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Katabatic 3-Person Tent

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Eddie Bauer  

Katabatic 3-Person Tent

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The Original Outdoor Outfitter®

Winner of National Geographic's 2012 Gear of the Year Award


Winner of Backpacker Magazine's 2012 Editor's Choice Snow Award

Guide-built and guide-tested on FA expeditions to the world's highest peaks. This three person, four-season expedition tent is the new standard for the world most hostile environments. A true four-season expedition tent, the Katabatic surpasses what is being used in most expedition outfitters and guide services programs in the areas of weight, floor space, and most importantly, strength.

"For years, The North Face VE 25 has ruled base camps on seven continents, but the reinvention of Eddie Bauer in its First Ascent line has brought a new big dome tent to the highest peaks."
National Geographic

"'This is the best four-season tent I've ever used,' said one tester after his 2012 Everest expedition. Even at 26,000 feet, with winds routinely topping 50 mph, he proclaimed this six-pole dome (plus a pole for the fly) quick to pitch and solid as a rock."
Backpacker Magazine

  • Double-wall constructionFor condensation control
  • Two-Vestibule DesignProvides extra space and storage
  • Steep wallsMaximize floor space without compromising footprint size
  • Y-Fly DesignSheds snow, increases load strength, and keeps the fly sheet quiet even in the nastiest winds
  • Color-COded DAC aluminum polesFor quick pitching
  • 40D ripstop nylon wall; 20D polyester mesh; 40D coated risptop nylon flysheet; 70D coated nylon taffeta floor
  • 90"L x 85"W x 48"H
  • 48 sq. ft. interior space, 18 sq. ft. vestibule space
  • Packed weight: 11 lbs. 4 oz.; Trail weight: 10 lbs. 5 oz.
  • Imported
  • Spot clean

Review Summary

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Katabatic 3-Person Tent
 
4.9

(based on 12 reviews)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Tent!

By Outback jack

from Washington

Comments about Katabatic 3-Person Tent:

Great tent easy setup and very durable. Used this tent up at Mt Rainer where the temperature was 25 degrees and winds around 30mph plus . I was very impressed and happy! All I have to say is make sure you anchor this tent down and it will not fail you!

  • Gender:
  • Male
  • Height:
  • 5'11"
  • Fit:
  • true to size
  • Size Type:
  • Plus
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  • Camping
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Held up even with staking

By Sweetpea1301

from Alaska

Comments about Katabatic 3-Person Tent:

Received this tent as an early Christmas gift and tested it out in southern Utah this week (Arches and Zion). Temps at night were around 15 degrees. My dad was in another tent and reported seeing his breath in the air, but within a few minutes of zipping into the Katabatic, my breath could not be seen. I admittedly did not stake it down completely and some serious wind gusts came through at night and this tent was solid! It didn't move- only a little air under the bottom/footprint due to not staking it. On first setup it took about 30 minutes but only because I tried to match poles to colored webbing on the bottom of the tent, not the webbing on the clips! I was able to set up and take down solo 20 minutes each, but this will likely need 2+ people to set up in a storm due to size. The front vestibule is LARGE and sturdy, like a front porch. You have to crouch relatively low to get in, but it adds to the weatherproofness (is that a word?). I am surprised at how light it is for such a large, sturdy tent with a poles-vestibule. Definitely impressed and was skeptical of Eddie Bauer going up against the "big boys" (you know those other brands!) but this tent literally holds it own.

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  • 4'7"
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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great, but......

By Okki

from Indiana

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Eddie Bauer Associate

Pros

  • Attachment point for interior LED lamp
  • LOTS of interior storage pockets
  • Quick and easy set up

Cons

  • Footprint does not include the vestibules
  • front door fitment

Best Uses

    Comments about Katabatic 3-Person Tent:

    The square interior size allows choices on how to orient your sleeping bags. Plenty of personal space in the interior tent, even with a basecamp duffel with clothing etc inside the interior tent as well. Rear vestibule has room to keep shoes out of the weather and dry. Front vestibule we use for storage of items that are in plastic bins (easy moving between tent and vehicle.

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    • Male
    • Height:
    • 5'9"
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    • Regular
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    • Camping
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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Initial Impressions: Great

    By RecycledHiker

    from Washington

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    Pros

    • Easy setup
    • Sturdy

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

      Comments about Katabatic 3-Person Tent:

      Inspected and setup in backyard, not mountain tested yet. Initial impressions.
      Overall solid and well designed with lots of nice features.

      Hexagonal shape and steep walls make this exceptionally spacious.
      This thing is big, probably could probably sleep 4 but would be cozy.
      Poles are color coded, setup is quick and intuitive with only a quick glance at the instructions.
      Structure is very solid, tight and stable, even has extra clips on the underside of the fly to secure fly to poles.
      Tie down equalizers are a nice feature, plenty of tie down cords for windy conditions.
      Oversize corner straps for staking down tent using ice axe or trekking poles.
      Included stakes are the type in most lightweight backpacking tents, will need to supplement/replace but that it typical.
      Front vestibule is roomy and the extra pole adds headroom and stability.
      Lots of pockets inside for stashing things.

      Can't wait to get this up on the mountain in some rough weather to see how it does.

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      • Male
      • Height:
      • 6'1"
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      • Regular
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      • Climbing
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