Named for a high, windy peak at the center of the Bob Marshall, the Silvertip is a minimalist fortress for one or two. Exceptionally quiet in high winds and capable of four season snow shedding, the Silvertip is the small shelter of choice when dodgy weather is the norm, and truly bad weather a distinct possibility.
The successor to our minimalist Beyond Timberline shelter, the Silvertip boasts improved seam orientation and two additional upper guy-out points that improve storm performance and increase usable interior space. Tall folks on tall sleeping pads fit, no problem. We have moved the stove jack location to enhance the solo users experience when the Silvertip is used as a hot tent. Venting has been improved with the inclusion of a covered , zip down apex vent. This vent will stay quiet in windy conditions or can be propped opened in calmer conditions.
The Silvertip features 12 ground level stake points, and two additional mid-level guy points in the center of the head and foot panels. Dual doors, with #8 YKK zippers, allow for venting, separate entrances when used with two people, and can be guyed out tarp-style during fair weather.
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
- Canopy - 28 oz / 1 lb 12 oz
- Complete weight - canopy, stakes, carbon pole - 42 oz / 2 lb 10 oz
- Dual screens add 7 oz
- Height - 57"
- Diameter - 8' 11"
- 70 sq ft
- Optimal pole height 57" - usually requires two trekking poles or an extender with proper overlap for strength if not using a dedicated pole.
The Silvertip 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.
- Setback the longer side by 2-3 inches to achieve the best pitch.
- 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.
- 8 stakes recommended, you can use more for extreme weather, but usually not necessary.
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):
- We send our shelters with en seam sealer 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.
- Shelter canopy
- 10 stakes
- 1 tubes of seam sealer
- Mountain Mat
- Small Shelter Carbon Pole
- Trekking Pole Hitch
- Silvertip Full Nest
- Tipi Seam Sealing
- Tent Accessory Kit
- Ground Tarp
- Reflective Guyline
- Twisted Stakes
- LineLoc Extension Kit
- Stove Size - Medium Titanium Stove
- Stovepipe Length - 5 ft
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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