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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

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.


  • Ultra HD Tent Fabric
  • Sod Skirt
  • SO Stake Loops
  • Dual Zippered Doors With Rain Flaps
  • Stove Jack With Rain Flap (Optional)
  • Peak Vent
  • Two Guyout Points



  • 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 enough seam sealer to seal the entire tipi.  
  • 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
  • Seam Sealer



Cimarron 360 VR


Sketchup Rotation


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
    Nothing compares

    Posted by Bckcnrtyhntr on 15th Apr 2019

    This is my second Seek shelter. Every square inch of both my silver top and now my cimmaron is perfect. I just can not express how fantastic these products are. On top of the perfection in their product, their customer service is top shelf. Thank you Seek Outside

  • 5
    Performs well

    Posted by Nathan York on 9th Oct 2018

    I've used many shelters over the years. I like floored tents in buggy areas, but prefer floorless in the high country because I can more easily cook in the tent in rain and/or wind. The option of a stove is nice. Used a silon tarp previously, but after a miserable experience of high winds and driving rain decided I needed something with more protection. The Cimarron checked all the boxes.

    Finally got my Cimarron out on a couple of hunting trips this fall. Relatively easy to set up, though did require some practice. Not as finicky as a tarp, but a bit more skill required than a tent.

    Was on the crest of the Sierra Nevadas one night and the wind was terrible, some of the worst I've been in. The shelter held up fine, though did need to weigh the stakes down with boulders to keep them secure after one pulled out. Was extremely grateful to have a place out of the wind to ride it out and cook.

    On another trip it dumped heavy rain on us for multiple days. No leaks, though we did have issues with water running under the tarp (my fault with site selection) and we did have condensation issues. But wow, was it nice to have a wood stove to warm up and dry off after hiking in the rain. Have since added the Line Loc extensions to my setup for future rain events. Improved air flow should help reduce condensation.

    Overall very happy with the Cimarron. It's the exact balance of weight and functionality I was looking for.

  • 5
    Cimarron tipi.

    Posted by Matt on 20th Sep 2018

    If you're concerned about wind. If you have the cimarron. Don't be. I took this out to the lake the other weekend. 25 mph sustained winds and gusts up to 40 mph or so. The tipi held strong and hardly showed signs of the wind being present. We were right on the water, with the wind coming off a large lake, directly into us. For 2 nights. I can't wait to get out and use the stove on my hunting trips. Nice set up. We have the full nest for family camping. I'm 6'3" and I'd guess that 4 of me could fit in there. 2 on each side of your pole. It would be cozy, but not tight. 3 with gear. 2 with stove and gear. IMHO.

  • 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.