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Hilleberg Nallo 3GT 2005

in Shelters - Double Wall Tents

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3.33 / 5 (3 reviews)


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Peter Surna
( PedroArvy )

Locale:
Melbourne
Hilleberg Nallo 3GT 2005 on 01/08/2007 16:28:40 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 3 / 5

I bought this tent in 2005 for really wet windy weather for 2 above the tree line.

Pros:

- Massive size for the weight of 2.75kg

- Huge vestibule, I have never seen a bigger vestibule on a tent

- A lot of room inside

- Easy to pitch

Cons:

- Ventilation is relatively poor on this model. You can pitch the rear centre of the fly a little higher than ground level and there is a large vent near the door but it doesn't create a good air flow. A lot of condensation can occur on a still night. The current model is slightly different and looks a little better to me.

- Like any tunnel, it can get noisy no matter how tight you pitch it. I added guys at either end of the tent to keep the roof taught in high winds which helps a lot. It can structurally withstand high winds though.

- Roof likely to accumulate snow in low winds and high snow fall.

- End of the inner is quite sloped which means the end of your sleeping bag gets wet if it touches the end. I am 5'10" and this does sometimes happen.

- Even though the vestibule is HUGE, I am often waiting for my tent partner to get organised in there and get himself into the inner before I can unload.

Bottom line:

- If you are considering this type of tent, go for the Kaitum instead, better ventilation and more practical with two smaller vestibules.

- If you want a quiet tent above the tree line in high winds, go for a 4 pole tent.

- I am going to try a Hex 3 with ultralite bivy bags next and take a real 4 season tent above the tree line in snow.

- If the rear of my sleeping bag didn't consistently touch the end wall I'd give it 3.5

- And if the ventilation improved I'd give it 4 - 4.5

- And if it was quiet in the wind I might consider a 5.

Note:

As the reviewer below says, this is really a spacious 2 man tent. With three, you would be up against the wet walls all night if it was raining a lot.

Edited by PedroArvy on 03/12/2008 17:28:48 MDT.

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stephen cooper
( steve71ni )
Good size to weight ratio on 03/12/2008 16:45:16 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 3 / 5

Very spacious inside and particularly in the vestibule for the overall weight of the tent. I found problems with condensation and with the zip on the flysheet which was difficult with the guys tensioned up. Also dont like the side access which always leaves one of the party waiting on the other to get sorted and out of the way. But having said all that very comfortable and spacious for 2 not so sure if I would like to have 3 in it.

Dr Andrew Allan
( mathouramedical )

Locale:
Melbourne
Hilleberg Nallo 3GT on 03/29/2008 04:20:48 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

Yep, I agree it's a small tent with 3 - even when sharing with 2 children. However with 2, it is great - plenty of room, especially for storing gear. Great for ski touring, when you can dig down a bit in the vestibule to make some more room for sitting around. It does sit quite low though, which I have found frustrating. It has been stable in high winds in the snow in Australia, however I haven't had any significant snow fall on it yet. I suspect there might be some sagging. Given it's weight, and versatility in how it's pitched , it is a huge improvement on my previous tent, and I love it.

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