Summary: I was skeptical about spending more than $500.00 on a tent and getting additional value and not just a brand name.
I came across hilleberg while researching 4 season tents online. There are not many places you can see this product in person which was really nerve racking when I pulled the trigger.
Summary: I was reluctant to spend this much on a tent, but I wanted to own a 4 season tent that could withstand whatever the mountains could throw at me. I am very pleased with my decision to purchase. There are several videos detailing this tent much better than I can in this review.
Summary: My go to tent on solo excursions deep into the Wind River Range or Sierra. This tent is heavy for a solo shelter, but it's freestanding, a breeze to setup, and worthy of withstanding nature's fury a.
Summary: I'm a huge fan of hilleberg. I have been using their tents for almost 10 years. I am familiar with and/or have been inside or used almost every product in their 2014 catalog (with the exception of the blue label stuff).
Summary: a piece of tyvek will be about half the weight, but this is custom made for the soulo. I leave it attached to the outer tent when everything's wet, and take the inner out to keep it dry in my pack.
Summary: Fabulous tent. Quick setup. Considered other solo Hilleberg tents but went for this for 4-season capability, superior in strong wind/snow. Little heavy but worth the peace of mind. I'm using for canoe camping and backpacking in northeast. Excellent design and execution..
Summary: A big difference from others will be the Hilleburg's original (smart) standing-up system; both fly and inner will be raised at same time, so the inner never surface in rain and won't be soaked!