I bought this tent (after a lot of research and comparison…
1 September 2009
Summary: I bought this tent (after a lot of research and comparison with others) with the hope that it would be versatile enough to go anywhere and do anything (within reason) while still being light/compact enough to be taken on less serious trips, yet still be comfortable for 2/3 people to spend potentially an extended period in. I was not disappointed.
Hands down the best tent I've ever owned or even used.…
2 December 2007
Summary: Hands down the best tent I've ever owned or even used. I live in the Southeast, and I wanted a tent that would handle the humidity of a Southeastern summer but that I could use four seasons here and three elsewhere. I was initially unsure that, without a mesh inner, the Hilleberg would be tolerable in the South -- but it's not just tolerable, it's palatial, and I think I could probably use it four seasons just about anywhere.
I have had this tent for nearly three years, and like…
9 March 2006
Summary: I have had this tent for nearly three years, and like Peter Thomson's review, I too had trouble with the poles. They also snapped on me three times, and once it went through the flysheet, and the tent was sent away for weeks on end. I have now had all the poles replaced at their expense. I have also had problems with severe condensation, the worst I've experienced in any tent I've owned. I have the vestibule footprint to try to reduce this but no change.
I use this exclusively for snowshoeing and winter…
Jim W., Trailspace.com
27 November 2004
Summary: I use this exclusively for snowshoeing and winter mountaineering. The pros are its weight, vestibule and ease of set-up. Ventilation was a challenge in the beginning and condensation build-up was a bit much until I figured it out. If you button it up, it will get very warm and you'll get wet. It would seem that Hilleberg pared the tent size to bare minimum for two (30 sq ft on any tent is snug for two adult males). This is my first tunnel tent.
I have owned and used a number of other tents over…
23 March 2004
Summary: I have owned and used a number of other tents over the years....What was I thinking? This tent is comparable to driving a high end sports car, sure you pay alot for it but it is worth every dime. From ease of set up to the design and craftmanship of things as small as guy line tighteners. It beats all other brands I have come in contact with. I will never purchase a tent from another co. Also this is a stated 2-man tent that would fit 3 in a pinch.
For the first four weeks this was the best tent I…
22 November 2003
Summary: For the first four weeks this was the best tent I have ever used, after that it was the worst. The tent was supplied with straight poles that started to become curved with use, after which every single pole segment either broke or the segment split when being used in calm weather. On my early return to the UK partly due to the tent becoming unusable I sent the tent off for repairs to the flysheet and to have the poles exchanged.
This has to be the best tent I have ever owned. Very…
9 July 2003
Summary: This has to be the best tent I have ever owned. Very light for its size and easily erected the large vestible gives a hugh amount of space. I use it for cycle camping and the vestible is handy for stowing panniers. At a push the bike with the front wheel removed, could go in there.
This is a 2 person tent with a HUGE vestibule. The…
12 December 2002
Summary: This is a 2 person tent with a HUGE vestibule. The inside tent is the same as the regular Nallo (a good amount of room for two, but not much gear), but an additional pole and vestibule extension gives you room for gear plus dog, cooking, boots, snowshoes and then some. Set up is as quick and easy as other Hillebergs, just slide the poles in the sleeves, and stake it down on the ends.