Made in America: Kirkham's Springbar tent

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) – ABC4 continues our look at Utah companies keeping jobs and money in Utah. A favorite for the outdoor lovers, about 60 years ago a Salt Lake City man came up with the idea for the Springbar tent forever changing the camping world.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) – ABC 4 continues our look at Utah companies keeping jobs and money in Utah. A favorite for the outdoor lovers, about 60 years ago a Salt Lake City man came up with the idea for the Springbar tent forever changing the camping world.

The tents are made completely in their Sugarhouse facility. Each piece of canvas, zipper and pole put together by hand.

The tent we see today, started with an idea from Jack Kirkham’s father in 1944. Jack now owns the store offering all your camping needs and the Kirkham Springbar.

Kirkham said, “My father ultimately came up with the product that was better quality and easier to set up more suited for the camping we do in Utah.”

That idea of giving what Utah what Utahns want rules Kirkham’s today. But it’s not just the Beehive state enjoying the Springbar.

Kirkham said, “We have sent tents to Asia, Australia, England and places like that.”

While Kirkham’s is the only place you can get the Springbar, their website fills the gap.

Kirkham said, “It’s such a high quality tent and a lot of cost in the labor, we find selling the tent direct makes it reasonably affordable.”

When it comes to where you spend your money, Kirkham’s hopes you will treat your local Utah companies well.

Kirkham said, “It adds distinction and interest to the whole mix of retailing, I think its important to have people like us.”

Supporting local families and our Utah community, Made in America.



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