User Review: Hilleberg Nallo 2
I've tried a fair few tents now, 3 of my favourites are all from Hilleberg. I guess it's because I trust the build quality and the set up.
I recently brought a Soulo, mainly because I just couldn't resist, and while the Soulo is an amazing tent, imo the strongest one man tent in the known universe I have gone back to the Nallo 2. The reasons for this are that whilst the Soulo has its own set of advantages, the advantages of the Nallo2 are more beneficial to me.
The Soulo is probably stronger, although tunnel tents are supposed to be the strongest, I don't think so in this case, the Nallo2 is still bombproof. The Soulo is freestanding, imo totally unnecessary unless you're a serious hardcore mountaineer, all tents should by guyed out anyway. The Soulo is a little easier to pitch but the Nallo isn't hard.
The price on these 2 tents are identical and so is the packed weight. This is where the benefits of the Nallo2 come into effect, mainly massive amounts of room, the extra area is only about 700cm sq on paper, but inside the actual amount of space feels like more than twice as much, couple that with a huge vestibule area that can open from front, sides, allowing you to keep it open in all weathers and imo this is the best tent for ONE man use. If you are expecting seriously bad weather you can double pole and add more guy lines though if seems totally unnecessary.
You will never regret buying any tent from Hilleberg, including the Soulo, but for me the Nallo's roominess gives it the edge bearing in mind it's the same weight and price as the Soulo. Totally worth taking 90 seconds longer to pitch and finding a suitable area, at least for my activities, and I suspect 90% of users.