The Aston tipi has been conceived to protect two person from bad weather while keeping weight to a minimum. It accommodates two people with the innertent, and three people without it. For people taller than 1m85 (6'1"), it is recommended to use the bigger model Aston XL.
The Aston tipi has 8 anchor points to the ground, as well as 7 guylines points, for excellent wind resistance. Unlike most tipis,
the central pole is shifted forward, outside of the inner tent. This
allows for a pleasant living space between sleepers.
Polyester fabric doesn't expand when exposed to moisture
Quick and easy pitching by one person
Rainfly pitches first
Rainfly and inner tent can be pitched independently
Large vent above the vestibule to manage condensation
The door can be opened without wetting the inner tent
The required length of the central pole is 155cm. We advise to use both of your trekking poles strapped together with the included webbing. This solution is the lightest and very resistant : instuctions here (pdf).
If you use a single trekking pole, you can use the tube extension : this aluminium tube allows you to gain about 25cm of height on your trekking pole.