The Kapar 8 person storm shelter, (also known as a bothy bag or group shelter), is a really useful addition to your hillwalking and mountaineering safety kit – particularly when the seasons turn.
Burned out from exhaustion, buried in the hail? The Kapar will give you shelter from the storm. Once you’re huddled inside, it forms a windproof and waterproof barrier, creating a warm and dry microclimate to hide in.
We’ve used a lightweight ripstop nylon to reduce the pack-size in your rucksack and keep the weight of the shelter down to 810g. This makes it a small weight penalty to pay, (working out at just over 100g per person in a 8 person party), for the extra safety and reassurance in difficult conditions.
The floor uses a separate reinforced fabric in a contrasting black colour, providing extra durability to a high wear area, and making it easier to find the bit you sit on to get the Kapar up quickly in a hoolie. The Kapar also includes TPU windows on both sides so you can see when the storm has passed – or watch it battering away outside!
Tunnel vents aid airflow inside the shelter. without letting in a load of weather. One of these vents also doubles up as the Kapar’s stuff sack, so you don’t lose a separate bag in strong winds. The Kapar comes in a bright orange colour to make it easy to find in an emergency.
117cm x 100cm x 180cm
Main Fabric: 190t Polyester, 2,000mm TPU backer (with TPU tape)
Floor Fabric: 150d Polyester 5,000mm TPU backer
Always air your Kapar out to dry after use - this stops mould building up and prolongs the life of the seam taping. To clean it, either spot clean with a mild detergent and warm water or gently hand wash the shelter. Never use a washing machine or tumble dryer to clean. Or a mangle. Mangles are inadvisable.
The Kapar’s fabric is treated with a completely PFC-free durable water repellent (DWR). PFCs are potentially harmful man-made chemicals that have been found to build up in the environment. We don't like the sound of that so we're working hard to get rid of them.