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taxino8

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Advice please, Which Hilleberg?
« on: 13:11:30, 06/04/19 »
Iím considering saving up and lashing out on a Hilleberg tent but havenít any experience of them except watching loads of YouTube videos.
Iíve narrowed it down in my head to either an Akto, Soulo or a Niak, Iíll only be using it from Spring into Autumn and Iím leaning towards the Niak because of the extra space (I like a bit of room and Iíve seen the Akto likened to a coffin!).
Any advice from people who own or have owned these tents will be greatly appreciated.


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Re: Advice please, Which Hilleberg?
« Reply #1 on: 13:44:17, 06/04/19 »
If you're only going to be using it spring to autumn, do you really need something that bombproof? Hilleberg tent are expensive twice or even three times as much as other brands. Personally, I wouldn't say they were any better that other quality brands.


Alto's are cramped, Soulo's are heavy, not seen the Niak.

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Re: Advice please, Which Hilleberg?
« Reply #2 on: 13:51:28, 06/04/19 »

What Owen says.


You could buy a top notch 3 season tent for half the price of a Hilleberg, and a perfectly serviceable one for a quarter of the price.


Are you backpacking, wild camping, or 'boot of the car' camping?

taxino8

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Re: Advice please, Which Hilleberg?
« Reply #3 on: 13:53:01, 06/04/19 »
If you're only going to be using it spring to autumn, do you really need something that bombproof? Hilleberg tent are expensive twice or even three times as much as other brands. Personally, I wouldn't say they were any better that other quality brands.


Alto's are cramped, Soulo's are heavy, not seen the Niak.
Iím at an age where I can more or less buy what I want gear wise, within reason, so thought Iíd like to upgrade and go a bit lighter and also have some comfort knowing should the weather get really wild Iíd probably not have a tent around my head.
Thanks.

taxino8

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Re: Advice please, Which Hilleberg?
« Reply #4 on: 13:54:15, 06/04/19 »
What Owen says.


You could buy a top notch 3 season tent for half the price of a Hilleberg, and a perfectly serviceable one for a quarter of the price.


Are you backpacking, wild camping, or 'boot of the car' camping?
A bit of wild camping and hopefully some backpacking too.
No intention of car camping, Iíll be up on a hill somewhere in the UK.

richardh1905

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Re: Advice please, Which Hilleberg?
« Reply #5 on: 17:06:46, 06/04/19 »
I had a look at the Niak, curiosity got the better of me, and I am struck by how similar it is to the £340 TrekkerTent Saor, which is a slightly smaller one man 4 season tent weighing in at 1.25kg. A tent that I have had my eye on.

I know which one I would go for.

http://www.trekkertent.com/home/home/35-saor.html#/colour-green_40d_silnylon

Owen has a different model made by TrekkerTent, if I recall correctly.

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Re: Advice please, Which Hilleberg?
« Reply #6 on: 17:13:27, 06/04/19 »
I had a look at the Niak, curiosity got the better of me, and I am struck by how similar it is to the £340 TrekkerTent Saor, which is a slightly smaller one man 4 season tent weighing in at 1.25kg. A tent that I have had my eye on.

I know which one I would go for.

http://www.trekkertent.com/home/home/35-saor.html#/colour-green_40d_silnylon

Owen has a different model made by TrekkerTent, if I recall correctly.
Thanks, Iíll have a look. Just the sort of information Iím after.

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Re: Advice please, Which Hilleberg?
« Reply #7 on: 17:16:34, 06/04/19 »
I have to laugh at the Hilleberg prices - £43 for a set of 10 Y extruded alloy tent pegs (I paid £4 for 6 exactly the same in Millets), and £12 for a set of 10 plastic guy line runners (I bought what looks like exactly the same thing from ebay for £1.66). Rip off, in my opinion.

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Re: Advice please, Which Hilleberg?
« Reply #8 on: 17:20:54, 06/04/19 »
Thanks, Iíll have a look. Just the sort of information Iím after.



I've just noticed that the Saor tent is subject to design change. I believe that TrekkerTent are a one man band, and that the tents are made to order. I particularly like this line on their website - "Trekkertent will work directly with customers to tailor these products to a specific fit or functional requirement." Why not get in touch?

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Re: Advice please, Which Hilleberg?
« Reply #9 on: 20:14:10, 06/04/19 »


http://www.trekkertent.com/home/home/35-saor.html#/colour-green_40d_silnylon

Owen has a different model made by TrekkerTent, if I recall correctly.


I have the Phreeranger, very well made, up to similar standards to Hilleberg tents. I'm happy to use it year round. I also have both the summer and winter inner tents. The summer one has mesh sides, the ground sheet is made of a very shiny silnylon. The winter inner has solid sides and a Matt finish ground sheet. Weighs 1250g summer and 1300g winter.

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Re: Advice please, Which Hilleberg?
« Reply #10 on: 20:55:33, 06/04/19 »

I have the Phreeranger, very well made, up to similar standards to Hilleberg tents. I'm happy to use it year round. I also have both the summer and winter inner tents. The summer one has mesh sides, the ground sheet is made of a very shiny silnylon. The winter inner has solid sides and a Matt finish ground sheet. Weighs 1250g summer and 1300g winter.
Thanks, Iíd never even heard of them.
Just been on their website and had a look and will now do a bit more research.


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Re: Advice please, Which Hilleberg?
« Reply #11 on: 21:08:09, 06/04/19 »
Weighs 1250g summer and 1300g winter.



So little difference between the two!

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Re: Advice please, Which Hilleberg?
« Reply #12 on: 21:20:54, 06/04/19 »
You just have to watch the lead time, order it well in advance of when you want it.

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Re: Advice please, Which Hilleberg?
« Reply #13 on: 00:34:10, 07/04/19 »
I note a number of adverse comments on the Hilleberg, and wonder how many of the originators actually have one?   I hadn't commented because I don't have any of the models that the OP listed, but I do have the Nallo 2 and have been using it for most of this century.  It's a great tent, but the prices have really rocketed since I got mine, in fact the Nallo 2 is now more than double what I paid.   I'm sure that some of the other tents mentioned are good tents and may suit the OP's requirements, but ease off on the negative comments if you've never owned a Hilleberg.

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Re: Advice please, Which Hilleberg?
« Reply #14 on: 08:07:32, 07/04/19 »
I note a number of adverse comments on the Hilleberg, and wonder how many of the originators actually have one?

My only negativity is about their ridiculous prices, Snowman. I'm sure that they are great tents.

Would you pay £43 for a set of 10 aluminium tent pegs that could be had from China for £3.81 ?
They probably even came from the same factory.
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