Kifaru International



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The efficiency of a tarp with the stand-up room of a Tipi, this hybrid is a great combo of weight savings & comfort.  At 6+ feet tall, you get plenty of headroom, and can easily get dressed, stretch or pull in a couple of camp chairs.  All at just 4 1/2 pounds that shrinks down into a tiny package. The semi-conical shape has no big flat sides to catch wind or snow, and has proven its mettle in sustained winds of 50 mph, and gusts of well over 70 mph. Weather simply slides up and over, like a sawtooth. Want to save more weight? Ditch the rear pole and use a trekking pole or cut stick for a 3 ounce savings.

The intent of this design was to provide a bullet-proof solo shelter for backcountry outings, that you can enter and leave without having to crawl, at very light weight. We want you to be able to stand when you enter the Sawtooth and when you put your gear on in the morning.

Due to its sloping shape to the rear, it is optimized it for height, the 6′ 5″ testers who’ve been in it can stand straight up. Our 5’11” testers can even move around a foot or so in all directions. It’s very spacious, having plenty of room for two men with full gear for all four seasons. With the ability to add one our stoves, plentiful firewood, and backpack camp chairs the Sawtooth can punch far above its weight and provide comfort wherever you are.

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). Using a 1/2″ inch paint brush, apply to all sewn areas, seams, bartacks and holes. *Do not place seam sealer on the zipper teeth. This will cause you problems down the road.
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.

Sawtooth Dimensions
Recommended stoves: Our 18″ Smith Cylinder Stove, Medium Box Stove, and Large Box Stove.
*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)
– Stand-up room for 2 people & gear
Weight: 4 lbs., 8 oz. includes pole, (Pegs are no longer included due to sourcing delays. Requires 20 pegs of your choosing for optimal performance), Seam Sealer and 3 bags
Footprint: 13′ 9″ x 8′ 6″
– 15 Peg Loops
– Clothes line along center ridge
– Orange reflective cordage included for guy line loops
Sawtooth Liner: 1lb 2.5oz

Sawtooth Dimensions in Inches and Centimeters with a Diagram

31 reviews for Sawtooth

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  1. Excellent tent.

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  3. I bought the sawtooth, it’s well built, but it won’t work for my dog and I where we go camping sadly it’s up for sale

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  4. I bought the Sawtooth last year for Elk hunting in Montana, and camping. I researched a couple other products from various companies and went with Kifaru. During the Elk hunt I had high winds with lots of rain.. Sawtooth held up great and I stayed dry. Seam sealing is super easy. If I can do it, anyone can! Also it gets you familiar with set up and take down. The sawtooth had plenty of room for myself and my hunting buddy with all our gear! I highly recommend this Tipi! You won’t regret it! Also Kifaru’s customer service is top notch! They stop what they are doing and take the time to answer your questions.. Don’t hesitate.. just get the Sawtooth or any other setup from this great company!

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  5. I’ve been running this tipi for 3 years with and without the stove. For long duration backcountry always have the stove, makes the trip much more comfortable than a tent. Floorless has never been a problem for me other than condensation if there is any snow on the ground. Clear all the snow you can and it helps to cut that down. Getting in and out around the stove can be a challenge but doable. We sleep 3 men in this with the stove and have plenty of room if extra gear can go elsewhere outside.

    I often use a bivy inside the tipi if expecting condensation. Stands up to high winds, snow, rain, etc.. without issues. Have pitched it in an elk bed when I had limited space but the footprint isn’t small. Have gotten some pinholes in the top from falling ash from the stove but have patched them with silicone and still going strong. When this one wears out I’ll get another. Size and weight is just right.

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