Designed as a roomy, livable tent that doesn’t weigh you down, the freestanding Catalyst 2-Person Tent has all the ideal features for a casual camping trip. Its strategic clip placement offers more interior volume for stretching out after a long day of adventuring. The seam-taped catenary-cut floor and full-coverage vented fly add to its weather protection, plus the included footprint protects this camping tent from abrasions. Stash your pack, poles, and other gear in the two vestibules and tuck a headlamp into the lampshade pocket for ambient light at night.
Packed Weight:5 lbs 3 oz (2360g)
Minimum Weight:4 lbs 11 oz (2130g)
Packed Size:21 x 7.5 in | 53.3 x 17.8 cm
Floor Area:32.4 sq ft, 3 sq m
Vestibule Area:11 sq ft, 6.5 sq ft | 1 sq m, 0.6 sq m
Number of Doors:2
Number of Poles:3
Number of Vestibules:2
Main Canopy Fabric:68d 100% Polyester Taffeta 1800mm F/R
Rated 3 out of
Great tent with one fatal flawThe tent is great. The pole structure with the third brow pole create a real solid design. Held up very well is strong gusts and driving rain. The fatal flaw is the one way zips on both fly doors. Why would marmot not add another slider which would give venting options. This tent suffers from bad condensation unless the fly doors are unzipped from the bottom with the one way zips. But in bad weather this exposes you to rain and a flapping fly sheet when accompanied by wind. Other than the baffling one way zips the tent is terrific. I am going to do what marmot should have done in the first place and add another zipper slider to the fly doors.
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 1 out of
Fly leaksI use this tent almost every weekend on climbing trips. Even when brand new every time it rained or there was a lot of dew the fly would absorb water and water will drop through the mesh part of the tent soaking whatever is beneath it. I contacted marmot and they want me to ship the fly back so they can test it. If they deem it worthy of replacing I will get a new one sometime around three to four weeks after sending it in the representative said. I do not have time for this- I use this tent every weekend. I do not think I should have to pay to buy waterproofing spray for a brand new tent fly that is supposed to already be waterproof.
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 4 out of
Great basic tentNice two person tent. I haven't used it backpacking yet but it accommodates 6ft height easily. It's easy to set up and the brow pole is a nice little feature. I like that it has two doors. No leaks. It had some condensation build up one night but the other time we used it pitched for 3 days in the same location the weather was drier and I didn't notice too much build up. Held up well in an Alaskan summer hail storm.
Date published: 2016-06-19
Rated 5 out of
Value Can't Be Beat!This is my go to tent now - for the price, I don't know what else you might expect - we have beat the stuffing out of this tent all summer now. Easy set-up, comes with the footprint, been in some pretty nasty storms and no water inside. Able to put in a 15L compression sack to save a bit of room in my pack. Perfect for one person with gear inside, but 2 doors & vestibules work great with 2 people with gear under those - would like to see a few more pocket options inside - glasses, phones, headlamps etc.. but only thing I can complain about. Nice Job Marmot!
Date published: 2020-08-01
Rated 2 out of
Tent poles brokeI used this tent for about a year and quite enjoyed it. There was some condensation but it didn't bother me. After about a year though, the tent poles started to fracture at the joints in multiple places and eventually one cracked all the way through and punctured a hole in the fly. I see that others have had the same problem with the poles. I received warranty for the tent and got a Limelight 3-P instead.
Date published: 2019-06-20
Rated 3 out of
Nice interior sizePurchased this in the spring and have used it during March and April but switched to a hammock in May. I found the interior to be spacious allowing 2 people and gear to sleep quite comfortable. The fly is quite study and should be able to withstand some serious wind when stacked out. The discouraging aspect about this tent is the condensation. There is only one vent and the zippers on the doors are one way not allowing you to vent the tent appropriately to allow the hot air out. Personally, I don't understand why Marmot would not place two-way zippers on all of their tents, or even place vents on each vestibule/door hence allowing for good/adequate air flow . The weight is a little heavy but when shared between two people its less than 2.5 lbs comparable to an UL tent. I still have not decided if I'm going to keep the tent or return it.
Date published: 2016-08-23
Rated 4 out of
Trudge n Sludge from
600+ MST miles with no real issue.Purchased a year ago and it passed several weekend tests in preparation for MST. We’re 600 miles into MST thru hike with only minor issue. Two velcro ties on fly came off and leak occurred in that area. Some seal sealer fixed the leak.
Some additional ventilation would be helpful as would additional color choice for fly. Stealth camping in blaze orange has its challenges
Date published: 2018-05-11
Rated 2 out of
Nice tent, but needs improvementI like the size and ease of setup, but both tent poles broke after only using the tent about 6 times. They cracked where the sections connect. It was easy to repair with tape and the supplied sleeve, but it seemed like a pre-mature failure. Also, there can be a lot of condensation on the inside of the tent - so much to that it can drip on the mesh top and inside the tent.