NorTent Tipi 6 is a very flexible 4 season tent. And is the result of a desire to develop a light tent that can be used in every situation. From family excursions to demanding walks in mountains and forests where comfort, flexibility, spaciousness and reliability are important factors. This tent like all our tents is made of what we think is one of the most hardwearing and robust lightweight fabric, silnylon. This super light extreme fabric is relatively expensive. But in return, you have a light tent that will withstand most of what Mother Earth has to offer. If you choose our inner tent together with Tipi 6, you have an ultraflexible tent you can thrust.
We have removed the traditional opening in the roof, which is often found in the tradionally tipi, simply because we think you do not need this very often. When you are out on your expedition where you have been walking the distance, you need a tent whish is available pretty instant. A campfire in the tipi is unfortuanatly often a smokey and unpleasant affair until the fire finally gets settled. Not quite the idyllic atmosphere you wanted. Therefore, we have replaced the smoke opening with a pipe hole for a wood burning stove which we think is a better option. Here you get the warmth while avoiding all the disadvantages of a bonfire. In addition, the wood burning stove is also a natural place for heating water, cooking, etc. We at NorTent stribe for that your load in your backpack is not too heavy while the tent has to be light and robust. Together with a NorTent titanium, light and foldable wood stove you have a fantastic warm, safe, mobile and bomb-safe retreat either on the high mountains or in the deepest forests, all seasons.
Our tipi is lower than a traditional tipi. This is to achieve a perfect combination between comfort and aerodynamics. With its 216 cm from bottom to top and 426 cm diameter we have made a tipi with a relativ small angle so that the energy in the wind is not left on the flysheet, but is led up and around the tipi. Common tipis usually have 6 to 8 edges. Thus, not a very aerdynamic cone shape where the wind easily gets the walls of the tent. Our tipi has 20 fastening points along the flysheet where we accomplishes the aerdynamic cone shape. This, combined with a Silnylon flysheet, the tipi is an extremely strong and steady tent that can withstand most the weather. In most cases, side guy out points are redundant. However, for extreme situations, we have arranged for the side guy out points to improve for the severe weather performance. We have equipped the tipi with 10 guy out points which is placed all around the tent. We have worked a lot such as this tent would be a perfect choice in any situation. Summer and winter. To ensure that the tent stands literally as a mountain, you can double the 20 plug fittings with our flexible plug-system, to almost nail it to the ground. If this should not be enough to ensure a good night sleep in extreme weather, you can also add snow/ dirt/ stones over the sod skirt.
With the use of the innertent and the stove, there is room for four sleeps in addition to all the gear.
Without the use of the innertent, the Tipi 6 can shelter 6 sleeps and their gear.
The material we use for our tent is very durable, and very waterproof. At the same time very light. However. A sealed tent must have good ventilation to avoid condensation. If you get condensation on the inside of the flysheet, the climate inside every tent becomes damp and not always pleasent. Nortent Tipi 6 has two air valves at the bottom of the tent and a large airvent on the back of the tipi placed as high as possible on the tent. This ensures a good ventilation. On particulary very humid days, when there is a need of extra ventilation, you can also use the two entrances in the tent to further regulate the air flow
The tipi has also mosquito netting in both doors to keep the bugs out if you want to ventilate with both the doors open on those hot summer nights.
Specs and contets:
Flysheet: Ripstop silnylon 30D, 260T, waterhead 3000mm
Aluminium pole: 30 mm aluminium
Pegs: aluminium 30 pcs, Y-peg
Min weight (Without plugs and pole): 2,3 kg
Max weight (With plugs, pole and guylines): 3,7 kg
Silicone mixture for seam sealing