Is the StratoSpire Li fully waterproof?
Yes, it is fully seam-taped and fully waterproof. Dyneema® has a hydrostatic pressure rating of over 8,000 mm.
Which Dyneema fabric weights do you use?
The fly weight is 0.51 oz / yd 2
The floor weight is 1 oz / yd 2
Do I need trekking poles for general use?
Trekking poles are preferred but an 8 oz / 227 g pole set is available. We recommend a length of ~ 48in / 122cm.
Do I need to put the fly up and then the interior?
No, the two parts clip together and setup or takedown as a single unit. It is easy to unclip the interior from inside if desired.
Can I use this for winter?
The structure will withstand moderate snow loading. The optional solid interior is recommended for cold winds or blowing snow.
Can I use wide pads?
The floor width of 45in / 114cm accepts one wide pad and one regular width pad.
Can I stuff the StratoSpire Li to make it smaller?
You can easily remove the 4 carbon fiber struts but we highly recommend rolling or folding, not stuffing, to extend the fabric lifespan.
What does my purchase include?
The StratoSpire Li fly and interior, a stuff sack, aluminum stakes + stake bag and the necessary guyline cording. The StratoSpire Li is designed for trekking poles to provide structure to the shelter. There are optional poles for non-trekking pole users that are available for purchase in the webstore.
Do I need a footprint?
Use of a groundsheet depends on the conditions you expect to encounter and your style of camping. The sewn-in flooring is remarkably tough and does not usually require a separate groundsheet. We sell optional Tyvek groundsheets which are very tough and great for sleeping out or taking a break, but generally heavier than you need for floor protection on longer hikes, in most conditions. For use on very rocky ground and desert conditions where puncture wounds are possible, a groundsheet is recommended.
3D rotation with 6 ft/ 1.83 m scale humans
Innovation and manufacturing precision defines the Lithium series. New for 2020, all Lithium Series Tarptent models are upgraded with some great new features. The StratoSpire Li model you’re viewing is fabricated from USA-made Dyneema® fabric and produced in China at one of the world’s leading tent manufacturing facilities and home to many of the world’s major tent brands. Our definition of globally-sourced is that we sourced the world for the best fabrics and manufacturers and found them.
All Tarptents are designed, assembled, hand-checked, tested and approved at our Nevada City, California office – then shipped to you.