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Product Code:  WF129
Brand:  Luxe Outdoor

Adjustable Tarp Pole 163XAdjustable Tarp Pole 163X
Pole MushroomPole Mushroom

 

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: 5 lines included (Additional 10 guys and pegs required if you use all attachment points)
  • 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 (NB: Recent material alterations in production would appear to have added 230g to the weight of the inner - Now 830g)
    • 6x Stakes: 84g

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

Top tips for a stable shelter in all weathers

If the supporting pole sinks at any stage the material will lose all the tension and the tent can become unstable in high winds, with the possibility of the pole moving.  The common tip here is to cut a tennis ball in half and use each half at either end of the pole. It prevents the pole from sinking and also reduces the pressure on the peak. Once this is in place, applying tension on all the surrounding guys will maintain tension throughout the night. Some use Marmite caps or Rebar Mushrooms.

In excessive wet weather we have had occasional reports of the supplied guys slipping in the cleats. A simple overhand knot will stop this. Alternatively replacing the guys with our 2mm Dyneema cord will jam in the cleats nicely.

Hot Tenting

There appears to be a certain amount of confusion currently regarding what is a stock item available from Luxe in the UK and
the customised 'hot tent' option which appears to be on offer in the US.

Currently Luxe Hiking Gear (the US importer/retailer) is customising the V4a, F6a, F6e and F8a to order adding a stove jack as the customer requires.

We are unable to offer this service in the UK currently, so if this is something you require please contact them directly using the below links.

Hexpeak V4A - Hexpeak F6A - Hexpeak F6E - Hexpeak F8A

Any warranty issues you may have with the shelter will be dealt with directly by them.


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.

Seam Sealing Video


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 (46 Reviews):  
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Sil Hex Peak V4A
Monday, 24 August 2020  | 

I have only just recieved this but have taken it out to practice puttingit up in high winds. The forecast was for 46mph winds and I put it up on the edge of a ridge so the gusts felt higher than that. Putting a tent up for first time in those winds is never going to be easy but it went up fine fisrt time. I put it up then sat in it for about an hour. first of all the tent stayed up with just the main pegs which amazed me put it did move quite a lot, then I added the mid panel pegs and it steadied and was quite and did not lose its form even in big gusts it did not need the extra guys which are half way up the tent. More importantly I never felt as ifthe tent was at its limits or even close to them. I did use longer pegs and would have a selection of different types at home to pack according to the expected conditions as in wet ground it might struggle with any of the standard ones. I did think the half tennis ball idea was great for the top of the pole as it did look at bit pokey and stressed before I put the half tennis ball on. The Inner went in ok but was a bit saggy however I think i probably wont use the inner in the winter and in the summer with a bit of practice I will get bettter at pitching it. The spaceinside was just right I would not say it was huge as some reviews have said but it is big enough. Getting it down in the wind was easy. It did rain whilst i was getting it down so I just got back under the flattened fly sheet and zipped it up and in an emergency i would definitely use it like that again if the pegs would not hold when it was up as normal. when it flattened with the pegs in it was very quite,no flapping just pinned to the ground by the wind and virtually no strain on the pegs, so a great emergency shelter for up to four as well. this is obviously a very early review but the conditions were fairly extreme and I have had many tents in many conditions over the years and this felt like a good one.

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HEX PEAK V4A
Saturday, 22 August 2020  | 

What a fantastic tent, high performance tent from what I think a high performance company. I used the HEX PEAK V4A on a permission woodland camp, I chose the coyote brown Hex Peak and this colour really blends in with the woodland. backpacking light a big thank you for your help.

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Hexpeak 4a
Wednesday, 16 January 2019  | 

Bought this tent on recommendation to walk the Pennine Way and other trips.
Pros: fly pitches quickly and easily even in bad weather. No probs in wet and windy weather. Groundsheet performed well even when pitched on bog, just some dampness where I kneeled on it.
Load of space, even the dog slept in the inner with me, can safely cook in the porch and leave all wet gear in the porch while all dry stuff can be left in the inner. I really enjoyed having a brew with the door open looking at the view or stars.

Cons: the inner is a bit of a faff (especially after a long walk and/or when its cold and windy etc) to pitch. I replaced the guy lines with shockcord which made it a little easier. I also put some guyline on the outer zip puller so I could open/close the door without having to stretch out fully.
I found the silnylon sagged a fair bit in wet weather whereas my other tent (also 40D silnylon) doesn't (but is a simpler shape).

After quite a few trips I sold it on, I'm not a youngster any more and wanted something a little less fussy to pitch. But this is a really nice tent and once pitched performs very well.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Fantastic Tent, but poor pegs
Monday, 1 October 2018  | 

Great service and super fast delivery.
Tried tent for the first time this weekend.
Tent is stunning loads of room inside, porch with one person inner is cavernous .
Pegged out at main flysheet points with pegs supplied, supplementary mid-panel points with Alpkit tri-beam pegs.
A little windy overnight 16-18mph according to the weather forecast, tent itself stood up to the wind very well.
Next morning while packing found two of the supplied pegs on the windward side had bent, poor quality compared to the Alpkit pegs. Going to purchase Alpkit pegs to replace those supplied with the tent.

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Great tent
Wednesday, 22 August 2018  | 

Spent two wet and windy nights on the Mullardoch Round in early May with two of us in this tent using the v4a footprint (no inner). Pitching was speedily achieved by one person - glad I practised and removed the black guide cords (clipping the door clip to the guy point on the adjacent seam provides the required distance across the middle of the tent (hexagonal geometry), then unclip and peg out the two guys on each side of the ‘long side’ simultaneously – in my experience it's easier to get right than using the guides. I think it helps if the guys are set to a similar length and the clipping is performed before it’s put away). Room enough for two to simultaneously organise wet kit (using a small piece of thin groundsheet near the door), get into dry clothes, and then cook in the (well ventilated) tent. Seam-sealed and with the extra guys added it stood up to some strong gusts and remained dry inside other than a little condensation from cooking. A well-made, lightweight tent.

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Excellent tent and service
Monday, 25 June 2018  | 

After much research and deliberation I chose this tent for use when cycle-touring.

It's lightweight and for it's pack weight, it has a large and comfortable internal plan area - I'm 5'10" - easily swallowing all 4 of my panniers and handlebar bag.

I seam-sealed mine and it was leak free during a 10 day tour on the Outer Hebrides. It also remained taut in some pretty blustery and exposed conditions.

The pitching is a little fiddly until you've understood the parameters of the rig but I consider this as no disincentive to this tent.

I did adopt a small modification - as variously described on You Tube - that better allow the inner floor walls to remain upright when pitched.

As I'm cycling I opted for the extendable tarp pole that I use with the tent and this works well. I carry mine - ends protected with old inner tube - in with the tent.

The only issue I did have was resolved quickly by the team at Backpackinglight so I can also testify to the excellent service I received.

Overall an excellent tent and service - I'd recommend both.

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Worth every Star
Tuesday, 5 June 2018  | 

Relatively light, well made, extremely spacious and for less than £200 you couldn't get any better. Bit of a struggle to erect it first (and second!) time but after that...a piece of cake. Would I recommend it...you bet your life I would. And the service from BPL was, as always, exemplary. Many thanks.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful.


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Very Happy!
Wednesday, 11 April 2018  | 

Fantastic tent, would highly recommend this!

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Super Fast Postage
Thursday, 22 March 2018  | 

Ordered Thursday afternoon and the tent was with me on Friday. Great service from a small company and even a little hand written note to go along with the order. Not had the tent up yet but very happy with the purchase.

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0 of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Purchase of tent
Friday, 16 March 2018  | 

The customer service is second to none. Communication is excellent and the staff are friendly and professional. To be recommended.

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