tipi style shelter?

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  1. Bandit23

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    Stay away from this tent. I bought it over the summer and even siliconed treated it. You will get wet! I woke up at 1 am on a camping trip to steady drips coming in all through the tent fabric. Ultimately by 6 am it was a lake in the tent.
     
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    I'm thinking that may have been partly condensation. Did you have the bottom and peak vents wide open?
     
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    I'm also looking to get one of their tents, the Shangri-La 5 Tent. All of their tents are supposed to be back in stock by late spring, but who knows for sure. One thing we can probably count on though is a price increase when production starts back up.
     
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    I second that, I purchased the large one and as soon as there was a slight wind the center pole bent and the tent was ruined...prior to that the center pole actually ripped through the top of the tent and had to be reinforced.
     
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    I am also waiting for the Shangri-La 5. I hope the price will stay below $300.
     
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    I had top vent open...it's always open. I also had at least one lower vent open. This was during a rain storm. It leaked like crazy. Eureka Assault 4 is my goto tent now.
     
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    Do you own one of these personally? It looks to be just a ordinary hardware store camo tarp with a zipper tailored into it for $170. Their ripstop tipis are over a grand.
     
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    And third, their business model baffles me.
     
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    No but I've seen one in person and it's well made.
    It's a 6 panel tarp tipi with reinforced stake out areas and top cone.
     
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    The Shangri-La 5 is now available again (Evergreen only). Just ordered mine for $299.99 (minus $200 in gift cards that I saved up).
     
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    Well D**n I may have to go over my similar tipi with silicon then before I try and use it. I will be cutting the floor out of mine to avoid the :"Lake effect"

    Still mine seems reasonably well sewn and strong enough to stand up in a wind. Stronger than the dome I lost last year anyway
     
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    homemade teepee

    I gleaned this info from youtube and made my own tarp teepe for just the cost of the tarp.

    can't understand this guy, i think he is speaking English, not sure.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-MJPouEIcM

    I made mine from a simple 12 x 16 polytarp, this method results in a four sided trapezoid with one side being the floor.
    I staked my door open for ventilation and used a common GI poncho as a rain barrier over the opening. you can stake out the door so as to completely close the opening.
    I used an old painters extension for the tent pole, but any twig could be used. I also used some plastic and metal tent pegs I had, but any twig could be used. I also, took a shop rag that I tore up and made "buttons", where I could gather and loop a piece of 550 cord over to pull out the side panels to give a little more interior room.
    worth a try for the price.
     

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    Last spring I bought the 10x10 teepee tent. As I tryed to stand up the center pole the grommet in the tent fabric ripped out. I did everything right as far as I could tell. The center pole is not length adjustable requiring it to be set on a level surface to work properly ( I assume ). On a good note Sportsmans Guide refunded my purchase money and S&H.
     
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    tipi

    I've owned an ton of shelters and if your going for the Go Lite, go all the way and get the SL-5. At times it's nice to have the extra space when the weather is nasty or if you have someone with you.

    Honestly, for the money it's just darn hard to beat Go Lite's SL-5. The only thing needed on the Go Lite is to sew in an Ti Goat Versa jack stove port and upgrade to an carbon fiber pole.
     
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    the one I posted

    as far as cost, the limit on the tarp tipi is the cost of the tarp. its your money....


    if you keep the proportions under control the geometry works quite well.

    12 x 9= 4:3 ratio


    i used a 16 x 12 which is the same ratio

    it will seal up quite tite and be roomy inside for two or one sleeping cross ways with storage in the triangle at the rear.
    the limit is the length of the tent pole so you could go with a 24 x 18 (4:3)and have lots of head room

    you also get to advantage of using this injust about any tarp set up out there as well.
     
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    I have a Shangri-La 5 and have used it in all kinds of weather with no problems at all.

    Most wind I have ever had was about 50mph. The center pole is height adjustable and you can also throw a rope over a branch and not have the center pole at all.

    Here is a little vid of a snowshoe trip using the Shangri-la with my Ti-Goat stove in some pretty drippy weather. (I had only just set up and did not have the floor and sleeping set up sorted out yet. Just wanted to get in and dry..)

    [video=youtube_share;WspXn9_A6ZE]http://youtu.be/WspXn9_A6ZE[/video]
     
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