Remarkable, two door/two vestibule tents offering maximum usable space, outstanding comfort, and excellent strength in lightweight packages.
Because of its two door/two vestibule configuration, its lightweight yet strong materials and its expansive room, the Kaitum 3 GT provides an outstanding balance of light weight, superb comfort and high strength. Backcountry users of all types – backpackers, paddle and bicycle tourers, hunters, winter campers, ski tourers, and climbers, among others – opt for the Kaitum 3 GT when their trips demand the increased space and flexibility the extended GT vestibule affords. While adding very little weight, that larger vestibule offers considerably more space for both gear storage/sorting and food preparation. The extended GT vestibule also has two entrances, one on the side and one up front, on the opposite side, offering both more entry/exit options. And by rolling back the front section of the extended vestibule, you create a full tent-width “covered porch” deep enough to keep all but the worst weather away from the inner tent door. And taller users will find the Kaitum 3 GT’s plentiful floor space, vertical entrances, and vertical walls a roomy pleasure.
Other Kaitum models
Kaitum 2 – two person version.
Kaitum 3 – three person version.
Kaitum 2 GT – two person version with extended vestibule.
“Kaitum” is named after a beautiful lake and river in northern Sweden.
“A well thought out tent with attention to detail.”
-Op Pad, Denmark
The Kaitum was named Best in Test by Norway’s Fjell og Vidde magazine in their test of lightweight tents.
In a group tent test, Germany’s Outdoor magazine awarded the Kaitum Test Winner, calling it “perfect.”
Both the Kaitum and the Kaitum GT have won prestigious Gear of the Year awards from Germany’s Outdoor magazine: the Kaitum in 2006 & 2007, and the Kaitum GT in 2009.
In its first year of production, the Kaitum received the Editor’s Choice Award from Germany’s top outdoor magazine Outdoor.
The Kaitum won Product of the Year in the tent category from Ute Magasinet, Sweden’s premier outdoor magazine.
The Dutch outdoor magazine Op Pad named the Kaitum Test Winner, commenting, “A well thought out tent with attention to detail, a low weight and a high standard of construction.”
Awards for the Kaitum 2 GT
In a test of 17 tunnel and dome tents, Norway’s Villmarksliv named the Kaitum 2 GT Best All Around Tent.
This though ground sheet helps both to protect your tent’s floor from abrasion and to keep ground moisture from rising in the vestibule. This footprint covers the full area of the Kaitum 3 GT outer tent.
Weight: 1 lb 8 oz
Extra pole holders are needed when you want to pitch the inner tent by itself. Link these to the corners of the inner, and place the ends of the poles into them. Six pole holders, two for each pole, are needed to pitch the Kaitum 3 GT inner tent on its own.
Every new Kaitumj 3 GT includes enough pegs to pitch it, but a spare peg or two can save you the frustration of losing one in the middle of a long trip. Very light yet very strong, our V-Peg is made from hardened aluminum, and it has specifically engineered thick yet light spine and sides to prevent bending. Its "V" cross section provides a fine balance of penetration in hard ground and holding capability in looser soil. Anodized a highly visible gold, the V-peg also has an integrated string loop for easy removal from the ground.
• 16 cm/6.3" • 11 g/0.4 oz • Set of 10 •$30
Lightweight, tough and remarkably versatile, our Snow & Sand pegs are unique. After finding most so-called snow pegs to be too soft – they would bend in any but the fluffiest snow – we developed our own. Made from hardened aluminum, our Snow Pegs are build to withstand both very hard usage, including the inevitable contact with shovels, crampons and other winter gear, and very hard snow. At the same time, they are remarkably lightweight. The integrated line and hook gives you the flexibility either to bury the peg sideways in snow or sand, Deadman style, or to use it in a traditional, upright fashion.
• 31 cm x 3 cm/12" x 1.2" • 50 g/1.8 oz • Set of 6 pegs and XP carrying bag •$70
Your tent comes with poles, an extra repair section and aluminum repair sleeve, but spare poles can come in handy, both for repairs and for "double poling," which gives extra strength and stability.
Ideal for keeping your gear better organized. Standard versions of the peg, pole and tent bags are included with all new tents. The XP Bags are constructed of extra-stout PU coated nylon designed to withstand high use.
Tent Bag for Kaitum 3 GT 63 x 25 cm
XP Pole Bag
XP Tent Bag for Kaitum 3 GT 63 x 25 cm
Our proprietary 2 & 3 mm red and white guy line cord is strong, light and easy to see. Its interwrap construction interweaves super strong Vectran cord longitudinally with polyester, producing a cord with no sheath to slip, near zero stretch, minimal water absorption, an easy-to-handle soft feel, high UV resistance, and a stout 60 kg (132 lb) breaking strength for the 2 mm and 80 kg (176 lb) for the 3mm.
Our sturdy and reliable line runners are available in 2 and 3 mm sizes, and are designed to work perfectly with our 2 and 3 mm guy lines. They lock securely, and are easy to adjust even while wearing mittens.
3 mm guy line and line runners come standard with all tents except for our Yellow Label tents which come with 2 mm guy line and line runners.