Reese Tipis Weatherproof doors
Our doors are made of the same high quality fabric as the tipi, the door has three dowels (3/4 inch in diameter) sewn into horizontal pockets. Each dowel is sanded and linseed-oiled and the ends are rounded. The extra center dowel keeps the center of the door from collapsing into the entrance opening and gives much better wind and storm protection. The door is tapered and is extra long so it can be tied outside or inside - both top and bottom.
During storms, the door can be tied inside to lay between the tipi fabric and the door poles. When the door is in this position the dowels are supported by the door poles and the door can be pushed up to open and down to close (accordion fashion). Also, with the door stretched across the opening under the tipi fabric, water running down the front of the tipi cannot run into the door opening and form a puddle inside the tipi. The wind and water simply flow over the outside surface of the door. The door, used in this manner, is absolutely wind and weather proof.
Other Manufactures doors
Most other manufactures provide a simple door flap that is tied to the outside of the tipi at the top of the door. Some of them have additional ties on the sides to hold them down in windy weather.
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