The Aston XL is a bigger version of the Aston double wall tent. It can comfortably protect two tall persons (up to 2m00) from bad weather with the innertent, and three to four persons without it.
The Aston tipi has 8 anchor points to the ground, as well as 10 guylines points, for good 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.
Durable fabrics (30D silpoly for rainfly + 70D nylon PU for ground)
Seams are factory sealed
Quick and easy pitching by one person, rainfly 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
Pitches down to the ground in case of bad weather
8 guylines included for wind resistance
Reinforced : +120g
Fasteners, buckles and webbing are changed for 15mm version (standard 10mm). Zipper YKK #8 (very strong). For the innertent, standard 15D mosquito netting is changed for 30D mosquito netting.
Storage bag fabric changed for 70D PU.
Mosquito netting only: -20g
Changes the windproof yellow fabric for mosquito netting. Recommended for use in warm countries.
Ultralight ground fabric -175g
Changes the ground fabric (Nylon 70D PU 10.000mm) for ultralight silpoly 20D PU 4000mm fabric. It saves weight, but you will need to be gentle and/or use it with an extra groundsheet.
Stakes : 185g
A set of 16 stakes is available : we chose high quality aluminium stakes made in the Netherlands :
8 Rockpin stakes to anchor your tipi on the hardest grounds
The required length of the central pole is 170cm. 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).