It’s always difficult to predict what conditions will be like at the campsite. The Modular Shelter System is designed to be as versatile as possible when pitching. By using the sidewalls in different ways, the shelter can be pitched to match the conditions. The best way to pitch the shelter can be decided right at the moment of pitching.
By using the sidewalls as sidewalls, the volume inside the shelter is maximised. If the shelter must hold as many as possible, or if there is little wind or rain, this method of pitching gives the biggest and most comfortable shelter.
Sidewalls rolled up
The Modular Shelter System was designed so the shelter could be pitched above the ground – just like with a traditional tarp. This maximises ventilation in warm weather.
Sidewalls on the ground outside
In this position, snow or rocks can be piled on top of the sidewalls to hold the shelter down. This makes it possible to securely pitch the shelter in conditions where pegs do not work well, like rocky river flats and snow. It is even possible to pitch the shelter entirely without pegs like this. In addition, the shelter can be well sealed, as the wind cannot get underneath the sidewalls.
Sidewalls on the ground inside
In wet conditions, or when there are no snow or rocks to use, the sidewalls can be folded inside the shelter. This is the most water resistant solution when using a Groundfloor™. With the Groundfloor™ placed over the sidewalls, the overlap helps prevent surface water from running into the shelter. In addition, gear piled around the edges of the tent helps hold the sidewalls down, to aid stability and keep wind out of the shelter.