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Retreat 80 3 Person Tent

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Retreat 80 3 Person Tent is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 55.
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Quick Overview

The Retreat 80 is the perfect weekend getaway tent for couples who want comfort and space to store their gear. Both front and rear vestibules offer storage for packs and other gear, while the unique top-arching pole maximizes interior living space and head-room. This tent is waterproof, durable and easy to pitch, with great air-flow, quick-zip windows and insect-proof mesh for extra comfort. Need a tent and gear spray to keep your tent water repellent?

Sleeps 3
Doors 1
Vestibules 2
Overall Dimensions L 395cm x W 230cm
Internal Height 138cm

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 120gsm PE Tarpaulin, 100% Polyethylene
Groundsheet Rating 2000mm

Poles: 8.5mm-9.5mm Fibreglass

Weight 7kg

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  • Waterproof seam-sealed flysheet
  • Durable fibreglass poles
  • Breathable inner with water-repellent treatment
  • Insect proof mesh doors, vents and windows
  • Quick-zip U windows
  • Front and rear storage vestibules
  • Internal storage pockets
  • Lantern hook
  • Reflective detail and guy ropes help guide you home at night
  • Configure Wing shelter compatible (sold separately)
  • Includes repair kit
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect summer tent I bought this a month ago for my first camping trip, it's perfect for beginners! So easy to put up on your own just watch the video on the website, has two doors for great ventilation, two windows, was great in the sun,rain and wind, I had my single airbed, and plenty of room left.
Date published: 2021-03-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to use, spacious This is a very roomy wee tent. My girls can almost put it by themselves, so it's pretty quick and easy to assemble and de-semble. Warm, wind proof and doesn't take up a lot of ground space. Good value
Date published: 2021-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stood up to the rain I bought this for a camping trip up the north coast of NSW. The first night camping we got over 150mm of rain and over 400mm in the first 5 days. Didn't make for the best camping trip but this tent was excellent - kept me dry through it all. If you've got the extra space I'd recommend also getting the configure wing which I set up over the front which made it much easier to get in and out of the tent without getting wet.
Date published: 2020-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely fantastic Compared to nearly all the other 3 person tents within this price range, this tent actually offers the highest quality and size. I managed to set up this tent all on my own in the dark within about 5 minutes. I fully recommend It's the perfect tent for 2 adults, or even 3 adults assuming all the gear was placed in the area outside the dome and inside the fly.
Date published: 2020-12-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great play tent for the kids if it doesn't rain! I bought this for my kids for Christmas, and things being what they are, I didn't have a chance to set it up and actually use it for a couple months. I live in Dunedin, so when I did finally see a 3-day window without rain (metservice and weatherwatch agreed) I went for it and set this up in the back yard. It's easy enough to set up, make sure you use all the stakes and guy lines, but don't stake down the tent corners until after you've got the poles in place (that's a pro tip). Convenient front and rear entrances, nice big vestibule out front and decent size in the rear as well. The front rain fly zipper is a bit awkward when you're inside, because you zip it all the way to the ground if you want to flip it outside to keep the condensation outside the vestibule for entering and exiting - and you have to stretch way down into a narrow gap to reach the zipper when you're inside - so you'll get a bit of condensation on your back unless you're a really flexible gymnast type. The front door is also a bit awkward on the right side, as the top centre pole end pulls the tent tight at that point and you have to pull it inward to zip the door closed and avoid ripping it. I'm not super confident the stitching and fabric will stand up to frequent use - pretty flimsy feeling and quite a few thread ends left exposed - but so far nothing has pulled loose (three setups and teardowns so far). Lots of mesh for good ventilation, and the fly keeps it from getting too cold (we camped down to 8C, so not very cold). There's a neat little velcro vent at the top rear of the fly that should help to keep the condensation down - this and the "windows" can only be accessed from outside, so plan ahead. The fly offers full coverage, but it sags in enough places that it WILL touch the tent. For anyone who has camped seriously before, this should be an obvious deal breaker, because if the fly touches the tent, water will eventually wick through and you'll wake up in a puddle. Fortunately, in our experiment the rain only started at 6am, and we managed to decamp to the house before the heavy rain came. An hour later when I went out to start disassembling things for drying, I found the fly resting against the tent mesh in several places. There was rain dripping into the tent in one spot right near the centre of the roof. Adjusting the guy lines and resetting the rain fly just shifted the points of contact. Maybe I got a bum tent kit, maybe this is a standard issue with the Retreat 80. But I'll be asking for a full refund, you can't sell a tent in New Zealand and expect it will only work in perfectly dry weather. The picture shows one of the places where the fly contacts the tent itself, this one caused wicking that resulted in an inside puddle after a pretty solid - but brief - Dunedin rain. The larger patch below is fine, that's the window and any wicking should run down the inside of the fly and onto the ground outside the tent.
Date published: 2020-04-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good size space I bought this for my teenager after seeing my friend's son in the same tent. Little tent but with plenty of floorspace and bigger height than most little dome tents making it easier to get dressed. Their feedback was that it withstood a decent hosing after camping too. Looking forward to testing it out this summer.
Date published: 2020-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to put up I bought this just after Christmas and have used it once so far. It was easy to put up and down with two people but would have been possible for one person too. It has windows and mosquito nets and the quality is good.
Date published: 2020-01-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So easy to put up. Used once in calm conditions, looking forward to testing it further. Pleased I bought the 80 as it gives you more space for 2 people. Would be a tight squeeze with 3.
Date published: 2020-01-25
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How big is the floor area inside the tent?

Asked by: jackie280
The main floor space is 230 cm x 220 cm
Answered by: Kathmandu Team 6
Date published: 2020-12-20

Hi, What is the length of the warranty please?

Asked by: Amanda70
Kathmandu offers 3 year warranties on our tent products as they are covered by the consumer guarantees under Australia and New Zealand law. Under these consumer guarantees, we promise that our products are manufactured to be safe and without fail. If a product doesn’t meet these standards as a result of a manufacturing defect, Kathmandu can offer a repair, replacement or refund.
Answered by: Kathmandu Team 6
Date published: 2021-01-23

Hi is this compatible with the compass Hub?

Asked by: Tom123
Sorry no this one is not compatible. Only the Retreat Module Tents are compatible with the Compass Hub (Retreat 150 Module, 280 Module, 320 Module, and 360 Module tents)
Answered by: Kathmandu Team 6
Date published: 2020-09-30

Hi there - I have lost my Katmandu Retreat 80 Tent poles. Can I please purchase more from you?

Asked by: JackieF
We do have replacement poles - just search for Retreat 80 Pole and it will come up.
Answered by: Kathmandu team
Date published: 2020-03-08
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