At the request of U.S. Army SOCOM elements, we revisited the design of the EBNS to make it faster and lighter. It still uses the same trusted and proven IBNS for its base, but we shortened the pole and engineered an all-clip suspension system to hang the fly from the pole reducing the amount of material involved.
This eliminated several inches of unusable dead space that were created at the ridge of the original EBNS. This also greatly reduces wind drag in inclement weather. The new design still has doors on either side but eliminates the vestibules because they were described to us as “less important than trail weight” by the end users.
Since the new fly design is so simple and light, we designed a way to attach the fly to the body of the BedNet using simple toggles so that the Armadillo could be stored with the two still attached. This drastically reduces set-up and pack-up time. So in short, we have developed a new version of a trusted product that weighs one third less, packs up faster and smaller, and costs less.
We are proud to introduce the Armadillo Lightweight Combat Shelter, weighing in at 3.0 lbs. Since they pack so small they are perfect for "bug out" or disaster bags.
Armadillo - By Catoma
- Goes up in Seconds
- Flame Retardant to (CPAI-84)
- Floor and Rain Cover Waterproofing: 1200 mm PU Coating
- Storage Vestibule: 17.2 sq. ft.
- Embedded Permethrin Insect Protection
- Pack size makes them a great survival bag addition
Sleeps: 1 Trail Weight: 2.96 lbs. // 1.34 kg Weight: 3.15 lbs. // 1.43 kg Packed Dimensions: 13” x 13” x 3.5” // 33 cm x 33 cm x 9 cm Center Height: 27” // 68.5 cm Floor Area: 90” L x 33” W at head x 25” W at feet Floor Material: 70D 1.9 oz. Ripstop Nylon Material: 20D No-See-Um