Cimarron vs 4 man Tipi

Cimarron vs 4 man Tipi

Postby RPJR » Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:40 am

How do these shelters differ? What factors would cause someone to choose one over the other?
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Re: Cimarron vs 4 man Tipi

Postby MontanaMarine » Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:33 am

I was making the same decision not too long ago.

My thoughts were,

4-man tipi pros: Ability to stand up fully (I'm 6'3"). More wind resistant shape. 20 stakeout points for foul weather holding strength. Flexi-pitch option.

Cimarron pros: Lighter weight. Less expensive. Simpler pitch.


I ended up going with a 4-man tipi.

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Re: Cimarron vs 4 man Tipi

Postby RPJR » Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:52 pm

Thanks for the response, Montana Marine. I'm leaning toward the Tipi since I already have some real lightweight shelters in case I want to go real light.

Did you get a stove as well? If so which one?
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Re: Cimarron vs 4 man Tipi

Postby MontanaMarine » Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:39 pm

No stove yet. Eventually I'd like one of the Large size. I'm thinking the flat-top style seems more versatile for cooking on than the cylinder styles. But a little heavier. Everything is a tradeoff.
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Re: Cimarron vs 4 man Tipi

Postby swisski » Sun Sep 13, 2015 6:05 pm

I'm curious as to how the Cimarron would fair in real foul or windy weather? Anybody have any experience with this shelter in harsh winds yet?
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Re: Cimarron vs 4 man Tipi

Postby kevin_t » Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:35 am

The 4 person will be better in really bad winds just due to shape / extra tie outs and guy outs. That being said, I have had the Cimarron in pretty solid winds and been very happy with it.
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Re: Cimarron vs 4 man Tipi

Postby MontanaMarine » Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:45 pm

Here's a pic of a 4-man that gives some appreciation for how many stake loops there are. 20 stakes on that small of a perimeter (and 10 more guyouts) gives a pretty good grip on Mother Earth.....grin.

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This 4-man is 70d fabric. That comes with a weight penalty (about 6 lbs all-up with pole/stakes), but it's a tough little shelter.

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Re: Cimarron vs 4 man Tipi

Postby kevin_t » Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:00 pm

The stake number will change soon to 16/8 but it is essentially the same shelter


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Re: Cimarron vs 4 man Tipi

Postby Flint Blaze » Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:24 am

Cimarron what's the pack size,weight with
Med. Stove .
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Re: Cimarron vs 4 man Tipi

Postby telelliott » Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:55 pm

I used my Cimarron for two weeks on my MT archery elk hunt and it did really well with no issues in some 60+ wind, rain, and snow in the Centennial range above 10k feet. I hunt hard in grizzly country so I just sleep and dry out in mine. I would rather save weight for food and other gear. If your backpack hunting I think its perfect for 2 people with a stove/gear.
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