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Sil Hex Peak V4A

Our Price:  £169.99
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

You can now buy the Hex Peak V4a fly only and V4a inner only as two individual items.

A bucket footprint is also now available.

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 inside seam of flysheet and certain points on inner tent corner in order to obtain better rain proofing 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 (19 Reviews):  
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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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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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confusing designation
Saturday, 16 July 2016  | 

Then the tent arrived! Feels really good, have not tried it yet, this post is not a review on the tent, rather, on the supplier. Fast delivery here to Sweden, very good customer service, respond to emails within 24 hours!
As for that which is not good! Tent box indicates that it is a V4A, however, it is the stuff sack that there is a standard V4! According to the customer, the supplier has not changed its designation to pack the bag yet. Does not feel good, even though the customer service assured me that the tent is a V4A. Tent manufacturer should immediately ensure that the name on the bag indicating the correct designation for the content !! If I sell the tent ahead will be difficult to convince the next buyer that there is a V4A when it stands on the packing bag that it is a V4 ... very bad !! My question is if there are any details on the tent, demonstrating that it is a V4A, good to know for future sales plans! The rating is not high, not because of the supplier, rather manufacturer who does not do their job right!

Will be back with a comment about the tent when I tried it on these northern latitudes, will be exciting to see what it is capable of!

Finally; think that the manufacturer will deliver the right stuff sack with the correct designation for the customers who bought the tent with the wrong name on the packing bag!

Have a good life all!


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Thanks for your review of the V4A stuff sack. There are significant differences between the V4 and the V4A which can be easily shown to any potentail buyer further down the line.

The other suggestion would be to hold onto the packing box, which would add more information for your reference.

Almost perfect
Monday, 11 July 2016  | 

Ordered late Tuesday; delivered early Thursday morning with Bob and Rose's usual efficiency.

Took it straight out of the box and off to the Welsh coast for a week of strong winds and torrential rain. Pitched with a 1.55m pole height for good ventilation and a good view of the driving rain. The were a few drips from the upper seams after 36 hours soaking, but nothing serious.

I have no idea if there have been any changes from V4 to V4a, but everything looked well finished, apart from a few loose threads. The only 'problem' was a missing loop to secure the door. Easily surmounted though.

Stacks of room inside. A perfect static camp tent for me. It's light, but still more than I like to carry at 1.4kg.

Forget, the tapes as a pitching guide. There is a video on luxeoutdoor. de which shows an easier way:
Link the corners of the door together with hook.
Stretch out the corners of the panels each side of the door and peg out.
Unhook, and pull out the front and back.

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