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Hilleberg Unna

in Shelters - Double Wall Tents

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Ken Thompson
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Behind the Redwood Curtain
Hilleberg Unna on 05/12/2012 14:15:50 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

I too have just joined the ranks of Hilleberg carriers. I bought an Unna for myself and my sometime canine companion.
Heavy compared to what a lot carry here sure. I slept like a rock in 60mph gusts in mine, so I'm sold on the extra weight at times.

Had a Duomid for a couple of years. Great shelter, but not quite long enough for me at 6'3".

I knew I wanted something that would last me for quite a while. Needed to be long. Side entry for those long legs and views.

Funny I do not miss not having a vestibule. Got use to having everything in with me in the mid. Bears abound here so cooking in the tent is not a good idea anyway.

The Unna without the inner is absolutely huge. Easily get two in there with their gear. Has more usable width 2 feet off the ground than the Duomid did too, so a nice roomy interior.

I have some lighter weight poles from a dome tent I owned decades ago that I am going to make a set for the Unna to save some weight for not so terrible weather trips.

A well thought out feature set for my use. Freestanding is a nice convenience as well. Can shake the tent out in the morning.

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Happy in my new home away from home.

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Comparing the Duo and Unna pitched

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The two packed. The Unna when packed outer only is of comparable size to the mid.

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Massive cavern!

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Plenty of room between the inner and outer to place your shoes. And they stay dry. The toggles are very easy and fast to use.

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The outer goes tight against the ground if needed. Blocking all wind. The night with high winds I noticed no discernible air movement in the tent. Blissfully calm.

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Tons of air space between the inner and outer.

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Totally out in the open in 40mph+ winds.

Hoping to get much more use out it in the future. My first tent in over 10 years. Been using a hammock or tarp and bivy.
Both are great options for times when you don't need a tent. I wanted a private space that was out of the wind. Easy and I mean it is really easy and fast to put up. That's always good. I just want in when I get to camp some nights.
Expensive, initially sure. Over the life of a properly cared for shelter, not so much. It was really hard to pul the trigger on spending so much on something just for me. A purchase that has begun to prove that it was a wise choice for me.

Oh yeah. I love the modularity of the design as well. I look forward to getting the mesh inner later. Good color too.

Here are some more pictures

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Nice steep walls

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That cheery yellow inner

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Nice huge entrance

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Looks roomy, but how roomy is it?

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Here it is with a large Neoair and my Ohm

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Without the inner I could easily fit two 25" wide pads in there.

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The vent at ground level in the rear is easy to operate. Can be deployed from inside when using outer only.

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