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Marmot Catalyst 2P 3-Season Backpacking Tent


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Item # MARC6206A
Effectively balancing price and performance, the Marmot Catalyst 2P tent provides backpackers with a roomy interior, breathability, and ease of set-up at an affordable price. Marmot even adds value by throwing in a protective footprint.
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Effectively balancing price and performance, the Marmot Catalyst 2P tent provides backpackers with a roomy interior, breathability, and ease of set-up at an affordable price. Marmot even adds value by throwing in a protective footprint.

The Catalyst 2P offers 32.5 square feet of interior space and vestibules in front of each door provide more than 16 combined square feet of additional weather-protected storage space. Interior mesh pockets provide out-of-the-way storage options to maximize available floor space and enhance livability.

Three aluminum poles provide the Catalyst 2P with support and freestanding structure. Integrated clips and a pitch-enhancing sleeve for the single brow pole allow the body of the tent to attach quickly, easily, and securely to the poles. The freestanding design enables you to set up the tent and then move it around your chosen campsite to find the optimal rock-and-root-free position.

Mesh panels allow air to circulate and combat condensation while the weatherproof floor and full coverage rainfly combine to protect the interior of the tent from the elements. Taped seam construction throughout the tent bolsters weather protection. A custom-fit footprint is included to further protect the floor of the Marmot Catalyst 2P from sharp objects, mud and ground water.

  • Two D shaped doors and two vestibules
  • Footprint included
  • Strategic clip placement provides larger interior volume
  • Seam taped full coverage fly with vents
  • Free-standing design
  • Seam taped catenary cut floor
  • Color coded “easy pitch” clips and poles
  • Lamp shade pocket securely holds headlamp to provide ambient light
  • Interior pockets for small gear organization
  • HD Velocity 7000 series aluminum poles



Best Use Backpacking
Other Footprint included
Warranty Limited Lifetime
Packed Size 18" x 7"
Average Min Weight 4 lbs 11 oz
Average Packed Weight 5 lbs 3 oz
Interior Height 44"
Floor Area 32.5 sq ft
Floor Dimension 88" x 53"
Vestibule Area 9.5 sq ft
Doors 2
Pole Type Velocity/Velocity HD
Number of Poles 3
Freestanding Yes
Clips or Sleeves Clips
Interior Storage Interior pockets
Material Canopy: 40D 100% Polyester No-See-Um-Mesh
Sidewalls: 68D 100% Polyester Taffeta
Floor: 68D 100% Polyester Taffeta 190T 2000mm
Fly: 68D Polyester Taffeta 190T 1500mm
Seam Sealed Taped Seams


Real Customer Reviews

Average Rating:
(based on 8 real customer reviews)

8 Items

Great tent!
Reviewed by Ben S. - September 9, 2018

Likes: Super lightweight but very spacious tent. Easy to assemble and disassemble.

Dislikes: No dislikes.

Wonderful Tent
Reviewed by Allie W. - July 9, 2018

Likes: Small
Enough room for 2 people
Easy put up and take down
Color coded everything, literally a child could set it up

Dislikes: The back side isn't mesh, which is weird

Good deal
Reviewed by Andy W. - September 26, 2017

Likes: Great price, I am a beginner in back packing and this was a great price for a good tent that I can get started out in.

Dislikes: None

decent backpacking tent
Reviewed by Alex - September 8, 2017

Likes: spacious tent for 1 person and above average for 2 persons

Dislikes: on the slightly heavier side for backpacking use, however i would say it's more durable

Perfect for weekend backpacking trips!
Reviewed by Lindsay H. - September 5, 2017

Likes: Compact and easy to carry, with more than enough room for 2 people. Simple setup and pack up.

Dislikes: None

Excellent two man tent so far
Reviewed by Paul K. - July 8, 2017

Likes: Very easy to set up and included footprint saves some money.

Dislikes: A little on the heavy side, but worth it for the space and cost.

Marmot Catalyst 2p Review
Reviewed by Hiker - June 26, 2017

Likes: I bought this tent because of the space, weight (not ultralight but not too heavy either), and footprint that came at a nice price tag. However, I was disappointed with the set-up and design of the tent. The three poles are more complicated than anticipated during set-up and they felt under designed especially the brow pole; I thought I was going to tear the tent when placing it. Not a fan of the fly either. The color coded buckles are a nice feature, but the asymmetrical fly is again under designed. Fly lies very close to tent (touching in some parts) and without having vents condensation is a big issue. I used extra stakes on the fly to vent and still had a lot of condensation. Lastly, the stakes are very cheap and bend easily. I would buy studier stakes and additional guy lines for this tent.

Dislikes: Overall, the material of the tent is sturdy and durable (except the stakes). Lots of space inside. I like that it came with its own footprint, and the price was great. But the design set-up and functionality of the tent are a killer.

Great Buy!
Reviewed by Samuel C. - February 25, 2017

Likes: Compact, lightweight, great price, and who wouldn't want an orange tent?!

Dislikes: None at all! Just what I wanted!

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