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Retreat Compass Hub

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Retreat Compass Hub is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 16.
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Transform your camping experience

Instantly add space to your summer camping experience by connecting our latest Retreat Compass Hub to any of our Retreat Module Tents. Create an extra living, dining or storing area for your family. Join up to four Retreat tents for a communal space with friends, or utilise this unique Hub as a stable, free-standing shelter.

H 235 cm x L 510 cm x W 510 cm

Fly: 100% Polyester

Groundsheet: 180gsm PE Tarpaulin, 100% Polyethylene
Groundsheet Rating 4000mm

25.9 kg

The Retreat Compass Hub is waterproof as a standalone structure, but water resistant when connected to a Retreat Module Tent.

Tent Pitching Instructions
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  • Substantial living space – with a strong hub structure making it straightforward to pitch
  • Connectable – easily attaches to our Retreat Module Tents or can be free-standing
  • Fully enclosed including a floor – you’ll be protected from the weather
  • Four entry points – you’ll avoid the prevailing wind when coming and going
  • Sturdy steel poles – a strong structure while free-standing
  • Insect protection – mesh vents prevent bugs from getting in
  • Hooks for your camping lanterns
  • Reflective details – easier to see your Hub at night
  • Extendable – increase your covered living space with our Retreat Wing Shelter
  • Includes a handy repair kit
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Still has some design work to be done The Hub V2 Good things looks great, is relatively easy for one person to erect, the built-in floor is very generally good. Bad things The external covering over the central cross-section could be more substantial and less flippy in the wind, The archway poles that go into the top of the X joins collect water in heavier rain and when disassembled gush out rust coloured water. The X join should have drain away holes in it. The top sleeves that the poles go through in the roof are subject to discolouration. Where the retreat tent enters through an open you need to decide to either peg the Hub down (flat) which risks water coming in with heavy rain or leave up, which will limit the use of side cupboards in the tent openings. With the Retreat 150, I ended up leaving up and clothes pegging both floors up. The Hub has some hooks in the ceiling but is well short of side pockets etc that other hubs have. Lastly, Zips would be more useful being both centred centrally rather than one to the left and one to the right. As a central zipper allow to open the sides panels from the top down (Same as the mesh windows. This allows for better ventilation control on hot low wind days.
Date published: 2021-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great size! We just used our hub over the long weekend and had it attached to our 320. It was a great living and eating area seating comfortably 6 adults and 6 children plus a few dogs. It stood up to some decent wind and kept the chill off on a 1deg morning. We could probably even use it as a standalone tent in the warmer summer time.
Date published: 2021-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shelter Really happy, easy to put up and lots of space. Only improvement would be to be able to have full mesh doors as it’s pretty warm in Queensland!
Date published: 2021-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect I bought this about two weeks ago, have used it for one time at the windy beach. It is very strong to wind and giving nice shelter to group of us (total 9). It is specious and easy to install and take down. It is an essential as a beach shelter for big group of people. Love it. Never regret of buying it.
Date published: 2021-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Large shelter I have had this for 3 months now and the second time I pitched it, it was a breeze. Easy to put up if you follow instructions, super spacious and great with the four openings to keep hub open. You also don't need to buy additional walls as this comes with 4 walls which are zipped to the hub. Will get tested tonight with the heavy rain but so far, its holding up fine
Date published: 2021-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought this for camping over xmas, Was alot bigger than originally thought, So easy too erect and take down. We had a day of heavy rain, and closed up it stayed completely dry. Love it and worth every penny
Date published: 2021-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great idea Plenty of room easy to erect when following instructions we brought the hub as well would have been better if it zipped into the hub as we lost space
Date published: 2020-12-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My Review of CompassHub-V1 with Retreat-280 Th Compass-Hub is a great addition to the camping gear, it is spacious with great quality, and has a nice feature of being integrated to the Retreat tent modules. Just to mention that this review is for the older V1 of the Hub, which still shares similar features in relation to my feedback points. The hub floor is always attached to it, which can be a good feature in the normal weather conditions (although suggest to add some extra mesh tarp or mat over the floor in order to protect it from the shoes and the possible rocks/stones underneath the hub). When it comes to rainy weather conditions, it is a water proof shelter as long as all of the four doors and their fly screens are closed, and the floor edges are lifted up. we have seen a proof of that in one camping trip where the Hub was setup as stand-alone with no tent module joined, and there has been no water leaking inside. Since its floor is always attached, it is not an option to leave the doors opened while it is raining, otherwise some water paddles will form inside. In another trip, we have attached it to the Retreat-280 tent, and that provided a large extension to the tent, however it worth to mention that when it was raining the water was leaking in the hub through the door where the tent is inserted, and with the dirt/sand already on the hub floor, this turned into a muddy area, the reason in my view is that there is no sealing/zippers to secure the connection of the tent and the hub, so the water from the tent roof is sliding into the Compass-Hub. enclosing some photos for the tent and the hub in action, during that day it was ~20mm of raining.
Date published: 2020-12-26
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How to connect campass hub to retreat280 tent.. ?

Asked by: Jordan23
Above Katmandu answer is poor. The first set of poles for the 280 (red coloured on the 150) should sit inside an opening of the HubV2 this then means the front tab loops of the tent should space nicely to the velcro covered holes in the hub floor
Answered by: Oxrugger
Date published: 2021-04-07

If I want to connect this to my tent am I best to erect the tent or the hub first? 

Asked by: Kgaughan
I found it better to erect the Hub first then stake the front of the retreat entrance through the floor of the hub followed by the soft staking the floor of the tent out by the Cross poles leaving the red pole of the entrance hutch until last.
Answered by: Oxrugger
Date published: 2021-04-06

Could you please confirm if the Retreat Compass Hub is fully waterproof as a stand alone unit? Do the doors and windows close completely (top to bottom) and does it include all sides? Thanks. 

Asked by: Pro camp guru
With a strong wind and reasonable rain, you can experience some water coming through under the top centre piece cover.
Answered by: Oxrugger
Date published: 2021-04-06

Hi, I was wondering if the hub can be used as a tent?

Asked by: Bshq
Because it does not have an inner and an outer skin like a compass tent it is colder at night and hotter during the day, also as the dew point hits you can get small drops from condensation. So yes could be used as a tent but not as environment comfortable as a standard tent.
Answered by: Oxrugger
Date published: 2021-04-06

Is there a manual on how to attach the Hub to a 320 tent please? Attached the Hub with the 2 tent doorway poles going through the Hub floor hatches (nowhere else for them to go) it rained, the water ran down the tent exterior+ poles anfilled the Hub floor

Asked by: P and R
The poles of the entrance of the tent should sit just inside one Compass hub opening. Then peg the forward stakable tags through the floor. The poles don't go through the floor holes.
Answered by: Oxrugger
Date published: 2021-03-23

Hi, Can the floor be removed for cleaning or packing up separately if dirty?

Asked by: DaviT
The floor is not separate and cannot be removed.
Answered by: Kathmandu Team 6
Date published: 2021-03-01

Will the poles from V2 of the hub fit V1 of the hub?

Asked by: chanbell
No sorry you will need to get the V1 poles.
Answered by: Kathmandu Team 6
Date published: 2021-02-04

Does this have mesh walls or just the solid red walls with mesh top?

Asked by: Amanda789
It is the solid red with the mesh top
Answered by: Kathmandu team
Date published: 2021-01-15
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