- Tent and Tarp
Cutting Guy Lines:
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 4x) - 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.
- Adjust your two trekking poles to around 48 inches (122 cm).
- Give your corner guy lines some slack. Stake out all four corner guy lines
at a 45 degree angle, roughly straight off the corner point.
- 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. If the tent is not at the right height give yourself more or less
slack on the corner guy lines to bring the peak higher or lower.
- Insert the back center trekking pole the same way and stake it out.
- Stake the wall tie outs. You can stake the three wall tie outs on each
wall independently, or run all three to a single stake.
- Pull all guy lines snug.
If you have trouble getting a good pitch try playing around with the following:
- The amount of slack on the corner guy lines.
- The angle the corner guy lines come off 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.