8 Person Tipi
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8 Person Tipi
Constructed from 30 Denier Nylon 6.6 Ripstop, The Eight Person Lightweight Tipi is roomy, storm worthy and offers stand up & walk around space. A truly sustainable backcountry home, great for family camping, late season hunting, winter adventures or a base camp. It is capable of sleeping up to eight with minimal gear, or four people with a stove. Handmade in Grand Junction, CO.
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- Flexi Pitch: Convert 8 person tipi into 6 person by pitching with just guy out points for group size versatility.
- Sod Skirt: Fabric skirt on the bottom of the tipi to keep out dirt, drafts, and insects.
- Dual Zippered Doors With Rain Flaps for easy access from either side and waterproofness.
- Stove Jack With Rain Flap for use of a wood burning stove.
- Peak Vent for ventilation and condensation prevention.
- Hang Loops: to attach 8 Person Liners, gear, and accessories inside tent, keeping items off the ground.
- Canopy: 68 oz / 4 lb 4 oz
- Complete weight - canopy, stakes, carbon pole - 111 oz / 6 lb 15 oz
- Door screens add 14 oz
- Aluminum pole adds 11 oz
- Height: 8' 6″
- Diameter: 16'
- Square Feet: 195
- Square Feet Sitting Area (height above 36"): 84
- Square Feet Standing Area (height above 6 ft): 27
- 30 Denier Nylon 6.6 Ripstop
- 3000 mm hydrostatic head
- 33% more abrasion resistant than nylon 6
- Ripstop woven, Silicone coated
- Silicone-coated Fiberglass
- 3,000 f melting point
- Tear and heat resistant material
- VX42 Xpac, Dyneema
- 2 layered fabrics for extreme tear strength
- Fray and Abrasion Resistant
- Aluminum Pole - 6 sections
- 10 twisted stakes and 10 standard stakes.
- Silnet Seam Sealer
- Put in the primary door stake.
- Take the opposite door stake loop and stretch the tipi out taut (not stretched). Decide where you want to sleep or where to place the stove.
- Place your hand on the door guyout, fold the fabric towards the opposite door. The guyout is the middle of the fold. The stake loop lands very close to the proper setback. (Setback is 2X distance from guyout to sod skirt below stake loop in door.)
- Start setting the seam stake loops next to the doors first, then move from door to door, using the side setbacks.
- The recommended setbacks are for a standard no guy out pitch. If you want more space or better snow shedding, move the setbacks in towards the center by 1-2 inches from the recommended setback, raise the pole by an inch, and use the side guy outs.
- To seal the shelter, pitch it normally and seal the outside seams. Note: this is difficult on taller tents
- You can run a thin bead of sealant along the seam, press it in with a finger, and wipe away excess on a paper towel.
- Alternatively, you can use an acid brush from a hardware store to spread the sealant.
INFO ON HOT TENTS:Temperature Rating
- We use high temp silicone coated fiberglass material, rated to several thousand degrees, for the stove jack. The tent material never touches the hot pipe. If there are any pinholes from floating embers, they can be sealed with a small dab of silicone without damaging the shelter.
- Carbon monoxide is not a concern in these shelters due to the peak vent and air flow from the zipper and sod skirt. If necessary, leave a door unzipped for more venting
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.