Cimarron Lightweight Pyramid Tent


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  • Product Description

    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



    • 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







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



    • Color
    • Carbon Pole
    • Stove Jack
    • Screen Doors



    For best results we recommend seam-sealing your tent.  You can do it at home or have us do it for you (adds 2-3 weeks)(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. 

    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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    1. Great shelter!

      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!!! on 16th Mar 2016

    2. Great product

      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. on 31st Dec 2015

    3. 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. on 24th Oct 2015

    4. Outperformed itself

      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. on 29th May 2015

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  • Warranty Information

    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.

  • Other Details

    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