Hilleberg Nallo 2 ($815)

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All-season

5 lbs. 5 oz.

86 x 43 in.

2P, 3P, 4P

An absolute tank in high winds.

Expensive and overkill for mild conditions.

To explore the backcountry during winter, or treks in remote areas such as Nepal or Peru You’ll likely need a step up in warmth and toughness from the 3 season tents that make up this list. Enter Hilleberg’s enthralling Nallo (Hilleberg calls it “all-season” which isn’t to make that claim lightly). With a tunnel-like design instead of a conventional dome design, it is the Nallo excels in high winds and heavy rain. Simply face the opposite end of the tent in an upward direction, put down the hatches, utilizing the numerous guylines, and rest in peace. We tried the Nallo during some incredibly harsh conditions over that Arctic Circle and came away very impressed by its strength.

The Achilles’ Achilles’ Nallo is its breathability. If you’re backpacking during warm conditions, it’s difficult to cool and could create serious condensation on the inside of the walls. This is why we’re huge supporters of the Nemo Kunai above, which features a canopy wall that can be unzipped to reveal the mesh that breathes. The Nallo’s other drawbacks are its high price and heavy construction and are nearly one pound heavier than the Kunai. Like the Nemo and the Kunai, the Hilleberg has only one door and vestibule. If you’re looking for more convenience you should check out the Allak 2 instead. It’s not a secret that the Hilleberg tents are costly however their incredibly high quality and durable conditions make them excellent selections for guides, adventurers, and those heading into harsh conditions