Lead Times 1-3 weeks

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
8 Person Hot Tent Boundary Waters

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.


  • Dual zippered doors with storm flaps
  • Single peak vent
  • Stove jack with rain flap
  • 6" Sod skirt for sealing out drafts
  • Ultra robust stake loops - big enough for cut or improvised stakes, twist a time or two to tighten up on standard stakes
  • Interior hang loops for tying clothes line or hanging gear
  • External guyout loops - use to steepen walls, or pitch the shelter down in tight spots


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
  • 5 tubes of seam 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

  • 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 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

  • 5
    I could get used to this tipi living

    Posted by Terrance Wallace on 4th Mar 2015

    I have not actually spent any time in this particular 8 man tipi, however I have spent several nights in a 6 man so I am certain the 8 man will be even better. These shelters are simple to set up and when the stove is ripping you can stay warm and comfortable in very inclement weather. On one bow hunt last fall we returned to the tipi to discover 2" of water standing inside the tent, fortunately we had not left any of our sleeping gear in the tipi in order to get a quick evening hunt in before night fell. In a matter of 15 minutes we had the tipi moved to higher ground and the start of a raging fire to dry out all our wet camo.

  • 5
    Elk Hunt 2014

    Posted by Terry on 10th Oct 2014

    The eight man tipi performed flaulessly. We had three days of rain before the hunt and stayed dry the entire time. A few drips came in by the loops and door tie back strings. Plenty of room for myself and my son and all of gear. We used a vented propane stove and the stove jack was awesome for this unit. Condensation was an issue and I will be purchasing the two piece liner to install in mine. It also helps hold in the heat better. By the end of the 10 day trip the floor area was dry and condensation was minimul. I have used many other tents but the SeekOutsie Tipi out performs them all. Money well spent!

  • 5
    Great for ice fishing

    Posted by Jeremy G on 10th Apr 2014

    I bought the 8 man tipi and xl woodstove in the fall and have only used it on snow and ice and has worked very well. I was a little nervous of setting it up on ice due to strong winds but was very impressed with how it handled. I have used it many times ice fishing and backcountry skiing and can not believe how warm it gets inside. I have slept 4 people and 2 dogs which was a little tight but worked, but I prefer 3 or less. I can not wait to use in the summer and hunting season.