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
Canopy - 39 oz / 2 lb 7 oz
Complete weight - canopy, stakes, carbon pole - 55 oz / 3 lb 7 oz
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.
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.
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.
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.
At first I was surprised to see such a small filled stuff sack inside the UPS packaged box. Once I got the Cimarron opened up and pitched in the backyard I was blown away! I was able to get it set up pretty quickly and was very impressed with the workmanship that went into this tipi style shelter. This was the first time I actually got to see and feel this item in person and was not disappointed. I can't wait to really break it in next month on my son's upcoming Cub Scout's camp out and some scouting trips. If I decide to upgrade to a bigger shelter I will be sticking with Seekoutside! Thanks again for this great product!!! Marcial Perez
16th Mar 2016
Spent a week in Montana elk hunting this year with a buddy who has one. We had a nasty storm come through with extremely high winds and a complete downpour. Shelter preformed flawlessly and kept us dry the whole time. Condensation was a minor issue but that comes with any single wall lightweight shelter. Grant Todd
31st Dec 2015
Cimarron looks good so far
I received my Cimarron just in time for a horseback mule deer hunt. The weather was mild for October, so I really only tested for set-up, lay-out, roominess, weight, and door function. So far so good. Two guys with a small woodburner (would have to upgrade to include a stove jack) could use this tent in inclement weather and not go stir-crazy. Condensation may be an issue unless you purchased the nest which could function as a liner. Overall happy with ease of set-up and roominess and very light for the room provided. Doors provide more than enough ventilation/ease of entrance. Can't say how it would perform in wet weather, but if like the SO 8-man, shouldn't be a problem.Robby Denning
24th Oct 2015
Well to put it plain and simple, I have wanted a Kifaru tipi for about seven years. After finally getting ready to buy a new backpacking tent I started looking and everything that was "lightweight" was 4-7 pounds, would fit two people, and cost on average $350-$500. After hearing that I decided to go on my tipi search just for kicks and giggles, found this guy for $350 and was sold. With the pole and everything I'm weighing in at 2.8 pounds..... that is unreal. I am buying a 6 possibly an 8 man here this fall but for two people and 3 dogs this thing is a dream! Only thing that sucks is the condensation but like ANYTHING %100 waterproof it doesn't breathe so I went into buying this know that the rain won't come through but it may condensate a little and it is AWESOME! Thanks again guys for the awesome equipment! You will be seeing tons of pictures.Hollis
29th May 2015