TOG Viken is a 4-season tent in tipi style for up to 4 people. The tent is floorless, but can be equipped with both a separate half floor and a half inner tent with floor and mosquito net. You can use the tent together with a wood stove during the colder part of the year. The tent can accommodate 2 people with the stove. Without a stove, up to 4 people can sleep in the tent. If you are looking for a larger tent in the same style, we recommend TOG Unden, Viken’s bigger brother.
Features and design
The tent is octagonal, which means that it is attached to the ground at eight different points. The octagonal shape, in combination with the included storm lines, makes the tent an extremely reliable tent in windy conditions. The tent can also be anchored more tightly to the ground in windy weather with the help of extra loops that sit inside at ground level in each corner (extra tent poles are needed, not included). Via built-in linelocs, you can easily adjust the stretch of the tent fabric. If you want to save weight, there is the option of leaving the included aluminum pole at home and attaching the tent at a tree via the top loop at the tent. TOG Viken is equipped with two large, mesh-covered ventilation openings at the top of each side.
TOG Viken is made of a very light but at the same time durable silicone-coated 15 deniers ripstop nylon with a water column rating of 3000 mm. This means that the tent can easily withstand the wettest of climates. The zippers are water resistant and will effectively stop water from penetrating the tent during persistent rain.
If you buy a lightweight stove together with the tent, we recommend a 7 foot stove pipe.
What is included in the purchase?
The tent is delivered together with 18 cm long Y-tent stakes made of aluminum, reflective ropes and rope stretchers, tent pole and (removable) stove jack. Please note that the stove, the inner tent and half-floor (footprint) are sold separately.
The tent is 1,6 meters high and measures 3,2 meters from corner to corner in the octagon.
15 deniers ripstop nylon with a water column of 3000 mm.
Pole is made from robust 7001 aluminum
Stove jack is made of silicone-coated fiberglass fabric
Tent including guylines, 820 grams
Stove jack (removable), 50 grams
Pole, 420 grams
A total of 1290 grams
Note that weight for storage bags and tent stakes are not included.
How to pitch the tent most easily?
Extend the tent completely on the ground so that the eight corners are visible. Make sure that the door zippers are closed. Put a tent stake in every other ground loop, so that the stakes you’ve put in the ground form a square. The corner of the door should not be one of the four loops in the square. The square should be fairly stretched, but not maximally stretched.
Open the door and insert the centerpole. Close the zippers of the doors.
Put tent stakes in the last four ground loops. Adjust the stretch of the tent. If necessary, use and tighten the storm lines.
See also our instructional video (note that the tent in the video is a prototype, which makes it slightly different from current models).
Intro to hot tents
The most common questions we get about hot tents are:
- How do prevent fire in the tent while using a stove?
- The stove jack is a high temp fiberglass material rated to several thousand degrees. The tent material never touches the hot pipe. You can get pinholes from floating embers, but a small dab of silicone seals the pinhole and doesn’t hurt the shelter.
- How does a floorless shelter work in wet weather?
- Really darn well. Don’t pitch in a depression obviously, but the ground inside dries out quickly, and it’s super convenient to just walk in with muddy shoes (or dogs) and not worry about getting your floor dirty.
- What about condensation?
- It’s single wall, there will be condensation in some conditions. Mostly you just have to learn to manage it.
- What about carbon monoxide?
- It’s truly not a concern. We include a peak vent, plus the shelter will draw air through the zipper and under the sod skirt. If you’re still concerned, leave a door unzipped 8″ or so at the bottom to allow more venting.
In very strong winds, we recommend NOT using the tent together with lightweight stoves, as there is a risk that the chimney may fold and thus cause damage to the tent or in the worst case fire.
TOG, Tived Outdoor Gear, offers high quality outdoor equipment at reasonable prices. The products are made in China. TOG offers a 3-year warranty.
TOG offers a 3-year warranty.