NEW Hilleberg is debuting the Anaris in its spring 2020 tent/shelter line.
Anaris promises versatility, comfort, and an "elegantly light solution"
“Roomy for two and palatial for one” the Hilleberg Anaris is a lightweight, warm-weather, ridge tent with versatility. Constructed to be pitched with two trekking poles or by suspending its ridge ends from trees, its combination of light weight, simplicity, and comfort make it ideal for backpacking and other warmer weather backcountry adventures.
“We know that there are many backpackers who use trekking poles for hiking and want a lightweight way to integrate their poles into their shelter,” said Petra Hilleberg, CEO of Hilleberg and daughter of its co-founders. “While many choose a minimal setup, such as our Tarp 5 or Mesh Tent 1, we wanted to offer them an elegantly light solution for those who prefer the strength, comfort, and attention to detail of a true Hilleberg tent.”
Hilleberg created the Anaris for those who want a simple shelter solution that is light yet roomy and comfortable. The Anaris features two entrances and two spacious vestibules and offers numerous pitching options. Both entrances can be partially or fully rolled away, while either or both sides of the outer tent can be rolled up for more airflow.
Like all Hilleberg tents, the Anaris’s inner tent and outer tents are linked, and can be pitched separately or together. The outer tent can be used alone as a tarp, with multiple options for rolling the ends or the sides, and the inner no-see-um mesh tent with full mesh ends can be used for bug protection in hot weather.
The company was not trying to make an ultralight shelter with the Anaris, which weighs 3 pounds 1 ounce (1.4 kg). “Rather, we wanted to make the strongest, most comfortable ridge tent for warm-weather use at the lightest weight we could without compromising on our standards of quality and performance,” said Petra Hilleberg. “We have a standard of quality, strength, and comfort that we will not compromise on.”
Designed for two-person and solo use on short or long trips, the Anaris is well suited to treks in forested terrain. “Warm-weather backpackers are probably the most likely to use the Anaris, but it is also an excellent choice for hunters for early season hunts in forested areas, and it’s a great backup for trekkers who want to have shelter options other than huts” said Petra Hilleberg.
The Anaris is part of Hilleberg’s Yellow Label series of lightweight, snow-free, three-season shelters. The company’s product development team, led by Bo Hilleberg, co-founder and chairman of the company, worked on the Anaris for several years, creating numerous solutions before they were satisfied to launch the tent in 2020.
“Our goal was to create a light, airy, and roomy tent for warm-weather backcountry adventures,” said Petra Hilleberg. “We wanted it to be simple to use and offer a great deal of flexibility in how it could be set up and used.”
The tent takes its name from an earlier, all-season “Anaris” that was part of the Hilleberg line from the mid 1980s through the early 1990s. It in turn was based on the ridge design of Hilleberg’s first tent, the Keb, introduced in 1973.
“We have had a number of ridge tents in our line over the years, and from that experience, we felt that a Yellow Label ridge model that pitched with trekking poles would be both a great solution and an ideal addition to that series,” said Petra Hilleberg. “We took everything we had learned from those earlier ridge models—Keb, the original Anaris, the modular Muddus, and the Rajd—as well as from our tarp and mesh shelter experience and put all of that into the new Anaris.”
“The Keb and the original Anaris were all-season tents,” said Bo Hilleberg, “and were used in all terrain and conditions with great success, including by a Swedish Himalayan Expedition in the middle of the 1970s, who used it to over 5500 meters (18,000 feet). This new Anaris takes the best of our simple yet sturdy ridge concept and reimagines it for the 21st century with our lightest fabrics.”
1.3 kg / 2 lb 14 oz
1.4 kg / 3 lb 1 oz
|Inner Tent Area||
2.6 sq m / 28 sq ft
2 x 0.9 sq m / 2 x 9.7 sq ft
|Poles (not included)||
use 2 trekking poles set to approx 125 cm/49 in – 130 cm/51 in
12 Y-Peg UL
Where to Buy
The Hilleberg Anaris is expected in stores in spring 2020.