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Ultralight Backpacking
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Nest or Liner Available:
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LT-Silvertip Full Nest:
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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.


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


  • 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


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


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):

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.


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




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.


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Silvertip Animation: 

 Silvertip 360 Interior 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.

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  • 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

    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

    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

    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.

  • 4
    Good Shelter

    Posted by Harry Buckholts on 9th Jun 2015

    The BT-2 is a good little shelter. I've spent 5 nights in it so far, all of them camped out on Matagorda Is., off the Texas coast.
    My tent was ordered with 2 custom options. The first is sewn in mosquito netting for both entrances and the second is pullouts, as found on the larger Seek Outside products. The reason for the options is that in some instances, I've found nests can be (and not necessarily so on S.O. products) a bit "fiddley" to set up inside an existing tent and I really appreciate the simplicity of having mosquito netting doors or flaps permanently installed with the tent. My tipi sets up exactly the same way as a stock BT-2 and at that point, the set-up is complete, no adjustments are needed to add a nest.
    The second option was the addition of pull-outs. From past experience, I knew that the wind would be blowing out on Matagorda Is. and I was concerned as to the need for extra support and I also hoped to gain a little extra interior space from having the pull-outs. In hindsight and after having used the tent in nearly severe conditions, the BT-2 would have held up fine to the winds coming off of the Gulf without the pull-outs, but they did offer a little extra interior space and I don't regret having had them added to the tipi.
    The first trip was for 3 days and nights and the wind blew almost constantly for 30 to 36 hrs., at a steady 15 to 20 knots. The little BT-2 held up just fine and I couldn't be happier with the quality of the product and how it performed within the fairly harsh conditions of salt and sand.
    I set the tent up with a 64 in. pole and I'm 6 ft. tall and weigh about 190 lbs. I really appreciated the ability to "stretch out" in the sleeping position without my head or my feet rubbing up against the walls of the tent. Also, camping with me was my little 20 lb. dog Peanut and there was plenty of room in the tent for the two of us.
    On the first trip, I used a Bear Paw bathtub type floor that took up a good portion of the space on one side of the tent and as expected got sand in everything, including My HPG Serape that I used for cover. On the second trip, and under similar conditions to the first, I used an ultra-light cot from Thermarest, a Klymit Static 5 Recon inflatable pad with a Wild Things Woobie for cover, and was able to keep most of the sand out of my bed, still able to extend out for a full 6 ft. and get a good nights sleep.
    I want to add that after both trips, I set the tent up in my yard and washed it down with fresh water and then treated the zippers with Zip Care zipper cleaner and lubricant. As I've already stated, in beach camping, sand gets into everything.
    The BT-2 is a high quality, very sturdy little structure and I think, should serve anyone very well if in the market for a 2-man tipi or tent that will hold up to Mother Nature's always challenging conditions.

    The best to S.O.,

    H. Buckholts

  • 4
    good for going light

    Posted by Unknown on 5th Jun 2015

    when i first opened up the tipi tent i wasn't overly impressed. it seemed thin and cheaply made. but once i was able to set it up i became much more enthusiastic about its potential. its not as cheaply made as i first thought. it actually seems rather tough. i would like to see them install a vent for condensation and provide enough stakes to actually stake it completely out. the size, weight and amount of space it takes up are highly impressive! i bought mine with the intention of doing some serious back country elk hunting and i think its going to work just fine. i had seek outside install the stove jack and they seem to have done a good job there. all the seems are stitched very well too. super fast and easy to set up. i think it took me 3 minutes to have it completely up and staked down. i debated going with the 4 man tipi and i still question whether i made the right decision. time will tell. overall i think i will be happy with it considering the purpose i have in mind for it. good buy for the price as well.