Kifaru International

16 Man Tipi


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16 Man Tipi

Darn near big enough to play a game of rugby in, the 16 Man Tipi “feels” like a traditional walled tent with soaring head room and a gigantic footprint for your mates and all their stuff. No more wet packs, bags or other gear, as it all stashes nicely into the edges of the Tipi.

16 Man Tipi Specs:

Recommended stoves: One or two Large or Arctic stoves
*stove jack will not be cut unless purchased with a stove or specified in the comments, we will only cut the stove jack for the diameter of stove pipes that we offer ( 3.25, 3.5, 4, 6)
– Dual Stove Ports
Weight: 14 lbs., 12 oz., includes pole, pegs, Seam Sealer and bag.
Footprint: 20′ 8″ x 22′ 8″
Height: 12′
packed dimensions: (2 bags):
Bag #1 (canopy and pegs) 24″ x 9″
Bag #2 ( poles only) 28″ x 5″


Seam Sealing

Seam sealer is included, and sealing is done by the customer in order to save costs and expedite your shelter.
1. Pitch your shelter tight to allow sealer to penetrate and waterproof the stretched seams, stitch holes and thread.
2. Fabric should be clean and dry (this sealer claims to cure in wet or damp conditions). Use a paper cup, mix sealant and mineral spirit (paint thinner) until you have a slurry about the thickness of molasses. Using a 1/2″ inch paint brush, apply to all sewn areas, seams, bartacks and holes.
3. Curing: leave the tent pitched until the sealant is not tacky, the longer the better. Fully cures in 24 hours but dries tack free in about 30 minutes to 1 hour.

NO OPEN FIRES. Kifaru Tipis are designed to be used with a stove, and not open fires. Any use of an open fire inside a Tipi will void all warranties.
UV Rays: Any nylon structure will suffer from UV rays if allowed to remain erected for prolonged periods of time. We strongly recommend NOT using your Kifaru shelter as a permanent structure.
Snow Loads: These shelters are not cabins. Do not leave your Tipi unattended in snow country and keep snow knocked off. Warranty does NOT cover snow load damage.
Storage: The greatest harm to Tipi fabric is usually not from abuse or critters, it is improper storage. After your trip, make sure your Tipi is free of any moisture or organic materials – these can eat away at the fabric during storage. Air dry and store out of direct sunlight. Should you find mildew on your Shelter, simply remove spots with a bit of vinegar.
Washing: agitation of machine washing can damage the UV coatings on outdoor fabrics – sponge bathe with Woolite (no bleach). Hang to dry.

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  1. Joe Boyle

    This fall I made the leap and purchased a 16 man tipi with arctic stove. We use Pack goats and 1 goat can carry the entire base camp including the stove. We recently went on a 9 day primitive camp hike and all the room plus the stove made it very comfortable. We got rain and freezing rain on 5 of the days. The ability to dry our gear overnight makes all the difference. Everything stayed in the tent and in the morning we could completely gear up, cook breakfast and get ready for the days hunt in comfortable warmth with room to stand and walk. Very comfortable for 3-4 campers on an extended stay. We have camped about 25 days total and everything is holding up. I did replace the stakes with MSR hurricane spiral stakes because when testing it at home, the stakes would start to pull up in moderate wind after a few days. This would be a disaster if the stove was hot and the tent partially fell. It compares favorably to a canvas wall tent for comfort, but is a fraction of the weight and much easier to set up. I am thrilled with the performance!

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  2. Ben

    Seriously the best purchase I’ve ever made. This Tipi does it all. Its lightweight, and packable. Its huge and stylish. And best of all you can brag to all your friends about it around the water cooler. Buy this and you are immediately a camping god.

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