Guard Station 8
FOUR SEASON, FREE STANDING, MOUNTAINEERING SHELTER
Our Guard Station 8 is a dome-style mountaineering expedition dream shelter burly enough to withstand extreme high-altitude, high-alpine conditions. The Guard Station 8 features an external pole design which means it can be set up as a free-standing group shelter, or clip in the tent body to create a double-wall tent. The DAC exoskeleton pole system is incredibly strong and offers generous living space, with polyester rip-stop material developed to provide high UV resistance and stability in the most extreme environments.
Mountaineers, climbers and summit-seekers - this one's for you! Our Guard Station mountaineering dome brings durable, basecamp-ready design and materials to high-altitude expeditions
House the entire crew, use as a medical tent, mess hall or command center
Dome shape minimizes snow and wind load
DAC exoskeleton pole system maximizes architectural strength and creates extensive livable space
Single-wall structure minimizes bad-weather impact during set up
Accessory Body creates a separate living and sleeping space that takes up half the area of the shelter - sold separately.
Peek at the peak through one of six windows without opening doors. Windows can be opened for venting or closed up tight in extreme weather
Features two ceiling vents for air flow
Heavy-gauge materials ensure this shelter is ready for the most extreme Alpine conditions
Multiple interior loops for attaching accessories and mtnGLO® Tent & Camp Lights
Ready to pitch; with pre-cut guy lines and tensioners
Heavy duty reflective guylines and reflective webbing
Removable floor included
Construction + Materials
Fly is Dominico® undyed polyester ripstop made with high-tenacity yarns which increase tear strength by 20-25% over standard nylon or polyester ripstop fabrics. Also provides high UV resistance and stability during temperature and moisture fluctuations, allowing for a solid and stable pitched tent
Fly is silicone-treated with 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating plus an additional coating on the face of the fabric to increase tear strength and UV resistance
Footprint is polyester Oxfort with 5000mm waterproof polyurethane coating
The material uses a unique pigment dye coloring process that resists fading and increases UV resistance; extending the longevity of the fabric when used in high altitude conditions
All seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane tape (No PVC or VOC's)
DAC Press Fit pole system
20 DAC oversized 12" aluminum J stakes
Carry bag with backpack straps included
Footprint - included
Trail Weight 8.36kg
Packed Weight 11.37kg
Fast Fly Weight 1.05kg
Packed Size 25 x 38 x 61cm
Floor Area 11.9m²
Footprint Weight 1.28kg
Number of Seasons 4
Number of Doors 2
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- North Island: 3-7 business days
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Australia: 7–10 business days (metropolitan areas only).
Canada: 10 business days
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USA: 10 business days
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