This shelter from Luxe Tents can use trekking poles to set up, which replaces tent poles. It has an all-weather shelter that give you 360 degree protection from the elements, but has the flexibility to pitch at various heights to control ventilation. There is even an option to hang the shelter from the top loop, allowing you to use no tent poles at all. This makes this makes the Hexpeak extremely versatile!
This guide was created for the user to be walked through step-by-step on how to take this tent out of the box and get it ready for a camping trip adventure.
These same principles can be applied to most tipi tent designs as well.
Hexpeak User Guide Video
User Guide Video Transcripts
Setup Using Solo Inner Tent
In today's video, we will be going over how to set up the Hexpeak 2-Person Tipi, with the one and a half person solo inner tent.
Selecting a Campsite
To begin, find a large flat area, make sure the door is facing away from heavy wind and the inside sleeping region is on the high ground, in case of rain.
Initial Outer Tent Setup
The outer tent comes with six long factory guidelines, allowing for length customization and various conditions, such as snow, rocks or gravel.
The standard is the cut off 25% from each corner, which we will then use to attach the five tensioners, leaving one cut section as extra. All cut ends should be singed to prevent frayed line, this can be easily done with a lighter.
Create a loop knot at the end of the six guidelines and five tensioners. These will be used to attach the stakes to the tent.
Tent Stress on Guyline Cord
The six factory guidelines are for main tension support allowing heavy force. It is important that the five tensioners are only used for light fine-tuning, to help spread out the weight of snow and rain.
The optional guideline loops can be used as well, if additional light tension support is needed.
To install the tensioner cord, insert the singed end up through the back and over into the front. Tie an overhand knot to prevent slipping and ensure grip, as a reminder, all six guidelines and five tensioners, should be set up with this loop and knot configuration.
Tent Stakes Come with Tipi
Luxe Y-stakes are designed to grip dirt in all directions, and hold steady to ensure a stable shelter throughout harsh weather.
When using a headlamp the reflective stake cord helps to locate in the dark, while the loop ensures easy removal with your finger.
Getting Ready to Pitch
To start the pitching process, insert stakes into the four side guideline loops.
Adding Tent Poles
We will be using the Luxe Trekking Pole in this setup, designed for pitching ultralight shelters, it reaches the ideal height of 137 centimeters, while still maintaining a compact and portable size. You are able to use your own trekking pole, just ensure that length is sufficient.
Another option is our Luxe segmented aluminum center pole, which adds stability in high winds and heavy snows.
Extend and lock the trekking pole at its max 137 centimeters, and insert into top of the outer tent.
The fabric in this section is reinforced to ensure stability and durability.
Hanging Using No Poles
For additional space, the top loop of the outer tent allows for pitching with no pole.
First 4 Stakes Create a Rectangle
After the trekking pole has been set up, observe all four inserted stakes and lightly tighten into a rectangle. It is important that you do not over tighten.
Adding Remaining 2 Stakes
Now that the four light adjustments have been made, add the remaining two stakes to the front and the back guidelines, ensure that all six stakes follow the seam line.
Forming a Solid Shelter
Tighten all six guidelines, observe wall panels to ensure equal tightness, walking around the tent for micro adjustments. The final shape should be equal on all sides.
Adjusting Airflow Into Tent
For sunny days, create more space between the ground and the tent for better airflow, for snow or windy conditions, less space is ideal.
The outer tent air vent allows for even further improved airflow.
Door on the Hexpeak Tipi
If desired, the door rolls up and could be hooked to the mid-panel.
For high winds, there's a hook at the bottom of the door to keep the zippers closed.
The double zipper system, allows for complete closure with a few inches open for airflow.
About Floorless Outer Tent
At this point, you now have a fully functioning shelter. Additionally, you can use a bivy sack, groundsheet, bathtub floor or inner tent.
The outside tent surface is PU coated, while the underside fabric is siliconized, to help with durability and maintain fabric tension during temperature shifts.
To improve waterproofing, you can use seam sealer to cover the outer tent hoods horizontal seams, as well as vertical seams, 12 inches from the top, down past the hood.
Modular Inner Tent Setup
Luxe offers two inner tent sizes, the 2-person and the one and a half person. Today we will showcase the solo inner tent.
Spread out the two side, and three back corners to match the shape of the tent. To attach the inner tent, it is best to use an additional stake on the left and right side mid-panels, utilizing the back three pre-existing stakes as well, not the hook on the inner tent cord.
Lightly tighten the five cords to create the tub. Do not over tighten or the outer tent will change shape.
Lift the solo inner tent and attach the hook to the ring at the top of the tent.
To prevent moisture from forming at the contact point, ensure that there is a gap between the inner tent mesh walls and the outer tent walls.
As with the outer door or the solo inner door can be rolled and hooked open. Gear stash pockets inside walls, allow for additional storage such as headlamps and other tools.
The waterproof bathtub floor helps prevent you from getting wet, if rain runs below the tent, while the orange fabric is water-resistant, helping against rain splashes and providing wind protection, as well as temperature regulation.
Extra corner room in the inner tent, can be used for additional items, while the remaining outer tent space, ensures a sizeable living area. The no-see-um mesh fabric is ideal for buggy nights.