weight, ease of set up, with plenty of room for two people, gear,
stove and wood, the Tut shelter is sure to be popular for
packing light and living well in the backcountry.
From Anonymous of Draper, Utah on 1/29/2017.
I recently did a 5 day hunt up at 9200 feet in the middle of October using the tut with smith cylinder stove. During the hunt 3 of the nights we were there the wind blew 30 mph gusting up to 60 mph. This tent flaps a lot but it held up to the abuse. We never even lowered the stove pipe and it held. The tent has tons of room for two guys all your gear and several days worth of wood.
need liner for condensation
From Anonymous of San Diego, California on 1/22/2017.
This was my first floor less shelter. I used the tut for 5 days in AZ during a January archery hunt. I also had the stove with the tent. Every day there was rain, snow, sleet, with only one day of sunshine. The stove kept the tut very warm (if you can find dry material to burn), but there was a huge amount of condensation on the inside of the tent every morning. If I could keep the doors open to dry it out during the day or during the night it would have helped. If you purchase this tent (or any Kifaru has to offer) I would highly suggest getting a liner to prevent condensation especially if you are going to be in wet conditions.There is also a small cord near the top to hang wet clothes, boots, or socks on to dry. This is a great idea and I've done it in my other tents, but the cord is too close to the stove pipe.I really like the tut and will continue to use it, but if you are in wet, damp conditions it may not be the best option.
From Nate Long of Ogden, Utah on 12/8/2016.
Spent numerous nights in the Tut this fall with a stove and have been very happy with it.It stood up to more wind than expected.Would love to see a 5 man model with an additional foot on each wall.
Better for dryer climates
From Dedoubleu of Anchorage, Alaska on 10/13/2016.
All in all a well built shelter. Was initially thinking it could use a skirt around bottom to keep wind out. That was until the weather turned wet. In fairness, we were setup in the timber with wet moss under us, and an 8X10 tarp for a ground cloth. There was a ton of condensation on the inside that next morning. So much so, that the rain hitting the tent was causing the moisture inside to spray down upon us. We put up a lean to tarp over the front half of the tent so as to be able to leave entry partially unzipped, and used sticks to raise the walls up a few inches above the ground, allowing more ventilation. The next morning the tent wall under the lean to was dry, whereas the area without the tarp over it had condensation, but much less than the previous night. I believe the cold rain water greatly increased the condensation, and plan to construct a rain fly of some sort to use during wet weather. We were using the medium box stove in tent
From Blake Amon of Minot, North Dakota on 9/30/2016.
The Tut is awesome!! I bought the Tut this summer and finally got to put it to use this September elk hunting in the high country of Montana. It performed flawlessly with the 18 in cylinder stove. We actually squeezed 3 of us in there (all are about 5'10) with our packs and it worked great! Takes about 5 minutes to setup. I set it up above tree line and we had above average winds and we had zero issues. The stove makes it a bombproof 4 season shelter as it heats up from 30 degrees to about 90 in minutes. With the stove inside,I would say 3 adults with packs would be the max, 2 adults with packs and other gear, and TONS of room for a solo hunter. Without the stove, you can easily fit 4 guys with minimal gear or packs. For an extended trip, I would say this is perfect for 2 guys and gear. Lightweight, super packable, easy setup, and bombproof. A+++
From Chris Biddle of Burlington, Kentucky on 9/13/2016.
Had it out last week for the first time on a 5 day elk hunt. I encountered rain, sleet, and high winds and the Tut shrugged it off like it was nothing. Super impressed! Highly Recommend to anybody.
From Jimmy Nicholas of summit, Colorado on 6/18/2016.
I upgraded from a 4 man tipi which I used and loved for over 15 yr to the 4man TUT. great choice! I love the tipi but the 4 man was a bit too short to stand in, the TUT is perfect. I think I lost weight and gained room, thanks kifaru! we had it perched at 10000' at the tip of a ridge line in high wind and just like the tipi, no issues at all! 5 stars all day!
6/15/2016 – Just wondering how this tipi would hold up in alberta winters,say -30c with winds round 60km.would have box stove in . . .
Response From Kifaru Intl.: Hi Daniel,Our shelters have been tested all around the world in varying adverse conditions. The tut shelter would do great for 4 season camping. If you think you may experience very high winds, the Sawtooth shelter would be the better option.
5/22/2016 – What is the maximum length for the Tut pole? And the pole weight?
Response From Kifaru Intl.: The maximum length of the tut pole is 6'8". The pole weighs 1.2 lbs.
5/21/2016 – Are there any loops inside to run cord through for drying clothes? Western Wash gets pretty wet.
Response From Kifaru Intl.: Hi William,there is a cord at the top of the Tut shelter to use for drying clothing.
5/15/2016 – What stove do you recommend for the 4 man Tut?
Response From Kifaru Intl.: Hi Steve,If you do not plan on cooking with the stove, we suggest the 18" smith cylinder stove. If you do plan to cook on the stove then our medium box or oval stoves will work well.
5/27/2014 – What prevents everything from getting soaked when it rains for a prolonged time period since there is no floor? What is . . .
Response From Kifaru Intl.: Richard,With the overwhelming amount of rain Colorado got last year, I am pretty much an expert on this topic. With the pitch and design of the tarps and tipis its impossible to not get a little bit of water into them. However, with that said, even after 4 straight days of heavy rain there wasn't much more then maybe an inch of wetness along the tipi line. As long as you pitch the tipi or tarp in the correct location you will be fine no matter what weather conditions roll your way.If you have any additional questions please give me a callJoe Baht
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