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Gear Details: Tents

Keron 3 GT

Manufacturer: Hilleberg the Tentmaker

SKU: 010611

Product Details:
Product Year2008
Usage:Mountaineering/High Altitude
Shape:dome/hoop
Freestanding:
Single Wall:
Capacity:3
Number of Poles:4
Pole Material:high-strength aluminum
Diameter of Poles (mm):10.25
Floor Space (square feet):36.6
Tarp:
Layout:rectangular
Length (inches):87
Width (inches):64
Nonstandard Shape:
Interior Height (inches):42
Vestibule Type:standard
Vestibule Front Area (square feet):30.1
Vestibule Back Area (square feet):14
Weight (lbs, oz): 9,11
Price:$835


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I put one of these in service in the Mojave Desert at 3200 feet, in the summer of 2007. In about four weeks, the fabric was utterly destroyed. I sent it back to Hilleberg, and they replaced it with a green GT4, which was nice of them. However, when you have a product that is advertised for high altitude (which to me means 8000 and above), and the UV at only 3200 hits it so bad, you need to rethink your materials, or explicitly advise people that a base camp tent will also need a tarp to fly over it. Either that, or take it partially down. This tent design did OK in extremely hot weather (115F) and was nice in every respect, but the fabric failure really switched me off.
Posted by Tenpa, Sep 17, 2009 Star Star Star

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