Hilleberg – Nallo 2 review
Thought I’d give you the rundown on what I think of the Hilleberg Nallo 2.
After using this tent in varied conditions from heavy rain to high winds I feel I’m ready to shed my thoughts.
The Nallo 2 offers a very spacious, total weather protection in extremely wet environments, plus the convenience of small packed size and a large interior for two at a relatively low weight.
It’s from the Hilleberg red label so as expected it feels extremely strong and durable. The Nallo 2 is a true tunnel tent with the rear hoop slightly smaller in height which means a far superior head height than most other tunnel tents. To shed as much weight as possible the back of the tent where the rear vent is sloping down. This reduces the amount of fabric used as opposed to the back of the tent being straight at the back. Pretty clever.
A full nylon interior does a great job of blocking wind and trapping a bit of body heat, but still allows for a good amount of airflow thanks to the massive air vent on the front and a ventable foot box. I have yet to experience condensation.
An internal tensioning line allows users to adjust tautness after a storm has loosened up the tent fabrics without leaving the tent. Using the line as a clothesline works as long as it’s not overloaded as this makes the tent dip.
The included gear pockets are small and limited in their use, essentially negating their own purpose which is a shame. In an expedition tent like this, I would have expected more storage options.
The Nallo uses 9 mm DAC Featherlite NSL poles, which are easily some of the best available on the market today. The Nallo is capable of handling powerful winds but I think would struggle in heavy snow loads. (Yet to be tested in the snow)
This tent is not cheap and is certainly on the more expensive side compared to other tents. But for an expedition tent, the price can be justified.
PROS- Spacious and strong for its weight.
– Outer and inner pitch together.
– Top of the range DAC poles and Kerlon fabric
– Easy to erect
– Extremely good in high winds.
– Tricky to set up on the rocky ground.
– Needs a larger area to pitch.
– Limited mesh pockets for storage.