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Expedition Cosmos Tent Pitching Instructions

The Terra Nova Expedition Cosmos Tent has a geodesic design and sleeps 8 in comfort. Featuring two porches for access and two additional doors, to allow entry and exit without climbing over gear. Read the Expedition Cosmos tent pitching instructions here.

The Expedition Cosmos is supplied with 6 alloy poles and 36 pegs.

  1. We advise using at least two people to pitch the Cosmos to avoid damaging the tent.
  2. Lay the inner tent out flat (loosely peg down the corners in windy conditions).
  3. Carefully connect the pole sections together, taking care that all the joints are fully inserted (otherwise the poles can be damaged when you tension the tent).
  4. Thread the poles through the pole sleeves matching the colour of the poles with the pole sleeve tapes.
  5. Insert the pole-ends of the red poles into the red eyelet tapes at one end of the tent. We recommend that someone enters the tent and pushes the centre of the roof upwards, to help support the shape of the tent until it is fully erected and to avoid bending poles. At the other end of the tent push the red poles upwards, until it is possible to insert the pole-ends into the red eyelet tapes.
  6. Insert the ends of the gold poles into the gold eyelet tapes at the side of the tent. (Note: these poles CROSS between the ends of the sleeves and the eyelet tapes). At the other end of the tent push the gold poles upwards and insert the pole-ends into the gold eyelet tapes.
  7. Insert the ends of the blue poles into the blue eyelet tapes at one end of the tent. At the other end of the tent push the blue coloured poles upwards and insert the pole-ends into the blue eyelet tapes. The inner tent should now be standing upright. Attach all the plastic clips to the poles.
  8. Pull the flysheet over the inner tent. Align the flysheet seams with the inner tent pole structure as closely as possible. Locate the flysheet eyelet tapes under the pole-ends and adjust the tension straps.
  9. Firmly peg out all the inner tent eyelet tapes and the flysheet elastics. Attach all flysheet guylines and peg them out securely.
  10. Remember to adjust the flysheet tension as conditions alter (the flysheet will tighten in strong sunlight and slacken if it gets wet).

Download the Expedition Cosmos Tent Pitching Instructions here.