We make Double Wall (DW), Single Wall (SW) and Hybrid style shelters. Learn about each here.

All of our shelters are non-freestanding. That means that they require staking to remain standing. They are designed to utilize your trekking poles for support, but we offer optional tent poles for most of our shelters as an alternative.

Double Wall
(Cirriform DW)
2-piece design comprised of separate rain fly and inner net-tent

Advantages

  • Better ventilation
    ~ Less prone to condensation
  • More versatile
    ~ You can use either piece independently of the other
    ~ You can get more variability in the fly as it is less constrained by the floor.

Disadvantages

  • More complex
    ~ More lines and connections
Single Wall
(Cirriform SW)
1-piece design with floor and bug netting integrated into rain fly

Advantages

  • Simple
    ~ Less fuss due to one-piece design
  • Better on-the-fly adjustment
    ~ The Cirriform SW's side mesh panels can be cinched shut from the inside.
  • Wider floor
    ~ Provides a little more elbow room along the sides.

Disadvantages

  • Less ventilated
    ~ More prone to condensation
  • Less protected from effects of condensation
    ~ When there is condensation, there's no netting barrier between you and the fly above to block spritzing or prevent you from touching the surface when sitting up.
  • Less versatile
    ~ One piece design means fewer pitching configurations
Hybrid
(Swiftline)
1-piece design that blends the properties of DW and SW style shelters

While still one-piece, hybrid shelters have netting configured such that there is a double layer of material (netting and rain fly) between you and the outside for a significant portion of the shelter. Our Swiftline shelters utilize this design.

  • Roomiest of our shelters
  • Versatility offers many of the advantages of a DW in a one-piece shelter