- Tent and Tarp
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.
- Adjust your two trekking poles to around 48 inches (122 cm).
- Give your corner guy lines some slack. Stake out all four corner guy lines
at a 45 degree angle, roughly straight off the corner point.
- Insert the front trekking pole outside the screen with the handle at the
peak and the tip in the ground. If you angle the pole slightly it will stay
standing up easier during setup. Stake out the front center guy line.
- The front corners of the tent should be about 6-8 inches (18cm) off the
ground. If the tent is not at the right height give yourself more or less
slack on the corner guy lines to bring the peak higher or lower.
- Insert the back center trekking pole the same way and stake it out. Stake
the wall tie outs.
- Pull all guy lines snug.
If you have trouble getting a good pitch try playing around with the following:
- The amount of slack on the corner guy lines.
- The angle the corner guy lines come off the tent.
- The length and angle of the trekking pole.
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.
All Zpacks shelters have taped seams and bonded tie outs! No seam sealing necessary.
Setup instructions with optional Flex Poles:
These instructions only apply if you have purchased the optional free-standing
Flex tent poles. Tents can also be retrofitted later.
- Your tent should have two small metal rings attached at each peak, and one
metal ring attached to each of the four corner guy lines. 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.
- Cinch the corner guy line giving the pole some flex and keeping it snugly
- Insert the other three tent poles in the same fashion.
- There should be toggles attached mid-way up each wall of the tent. 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.
- 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.