- Tent and Tarp
Guy lines are pre-cut and attached for you. Linelocs are sewn in place for
adjusting the lines. If you choose to switch out your lines for a different cord
these are the default lengths:
Front center, Back Center - Cut 102 inches (259 cm) and tie a stake loop at 40
inches (102 cm). The stake goes in the pre-tied loop, and the attached hooks
clip back to one or both doors and adjust tight with a Lineloc.
Side Walls (cut 2x) - 54 inches (137 cm)
Corners (cut 4x) - 34 inches (86 cm)
If this is a tent, each of the zipper pull tabs should have a 7 inch (18 cm)
pull cord attached.
*The two loops at the peaks of the tent, and up high on the side walls are used
for the Duplex Flex tent poles add on.
- Adjust your two trekking poles to around 48 inches (122 cm).
- Stake out one front corner guy line.
- Unclip the doors from the front guy line or it will throw off your
measurement. Pull the opposite front corner guy line tight. Come back about 8
inches (20 cm) and stake. The distance you come back determines the peak
height. If you are setting up a Tarp with no screen, clip the doors together
first. You will want to come back farther to achieve the right peak height.
- Insert the front trekking pole outside the screen with the handle at the peak and the tip in the ground.
If you angle the pole slightly it will stay standing up easier during setup.
Stake out the front center guy line. The front corners of the tent should be about 6-8 inches (18cm) off the ground.
- Insert the back center trekking pole the same way and stake it out.
- Stake out the back two corner guy lines, and the two wall guy lines.
If the walls of the tent are not smooth enough, try adjusting the position of the back trekking pole,
or adjust the corner guy lines.
If you have trouble getting a good pitch try playing around with the following:
- The distance apart of the two front corner stakes when you first lay out the tent.
- The length and angle of the trekking pole.
Any of the four doors can be clipped down, or rolled up independently.
Leave at least one down-wind door open for air flow unless the weather is very bad.
All ZPacks shelters have taped seams and bonded tie outs! No seam sealing necessary.
Setup instructions with optional Flex Poles:
These instructions only apply if you have purchased the optional free-standing
Flex tent poles. There are photos on the Flex tent webpage showing how to attach
the metal rings, and the toggles that are included with the Flex tent poles. The
poles and components can be purchased later.
- Your tent should have two small metal rings sewn on at each peak. Four
additional rings are included with the poles. Untie the four corner stake
loops, and re-tie them with a ring in place.
Insert a tent pole
diagonally such that one end is through a metal ring at the peak, and the
other end is through the metal ring at the opposite corner guy line.
- Cinch the corner guy line giving the pole some flex and keeping it snugly
- Insert the other three tent poles in the same fashion.
- The poles come with toggles tied to a loop of cord. Attach each one to the
tie out loop mid-way up each wall of the tent. Attach
the toggle around the center of the X formed by the tent poles. The poles
should have a moderate amount of flex so that the wall is pulled outward.
- In calm weather no stakes are necessary. If you wish to use the vestibules
stake out the front and back door stakes. In moderate weather stake the two
wall guy lines to keep the tent anchored. In extreme weather all eight stakes
can be used including the corners.