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Product Code:  WF129
Brand:  Luxe Outdoor

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 (43 Reviews):  
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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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Rating:  
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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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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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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sil hex peak v4a
Thursday, 15 March 2018  | 

At last a tent that I can sit up inside and do my admin or cook without having to lie on my side. Looking forward to using it in windy conditions.

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Excellent customer service.
Tuesday, 20 February 2018  | 

This is more of a thank you to everybody at B.P.L for there amazing customer service, i ordered my Hex Peak V4A late evening on Sunday it arrived by lunch time on Tuesday very well packaged by D.P.D.
Now here,s the really nice bit,that little hand written note wishing me wonderful adventures,and a little bag of Skittles ...wow!!! you don,t get that level of friendly personal service very often these days!! it.s a little bit like buying from a friend!!
So many thanks to Bob and everybody at B.P.L from a very happy customer,I will certainly be recommending B.P.L to family and friends.
I will give my initial thoughts on the Hex Peak, and a long term review as the many adventures and summer unfold. many thanks guys!!

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Unfinished Business
Monday, 19 February 2018  | 

I am more than pleased with the outer, it pitches in minutes and is very stable but the inner feels unfinished. I assume the inner is designed to fit other shelters as there is a lot of adjustment required to get it to fit and it seems necessary to carry out mods yourself to get it to pitch properly. I would have thought with all the feedback online Luxe could amend the design to suit themselves.

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Response:

From your comments my gut feeling is that you haven't pitched the tent high enough to allow the inner to be pulled taught. Thus it might be sagging and not looking neat. With a 6 inch air gap around the perimeter you should find the inner either clips onto the 'O' rings, or the guys loop over the pegs. Some people peg the inner independently which allows for maximum tension. The inner is designed to fit the shelter specifically, however as you mention, it will also fit a variety of other products on the market.


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