The first thing you notice when you take this shelter out of the box is its weight, or rather lack of it – the whole system weighs in at just 6kg. Korum claims that the pramhood-style shelter is also ‘the first single-rib-shelter ever made’, and that ‘its extending peak system offers full bivvy-style protection with less weight, while remaining completely stable.’
The shelters main features include: a waterproof, lightweight nylon canopy; Korum’s exclusive ‘Y’ bracket for easy erection; tension strap and bars for stability, and removable groundsheet and pegs.
Before using it on the bank, I decided to set it up in the office to get a feel for how easy it was to erect. It took me around five minutes once I got to grips with the metalwork configuration and even less time to dismantle it. The question was, how good would it be when I spent a few nights out under the stars?
Once at the venue I set the shelter up and positioned it in under 15 minutes. I have to admit that at first it didn’t look big enough to take my bedchair and the rest of my gear, compared to the bivvy that I normally use for my overnight sessions. However, looks can be deceiving, as there was enough room for everything.
I spent three nights in the shelter and, although the weather was kind, I would not have been concerned about any wind and rain had it arrived, as all the seams are impressively welded and you get plenty of pegs to anchor the shelter down.
- Goes up quickly, pramhood style
- Exclusive Y Bracket makes erection easy
- Waterproof yet lightweight nylon
- Door can be rolled up inside bivvy
- Tension strap and bars for stability
- Complete with removable groundsheet and pegs
- Whole system weighs just 6kg
Step-by-step set up guide1. Begin by layout out the bivvy and ensuring none of the poles are twisted.
2. Locate the single bottom poles in the Y Bracket.
3. Push the D profile upper poles together.
4. Using the longest tension bar, extend the Y frame.
5. Attach the rear tension bar.
6. Peg out from the rear first.