Fabric:
75D ripstop nylon (possibly with a PU coating – it’s unclear) and mesh
YKK zippers

Waterproof:
1500mm HH

Poles:
Not included

Seams:
Unclear whether they have been seam-sealed or not. Some descriptions say they have, but some don’t mention it. If we recall correctly, the first version of the OneTigris Backwoods Bungalow was not seam-sealed which was a problem in the rain. This second version we are discussing here does seem to have at least some seam-sealing.

Seasons:
3

What’s included:
Tent, 10 tent pegs, 6 guy-lines and a nylon stuff sack

Pack size:
40cm (15.7”) x 20cm (7.8”)

Colours:
Coyote Brown; OD Green

Where can I buy it?
AMAZON.CO.UK – CHECK PRICE
AMAZON.COM – CHECK PRICE


WhiteHills Backwoods Bungalow

WhiteHills Backwoods Bungalow

Type:
Single wall tent with a double layer entrance.

Dimensions:
L 210cm (6.8ft) x W 125cm (4.1ft) x H 115cm (3.7ft)

Weight:
1542g (3.4Ib)

Fabric:
Tent: ripstop 210T polyester
Mesh door: B3 No-see-um mesh
Tent floor: polyester
SBS #5 waterproof zippers

Waterproof:
3000mm HH

Poles:
Not included

Seams:
Seam-sealed

Whitehills Backwoods Bungalow camo

Seasons:
3

What’s included:
Tent, 13 tent pegs, 5 guy-lines and a stuff sack

Pack size:
Not stated

Colours:
Camo; Black

Where can I buy it?
AMAZON.CO.UK – CHECK PRICE
AMAZON.COM – CHECK PRICE


OneTigris Backwoods Bungalow vs WhiteHills Backwoods Bungalow – key differences:

  • The OneTigris Backwoods Bungalow is made from 75D ripstop nylon whereas the WhiteHills Backwoods Bungalow is made from ripstop 210T polyester making the latter a little heavier (the weight difference is negligible) but giving a higher waterproof rating.
  • The OneTigris Backwoods Bungalow has a lower waterproof HH rating of 1500mm compared to the WhiteHills Backwoods Bungalow which has a waterproof HH rating of 3000mm.
  • The WhiteHills Backwoods Bungalow has been fully seam-sealed whereas the OneTigris Backwoods Bungalow doesn’t appear to have been.

So there you go – a OneTigris Backwoods Bungalow vs WhiteHills Backwoods Bungalow spec comparison. On paper, the WhiteHills Backwoods Bungalow appears to be the one that will perform better in wet weather. However, it’s worth noting that the HH waterproof ratings don’t always translate literally to how waterproof a tent is. For example, MSR tents tend to have low HH waterproof ratings of 1200mm or 1500mm yet it’s rare that you will hear of people complaining about them leaking. Some of it is down to the build quality and components used.

Since we have discussed OneTigris here, you may be also interested in checking out the spec of the OneTigris Cosmitto backpacking tent, which is a well respected bit of kit.

If you have any comments or additional information about either of these tents please leave a comment below.

General disclaimer: This article has been compiled on a best effort basis from research on the manufacturers’ own websites. We do not guarantee the information/data we have given is correct and cannot be held responsible for incorrect information. Always do your own spec checks before making a purchase.

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Disclaimer

The specs in our articles have been compiled on a best effort basis from research on the manufacturers’ own websites, and on other websites selling the products. We do not guarantee the data we have given is correct and cannot be held responsible for incorrect information. Always do your own spec checks before making a purchase.