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Anyone running a sawtooth tent?
« on: February 13, 2017, 07:48:14 AM »
Probably making a tent purchase this week and I'm about 90% sure it will be a kifaru sawtooth.  Anyone using one?

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Re: Anyone running a sawtooth tent?
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2017, 08:08:21 AM »
Lots of nights in the sawtooth. Great shelter. I have had it in the hot summers all the way down to single digit with the stove. Its been through some pretty strong wind storms as well.

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Re: Anyone running a sawtooth tent?
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2017, 08:24:36 AM »
I'm getting a stove as well.  You recommend a liner?

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Re: Anyone running a sawtooth tent?
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2017, 08:27:29 AM »
I dont have a liner in my kifaru and ive never wished that i did
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Re: Anyone running a sawtooth tent?
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2017, 01:04:36 PM »
Anyone know the weight of just the canopy? No poles, no pegs? Isn't listed on the Kifaru site and a Google search yields nothing, even on the forums.

I'm grabbing one after trading away my Cimarron for a little bit more wiggle room.

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Re: Anyone running a sawtooth tent?
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2017, 01:33:49 PM »
I have the tut so i cant answer that. You've got to have the stakes and pole to put up the shelter anyways so its a null point really.


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Re: Anyone running a sawtooth tent?
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2017, 01:50:58 PM »
Anyone know the weight of just the canopy? No poles, no pegs? Isn't listed on the Kifaru site and a Google search yields nothing, even on the forums.

I'm grabbing one after trading away my Cimarron for a little bit more wiggle room.

I can weigh my set up tonight. I did weigh it once and if I remember correctly I was a touch over 6lbs with the stove, shelter, pole and stakes.

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Re: Anyone running a sawtooth tent?
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2017, 09:10:25 PM »
Get the liner and thank me later.

Or, go without the liner for a season, and then go buy the liner...and then thank me later.
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Re: Anyone running a sawtooth tent?
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2017, 09:21:10 PM »
Get the liner and thank me later.

Or, go without the liner for a season, and then go buy the liner...and then thank me later.

okay thank you.

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Re: Anyone running a sawtooth tent?
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2017, 09:42:10 PM »
Get the liner and thank me later.

Or, go without the liner for a season, and then go buy the liner...and then thank me later.

okay thank you.

You are welcome.  Patrick has been a long-time friend and I've slept in everything from the Para Tarp on up to the 24-man Tipi.  Hunted in Wyoming with him and a crew of other Kifaru guys in Wyoming this past Fall.  The one shelter I haven't used yet is the Tut, but I might try one instead of my Mega-Tarp this year.  Anyway, you can get by in high arid environments like Colorado or central Wyoming pretty easily without a liner, but for the humid "Pacific NorthWet"...liners are mandatory if you want a dry, warm place to call home in the backcountry.
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Re: Anyone running a sawtooth tent?
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2017, 11:02:20 PM »
I have the tut so i cant answer that. You've got to have the stakes and pole to put up the shelter anyways so its a null point really.

You don't need the aluminum poles. Two trekking poles linked together would work just fine for 0 weight. Throw your partners on the back end, done. I use different stakes than the ones that Kifaru sends out, so I can just add those to the canopy weight for its real world weight ;)

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Re: Anyone running a sawtooth tent?
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2017, 11:04:32 PM »


I can weigh my set up tonight. I did weigh it once and if I remember correctly I was a touch over 6lbs with the stove, shelter, pole and stakes.

Thanks Brock!  :tup:

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Re: Anyone running a sawtooth tent?
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2017, 07:12:59 AM »
I have the tut so i cant answer that. You've got to have the stakes and pole to put up the shelter anyways so its a null point really.

You don't need the aluminum poles. Two trekking poles linked together would work just fine for 0 weight. Throw your partners on the back end, done. I use different stakes than the ones that Kifaru sends out, so I can just add those to the canopy weight for its real world weight ;)

Nice thats creative

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Re: Anyone running a sawtooth tent?
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2017, 07:16:49 AM »
We have condensation build up but if you fire up the stove the condensation is gone in minutes

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Re: Anyone running a sawtooth tent?
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2017, 08:05:51 AM »
If you are packing up and moving daily, treking poles are the way to go.  If you are camping out for a while, spend 10 min and cut some branches and use them for poles.  Get one with some other knots on them so you can hang wet clothes or various items off of them.
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Re: Anyone running a sawtooth tent?
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2017, 12:09:26 PM »
I pulled the trigger this morning on tent, stove and liner.  Even added the mosquito netting for when I take the kiddos.

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Re: Anyone running a sawtooth tent?
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2017, 05:28:55 PM »
Nice youll love it

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Re: Anyone running a sawtooth tent?
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2017, 05:33:52 PM »
What's the approximate time frame to put up one of these? And how does it compare to a standard 2 person dome tent? I have an ozark 2 man dome but, if it's going to be more comfortable/similar time set up and tear down I'd be willing to change it up.

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Re: Anyone running a sawtooth tent?
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2017, 05:57:34 PM »
What's the approximate time frame to put up one of these? And how does it compare to a standard 2 person dome tent? I have an ozark 2 man dome but, if it's going to be more comfortable/similar time set up and tear down I'd be willing to change it up.
I'd be willing to wager that setup time will be same or faster.  No comparison on space, not even close.  Ability to run a stove and probably less weight depending on poles and stove.
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Re: Anyone running a sawtooth tent?
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2017, 09:29:15 AM »
Those are sweet... Question so does the stove fold up. Easy to pack in a few miles?

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Re: Anyone running a sawtooth tent?
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2017, 09:39:17 AM »
Those are sweet... Question so does the stove fold up. Easy to pack in a few miles?

My seek outside XL stove and 9 foot pipe weighs 4.5 lb. and fits in small laptop sized bag. 

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Re: Anyone running a sawtooth tent?
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2017, 09:40:42 AM »
What's the approximate time frame to put up one of these? And how does it compare to a standard 2 person dome tent? I have an ozark 2 man dome but, if it's going to be more comfortable/similar time set up and tear down I'd be willing to change it up.


The setup is just as easy and quick. It takes some getting used to no floor and a routine of keeping your gear clean. I've spent quite a few nights in the sawtooth, if you are serious about changing setups I would try and stayin one first. I have the seek outside cimmaron now and light outdoors stove, the cimmaron is a lot cheaper, the sawtooth is a little bigger but if your running the stove you are only going to be sleeping 2 people comfortable anyhow, I try and get away with my hammock and tarp or my BA 1 man tent as much as possible

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Re: Anyone running a sawtooth tent?
« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2017, 09:49:42 AM »
Those are sweet... Question so does the stove fold up. Easy to pack in a few miles?

They fold up small and are made for backpacking, check out the light outdoors stove's. They are lighter cheaper and in my opinion all around better design. My stove and 8' pipe is like 2.6lb's for the 18" stove. With tent and stove I'm right around 7lb's, split that between two people and that's not much for backpack hunting with wood heat.

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Re: Anyone running a sawtooth tent?
« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2017, 10:24:44 AM »
Those are sweet... Question so does the stove fold up. Easy to pack in a few miles?

Ive got the smith stove and the titanium sheets roll up, its pretty slick. The first time setting them up is a learning experience but after that its pretty easy.  Super easy to pack and well worth the couple pounds.

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Re: Anyone running a sawtooth tent?
« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2017, 05:08:21 PM »
Hopefully that's next Kifaru purchase even though don't really need one. What's gonna be your next Kifaru purchase drock?

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Re: Anyone running a sawtooth tent?
« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2017, 02:53:00 PM »
Hopefully that's next Kifaru purchase even though don't really need one. What's gonna be your next Kifaru purchase drock?
probably a backpack next.  One more year with the eberlestock j34 then onto a kifaru bag.

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Re: Anyone running a sawtooth tent?
« Reply #26 on: March 21, 2017, 09:18:09 PM »
Put the tent up Sunday in the front yard.

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Re: Anyone running a sawtooth tent?
« Reply #27 on: March 22, 2017, 06:20:22 AM »
Nice looking tent 👍

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Re: Anyone running a sawtooth tent?
« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2017, 09:49:56 PM »
Great tent!  Now toss out that eberle and get the kifaru frame. 😎


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Re: Anyone running a sawtooth tent?
« Reply #29 on: March 31, 2017, 10:55:44 AM »
Great tent!  Now toss out that eberle and get the kifaru frame. 😎
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I can appreciate that.  Paying thousands to live like a homeless person in the backcountry. 😎


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Re: Anyone running a sawtooth tent?
« Reply #31 on: April 25, 2017, 08:10:14 AM »
Which do you prefer the cimarron or sawtooth and why? I was going back and forth on these two tents...


What's the approximate time frame to put up one of these? And how does it compare to a standard 2 person dome tent? I have an ozark 2 man dome but, if it's going to be more comfortable/similar time set up and tear down I'd be willing to change it up.


The setup is just as easy and quick. It takes some getting used to no floor and a routine of keeping your gear clean. I've spent quite a few nights in the sawtooth, if you are serious about changing setups I would try and stayin one first. I have the seek outside cimmaron now and light outdoors stove, the cimmaron is a lot cheaper, the sawtooth is a little bigger but if your running the stove you are only going to be sleeping 2 people comfortable anyhow, I try and get away with my hammock and tarp or my BA 1 man tent as much as possible

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Re: Anyone running a sawtooth tent?
« Reply #32 on: May 05, 2017, 09:32:01 PM »
Those things are boss, especially when combined with the stove. We used em goat hunting....im totally down for buying one.
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Re: Anyone running a sawtooth tent?
« Reply #33 on: May 06, 2017, 09:14:10 AM »
Which do you prefer the cimarron or sawtooth and why? I was going back and forth on these two tents...
they are different animals IMO. the cimarron will take a stove, but isn't centered around the idea like a sawtooth. the weights are not really comparable and this is why. the sawtooth is tall enough to walk into, and have a couple people gather around the stove while still having sleep gear laid out. the cimarron is solid, UL 2 man option.

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Re: Anyone running a sawtooth tent?
« Reply #34 on: August 18, 2017, 09:39:30 AM »
I've had mine out a couple on nights now and it is solid really happy with my choice.  Leaving on the 31st for a 17 day elk hunt in Idaho. 

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Re: Anyone running a sawtooth tent?
« Reply #35 on: August 18, 2017, 10:27:34 AM »
I've had mine out a couple on nights now and it is solid really happy with my choice.  Leaving on the 31st for a 17 day elk hunt in Idaho.

Looking forward to hearing about your hunt. Until I pulled a bull tag this June, I had intended to hunt Idaho in search of bulls. I've enjoyed hunting cows and spikes from trees but after chasing bulls one year w a tag holder I've thought of nothing else since.

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