Information about the Kaitum 3 GT Close
Because of its two entrance/two vestibule configuration, its lightweight yet strong materials and its construction, the Kaitum 3 GT provides a stunning balance of super light weight, overall comfort and high strength. Backpackers gravitate toward the Kaitum 3 GT’s light weight and remarkable roominess, as do paddle and bicycle tourers, who also appreciate its small packed size. Hunters, winter campers, ski tourers, and climbers favor the Kaitum 3 GT because of its all-season strength as well as its low weight. And taller users will find the Kaitum 3 GT’s plentiful floor space, vertical entrances, and vertical walls a roomy pleasure. These users opt for the Kaitum 3 GT over the Kaitum 3 when their trips demand the increased space and flexibility the extended GT vestibule affords: with very little weight penalty, the 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.
“Kaitum” is named after a beautiful lake and river in northern Sweden.
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.
Kaitum 2 GT awards
In a test of 17 tunnel and dome tents, Norway’s Villmarksliv named the Kaitum 2 GT Best All Around Tent.
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.”
While every Hilleberg tent comes with all the pegs, lines and poles you need, you may, from time to time, need replacements. You may also want to accessorize for more flexibility on your adventures: spare line runners, guy line, and pole holders let you customize your shelter to your needs; special circumstances may dictate special use pegs or additional poles for stability; or you may simply want different sorts of pegs. Footprints can extend the life of your tent and cut down on condensation in the vestibules, and a hank of our strong, light guy line cord is always useful.
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. 6 pole holders, two for each pole, are needed to pitch the Kaitum 3 GT inner tent on its own.
Every new tent 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 pegs •
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 built 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/12.2" x 1.2" • 50 g/1.8 oz • Set of 6 pegs and XP carrying bag •
9 mm Pole Section
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.
While our various stuff bags are sized for our poles, pegs, and, of course, our tents, they are also ideal for organizing your gear. Our peg bag is great for holding toiletries or other small essentials, and our larger bags, although sized for our tents, are ideal for your spare clothes, cooking gear, food or the like.
Peg bags are available only in black, and in our sturdiest XP fabric. Standard pole bags come in green or red, while the burlier XP pole bag is only available in black. Standard and XP tent bags in all sizes come in green, red and sand, come in five sizes, and have a round, sewn-in bottom. The XP versions have a sewn-in handle, as well.
Standard bags are included with the Kaitum 3 GT.
Bags • Included
63 x 23 cm Tent Bag XP
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 3 mm. • 2mm/3 mm x 25 m (82 ft) • 53 g (1.9 oz)/110 g (3.9 oz) •
These unique and reliable line runners come with every tent, but they can also be purchased separately. They lock securely on a range of different line dimensions and are easy to adjust, even while wearing mittens. • 2 and 3 mm sizes (fits our 2 & 3 mm guy line, respectively) • Set of 10 •
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.