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The OneTigris Rock Fortress Hot Tent is a lightweight, 4 to 6-person tent. This hot tent comes with a stove jack, making it ideal for lower temperatures as it contains plenty of room to fit a wooden stove. It is a double-door, premium beauty excellent for fishing or hiking trips with friends and family.
Comfort and Space
This OneTigris Rock Fortress is a tipi tent that has 10 sides. Because tipi-style tents have sloping walls from the ground, this sacrifices a fair bit of shoulder space and headroom along the sides.
In contrast, bell tents have short walls that then start to slope, while cabin-style tents have near-vertical walls which increase the living space.
The tent also comes with a stove jack, allowing the use of a stove for cold nights, to dry wet gear, or to prepare meals. This stove jack is situated somewhere close to the middle of the tent as opposed to the far corners.
This is an advantage as you can place your stove centrally in the middle of the tent where everyone can warm up. It also lowers the risk of getting too close to the tent body and starting a fire.
The floor or bottom diameter of the tent is 12′ 4″ / 3.8 m, while the center height is 7′ 8″ / 2.4 m, allowing all campers to stand towards the center.
This peak height provides ample room for a person to stand, walk around and get dressed. For the bottom diameter, however, we find that this might be a bit too cozy for 6 people, especially if they are adults.
For maximum comfort, it would be more appropriate for 2 to 3 persons, including gear storage and the use of a stove. Without the stove, the tent can then accommodate about 4 people comfortably.
Breathability and Ventilation
The One Tigris Hot tent is made up of 70D coated nylon fabric, which makes the tent pretty lightweight and as a result, breathable. It however does not contain any windows, and it would be prudent to make use of lanterns for lighting.
This tipi-style tent doesn’t have floor covering, so you’ll have to pitch it over a groundsheet or tarp if you want to have a floor.
The tent does however contain 2 doors, both of which have a vent at the top which helps to increase the air circulation. The vent is covered with a mesh to shield against bugs and is attached to the body of the tent using a velcro strip. The doors also contain two zippers that open both ways.
This can come in pretty useful as you can easily unzip the tent from the top and create a makeshift window for more ventilation. It is also useful when you want to take a small pic outside, without necessarily having to unzip the whole tent or exit it.
The tent contains snow skirts that go all around the base of the tent, which will help shield against the entry of wind-driven snow and increase splash protection. These can, however, be folded in case of warmer weather to boost ventilation.
The tent is a single layer but the material is waterproof, therefore allowing it to hold in the event of heavy rain. Due to the use of the thin nylon material it may not be suitable for severe winter conditions, as the temperatures may go too low.
The tent also contains a generous number of pegs, which help to hold it steady during winds. Due to the lightweight nylon material, the only problem would be a lot of flapping especially in wind-prone areas such as deserts.
The cumulative effort of the snow skirts, tent pegs, and guy lines do, however, increase the stability and reduce the risk of it toppling over.
The tent is made of 70D nylon material with a water waterproof rating of 3000mm. It does not contain an inner tent, and the whole fly doubles up as the tent body.
The waterproof material will keep you dry in wet weather, but the nylon material that the tent is made of is not fire retardant, so it is a good thing the stove jack is located in the middle!
The tent also comes with a center pole which is made up of aluminum alloy. You can pitch the tent without the use of the pole since the tent has a handy hook contraption at the top of the tipi design, allowing you to hang the tent from, say, a tree, then peg the rest down.
Ease of Use
It may be easier to pitch up the tent through the use of 2 people as opposed to doing it alone, especially for a beginner.
The tent package contains 24 pegs, 10 guy lines, and 1 tent pole. The setup is fairly easy. You’ll need to spread out the tent on a large open surface, and then peg it down, starting with the sides that contain the doors.
Afterward, you can erect the pole which will then give the tent its shape. The pole is also easy to assemble as it is packed in frames, of which all one would need to do is attach and piece together through a push button and release method.
Once this is complete, you can then attach the guy lines to the sides of the tent and peg them out a bit further. This will help to increase the room of the tent giving you more space inside, and also offering more stability.
Packed Size and Weight
The tent comes in a handy duffel bag with the overall packed size weighing about 9.3 lbs / 4.2 kg. This falls right into an ideal weight category, as most tents that can accommodate 4 to 6 people, weigh from 3 to 6 kg.
For instance, the Big Agnes Rabbit Ears 6-person tent weighs about 13.5 lbs / 6.1 kg while the Preself 3-Person Lightweight Tipi Hot Tent comes with a packed size of 6.1 lbs / 2.74 kg.
Pros and Cons
- Contains a stove jack
- Nylon material
- No floor
- No windows
|Comfort and Space||7/10|
|Ease of Setup||8/10|
|Size and Weight||9/10|