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Gatewood Cape

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Seam Sealing

SILNET SILICONE SEAM SEALER

Lunar Duo Explorer Haven Tarp Gatewood Cape Lunar Solo 
Lunar Solo LE Deschutes Plus Deschutes Skyscape Trekker

SEAM SURE SEAM SEALER

Lunar Duo Outfitter Skyscape Scout

Notes:

  1. Tents are seam sealed after the order is placed. This may add up to a week to delivery time, depending upon the current number of tents in queue.
  2. We do not offer a Seam Sealing service for Polyester shelters.
  3. Cuben Fiber shelters do not need to be seam sealed.

Purchase Options

No: When you choose this option you are indicating that you would like to seam seal the shelter on your own.  You can do that by purchasing SilNet

Yes: When you choose this option you are paying an additional fee ($20 or $30 depending on the shelter) to have Six Moon Designs seam seal the shelter for you.

 

Over the years, Six Moon Designs has seam sealed thousands of shelters, so we know a thing or two about the process. If you lack the time or space to properly perform this task, you may consider us as an option. I will say there's nothing like seam sealing your own tent then weathering a storm safe and dry.

Drying Time

We generally allow two days for the tents to cure before shipping. This time can vary depending upon heat and humidity. During warm summer days, curing can be completed in less than 24 hours. On those cold humid winter days, drying can take longer.

Procedures

To seam seal our shelters, we lay them out on a large table and the sealant is injected directly using a bottle with an applicator tip. We have found this method to be effective at penetrating the seams and will provide excellent water protection.

Once all of the seams have been coated, the shelter is then stored to dry in our drying rack. Unfortunately this is the step that’s most likely to cause problems, as hanging shelters can come into contact with each other.

This shelter to shelter contact can allow for some sealer to be deposited on exposed areas of adjacent shelters. This results in a cosmetic issue and in no way compromises the integrity of the sealed seams. If you wish to avoid this potential contact on your shelter, it is recommended that you seal your own tent.

Guarantee

If you purchase a shelter from us and are dissatisfied with the appearance of the seam sealing, you are free to return the unused shelter back to us. You have the option of a full refund or new non-seam sealed shelter. If you select the non-seam sealed option, you will be refunded the difference between the original price of the seam sealing and the shipment of the new tent.

12 oz - 340 g Solo Tarp

Since it's introduction in 2006, the Gatewood Cape has been carried over 100's of thousands of trail miles. It's been used to provide shelter on high mountain snow choked ridges, to lush forest trails. It's the ONLY Tarp / Rain Gear that provides complete 360 degree protection.


  • The Gatewood Cape's unique 360 Degree Protection provides full coverage either when worn as a cape or used as a shelter. Unlike ponchos, capes don't have long slits along the sides. While the poncho may allow for more ventilation, it does little to keep out wind blown rain. Dual zipper pulls on the front of the Gatewood Cape allow you to regulate ventilation while still providing full protection. Plus, the open skirted design allows fresh air to enter the bottom.

    As a shelter, the Gatewood Cape provides significantly enhanced protection when compared to your typical poncho/tarp. Its sturdy pyramid design easily sheds rain or snow and wind simply flows around it. Any sudden change in wind direction in the middle of the night won't leave you scrambling to re-orient your shelter or force you deeper into your bivy. Unlike a tarp, the Gatewood Cape is a shaped tarp and eliminates all exposed sides, leaving you safe and secure.

    With 35 square feet of coverage under the shelter's canopy, you've got plenty of room for you and your gear. Depending upon conditions, you can even adjust the vestibule to different heights to increase ventilation. A long zipper on the vestibule makes opening and closing the shelter a snap.

    For the adventuresome day hiker, the Gatewood Cape makes the perfect addition to your 10 essentials survival kit. It packs down incredibly small and provides peace of mind knowing you've got excellent protection close at hand.

    For added bug protection, the Gatewood Cape mates with the Serenity NetTent. Together they keep both the rain and bugs at bay. Providing you with secure and comfortable space.

    After spending several years coming up with the design. The Gatewood Cape became my primary shelter for years. My good friend Billy Goat has racked up over 10,000 miles with his  Gatewood Cape and Serenity NetTent.

    Ron

    • Micro Buckles connect harness to cape for easy installation and removal.
    • Full 360 Degree protection when set up as a shelter or worn as rain gear.
    • Full Zippered Entrance makes entering and exiting the shelter a snap.
    • Adjustable Vestibule Height allows you increase ventilation while maintaining adequate rain protection.
    • Side Snaps for shortening the long sides when worn as a cape.
    • Floating Canopy allows the canopy to be set to different heights depending upon conditions.
    • Integrated Map / Night Stash Pocket with zipper closure to keep stuff contained. Pocket also doubles as the stuff sack.
    • Center Pole Support significantly improves the ability of the shelter to handle wind and snow loads.
    • Ultralight Waterproof Canopy is made from high strength 30 denier Silicone Nylon.
    • Extremely Easy Setup requires only six stakes.
    • Seasons
      Sleeps
      Ships With
      Pack Size
      Weight 1
      Stakes 2
      Colors
      Usage
      3
      1
      Tent, Stuff Sack, Guylines
      10" X 8" X 1.5"
      12 oz - 340 g  
      6
      Gray, Forest Green
      Rain Poncho
      Ultralight Backpacking
      Emergency Bivouac

      Notes:

      • Weight does not include stakes or pole.
      • Stakes not included.
    • Type
      Frame 1
      Entry
      Floor Space
      Tarp
      Single Pole
      Side Entry
      35 ft 2 - 3.2 m 2

      Notes:

      • Vertical Poles Not Included
    • Canopy
      Zipper
      30D Silicon Nylon
      #3 YKK
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