So I've almost completely decided to go with a Hilleberg as my next tent. I'll be spending a great deal of time in China and Mongolia this year, including the Gobi Desert. Additionally, next year I'll see a lot of time in Alaska and North Dakota. What I'm looking for is a free-standing solo tent(or 2p sized, but used as solo) that can take whatever I throw at it. After 4 days glued to the computer, I'm leaning heavy towards a Hilleberg. I wish the Unna or Soulo were lighter, but under 5lbs isn't the end of the world.
I think the Soulo is very aesthetically pleasing and extremely strong, but perhaps it's lacking in space? I don't like the tent to be touching me on both sides of my shoulders. Also, I really don't care for the vestibule...I have hardly ever used one, I generally sleep with my gear on the inside. As far as the Unna goes I don't see it being as capable in windy and snowy conditions, compared to the soulo. How well does the Unna hold up to snow? Is the Unna significantly larger inside, how does it handle wind? While I think the Soulo looks better and somewhat stronger, I think I might be happier with the room offered by the Unna. I just want to know will the Unna stand up to harsh conditions nearly as well as the akto and soulo do? Do you think the full door of the Unna will keep the tent cooler during the summer months? I like my views/sights as well, which seems to be another selling point of the Unna, but the soulo just looks so dang good. Haha.
I'm really looking for a high quality tent. I hiked the AT with a TT contrail and just didn't like it. I want to switch to a tent that I can be comfortable in and satisfied with on extended trips, I also need the materials to be super durable.
Thanks in advance everybody!