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. 
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Specs + Sizing

Trail Weight18 lb 7oz / 8.36kg
Packed Weight25lb 1oz / 11.37kg
Fast Fly Weight21lb 5oz / 1.05kg
Packed Size10" x 15" x 24" / 25 x 38 x 61cm
Floor Area128 sq ft / 11.9m²
Footprint Weight2lb 13oz / 1.28kg
Number of Seasons4
Number of Doors2


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

Accessory Body - sold separately

Footprint - included

8P fits Large Trapezoid - sold separately


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What’s in a Name?

In the 1920s and 1930s, Forest Service employees often traveled many miles from local ranger stations to forest work sites. To facilitate work at remote sites, the Forest Service built guard stations at strategic locations throughout the forest to house fire patrols and project crews. The Seedhouse Guard Station in North Routt County serves as a great Company Campout location for Big Agnes and Honey Stinger.