Recently picked up the Marmot Catalyst 3P as a backpacking…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $220 CAD
Recently picked up the Marmot Catalyst 3P as a backpacking tent with enough room for myself, my fiancé, and a 45-lb dog, and it didn't disappoint. Roomy and easy to assemble, the Catalyst took wind and rain without issue. Love the double door/vestibule.
My only complaint is that there aren't any vents on the fly, so there is an issue with condensation in the morning. Hardly a deal-breaker, however.
- Easy to set up
- Good weight for 3P
- Condensation buildup
6lbs (closer to 7 with pegs and ground sheet) is a touch on the heavy side for backpacking, and I wouldn't recommend it for any solo expeditions, but split between two (or if you want things rather tight, three) people, I don't think it's unreasonable at all.