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Hilleberg Nallo 2

in Shelters - Double Wall Tents

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5.00 / 5 (3 reviews)


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Andy Howell
( ecotrend )
Hilleberg Nallo 2 on 01/05/2006 11:23:27 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

The Nallo is a twin skin tent manufactured by the Swedish company Hilleberg. While not an ultra light tent, the Nallo comes in at just over 2 kilograms. Split the weigt between two trekkers and you have an acceptable package.

The Nallo is a two pole tunnel tent, the rear pole being shorter than the front pole which gives a slightly tapered shape to the tent.

As a tunnel tent the Nallo is very spacious. The inner tent has bags of room and the porch is very spacious, easily enough room to get house two big packs without obscuring entry.

The Nallo is as tough as they come. I've had mine in some very cold conditions and it regularly stands up to gale force winds without any problem. The tent flaps around a bit but the outer fabric seems to be almost indestructible. Tensioning straps on pole sleeves help create stability even when the wind is hitting the tent sideways on.

The Nallo is not the cheapest tent around but it is certainly of the very best quality. And it is not that heavy compared to even tarps when you add in the weight of a sown in bathtub floor.

For winter and buggy conditions I don't even have to think about reaching for this tent

Price comparison from GearBuyer: Hilleberg Nallo 2 priced at: $579.95 - $625.00
Derek Goffin
( Derekoak )

Locale:
North of England
reasonably light roomy 2 person on 02/25/2008 09:15:46 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

Nallo weight 2.2kg I have reduced this to 2.05 by trimming guys and tags and using light titanium stakes. The Nallo easily has room for 2 full length x 50cm mats, you can tuck clothes bags in a strip down both sides to keep the sleepimg bags away from the inner walls. There is room for food bags below the foot in the inner. A 5'9" person can sit up easily. Bathtub upstand 75mm. I have woken up in a puddle and not been wet. Large porch at one end. It is best to face the foot into the wind, this may cause a conflict if you like your head to be uphill. 5 guys at the bottom of the fly, and 4 double storm guys. This tent is very solid unless the wind changes and starts coming from the side. The front Nallo hoop is reinforced by the inner door when it is zipped shut, so I predict the back hoop would fail first. This would take an extremely strong side wind much worse than I have enocountered
If a bit of extra weight is allowable this is a more comfortable tent than our alternative, the Terra Nova Laser 1.3kg small 2 person. Therefore when we go cycle camping, this is the tent of choice.
Is it the best for a fortnight of high level Scottish rain in May We are going to try the Terra Nova Laser to find out if you can save 750 gram. My concern is that in the worst case the Laser is too tight to be able to keep your bedding dry. If it is one of those years where it rains continuously you may slowly gets sodden, with no chance to dry out. This has not happened to me it may be that good technique would keep you dry. 750 grams less weight is however a big incentive.
The laser was successful on the challenge because the weather was so dry. Perhaps a better test at a later date

Edited by Derekoak on 05/26/2008 13:58:38 MDT.

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Robert Taylor
( Robtay )
Great on 05/23/2008 12:19:58 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

I'm sure everyone here knows how good hilleberg tents are. But is there a better 2 person 4 season tent with a good sized vestibule for under 2.1 kg then the nallo2? I dont think so, and until some new kind of material is invented i dont think there will be!

had 1 for 3 years (second hand) and on longer trips or with my dog this comes with me and i love it, home sweet home.

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