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Old 04-11-2014, 10:25 AM
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Expedition Worthy Tent Options

I have been searching for a tent that fits all these parameters:

-Completely freestanding including vestibule(s)
-Pitches outer first so it can be put up in a storm
-2-man capacity with room for lots of gear
-Under 8lbs (4lbs a person)

So far I have only found the tent that has all these attributes to be the Hilleberg Allak.

In the interest of not spending an enormous amount of money, I figured I should check here to get some recommendations. Thus far I have had my mind set on a Hilleberg. And I have also considered the Nammatj 3, which is pretty much ideal because of the extra space and identical weight with stronger poles and fabric. Although I am worried I will be unable to get a good storm worthy pitch on rock slabs.
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Old 05-18-2014, 05:13 PM
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Hi CurlyFry

I’m looking for a winter, above treeline, snow camping tent and my criteria are similar to yours. One that has caught my eye is the Storsylen X-Trem 2+ tent by Helsport (the Norwegian rival to Hilleberg).

Pluses

Freestanding including vestibule
Pitches outer first
2 Man capacity with room for a reasonable amount of gear
Under 8 lbs total weight
Designed for harsh winter conditions (including snow flaps on fly)

Minuses

Price (probably no cheaper than Hilleberg)
Not sure if it is available from US retailers (there are UK and German retailers who will ship).

I want this tent, but I still need to save a few more $$ before I can pull the trigger. If anyone else can come up with similar tent(s) for less cost I'm interested.

Good luck with your search.
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Old 05-22-2014, 03:51 PM
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Thanks for the suggestion, looks like a really solid tent.

I am having trouble understanding the vestibule portion. Is the yellow part on the vestibule, the inner tent single wall? And is it coverable by the red fabric?

I also see that the sleeping style is side by side, where you must go over your partner to reach the exit. Not ideal.

Ive been liking Hillebergs tunnel tents more and more, and might go with a Nammatj 3 GT for my Denali trip.
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