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Silex - Seek Outside Tipi Tent

$189.00

The Silex is a large single person trekking pole tent that pitches easily with four primary stakes and has two doors and two vestibules.  Sized to be large for one person with a lot of gear, you can squeeze two into the Silex sleeping on the offset instead of diagonal.  With two people a nest cannot be used.

The Silex pitches very tight due to subtle catenary cuts hidden in the seams and this gives it very good performance in high winds.  We recommend stout and sturdy stakes for the four corners, and if you expect rough weather pegging the additional four stake loops is a good idea.

One of our Zipperless Tents, the Silex solves some pain points associated with zippers in ultralight tents - zippers leak, zippers are heavy, and zippers wear out.  Ditching the zipper improves performance in all these areas.

The Silex fills the niche of backpacking tarp, tarp tent, trekking pole tent, and lightweight hunting tent. 

We believe the Silex is an easy to pitch, easy to use, and very stormworthy shelter at a tempting weight.

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Average Weights:
    • Canopy - 17 oz / 1 lb 1 oz
    • Canopy, stakes, stuff sacks, & cordage -  21 oz / 1 lb 5 oz
    • Nest - 16 oz (Not included) Solid separately 
  • Dimensions:
    • Height - 50"
    • 7' W X 7' L, slight diamond shape - one diagonal is 6" shorter than the other.
    • 49 sq ft
    • Large percentage of usable space.  Sitting height above 36" is close to 18 sqft.
  • Fabric - 30D Cordura spec ripstop double coated silnylon.  Sage green has a bit of PU mixed into the coating to improve performance in sandy areas.  Hydrostatic head rating 3000-4000 mm.  

Nest Dimensions:

  • 46" wide X 112" long
  • 17.9 sqft floor area
  • Tensions with linelocs at head and toe, ties to poles at sides.
  • Can be pitched separate from canopy with extra cordage and stakes.

FEATURES:

  • Pitches with two trekking poles (not included)
  • Ultralight trekking pole tent with excellent storm coverage
  • Add optional nest to provide total bug and weather protection
  • Zipperless Doors
  • Fabric - 30D Cordura spec ripstop double coated silnylon.  Sage green has a bit of PU mixed into the coating to improve performance in sandy areas.  Hydrostatic head rating 3000-4000 mm.  
  • Solo sleeping centering the poles, sleeping on a diagonal.  Two person sleeping arrangement offsets the poles.
  • When used as a hot tent, you can't use the nest and a stove at the same time.

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