KODIAK TENT in the WIND

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KODIAK TENT in the WIND

Postby krly » Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:33 pm

Where would the best place be for additional tie-downs to secure a Kodiak flex-bow tent against high winds ?
Would a monkee hut (with tarp) over the tent protect it from "bending in the winds" or would it just beat against it all night ?

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Re: KODIAK TENT in the WIND

Postby lucky420 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:35 pm

I’d just put stuff inside to weigh it all down
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: KODIAK TENT in the WIND

Postby Token » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:27 am

Oh wow, Kodiak just went cheapo on everyone with the flex poles.

Did you already take to the playa and it flexed too much or is this a pre-playa question?

Kodiak and Springbar tents on playa have historically been the rigid frame cabin tents. Those are proven and reliable.

If this “flex-bow” thing makes it like any old cheapo tent, Kodiak may lose its playa-strong rating.

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Re: KODIAK TENT in the WIND

Postby lucky420 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:28 am

Mine held up really good this year.

OP, where are you camping that leads you to think you need more tie downs or why?
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: KODIAK TENT in the WIND

Postby krly » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:37 pm

I don't own one....yet. Most of my camping is in AZ. It gets VERY windy Fall and Spring.

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Re: KODIAK TENT in the WIND

Postby Token » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:18 am

lucky420 wrote:Mine held up really good this year.

OP, where are you camping that leads you to think you need more tie downs or why?


Can you describe the frame and flex poles a bit for the nerds? I searched and no technical specs are available.

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Re: KODIAK TENT in the WIND

Postby Just_Joe » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:42 am

Token wrote:Can you describe the frame and flex poles a bit for the nerds? I searched and no technical specs are available.


Same old design. They don't really flex a whole hell of a lot.
Kodiak website:
"Frame: 1-inch, galvanized, steel tubing.
Flex-Bow Rods: 3/8-inch, solid, spring steel."

The four "flex-bow rods" slide into sleeves at the top, connect to the ridge pole, and are held in place by tension on the fabric.
I love this tent.

This link starts the video at the good part.


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Re: KODIAK TENT in the WIND

Postby Token » Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:59 pm

Super! Much Obliged.


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