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Sil Hex Peak V4A

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List Price:  £179.99
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Product Code:  WF129
Brand:  Luxe Outdoor

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Adjustable Tarp Pole 163XAdjustable Tarp Pole 163X

The V4A is now available in Green or Desert.

You can now buy the Hex Peak V4a fly only and V4a inner only as two individual items. A bucket footprint is now available as an optional extra.

Michael the designer and owner is always keen to hear feedback and wants to keep developing his products to offer the best value he can. As such he took on board our comments and desire for it to be slightly bigger to suit taller and so the dimensions have been increased as follows;

  • Total shelter height 2cm taller
  • The inner is 8cm longer, 5cm deeper at the widest point and 3cm deeper at the narrowest point
  • The weight penalty is minor as the previous outer was 620g and the inner 495g

The whole tent has been given a review and any areas of potential weakness have been reinforced and made more durable for the wide ranging weather conditions Europe can throw at it.

All in all we expect this tent to be another massive seller this year. A full review video will follow as soon as the first shipment has arrived.

Optional extra: For those people who love this shelter and would like more space inside for two people. There is a double V4 inner which will fit this shelter and allows for a small vestibule.


Initial pitch thoughts: The first difference I notice is that the guys are much longer than before, allowing for much greater height and ventilation for different conditions. The inner guys are also very long, which mean they too can be hooked over the pegs used on the outer. To prevent the 'upstands' on the inner from slipping to fall in line with the nest, it is best to tie a small overhand loop to lock it in place, which means when the guy is pulled the 'upstand' will stay erect and create maximum space in the inner. Every panel has a slider sewn in halfway across the base, so that additional guys can be  added very easily, which is nice touch. The pegs supplied are the extra long versions. It certainly makes the whole internal space much more roomy for users around 6 foot tall. The double ended J-Zip is excellent for ventilation and the top vent has good additional rain protection coverage, to prevent the weather being driven up the door and through the mesh.
 
  • Flysheet 40D/230T Nylon ripstop fabric with one side PU and one side siliconized
  • Inner tent: High density nylon mesh
  • Inner floor: 68D nylon taffeta PU.  4000mm water column
  • Pole: Not included
  • Guy ropes: 11 lines included
  • Stake: 18cm Alloy Y-Stake x6 (For minimum setting)
  • Silicone seam glue included
  • Hydrostatic Head: 2500mm
  • Weight:               
    • V4 Out fly: Approx 660g
    • V4 Inner: Approx 600g
    • 6x Stakes: 84g

Please note that the ideal pole for this shelter is the Luxe 163X pole.

Seam sealing the tent

As the silicone tents are designed without seam taping, we recommend user to apply seam sealing on the outside seam of flysheet where necessary (Mainly around the crown area). Along the horizontal stitching around the vent. Down the zip and 'inside' the guy loops and top loop. (Pull apart with your fingers) Anywhere water can gather is a potential point of issue if the tent will be subjected to prolonged rainfall or a persistently wet environment.

Further updates: The Hex Peak series has been expanded as follows and the V4 inner supplied with this shelter will also fit the larger F6 model and the much larger Octapeak model. In fact 2 x F4 inners will sit inside the Octapeak and still leave room for cooking.

Average Rating (21 Reviews):  
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Customer Service
Wednesday, 1 February 2017  | 

I can't comment of the tent as I have not used it yet but what I have seen it looks of a good quality.
The customer service from Backpacking Light has been first class.
I was waiting for stock to arrive and received and email to tell me that the
tent was now in stock.
Plus you get some Skittles!

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Great service!
Friday, 27 January 2017  | 

I haven't tested the tent yet. However the service and shipping of backpackinglight is amazing! Ordered it wednesday from the Netherlands and it had arrived this fridday, superfast! Also like the added Skittles in the box of the tent and a personal hand written message. Really great, appreciate it! I'll give my tent review when I get the chance to use it.

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Sil Hexpeak V4A
Monday, 21 November 2016  | 

I ordered my Sil Hexpeak V4A and the next day it was delivered, and with a free pack of skittles. Brilliant.
The tent is very light and end excellent quality. The porch area is huge and the overall headroom is superb. Up to yet it's been a good investment, so thank you so much backpacking light.

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Sil hex peak v4
Thursday, 3 November 2016  | 

I've only set the tent up in my wooden floored garage using awls to peg , so can't wait to take it out on Dartmoor .the tent looks well made , and very roomy for a one man set up .good light sturdy pegs which are a bonus too. The vestibule is humungus , good for bike campers I think.
The service was top notch , very attentive , but unfortunately now I'm addicted to 'skittles '!

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excellent
Tuesday, 1 November 2016  | 

skittles! great service and sonic boom delivery times. Very happy - Hexpeak V4a is even more impressive, and an ever bigger bargain in real life. Ideal inner, solid pole, great fly ( which, by accident, makes a surprisingly nifty cape).

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Great shelter with only one thing left to change
Tuesday, 4 October 2016  | 

I had been looking at thi tent for a while ans very please with it so far. Set it up at the weekend and it wasnt the faff I feared it would be. I used my clip lock walking poles with the bottom section removed and an old bottom piece with the basked sawn off to join them. It worked perfectly. Id watch the Luxe mode tips on YouTube and adopted those as well.

The only thing I need to change is the mid ridge guy line ties. I think these have been made bigger after previous feedback but it means the pull angle is way out. All the strain goes throuch the top end of the stitching. I ended up using sticks to raise the pull height but this isnt an ideal solution as I often camp above the treeline. So... This can be resolved by folding the tab downwards and puting a line of stiching down the length ofwhere it joins the tent (stopping just short to allow the guy line to pass through).

Overall though im really pleased. Theres lots of room and head height and it wakes use of the poles I carry anyway. Its light, great value and certainly come with my recommendation

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Sil hexpeak v4a
Tuesday, 23 August 2016  | 

Firstly,many thanks to all at Backpackinglight for a fantastic service and nice touch with a pack of sweets.I used the hexpeak at the weekend on Dartmoor in strong winds and rain.Wow !It didn't move,sheds wind brilliantly,not a drop of rain inside and the lack of condensation was impressive.I did erect the tent on arrival to check for any faults before i seam sealed .The ease of pitching was excellent with such a basic layout.I love this tent and the space is incredible,especially the porch area and i'm 6ft 1".Enough room for rucksack,large dog,stove,wet gear..The only comments would be why are the main guy points not reinforced the same as the middle guy points?.Also,i feel that the little rods that are meant to hold the inner floor upright should have little rubber bungs on the ends to prevent the rods piercing the material after prolonged use.This applies to the venting rod also.these areas are under a lot of pressure and for the tiny amount of weight gained i feel these would greatly help in reducing stress points.Apart from that ,this is a fantastic bit of kit..

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Amazing Tent
Sunday, 7 August 2016  | 

I purchased this tent as a light weight option for motorcycle touring. It fit in my 25l drybag style backpack with kit easily and was very lite, even with the pole.

I recently used it in the Brecon Beacons where it rained persistently. Luckily I used the sealant which worked a treat and I didn't have one leak or the entire holiday (you don't go to wales for the weather).

A really great feature is being able to pitch the fly sheet before the inner, this allows for easy pitching in the rain. It was equally very handy when packing up. I could literally pack everything up under the outer when raining which saved me getting very very wet.

I would 100% reccomend this tent.

Also, the customer service was excellent. I got a spork as a free gift as I do not eat refined sugar (I was told you usually get skittles).

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Love it!
Monday, 1 August 2016  | 

I have had the tent in use now for one season. Fortunately, never in very heavy rain, as i keep postponing the cumbersome task of seam sealing it.
Setting it up with the two hiking poles (and the "Missing Link" i ordered) is very easy and quick.
There are quite a few helpful videos on the internet on doing this efficiently.
One of the biggest advantages for me of this tent over many others is that you can actually sit on your sleeping pad with the mosquito net closed. So much space!!!
In Sweden, where there were shelters and it did rain heavily, i just hung the inner tent on a hook in the shelter. In order to keep the mosquito net off my face, i created tension with my sleeping pad and put a heavy item in the furthest corner.

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Sil Hexpeak V4A
Tuesday, 26 July 2016  | 

I love this shelter. I've used it twice already and the space for one is brilliant. As with most tents I have started to personalise it to my own tastes but the overall quality of materials seems good. I think I'll be using it for quite a while.

The service from Backpackinglight was brilliant (even phoning me to check my postcode) I would recommend them to anyone

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