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Cimarron

$369.00
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Availability:
Built to Order
Activities:
Ultralight Backpacking
Activities:
Lightweight Backpacking
Activities:
Group Backpacking
Height:
Kneeling
Weight:
2-4 lbs
Occupancy:
4
Occupancy With Stove:
2
Nest or Liner Available:
Half Nest
Nest or Liner Available:
Full Nest
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LT-Carbon Cimarron Pole:
2 weeks
LT-Factory Seam Sealing:
1 week
Cimarron Ultralight Pyramid Tent

The Cimarron is the classic pyramid shelter reimagined, strengthened, and redefined.  Carefully built from top quality, resilient 30 Denier Cordura Nylon, the Cimarron is the one shelter for all your human powered backcountry needs.  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.

Handmade in Grand Junction, CO.

FEATURES:

  • Dual zippered doors with storm flaps
  • Single peak vent
  • 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
  • 6" Sod skirt for sealing out drafts

 

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Weight:
    • Canopy - 39 oz / 2 lb 7 oz
    • Complete weight - canopy, stakes, carbon pole - 55 oz / 3 lb 7 oz
    • Dual screens add 10 oz
  • Dimensions:
    • Height 6'
    • Width 8' 6" (Max 9' 6 "ft center) 
    • Length 9'6" (11' 8" ft max center)
    • 94 sq ft

SIZE GUIDE:

  • Sleeps 4 without stove
  • Sleeps 2 with stove
  • Need one size smaller?  See the LBO
  • Need one size bigger?  See the 4 Person Tipi

PITCHING:

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.
  • Use the guylines on each end to stabilize and increase interior space.

SEAM SEALING:  

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 one week)(if we seal the shelter it will be shipped without extra tubes of sealant):

Seam Sealing Service

  • The Cimarron includes 2 tubes of SilNet seam sealer, enough to seal the entire tipi with a tube left over.  
  • Pitch the shelter normally and seal the outside 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.

 

TOP ACCESSORIES:

 STOVE RECOMMENDATIONS:

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?
  • 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.

FAQ:

  • 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. 

 

 

COMES WITH:

  • Shelter canopy
  • 10 stakes
  • 2 tubes of seam sealer

 

 

Cimarron 360 Look Around:

Notes; Staged with 2 bags and packs arranged zipper to zipper orientation. Two can fit on each side of the pole if need be.

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Warranty:

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
    Cimarron

    Posted by Greg Sigman on 14th Jun 2018

    So far its been great, quick set up and made with great material and its super lite

  • 5
    Cimarron

    Posted by Carl M on 1st Jun 2018

    Just received my Cimarron, and couldn't be happier. While I haven't spent a night in it yet, I can tell it's very well constructed, and every bit as light as advertised. I'm very excited for the camping trips to come, and very excited for the adventures this tent will allow us to enjoy.

  • 5
    cimarron

    Posted by Daniel on 19th May 2018

    Great shelter, very good construction. Used for the first time with 3 and a dog very spacious. seem sealed myself in less than an hour.

  • 5
    Great shelter

    Posted by Blake Copley on 25th Apr 2018

    I have used this shelter and stove several times now and I love it. It is easy to setup and very well made.

  • 5
    Cimmaron

    Posted by Stephen Hudspeth on 12th Apr 2018

    Love the tent. A few things I’d suggest: pay for the seam sealing! When I purchased I didn’t watch any videos on how extensive of a process it was and if I could do it over I would pay for the factory to do it. Mine doesn’t look very good due to over application around the stove jack but all the seams turned out good. I would also get a small Carabiner for the sewn in screen door if you get that option because when I went to burn in it the first time the screen door will fall onto the stove so I burnt a small hole the first time I used it. Other than that it was as advertised, ultralight, and very packable. Love the product.

  • 5
    Great Purchase

    Posted by Greg on 26th Feb 2018

    I finally got to try out my new Cimarron a few months after getting it. Nowhere fancy, just a State Forest campground in Wisconsin. Set up was super easy, it held up all night to high winds, rain, freezing rain, and snow. It was super spacious for me by myself and I had a ton of room despite being a really big guy. Obviously, being a single wall tent, it's going to have condensation, but it wasn't too much of an issue. Quality construction, I opted for the factory seam seal and there were no leaks, and I am certain that if I take good care of it, I can keep this tent for many years to come.

  • 5
    Cimarron

    Posted by Doug on 25th Jan 2018

    Perfect winter setup for 2 people with a stove. Easy and quick to pitch, durable and very roomy for the weight. Quality construction through and through

  • 5
    game changer

    Posted by Dylan Cipkowski on 26th Dec 2017

    I managed to get the Cimarron out for a test run this past weekend in the Adirondacks, NY. The ease of set up was great, especially due to the freezing rain; was able to take shelter from the elements relatively quickly. Tent held up well to a night of rain and snow and cold temps. I paired it with a lite outdoors stove and am happy with that setup.
    Nice work, Seek Outside and special thanks to Helen and Mary for the quality craftswomanship.
    Bests.

    Dylan Cipkowski

  • 5
    Silvertip's Big Brother

    Posted by Matt_S on 12th Dec 2017

    I took a trip with a friend where we needed a 2P hot setup. My Silvertip just wasn't big enough so we took his Cimmaron. Honestly unless they are set up side by side it is very hard to tell the difference from the outside. But then you go inside and the Cimmaron is almost big enough to do cartwheels in. It is perfect for 2 guys, all your gear and a stove with firewood (just keep your sleeping bag clear of the stove). It takes a little more thought to set up than the Silvertip due to the larger footprint and the slightly higher stance which takes a little more wind, but as an all around shelter it is hard to beat this guy! So now do I keep the Silvertip and buy a Cimmaron or sell the Silvertip and just run a Cimmaron? I think I will keep them both as the Silvertip gets the edge when it is a warm weather 2P hike or cold weather solo outing.