Aluxe Sil Peak

Discussion in 'Shelters & Accessories' started by Chiseller, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    I've just acquired one of these as a potential replacement for the SeekOutside during our treks as a couple when we need a bit. More. Than a tarp.
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    1st impression is that it has that little. Bit More gear room and.could be more practical when we are having to cook indoors etc.
    With the A frame Mod it stands well and makes getting in and out a breeze .
    I've the one person inner, sadly it. Won't do for us both. I belive you can still get the factory one.
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    We can use bivis at a push, but for warm euro / scandanavian travel, we will get a more suitable inner. The wife sleeps at the back and hates having her face and feet in the casket or. Clouds as she describes Ill fitting inners lol.
    I wouldn't say the build quality is anywhere near the SeekOutside but certainly looks like it could endure a storm . ... We just might see lol.

    I'll come back to this thread as we start to use it on the hill....
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  2. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Some good info on these here
  3. Mike Bright

    Mike Bright Trekker


    I’ve just sold my Sexy Hexy. It was a tough decision as it’s such a nice shelter and it stood up to Dartmoor storms with ease. You can get other inners for it
    Enjoy your new shelter
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  4. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Cheers @Mike Bright I'm still a bit torn on wether to keep it over the silvertip... But I reckon it. Will be a keeper. Ideally wants seam sealing, but that's not a biggie ....
  5. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    I tried a search, alas obviously didn't go back enough pages....
    Is there a difference between sil peak and hex peak? Or is it just a play on words? If. This is a 2015? It looks. Mint.
  6. Mike Bright

    Mike Bright Trekker

    There is only one sil version of the hex but they do come in 2 sizes. I never sealed the seems on mine and never needed to
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  7. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    There’s a few Peaks in the Luxe range, the Mini, Trail and Hex come to mind, the Mini and Trail are more like Mids with a rectangular footprint, yours looks like the Hex, it's always been called a Hex Peak V4 but now it's the Sil HP

    I think the older versions (pre 2014?) were pu coated, the current versions are sil

    There is a 2/3 bathtub and double F4 inner available with a full hex footprint

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  8. Taz38

    Taz38 Section Hiker

    Nice tent, I miss mine at times. You can get a double inner for it. cooking in the porch is no probs.
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  9. tom

    tom Thru Hiker

    Luxe made both silnylon and Pu coated versions of their small hiking tents. I think the hex shape came in 2 sizes. I spend one of my worst storm nights camped next to one of the small square Pu Luxe at 2500m and it was rock solid. We also have a large tipi Luxe for base camps - great shelters!
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  10. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

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  11. dovidola

    dovidola Section Hiker

    Welcome to the HexPeak Club @Chiseller! The only downside is the senseless nomenclature used by LuxeOutdoor (the manufacturers).

    Yours looks to me like a V4A (2015 or later, as evidenced by the presence of mid-hem panel guyout linelocs ). 660g (without inner) and as roomy and stormworthy as I ever need. Great for one, and two at a squeeze (I wouldn't). As others on this site have done, I've ditched the provided inner (it's OK but at 600g too heavy) in favour of lighter options from AliExpress which do the job at 360g.

    There's an F6 (also called F6A) which is an enlarged version of the above (better for two, I'd say, or a very tall single), with its own variant the F6E, which has winter modifications. It's possible this is your tent (hard to tell as it looks the same as a V4A; only the size is different). If you measure the black nylon 'floor strap', the V4A's is about 250cm long, whereas the F6's will be closer to 300cm.

    And there's a massive F8 (soon to be called the F8A in all probability), with it's own name Octapeak (as opposed to Hexpeak because it has 8 sides instead of 6)with its winter version the F8E.

    The letters/numbers used to denote the various inners make even less sense. The single inner for the V4A is called 'InnerV4', and the double inner for the V4A is called 'F4' (why???). The single inner for the F6A is called 'Inner F6A', and the single inner for the F6E is called 'Inner F6E'. They are interchangeable. However, there is no double inner for the F6, which is weird as that's the one you'd be more likely to sleep two in. The F8 has a (nameless) multi-person inner, a two-person 'Inner V8' and will also take the smaller single inners. All clear?

    There's also a Mini-Peak (4-sided) which you don't see that many of nowadays. I suspect it was the forerunner of the (much lighter) Hexpeak V4, but it's still available. To complete LuxeOutdoor's line-up of mids there is the Mega-Horn, heavier, larger and more of a campsite tepee option.

    Stop Press: I've just ordered a 3F UL Lanshan 1 from AliExpress, solely to see if the (pentagonal) inner which it comes with will fit in my V4A. The measurements suggest it will do so better than the rectangular versions I use currently. I'll report when I've tried it out!

    Apart from that, I'd be very interested to see what kind of A-pole setup you've devised?
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  12. PhilHo

    PhilHo Ultralighter

    I have a Hex Peak V4a but its a bit tight for my 6'2" height. I use it with no inner but the foot end of my sleeping bag sometimes touches the fabric and condensation then causes a wet spot. I've bought an AliExpress Tyvek bag cover that I think will overcome this problem but haven't tried it in anger yet.

    I might follow the AliExpress mesh inner route that others have gone down for midge prevention. Or I might sell it and stick to my GoLite Shangri-La 2 clone.
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  13. Patrick

    Patrick Trekker

    Great overview, but I don't think that's quite right - as far as I'm aware the F6 is sold with an (un-named) double inner - Backpacking light details it here - and gives the dimensions of the inner as 260cm by 195cm, 163cm tall, weight 980g. I tihnk the single inner you mention is an optional extra.

    I've recently bought the Octopeak, which comes with an inner sleeping four (I think we may try five - three of them children - at a pinch), which seems to me to be almost unique as a family sized reasonably lightweight backpacking tent. If you divide the weight between all five of us its comes in at around 700g per person, which seems pretty good.
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  14. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    @dovidola don't roll the carpet all the way out. Just yet. Lol.
    Still scratching my beardless chin on wether to keep this or our silvertip... Tough call... I like. The doorway and vent. On the luxe, I like. The size. Of. The silvertip.... Really is pulling me on a decision I may regret....
  15. dovidola

    dovidola Section Hiker

    My mistake re the F6 inner - cheers!
  16. Jim_Parkin

    Jim_Parkin Summit Camper

    How do you make or obtain the A-frame converter? I couldsee it being very useful.
  17. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Mines. Simple and not the best...
    Here you go
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  18. Jon jons

    Jon jons Trail Blazer

    Was confused watching this, the person talking isn't wearing orange. Then I saw the gaffer tape and it makes sense now.
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