The look and feel of canvas is like nothing else, especially on a tent. It exudes robustness and resilience and when you are far away from home it creates a comforting shelter in which to spend the night. Enjoy reading our Tentipi Review on the Safir and Onyx.
The air vent at the top is very easy to adjust in this model. The
Tent Tipi Safir 9 CP. Top end price but with great fabrics and
components. The air vent at the top is very easy to adjust in this
Our trip took us down long lochs, rivers and out into the sea, it was a trip that would require solid kit and each afternoon as we would get ready to select a campsite and pitch our tipis gave us a new challenge that ourselves and our kit had to overcome.
Our first night was in a pub campsite, yes how extreme. However it was during the drive up to Scotland and we had to find a place to camp, this campsite provided a free pitch (I refuse to pay for the idea of camping but anyway) and easy access to some horrible tasty local ale.
The Tentipi Safir and Onyx have a little wooden disk that helps
you get the pegs in the proper orientation around the perimeter of the
tipi. After the initial pitch I did not use this as pitching the tipi
became so natural it simply wasn’t needed.
Our second pitch was completely different; we were running late in picking up the canoes and had to pitch on a grassy path by our put in to the loch. The grassy path was covering compacted gravel and sand. This allowed us to only get a few pegs in, to pitch the tent tipi completely we had to use a heavy dry bag to weigh down one side and tie some of the guy lines to the canoe. It wasn’t a pretty pitch by any stretch of the imagination, however it worked. Not many shelters on the market, apart from a tarp maybe have this versatility.
This showed us how easy both the Tentipi Safir and Onyx are to pitch. Once you get the method in your memory. For the both of us it was our first time with a tent tipi and it does take a little bit of practise. Once you have the method it becomes a lot easier. This is true of any tent but with the tent tipis, especially when you consider how large they are, the pitching is very easy and quick and becomes more efficient the more you practice.