Pricey? Most certainly; but when I want a bomber 4-season…
11 July 2012
Summary: Pricey? Most certainly; but when I want a bomber 4-season solo shelter that I have to depend on to shield me from when Mother Nature decides to throw a tantrum this is the shelter I want.
Pros: Strength, durability, and weather resistance of Kerlon 1200 fabric., Hilleberg customer service goes above and beyond., Cheerful yellow inner tent., Quality, attention to detail of the product as a whole., Small things such as the zipper toggles, and gutter., Very user friendly., Ridiculously easy to setup., Setup options (ie outer alone.), Good ventilation.
Cons: The only con that I can honestly think of is the price. Not because the shelter is not worth the coin but more for the fact that I think it will send some into sticker shock before they actually take the time to look at the product more in depth.
I often travel solo. There are many lightweight tents…
6 June 2011
Excerpt: I often travel solo. There are many lightweight tents available but few that are truly four season tents. The Hilleberg Soulo is a tent for the person who wants a tent for all seasons. At under four pounds (3lbs. 13 oz. on my scale), it is light enough for summer backpacking and tough enough for four season use, even strong enough for high altitude expeditions. There are many design features I like with the Soulo. 1. It sets up easily 2.
I have owned this tent and used it for the last two…
4 June 2010
Excerpt: I have owned this tent and used it for the last two years. I needed a solo tent and this one filled all the requirements and has proven to be a real friend in the boonies. I use it mainly in the Tetons during the winter. It is easy to erect and provides a great deal of headroom, as well as lay down space, and the vestibule is large enough for a Bora 95 pack and snowshoes.
After buying several tents for my solo trips over…
13 August 2008
Excerpt: After buying several tents for my solo trips over the last few years I ended up with a completely useless Eureka Skylite SUL. After spending the wettest three nights of my hiking career in it I went back to the shop and was allowed to return it. After deciding to spend a bit more than I had on the Eureka I ended up with the Hilleberg Soulo.