- Tipi Tents
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- Hot Tent Combos
This is your late season or winter time backcountry palace. This 8 person lightweight heated tipi tent can sleep 8 but is better suited for 3 or 4 and a stove for long term cold weather camps.
This Bundle Special Includes:
For best results we recommend seam-sealing your tent, we include a tube of McNett Silnet with every tent and you can buy extra from us as well. You can do it at home or have us do it for you (adds 2-3 weeks)
For an 8 person you will probably want to buy at least one extra tube
For tips and tricks, read our blog post on how to Manage condensation in your tipi.
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.
I ordered the 8 man tipi combo with the addition of dual screen doors to keep the MN state bird out during the summer. Primary intention is fall St. Croix river duck hunt/camping trips, winter BWCA ski-pulking, and a warm tent for cold camping and backpacking.
Tent was delivered in about 2 weeks after ordering. I set it up to seam seal, and could not get the set backs right. reread directions. watch video. and still could not get the setbacks right so the tipi was all saggy and baggy. watch videos some more, and reread tent specs. Then I noticed that the pole was not 102 inches long as indicated by the tent specs. So I was only shipped 4 aluminum pole segments instead of 5 (rolls eyes). I thought I was losing my mind.
I called Seek Outside and they shipped me a pole. Setup tent in 5 minutes and the setbacks were perfect. Got it seam sealed with 2 tubes of silnet, and was drinking beer in a warm tent in the pouring rain in no time. I will say that the videos that SO puts together are extremely helpful, but I would really make sure that you have at least 2 hours of uninterrupted time to set the tent and assemble the stove the first time. The new damper design is really sweet.
Overall I am very pleased, and impressed with the craftsmanship. My only gripe was the fact that all the essential parts were not included the first time. Joshua Stamper on 6th Apr 2017
I had been wanting one of these tents since Iast winter after checking out Dave and Amy Freemans 8 Man setup in the BWCA. Finally pulled the trigger 2 weeks ago. I've had it setup for a week now in my backyard and have spent close to 20 hours inside the tent in sub zero MN temps. Got down to minus 10 this last weekend. My buddy and I were shedding layers once the stove was kicking. Easily 70 plus degrees inside the tent. Excited to use this up in Northern MN in late January :) Eric Wenzel on 19th Dec 2016
I'm blown away with the simplicity and bomber construction! I just set the 8 man teepee and XL wood stove up in my backyard for the first time and was amazed at how easy it was after watching the online instructional videos! But the most incredible thing was how easy it was to heat the thing up! I had semi dry spruce and within 5 minutes after putting a spark to it, it must have been 75F in the shelter even though it was a relatively warm 35F outside! Thanks Seek outdoors for the great product- can't wait to take it in the backcountry! Mark S on 4th Jan 2016
Just came back from a successful 12 day caribou hunt in the Alaska interior. Tent, carbon pole, liner and stove held up well to high winds and lots of rain/snow.
The tent has a couple minor design flaws, but otherwise performed great. For example:
Gear loops should be added around the tent's upper interior, and should be off-set with a second set of guy-lines from the outside. This would allow for hanging of wet gear. The existing gear/liner loops cause the upper 1/4 of the tent to sag too much (even under the weight of just a lantern).
The exterior stove pipe sleeve flap is goofy - the shape and velcro enclosures do not "pin pack" very well when using the stove. More velcro attach points (or a small bungie cord) would work better to keep the flap anchored in high winds.
The damper flap in the stove pipe is poorly designed. Given the flexibility of the stove-to-pipe connection, it often closed shut. I ended up removing the flap all together and the stove performed better overall.
The upper 1/4 of the tent doors should be designed to prop open just like the top air vent. When the stove gets overwhelmed (and the tent fills with smoke), a flexible air vent on the doors would vacate the smoke (while still providing some protection with the doors zipped closed from the bottom).
I'd be glad to demo future design changes - or send mine back to test the ideas above.
Overall great product - and a good investment for enjoying Alaska's weather.
David Duffy, Anchorage AK David Duffy on 16th Sep 2015
Just used my 8 man setup on a 3 day trip. Temps were around 30 degrees during the day and around 15 degrees at night. With the stove going, it was around 70-75 degrees inside. I slept in shorts and a t shirt. Made a swedish fire lay inside the stove and got around 5 hours of burn time depending on the wood. I had 3 people inside with cots and had a lot of room to spare. Winter camping at its finest!!! Unknown on 3rd Jan 2014