Duplex Instructions - Tent and Tarp

Guy Lines:
Guy lines are pre-cut and attached for you. Linelocs are sewn in place for adjusting the lines. If you choose to switch out your lines for a different cord these are the default lengths:

Front center, Back Center - Cut 102 inches (259 cm) and tie a stake loop at 40 inches (102 cm). The stake goes in the pre-tied loop, and the attached hooks clip back to one or both doors and adjust tight with a Lineloc.

Side Walls (cut 2x) - 54 inches (137 cm)

Corners (cut 4x) - 34 inches (86 cm)

If this is a tent, each of the zipper pull tabs should have a 7 inch (18 cm) pull cord attached.

*The two loops at the peaks of the tent, and up high on the side walls are used for the Duplex Flex tent poles add on.

Setup Instructions: If you have trouble getting a good pitch try playing around with the following:

Doors:
Any of the four doors can be clipped down, or rolled up independently. Leave at least one down-wind door open for air flow unless the weather is very bad.

Seam Sealing:
All Zpacks shelters have taped seams and bonded tie outs! No seam sealing necessary.

Setup instructions with optional Flex Poles:
If you have purchased the optional Flex tent pole kit you should have 4x 96" (244 cm) tent poles, 4x metal rings, 2x toggles, and a tent pole sack.

  1. Untie each of the four corner stake loops, and re-tie the loops the same way but with a ring attached.
  2. Loop each of the two toggles on to the two wall tie outs on the tent.
  3. Insert a tent pole diagonally such that one end is through a metal ring at the peak, and the other end is through the metal ring at the opposite corner guy line.
  4. Cinch the corner guy line to give the pole some flex and keeping it snugly in place.
  5. Insert the other three tent poles in the same fashion.
  6. Attach the toggle around the center of the X formed by the tent poles. The poles should have a moderate amount of flex so that the wall is pulled outward.
  7. In calm weather no stakes are necessary. If you wish to use the vestibules stake out the front and back door stakes. In moderate weather stake the two wall guy lines to keep the tent anchored. In extreme weather all eight stakes can be used including the corners.
  8. In very windy conditions you can get a more solid pitch by using sticks or trekking poles to brace the peaks of the tent.