Total weight including pole, seam sealing, stakes, tie outs, stuff sacks, etc. is just over 3 pounds. I have been wanting to make this for a while, but a tent recently completed by Scott motivated me to get started:
My tent has 6 sides and a non-removable floor. There is a tie-out at each corner of the floor and in the middle of each wall as well. In addition, there is a tie-out higher up on each wall. Three of the sides have a tie-out 2/3 of the way up and the other three have a lower tie-out/vent windows. The windows have a noseem mesh that can be opened by its Velcro attachment. Outside of that is a layer of cuben that can be zipped up partially or completely for added protection and strength. I added a snap to hold the unzipped cuben layer of the window in place. I planned this to be a family tent and was worried about my daughter pushing the pole over so I installed a snap on the bottom of the pole and on the reinforced fabric in the center of the tent floor.
On the opposite side of the higher tie-outs, inside the tent, are 3 internal pole stabilizers. They are not necessary in most conditions, but when in place the pole becomes very stable and I believe will bare much more weight. They also provide a good place for hanging things. When not in use, the internal stabilizers are held flush against the wall by Velcro.
I ordered 18 meters (19.7 yards) of .6 oz/yard cuben fiber directly from the manufacturer at a cost of $19.61 per meter (about $18.00 per yard):
I wanted to get a colored version but was told that they did not have any on hand and I would have to buy at least 100 meters of it if I wanted color.
The pole is a large Golite adjustable pole which weights 14 oz:
The water proof zippers and noseem mesh were ordered from thru hiker:
The tent requires at least 9 stakes and may use as many as 18. I have 3 sets of stakes I use for it depending on the conditions I'm expecting. Simon Metals Titanium tent stake, ultralight 6-inch weighs 6 grams and can be purchased for $1.35 each (order of +10) with cheap shipping at:
Another set is Easton Tubular Aluminum 9” which were chosen based on their performance in a previous BPL article:
Finally, I have a set of SMC T-Anchors set up according to Ryan Jordan's instructions:
I bought the guyline adjusters from quest outfitters:
and the guyline is Kelty Guyline Triptease Lightline:
Initially I had guyline and adjusters on all tie out points, but subsequently removed them from the 6 mid wall tie outs preferring instead to place the stake directly through the nylon webbing in order to avoid undue tension on the floor.
The walls are held by double sided “cuben tape,” also from quest outfitters:
The tape holds up very well, except for some trouble I had before reinforcing the very top of the tent where all the walls meet. The floor is sewn and sealed. The tie outs are sewn as well as taped or glued for added strength.
The nylon canvas used to reinforce the tie outs is from Walmart.