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Kathmandu Retreat 360

Kathmandu Retreat 360

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8 reviews

    Heavy duty poles


    Does Kathmandu have heavy duty poles that now come with the retreat 360 in 2018, after all the broken poles customers have bought back in.

    Have katmanduu acknowledgement the problem and referee it back to the manufacturer to fix

    Blue poles break on every use


    The manufacturers seem to have acknowledged the problem as the more recent version of the retreat 360 has elbows for the blue poles - presumably to take the strain off.
    On the version we have, the blue poles snap EVERY time we use it - and everytime we get kathmandu to give us a replacement. I've just taken them in this morning and have asked if you can use the poles from the new version on our tent - but they don't know.
    Very frustrating.


    MervynGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

    • 3 reviews

    Great tent for a family or couple that need ample space


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    Snapping poles


    Good tent but the fibre glass poles are bent and had one black and one grey pole snapped on me. Kathmandu wants to charge me for it. All other poles have bends in them. So we will see if it lasts.


    AntheaNew Plymouth, New Zealand

    Bendy poles


    Over all we are happy with this tent however have had issues with the poles bending in the connection part & snapping this happened with our blue poles & Kathmandu did replace them free of charge which was great but only for those replacement poles to start bending again half way threw our camping trip & formed a v type look in the middle causing it to put immense strain on the lining also noticed when we pulled it down the yellow poles are starting to bend too.

    Best tent ive ever owned


    I scored my retreat 360 second hand for half the price so maybe a bit bias although if I could afford full price I'd pay it. I have blue grey one. Very spacious inside. Ultra modern design. Everybody remarks on its design. Only negarive is lack of ceiling vents. These are needed on warm days
    The look
    No ceiling venting



    • 3 reviews

    Best 7m meter tent out there!


    Got this tent 1 year ago. I have got to say very good. It only leaked a few drops in super heavy rain and it is very durable unlike my old high-country tent. takes about 20 minutes to set up but really forgiving when you get all that room. weighs 35kg. best tent!! you can sleep more than 8 people easily.
    reliable, durable, not to expensive, so much room, great design, very simple and easy to set up.



    Leaky Verandah


    Poor design of fly, Kathmandu maintain it would leak the same around all zip entries on the entire tent fly, just the verandah is attached so the water leaks into the tent floor. Moderate rain for 1 hour and the tent leaked, we were given full replacement of the product as goodwill.
    Living areas and vestibule
    Within 1 hour in moderate rain, the front verandah leaked in all 5 zip entries and was not a one off, was sunny days in between to dry out and rained again only to leak again in the same zip entries

    Questions & Answers



    Does the rear/back room (showing 1 person sleeping) has a covered floor? I have seen some videos online that it only shows the fly over grass/exposed ground - but on the Kathmandu website it shows it has a covered floor? is this a model change in recently years?

    1 answer

    It's been a few years since I sold the tent to my work college for his family. I seem to recall that it was not a covered floor for that small section.



    Does the retreat 360 now come with heavy duty poles? Has Kathmandu acknowledgement the problem with the lack of strength in the poles and gone back to the manufacturer to fix the problem. Customers have bringing back in broken poles for replacement way back since 2014.

    Is this problem fixed in the 2018 version?

    No answers
    Brittany Hooper

    Brittany Hooperasked

    Anyone know if you can get full pole replacements? We bought our tent a few years ago now but are missing some poles!!

    1 answer

    Go to your nearest Kathmandu store with a sample pole and they can sell you sections of tent poles or the entire pole if needed. Can be price if you buy sections :-)

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