Four-season, Three-person, Tunnel type hybrid tents.
Tethys Tents are our very uniquely designed Hybrid shaped tents. It combines the comfort and lighter weight of a tunnel tent with the stability of a geodesic dome shaped tents.
Generally, simple Dome tents are easy to setup because they are free standing and do not need guy lines to pitch them but they are not so stable in the wind and the head room is rather limited. Geodesic domes are far more stable than simple domes but they are complex to setup and are heavier. Tunnel tents are lighter in weight, easier to setup and have generous head room but they are not free standing. If you do not have enough space to extend guy lines, then it can be tricky to pitch them tightly. Additionally, rain water and snow can accumulate on the top of the outer tent between the poles.
Tethys tent combines the best of both worlds. It is roomy like a tunnel tent but has the free standing nature of a dome tent combined with structural stability of a geodesic dome. The aerodynamic shape and the sloping roofs easily sheds the water, snow and wind.
The interiors of this tent are expansive and airy. The tent is built to withstand heavy downpours of rain and even snow.
Gipfel Kamet range of tents are a step up from one of our oldest and most popular Fira series. There are some similarities between Firas and Kamets but given below is how Kamets are different from Fira series.
Kamet tents have two doors and two vestibules as opposed to one door and one vestibule in Fira series.
The inner tent in Kamet series has 2 layers of doors (no-see-um mesh and Nylon) whereas the Fira has one layer of door. The double layer is especially helpful in cold weather.
The outer tent goes low enough to make this a 4 seasons tent
The Peak Height is 8 cms more than Fira series, so that means more head room and a bit better ventilation
Finally, the biggest difference is that despite being bigger than Fira, Kamet tents due to design and materials used, are 10-15% lighter than Fira tents.
Kamet tent is a sturdy dome tent with 2 doors and 2 vestibules. The tent is generously ventilated and has large head room. The tent is easy to setup and comes with 9.5 mm Aviation grade aluminium poles. The webbing are Nylon 6,6 and the zippers are YKK (no. 8) that will not jam even in frigid weather.
The outer rainfly and groundsheet are fully seam taped and then tested under heavy rain. The ground sheet is bathtub style with minimal seams and reinforced stress points.
Fira series of tents are designed for 3-season usage. If you are looking for a high-quality light-weight tent with self-contained stability and 3-season weather-proofness, this is your tent.
The LITE version builds on the proven design of the Fira series, and offers lighter materials to ensure savings in weight for backpacking trips. It also provides a fully breathable Nylon inner tent as opposed to the inner of regular Fira tent with a lot of mesh.
The trail weight of tent is 2.05 kg. We understand that this is not the lightest tent for the given floor area but this is largely because we prefer to use 70D Rip Stop Nylon for the tent’s ground sheet. We could also choose to use 20D Nylon for ground sheet and lose another 300 grams but that would require the buyer to always buy and carry a Footprint with the tent to avoid abrasion and we feel it is not always ideal. With Gipfel Fira tent you never have to buy a footprint. Just our ground sheet is enough!
The interiors of this tent are ample for two persons. The tent is built to withstand heavy downpours of rain and even snow. It features patented Jake’s foot attachments and our ring tensioners.
The assembly instructions of Fira 2, Fira 2 Lite and Savanna 2 are identical.