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ultra light tent

time to buy a new tent
two choice came to my attention.
Carbon Reflex 3 or Mutha hubba

I like ultra light tent and 3 people size , we are only two but confort is important for our RTW and since I am not too little the 2 person is not an option.

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As you're looking at top end tents bite the bullet and buy a Hillerberg nallo 3 GT and be done with it. I've got the 2 man and it just a superb bit of kit. You will need the footprint groundsheet to go with it, this gives you a floor in the vestibule and protection for the bottom of the tent. At close to £600 it may sound crazy but hey, you're only here once and you can't take that money with you! If you want more room then you need a tepi/laavu.
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I had a look at a video of the carbon 3 and the internal space looks very big but the porch/vestibule areas are tiny in comparison to the Hillerberg. One of the best parts of the design of the Nallo GT is the fact that you can spend time in and around the tent without going into the sleeping area during the day. There is enough room in the vestibule to store all of your gear and cook meals etc without having to open up the sleeping area and letting the bugs in. Tent design is a personal thing but I prefer tents that pitch inner and outer together as they go up in the rain a lot easier. The MSR is inner first and then the fly. The MSR tent is however free standing and this is one part of the Hillerberg design I don't like but once you've got it pitched it makes no difference I suppose.

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Nallo series is really lightweight.

I also opted for Nallo for our RTW trip, but ended up with Nammatj after more research. Nammatj basically is a stronger version of Nallo and thus slightly heavier and also more roomier.

We've pitched our Nammatj 3 well over 150 times on this RTW, it has seen extreme winds and rain, extremes of UV and we're surprised it's still good as new.

Note that previously we had medium price-range tent that basically disintegrated after around 80-90 times of pitching it. So having strong high-quality tent really matters if you plan to use it in a long term and Hilleberg really is worth the buck if you use it per its purpose IMHO.

Also Hilleberg has probably the World's best support if something goes wrong. I.e. we broke accidentially two of the poles (completely our fault). I contacted Hilleberg to buy new ones and they sent immediately new ones for free without questions asked! Hilleberg is basically a familiy business unlike many others who are just big cooperations that make tents as a separate sector-product and don't give a toss after you've bought it from them, so they really are personal with you in terms of tents and support.

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