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2010

Hilleberg Kaitum 2 GT Tent review
Written by Jason Elliot   
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HIlleberg Kaitum 2 GT
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If you are a fan of classic comedies then Caddyshack is sure to be a favorite. Its genuine hilarity gives it legs that still carry it even 30 years after it was released on the big screen. The comic cast is a laundry list of legends – Bill Murray, Chevy Chase and Rodney Dangerfield. The most memorable character is the gopher that terrorized golfers and the course's ground crew.

The Hilleberg Kaitum 2 GT has the distinctive tunnel shape which you and your backpacking buddy can burrow into like a gopher for a peaceful night of sleep. The Kaitum 2 GT has a front vestibule without a ground cover that can be used to store your gear. The sleeping vestibule has a built-in ground cover and is characterized by Hilleberg's distinctive inner and outer tents allowing for it to be customized.

The Kaitum 2 GT packs down to a packed weight of 7 lbs. and 8 oz. which is somewhat bulky for a 2-person tent. The added weight is due to the front vestibule. The tent sets up easily and quickly – less than 5 minutes. The Kaitum 2 GT is a legit all-season tent and can stand up to the rigors of a frosty winter backcountry adventure. Hilleberg's Kerlon material is a huge plus and is advertised as being up to 6 times stronger than normal tent material. The tent has an array of guy lines jutting out from it which stabilizes the entire tent in high winds.

The biggest advantage of the Kaitum 2 GT is the space. The front vestibule is ideal for gear heavy expeditions. The sleeping vestibule's roominess results in comfy quarters for sleeping and changing your clothes. The drawback is added weight and less space in your backpack.

Hilleberg LogoThe Hilleberg Kaitum 2 GT lists at $845 and is available in a dark green and bright red colors. Hilleberg offers a limited guarantee that protects the Kaitum GT 2 from materials and workmanship defects. A footprint is available that covers the entire floor of the tent including the front vestibule. Hilleberg also offers the Kaitum 3 GT which is a 3-person tent.


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Jason Elliot

JElliotJason Elliot is the Editor and Publisher of OutdoorInformer.com. Elliot has established a respected following with the top industry professionals and gearheads for his nonbiased reviews of outdoor gear and apparel. Elliot is a regular contributor to Examiner.com, Trails.com and other publications on top of his editorial and writing role with OutdoorInformer.com.

Elliot left a successful fifteen-plus year management career that he worked at Fortune 500 and S&P 500 companies to pursue his passion for writing about the outdoors. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from La Roche College.

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