8 Person Tipi

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

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.


  • 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 - 68 oz / 4 lb 4 oz
    • Complete weight - canopy, stakes, aluminum pole - 113 oz / 7 lb 1 oz
    • Dual screens add 11 oz
    • Carbon Pole saves 11 oz
  • Dimensions:
    • Height 8' 6"
    • Diameter 16'
    • 195 sq ft


  • Sleeps 8 without stove
  • Sleeps 4 with stove
  • Sleeps 2 standard cots with a stove
  • Need one size smaller?  See the 6 Person Tipi
  • Need one size bigger?  See the 12 Person Tipi


  • 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.


Read Knots You Should Know to learn our favorite ways of rigging cordage to perform tasks.  The most common tasks you'll find 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 1 week)(if we seal the shelter it will be shipped without extra tubes of sealant):

Seam Sealing Service

  • Our Tipis and Backpacking Tents are sent out with enough seam sealer to seal the entire shelter.
  • 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.

8 Person Standing / Sitting 360 VR

 8 Person 360 Look Around

8 Person 360 Look Around

Winter Hot Tent Adventuring from SCVP Cordovano Video Production on Vimeo.


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
    8 man tipi and xl stove

    Posted by Daniel Lasater on 25th Jan 2019

    I have used this combo twice on Backcountry hunts. Once was in sleeping pads with two people and there was plenty of room for all our gear stove and wood for the stove. The other time had two big cots in it and still had room for all our needs. Very easy setup and very durable. It is so nice to be able to put on dry boots each morning just set them by the stove and they will be dry by morning. I can wait to add another smaller shelter to my arsenal for backpack solo hunting. A great product you won't be disappointed.

  • 5
    8 man tipi

    Posted by Landon Meyers on 8th Nov 2018

    I used the 8 man tipi with titanium wood stove on a 10 day backpack sheep hunt in the Canadian Rockies it worked flawlessly. 4 guys with all our gear for 10 days and the wood stove fit comfortably in the tent. We had rain or snow every night and also one 24 hr period of non stop rain. The stove was a life saver and combined with the tent we stayed perfectly dry. I still find it unbelievable that a set up this comfortable can be small enough and light enough to backpack 15 miles into the backcountry. I highly recommend this setup to anyone who has to pack their camp in on their back and wants to spend time in the backcountry no matter what the weather.

  • 5
    8 man tipi

    Posted by Daniel Walter on 23rd Oct 2018

    After seam sealing and burning in the XL stove we got with the tipi, we so far took one big trip hunting on the Kenai in AK. There was plenty of room for 3 hunters, their gear, the stove, and the woodpile. We did all our cooking and a lot of water boiling (both filters clogged!) on the stove for a 5 night trip - so it was great having the wood burning stove. We had a half liner, but the only significant condensation (on the unlined side) was the first evening, when we didn't have a fire and the ground under the tent was still pretty wet. We upgraded to the carbon pole to save a little weight, and it seemed very strong and packed very small. We are very please with our tipi and looking forward to its next trip!

  • 5
    8 person tipi tent

    Posted by Tannis Butterfly on 27th Jul 2018

    Set up my new tent yesterday and I am beyond impressed!
    Extremely excited to see how it's going to hold In the mountains here in Alberta, Canada during hunting season.

  • 5
    8-Man Tipi

    Posted by Robert Bautista on 5th Jun 2018

    I am super happy with my tipi purchase. The construction and material are top notch. I would advise anyone that is considering buying the carbon pole to purchase it at the same time as the tipi. I am regretting not doing this now.

  • 4
    Great tent with poor stakes for windy environments.

    Posted by Jeremy on 5th Jun 2018

    Most of my adventures are in Wyoming with windy conditions. I love the 8 man tipi tent but setting this tent up in the wind is very challenging with the standard stakes that ship with the tent. I recommend stakes with hooks to hold the tent down. For example the snow peak solid stake #20 that you can buy at backcountry.com.

  • 5
    8 Person Tipi

    Posted by Nathan Welch on 17th Apr 2018

    I have used this product for the last three seasons running an expedition camp for troubled teens. Teens are hard on products but this Tipi has provided great shelter from storms and a great communal spot for doing therapy and meals. It also looks really cool lit up at night. I have used this in the snow the beach the rain forest and would recommend it to any other avid outdoors seekers. I typically use the Tipi 90 days in a row in the worst part of the weather season.

  • 5
    8 man tipi is amazing!

    Posted by Jon on 1st Aug 2017

    Incredibly lightweight and easy to set-up/take down. We used this on a mt. goat survey in Utah and had to pitch on a ridgeline that was narrower than the tipi-- worked fantastic. Windstorm came up in the night and we were amazed at how well it handled the wind-- even though the ground was hard (difficult to stake) the tipi was awesome! Tons of room-- we then used it on mt. goat survey in Montana where we finally experienced how much room it really offers. Will be perfect for backcountry hunting trips with 3 or 4 hunters, gear, stove etc. We packed it in to a day talon and secured the pole/stakes in my Precipice pack (which my 20 YO son doesn't want to give back to me...LOL)

  • 5
    From wheelchairs camping to Northern hunting in Canada

    Posted by Troy Becker on 4th Oct 2016

    As a non profit guiding society for people with disabilities we will be purchasing more teepees as it positively enhances the overall experience for everyone on the trips.

    Used the 8 person on four trips in August and September and have been over the moon excited its performance.

    It was used in conjunction with people in wheelchairs during front country camping. The teepee provided flexiability for wheelchair users to transfer themselves on to cots or have assistants transfer them while being able to stand and maintain proper lifting techniques. So nice to have the standing room.

    Used on a kayak trip exposed to high gusting winds and rain... light weight packable to fit in hatches. No problems with leaks or condensation. Used half liner and floor great additions when required.

    11 day hunting trip northern BC. Pouring rain, below freezing temps and snow, stove performed flawlessly. Great to dry out gear and keep you warm. Made the difference between a good trip and bad trip for those that weren't equipped with adequate rain gear.

    Company was awesome to deal with and very accommodating

    Thank you Seek Outside