Bergans of Norway Fjellbu Dermizax

A sturdy shelter that's under five pounds.
Fjellbu Dermizax
Price $899.00

Specs

Free Standing
Capacity 4
Number of Poles 2
Diameter of Poles (mm) 8.8
Floor Space (sq ft) 48.4

 

Length (inches) 94
Width (inches) 86
Interior Height (inches) 43
Vestibule Type standard
Vestibule Front Area (sq ft) 16
Vestibule Back Area (sq ft) 16
Weight 9 lbs, 11 oz

[large and light]

Generally, the bigger the tent, the heavier it is—but the double-wall Anjan provides a trio’s worth of sturdy shelter for less than five pounds. The trick? Weight-saving design (it’s a nonfreestanding hoop tent with one giant front door) and materials (Kerlon 1000 fabric, a ripstop nylon that’s strong, light—and pricey). Its 37-square-foot floor and soaring, 42-inch ceiling create sufficient space and headroom for three. And its cavernous 32-square-foot vestibule provides beaucoup space for an expedition’s worth of wet stuff.

Since the tent and fly stay clipped together during setup, it pitches easily—and keeps the interior dry. On British Columbia’s storm-lashed Haida Gwaii, says one tester, “We holed up in there for several hours at one point, waiting out a relentless rain, and stayed totally dry.” Winds notching 25 mph caused the fabric to ripple slightly—but the poles and structure held solid. Ventilation is adequate, though during extended rain, condensation in the corners dampened testers’ sleeping bags. But in fair weather, the fly’s foot end rolls up to facilitate cross-breezes. Tradeoff: The large footprint makes it hard to squeeze into tiny sites. $725; 4 lbs. 10 oz.; hilleberg.com

The tents is made from ripstop polyester with Dermizaxâ„¢. A breathing single wall avoids condensation build up yielding a dry indoor climate. Achieved water-column pressure is 20,000 mm. A mesh fabric is laminated to the inside of the Dermizaxâ„¢ membrane. This make the tents especially suited for winter use because moisture (e.g. your breath) will freeze to the mesh and not fall as snow. When the stove is lit and generates heat, the white frost will evaporate through the Dermizaxâ„¢ layer leaving a dry inside. It is designed for mountaineering and expedition use.

* Single wall tent in Dermizaxâ„¢
* Ventilation openings high and low at both ends
* Entrances at both ends with a storage room at one end
* Velcro flap in floor for placing the stove directly on the ground, helps avoid interior spillage
* Storm flaps and large stake loops
* Exterior stay channels with individual tensioners
* Compression storage bag in superlight fabric

Persons: 3 - 4 Men
Sleeping area: WxLxH 220 x 235 x 110 cm / (87 x 93 x 43”)
Sleeping area: 4,5 m² (49 sq. ft.)
Water col. floor: 5 000 mm
Water col. rainfly: 20 000 mm
Weight: 4.1 kg* / 9 lb 4 oz