Available to rent in the U.S. for the first time, Denver-based EPS-Doublet’s (800.227.0337, epsdoublet.com) Stretch Tent line, manufactured by RHI Tents in South Africa, is made with waterproof stretch fabric. Larger tents can have sides up or down, while poles can be repositioned to accommodate more guests; units can also be wrapped around trees, rocks, and walls. The tents can be custom-colored and printed.
Tent companies cite an increase in requests for the Arcum tent, which has an arched beam and provides an alternative look to the traditional clearspan structure. Hollywood Tentworks in Pacoima, California, constructed an Arcum tent at L.A. Live for the 2011 N.B.A. All-Star Game.