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Our Story


Our Story

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Our Story


Our Story

It All Started In 1993...

We started building tents in 1993 with our first tent built for US Forest Service Wilderness Firefighters. We needed a name for our company and with our facility located on the banks of Catoma Creek, we decided to borrow its name and Catoma was born. Catoma was founded by outdoor enthusiasts and that experience greatly impacts the thought process behind the design of our products.

We listen to our customers and we hope that it shows when you use our gear. We’ve worked hard to assemble a line of products that reflect our dedication to making exceptional products for exceptional people who will push them to their limits. We look forward to having you in our inner circle - should you choose to accept.

Sgt. Dwight Henderson - USMC | Patrol Based Khodi Rhom in Garmsir District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. April 20, 2010 *U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) NOTE: Visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.

Sgt. Dwight Henderson - USMC | Patrol Based Khodi Rhom in Garmsir District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. April 20, 2010 *U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) NOTE: Visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.

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Our DNA


Our DNA

Our DNA


Our DNA

What's In Our DNA? 

Military

Our heritage lies in designing and building lightweight but tough shelters for our military’s elite. We’re staying true to our roots. With over 300,000 shelters sold to the United States Armed Forces since 2003, we’re proud to stand behind our battle-tested products.

Wilderness Firefighting

The frontline firefighters who take on our nation’s toughest wildfires trust our SpeeDome™ family of tents to be fast, tough, and roomy.

Disaster Preparedness

We know your disaster preparedness kit must be comprised of products you can count on unconditionally when you need them. We strive to ensure our products fit this bill for our military’s elite. Purchase with confidence that they will fit the bill for you, too.

Trailblazers

Take our products where you dare. Daunting and dangerous, or lighthearted and lazy, you’ll find our products are up to the challenge. Our early adopters are the types that think outside the box and take their products on true adventures.