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    The 16 Person Lightweight Tipi is perfect for cots, basecamps, horse packing, or weight restricted bush flights where you need a lot of space and pounds are precious.  This hot tent will sleep 16 without a stove, 7 with a stove, and will fit 4-6 standard cots. 

    Handmade in Grand Junction, CO.


    • Ultra HD Tent Fabric
    • Sod Skirt
    • SO Stake Loops
    • Guyout Loops
    • Flexi-Pitch
    • Dual Zippered Doors With Rain Flaps
    • Stove Jack With Rain Flap
    • Peak Vent
    • Hang Loops


    Made in the U.S.A from the best materials sourced both domestic and globally 


    • Weight:
      • Canopy - 120 oz / 7 lb 8 oz
      • Updated Complete weight - canopy, stakes, aluminum pole - 214 oz / 13 lb 6 oz
      • Dual screens add 40 oz
    • Dimensions:
      • Height 10' 6"
      • Diameter 21'
      • 345 sq ft
      • Sitting Room (Area taller than 36") - 177 sqft
      • Standing Room (Area taller than 6 ft) - 127 sqft
    • Fabric Specs:
    • 30D Cordura Spec Ripstop Double Coated Silnylon with waterproof rating of 3000-4000 mm hydrostatic head
    • Stove Recommendation - XL or Big Mama with 12 feet of pipe.


    • Sleeps 16 without stove
    • Sleeps 7 with stove
    • Sleeps 4-6 standard cots with a stove
    • Need one size smaller?  See the 12 Person Tipi
    • Need one size bigger?  See the 24 Person Tipi


    • Shelter canopy
    • Stove jack with rain flap
    • Aluminum Pole - 7 sections
    • NEW For 2021: We now send this tent with 15 twisted stakes and 15 standard stakes.
    • Enough seam sealer to seal the shelter (If you pay us to seal it it will not come with sealer)

    Pitch Instructions:

    For detailed pitching instructions please read our detailed Pitch Instructions.


    Read Knots You Should Know to learn our favorite ways of rigging cordage to perform tasks.  The most common tasks you'll need to do are:
    • Putting a Prusik On The Pole to pitch a nest or rig a dryline for hanging gear. 
    • Tying guyline or mainline to a tree or branch. 
    • Connecting line to a guyout. 
    • Tying off to a stake. 


    For detailed instructions on how to seal your Tipi, including detailed photos, read Tipi Seam Sealing Step by Step Guide

    For best results we recommend seam-sealing your tent.  You can do it at home or have us do it for you (adds up to one week)(if we seal the shelter it will be shipped without extra tubes of sealant):

    To learn how to seal your shelter the correct way, read our Seam Sealing Instructions.

    Seam Sealing Service

    • The 16 Person includes enough to seal the entire tipi with a tube left over.  
    • Seal the outside seams, but do it from the inside - pitching the tipi inside out allows you to reach all of the seams.  
    • The easy way to seal is to run a thin bead of sealant along the seam, then press it in with a finger, wiping the excess on a paper towel.
    • Alternatively, you can use an acid brush from a hardware store to spread the sealant.



    Intro to Hot Tents:

    The most common questions we get about hot tents are:

    • How do you not burn the tent down?  
      • The stove jack is a high temp fiberglass material rated to several thousand degrees.  The tent material never touches the hot pipe.  You can get pinholes from floating embers, but a small dab of silicone seals the pinhole and doesn't hurt the shelter.
    • How does a floorless shelter work in wet weather?
      • Really darn well.  Don't pitch in a depression obviously, but the ground inside dries out quickly, and it's super convenient to just walk in with muddy shoes (or dogs) and not worry about getting your floor dirty.
    • What about condensation?
    • What about carbon monoxide?
      • It's truly not a concern.  We include a peak vent, plus the shelter will draw air through the zipper and under the sod skirt.  If you're still concerned, leave a door unzipped 8" or so at the bottom to allow more venting.

    16 Person Standing / Sitting 360 VR



    Defects in manufacturing and material for the practical lifetime of the product. Damage due to wear and tear or misuse will be repaired for a reasonable charge.