Expeditionary style field facilities are major assets to the new mobile war fighter involved in special operations. Design Shelter’s rapidly deployable lightweight field camps provide the facilities required to form a base of operations quickly and efficiently. When the mission changes unexpectedly and the relocation of the base camp needs to be rapid, our kit is unsurpassed. We manufacture a state of the art military camp kit along with the support systems required to keep soldiers warm or cool and dry, for short or extended missions. Our field kit comprises all of the products necessary for portable turn-key facilities that could be deployed anywhere – anytime.

Military Exercise In Extreme Cold

DSI Military Kit in Olive Drab


Listening to soldiers and discussing their shelter requirements has been imperative for Design Shelter. Numerous participations in field exercises have allowed Design Shelter to develop a series of shelter and accessory features that are important for the men and women protecting our freedom.

As a result of this significant exchange of ideas, DSI has developed an independent series of shelters called the MH and MLH which now forms the base shelter design. Based on the exceptional standard designs of the original H and LH series shelters, DSI has incorporated more than 30 significant ideas and functional enhancements to create a design that most appeals to the war fighter.

The MH and MLH series shelter offers all of the very same features and benefits of our standard H and LH series designs, but goes a step further to satisfy soldier needs in theatre and to meet the technical requirements of MILSTD 310G. The result is a shelter and portfolio of support products that meets and surpasses the needs of soldiers.  We realize that each mission is different and that flexibility is the key for the modern warfighter.  Design Shelter MH and MLH shelters exceed soldier expectations for performance and functionality.

No mission or task at hand is beyond the capabilities of DSI’s MH and MLH series shelters.  Camp or HQ is still set up in expeditionary timeframes and soldiers have repeatedly stated that the DSI kit offers an outstanding interior working environment.

The DSI MH and MLH series shelters have also proven to offer superior performance at extreme cold temperatures.  Stable in high winds and strong under snow loads, DSI’s MH and MLH series shelters stand the test of experience and performance in very difficult weather conditions.



Military Configuration

Military Exercise

Military Exercise

Military MH Series Shelter At 26 SQM

Military MH Series Shelter At 26 SQM

Military MLH Series Shelter At 52 SQM

Military MLH Series Shelter At 78 SQM

Large Footprint Brigade Headquaters

Small Footprint Brigade Headquarters

DSI’s largest MLH shelter has been field proven to assemble quickly and under stressful environmental conditions.  To view 6 soldiers assembling a Design Shelter MLH series shelter in less than 10 minutes and at -35°C . Please watch the following video clip.

Military Tactical Deployment “Under Cover In Less Than 10 Minutes”

Design Shelter offers specialized, custom designed kit for militaries around the world.  Proven for superior performance, exceptionally fast assembly times, world class interior space environment and temperature control in the -50°C to +50°C ambient temperature range, our kit is an outstanding solution for the modern warfighter.

DSI Camouflage And Shade Net Kit


  • Lightweight portability for rapid deployability and ease of transport
  • Blackout
  • Superior thermal insulation package offering effective R-9
  • Door access at any location around the perimeter of the shelter
  • Modular
  • Infinitely expandable
  • Superior interior temperature control
  • Optional shade net camouflage
  • Full height vertical sidewalls for maximum utilization of floor space
  • Optional vehicle boot interfaces
  • Optional military medical anterooms
  • Interior cable pockets
  • Adaptable for rough and rugged terrain
  • Easily repaired in the field by any Mat Tech
  • Superior performance in extreme cold climates
  • Exceeds building codes for flame, smoke and UV
  • Superior antimicrobial properties
  • Optional high impact strength modular flooring with integral cable tray
  • Optional shade net with or without multispectral camouflage properties