It all started in 1993 when we built our first tents for the USDI wilderness firefighters. We needed a name for our tents and, with our facility located on the banks of Catoma Creek, we thought it was a natural fit, so Catoma was born. Since 1993, we have continued to design and build tents for the fire service, US military and other specialized customers.
Over the years many of our customers asked, "Do you make a consumer version of this?" So we decided it was time to start making tents to fit your backpacking and camping needs. Using our own back packing experiences from the A.T. to the high Andes of Bolivia, listening to our customers and applying your input to our designs, we have been having a blast creating new products and making our existing tents even better.