The Luxe Outdoor series of teepee shelters continues to grow and offer more and more flexibility for those wanting to mix and match their outers and inners to suit personal needs.
In this case the Octapeak F8e is the winter version of the popular F8 Octapeak and is supplies outer only. This means you can purchase one of several inners depending on personal needs.
8 Double inner takes up half the space and ideal for 2 people. For the single user the choice is between the the F6e inner or the V4a inner. And just to complicated things you can actually fit 2 x V4a inners inside this shelter.
It is supplied without a pole and this once again gives you options. You could use a pair of walking poles with a linking section, the 197X pole or the 231X Pole. We have found from experience that only the 231X pole does not flex in moderate to heavy wind conditions. Especially when the additional guys are attached to hold the shelter firm.
Please see the full chart on the Luxe Outdoor page.
As this is designed for winter use the main difference between this and the standard model is snow flaps and a stove jack. To allow you to place a small wood burning stove inside the shelter to turn in into a hot tent!
To suit the stove campers a velcro ‘Oxford Patch’ allows the pipe to exit the shelter without melting the surrounding material. However you MUST have a heat collar to go around the chimney pipe where it exits the tent through the stove jack, to protect the shelter material and Oxford Patch from heat damage.
Failure to do with will melt the fabrics. You place the stove inside the shelter at entirely your own risk.
If you have no desire to use the chimney feature a supplied rainproof velcro patch simply slots into place sealing the hole and the whole unit can be stored away attached.
Top tips for a stable shelter in all weathers
Safety advice: Please note your safety is important. Therefore use of a stove in this tent is at your own risk. Please ensure there is always ventilation and air flow when using a stove or heater inside this tent. Make sure the supporting guys are taught and any flammable material is kept clear of your heat source. We recommended that you completely extinguish your fire ensuring there are no smouldering embers before closing off tent vents. This will prevent the build-up of the poisonous carbon monoxide while you sleep. If in doubt, please purchase a Carbon Monoxide detector and ensure the batteries are always in good working order.
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