The Redcliff Light is a hybrid tipi & pyramid shelter. The main differences from the standard Redcliff is the Light version has one door, and linelocs on the stake loops for ease of ventilation, as well as a slightly different stovejack placement to better center the stove in the tent.
It is a floorless shelter that has slightly less floor space than the Six Person Tipi, and is a bit shorter, but due to the shape is faster to pitch, lighter weight, and still sleeps three with a stove or six without a stove. The Redcliff handles terrible weather really well.
This package includes a stove of your choice plus a half liner that effectively turns half the shelter into a double wall tent, eliminating condensation drips.
All of our gear uses the best fabrics and materials we can source, is made in-house by experts at their craft, and is backed by our outstanding warranty.
Handmade in Grand Junction, CO.
- Brown - brighter,
- Olive Green - more muted, blends well
- Screen cannot be added after the shelter is built.
- Screens add 8 oz.
- If you prefer total bug protection (spiders, ticks, mosquitoes) then add a nest
- Large is 5 oz lighter than the SXL.
- SXL fire box is 2.25" wider than Large.
- Decision: SXL accepts larger wood (less wood prep), and throws more heat, but comes at a 5 oz weight penalty.
- Single zippered door with storm flap
- Single peak vent
- Stove jack with rain flap
- 6" Sod skirt for sealing out drafts
- 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
- Titanium Construction
- Intake Control
- Damper & Integrated Spark Arrestor
- Sliding Door
- Easy Assembly
- Combo Weight:
- Complete with Large Stove - 133 oz / 8 lbs 5 oz
- Complete with SXL Stove - 138 oz / 8 lbs 10 oz
- Screen adds 4 oz
- Tipi Weight:
- Canopy - 50 oz / 3 lb 2 oz
- Complete weight - canopy, stakes, carbon pole - 73 oz / 4 lb 19 oz
- Tipi 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
- Stove Weights
- Large Complete with damper, legs, hardware, and storage bag is 35oz / 2 lb 3 oz
- SXL Complete with damper, legs, hardware, and storage bag is 40 oz / 2 lb 8 oz
- Stove Pipe - 2 oz / foot - 7.5 ft = 15 oz
- Large or SXL Titanium Wood Stove, your choice.
- 7.5 feet of roll up titanium stovepipe
- Pipe rings
- Spark Arrestor
- Intake Control
- Storage Bag
- Shelter canopy
- Stove jack with rain flap
- Carbon Pole - 5 sections
- 12 stakes
- Enough seam sealer to seal the shelter and have some left over.
- Stuff Sacks
- Half Liner
- Liners turn half the shelter into a double wall tent, eliminating condensation drips.
- Add a second liner and line the entire shelter, except the area under the doors. Adds 9.5 oz.
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):
- The Redcliff Person includes enough seam sealer to seal the entire tipi with a tube left over.
- Seal the outside seams, but do it from the inside - pitching the tipi inside out allows you to reach all of the 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.
- Matty McMat Face
- Two Person Nest
- Redcliff Half Liner
- Redcliff Half Nest
- Tent Accessory Kit
- Ground Sheet
- Reflective Guyline
- Twisted Stakes
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.
- What about condensation?
- It's single wall, there will be condensation in some conditions. Liners help a lot, as do stoves. Mostly you just have to learn to manage it. Read 5 Ways to Manage Condensation in Seek Outside Tents
- 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.
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