When we say our gear is guide-built, guide-trusted what do we mean? Well, in the specific instance of the Gear-of-the-Year award winning Katabatic tent, that statement is more than just a marketing slogan. It means that the design process included nine prototypes until full guide certification, testing on six continents and more than one thousand nights on the world’s tallest peaks. From Aconcagua to the South Col on Everest where it held strong in 121-mile-an-hour winds, the Katabatic first earned its respect from our guide and athlete team for its high altitude performance. To celebrate our annual gear event, we’re running this gallery of the best images of our Katabatic in the locations that were our testing ground. —LYA Editor
Photos by Kent Harvey, Ben Ditto, Jon Mancuso, Jake Norton, Chris Korbulic and David Morton
The technical fine print on the Katabatic:
Best in Class. Guide-built and guide-tested® on First Ascent expeditions to the world’s highest peaks. Two-plus person, four-season expedition tent with ample room for mountaineering gear and essentials. Double-D door design for easy entry/exit/access to vestibule storage areas. Exclusive Y-fly design sheds more snow and adds load strength. Smaller overall footprint means less work prepping the pitch site. Two-vestibule design provides extra space and storage. Double-wall construction for condensation control. Steep walls maximize livable space.
Six-pocket interior organizer. Storage sack and
stakes included. Color-coded DAC aluminum poles.
40D ripstop nylon wall; 20D polyester mesh; 75D
coated ripstop polyester flysheet; 70D coated nylon taffeta floor. Spot clean. 90″L x 85″W x 48″H.
Interior: 48 sq. ft. Vestibule: 18 sq. ft.
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