View Full Version : 8 man tipi question

10-11-2004, 02:31 PM
Saw this on the specs about the 8 man tipi - but don't really see anyone talking about the options.

8 Man UL 5 lbs. 3 lbs.
8 Man Standard 7 lbs.

Is there a performance difference between the two? I think the only thing different is the netting and not overly sure what the netting would do for me - but to save 2lbs is nice.

Any opinions on which version to go with would be greatly appreciated.


10-11-2004, 02:37 PM
Not 100% sure, but thought Kifaru only do the UL fabric now.

"Standard Tipis discontinued
We have discontinued production of all "Standard" Ripstop Tipis in favor of our new Ultralight fabrics. We've found the paraglider cloth provides both superior strength and weight savings."


10-15-2004, 08:01 AM
Any time you can get stronger and lighter it's a win/win situation.

Read up on the new fabric here: Fabric Info (http://kifaru.net/tipifbrx.htm)

The only decisions now are which color, coyote brown or white?

And do you want the optional mosquito netting which adds 1 pound to the 8 man tipi?