of a tarp with the stand-up room of a Tipi, this hybrid is a great
combo of weight savings & comfort. At 6+ feet tall, you get
plenty of headroom, and can easily get dressed, stretch or pull in
a couple of camp chairs. All at just 4 1/2 pounds that shrinks down
into a tiny, man-carryable package. The semi-conical shape has no
big flat sides to catch wind or snow, and has proven its mettle in
sustained winds of 50 mph, and gusts of well over 70 mph. Weather
simply slides up and over, like a sawtooth. Want to save more
weight? Ditch the rear pole and use a trekking pole or cut stick
for a 3 ounce savings.
From Scott of Oxford Station, Ontario on 11/21/2016.
Great shelter with as usual kifaru quality
Great Product - Minor flaws
From Brad Passione of bozeman, Montana on 10/30/2016.
I love the concept of this tent! It is everything a backpack hunter could ask for.The only issue I have is there are small holes forming near the zipper on one side. This could be from my adventures, but I believe it just a wear issue.All in all this is a great product from a great company. Don't let my review deter you from purchasing one of their many options.
From Travis Rice of Spokane, Washington on 8/14/2016.
This sawtooth tipi is the nicest tent I've used. All of my buddies are wanting to hunt with me now. I can't wait until next month to take this baby out for 9 days.
From Robert Waldron of Peyton, Colorado on 3/27/2016.
I got a sawtooth last year for Turkey and Elk hunting. I wasn't sure if I'd like a floorless tent but the heater is so awesome and you don't have to worry about sweeping out a bunch of mud and dirt. It's even better that you can stand up in something about half the weight of a regular backpacking tent. It was a little different to get used too but I don't think I'll go back to a regular backpacking tent. Prior to purchasing I drove up to the store to have a first hand look before I dropped this kind of money and was sold right away. I can't remember who I spoke to but you wouldn't believe how great the customer service is. He stopped what he was doing and spent an hour or so showing me around the place and some different shelters. I got to see the stoves being built and compare the materials which allowed me to figure out the best option for me.
As good as it can possibly get!!
From Robert Lane of Colquitt, Georgia on 2/16/2016.
Sets up in 10 minutes. I have camped out twice in 30 degree weather. The high-wall oval stove keeps the tent super warm. We were in t-shirts. I would love to try it out in some super cold weather to see how warm it is
Fast and Light
From David of Dallas, Texas on 1/18/2016.
Without exception or qualification, this is the finest 2 person tent we've ever carried. Combined with the medium stove, it makes for a warm and windproof retreat in the mountains. It's light, and sets up quickly and intuitively, which is a major plus since most of our pitches are done in the dark. While we still enjoy a tarp in the summer, the capability and comfort of the Sawtooth could easily become our go-to shelter.Our confidence in Kifaru products continues to be well placed. Buy it once; buy it for life.David & ErikaDallas, TX
From Jacob Long of Grand Junction, Colorado on 12/24/2015.
This is my first floorless shelter and I really like it. I have spent a little over 25 nights in it this year. It's first trip was in Alaska in the North slope area. It was primarily used as a mess tent and 5 grown men used it daily to wait out storms and eat in. After setting it up proper into the wind it did great shedding wind and rain. It was clutch to get out of the weather and have a nice visit when we couldn't hunt. Great place to store extra gear and keep our tents free. The next trip was in UT for a week and it snowed a little every day. The stove was simply amazing and was again the favorite place to hangout in and eat. I then dragged it into the Colorado backcountry third season. My buddy and I ran 6 hrs into the wilderness before a storm hit to find a big bull. We found several bulls but nothing worth shooting. The storm hit us hard all night and we woke up to 8" of heavy snow. The tent held up great but due to the edges being covered we had some serious condensation. Being a rookie at floorless/single walled shelters I didn't have a bivy so my bag got very wet. Glad it was the last day and it didn't matter much. The Sawtooth is the easiest shelter I have ever used to set up. Super fast and easy for one guy. I love the fact you can run a stove and wear boots inside. I really like being able to stand up and stretch/dress like a human.
Sawtooth used for Dall Sheep Hunt
From Christopher of Sitka, Alaska on 12/21/2015.
My wife and I used our Sawtooth on a 5 day Dall Sheep hunt in Alaska and couldn't be happier with the tent and customer service! Very quick turnaround allowed us to bring the tent with us, and another quick turnaround to fix the tent when we had a small rip near the top of the ridge pole.
From Jeffrey Foster of Buford, Georgia on 11/22/2015.
Just completed 12 days of moose hunting in NW Montana. The tent worked well. It packs small and lite for those long packs into remote territory. It's the right size for 2 people and their gear along with a small stove. The only issue we had was from condensation as the last 6 days was 109% rain or wet snow. I look forward to many more hunts deep in the wilderness.
'Da Bomb (proof)
From DEHusker of Fort Collins, Colorado on 8/25/2015.
Yeah, freakin awesome. Shelters have come a long way since I carried an 8lb tiny 2 man tent 20 years ago. Now I carry this...5lb, 4 person in a pinch, pretty much hurricane proof. I get a little sketched out when a lightning storm comes up since the aluminum pole(s) seem like the perfect lightning rod but so far so good. I agree, it would be nice if Kifaru did some real seam sealing on these...you know, the professional kind of heat tape seam sealing. Oh well, mine's waterproof after a good 45 min seal job with the silicone stuff. Stove is awesome with it too. Nice sub 8lb package. Great winter/hunting base camp tent. Expensive but MADE IN THE USA, HOW CAN YOU GO WRONG WITH THAT?!
From Daniel Sprague of Westminster, Colorado on 7/28/2015.
Great shelter. I have absolutely no complaints there. It's an awesome compromise between the tipi and the tarp. The only thing I don't understand is why it doesn't come with the seams sealed. You would think that for the price they wouldn't ask the customer to do it.
Perfect Tent for Adventure Bikers
From Bug Out Biker of Sandy, Utah on 5/8/2015.
My full review is on http://bugoutbiker.com/2015/04/17/kifaru-sawtooth/Gear Review: Kifaru SawtoothTweetReceived my new Kifaru Sawtooth last week.Very excited to set it up and test it out. In this video, I show the kit, setup and take down.After this video, I set it up again, sealed all the seams with silicon, then hosed it down for 10 minutes. No leaks.After it dried, put it back into the kit, and set out for Death Valley, CA. The weather went from 99 degrees to 38 degrees, and wind where we camped gusted up to 50 mph. The tent fared very well. In the morning, I used my Esbit stove inside the tent with the door open. I boiled 2 cups of water in about 3.5 minutes to make a quick bacon and egg breakfast with some coffee.The guys I was camping with were impressed at how HUGE the tent was, and amazed at how small if packed away.I packed the tent, into a waterproof bag with some other items I would only need at night, and strapped it to the side of my bike where I normally have a metal box. Using the bag, instead of the metal case saved me a great deal of weight, and the length of the tent pole spanned the rack so there was no fear of the back pushing through the opening in the rack. It worked out great.IMG_2489 IMG_2490 IMG_2488In Death Valley, we set up in a steady wind of about 30 – 40 MPH. Dust everywhere. But despite the wind, the tent went up easily, even faster than in the video.In the morning, due to wind all night. There was dust stuck to the inside and outside of the tent. I suppose it was because the material was new, or maybe it was static electricity. Either way, I just shook it, and stuffed it back into the bag and took off. Came down very quickly. I think I had my tent down before the others. So far, I have nothing bad to say about it.The fact that there is no floor was not an issue at all. In fact, it was kind of nice that I could walk in and out of the tent with boots on, and not worry about tracking in mud, sticks, or dirt. I had a pad with my bag on it. On the next trip, I will also take a poncho, so that I can throw my gear on it, or stand on it with socks or bare feet, but even with out that, it was no problem.I’d give this at least 8 out of 10. Quick and easy to pack. Light weight, very spacious, and I could stand up inside. Loads of extra room inside for my gear or a guest if I wanted to share. Retails for around $800 and even has an optional stove that also packs flat and very light weight. Hopefully, I will be reviewing the stove in the fall.
A very nice tent
From Seven mile of Seattle, Washington on 11/23/2014.
Very well designed and built. So far I've used it winter camping in cascades with wife and on a solo elk hunt in SW Montana this fall. As a one man, man-packed base camp for a week, this tent was exceptional. Light weight but very roomy. Easy to set up w/ clear instructions and marked start points. Easy to pitch tight. Very stable in constant wind on elk hunt. I'll be ordering kifaru snow stakes if I use it snow camping again.
From AC Jones of Riverside, California on 7/9/2014.
I've had my Sawtooth for about three years now. ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS KIT!. Easy set up, tear down. Roomy - I'm 6'4" - and have no problems standing, sitting, or even using a full size cot. I have the medium sized stove which works incredibly well (exceptional design BTW). In short I've used it for week long stays in the mountains, foothills and desert with NO problems. Stake out the first 5 points (with the orange tabs), put in the poles, finishing putting the stakes for the other loops and guy lines and it's pretty near bomb proof. At 1.5-2 lbs - you don't even know it's in your pack... All the VERY BEST! and happy trekking... AC Jones p.s. and at 64 years young - I like the fact it's light and at 6'4" I can duck into the entrance rather than crawl...
2/2/2016 – Hi, I've been looking at the sawtooth for sometime now and have a few questions. First is the about the liner. Is it a floor . . .
Response From Kifaru Intl.: Hi Kraig,The liner in our sawtooth is for condensation, it only covers the walls. The shelter remains floorless with the liner. The liner is removable and is not sewn in.
3/4/2015 – I am interested in ordering the sawtooth shelter with liner. Is it possible to order this shelter with a five inch stove . . .
Response From Kifaru Intl.: We could cut a 5" stove port jack in the Sawtooth. It's just going to a bit crowded.
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