User Review: Hilleberg Kaitum 2
Design: four season double wall tunnel
Ease of Setup: very easy
Weight: 5.5 lbs
Price Paid: $675
I used this tent for my 3 month solo mountain bike tour of the great divide from Calgary, Canada to Columbus, New Mexico at the US Border. I slept in this tent nearly every night and used it primarily as a solo tent. Elevations used were from 3000 feet up to 10,800 feet, and temperatures ranging from the low 20's up to the 80's.
Over the course of the trip I used the Kaitum as shelter from hail, heavy wind and rain, and lots of mosquitoes. At one point I was riding with several other people, and because of a headwind we stopped far short of where we needed to get that day. I quickly threw up the tent and removed the inner section, and all five of us slept snugly out of the 45mph constant winds.
At 5.5 lbs this tent is heavy for solo use, but having the massive amount of room and enough vestibule space to store five bags plus cook is a tremendous comfort. I'm 6'4", and this tent is like a palace for me. I can sit comfortably anywhere inside of the tent, and I don't need to worry about my feet brushing up on the tent walls and getting my bag wet from condensation. Even though the tent isn't freestanding, there was never one instance where I couldn't stake it out.
If you are heading into unknown territory with possibly adverse conditions I would wholeheartedly recommend this tent. This is the third Hilleberg product I've owned (Akto, Nallo 3) and I've been extremely impressed with all of them