Frequently Asked Questions
Geo Shelters has generated a lot of interest with a variety of questions from those wishing to research prior to their purchase. We welcome your questions and hope to provide all the information you need to make an informed purchase. The following are some of the typical questions we have received along with helpful answers.
Geo Shelters uses Aircraft Aluminum alloy with it’s geodesic dome frame systems. This high-strength, high-torsion material is perfectly suited for use in our frames – frames that can flex as they support wind and snow loads – without bending. These frame systems are so strong, you can suspend several hundred pounds of load from any frame hub with confidence. Hammocks, suspended chairs, gear lofts, and other gear management systems can easily be employed without risk of deforming the frame, or causing a frame failure.
Absolutely! Our covers are made of an architectural vinyl fabric, custom fit to the geodesic frame. The cover material is UV protected and fire retardant, and rated for 5-7 years of year round outdoor use. Geo Shelters have been set up and left in the rocky mountains over the winter, and easily withstood the 8+ feet of snow accumulation.
Yes! After extensive research and development we are proud to offer a high quality, form-fitted insulation package. See our Shelters page for more details.
Anodized aircraft aluminum.
As with most things, there is a little bit of a learning curve the first time you set up your Geo Shelter. The assembly is really made quite easy and intuitive with easy to follow insructions, color coded poles and interlocking shapes. When you have set up your dome once and become familiar with the process, it will typically take about an hour to set up your Geo Shelter frame, 20 to 30 minutes to pull your cover over the frame and another 20 to 30 minutes to stake the cover and install the floor vapor barrier. You can view a timelapse video of an entire Geo Shelter assembly that took just under 2 hours here. All the tools you need are included in your kit, though you may choose to use a drill and socket for quick turning of the nuts on the bolts.
Yes!!! The Geo Shelters doorway is equipped to easily attach the vestibule which gives an additional 4.5 feet of entryway. Great for a mudroom, bathroom, shower, etc.
Yes!!!, Geo Shelters doorways are designed with the ability to attach multiple domes together using the dome to dome connector. A 24’ Geo Shelter can attache to another 24’ or 16’ shelter
Yes!!! The repair kit can repair a variety of cover issues in the case that the shelters are damages. The repair kit can be found here Repair Kit.
GeoShelters 24: (Approximate weights and sizes)
- 4 heavy duty carry bags:
- 2 pole bags – 9″ x 9″ x 60″ – 60 lbs each
- 1 Cover bag – 16″ x 16″ x 48″ – 110 lbs
- 1 Floor/Assembly elements bag – 9″ x 9″ x 60″ – 40 lbs
Geo Shelters 16: (Approximate weights and sizes)
- 3 heavy duty carry bags:
- 1 pole bags – 9″ x 9″ x 60″ – 65 lbs
- 1 Cover bag – 12″ x 12″ x 48″ – 65 lbs
- 1 Floor/Assembly elements bag – 9″ x 9″ x 60″ – 35 lbs
|Part||Geo Shelters 16′||Geo Shelters 24′|
|Customer Fitted Geo SheltersCover|
|#10 YKK Zippered Door||1||1|
|Weather Proof Clear Windows||2||2|
|Weather Proof Vented Windows||2||2|
|Stove Jack Ready Weather Flap||1||1|
|Heavy Duty D-Rings||5||10|
|24″ Rebar Stakes||5||10|
|Hammer for Pounding Stakes||1||1|
|75′ Rope for pulling Cover over the Frame||1||1|
|Geo Shelters Frame|
|Door Entry Poles||18||20|
|Door Entry Attachment elements||18||20|
|Assembly Hardware Kit||1||1|
|Floor Vapor Barrier|
|Vapor Barrier Clips||12||18|
|Dimensions||20′ x 20′||25′ x 25′|
|Heavy Duty Custom Carry Bags||4||4|
|Customizable Cover Upgrades|
|2nd Door Upgrade||na||1|
|Installed Stove Jack – 4.5″, 5″, 6″||1||1|
|Geo Shelters Vestibule Kit||1 to 2||1 to 4|
|Other Add-ons or Upgrades|
|Floor Vapor Barrier Upgrade||1||1|
|Room Dividers||na||2 to 5|
Often zippers are the weakest point of any shelter, which is why we chose to use the strongest zipper available, the same YKK #10 required by the military in many of their applications.
Each Geo Shelter comes with a set of water proof instructions. A PDF of the instructions can also be found here.