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A few days ago, I fulfilled a dream of crossing Iceland alone from Myvatn to Thingvellir via the Langjokull glacier. This 500km crossing with skis and pulka was the most difficult experience, but also the most beautiful of my life. I think back to the great frozen fields, the starry skies draped in aurora borealis and the furious storms that came to roar above my head. I remember the strongest moments, the tears of despair and the cries of victory...
In this great waltz of the world, I danced, I screamed, I crossed 500km through a multitude of incredible and varied winter landscapes. It is difficult to write this feeling of accomplishment in a few lines, the emotion is so strong. I lived every moment fully, trying to bear witness to this magnificent but so fragile universe...
Hilleberg supported me in this project by sending me material for my tent, the Tarra. This tent has saved my life several times, during snowstorms or rainstorms with extremely violent winds.
Thank you very much for everything.
Best regards "Merci beaucoup"
Hi from Peru (currently!)
I’ve had my Nallo 2 since 2009, when I bought it for my last Himalaya trip. Since then it’s always been my “go to“ when I know I’m going to be facing tough conditions. It’s been superb.
And for the last three months, I’ve been traveling through Central and South America on my trip due to end until March 2023. By the time this trip ends I will have spent around 100 more nights in the tent.
I have attached a picture of my current location with the Pacific Ocean in the background, just to make you a little bit jealous :)
During December 2022 myself and two friends completed a traverse of the Drakensberg mountains in South Africa an exceptional trip of 240 km over 12 days with 10500 m elevation gain a tough but very rewarding trip. What a great adventure it has been with exceptional people, gear and some very special views of the mountains as shown in this photo of a special sunrise before the start of our day.
The Akto that I used and Nallo 3 (used by my friends) were great during the trip and provided excellent shelter for the varying weather conditions in the mountains. We want to thank Hilleberg for the great tents, attention to detail and providing peace of mind during the trip.
André Hayward, Danie Muller, Trish Muller
We finally got outside to use our Kaitum 4 GT tent . It is a wonderful product. I carried it on an 11-mile hike into the backcountry including 3000 feet of elevation gain here in Alaska last weekend. My back appreciated the missing weight!
It was very fast and easy to set up. Our family of four + dog slept very comfortably although it was raining and somewhat windy at 35 degrees Fahrenheit.
Our Alaskan friends were all curious and appreciated the quality details of this unique tent.
We started our White Ribbon with an old dome tent that we had borrowed. The tent wasn’t so roomy and the inner tent had to be put up before the outer tent which made it inconvenient when we had to set it up and take it down every day. Therefore, we were thinking of getting a new tent. But it wasn’t until we tried to pitch the tent in a storm and woke up to the tent bowing inwards and three out of five tent poles were broken did we decide it was time for new tent...
The next day we contacted Hilleberg about getting a new tent. The customer service was great and through some luck and the goodwill of the locals at Valsjöbyn we were able to get a new tent the same day! We wanted this tent to be bigger and to have the ability to set up the outer and inner tent together. It had to be strong enough to withstand harsh weather conditions.
We bought Keron 4 GT. Maybe a bit overkill for two people but we haven’t regretted it once! The extra room was so nice, especially when you’re out for so many days. The extra comfort made a big difference. We could put all our gear in the vestibule, which we dug out so we could stand in it, which made it easy to put on our gear in the morning. Pitching the tent was super easy and could easily be done by one person. Putting it down was as easy as putting it up. We used the sled bag so we didn’t even have to remove the tent poles. The tent made the rest of the trip a breeze and we couldn’t be more happy with it!
As a UIAGM Mountain Guide and IPGA Expedition Polar Guide I have been working, guiding and exploring the polar regions since 1993. I have 30 years’ experience of Arctic and Antarctic expeditions. Living and surviving more than 2.5 years in tents in polar ice and snow I have used and tested many different tents, but since I first used a Hilleberg Keron 4 GT in Antarctica in 2012 I never want to miss the “Rolls Royce” among polar tents again any more. If you have to hunker down for several days and nights in a high-altitude storm on Mt. Vinson or are trapped in a brutal katabatic storm of over 100 km/h in windswept Queen Maud Land you learn to know what difference a Hilleberg tent makes. A Hilleberg Keron 4 GT is an oasis of comfort and security in the life-threatening wilderness of Antarctica. It is easy to pitch even in windy conditions by yourself. You can make yourself really comfortable inside it and make the tent a little cozy heaven to stay inside. The construction, the fabric and the material are a marvel of technology and are state of the art. I am absolutely convinced that you just can´t get any better polar-proof tent on this planet! It is a good feeling, to start on a polar expedition with a Hilleberg. It is comforting to know that as long as you find a safe spot to camp, you can be sure the tent won´t let you down. Thank you, Hilleberg for all your passion, experience, and effort.
Dr. Christoph Höbenreich
Geographer, Explorer, UIAGM Mountain Guide, IPGA Expedition Polar Guide
We the "Zander clan," also refer to ourselves as "Team Full Value" due to our habit of making days stretch into night on family adventures. Just as well we always have a nice "home" – A Hilleberg tent to crawl into.
Logan, 7 and Rowan, 5 have been on countless bike packing, backpacking, desert and high alpine trips including snow camping. Their favorite part of each day is water play at camp and hanging in the tent.
Mom and Dad love the reliability and versatility of our Kaitum 4 "Big Red," Anjan 2, Niak 2. They each have a purpose in the quiver, according to gear-hound Tim.
One of our favorite trips was riding from home in Summit County 360 mi to Durango, CO over 2 weeks. One magical night we camped at 13,000 ft on Imogene Pass. The tent was amazing. We felt like we were camping on the moon. (See attached photos).
Thanks Hilleberg for helping to make these adventures happen.
Dear Hilleberg Team,
I can’t rave enough about the quality of Hilleberg tents and also your customer service. I used a Nallo 3 from 1997 until 2017 (still have it) and bought the Nammatj 3 for its space. Both tents have been used in all kinds of weather and altitude, over in Europe and now here in the US, and never have failed in storm, rain, snow, or the heat of a desert.
Snow is already falling here in the Upper Mississippi Valley but in a few hours we start for another adventure. This time we will explore the Ozark Mountains in Missouri and Arkansas. The tent is packed and we know we can trust this piece of gear again.
Joan and Andreas Exner
We've used the Anjan 3 through the John Muir Trail in California. At 4 lbs. between the two people, it averaged a modest 2 lbs. per person, which was plenty light for such a sturdy tent.
The bright red color really stands out and makes it very easy to find the tent when you're tired and it's getting a little dark (This is our favorite feature). The vestibule is plenty big enough to cook, organize gear and provide shade for those times we needed shade from the sun. The Anjan 3 strikes a balance between blocking the wind and proper ventilation with the different setup configurations. We experienced no condensation even when the temperatures ranged in the low 30's Fahrenheit. Moreover, it had a comfortable breeze during the warmer nights. We had no problems pitching this tent in rocky areas, it can be really sturdy with only 4 pegs in an emergency if you can't find enough stones. Having said that, this tent is super easy to setup compared to other tents we found on the trail. One of the criticisms we found on reviews of SilNylon tents is the saggingthat happens during rain and temperature change. Hilleberg Silicon Coating is different than cheaper tents and we did not find ourselves adjusting the lines etc. It was really assuring that we had a proper Hilleberg tent that could handle most of the puzzles mother nature can throw!
Thanks for making a superior product!
Adrian & Air
I wanted to send you this photo of my Soulo and Akto on a recent hiking trip with my daughter. We hiked for 2.5 hours then walked through shallow water to arrive at a Quartz Beach on Lake Judd, 700 meters above sea level in Tasmania's Southwest Wilderness, Australia.
Dear Hilleberg Family,
17 years ago (age 21) I discovered the Hilleberg tents and immediately fell in love with the quality and passion with which you make your tents. We had the opportunity to buy a Nallo 3 GT in may 2005 and have made countless beautiful memories with it. The tent never failed us. Last summer we introduced our kids to hiking and camping in the Swedish mountains. Despite continuous storm, rain and a temperature as low as 2C° it was an amazing experience for all of us. However the old Nallo 3 GT proved to be to small for the four of us. Today we bought our second Hilleberg which will be our next best friend on our adventures, the Allak 3. Regards and keep on making the best tents in the world, without compromises.
Ivor Kreuger & Astra Ooms
I have had my Keron 3GT for a while and it has been with me a number of adventures. I love it and it is my constant travel companion. Last week me and my boyfriend were in the Swedish mountains and it rained constantly for a whole week. Of course it made us (and all our clothing) very wet but no matter how much it rained the tent was dry on the inside. It made the trip so much better to be able to sleep in a dry sleeping bag. I love the footprint as it makes the tent extra rain resistant. Also, it takes absolutely no time to set it up and it is so easy to adjust to get the best temperature.
We are so happy with the tent, thank you so much!
Johanna and Lars
I just wanted to thank you for making the best tents in the world. I just came home from a hike in Marsfjällen in Vilhelmina, Southern Lapland and my Nammatj 3 GT was amazing (as usual).
I stayed warm despite the evening's rain and the night's freezing temperatures and the tent stood firm despite strong wind.
Thank you for making it possible to sleep in a tent that not only feels incredibly stable - but also very homely thanks to the generous apse!
Simon Jonsson, Jävre
The aim of the Year Outdoors project was to spend exactly one calendar year hiking in the most remote areas of northern Scandinavia. After 18 months of planning and preparations I began my journey in August 2019 from the shores of the Arctic Sea in northern Norway.
The year I spent in the Nordic wilderness was an unforgettable one. As both mental and physical challenge it was something I had never faced before and I’m glad that I was able to overcome it. More importantly, looking back I remember the journey as a profound nature experience. Although I spent almost nine months alone on this trip, I never felt myself lonely. The nature always kept me company in some form or another. From the beginning to the end of this long journey, I felt that nature really took me under her wing as one of her own.
Finally, after 2500 kilometers of walking and skiing I finished the journey the same place I started it 366 days before. During the whole trip, I had a Hilleberg tent with me to provide me reliable shelter when camping outdoors was not an option. In every storm I felt lucky to own such a quality equipment.