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Old 07-19-2010, 03:54 PM   #1
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Anything compare to Kifaru tipi ?

I bought the missus an 8 man Kifaru tipi tent a couple of years ago and we absolutely love it.

Now my buddy wants a tipi like it but can't afford the Kifaru, which is pretty damned expensive...

Anybody know of a comparable maker that would be less expensive?
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Old 07-19-2010, 04:50 PM   #2
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GoLite makes a Tipi style tent, but it does not allow for a stove inside.

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Old 07-19-2010, 05:27 PM   #3
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Thanks, I guess I should have been more specific.

He wants a 6-8 man floorless tipi tent that you can use a stove in. They often go in on horseback and primitive camp for several days. Being able to cook inside and heat the tent is a must.
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TiGoat is probably the closest thing I've heard of. A little less expensive.

Any scoop on them?

Anything else?
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:12 PM   #5
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Another Kifaru? No.

TiGoat was a regular on the Kifaru forum until he came out with a "similar" design. His tent may be a little cheaper, but the stove is more so it evens out (last time I checked). I will say his titanium stovepipe is worth the $$$ no matter whose stove if you are packing it yourself.

Cabelas has a few options that would work for pack animals (WAY heavier).
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DIY maybe?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pzfn_dZoNTU

http://www.trailquest.net/BRteepee.html
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Old 07-21-2010, 08:40 AM   #7
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Another Kifaru? No.

TiGoat was a regular on the Kifaru forum until he came out with a "similar" design. His tent may be a little cheaper, but the stove is more so it evens out (last time I checked). I will say his titanium stovepipe is worth the $$$ no matter whose stove if you are packing it yourself.

Cabelas has a few options that would work for pack animals (WAY heavier).
Are you saying TiGoat is not "another Kifaru?" As in they're not nearly as good?

Still hard for me to believe there isn't somebody making a decent tipi style tent. Seems so simple...

BTW, I've never seen a floorless tipi that can take a stove on Cabelas.

Making one would be cool, but I don't think I have those skills...
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Do you carry the Kifaru on the bike? Not the stove, I'd guess.

Does it pack small?

I've been interested in these Tipis for a while. I like the cotton/canvas european ones (tentipi.com) but they are definitely too bulky for m/c travel.

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Do you carry the Kifaru on the bike? Not the stove, I'd guess.

Does it pack small?

I've been interested in these Tipis for a while. I like the cotton/canvas european ones (tentipi.com) but they are definitely too bulky for m/c travel.

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I don't but you could. Actually the stove is the smallest part. Breaks down almost flat.

And the 8 man would be a little overkill on the bike I guess. They make a 4 man and several others that would be better for the bike.

Check this thread:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ghlight=kifaru

Lots of good information.

And of course the source:

https://kifaru.net/TIPI2009.html
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Old 07-21-2010, 01:22 PM   #10
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Are you saying TiGoat is not "another Kifaru?" As in they're not nearly as good?

Still hard for me to believe there isn't somebody making a decent tipi style tent. Seems so simple...

BTW, I've never seen a floorless tipi that can take a stove on Cabelas.

Making one would be cool, but I don't think I have those skills...
TiGoat is probably the closest to Kif when it comes to tipis. I have followed Kif for a LONG time, I know what they do to field test and bulletproof a design before it goes out. I have seen how they perform under extreme conditions. I just don't have the long term history w/ tigoat.

As for the Cabela's one, it was in the last catalog I got. Found it, HEAVY , and not floorless, but zip-open hearthspace.
http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...002&hasJS=true
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Old 07-21-2010, 01:33 PM   #11
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A decent option may be this:
http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...002&id=0003770

cut the floor out (leave a foot around the edges for sodcloth)
Get a stovejack sewn in. http://www.walltentshop.com/tentacces.htm
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Old 07-21-2010, 02:55 PM   #12
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TiGoat is probably the closest to Kif when it comes to tipis. I have followed Kif for a LONG time, I know what they do to field test and bulletproof a design before it goes out. I have seen how they perform under extreme conditions. I just don't have the long term history w/ tigoat.

As for the Cabela's one, it was in the last catalog I got. Found it, HEAVY , and not floorless, but zip-open hearthspace.
That's heavy alright. Heavy as our tipi. But at least you don't need 17 24' pine poles to set it up...

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That's a good source! Thanks.
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Old 07-22-2010, 07:50 AM   #13
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Black diamond Megamid is a floorless design

http://www.trailspace.com/gear/black-diamond/megamid/
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Old 07-22-2010, 07:17 PM   #15
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tipi tent

Here is another option:

http://www.tipitent.com/
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