Hexamid Solo-Plus Instructions
- Tent and Tarp
Cutting Guy Lines:
36 feet of Spectra cord is included. Cut Guy lines to the following lengths, singe each end w/ a lighter,
then tie a 2 inch (5 cm) loop at both ends. The guy lines can be looped on to the tent tie outs. Linelocs are not required, but if you do add them cut the lines a bit longer.
Front center - This line is already pre-cut and attached w/ thicker cord. It is
75 inches (191 cm) long with the stake loop tied at 30 inches (76 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.
Front and back corners (4x) – 29 inches (73 cm)
Back center (1x) – 24 inches (61 cm)
Back walls and side walls (4x) – 46 inches (117 cm)
If this is a tent, cut four 7 inch (18 cm) pieces to tie to the zipper pulls.
- Adjust your trekking pole to around 52 inches (132 cm).
- Stake out one of the front corners. There is a label on one front corner to make it easy to find.
- Pull the other front corner guy line tight, then give it about 10-12 inches (25-30 cm) of slack and stake it out.
The distance that you come back with the stake determines the peak height of the shelter. If this is a tarp, you will need to
come back farther to achieve a good peak height.
- Insert your trekking pole with the handle at the peak of the tent and the tip through the button hole in the patch of reinforcement material on the floor.
Depending on how long your pole is you can angle it to get desired height of the tent. If it is the very windy put the pole more vertical for stability.
- Stake out the front main guy line. The front corners of the tent should be about 6-8 inches (15+ cm) or so off the ground.
- Stake out the back center guy line.
- Stake out the back corners, and back wall guy lines. The tent should be about 6-8 inches (15+ cm) off the ground all the way around.
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.
The storm doors can be clipped down to the front center guy line, or rolled up depending on the weather.
Leave at least one door open for air flow when possible unless the weather is very bad.
Detachable Bathtub Floor:
You will need a solid floor on the inside of the tent on top of the screen.
Having the floor above the screen allows you to move it around as necessary, and any rain water or spray will run down the screen underneath it.
There should be 5 elastic loops with hooks attached at the five back corners of the shelter and a 6th at the peak.
They can be clipped to your bathtub walls to hold it in place and to keep the edges of it elevated above any ground water or spray.
The 6th loop can be moved from the peak to the front center of the floor to attach it around the trekking pole if you want.
All the elastic and hooks come off if you choose not to use them.
All Zpacks shelters have taped seams and bonded tie outs! No seam sealing necessary.