How to increase the protection of Lanshan tent in windy days.


Today we received a letter from a friend.The letter shared with us his first bad experience with Lanshan.

I bought the Lanshan 2 Pro (3-season). I used it for the first time the other day in mid-October in a mountainous area in cold temperatures (perhaps 5 degrees celsius) and windy conditions (up to 70 km/h gusts). Since it was not snowy, or below 0 degrees Celsius and the winds were high but not extreme, I thought the tent should be good enough given it is marketed as a 3-season. However, I was very cold whilst sleeping in the tent as the wind was blowing under the outer sheet and into the inside with virtually no protection from the wind.

I sympathize with this friend’s experience, so I think it is time to share my experience with you how to make your trekking pole tent give you better protection in harsh conditions.

Unlike a free standing tent which has a fixed height, a trekking pole tent has the unparalleled advantage of a normal tent, it can be changed to meet your needs, in a sense, it is like a tarp, only not as flexible as a tarp.

I have used Lanshan 2/lanshan 1 pro 3 season version to spend 20-30 nights in the Himalayas at an altitude of 5000m at -20 degrees Celsius, so I would like to share with you how to use Lanshan /Lanshan pro tent in windy days.

There are many youtubers making videos on how to set up your Lanshan tent, you can also refer to the article I wrote, but those methods above are the standard set up method, that is, the method used for general environment.
In windy day, the tent pitched with the above method will be like a bridge hole, the wind will keep pouring in and you will not feel any warmth. Therefore, we have to lower the height of the tent, so that the tent as close to the ground as possible. This is done to reduce the possibility of letting the wind blow into the tent.
To start with, we lay the tent on the ground and, if necessary, let the backpack press against it. Adjust the length of the pegs holding cords in the four corners of the tent, about 5-6 cm will do.
Fixing the 4 pegs at the four corners.
Setting the trekking poles to about 115 cm and pitch up the tent so that the height of the tent will be lowered by 10 cm down to make it almost close to the ground.
Secure the cords of the doors on both sides, but instead of using hooks to link the doors, use a separate peg to hold the doors in place. Make the lower edge of the door close to the ground.
At this point, if you are not an experienced user of Lanshan, you will likely need to adjust the length of the peg cords again to make the tent completely full and tight.
This will give you a shelter with better wind proof performance, but we don’t recommend completely fitting the tent to the ground, as maintaining some ventilation is necessary for sleep quality and condensation mitigation.

Don’t forget to make sure all guy lines are tightened.


Comments (2)

  • Kerri Rivera

    What hardware did you use to replace what actually came with the lanshan? My corner hardware is very different from what you’re showing in the pictures.


    December 4, 2022 at 12:38 pm
    • 3FULGEAR

      We use the original accessories of the tent and have not replaced them.

      May 5, 2023 at 8:13 am