Ultralight Outdoor Gear Awards 2023

Posted by Andy Neil on Dec 22, 2023

2023 was an excellent year for new ultralight equipment and clothing, and we wanted to highlight some of our favourite gear that hit the market this year. Some pieces, like the Montbell Plasma 1000, pushed the limits of what it means to be ultralight even further. Others, like the Nemo Tensor Extreme Conditions sleeping pad, showed real innovation by raising their R-value to an industry-leading 8. …
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Andy’s 2023 TGO Kit List

Posted by Andy Neil on May 09, 2023

May means one thing here in the Ultralight office, The Great Outdoors Challenge, or the TGO for short. We are incredibly proud to be a sponsor of this communal coast-to-coast crossing of Scotland. Three of our team, Danny, Chris and myself, are participating in this year’s TGO, so I thought I’d give you an insight into what’s in my pack and some of the gear I’ll be taking for this year’s chal …
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The Ultimate Guide to Ultralight Tents

Posted by Andy Neil on Feb 14, 2023

Choosing a lightweight tent can be difficult given the wide range available; we have a wide variety of tents, and we want to ensure you get the right tent for whatever adventures you have. So here are some of the things to consider when you are in the market for a new tent. Here at Ultralight outdoor gear, we weigh every tent ourselves; the manufacturer’s weight can sometimes be inaccu …
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Anaris Tent Review - “The tent's most impressive feature is the 50 Denier Nylon bathtub and floor, which is incredibly rugged”

Posted by Andy Neil on Nov 07, 2022

Combining the packability and lightweight design of a trekking pole tent with the durability and shear polish of a Hilleberg, the Anaris is a dream tent to some, myself included. I was an early adopter of the Anaris when it launched in 2020, and already familiar with  Hilleberg tents as, at the time, I was using a Soulo, so I could already attest to their craftsmanship. I had als …
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Hilleberg Soulo Review - “Other manufacturers should take note ”

Posted by Trek Scotland on Sep 15, 2022

The Hilleberg Soulo is well known for being a tough dependable tent able to withstand harsh weather conditions throughout all seasons. Although the Soulo has been around for quite a while now this is our first time using this shelter. Weight and the obviously high price tag have always been a reason for us to choose elsewhere. Although, from what we have been told from those who o …
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Hilleberg Tent Care Guide

Posted by Andy Neil & Hilleberg on Jul 25, 2022

Hilleberg tents are the pinnacle of durability and performance and are designed to last a lifetime. Our customer service team and the experts over at Hilleberg have put their heads together to come up with some tips to help you care for your tent. Make sure it’s dry The first and most important, and we all know this, but it happens all the time anyway: never put your tent away wet. …
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Hilleberg - Red Category Tents

Oct 28, 2019

Red Label tents are built for both short and longer trips in generally less demanding conditions in all seasons, such as less exposed mountain terrain, forests in both winter and summer, and the like, but where you still may encounter severe situations. Their emphasis on lighter weight makes them less than ideal for harsh environments and extended adventures in demanding conditions. They are, howe …
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Technology Page - The Hilleberg Principles

Oct 14, 2019

The Hilleberg PrinciplesHilleberg build tents and backcountry shelters. That’s all we do, and from our first tent in 1973, we have been driven by a single, simple point of reference: define the capabilities of the tent or shelter we envision, then build it with the most advantageous balance of six essential principles for its desired performance. We believe this method of design and construction y …
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Hilleberg - Yellow Category Tents

Oct 14, 2019

We engineer our Yellow Label tents principally to be lightweight. Intended for use in warmer climates and in snow-free conditions, these models have inner tents with large mesh panels which cannot be covered, and shorter outer tent walls. This ensures they have superb warm-weather venting, but can also make them feel cold in cooler conditions. Yellow Label models are perfect for long or short trip …
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Technology Page - Details that make a difference

Jun 10, 2019

The Hilleberg difference is in the detailsMost people go adventuring in the outdoors to be outdoors – hiking, climbing, paddling and the like – not to sit in a tent! Thus, the most important thing your tent can do is afford lightweight, utterly reliable protection when the weather turns bad and you do have to be “inside.” For our Yellow Label, 3 season tents, it might be the intense summer rain sq …
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Hilleberg Information Page

May 13, 2019

The Hilleberg StoryHilleberg is a well established tent manufacturer, renowned for quality and durability across the world. Here at Ultralight Outdoor Gear we have had the pleasure of selling and reviewing Hilleberg tents for a few years now and we have expanded the range of tents we stock each year. Hilleberg have been producing tents for well over 40 years now and their history and heritage is a …
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