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#3110898 - 06/18/09 03:17 PM Sierra Designs Origami 4 Tipi Tent
Dancing Bear Offline
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Registered: 11/26/05
Posts: 2399
Loc: Portland, Ore
Is there anything wrong with the Sierra Designs tipi style Tarp tent called the Origami 4 UL?

It is available for $229 shipped and that includes a floor.

It is slightly taller [89 in tall vs 72 in] and much cheaper than a Shangri-La 4 which is the other tent I am considering. I would like to have a teepee style LW tent I could put a stove in for an occasional long weekend. Sew a stove jack in the back and install a small Kni-Co stove.

I have two wall tents and have gotten quite fond of a wood stove.

We haul our camp around on closed roads with bike trailers and hacve actually hauled in a conventional 12x14 wall tent and camp.

My knee is still sore from doing so.Anyway if my arithmetic is right I can be in the tent with a stove and jack for just a little over $400.00

If there is a downside to the tent it is that they don't make a "nest for it".

I would appreciate any help I can get on this. I want to start on the project this month.

One of the three of us can't go elk hunting. The other one can't go for deer so I am looking at a camp for two instead of one for 3-5.

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#3111012 - 06/18/09 04:07 PM Re: Sierra Designs Origami 4 Tipi Tent [Re: Dancing Bear]
fishnhuntfreak Offline
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Registered: 02/24/09
Posts: 5
Loc: redding ca.
i cant help you with the origami as i have no experience with it but do you have any pic's/info on your bike trailer set up that you could post?


Edited by fishnhuntfreak (06/18/09 04:07 PM)

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#3111626 - 06/18/09 08:40 PM Re: Sierra Designs Origami 4 Tipi Tent [Re: fishnhuntfreak]
Dancing Bear Offline
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Registered: 11/26/05
Posts: 2399
Loc: Portland, Ore
No, but I can e-mil some. Jeff O posted some a few years ago. PM me with your e-mail and I'll send you some.

The trailers are:
1. A Blue Sky, pre plastic rims and take down feature,It is
the orange one. My favorite because of the 24 in tires.

2. A Cabela's Magnum game hauler with a tow bar copied from the blue Sky. The earlier one was from the huffy and was too flexible. The original hard rubber tires are gone and it now wears pneumatic tires.

3. Older Huffy bike trailer. We buy them for $25-50 repack the bearings and as opportunities present convert them to 20 inch tires with 3/4 inch shoulder bolts. Some came with 1/2 inch shoulder bolts. We also put quickly removable pins where possible to speed breakdown.

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#3111994 - 06/19/09 05:29 AM Re: Sierra Designs Origami 4 Tipi Tent [Re: Dancing Bear]
mlaux Offline
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Registered: 07/12/07
Posts: 42
I have an Origami with a Tigoat cylinder stove. It's not a bad setup but it has two weaknesses. The pole is weak and it is difficult to get a low pitch with it.


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#3112051 - 06/19/09 06:07 AM Re: Sierra Designs Origami 4 Tipi Tent [Re: mlaux]
rayporter Offline
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Registered: 01/05/08
Posts: 396
Loc: arkansas
dancing bear
i have a megamid type for sale that looks just like the pic above. it is 9x9 and 6 ft hi. 80 bucks and like new. put in a stove jack and you are hot. it weighs 2 lb 7 oz. sans pole. i just cut a pole on site. cut it as strong as you want.

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#3112085 - 06/19/09 06:25 AM Re: Sierra Designs Origami 4 Tipi Tent [Re: rayporter]
Dancing Bear Offline
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Registered: 11/26/05
Posts: 2399
Loc: Portland, Ore
Thanks Ray,

I think I am going to try the Origami as it has the 89 in height.

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#3112090 - 06/19/09 06:28 AM Re: Sierra Designs Origami 4 Tipi Tent [Re: mlaux]
Dancing Bear Offline
Campfire Ranger

Registered: 11/26/05
Posts: 2399
Loc: Portland, Ore
I have an Origami with a Tigoat cylinder stove. It's not a bad setup but it has two weaknesses. The pole is weak and it is difficult to get a low pitch with it.

It looks great. I think I will go for it.

Thank you.

I have a magnesium adjustable pole from an old 1951 Artic 13x13 tent that finally rotted out/tore up in the wind.

I assume you sewed in a Ti Goat Jack?

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#3114525 - 06/20/09 12:54 PM Re: Sierra Designs Origami 4 Tipi Tent [Re: Dancing Bear]
mlaux Offline
Member

Registered: 07/12/07
Posts: 42
I cheated on the stove jack. I made an attemp to sew it in but quickly realized that I was never going to get there. I decided to glue it in place using GE silicone II and it work perfectly. It may be a slighly heavier than sewing but it's hard to screw it up.

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#3115603 - 06/21/09 06:28 AM Re: Sierra Designs Origami 4 Tipi Tent [Re: mlaux]
rayporter Offline
Campfire Regular

Registered: 01/05/08
Posts: 396
Loc: arkansas
if you are concerned about the "low pitch" and are going to add a stove jack you can also add a sod flap. just like they have on wall tents. a 12 in addition adds a few ounces but allows you to seal the bottom. i have done this before and it helps. you can put dirt or stuff on the flap to seal air out and not worry about the main tent getting a hole.

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#3115638 - 06/21/09 06:47 AM Re: Sierra Designs Origami 4 Tipi Tent [Re: rayporter]
pointer Offline
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Registered: 02/08/02
Posts: 8556
Loc: Indiana
mlaux- Any interior pics? I'm thinking of setting my Orgami 2 up similarly, but am thinking of getting the stove a bit farther towards the side. I'd just like to see how yours is set up.

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