The Cimarron is the classic pyramid shelter reimagined, strengthened, and redefined. Carefully built from ct2e.08 Dyneema Cuben Fiber the Cimarron is capable of fitting four adults, and luxurious for two with lots of gear and a wood stove, the Cimarron pitches fast and easy, sheds weather, and will be a reliable companion for many years.
Current Lead Times 8 - 12 weeks
Handmade in Grand Junction, CO.
- Cuben Fiber Dyneema Ct2e.08
- Sod Skirt
- Line Loc 3mm Cordage Stake Outs
- One Zipper With Rain Flaps
- Stove Jack With Rain Flap (Optional)- Located opposite Entry
- Peak Vent
- Two Guyout Points
- Seams are Factory Sealed
STOVE INFORMATION FOR DYNEEMA CUBEN FIBER SHELTERS:
Dyneema Cuben Fiber will not burn or propagate a flame however it does have a lower melting point. Due to the lower melting point, we recommend you do NOT use anything that inhibits sparks from moving away from your tent such as a rain cap. We also do not recommend burning duraflame logs, or real pitchy wood or accelerants that can create a lot of soot. Use a spark arrestor. For the Cimarron a slightly longer stove pipe is not a bad idea (such as 6.5 or 7 ft) .
- Canopy - 21 oz / 1lb 5 ounces
- Height 6'
- Width 8' 6" (Max 9' 6 "ft center)
- Length 9'6" (11' 8" ft max center)
- 94 sqft floor area
- 23 sqft sitting area (height above 36")
The Cimarron is a rectangle based structure and is therefore easy to pitch.
- Pick your sleeping area and desired door location - this dictates how you pitch the shelter.
- Stake the four corners in a rectangle, making sure the angles are as square and true as possible. Do not overstretch the fabric or you will result in a bell shape at the bottom that reduces interior space.
- Make sure vent is open or closed, stovejack is open or closed, as desired. (Harder to reach once pole is up)
- Insert the pole and raise the shelter.
- Stake out the doors.
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.
- Mountain Mat
- Cimarron Carbon Pole
- Trekking Pole Hitch
- Two Person Nest
- Cimarron Half Nest
- Cimarron Full Nest
- Tipi Seam Sealing
- Tent Accessory Kit
- Ground Tarp
- Reflective Guyline
- Twisted Stakes
INTRO TO HOT TENTS:
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?
- It's single wall, there will be condensation in some conditions. Liners help a lot, as do stoves. Mostly you just have to learn to manage it. Read 5 Ways to Manage Condensation in Seek Outside Tents
- 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.
- Does the Cimarron have interior hang loops for drying?
- The method we prefer is a prusik knot on the pole for both drying heavy gear and attaching a nest. The prusik on a pole method is strong and secure.
- Why doesn't the Cimarron have corner guy outs?
- The Cimarron is not a normal pyramid / mid shelter like others have produced before. It has slight shaping and a different seam construction that provides better seam integrity and less stretch at the corners. We do put guy outs where they make sense and provide a usability and performance benefit. In our testing, and due to the way the Cimarron is designed we feel corner guy out locations are a detriment not a benefit.
- Shelter canopy
- 10 stakes