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Hilleberg Unna

in Shelters - Double Wall Tents

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Ken T.
( kthompson )

All up in there
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.

Happy in my new home away from home.

Comparing the Duo and Unna pitched

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

Massive cavern!

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.

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.

Tons of air space between the inner and outer.

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

Nice steep walls

That cheery yellow inner

Nice huge entrance

Looks roomy, but how roomy is it?

Here it is with a large Neoair and my Ohm

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

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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