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    Thumbs up TiGoat Vertex 6.5 with Liner

    Noticed the Teepee thread and thought I'd shed some light on my recent GREAT experience with my TiGoat Teepee.

    I was lining / floating a river on the southside of the Brooks. Saw huge wind, snow, sleet, rain and sun.

    This tent is my ALL-TIME FAVORITE. At a 6.5 peak, it was more than generous for standing up and lots of room for another person if there was one.

    I had Wiggy's make me a liner to my spec. and it kept ALL moisture from reaching me or my gear. It also adds a little warmth when I'm in it, and makes deep, dark sleep possible during the twilight hours.

    It took a beating from some high winds but never gave an inch.

    It comes in at 5# with liner and pegs.

    Did I state that I love this tent?

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    I love the concept of the teepees, but how the heck do you guys keep the bugs from eating you alive?
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    fire up the stove for a couple minutes and it rains dead bugs from the peak.
    judging from marc's second pic, i don't think bugs were a problem.
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    So where can I get a liner for my Vertex8? Wiggy's have plans to make any? The lack of liner, and subsequent mositure problems, is the only complaint I have with my TiGoat.
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    try doug at tigoat, bet he can make you one....
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    Dave -
    Good to hear from you, Bud!

    Doug -
    Don't know how it works, but the bugs stay up high. On one of the first days of this trip (notice I said trip) the bugs were pretty bad. I've got a bug net installed inside the door (optional, but a +) but they still work their way in through the vented bottom back BUT they tend to go to the inside peak and stay there.
    One nap I took I lay there looking at about 20 whitesox buzzing around up top. They left me alone so I didn't torture them for fun; God's creatures and all... ;-P

    Thermacell takes care of that as well, though. That is one fine piece of equipment when you need it bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by homerdave View Post
    try doug at tigoat, bet he can make you one....
    When I checked with them last year they said they won't do liners.

    Marc, do you have any close up pics of your liner and it's attachment system on the inside? I may have to just buy the material and have one made too.
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    I have a kifaru 12 man - about 10 years old. Nothing better for horse packing or truck camping in cold weather IMO during long trips. I could ride a pony and put the tipi in my day pack - do that with a wall tent!

    Anywho - my wife made me a liner after looking at my uncle's liner for his Kif 12 man. We made it of silnylon and used stretchy rope and clips to attach it - works very good - anything that creates the air barrier will keep the condensation on the exterior layer.

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