> Far too expensive when there are lighter, cheaper, high performance 3 season tents from other manufacturers.
A couple of comments:
* Those who have Hilleberg tents don't seem to think they are all that expensive.
* Corresponding NZ Macpac tents are about the same price, and they also sell quite well.
* Perhaps you would care to name other brands which are of comparable quality for extreme mountain weather?
Yes, there are many other brands of so-called 4-season tents. I know most of them. Imho most of them are really designed for sheltered locations in mild weather. Oh sure, their marketing spin may claim otherwise, but that's to be expected.
When the brown ring starts going past at 100+ kph, then you find out the difference between a genuine mountain tent and a cheap mass-market tent.