Gear Reviews

Hilleberg the Tentmaker Rajd

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

Brand: Hilleberg the Tentmaker

Model: Rajd



2lbs. 7oz.


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.


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


> 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.”


> Weight 3 lbs. 15 oz.

> Price $598

> Sizes 36.6 square feet


Hiking poles, branches or the “Pole set for Rajd” is needed for setup. It can also be suspended from trees to be set up.