Hilleberg Nallo 3 GT
Best tent I've ever had. Just back from five nights…
Ease of Setup: piece of cake
Best tent I've ever had. Just back from five nights in the Weminuche wilderness. Rained all 5 nights including one spectacular thunderstorm with microburst wind speeds.
Tent stayed absolutely dry. My companions suffered condensation problems.
The large vestibule was wonderful. Able to enter and exit during the rain with interior of the tent completely protected.
A tunnel tent useable in winter???? That's what I…
Design: 3-4 season tunnel tent
Ease of Setup: very easy
Weight: 3.2 kilos
A tunnel tent useable in winter???? That's what I thought! Hilleberg is one of the top end tent producers in Europe. Their tents are used by special forces all over the world. So what makes this particular model so special? I could sum up a whole list of characteristics but for that you better check the Hilleberg web site.
Characteristics I want to mention are: 1) the tent is a breeze to set up. The inner and outer tent are connected (but also detachable), speeding set up time. I can pitch the tent in under 5 minutes.
2) Weight/room ratio; this tent weighs in at 3.2 kilos and is absolutely enormous. Room enough to sleep two "kingsize" and an enormous vestibule for sitting/cooking and gear storage.
3)Waterproofness and ventilation; my tent is absolutely waterproof. I agree that ventilation is a potential problem. However, I never felt this to be a big problem; open up the draft opening at the back of the tent and slightly open the door and you won't have a problem. Anyway, you can't have it all; with a waterproof and thermally well insulated tent (sheet all the way to ground level) you are bound to have some condensation. The use of a Hilleberg footprint is recommended.
4) Wind/Snow; so far I haven't had any problems in high winds and storm. If you have any doubts you can always replace the 9mm DAC poles by the 11mm version beforehand. I haven't tried this tent in snow but expect it to stand up pretty well although of course not like my Moss Little Dipper.
5) Workmanship: absolutely top notch!
Summarizing: a top quality tent, light, easy set-up, absolutely waterproof and room, loads of it, to spare!
Absolutely top tent if you need the space, too much…
Design: four season tunnel - extended vestibule
Ease of Setup: Absolute breeze
Weight: Approx 3 kilos
Absolutely top tent if you need the space, too much for two unless you have mountains of gear so really either three people (or two plus a dog - if it sleeps inside)! I'd take this tent anywhere except possibly high mountains/heavy snow load where a geodesic might be required and possibly in a very hot climate since it can get very warm very quickly as soon as the sun hits it.
Ventilation is good, allowing for the fact that the sides go right down to the ground, but by opening various door and vents it should be OK - and even in very hot climes, one can pitch the outer or inner (albeit with additional kit) alone.
Only slight disappointment is the pegs supplied are a bit soft - we carry spares from alpkit.com (much cheaper). Also, VERY heavy duty zip covers, need to hook a finger underneath and use the outer grip to zip without snagging when closing from the inside. But that said, torrential rain, strong winds, inside this tent this is where I want to be ... and that's what I look for in a tent!
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The Nallo and Nallo GT are the ideal all-around, all-season, ultra light tents. In essence, the Nallo and its extended vestibule version, the Nallo GT, are the ultralight versions of the Nammatj and Nammatj GT. They excel in any situation where the lightest possible tent is needed, but where true all season strength and reliability might be required. Both tents’ Tunnel Tent design and ultra light weight make them ideal for mobile adventures, where you pitch and strike your tent every day, and because of their exceptional weight to space ratio, they are perfect for long distance endeavors where light weight is a greater priority than absolute strength.
Certainly, they are suitable for above- and below-treeline use in all seasons, but because they are built using our ultralight Kerlon 1200 and 9 mm poles, they do not have the same strength as their Nammatj cousins. That said, Kerlon 1200, with its 12 kilo tear strength, is an order of magnitude stronger even than most so-called “expedition grade” fabrics, and so is easily robust enough to handle adverse situations well.
Minimum weight: 5 lbs 8 oz
Packed weight: 6 lbs 5 oz
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Free Shipping. Hilleberg Nallo GT 3 Person Tent FEATURES of the Hilleberg Nallo GT 3 Person Tent Kerlon 1200 outer tent fabric and 9 mm poles - make for a supremely stable yet very lightweight tent Pitching requires only four pegs, yet additional peg and guy line points - 11 on the Nallo and 16 on the Nallo GT- provide a myriad of options for increasing stability. Remarkably strong Spectra guy lines are attached at two points on all pole sleeves on both sides of the tent. The front vent on the Nallo GT also has an attached guy line, and the Nallo's front vent has a loop for guy line attachment Both maximize interior space by having full sitting height closest to the front, where you need it most, as well as one vertical inner tent entrance, and, because of the tunnel design itself, near-vertical side walls A single entrance and vestibule afford easy access and plenty of storage space, but keep the weight very low. The Nallo GT's extended vestibule provides even more storage space The Nallo GT's extended vestibule has two entrances, one on the side and the other, up front, on the opposite side, thus providing maximum entry and exit flexibility The entire front of the Nallo GT's vestibule can be rolled away to create a tunnel-shaped opening which has full tent width and enough depth to keep all but the worst weather away from the inner tent door The inner tents in both the Nallo and Nallo GT models can be taken out and the Nallo Mesh Inner tents can be used instead The Nallo and Nallo GT's ventilation system functions regardless of weather conditions, thanks to their integrated components Highly breathable yet water repellent inner tent fabric The inner tent door has a full no-see-um mesh panel covered with an equal sized, zipper-adjustable fabric panel A large front vent in the vestibule is placed high enough to keep air moving even if the tent is dug down into deep snow The front vents are backed with an adjustable, air-permeable snow-proof panel that is accessible from inside the vestibule Adjustable fabric-backed no-see-um mesh panel vent in the rear wall of the inner tent The rear wall of the outer tent can be partially rolled up and guyed out for more venting options SPECIFICATIONS of the Hilleberg Nallo GT 3 Person Tent Capacity: 3 Minimum Weight: 5 lbs 8 oz / 2.5 kg Packed Weight: 6 lbs 6 oz / 2.9 kg Inner Height: 42in. / 105 cm Inner Tent Area: 36.6 square feet / 3.4 square meter Vestibule Area: 29.1 square feet / 2.7 square meter Pole (9 mm): 1 x 129.1, 2 x 112.2in. / 1 x 328, 2 x 285 cm Pegs: 20 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.
The Hilleberg Nallo GT is the ultralight version of the Nammatj GT. It excels in any situation where the lightest possible tent is needed, but where true all season strength and reliability might be required. The tent's tunnel tent design and ultra light weight make it ideal for mobile adventures, where you move your tent every day. And, because of the exceptional weight to space ratio, the Nallo GT is perfect for long distance endeavors where light weight is a greater priority than absolute strength. Certainly, it is suitable for exposed and/or above treeline use in all seasons, but because it are built using ultralight Kerlon 1200, 9 mm poles, and lighter gauge zippers, it does not have the same strength as its Nammatj cousin. That said, Kerlon 1200, with its 12 kilo tear strength, is an order of magnitude stronger even than most so-called "expedition grade" fabrics, and so is easily robust enough to handle adverse situations well.