How to Fold Tent: Take Down, Roll and Fit Into Bag Video

Learn how to take down and then fold any shelter back into a small sack. The Megahorn Tipi was used in this video tutorial. However, this technique can be used with any tent or tarp on the market today. This is very important when you are trying to fit a portable shelter, into a small sack and then fit it into a backpack. We hope you find this helpful!

 

Tent Folding Video Transcripts

Folding a Tipi, Tent or Tarp Intro

Today we look at how to properly fold and put away the Luxe Megahorn 4-person teepee shelter. This technique allows the tent to be rolled small enough to carry in a backpack or storage in the included carry bag.

 

1: Take Down Tent Properly

To take down and fold the Megahorn, first remove the top cap and replace the stove jack cover, then unzip one of the doors and remove the center pole to collapse the tent.

It is recommended to zip the doors closed before folding and rolling the tent. Pull any remaining stakes from the body of the tent.

 

2: Folding Shelter Smaller and then Roll

Next grab the peak of the tent at the grommet to bring the sidewalls together. Give the tent a good shake, to shake off dirt and moisture, then spread the tent out on the ground like a picnic blanket, keeping the tent panels together.

Next fan or spread out the tent from the base on each side. Now from the base at each side, fold the tent in on itself to the center of the tent, and pull the underside fabric down to reduce bunching.

Repeat the fold again on each side, until the tent is about two feet wide at the base. Now fold the peak of the tent into the body of the tent, about a quarter fold, this fold should be no longer than the length of the tent storage bag.

Next fold the base of the tent into meet the fold of the peak, then fold the peak in again and fold one more time, this is for total folds.

You may need to press on the tent to push out trapped air before rolling, before rolling make sure the length of the folded tent is still shorter than the tent storage bag. Then roll the tent tight and wrap the included velcro cinch strap around, to keep the tent from unrolling.

 

3: Fit Into Tent Bag

Now fold the top cap, by folding in half and folding it each seam to bring the cap pieces together, and then roll. Break down your center pole return to the carry bag, and place the tent body top cap stakes and center pole inside the compression style storage bag, then roll the bag clip the buckles and tighten, and your tent is ready for quick setup at your next camp.