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BrooklynBen
05-08-2005, 11:17 AM
What are the advantages to either choice? Those of you who have a Tipi; which color would you suggest?

bigbore442001
05-08-2005, 11:26 AM
I bought mine in the white a while ago. I was wondering about which color to get myself at the time.

It may sound silly but my biggest fear was that if I set up this tipi during deer season, would some clown shoot at the white if they happen to walk by in the woods? I know some may laugh at that but here in the East, you need to be aware of such things in states like Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the like.I just put up blaze orange surveyors tape around the camp area.

I sort of like the Coyote Brown. It sort of blends in the woods better. But I would still use the tape during the gun season.

imported_Mark
05-08-2005, 12:17 PM
I have the Coyote Brown. I chose it because it blends in well and the dirt doesn't seem to show up. It's still very bright inside of the Coyote Brown.

ovis
05-08-2005, 12:53 PM
BB,

I started out in a gold(yellow)ultalight 12man. When that color became unavailable, I chose the coyote brown for my personal 12man.........CB lets in a bunch of light and warms up quickly on chilly mornings w/o the stove....I really like mine.

Joe

Levi
05-08-2005, 01:37 PM
CB wasn't available when I purchased my tipi and we ended up going with the white color. Over time, it's lost any starkness it once had, and is much closer to olive color now then it is white.

Levi

Kevin
05-08-2005, 01:55 PM
I have tents in yellow, green, and CB.

I love the CB color. It lets in plenty of light, and hides in the woods beautifully. I don't worry about the paratipi getting shot any more than white, as white looks like the throat patch on a whitetail deer. If it is my time, I guess it's my time.

But that's why we have two colors. I drive a bright red Jeep and others would never have a red car, either.

Dave R.
05-08-2005, 06:56 PM
I'm a deer hunter and I have a white tipi....It really does not look "white" in the field...more like a rock....you could put some orange ribbon on a white or a CB tipi when you are inside of it for safety...you could take it down when you leave for concealment. I saw the CB color a the Northeast Rondy...I liked it...I like the white too. CB absorbs more heat from the sun says Ovis...that's a good thing...I'd lean hard on that advice!

Dave

Rusty Hook
05-08-2005, 07:04 PM
I got the CB in my paratipi. It blends in so well that it can sometimes be a little hard to find, especially toward evening. Like the others said, it lets in plenty of light in daylight or under a full moon. I got the white, which is really more of a light gray on my tent, for the 12 Man Tipi because I though it would be cooler in summer temps and reflect more light from the inside at night. What ever color you decide to choose, I don't think that you can go wrong with a Tipi. It's mostly a matter of personal choice. I don't think there is enough difference between them that either color could be considered right or wrong...Rusty

Rusty Hook
05-08-2005, 07:04 PM
I got the CB in my paratipi. It blends in so well that it can sometimes be a little hard to find, especially toward evening. Like the others said, it lets in plenty of light in daylight or under a full moon. I got the white, which is really more of a light gray on my tent, for the 12 Man Tipi because I though it would be cooler in summer temps and reflect more light from the inside at night. What ever color you decide to choose, I don't think that you can go wrong with a Tipi. It's mostly a matter of personal choice. I don't think there is enough difference between them that either color could be considered right or wrong...Rusty

BrooklynBen
05-08-2005, 07:11 PM
Great stuff guys, THANKS very much!

I was really wondering if the CB would let in enough lite and how dirty the white got after a couple of years. Those were my biggest concerns regarding the choice. Now I'm pretty confident that I will go with the CB.

Thanks Again!

Sgathak
05-08-2005, 08:25 PM
I dont own a tipi, but have been in a few, and when I do finally get the opportunity to pick up a tipi, it will be in CB.

I like the camouflageing effect... effective in woods, desert, and - since theres no green - winter too. Its not "military" OD green so its still "PC" on sport hikes (I personally dont care about PC, but it makes life easier when travelling). It lets in a good amount of light, and warms up in the sun well (kifaru tipi ventilation lets heat out quickly if it gets too warm).

But, I have a buddy who keeps saying that the only "big tent" he will ever buy will be white. He wants a big wall tent or a canvas tipi... when I pointed out the Kifaru tipi, he liked it, but still said he liked the white because "its classic". Not my cup of tea, but you cant argue with "classic taste".

Woods Walker
05-13-2005, 06:34 PM
CB and I will show you why.

http://images5.theimagehosting.com/paratipi10.jpg (http://www.theimagehosting.com)


http://images5.theimagehosting.com/paratipi8.jpg (http://www.theimagehosting.com)
Blends in great on the outside.

Lets in lots of light on the inside.

http://images5.theimagehosting.com/paratipi16.jpg (http://www.theimagehosting.com)

CB works just as well in winter as white. I don't have any tipi's in white but I do have white tarps.

Pikia
05-16-2005, 06:58 AM
Nice pics Woods Walker.

I've been wanting to see a picture from the side and back of the paratipi and the interior. If you got others, of the interior post them please. It give us a chance to evaluate the interior size when there are gears in it.

On the color subject, wouldn't the CB color attract more heat in summer or does the venting of the tipi equals things out. Because on an august morning in a regular 3-season tent, its HOT!

Pikia

majormarvy
05-16-2005, 03:41 PM
Second that, nice pics WW. Hey, is that a cynlindrical stove I spy?

Woods Walker
05-16-2005, 10:14 PM
I have posted some of these pics in the past but will do so again. Yes Majormarvy the stove is a homemade job. I do have a small stove but felt the need to weld that round stove. Something to do I guess.

http://images5.theimagehosting.com/paratipi.jpg (http://www.theimagehosting.com)

http://images5.theimagehosting.com/paratipi11.jpg (http://www.theimagehosting.com)

http://images5.theimagehosting.com/paratipi4.jpg (http://www.theimagehosting.com)

http://images5.theimagehosting.com/paratipi6.jpg (http://www.theimagehosting.com)

http://images5.theimagehosting.com/paratipi13.jpg (http://www.theimagehosting.com)

http://images5.theimagehosting.com/paratipi18.jpg (http://www.theimagehosting.com)

Vernon
05-17-2005, 06:01 AM
Nice pics WW. Looks like I spotted a UCO candle lantern there also, right?

Woods Walker
05-17-2005, 06:10 PM
Vernon,

You have good eyes. I like the candle lantern. I use a LED for reading and cutting wood but that candle lantern gives me enough light to move around cook and boil water. It also puts out a little heat. But with the stove going that is a non-issue. On the other hand after the stove burns out it does keep things a bit warmer. I have fallen asleep to the lantern and it was still burning in the morning. Seemed warmer.

Woods Walker
05-17-2005, 07:34 PM
Now compare this years winter camping with last years before I got that paratipi. I believed I had the best one person packable set up that any winter camper could get. To think for just 1 lb more I got a heated shelter and a good nights sleep.

http://images5.theimagehosting.com/18.94.jpg (http://www.theimagehosting.com)

budman5
05-17-2005, 07:57 PM
Nice pictures WW
I like the looks of your camp....