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    "You'll find it next to my truck at our annual family turkey hunting trip, in the backcountry when my family of four is backpacking, and just about anywhere in the fall when I'm happy to have a heat source in my tent." JANIS PUTELIS

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    The Redcliff is a pyramid / tipi hybrid suitable for sleeping 3 - 6 adults. Capable of using a nest on each end or liners, the Redcliff easily adapts to every season. With its rectangular footprint the Redcliff pitches faster than a tipi and its angular panels shed weather better than a plain pyramid.  A steep, symmetrical profile and integrated sod skirts further enhance weather resistance.  The Redcliff is equally at home as a base camping shelter while hunting, or a ultralight backpacking shelter when shared by a larger group. NEW For 2021: We now send this tent with 6 twisted stakes and 6 standard stakes for better staking in varying ground conditions. This change added 5 oz to the total weight calculated on the specifications page. 

    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
    • Peak Vent
    • Hang Loops
    • Six Guyout Points


    • Weight:
      • Canopy - 55 oz / 3 lb 7 oz
      • NEW For 2021: We now send this tent with 6 twisted stakes and 6 standard stakes.
      • Updated Complete weight - canopy, stakes, carbon pole - 83 oz / 5 lb 3 oz 
      • Dual screens add 8 oz
    • Dimensions:
      • Height 6' 10″
      • 102" by 156" footprint (corner to corner), 130" by 178" center to center
      • 132 sq ft
      • Sitting Room (Area taller than 36") - 41 sqft
      • Standing Room (Area taller than 6 ft) - 2 sqft


    • Sleeps 6 without stove
    • Sleeps 3 with stove
    • Sleeps 2-3 ultralight short cots with a stove
    • Need one size smaller?  See the 4 Person Tipi
    • Need one size bigger?  See the 8 Person Tipi
    • Similar size in a tipi shape?  See the 6 Person Tipi


    • Shelter canopy
    • Stove jack with rain flap
    • Carbon Pole - 5 sections 
    • NEW For 2021: We now send this tent with 6 twisted stakes and 6 standard stakes.
    • Enough seam sealer to seal the shelter (If you pay us to seal it it will not come with sealer)


    The Redcliff 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.
    • Stake out the seams near 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 2-3 weeks)(if we seal the shelter it will be shipped without extra tubes of sealant):

    Seam Sealing Service

    • The Redcliff 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.

    Redcliff 360 VR


    Redcliff Standing and Sitting 360 VR

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    Redcliff 360 Look Around




    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.