Improved Combat Shelter


Submitted by Sean Gilday

The Army issues a Combat Shelter half ICS (Improved Combat Shelter NSN: 8340-01-521-6438) in the ACU pattern that’s damn good. The NYARNG gets them to all the snuffies. Before that the same shelter was available  Woodland. It was made by Catoma for one.

It has a floor, rain fly, and insect netting and can fit your ruck and weapon all comfortably inside.

ED – Sean, good call.  I tried to look up the ICS with the NSN that you provided and I could only find one civilian supplier.  I also looked at Catoma, and while they do offer a number of interesting military shelter options (most under 6 pounds in weight) the ICS was not among them.

Some notes on the ICS. The shelter itself is made from flame resistant rip-stop nylon and comes with a detachable waterproof rainfly suitable for three season use which also provides a vestibule for gear storage.  The fly can also be erected as a stand alone item without the tent.

Check out the ICS here.

  • SSG Kinsella

    Thats my guy. That’s the tent I was talking about in the previous post.

  • Guest

    Previous woodland version was made by Eureka. NSN 8340-01-475-5355. Think it was called Eureka Squad Tent, or Shelter, Combat

  • Rich Rose

    I just purchased and used this tent for the first time this weekend in S. Florida. The Material and construction are top quality. The netting is breathable yet fine enough to keep out even the smallest no-see-ums. The Easton aluminum poles have a heavier than normal bungee inside which snaps the segments together with a decisive “Click”. Each segment is 14.5″ which allows the rolled up length to be narrower than most civilian tents (it is as wide as your backpack so it wont get hung up on overhanging branches while hiking). Another bonus is the blackout fabric flattens out quickly and rolls up without having to squeeze out trapped air, this makes for quick exit. I would recommend this tent to anyone.

  • Cliff