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This Keron is an incredible tent that I have tested hard. It has stood up well given the severe weather of high-altitude elk hunting and camping in Salt River Range, Wyoming Range, Wind River Range, Bighorn Mountain, Laramie Range, Bear Lodge, and Sierra Madre. I have used it from 8000 to 11000 feet through all four seasons. It has stood the test of wind, snow, and cold impressively and there is no level of expression that can reflect my appreciation for what you build.
We had a lovely trip last weekend with our first test of the Anaris. Almost no wind, 6 degrees Celsius in the morning and a full moon at night and a beautiful sunrise. The tent is fantastic, super lightweight, well thought out, practical (like always with Hilleberg). It is very easy and quick to set up, surprisingly roomy for sleeping and sitting in, space also for your gear, a real “Kinder Egg.” We were really satisfied and it was “love at first sight.” I will recommend the tent for 3-season use in Norway, especially when you avoid going above the tree line, which is perfect for us. Many thanks to Natalia Fesenko who sewed the tent, the way it is sewn and assembled looks very good.
By the way, I purchased my first Hilleberg tent in 1991, a Nammatj 2 EX, that I have used a lot and is still in use occasionally after 32 years, both in standard and extended versions. Incredibly good quality, and many great experiences with that tent. When the kids started joining our trips, we got a Keron 3 GT in 2002. I recently sold that tent to switch to a Kaitum 3 GT, which I love because of the large inner tent, the low weight compared to the strength, and the ability to completely roll away the vestibules. I have used the Akto for solo trips for the last 10 years, for example during 4 weeks in Ladak/The Himalayas, and I use my Staika for paddling trips along the coast. The Anaris will probably become first choice for hiking trips from May/June to October when we are not walking very high up in the mountains.
When we receive our Saitaris, I will have 6 different Hilleberg tents, all for different purposes. The tents that I have used all have superb quality and functionality. I am convinced that the Saitaris will become our new favorite on winter trips in the mountains with a pulka.
I have periodically tried other well-known tent brands, but I sold these tents after a short while and regretted not getting a Hilleberg from the start. So I am able to compare based on experience and can say that you make the world’s best tents. I don’t think the price is too high when I include in the calculation how much I get for the money, and that you manufacture in Europe. That is also an important reason to stick to Hilleberg. I like the video about the factory in Estonia.
A huge thank you for what you stand for, and for the fantastic service I enjoy from you!
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