What is the difference between a pole tent and a frame tent?

Pole Tents have center poles and require staking at every pole. These tents are light weight tension structures for grass installations. Pole Tents are ideal for shade or light rain but are not suited for windy or extreme weather conditions. Frame tents have no center poles so you have more room under the tent and only require staking on the corners and certain mid-poles depending on the tent size and installation location. Frame tents are free standing structures which may be installed on a variety of surfaces and installation comes standard. Although frame tents are free standing structures they do still require staking or weighting to ensure safety.