Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Kaitum
Manufacturer Hilleberg
Page By chris.mueller
Page Type Jun 1, 2007 / Jun 7, 2007
Object ID 3306
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Product Description

Hilleberg Kaitum is a four season lightweight tent for large persons. The Kaitum is the ultralight version of the Keron 2, but with a bit more width and quite a bit less weight.Its two door/two vestibule design affords extra comfort and flexibility, while its Kerlon 1200 outer tent fabric and 9 mm poles keep the weight to a minimum. While Kerlon 1200 is our ultra light fabric, its 12 kilo tear strength is far higher than most “heavy duty” fabrics.


I used the tent in the alps and in arctic Norway also. In summer and even in winter while snow storms. I was always comfortable with the tent. for long winter trips there is enough space for one large person. For two persons it is in winter quite narrow.



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norm79 - Jan 1, 2008 12:27 pm - Voted 5/5

Hilleberg Kaitum
We bought this tent in early 2007 after a lot of research, looking for a lightweight, strong, well built, spacious tent.

The Kaitum has been everything we expected. Used on during 2 weeks travelling through Switzerland and Italy it was easy to transport, lightweight, reliable, quick and simple to pitch and dismantle and large enough to live in for 2 weeks...

We've also used it several times in the mountains in the UK, where it's stood up to strong gusty winds, rain storms, etc without a problem. The Kaitum is obviously well built and well designed - when packing away, no need to fold neatly, just stuff it in the bag...

Hopefully during 2008 we'll have more opportunities to test it further. Despite the high price (£400) we think this was money well spent.

norm79 - Sep 8, 2008 4:40 pm - Voted 5/5

Re: Hilleberg Kaitum
More thoughts...
Took the Kaitum to Sweden and Norway for 15 days. The tent proved its worth, over and over.
Because you can remove the inner, and it pitches outer first, you can keep the inner separate and dry even if the outer is soaking wet (I kept the outer in a dry bag when it was wet through).
It stood up well (rock solid) even with a howling gale and horizontal rain coming in off the sea at Andenes in Vesterålen. The wired vents were particularly useful - just fold them down to create a more aerodynamic shape and keeping the worst of the wind out.
Overall and excellent tent!


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