4 season, 3 pole, 2 Person, 2 porch, 1 footprint tent
Would anyone be interested in a Hilleberg Kaitum 2 tent?
It's sat in the cupboard not being used which is criminal. Currently using an Akto for solo trips and a Moutain Hardwear Kiva if the dog comes along.
This is a great tent with loads of head room created by the three poles, very quick to pitch, loads of porch and ventings options. Comes complete with a bespoke Hilleberg footprint, all bags, pegs and guys.
There is no damage to the tent at all and it looks immaculate.
RRP is £680 and the footprint would be another £75; Total £755.
Collection from SE Darmoor or Exeter Aiport or postage by 24hr courier.
So how much would you like for it?
Sig's are a waste of bandwidth...
Thanks for the interest in the tent.
Not too sure. I've not seen one for sale 2nd hand for a long time.
The nearest comparable would the Nallo 2/3 but the Kaitum is more expensive tent.
Ideally I would like £450 (more than £300 off the rrp) but I am prepared to listen to reasonable offers.
Red or green?
I know there will be some who regard it as heresy to to have a red Hilleberg but the green surely makes sense unless your primary use if above the snow line. Dartmoor is many things but it is rarely above the snow line.
Green makes more sense from the outside in a lot of places, but I personally prefer the "warmer" colour you get inside with red.
Having said that we already have a red K3 so there might be point in a green K2... that little bit lighter and less bulky plus stealthier for more sensitive wild pitches and a more robust shelter for the kids than the Hubba Hubba when we're in two tents. Probably not but I'm humming and harrring...
For anyone else looking I'll happily confirm the Kaitum to be a superlative bit of kit for folk who want a little more emphasis on camping comfort (including ease of pitch) than lightest possible weight, while still being decently light and portable. Here's my OM review of the 3 man version, obviously a bit bigger but the 2 is still generous for 2, certainly compared to some "2 person" designs...
I know what you mean about the glow! I have enjoyed a red Akto in the past and enjoyed the glow as well as the novelty factor Vs all the other green ones.
It was after reading your Kaitum 3 review that I ditched the Nallo 2 GT and got the Kaitum 2, so really you should do the decent thing and buy the tent as it's fault I bought it in the first place.
The Kaitum is a revelation after using tents like Quasars and Trangos. Loads more space, better porches, greater ventilation, much faster to pitch and less than 2/3rds of the weight. The Kaitum also has lots more room than the Nallo range, particularly headroom. It's a lighteight Keron really. It reminds me of the Mountain Equipment Snowline I had in the early 90's. This was also a three pole tunnel although it pitched inner first and was asymetric. Lovely once it was up but a pig to pitch in a hurry.
Here's a link to the spec
Sold! Thank you for the interest.
It wouldn't be right for me to say who the purchaser is.
It would, howver, be fair to say that the new owner is a well know advocate of the Kaitum design and is now in a position to engage in scientific A/B testing of both red and green tents.
I cannot say any more than that!
We're not complete strangers to green... throughout the 90s my only tent was a dark green Spacepacker. One thing we noticed about moving in to red after the Spacepacker is that red tents are bigger. I suspect that may remain true with our brace of Kaitums...
(main pathetic rationalisation was "think of the children!". They're both pretty wriggly sleepers and the confines of the Hubba Hubba (and Spacepacker) generally involve them bumping in to one another a lot, so more space will improve the camping experience, as will porches where things tend not to sneak out under the fly in to the rain without a level of care they can't really command as yet.)
^ "think of the children!" Best justification of a tent purchase ever
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