Katabatic 3 Tent
- First Ascent
- 3 Person
- 4 Season
The next-gen evolution of our award-winning four-season tent, nearly four years in the making. Guides Dave Hahn, Melissa Arnot, Adrian Ballinger, and David Morton played pivotal roles in providing critical feedback and continuous testing. Retaining the iconic strength and roomy living space of the original was essential. But we also increased the high-altitude usefulness of the living space, made the durability of connective points even stronger, and modified the rear vestibule to better protect gear while improving ease of access. New bombproof lash-down points, strengthened webbing, and higher-visibility guy outs make this new Katabatic a shelter equal to any elevation. And it's even a few ounces lighter than its predecessor. Tested for 18 months by our elite team of guides on Rainier, Denali, Cho Oyu, and Everest.
- Improved and reinforced fly sheet connective points: Better protection in the worst conditions
- Improved rear vestibule design: New door entry and more protective
- Improved interior organization: More pockets for keeping gear close
- New High-Visibility Guy Out Points: Safer navigating around camp
- Stronger OS lash-down points: When you need 10mm ropes to keep tent anchored in 80mph winds
- Double-Wall Construction: Provides condensation control
- Twin Vestibules: Maximum gear storage outside living space
- Unique fastener Steep Wall Design: Increases interior space without added pole weight
- Reverse Y-Fly Design: Sheds snow, boosts load strength, and keeps fly sheet quiet in high winds
- Color-coded DAC aluminum poles: For quick pitching
- 90" x 85" x 48" / 48 sq. ft. interior space / 18 sq. ft. vestibule space
- 40D ripstop nylon wall: 20D polyester mesh:
40D coated ripstop nylon flysheet: 70D coated nylon taffeta floor
Wear it With
- Yes, I recommend this productPhilGenderHeightTypeActivityClimbingProsCons Could use a two person versionFitness meter label is true to sizeFit:SmallLargeIt would be nice to see this in a 2 person versionSep 1, 2017
2 person light weight would be great. Should not be excluded from sales along with the sleeping bags.
- Yes, I recommend this productBonesGender MaleHeight 5'10"Type RegularActivityCampingPros bombproof under harsh conditions, roomy with lots of internal storage, seals tight for sandstorms, stands well to wind conditionsCons could use fuller set of stakes maybe w/ extras, could use more substantive stakes for sand, tough one person setup out of bag in the darkFitness meter label is true to sizeFit:SmallLargeTops in the GobiAug 11, 2017
I am the human skeletal analyst working for an international archaeology project currently in the east Gobi in Mongolia. I live in this tent for a month and a half in the summer. Field conditions range from hot (40 degrees Celsius) to sandstorms pushing 50mph gusts driving buckets of sand just before the driving rains. I have been on this project for nearly 20 years and come to recognize the need for a solid 4 season tent, having seen little "camper" tents wash downstream in sheet flow or been blown absolutely flat, tent ripped, poles broken, someone suddenly sharing a ger with the students. I have also been crammed into one and two person tents that, solid as they were, gave me somewhat of a sardine feeling without the oil. This tent however, has been the absolute bomb for the past two seasons and I think I've found my equipment with this one. I wish the groundcloth fit under the porch awning as well, but I can get linoleum in Ulaanbaatar to serve that purpose or just get a bigger rhino-hide tarp, and make a solid floor to keep from tracking sand into the tent. When the sandstorm in the photograph hit camp this season I was able to get in the tent, zip up all the vents and awning accesses, and ride out the storm which was followed by a pretty serious deluge of rain. The nice part was it kept all that aeolian sand out as well. At one point the wind popped a stake and guy line on the weather side loose from the sand and tried it's level best to flatten the tent- the walls were deforming significantly, but with the amount of internal support built into the frame design it held up like a champ. This one will be my field home for the forseeable future.
- Yes, I recommend this productOutback jackGender MaleHeight 5'11"Type PlusActivityCampingProsConsFitness meter label is true to sizeFit:SmallLargeAwesome Tent!Dec 29, 2016
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!
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