The Nallo 2 GT tent from Hilleberg is a light weight, all season, strong expedition
two person tent with a large vestibule. There is a flap access on both sides so
that you can open the tent on the wind shade side.
Hilleberg Nallo 2 GT tent with ground sheet
Purchased September 2008
There is much to admire about the Nallo 2 GT; it is quick and easy to set up in
any weather, completely waterproof, stands strong in heavy storms, is light and
compact and is extermly well made. We can store all of our kit in the large vestibule which is
great as we prefer to have everything tucked in at night but we don't have to worry
about dragging wet kit into the inner tent. The dark green colour camouflages us
when we wild camp. Theoretically the vestibule can also be used for cooking in rainy
weather, but we are not so keen to cook within the tent for safety reasons.
Pitching the Nallo 2 GT is a dream and easily done with just one person. Having the inner
and outer shells attached is great when it's raining but you can easily remove the
outer shell for cleaning. A few times we have had to camp on concrete, and as the
tent is not free standing it required a bit of improvising. This would have been
much easier with a free standing tent so consider your destination when choosing
There are nice features inside the tent like the clothes line running down the length,
which is also useful to hang head lamps, and deep side pockets help stow small odds
and ends away.
We bought a ground sheet from Hilleberg, which we consider essential as it keeps
the tent clean and stops sharp objects from piercing the tent floor. Of course a
cheap home made ground sheet could also do that job, though it may not be as small
When we first used our Hilleberg Nallo 2 GT tent in the UK, we had a reasonable
amount of condensation on the inside of the outer tent every morning due to the
damp, cool climate. However, as soon as we left the UK and camped in Europe and
the Middle East, we never had this problem anymore. Over time the tent fabric seems
to have shrunk a little, maybe through repeatedly getting wet and dry again. The
poles still fit, but it is a bit more of a struggle to get them in.
The pegs provided by Hilleberg were poor quality and easily bent. A disappointment
for such a great quality expedition tent. After about 6 months of frequent use,
and despite us cleaning the tent and zippers regularly, some of the zippers are
starting to become sticky. When we contacted Hilleberg, they suggested
to replace the runner but conceded that the zippers would eventually fail and we
would have to get them replaced. There was no advice on how we got about this and
we were hoping for a longer service life than 6 months from the Nallo 2 GT, even though it was regular
- Light weight
- Strong fabric on both inner and outer shells.
- Dark green colour is good for wild camping
- Quick and easy to pitch
- Large vestibule area to store kit
- Water proof (we were submerged in water once and it saved our kit)
- Holds up extremly well in adverse weather conditions
- Poor quality pegs supplied (they bend easily)
- Condensation issues when camping in damp UK climate, but no problems in other regions
- Tent seems to have shrunk over time, possibly to do with washing in warm water?
- Not free standing (can be done but requires improvisation)
- Zippers sticky after 6 months of frequent use
- No patches supplied with purchase
- Care manual is light on in the content department
- For a high end tent we were hoping customer support could be more…supporting!
28th March 2011
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