User Review: Hilleberg Nammatj 3 GT
Design: 4 season tunnel
Ease of Setup: easy, easy!
Weight: 8.5 lbs
I have had many tents over the years and all of them work fine until the proverbial #$&% hits the fan and then you get to see how well your tent works. I am new to this tunnel style of design and although I may find myself buying a smaller Hilleberg for other purposes I am very impressed with this Nammatj 3GT.
Stake down one end, stick in 3 poles, pull it taught and stake the other end. That’s all there is to it! In rain you jump into it’s huge vestibule with all your wet gear on, strip down and jump into a dry sleeping area!
Putting the tent up in the wind is a relative dream as well. You’ve staked one end down so it’s not going to fly away. The fly is all part of the tent design so you don’t have to chase it around in the wind and if you bought a footprint for this tent, it fits! It fits well! A couple minutes and this condo is set up! A recent trip into La Guajira Desert in northern Colombia proved the tent’s ability to deal with strong wind. Threatening to push my dualsport motorcycle over the tent held strong.
I bought the green color and it blends in well with the surroundings for those times that an adventure traveler might need to "poach a camping spot".
With all your gear in the large vestibule area you could sleep 3 in this tent but like most tents, I’m sure that it would be a little tight. Palatial for 2 however. I have yet to use this tent in the winter but I am looking forward to digging out a nice kitchen area and having a great base camp.
Ok, sure these are probably one of the most expensive tents on the market today but it is evident that you get what you pay for. This is a very well made tent. Get soaked or have your tent flatten out from a bad storm and you’ll agree that it is worth the extra money. If there was a down side it might be that it is so long and site selection may be tough at times but that said it is a great shelter from the elements!
Without reservation I can say that these are great tents.