Hilleberg the Tentmaker Tarp 20 UL

An alpine tent that's light, compact, and brawny enough for storms.
Price $335.00

Specs

Shape Other
Free Standing
Capacity 4
Pole Material not applicable

 

Length (inches) 172
Width (inches) 172
Vestibule Type none
Weight 2 lbs, 15 oz

VERDICT

Light, compact, and brawny enough for alpine storms, the Anjan is a killer choice for weight-conscious trios (or space-greedy duos) who don’t flee tough conditions. The non-freestanding tunnel tent withstood three inches of wet snow in Roosevelt National Forest thanks to a low, aerodynamic shape and four guyout points (each anchored at two points on the fly). The 14-sq.-ft. vestibule holds plenty of gear while still allowing room for scooting in and out. Bummers: The price is steep (partly due to Hilleberg’s ultradurable, ultralight Kerlon fabric), and venting is limited if weather prevents you from pitching it with the vestibule doors rolled back.

BEST FOR

Harsh-weather campers looking to save weight without giving up space or stability

TESTER DATA

> Rachel Zurer (other tester: Jonathan Dorn)

> Duration March to April

> Locales/conditions UT, AZ, CO; 20℉ to 60℉; snow, rain, gusts up to 20 mph

> “Width and headroom is tight, but length is luxe. I’m 6’6” and had ample room at my feet for storage.”

THE SPECS

> Weight 3 lbs. 15 oz.

> Price $598

> Sizes 36.6 square feet

> Infohilleberg.com


The most basic shelter solution: lightweight, simple, and adaptable. Can be pitched using trekking poles, oars, sticks, etc.