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Silvertip

$275.00
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Activities:
Ultralight Backpacking
Height:
Kneeling
Weight:
0-2 lbs
Occupancy:
2
Occupancy With Stove:
1
Nest or Liner Available:
Full Nest
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3 weeks
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3 weeks
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3 weeks
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3 weeks
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3 weeks
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3 weeks
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3 weeks
st-g-j-sc:
3 weeks
LT-Silvertip Full Nest:
2 weeks
LT-Adjustable Carbon Pole for LBO & Silvertip:
2 weeks
LT-Factory Seam Sealing:
1 week
Silvertip Tipi Mid Ultralight Tent

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.

FEATURES:

  • Ultra HD Tent Fabric
  • Sod Skirt
  • SO Stake Loops
  • Dual Zippered Doors With Rain Flaps
  • Stove Jack With Rain Flap (Optional)
  • Peak Vent

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Weight:
    • Canopy - 28 oz / 1 lb 12 oz
    • Complete weight - canopy, stakes, carbon pole - 42 oz / 2 lb 10 oz
    • Dual screens add 7 oz
  • Dimensions:
    • Height - 57"
    • Diameter - 8' 11"
    • 70 sq ft

SIZE GUIDE:

  • Sleeps 2 without stove
  • Sleeps 1 with stove
  • Need one size smaller?  See our Tarps
  • Need one size bigger?  See the LBO

PITCHING:

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.

SEAM SEALING:  

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):

Seam Sealing Service

  • 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.

 COMES WITH:

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

 TOP ACCESSORIES:

STOVE RECOMMENDATIONS:

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?
  • 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.

 

Silvertip footprint:

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Silvertip Animation: 

 Silvertip 360 Interior Look Around 

 

Warranty:

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.

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  • 4
    silvertip

    Posted by daniel on 12th Feb 2019

    wow this can handle some wind, 3rd outing we had wind gust of nearly 80mph we were slightly sheltered but still took a battering. condensation stayed away untli breakfast. The 1st 2 camps were wet

  • 5
    Great tent

    Posted by Zack on 20th Jan 2019

    Great backpacking tent. A palace for one in the back country!

  • 5
    Silvertip

    Posted by Steven Tyree on 20th Jan 2019

    I purchased a brown Seek Outside Silvertip tent in September 2018. The package arrived quickly. I found the workmanship to be without blemish, and the design of the stitching and zippers to be very robust. I also purchased ten 6” Y-stakes, ten line locks, and an installed stove jack sized for a 2-3/8” pipe. These components weigh 40 ounces in the bag, according to my scale. Additionally, I used a GG adjustable hiking stick mated with a 16” Ruta Locura pole jack for pitching, and purchased TiGoat’s smallest WIFI stove separately for heating.
    I found pitching the tent easy with the help of SO’s instructional video. It pitches like a mid, for the most part. I’m 6’ 3”, and found the length adequate for sleeping on a full length Klymit static V insulated mat. Headroom is tight unless you’re right next to the pole. It is very stable and sturdy pitched tight to the ground in 15 mph winds, the highest winds I’ve tested in so far.
    With the line locks, the tent can be raised up several inches, increasing room in every direction. It also greatly increases ventilation. I don’t know how it will affect it’s storm worthiness, but it is reasonable to assume that pitching tight to the ground in a storm is a good idea.
    We’ve taken the tent on two trips thus far, both with temps just below freezing, in very humid conditions in the Southeast. A ground cloth was used in both cases. My wife and I did an overnight on the first trip, and found that we had plenty of room for two. We pitched tight to the ground, opened up the peak vent and the bottom of one door, and slept well. I’d estimate that the tent added 10 degrees to the inside temperature. There was no wind. However, there was a magnificent amount of condensation on the walls by morning. None dripped on us, I assume because the walls are so steep, but it was tricky getting out without brushing up against the sides. Having two big doors did make a big difference when sleeping two up.
    The second trip was a 3 day/2 night, solo, hot tent adventure. The first night I pitched tight to the ground and allowed for more ventilation when I turned in. The stove proved to be a good match for the tent, and heated the space easily with very little wood. With the stove running I had practically no condensation, in spite of being in a windless, extremely damp environment. However, I did have a significant amount of condensation the following morning in spite of providing for additional ventilation. The following night I pitched the perimeter a few inches off the ground in humid conditions and some very light breezes. Condensation was totally eliminated, and the stove still had no trouble heating the tent. However, the advantage of a warmer interior was lost once the stove burned out.
    This is my first single wall tent, and I think it takes some practice to learn how to manage moisture, especially in super humid environments. In both of the above cases we were in river bottoms and the humidity was well over 90%. In my opinion, the line lock kit is worth far more than its modest price. With a little practice I think I’ll be able to dial in exactly the ventilation I want.
    The Silvertip is strong, light, and easy to pitch. It is versatile and built to be very storm worthy. If you are looking for a minimalist hot tent that can handle very tough conditions, I don’t know of a better choice.

  • 5
    1P Hot Castle

    Posted by Matt_S on 12th Dec 2017

    The footprint is larger than most 2P tents on the market, this tent is best as a 1 person cold/inclement weather setup. Combine it with a Ti stove and you have a cozy castle for 1. Late season expeditions where daylight ends quick and storms come up even quicker, just pack in a bunch of firewood and settle in for the evening with a book or a notepad. The low profile sheds wind great so while it is always best to take a little time to think about where you set up camp for the night, the Silvertip gives you a little flexibility in this regard. The double doors are great as well to vent when you stoke the fire too hot!

  • 4
    Impressive

    Posted by Will on 1st Nov 2017

    I've had the Silvertip out twice for multiday trips on exposed UK hills; the immediate quiet, calm and warmth when entering the shelter is amazing, especially if you're used to creaky, flapping tents. I've used a variety of multipoled one-person shelters before this, and none have had anywhere near this much interior room, weight savings, and feeling of sturdiness.

    Being new to Mids with the Silvertip, I'd agree with other reviewers who'd like optimal setup instructions included with the tent.

  • 5
    Amazing

    Posted by TJ on 19th Jul 2017

    Absolutely love the Silvertip! Don't see myself in another setup anytime soon! Incredibly light, easy to set up, and amazing protection from the elements! Cant wait to use a wood burning stove with the stove jack that was installed! I have no problem recommending the product to friends! Seek Outside has definitely gained a loyal customer. On top of it all, they are an amazing company and very personable it seems!

  • 4
    Instructions on set up would be nice.

    Posted by Unknown on 4th Apr 2016

    Impressed with the size of the tent and the lightweight. Appears to be sturdy in the wind. Seam sealing was easy. Since there are no instructions included with the tent a lot of trial and error on placing the stakes. Some instructions on recommended stake setback would be nice

  • 5
    Perfect

    Posted by Dan on 7th Sep 2015

    Best combination of price and function in the 2 man teepee market.

  • 5
    lightweight protection

    Posted by Uphill on 12th Aug 2015

    I was able to use the BT-2 on two trips since receiving it. Once in the Sawtooth Range of Idaho and once on Mt. Hood in Oregon.

    In Idaho I pitched it on an exposed ridge and expectedly encountered high winds (30-40mph) and some rain. I pitched it tight and it did not seem like it was anywhere near its max with the wind and the rain was a non- issue.

    On Mt Hood we had two people in the tent in some good downpours at about 45 degrees. There was no rain leakage and the condensation was very manageable, even with both doors zipped closed. I have loved the tent so far and my hiking partner was so impressed with the room, weight and comfort that he will most likely order one as well.

    Note- I seam sealed the tent before using it with the sealer that Seek Outside sells.