Catoma Outdoor News

The Evolution of the IBNS

3/03/2014 by Administrator

The Evolution of the IBNS: Comparison of Catoma Adventure Shelter's EBNS, Armadillo, and Badger tents

We keep getting mails from customers wondering….."Which one of these should I choose?" My answer is always the same as it depends on what you need out of a tent. So I do this rundown of each tent and why I would choose it. Our IBNS is the tent that made us famous and each of these tents has that as the inner tent body. It has proven its ease of use and durability through the years helping our military do their jobs effectively.

EBNS (Enhanced BedNet System)

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I would choose the EBNS if I need a tough 3-season tent that could keep me and my gear dry during a downpour. It has Premethrin built in the netting so I will never have to worry about bugs biting me while in it. The downside compared to the Armadillo and the Badger is that the EBNS is heavier by over a pound.

Armadillo

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I would choose the Armadillo if I had a pack cover or use a super light day pack that would fit under its small vestibule. It has all the same features as the EBNS but in a lighter and smaller footprint. It does have the advantage of being able to store the fly which is already hooked on the inner tent so setup/pack-up time is dramatically decreased with the Armadillo.

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When weight is your major concern, The Badger will be there to take care of you. Weighing in at 2.94 lbs the Badger won't break your back getting to and from the campsite. You will either need a pack cover or have somewhere dry to put your pack because there isn't a usable vestibule on the Badger. Another area of concern would be condensation. This is a hybrid 1.5 wall tent; you will get a little more condensation than the Armadillo and EBNS since the vapor has more places to escape in these double wall tents. The Badger still vents properly but if I lived in a humid climate I would get the Armadillo over the Badger.

SHOT Show 2014

1/08/2014 by Administrator

It's time for SHOT Show 2014! This exciting expo will be held at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas on Jan. 14th-17th. It is open to the public from 8:30am-5:30pm Jan. 14th-17th and until 4pm on the 17th. We are excited to show off our newest addition to the widely popular Catoma BedNet family of one-man tents: The Badger. It is an ultralight tent that weighs under 3 lbs and provides insect protection as well as weather protection. We will have one on display in our booth (#6601) if you want to personally check it out.

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The SHOT Show is one of the largest trade show of its kind in the world and the fifth largest trade show in Las Vegas. This year you can meet celebrities such as: Les Stroud from Survivorman, Troy and Jacob Landry from Swamp People, Joe Mantegna, and R. Lee Emrey "The Gunny". Here is some more info regarding the show. Hope to see everyone there!

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Summer OR 2013 SLC

7/26/2013 by Administrator

Hey everyone! Please join MMI Outdoor for a road trip to Summer Outdoor Retailer 2013 in Salt Lake City, UT. You'll be able to check out all our awesome Catoma Adventure Shelter Tents and Granite Tactical Gear packs & load carriage equipment in person! This is one of The Outdoor Industry Association's trade shows and we can hardly wait to get there to showcase our new products, and of course, our tried and true ones!

We'll be at all three Summer OR events; The Open Air Demo (booth D200) on July 30th, located at Port Ramp Marina - Pineview Reservoir, Tent City (booths 13 & 14) from July 31 - August 3, located directly outside the Salt Palace Convention Center on South West Temple, and the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market (booth 32199) from July 31 - August 3, located inside the spectacular Salt Palace Convention Center.

The Open Air Demo lasts only one day, and you sure won't want to miss it! We'll have some of our favorite Catoma Tents at booth D200 set up for you to check out, climb in, kick back and relax in, even! The Open Air Demo is a super casual environment, so grab your sandals and sun block, come hang out for the day (8 am - 4pm) and enjoy the variety of outdoor events that'll be offered. There's a lot of fun to be had out there!

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Tent City is where we will have a variety of our newest and coolest tents Catoma Adventure Shelter tents, including the Raider and the Armadillo. The Raider is a fully double-wall shelter weighing in at less than 2lbs, yet doesn't lack design, comfort or internal space. The Armadillo is a redesign, per the request of the U.S. Marine Corps and Army Special Operations Forces, of our tried and proven EBNS (Enhanced Bed Net System) and weighs almost one third less! Also, we'll be giving all Summer Outdoor Retailer attendees a sneak peek at our final prototype of the Armadillo LT, a double / single wall hybrid that weighs less than 3 lbs. MMI Outdoor succeeded once again! You can check out the full line of our Catoma tents at www.catomaoutdoor.com. Drop by spaces 13 & 14 from 7/31 - 8/3 and see what we've been working on.

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Inside the Salt Palace Convention Center, you'll find us at booth 32199 showing some of our best tents and tactical gear. Come meet our team and let us tell you all about our products! We will also be giving high quality Catoma srickers so come by and ask for them!


If you want any more information, check out Summer Outdoor Retailer online at www.outdoorretailer.com. We hope to see you soon!

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All Photos are courtesy of Summer OR website

BedNet Field Upgrade Kit

5/09/2012 by Administrator

We have finally come up with a solution for the customers out there who bought our original BedNet but want to be able to add the EBNS upgrade kit. The kit includes four small pieces. They all use 3/8 inch nylon tape for durability. The first pair have a tent pole grommet sewed in and a clip to attach it to the BedNet fiberglass pole. The second pair have a tent glove hook that will attach to the EBNS tent pole on one end and it can be tied in place on the otherside by the clip. A simple knot can be tied so you dont have to keep tying it. You can easily attach it using the clip once you have a loop. The kit is available now for those who wish to go ahead and buy a EBNS upgrade. These are only needed for the original BedNet. If you have a IBNS then you already have these attachments on your tent. Get them here: http://www.catomaoutdoor.com/Catalog/ProductInfo.aspx?id=190

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Armadillo LCS

9/27/2011 by Administrator

After a couple months of changes we have now got the LCS to where we are happy with the weight and look. It also has a new name based on what it resembles. The "Armadillo LCS" is a one-man sub three pound tent with stakes! It still features the BedNet as the inner base and then use a shock corded pole to give you a double wall tent. Which in the south is a must because of all the humidity. We got rid of the vestibules to save weight and since the military uses waterproof pack covers now it wasn't neccessary. It uses the same 70 Denier Ripstop Nylon as the EBNS so you know it is durable. A cool feature is that you can actually take the riddgeline pole out and then fold the tent (with the fly still attached) up like you normally do a BedNet. Even with the fly on you can still pack it down to 13" x 13" x 3" as seen below. Another feature is Ventilation straps. As you can see below if you need extra air movement in the tent you can use the Ventilation straps to let extra air in. When not needed they store underneath to keep the elements out. If 3 pounds is somehow to heavy and you need even less weight you can leave the pole at home and use some 550 cord or equivalent. Just string the cord between two trees and then attach the clips on the rope to create the backbone. The tent goes down to 2.55 lbs if you do that!

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Infantry WarFighter and Modern Day Marine 2010 Shows

12/15/2010 by Administrator

Here are a couple shots at our booths at the Infantry WarFighter and Modern Day Marine 2010 Shows. We had fun at both shows. Saw some old friends and more importantly made some new ones! We will be back to both shows next year so please stop by our booth if you attend either of them. You should be surprised to see a whole new booth for 2011....We have teamed up with some of our parters and our new grapic designer to make our presence at the show a little more noticeable. Monet IW 2010

 

 

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Summer Outdoor Retailer 2010 - SLC

8/23/2010 by Administrator

We just got back from Salt Lake City and the Summer Outdoor Retailer 2010. First we would like to thanks SLC and the fine people there for all the hospitality we recieved. The food and sercvice was great everywhere we went. This being my first time to SLC I was blown away by the beautiful mountain views and how the shade actually works there. Being from the DEEP south the hunidity is so high that it feels like nothing changes when you get int he shade but not in SLC. Anyway just wanted to say we enjoyed it there and hopefully the contacts we made there will pan out for us. Special thanks to everyone that came by the booth to chat with us. Here are a couple photos from the show and SLC:

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2010 Catoma Pricelist

7/06/2010 by Administrator

Hey all! We are glad to annouce we just released the new prices for the Catoma Outdoor line of tents. Almost all the tactical tents went down in price. Some two man tents were drastically reduced like the Commando and Combat tents. All firefighting tents took a hit as well so now is the best time to get your LIFETIME warranty tents! If motorcycle tents are our thing then you better get the 2 Up 2 tent before we change our minds about the incredible $159 price tag. http://www.catomaoutdoor.com/Pages/Promotions.aspx

Upcoming Motorcycle Rallies

5/28/2010 by Administrator

If you haven't got a chance to see our tents in action please come out and join us at one of these rallies for a first hand look. Of course we are bringing our Motorcycle tents to the rallies. This weekend we will be in Huntsville, AL at the 22nd Annual Great Chicken Rally. There is a raffle there for a 2010 BMW G650 GS Motorcycle! So get your motorcycle tent to go with your new bike. Get ready to eat some chicken! After the Chicken Rally we will be in the Adriondack mountains of upsate New York near the Lake George region for the 2010 Americade. We are excited to be apart of this rally since there is such a assortment of different riders. We hope to introduce our Motorcycle tents to a whole new category of riders. They are giving away almost $100,000 in prizes so get out there and get yours. Here are the links for more info:

http://www.bmwmoal.org/rally.html

http://www.tourexpo.com/data/mos/Frontpage/Itemid,1/

SOFEX Jordan 2010

5/04/2010 by Administrator

So the time has come again for one of the coolest tactical shows in the world. Guess what?! Catoma Outdoor and MMI Outdoor will be there to represent. For you people that don't know about SOFEX here is a little background info. Founded in 1996 by His Majesty King Abdullah II, The Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference (SOFEX) has grown with each edition and has acquired paramount ranking amongst the specialized global defence exhibitions and is considered by the international Special Operations and homeland security decision makers as well as the specialized industry as the vital gathering for exchanging views and experiences as well as presenting new and innovative equipment in order to deliver swift, decisive and effective solutions, that will help decision makers maintain the security and safety in their countries, regions and around the world. I tell you its good to be king! He gets to have his own private day to walk arounf the show. If by chance you are going to be in Jordan at the show we will be right next to the USASOC booth so be on the lookout for us. I believe there will be over 81 countries represented at the show so there should be quite a assortment of new gear. If you would like more info on the show please visit: http://www.sofexjordan.com/

Georgia Mountain Rally

5/04/2010 by Administrator

We here at Catoma Outdoor try to get out as much as we can to trade and specialty shows. This week we will be at the Georgia Mountain Rally in Hiawassee, GA near the Tennessee and South Carolina border. This show is but on by the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America. The show will be held at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds Music Park on April 30 - May 2, 2010. We love coming to the Motorcycle rallies to connect with the riders so we can show them our new gear. Most by the way is upgraded thanks to the suggestions of the riders. We continually transform our tents to try and give the motorcycle campers the ultimate camping experience. As you know we have the quick hub setup that will allow a fully erect tent in less than 60 seconds. This helps the motorcycle campers setup their campsite in case of an unexpected storm. At the Mountain rally you will see tons of vendors with the motorcycle camper/rider gear, lots of great food, and live bluegrass bands will be playing, and many seminars to further educate yourself. One great seminar that I am looking forward to is the one on the finer points of tent camping by Fred Veator. I hope Fred will come by our booth and take a look at our offerings. We will be offering discounts on our most popular motorcycle tents so please come out and see us. The great thing about buying your motorcycle tent at the rally is you get to use it right away! Here is more info on the rally: http://www.bmwmoga.info/gmr/index.php