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Retreat Compass Hub

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    Quick Overview

    Upgrade your camping style with the Retreat Compass Hub. This unique, durable free-standing structure has a fully enclosed tub floor and easily connects to our Module Tents to instantly add space. Create an additional tent-sized living, dining or storage space, or connect up to four tents for a shared living or dining space
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    Features & Specs

    • Attach to single tent for added space, or connect up to four tents for shared camping experience
    • Waterproof seam-sealed flysheet
    • Sturdy steel pole frame
    • Waterproof, fully enclosed tarpaulin tub floor
    • Four separate entry points
    • Insect proof mesh vents and half-doors
    • Lantern hooks
    • Reflective detail and guy ropes help guide you home at night
    • Compatible with 150, 280, 320, 360 Module tents
    • Configure Wing shelter compatible (sold separately)
    • Includes repair kit
    • Note: Compass Hub is waterproof when sealed freestanding, water resistant when connected to tents

    Doors 4
    Overall Dimensions L 510cm x W 510cm

    Fly Fabric: 75D/185T Polyester Taffeta, Flame Retardant, UPF 50+ Water Repellent Treatment , PU coated
    Fly Rating 3000mm

    Inner Fabric: 68D 185T Polyester with Water Repellent Finish

    Groundsheet: 180gsm PE Tarpaulin, 100% Polyethylene
    Groundsheet Rating 2000mm

    Poles: 19mm Steel

    Weight 29.6kg

    Tent Pitching Instructions
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    Customer Rating
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    Customer Reviews

    Retreat Compass Hub is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 23.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Huge space - great height - but be very careful! I brought this about a week ago and put it up yesterday as a trial run before camping at Xmas. It did take four adults to get it up but was a fantastic space once we finally made it work. However be very careful about securing it down! We had all the pegs used - (about 12 I think) but we didn't have the guide ropes tied down and unfortunately it ended up in the neighbours tree. It has been a bit windy today but nothing too out of the ordinary for December and certainly not what I would have expected. It has therefore been a rather expensive mistake.
    Date published: 2016-12-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The star of our camping trip! We took this camping when the weather was a bit iffy this Summer and it made the trip (for everyone we were with as well). We had a day of thunder & lightening even, where everyone hung out in the hub playing board games, and it was maybe the best day of the holiday! We used it for shade in the day, card-games at night, rain-cover for meals etc. I would like to plug our tent into it so that we have a lounge (this is why we bought it) but to be honest I think everyone else we go camping with wont let us!
    Date published: 2016-02-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from The pictures don't do it justice Easy enough to put up, but definitely required the two people that the instructions suggest, and one of those needs to be reasonably tall as they need to be able to hold the poles and fly overhead at a height of about 2.3m. The pictures do not do this justice. There's much more space inside than they appear to show. My 6' tall other half was able to stand without ducking in all but the very corners. Plenty of space to get a large table and chairs in with room to spare. Also not seen in the images, the door panels can operate in two modes: fully solid, or solid/mesh combo. Each door has a zipper on it that converts the door from fully solid to the solid/mesh combo pictured. The only downside to this thing is the weight. It's just shy of 30kg making it a behemoth to carry. The poles make up the bulk of the weight. It might be nice if there was a second pole bag included so that I had the option to split the poles into two sections for transport. The stuff sack itself is very slippery and doesn't have handles in the right places for two people, which makes a two person carry more difficult than it needs to be.
    Date published: 2016-11-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Bought it to replace our old gazebo and what a good decision that was. Looked at all the other makes in our campground and these are the best by far. They have room in all four corners for gear with doors open and they have 8 anchor points for the main poles making them really stable.tie them down properly and you will have no problems
    Date published: 2017-01-05
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Do not purchase this I bought this almost a year ago, used it once and some of the poles were already broken after pulling it out, a lot more poles broke while putting the tent up and taking down. We were beyond guttered as had researched this tent for the better part of a year. We go camping a lot so we’re are very disappointed with this tent! Went to get a refund as I am beyond unhappy and have no faith it won’t do it again but was only offered someone else’s faulty poles. Really really disappointed with this tent/ experience
    Date published: 2018-10-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great , don't follow instruction to erect. Had this gazebo now for 3 years, on purchasing I asked the shop assistant what is it like to erect. Answer was, easy just need someone to lift in the centre and it will pop up! Even the video on YouTube states this by their design head. The first time I tried to assemble the gazebo following the instructions was just a disaster, I am 6 foot tall, I did not have the height or strength to push it up due to an old back injury . After sitting back having a drink and thinking about the instructions and design I realised the approach was wrong to erecting the hub. This is the way I do it, its easy and the hub will self erect. You Place both roof poles thru the hub. Assemble side poles but leave last two legs unassembled and position all four poles at sides of hub. Now clip one side pole to roof pole and sit this on on the ground so the legs are supporting the hub roof with the legs angled into the hub Clip a few of the hub support clips to side bar. Go to the other side and do the same. Get someone to hold this side bar. Now do the other two sides. Go to the side that your wife is holding and clip in one leg extension on each side at a time until all extensions are in place. Insert rod on hub into side leg. Wife or someone must remain holding this side bar unless you used the tie down ropes on the hub Now go to the opposite side and do the same. As you lift and insert another leg into the side bar the gaze will start to rise itself off the ground, Once all leg extensions are in place and hub corner clips are inserted into the ends of the side wall bars you can proceed to do the same to the remaining two sides. Now it's just a matter of clipping remains gazebo hub clips to side bars. Did it once by only inserting one roof pole, makes its lighter to lift, but can be hard to insert second roof pole thru the raised hub. Kathmandu need to come up with a spring loaded locking pin design for the roof poles, as it's easy for the roof poles to become disengaged during assemble and to lock in incorrectly under load. You do not know this is happening as the roof poles are inside a pocket until it's to late! Still not got it perfect as I have only done it 3 times for summer holidays but basically it will erect very easily if you follow the above instructions It's has fantastic room inside , including great height in the corners. Everyone on the camping ground comments on it, and a few have said they believe it's very hard to erect, which is only right if you follow Kathmandu instructions. As I said they need a better roof pole design, I carry a spare incase one pole becomes jammed in the wrong position. Would also be great if they manufactured an optional side door with a clear panel you could zip in for rainy days. Hope you read this Kathmandu? It's a great product just falls down on the poor design of the roof poles and your instructions. Would love to talk to your design team about it lol
    Date published: 2018-03-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best thing since sliced bread I've been loosing sleep over deciding on out new tent all I knew is I had to have the hub It's amazing !!!!!!! Deff tie it down as nz summer winds can be a tad crazy but we have it attached to the 280 ( as we decided to make our sleeping area smaller ) and it makes a awesome lounge on the tent , we have now booked 2 more camping trips through out the year Massive thank you to Sarah at Lower Hutt amazing service could not have asked for anything more
    Date published: 2017-02-04
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Hard to put up I bought this on-line based on the description, reviews and watching the video. Whilst the tent seems to be well made and is certainly very big, two of us had a very difficult time trying to erect it. In fact, we gave up after about an hour. I contacted support with the following: "The main problem seems to be that the roof poles do not stay connected to the door poles when the tent is being raised off the ground. The roof poles either spin around in the connector or disconnect completely. Clearly the roof poles need to remain convex, however they natural spin into a concave position, even if you have a person on the inside holding the pole up. The only solution I can think of is to heavily tape the poles in position before erecting. That might work, but would be a real pain to then undo when the tent is being taken down." I received a polite response including: "I've chatted with a couple of people at the office that also own them, they informed me to assure you that this will get easier over time." I hope they are right. With a big Easter family camping trip coming up we will have more bodies to help, but I was disappointed that two reasonably experienced campers were beaten by a design that shouldn't be that hard. My feeling is that once we succeed in getting it up, it will be great, but until then, I reserve my judgement. If I eventually discover the technique, I'll add a comment to the on-line instruction video, so others don't go through the same problems. BTW, the small 3 person tent I bought at the same time was a breeze to put up. I've bought a lot of Kathmandu products over the years and have generally been very happy with them.
    Date published: 2017-03-31
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