Anything compare to Kifaru tipi ?

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  1. hppyfngy

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    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? :ear
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    GoLite makes a Tipi style tent, but it does not allow for a stove inside.

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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?:ear
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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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    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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    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/showthread.php?t=350441&highlight=kifaru

    Lots of good information.

    And of course the source:

    https://kifaru.net/TIPI2009.html
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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 :eek1 , and not floorless, but zip-open hearthspace.
    http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/product/standard-item.jsp?id=0054769518302a&navCount=2&podId=0054769&parentId=cat550002&masterpathid=&navAction=jump&cmCat=MainCatcat20075-cat550002&catalogCode=IA&rid=&parentType=index&indexId=cat550002&hasJS=true
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    That's heavy alright. Heavy as our tipi. But at least you don't need 17 24' pine poles to set it up...:lol3

    That's a good source! Thanks.
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    Thanks, hadn't heard of that one. Any experience with it?
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    No, I found them through a Google search after following this thread and looking at the other maker's sites.

    I hunt through the late fall, this is a style of tent I have not considered but the idea of having a stove is appealing.

    Have hauled my Baker tent out in past years on a trailer behind my Rokon, this might be a good replacement as the mice did a number on the 25 year old Baker during the off season.
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    Hey, good equipment is expensive and lasts a long time. Speaking for the Kifaru, not the others which I don't know anything about personally.

    That being said I have read several things online about people having stove jacks sewn into tens like the goLite Shangri La 4. You could probably do that for under $400. Not a bad option...
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    I've got the original GoLite Hex3 (now called Shangri-la). It's is floorless and for camping/backpacking it's pretty awesome (thought my wife hates it :huh). I can't imagine how you could ever get a stovepipe/stove into a silnylon tent w/out risking spontaneous combustion of tent and possibly occupants.

    Maybe I'm missing something... I guess I'll have to research the stove penetration on canvas tent :dunno
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