4 Person Tipi

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Built to Order
Lightweight Backpacking
Group Backpacking
4-6 lbs
Occupancy With Stove:
Nest or Liner Available:
Two Person Nest
Nest or Liner Available:
Half Liner
3 weeks
LT-4 Person Tipi - Olive Green, With Door Screens:
3 weeks
LT-4 Person Tipi - Olive Green, No Door Screens:
3 weeks
LT-4 Person Tipi - Brown, With Door Screens:
3 weeks
LT-4 Person Tipi - Brown, No Door Screens:
3 weeks
LT-Factory Seam Sealing:
1 week
LT-4 Person Half Liner:
2 weeks

The Four Person Tipi is roomy and storm worthy.  Extremely lightweight for the square footage, this tipi is a palace for solo use.  It is capable of sleeping up to four with minimal gear, but it is better suited to the luxurious solo trekker, or for two with late season or winter gear.

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


  • Weight:
    • Canopy - 53 oz / 3 lb 5 oz
    • Complete weight - canopy, stakes, carbon pole - 76 oz / 4 lb 12 oz
    • Dual screens add 7 oz
  • Dimensions:
    • Height 6' 10″
    • Diameter 11' 10"
    • 115 sq ft


  • Sleeps 4 without stove
  • Sleeps 2 with stove
  • Sleeps 1-2 ultralight short cots with a stove
  • Need one size smaller?  See the Cimarron
  • Need one size bigger?  See the 6 Person Tipi


  • Shelter canopy
  • Stove jack with rain flap
  • Carbon Pole - 5 sections 
  • 20 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.


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 1 week)(if we seal the shelter it will be shipped without extra tubes of sealant):

Seam Sealing Service

  • The 4 Person Tipi includes enough seam sealer to seal the entire tipi.  
  • Pitch the shelter normally and seal the outside 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.




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.

4 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.

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  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on 22nd Nov 2017

    I was highly impressed with the craftsmanship. The materials were fantastic. For those who like carbon fiber, the pole is great, it’s not my preference. I’m 6’5” and the Tipi was tall enough however, I ultimately needed more sq ft and went with the RedCliff. This Tipi 4 is great for 2 averaged sized folks with gear; however, my hunting partner and I are y’all dudes who pack for the unexpected. Just needed more space for us and I’ll soon be having my 11 year old out there

  • 5
    Perfect Shelter

    Posted by Shaun on 12th Oct 2017

    After a solid year of researching shelters, I finally decided on the SO 4-man Tipi....and I cannot be happier. At 6'4" I was looking for a tent that would allow me room to stand up, offered an option for a stove, and if needed could fit another hunter with gear. This Tipi delivers on and excels in all those requirements! My first trip with it was a three day trip to the Shenandoah, it was unseasonably warm, not a problem, with the sewn-in screen doors, I left them open and got a breeze going through the tent when needed. Hopefully, for my next trip the temps will finally drop and I can test out the stove option. For my fellow east coast guys, I know the number one question is the "what about bugs"...it honestly was not a problem. For the space to weight this Tipi offers, it is hard to beat.

  • 5
    Lightweight, Spacious & Simple

    Posted by James G Barker on 5th Feb 2017

    This pass weekend I had a chance to set this shelter up paired with the SXL Titanium Stove. This shelter was extremely spacious, I plan to use this for 2 people and gear. The set up is simple stake the outside perimeter and assemble the carbon fiber pole and its done. Once its up to get addition room there are loops all the way around you can tie out. I will use those loops to give extra room if sleeping more than 2 people or use in heavy winds or snowfall. For 2 people and all their winter gear I see this being the perfect size and very spacious. I'm impressed and happy with it and will use this for my winter and shoulder season go to shelter for sure.

  • 4
    Great shelter

    Posted by Steve on 23rd Dec 2016

    After a little more than a year,i can say this is a great shelter,strong and lightweight,having a stove change my camping style,love this thing and customer service from SO is amazing.
    I am from Quebec,Canada and i use my 4 man for camping with my wife and my girl and our Lab dog also for hunting,fishing.Good for 2 with a stove and a lot of gear,good for 3-4 peoples in summer.My next shelter is a LBO.

  • 5

    Posted by John P. on 11th Sep 2016

    I posted an unboxing review and said I would get back and after a year of use, here I am. Purchase every thing they have to offer for the tipi the floor, the screens on the doors, the half nests purchase it all at once because if you are a 4 season camper like myself it will make your life so much easyer. My best trip with my tipi was in Feb when the east cost got 4 feet of snow. Eastern wv. Snow shoeing the weather turned up and all mother nature had to offer in dolly sods came at me. The tipi was strong was sturdy and held up in some brutal winds. Great product from some amazing people.

    The bad... this is not a quick set up.
    It took a strenuous 2 hr in a blizzard like conditions, with only 15 feet of visibility. To get the tipi up. Once the stove was fired and wood collected though I was able to keep the stove rocking all night and sleep with a wool blanket only, in the tipi wile outside was negative 45 to 55 with wind chill.

  • 5
    Beyond excellent

    Posted by Brandon on 7th Sep 2016

    I received my 4 man tipi exactly when I was supposed to and all communications were timely. I was nicely surprised at the good quality of the bag that the tipi came in. Nice lightweight carbon fiber pole and steaks work great.

    Setup of the tipi took me a few times (learning curve), I also chose to put it up on a very windy day and the tipi didn't budge an inch. Seam sealed the inside and outside seams and I appreciate the cost affects of doing it myself rather than paying for it.
    I am very pleased with the ample amount of room inside with my stove and chimney.
    I would recommend this tipi to anyone looking for room, quality, and being lightweight.

  • 5
    Excellent quality and design.

    Posted by Mike on 23rd Aug 2016

    Received my tipi exactly 5 days after placing my order. Could not be any happier with the product. Workmanship is outstanding. I ordered the medium stove as well. The stove is perfect.

  • 5
    Quality Product!

    Posted by Unknown on 4th Jun 2016

    If you are on the fence about buying from this company, the quality is outstanding.

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on 7th Dec 2015

    Top quality from top to bottom