When renting a tent for an outdoor event, one decision that event planners often face is whether or not to include sidewalls. Tent sidewalls, also known as tent walls, are panels that attach to the sides of the tent to provide additional coverage and protection from the elements. Here are some of the pros and cons of renting sidewalls for a tent:


  • Protection from the Elements: The most obvious benefit of tent sidewalls is that they provide additional protection from wind, rain, and other weather conditions. This can be especially important for events that take place during unpredictable weather.
  • Privacy: Tent sidewalls can also provide privacy, particularly if the event is taking place in a busy or public location. They can help create a more private and intimate atmosphere for your guests.
  • Temperature control: Sidewalls can also help keep the temperature inside the tent more consistent and comfortable when paired with tent heaters.


  • Vulnerability to Flap in the Wind: Colorado is known for its wind, and a sidewall is akin to a giant sail. It will flap in the wind, and could cause annoyance inside the tent. In severe wind conditions, we reserve the ability to remove sidewalls, so the tent isn’t lost entirely.
  • Limited airflow: With sidewalls, there may be limited airflow in the tent, which can make it more stuffy and uncomfortable in warm to hot weather.
  • Setup and Take-Down: Sidewalls also take additional time to set up and take down, which may be a consideration for events with a tight timeline.

Tent with sidewalls