the giant tomato. that's what the red version of this…
Source: bought it used
Price Paid: not very much, bought used
the giant tomato. that's what the red version of this tent looks like. lol.
after i got this tent, set it up once in the basement, to try and get a feel for how it work, and to make sure all parts were there. i bought the tent used. without reading the directions, it went up easy and then i took it back down and put it away for 2 months :-(
my first experience of using this tent was in mid-January, at a scout camp in south-east nebraska. no snow on the ground, but the ground was still frozen. air temp was 0-degrees the first nite with no wind. 24-degrees the second with a light breeze. on purpose i set the tent up in the dark, with my 12-year-old holding a headlamp. it took me less than 5 minutes to set the tent up. the external poles make it super simple.
i did not stake the tent down before setting up, due to a lack of wind, i didn't stake the tent down until night 2. the tent camp with 2 sets of stakes, one "V" shaped and another that look like big nails. because i wasn't thinking and used the "V" shaped pegs in frozen ground, 3 our of the 6 bent. i should have used the others - big dummy.
inside the tent plenty of room for me, a XL large thermarest and all of my gear. only the boots in a vestibule. if i wouldn't have been laying in the middle with my pack, i did have plenty of room for another person. lots of head room. plenty of room for 2 full size thermarests. there aren't very many people i like enough to share a very small space with, but i could have no prob. :-)
once zipped up, tight, no condensation except around the "air-hole" on my zipped up tight sleeping bag. nothing on interior walls or my feet or anywhere else. loved that.
first experience with this tent was awesome. i'll update my review when i have used it more.
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Hilleberg's goal with the Allak was to create a completely freestanding, all season, yet very light dome tent in other words, an ultralight Staika. The Allak uses the same integrated vestibule design as the Staika, as well as a similar 3 pole structure, but it employs ultralight materials for weight savings. The result is a two door, two vestibule tent that weighs just 6 lb 10 oz. The Allaks three poles cross in three places, so it is sturdy enough for all season use in both exposed and/or above tree line terrain as well as protected conditions. But because of its Kerlon 1200 outer tent fabric and 9 mm poles, it is not as stout as its Kerlon 1800 cousin, the Staika. Its exceptionally compact footprint and free standing design are ideal for tough pitching conditions, such as rocky ground and sand, and it is easily light enough for mobile journeys, where you move your camp every day. At the same time, its three pole dome structure is strong enough for some base camp use, where you leave your tent unattended, especially in moderate conditions.
Free Shipping. Hilleberg Allak 2 Person Tent FEATURES of the Hilleberg Allak 2 Person Tent Kerlon 1200 outer tent fabric and 9 mm poles with multiple crossing points make for an exceptionally lightweight yet stable tent with excellent snow-load handling capability Pitching requires no pegs, but 12 peg points provide options for increasing stability: six loops, one at each pole end and six dual guy lines with line runners, two along each pole line The Allak has plenty or room for two occupants and their gear Dual entrances and vestibules ensure that one door can always be situated out of the wind and provide flexible entry/exit and storage options The two vestibules are parallel to the sleeping area, so access to gear stored there is wonderfully convenient - you can even get at it while lying in your sleeping bag The Allak's ventilation system works regardless of weather conditions, thanks to its integrated components Highly breathable yet water repellent inner tent fabric One entire side of each inner tent door is a no see - um mesh panel covered with an equal sized, zipper-adjustable fabric panel Zipper-adjustable vents in the outer tent above each door are made from highly air permeable, water resistant and snow-proof fabric, so air flows freely, even when the panels are zipped closed An additional short zipper and extra sliders on the inner tent door allow the top of the door to be opened completely A separate vent cover ensures that the weather stays on the outside, even if the vents are fully open SPECIFICATIONS of the Hilleberg Allak 2 Person Tent Capacity: 2 Minimum Weight: 5 lbs 12 oz / 2.6 kg Packed Weight: 6 lbs 13 oz / 3.1 kg Inner Height: 42in. / 105 cm Inner Tent Area: 32.3 square feet / 3.0 square meter Vestibule Area: 2 x 9.7 square feet / 2 x 0.9 square meter Pole (9 mm): 3 x 145.7in. / 3 x 370 cm Pegs: 12 V-Pegs OVERSIZE ITEM: We cannot ship this product by any expedited shipping method (3-Day, 2-Day or Next Day). Even if you pick that option, it will still go Ground Shipping. Sorry for being so mean. This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us. Moosejaw CANNOT ship Hilleberg products to Japan, Hong-Kong, Korea, or any country in Europe. Sorry about everything.