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Built to Order
Ultralight Backpacking
Lightweight Backpacking
Group Backpacking
2-4 lbs
Occupancy With Stove:
Nest or Liner Available:
Half Nest
Nest or Liner Available:
Full Nest
3 weeks
LT-Cimarron - Brown, No Door Screens, No Stove Jack:
3 weeks
LT-Cimarron - Olive Green, No Door Screens, No Stove Jack:
3 weeks
LT-Cimarron - Brown, No Door Screens, With Stove Jack:
3 weeks
LT-Cimarron - Olive Green, No Door Screens, With Stove Jack:
3 weeks
LT-Cimarron - Brown, With Door Screens, No Stove Jack:
3 weeks
LT-Cimarron - Olive Green, With Door Screens, No Stove Jack:
3 weeks
LT-Cimarron - Brown, With Door Screens, With Stove Jack:
3 weeks
LT-Cimarron - Olive Green, With Door Screens, With Stove Jack:
3 weeks
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.


  • 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



  • 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


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


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.


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.





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.


  • 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
  • 2 tubes of seam sealer



Cimarron 360 VR


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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
    Swiss Army Knife

    Posted by JB on 23rd Jul 2018

    I own the Cimmaron and the Redcliff. I pitched the Cimmaron only in my front yard but I can tell that it is now my go to. The only time I’ll take the Redcliff now will be on 3+ person trips and/or 2 man winter. The Cimmaron can certainly handle 2 men, gear stove and wood, but you’d need to be a bit careful. I’m not not very careful, so Redcliff with a stove it is for winter elk camp. Everything else will be the Cimmaron. I wish I would’ve bought it first.

  • 5
    Cimarron 4P

    Posted by Ryan M on 22nd Jul 2018

    Thank you tremendously for a product a cut so far above the rest. I’ve been eyeing Seek Outside shelters for a while now, and a chance conversation with one of your employees sealed the deal. So helpful and courteous, Dustin walked me through each and every component of the shelter, down to the stakes. Every question I had was answered without hesitation, and it was clear that he wasn’t there to make a sale, rather, to ensure I had absolutely the best shelter for the adventures I have planned. I look forward to years of outings planned, across the country and beyond.

  • 5

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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