Seek Outside Cimarron tipi

The Cimarron is a pyramid style tent that has been re-thought & enhanced by Seek Outside. It’s built from resilient and lightweight 30 Denier Cordura Nylon to be a versatile shelter to cover most of your backcountry needs. The Cimarron holds 3 – 4 adults and gear or two adults, gear, a wood stove, and room to spare.

The Cimarron packs light, pitches fast, sheds weather like a mallard, and is a trustworthy backcountry abode.

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Seek Outside built the Cimarron using lightweight, durable 30 Denier Cordura Nylon. Thus it packs light, pitches fast, sheds weather, and is a trust-worthy backcountry abode.  The Cimarron holds three to four adults and gear or two adults, gear, and a wood stove with room to spare. So, the Cimarron covers most of your back-country needs with its simple and flexible design.



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The Cimarron and Cimarron Light are both great backcountry shelter options for 2 – 3 guys with gear.  You and a buddy will live like backcountry royalty with the stove, or 3-guys can fit without the stove. The light version has the stove jack relocated to the rear of the tent opposite the door, which saves some space making room for a 4th guy if you’re willing to store gear outside the shelter when you’re going ultralight. It’s tall enough to stand right next to the pole when getting dressed if you’re under 6′, but if you’re looking for real stand up space you’ll want a larger tent.  I’ve done a couple backpack hunts in this shelter with 3 guys without the stove and can tell you this is a great little shelter.  If you’re really looking to cut weight and stay on the move, the trekking pole hitch is a nice option that allows you to leave the carbon pole at the truck.  As a hot tent this shelter is perfect and spacious for 2 guys, and I feel like a 3rd guy can squeeze into the Cimarron Light thanks to the relocated stove jack if you’re careful and cheat the stove off to one side slightly. 3-guys and the stove will require most of your gear to be stored outside the tent, so bring an extra tarp or garbage sacks to keep dew and weather off your gear. 

The Cimarron pitches easily thanks to the rectangular base, so it’s not hard to get a good tight pitch on your first try.  We’ve got great instructions that will have you pitching like a major leaguer your first time out.  



The Cimarron & Cimarron Light are rectangle based structures, so they’re easy to pitch.

  • Pick your sleeping area and desired door location – this dictates how you pitch the shelter.
  • Ensure zipers are closed.
  • Stake the four primary corners in a rectangle (Hint – stake the 2 stake out points on either side of the door 1st – then stake the two points opposite those on the other side of the shelter).
  • Make sure the angles are as square and true as possible.  Do not overstretch the fabric or you will cause the bottom to spread out in a bell shape that reduces interior space.  Pull the fabric taut, then allow it to rebound to a relaxed position before staking. 
  • Make sure vent and stove jack are open or closed as desired before raising the tent as they’re harder to reach once the pole is up.
  • Open the door zipper and insert the pole (usually the middle hole setting on the adjuster that should be marked) and raise the shelter. Zip door shut.
  • Stake out the door and point opposite the door and the two end seams.
  • Use the guylines as desired to stabilize the tent against wind and increase interior space.
  • Assemble the stove (if rented with shelter) and push the pipe through the stove jack and then set pipe into the damper ensuring the pipe is not seated too deeply so the damper is free to open/close.

FAQ – The most common questions we get about hot tents:

  • How do you not burn the tent down?  
    • The stove jack is a high temp fiberglass material rated to several thousand degrees.  The tent material never touches the hot pipe.  Use of the damper and screen along with the correct stove pipe height should eliminate hot sparks falling on the canopy.  Avoid burning extremely pitchy wood to reduce sparks.
  • How does a floorless shelter work in wet weather?
    • Very well!  Don’t pitch in a depression obviously, but the ground inside dries out quickly, and it’s far more convenient to just walk in with muddy shoes (or dogs) and not worry about getting your floor dirty.
  • What about condensation?
  • What about carbon monoxide?
    • It’s truly not a concern.  We include a peak vent, plus the shelter will draw air through the zipper and under the sod skirt.  If you’re still concerned, leave a door unzipped 8″ or so at the bottom to allow more venting.



Canopy – 39 oz / 2 lb 7 oz

Complete weight – canopy, stakes, carbon pole – 55 oz / 3 lb 7 oz

Dual screens add 10 oz


Height 6′

Width 8′ 6″ (Max 9′ 6 “ft center) 

Length 9’6″ (11′ 8″ ft max center)

94 sqft floor area

23 sqft sitting area (height above 36″)



Sleeps 4 without stove

Sleeps 2 with stove


Shelter canopy with mesh door screen

Carbon Pole

10 stakes

Lightweight carbon Pole

Storage Sack

Seam Sealed

1/2 Liner & Cone (Removeable 20 oz.)

Stove Jack