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Testimonials


April 11th, 2017

Hi team Hilleberg, I just wanted to share a bit of a story with you. When I was a teenager (13-15), I spent most of my summer school holidays in Sweden, Norway and the Swiss/French/Italian Alps. My brother who is 9 years older than me took me with him and we spent up to the full 6 weeks hiking, just with backpack by foot. At the time, I bought a Hilleberg tent – I believe it was the Nallo 2 (the label has faded, cannot read it any more) – because it was light and I was told it was great quality. It was not cheap but I decided to go for it. Now, 30 years later, I still have it. I am now 43. I recently lent it to my son who was devastated when a tent pole broke. I repaired it with the spare pole. Now all is fixed and as new again. All seams are intact, no rips or holes, all zips are still working, all ropes are still intact, absolutely nothing wrong with it and every piece is original. It’s almost like on day one, just the tent base is somewhat discoloured from some mouldiness. It’s absolutely amazing, considering I was carrying it through Norway, Sweden, and the Alps for a few years and then along other tramps and finally through New Zealand, where we moved to 12 years ago. After I fixed the pole, I put it up in our garden. Photo attached. Thanks, Ingo Ratsdorf


April 7th, 2017

Hello! I wanted to share a few photos from a two-night stay at Paradise on Mt. Rainier last weekend. I continue to be impressed by the ease of pitching the Soulo every time I use it. The trip was great with a little bit of everything thrown in beginning with being totally socked in on Saturday to looking like a Game of Thrones set from north of the Wall Sunday morning and then waking up Monday to a clear blue sky. I didn't see it but there were fox tracks leading up to and away from my tent in the fresh snow Monday morning. Thanks! Bill Hinsee


March 28th, 2017

Hi Hilleberg, I wanted to share a photo from our latest adventure.  My wife took this evening picture with our trusty Allak. We were doing some early season backpacking in Assateague National Seashore, Maryland, USA. We loved the Allak on this trip. The weather was pretty variable, and the winds kicked up on the beach overnight.  The Allak stood strong while others were noisily flapping away. It's amazing the peace-of-mind that this solid tent gave us. It let us focus on getting these amazing shots! Thanks Hilleberg, -Zak


February 7th, 2017

Dear Hilleberg Team, We thought you might like this picture we took a couple of weeks ago. We had been travelling across South America with our bicycles since last October. On one of our crossings from Argentina to Chile, we met Seb, another bicycle traveller. We first discovered that we had the same brand of stove. Later we noticed that we had the same tent - same brand, same model, except that he had the 2 person version whereas we have the 3 person one. So we got the chance of taking a picture of these two "siblings" in front of volcano Osorno! Best regards and thanks for making these excellent tents! Eva and Miguel Travellers at www.nextstopwhere.com


January 31st, 2017

Hello, Many thanks for the new catalog, which is the all-time best! I love the photographs — and the descriptions — they make me (even in this rain and wind) want to go to the desert and pitch my latest favorite, the Unna. People don't know ANYTHING about tents until they try to get one up in a full-on storm; that's when the vote goes your way! Thanks again, Tom


January 27th, 2017

Hello, I just set up my Unna. Fantastic! Thank you. I look forward to using it on my 7 day Iceland backpacking trip this summer. The last time I used the Unna in winter was in New York last year. I have a Staika as well for the trips where I want to share sleeping space. The last few times I used Staika was on Wheeler Peak (highest mountain in New Mexico) in May 2016. I spread my Dad’s ashes on the summit during that trip. Then in June 2016 I used it for 8 days on the Emmons Glacier of Mt. Rainier. It snowed everyday! I attached a few photos of the tents in the field. Eric


January 23rd, 2017

Good Evening, Just thought I would share another picture from our recent trip to Kodiak Island. On this hunt we were camped at 1,700 ft which is well above any tree line on Kodiak. We were hit with an early snow storm, which only lasted a couple of days. We rode it out warm and dry in our Nammatj 3 GT. Loved the vestibule and the full cove footprint too! This is our 1st Hilleberg tent but we’ve bought several more since then. Thank You once again for making a great tent. Louis and Mrs. Ruth Cusack


December 12th, 2016

Hi Hilleberg, My Unna is one of the best pieces of equipment I've ever used. I camped in a large campground that was very full during a two-month long car trip. Late one of the nights a very powerful storm that sounded like a train pounded my Unna with the toughest weather I've ever seen a tent take. Not knowing how truly bad it was at the time, I slept through the storm only to wake up to devastation on a grand scale. When I peeked out of the Unna that morning I could see hundreds of people huddled together in and under any structure strong enough to withstand the heavy squall. I thought to myself it couldn't have been that bad until I saw that I was truly the only tent left standing. Equipment of all sorts, more and less costly were hanging in trees and floating on the nearby lake. I went to pack up and literally did a presentation on all the benefits of Hilleberg equipment to a very large campground of cold, wet and scared people. Hopefully you added some customers. I was very proud of Hilleberg and I wish there was a way I could make a living doing this as I enjoyed it so very much. I look forward to the new catalog. Thank you for making such a trustworthy shelter. Marion Axler


December 1st, 2016

Hello, I purchased the Saivo a few weeks back and had an opportunity to go up in the mountains in northern Arizona. Set up was extremely fast and easy. I was not expecting it but that evening there was a major storm and downpour with 35 to 40 mile an hour winds. I had the Saivo all pegged down and guided out. The water stayed out and it was completely dry inside.  I was really surprised that there was absolutely zero condensation on the inside. The Saivo stayed in place and it handled the wind with no problem About as perfect as you can get for three people! Leon H Ritchie


November 21st, 2016

Hello, Just started my backpacking trip through South America. Here with my Unna in the Cordon del Plata range in the Argentinian Andes. I wanted a solid 4 season tent that was lightweight, fast pitching, didn't feel like a coffin, and most of all could handle the mercurial climate changes - desert, dust, sun, wind, freezing rain, snow. I compared lots of different models from other manufacturers but the real tipping factor in going with Hilleberg was the simultaneous pitching of the inner and outer. No tent is as easy to set up! Which is nice after a long day in poor weather. And the Unna is so spacious I feel like a queen in it by myself. Excited to see where we go next. Ariya Watty


October 26th, 2016

Thanks for making great tents. Shot of my Nammatj 2 this past weekend in the Dolly Sods Wilderness area in West Virginia. Proud Hilleberg owner, Jack Barker


October 20th, 2016

Hi Hilleberg team, I recently had a bike trip around Russia, Mongolia and central Asia. I used the Unna model to go there. I ended up very happy with the tent. Nukeproof solid, light and big enough to keep all gear inside. Please continue the efforts on the quality tents and production in Europe. Thanks Thomas.


October 10th, 2016

Hello Hilleberg Crew, We have covered over 10,000 miles since 15 July 2016 when we rode out of Alaska on our around the world humanitarian motorcycle expedition. Since leaving Alaska we have used a Hilleberg Keron 3 GT Black Label tent. Lana and I have spent a great deal of time living in tents, up to three (3) years at one time, and in some very remote areas, especially in the Alaska bush.  We can say without any reservation that the Keron 3 GT Black Label is the finest tent we have every used in its size range.  It is truly a work of art and engineering, obviously made by people that have used tents a great deal. With all other small tents, the rain fly is put on AFTER the tent is pitched, meanwhile in a rain storm the inside of the tent is getting soaking wet.  We have experienced this more times than I care to remember! However, the Keron 3 GT is far different.  The feature that we appreciate the most is the fact that the rain fly in an integral part of the tent and pitches at the same time as the tent, keeping the inside of the tent nice and dry!  We have pitched this tent and taken it down in the pouring rain on many occasions and the inside always stays dry…….  Thank you Hilleberg for this outstanding feature! We have been living in this tent for over three and a half months now and it is holding up very well.  We have had a lot of people ask us about it, as it looks nothing like what they are used to seeing….and we have highly recommended it to everyone.  It comes with excellent quality tent stakes, is very easy and quick to pitch even in the dark with no flashlight, and has very rugged poles. The Bottom Line:  It is the very best tent that we have ever used in its size class. No other tent even comes close to it, NONE!! Kind Regards, Randy McKinney, DHM Travessilla Expedition


September 20th, 2016

Hi Tentmakers, Last night under the full moon, I enjoyed staying in one of your Allaks. Your Allak is just fantastic! Here it is located near a small lake at 1100 meter in the Ybbstaler Alpen, Lower Austria. The mountain that you see in the background is Dürrnstein some 1900 meters high. Best wishes from Austria Helge