6 Person Tipi

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Built to order
Pack Animal Camps
Group Backpacking
6-8 lbs
Occupancy With Stove:
Nest or Liner Available:
Half Nest
Nest or Liner Available:
Two Person Nest
Nest or Liner Available:
Half Liner
3 weeks
LT-6 Person Tipi - Olive Green, With Door Screens:
3 weeks
LT-6 Person Tipi - Olive Green, No Door Screens:
3 weeks
LT-6 Person Tipi - Brown, With Door Screens:
3 weeks
LT-6 Person Tipi - Brown, No Door Screens:
3 weeks
LT-Factory Seam Sealing:
1 week
LT-Carbon Center Pole (6 and 8):
2 weeks

The Six Person Lightweight Tipi is a backcountry palace that sleeps six in the summer or three plus a stove with headroom to spare.  The conical tipi shape sheds wind from any direction and is extremely weather worthy.  Great for family camping, late season hunting, or winter adventures. 

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 - 59 oz / 3 lb 11 oz
    • Complete weight - canopy, stakes, aluminum pole - 104 oz / 6 lb 8 oz
    • Dual screens add 14 oz
    • Carbon Pole saves 11 oz
  • Dimensions:
    • Height 7’10″
    • Diameter 14’0″
    • 150 sq ft


  • Sleeps 6 without stove
  • Sleeps 3 with stove
  • Sleeps 2-3 ultralight short cots with a stove
  • Need one size smaller?  See the 4 Person Tipi
  • Need one size bigger?  See the 8 Person Tipi
  • Similar size in a pyramid shape?  Redcliff


  • Shelter canopy
  • Stove jack with rain flap
  • Aluminum Pole - 6 sections (6 & 8 poles are the same - flip the adjuster section to shorten or lengthen)
  • 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 6 Person comes with enough seam sealer 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.




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.

6 Person Standing / Sitting 360 VR

6 Person 360 Look Around

6 Person 360 Look Around

Fabric Details: 

We use Cordura spec Ultralight silicone impregnated 30 Denier ripstop nylon with a Hydrostatic Head rating of 3000 MM. Strong and Light, this is a high performance fabric.  



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
    Awesome tipi/ great quality

    Posted by Jon Anderson on 12th Apr 2019

    I have had the 6 man tipi and the SXL stove for a few years now, I absolutely love it!! I set it up on Yellowstone lake in a remote camp site, let me tell you we had some major wind throughout the night. Numerous times I thought it would blow away. I thought great my new expensive tipi is going out into the lake and I will never find it again. Nope it held strong and handled the wind without a problem. I had to make my own stakes as we were in sand, the stakes that come with the tipi are great but not meant for sand. I was really glad for the oversized loops as the allowed me to make some large stakes from branches. I have also on multiple occasions used the stove on nights that got below 20 degrees, a complete game changer. Also the stove really helps dry up any condensation. If your on the fence trust me Seekoutside builds great products. Now I’m hooked and want their Diamond fly tarp.

  • 5
    Great System

    Posted by Mountainbilly on 28th Sep 2018

    This tent has been an amazing addition to my backcountry shelter system. It has been through heavy rain, wind, hail, and even a few inches of snow. I am truly impressed with its durability and quality of construction. Unfortunately after over 100 nights, one of the zippers failed. I was devastated. I called SO and they said they would replace zipper and inspect other zippers for what I thought was a great price (under $20). This seals the deal. I am a Seek Outside customer for life.

  • 5
    Warm and Cozy

    Posted by Sam Lungren on 13th Nov 2017

    This tent solved so many problems for me. On an 11 day November float hunt in Idaho, we constantly needed to dry gear, get warm and sit out storms. I couldn't have been more comfortable and cozy in this tipi.

  • 5
    Light huge and sturdy

    Posted by Bobby Tree on 12th Sep 2016

    I bought the six man tipi to be a backcountry family camping tent. When the tipi arrived I realized it's light enough for me to take on solo back country trips. It is lighter then the two-man tent I already had. I am 6 foot and can stand up with plenty of room to spare. Worth every penny. No regrets. If you want to see pictures of my tipi in the field check out my Instagram account @outdoortree

  • 5
    Thank you SO!

    Posted by Unknown on 7th Aug 2016

    I have just received and finished an initial pitch, setup and burn in of the stove of my 6 man tipi with netted doors, 2 half liners, half bathtub and half nest with carbon pole and xls stove. I must admit that I had to watch the video on how to pitch with setbacks about 3 times before it sunk into my noggin on how to do it porperly, and I feel that better guidelines on how to properly setup the 6/8 man carbon pole properly would have been handy. I was able to figure out the proper settings using a tape measure and the provided height measurements so the info is available to figure it out when all is said and done.

    First impressions are that this is an amazing, well thought out product made with the best materials available and put together to last for a long time under less than ideal conditions. The build quality is quite frankly the best I have ever seen in this type of product in my entire lifetime.

    This tipi setup is something I can use for "glamping" with the family out of the car, or as a shelter I can pack with me while adventure motorcycling, or pick and choose components I may need to toss into a backpack for a multi day hike / elk hunt.

    I burned the stove for about six hours, wow does this thing radiate heat!! I will in all honestly rarely be in situations where I will need it, but I have every confidence that it will perform above my expectations when I do need it. It is true that the initial rolling of the stove is a huge PITA... seriously get another set of hands, it is not impossible to do alone I did it but it was pretty frustrating. After a good burn in, it all but rolls itself!

    One final note / thought. I scoured the internet for reviews, and videos for this setup and similar offerings from other manufactures. None of the photo's, videos or reviews that I found and read have truly done justice to the quality of this build. If you are shopping for a 4 season shelter that can cover everything from car camping to back country backpacking in inclement weather just do it, you will not have any regrets!

    Thank you SO for what you do.

  • 5
    Great shelter

    Posted by Mountainbilly on 25th Jun 2016

    This tent exceeded my expectations. Very easy to set up. Well built and designed. Its amazing how little the wind affects this thing. It is a very efficient shape that doesn't get blown around even when the wind is high. Glad I made the purchase.

  • 5

    Posted by Keith Jackson on 4th May 2016

    Easy to set up. Top notch quality. Superb light weight. Used it two nights ago to freezing and the tent was nice and warm. No suggestions for improvement, seems about perfect.

  • 5
    Currently 11F

    Posted by Casey Brown on 4th Feb 2016

    Beginning my third night in the 6 man tipi, with the xtra large Ti stove. Last night got down to 21F, with gusts to 40 kts. No problems, didn't even light the stove (got a good ecws bag and gen 3 'pajamas').

    Clear skies and colder tonight.

    You have to clear snow off the tent. Heavy, wet snow would have bent the center pole, but I lucked out and it sunk 8" into unfrozen ground instead.

    Pitch is pretty easy, but takes a few tries to get a good circle. It is much easier with a helper.

    The stove works well and is extremely light. I'm not so impressed with the chimney pipe, but don't see an alternative if one wishes to stay light and compact when packing it.

    Haven't decided on a lightweight carry along fire extinguisher system - baking soda... A pile of dirt... ?

    Also haven't tested number of folks it could keep comfy. All solo so far.

    I don't care to give products a 5 star rating if I haven't used them for 10 or 20 years, but so far both the tent and the stove have performed to, or beyond, my expectations.

  • 5
    6 Man Tipi Initial Review

    Posted by Unknown on 8th Oct 2015

    The workmanship, materials and design are beyond expectation and this alone warrants a full 5 star rating.

    Constructive criticism... for the price of the tent, I would expect enough cordage provided for the tie-outs. I would also like stakes provided for all anchor points AND tie outs.

    I know there is information on the internet and that tipi setup is pretty strait forward but I would have liked a brief instruction card; at least illustrating "setback" measurements, how to initially adjust the pole, and so on.

    Accessing the closed zipper from the inside pretty much requires you to be on your hands and knees, pushing your body into damp fabric to get ahold of it. This contorted feat the middle of the night is exactly why I HATE pup tents and why I decided to try a tipi. I plan to add a piece of cord to the zipper pull. That should help getting it opened but closing it back up will still be a pain.

    Still, overall a great product!