Kuiu Summit Refuge 3 Person Tent system w/ poles

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KUIU’s Summit Refuge 3 Person Tent is a versatile 3+ season tent/shelter built for modularity and maximum internal space. It provides up to 65 square feet of floor area at an incredibly light weight. Our Summit Refuge tent systems include the fly and the optional mesh tent body with bathtub floor to make a double wall tent, protecting you from the wet ground, bugs, and excessive condensation. This tent kit also includes the optional stove jack, waterproof footprint, and poles. Trail weight varies between just over 1.5 pounds to 4.1 pounds depending on which conveniences and comforts you decide to pack. There’s a zippered entry door at the head and foot of the tent where there are two large vestibules. The seams are fully taped for waterproof protection. It excels as a primary shelter, secondary dry gear storage tarp, or a mobile glassing shelter. Minimalists will appreciate that it can be pitched with just the fly and trekking poles as a roomy, floorless shelter you’ll barely notice in your pack.

The Kuiu Summit Refuge may be Kuiu’s most under-rated item.  I think the lack of fan-fare is likely because it diverges from the typical 3-man dome-tent designs people are more accustomed to seeing and using.  However, this versatile shelter really gives backcountry hunters a myriad of options depending on how cushy or minamalist they want to be for any adventure.

You can run with just the fly and use trekking poles to hold up the canopy for extreme mobility when you’re hauling camp on your back, or you can go full backcountry cabin with the footprint, mesh tent body, and poles.  You can even install the stove-jack and fire up one of our medium titanium stoves to be equippped to weather even the coldest extremes.  What’s not to like about a tent with that kind of flexibility?!!  Guys that use them always speak highly of this shelter, so rent this one and see if you agree!  

Robust 3+ Season design

High strength 20D Silicone/PU coated micro ripstop nylon (1200mm WP rating), fully taped seams

Dual trekking pole supported (poles not included)

Dual zippered entry at head and foot with large vestibules for gear storage.

Adjustable vents for increased air circulation and reduced condensation

Ergonomic design to sit up and lay down with adequate head room

Asymmetric floor shape and peak heights for efficient space usage and maximum headroom

Designed for use with an ultralight wood burning stove (stove and stove jack sold separately)

Reflective guylines and webbing with glow in the dark hardware for increase visibility at night

Webbing loops at peaks for additional guyline attachment

Length 150 in, width 96 in, height 51.5 in

8 guy lines included for additional structural support in the wind (weight 1.1 oz)

16 aluminum V stakes included with cords attached (8 at 17cm for the tent body and 8 at 15cm length for the guylines, weight 5.2 oz)

Minimum weight 1 lbs. 8.6 oz – Shelter/Fly only

Trail weight 1lb 15.3 oz – includes 16 stakes and 8 guylines

Modular design, three configurations.

65 sq ft of floor area

Zippered entry door at head and foot of tent

Two integrated large vestibules

Fully taped seams for waterproof protection

Can be used as a primary shelter, secondary shelter, or glassing shelter

Tent in Gunmetal-Olive

Tent Outer Shell,

Tent body


Stove jack


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