The Sil Hexpeak F6e SJ is the new updated F6 model for all year round use with included stove jack.
The stove jack opening can be closed either with the delivered nylon fabric patch, or with the silicon stove jack. The included stove jack is suitable for temperatures up to 200°C. So depending on the kind of stove you use, further insulation might be required.
Combined with a small stove and chimney this could be the perfect winter camping set up.
There is no inner tent supplied, but the options include the V4A 1 person inner (half-mesh suitable up to 180cm), the F6E 1 person winter inner (mainly nylon suitable up to 185cm) or the F6 bathtub open floor.
A reliable air intake is very important while winter camping and prevention of a build up of CO2 and CO (Carbon Dioxide and Carbon Monoxide with a stove) can reach be harmful levels in a tight and maybe snow covered shelter. Due to this and the possibility of a build up of condensation we advise to try and keep as many vents open as comfort will allow and always have a Carbon Monoxide detector in the shelter if using a stove.
To keep the very high wind stability and maintain the room under heavy snow loads, the guy out points have been doubled. Connections between nest and fly are all highly adjustable to suit different ground conditions, allow variations of pitching heights and make the locating of good pegging points easier.
A hook at the lowest part of the door zip takes the tension away from the two way zipper at the entrance, and a top loop enables the hanging of the tent from trees, branches or whatever will (safely) fit the bill.
All Sil-Hexpeak F6 tents are made out of siliconized ripstop nylon. The seams are underlaid with a robust webbing that obtains a very high stability to the whole tent. We recommend using the included seam sealant be applied to any areas of concern.
We recommend the 163 or 197 pole, or if you are a walking pole user to use one of our 'linking sections' to support the shelter.
If you intend to use the shelter in high winds and snow you will need to attach additional guys to the guy points with pegs (not included).