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Norrland

Ultralighter
Hilleberg Anaris reviewed by Townsend...


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First design of its kind...
To be fair to hilleberg they are just rejuvenating a tent they had in their lineup before. But I agree it's one of many now. Fair weather design with storm worthy fabrics.

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Or the "Rajd"

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tom

Thru Hiker
Salewa tents now available in the UK https://mailchi.mp/needlesports/new-mid-priced-tents-from-salewa?e=2084a8ce54

Salewa is a well established (20 years or more) small company in the Italian Dolomiti specialising in alpine mountaineering kit. They have their own shops in that part of the Alps and make top quality kit (quality wise, a step up from Montura or Camp products). I've not ever tried any of their tents but they will be bomb proof... We've had various backpacks, via ferrata, and other kit from them over the years and nothing has ever let us down.
 

Jim_Parkin

Trail Blazer
Is that a separate sleeping bag or is that integrated into that?

Ah it's integrated.

Not too sure I'd be happy at +25C in that.
 
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tarptent

Section Hiker
Talking about heading to hell...I spent last night on Pen Y Fan, in the Brecon Beacons, in 70mph winds and driving rain. The Jumper Home Mountain House 1.5P held up to it no problem, but I had pegs pull out on three occasions, which was pretty hairy, and very inconvenient, as then had to get my dry gear off, don my waterproofs again and head out into the storm to re peg it down again...Also didn't have as many pegs as I wanted. I took 12 but could have done with 14-15, to fit additional guy lines.
Next time I will take better pegs for wild camping on mountains.
My pillow managed to blow out the door when I was outside and I didn't realise till I was getting back into my sleeping bag...AAAAAARGH! Now I had to don my waterproofs again and head back outside!...It took me 15 minutes to find it...It had blown 25 metres up hill, and it was now completely soaking wet. I also lost 1 Zpacks DCF tent pole bag and 1 tent peg, to the wind. The bag probably blew away at the same time as the pillow, but being much lighter it would have been blown over the crest and down the other side of the mountain. The peg I lost was the last one left in the ground as I was going round the tent taking the pegs out of the ground when trying to pack it away, and while trying to hold my tent from blowing away while a long and strong gust was trying to blow it away from me the peg suddenly ripped out of the ground and it was launched into oblivion, never to be seen again.
Apart from that, it was great.
It also gave me the perfect conditions to test my new OMM Core Hoody, and my new waterproofs (a Rab Phantom and Marmot Bantamweight trousers). All worked perfectly. With the Core Hoody on as a mid layer I never felt cold, and the Rab and Marmot kept me feeling dry and comfortable in the storm at all times, just as I expected them to.
Loving my new Toaks Light 650ml pot too...Despite being the same diameter as my Tomshoo 750ml pot, but being almost an inch shorter, it still manages to hold my gas canister, folding spork, shortened plastic spoon, BRS3000T stove, a Jet lighter and an MSR Spark ignitor! Water seems to boils faster in it than the Tomshoo, and the handles stay cool to the touch, so I can instantly remove it from the stove with no risk of burnt fingers.
 
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Jim_Parkin

Trail Blazer

Not new but never seen anything like these things before. An expensive all in one solution if any of you plan on heading to hell

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"Sleep comfort like at home" 🤣
Expensive was my first thought, given that it's a Swiss web domain, you could probably buy a meal there for less. With a coffee.
 

ADz

Thru Hiker
Talking about heading to hell...I spent last night on Pen Y Fan, in the Brecon Beacons, in 70mph winds and driving rain. The Jumper Home Mountain House 1.5P held up to it no problem, but I had pegs pull out on three occasions, which was pretty hairy, and very inconvenient, as then had to get my dry gear off, don my waterproofs again and head out into the storm to re peg it down again...Also didn't have as many pegs as I wanted. I took 12 but could have done with 14-15, to fit additional guy lines.
Next time I will take better pegs for wild camping on mountains.
My pillow managed to blow out the door when I was outside and I didn't realise till I was getting back into my sleeping bag...AAAAAARGH! Now I had to don my waterproofs again and head back outside!...It took me 15 minutes to find it...It had blown 25 metres up hill, and it was now completely soaking wet. I also lost 1 Zpacks DCF tent pole bag and 1 tent peg, to the wind. The bag probably blew away at the same time as the pillow, but being much lighter it would have been blown over the crest and down the other side of the mountain. The peg I lost was the last one left in the ground as I was going round the tent taking the pegs out of the ground when trying to pack it away, and while trying to hold my tent from blowing away while a long and strong gust was trying to blow it away from me the peg suddenly ripped out of the ground and it was launched into oblivion, never to be seen again.
Apart from that, it was great.
It also gave me the perfect conditions to test my new OMM Core Hoody, and my new waterproofs (a Rab Phantom and Marmot Bantamweight trousers). All worked perfectly. With the Core Hoody on as a mid layer I never felt cold, and the Rab and Marmot kept me feeling dry and comfortable in the storm at all times, just as I expected them to.
Loving my new Toaks Light 650ml pot too...Despite being the same diameter as my Tomshoo 750ml pot, but being almost an inch shorter, it still manages to hold my gas canister, folding spork, shortened plastic spoon, BRS3000T stove, a Jet lighter and an MSR Spark ignitor! Water seems to boils faster in it than the Tomshoo, and the handles stay cool to the touch, so I can instantly remove it from the stove with no risk of burnt fingers.

Get yourself some MSR GroundHogs.
 

Norrland

Ultralighter
Is that a separate sleeping bag or is that integrated into that?

Ah it's integrated.

Not too sure I'd be happy at +25C in that.
Not unless you like taking your own personal hot tub up with you into the mountains ;). But I'm guessing it is kind of modular. I'd imagine you should be able to swap around the sleeping bags etc
 

Norrland

Ultralighter
Talking about heading to hell...I spent last night on Pen Y Fan, in the Brecon Beacons, in 70mph winds and driving rain. The Jumper Home Mountain House 1.5P held up to it no problem, but I had pegs pull out on three occasions, which was pretty hairy, and very inconvenient, as then had to get my dry gear off, don my waterproofs again and head out into the storm to re peg it down again...Also didn't have as many pegs as I wanted. I took 12 but could have done with 14-15, to fit additional guy lines.
Next time I will take better pegs for wild camping on mountains.
My pillow managed to blow out the door when I was outside and I didn't realise till I was getting back into my sleeping bag...AAAAAARGH! Now I had to don my waterproofs again and head back outside!...It took me 15 minutes to find it...It had blown 25 metres up hill, and it was now completely soaking wet. I also lost 1 Zpacks DCF tent pole bag and 1 tent peg, to the wind. The bag probably blew away at the same time as the pillow, but being much lighter it would have been blown over the crest and down the other side of the mountain. The peg I lost was the last one left in the ground as I was going round the tent taking the pegs out of the ground when trying to pack it away, and while trying to hold my tent from blowing away while a long and strong gust was trying to blow it away from me the peg suddenly ripped out of the ground and it was launched into oblivion, never to be seen again.
Apart from that, it was great.
It also gave me the perfect conditions to test my new OMM Core Hoody, and my new waterproofs (a Rab Phantom and Marmot Bantamweight trousers). All worked perfectly. With the Core Hoody on as a mid layer I never felt cold, and the Rab and Marmot kept me feeling dry and comfortable in the storm at all times, just as I expected them to.
Loving my new Toaks Light 650ml pot too...Despite being the same diameter as my Tomshoo 750ml pot, but being almost an inch shorter, it still manages to hold my gas canister, folding spork, shortened plastic spoon, BRS3000T stove, a Jet lighter and an MSR Spark ignitor! Water seems to boils faster in it than the Tomshoo, and the handles stay cool to the touch, so I can instantly remove it from the stove with no risk of burnt fingers.
If I was out in 70mph winds I would have just packed up and found a sheltered spot. I'm never keen on testing my gear at those levels unless I am forced to, as I like to keep my gear in good condition. And I'm not gonna enjoy a.night in 70mph winds regardless. Those are silly speeds. Lucky you were in a good ol' tipi at least
 

tarptent

Section Hiker
It was actually a semi sheltered spot, not on the summit itself, as obviously that would have suicidal in those conditions. The tiny flat spot of grass I found was at approximately 2576 feet ASL, or about 330 feet down from the Summit, just above the path at the bottom of the ridge leading to Craig Dwaun, where I figured most of the wind would blow over the top of me and where I was felt the path nearby would act as drainage preventing water from running into my tent. In the morning the wind had switched direction by over 90 degrees.

Me heading for summit


On the Summit!

 
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el manana

Thru Hiker
Talking about heading to hell...I spent last night on Pen Y Fan, in the Brecon Beacons, in 70mph winds and driving rain. The Jumper Home Mountain House 1.5P held up to it no problem, but I had pegs pull out on three occasions, which was pretty hairy, and very inconvenient, as then had to get my dry gear off, don my waterproofs again and head out into the storm to re peg it down again...Also didn't have as many pegs as I wanted. I took 12 but could have done with 14-15, to fit additional guy lines.
Next time I will take better pegs for wild camping on mountains.
My pillow managed to blow out the door when I was outside and I didn't realise till I was getting back into my sleeping bag...AAAAAARGH! Now I had to don my waterproofs again and head back outside!...It took me 15 minutes to find it...It had blown 25 metres up hill, and it was now completely soaking wet. I also lost 1 Zpacks DCF tent pole bag and 1 tent peg, to the wind. The bag probably blew away at the same time as the pillow, but being much lighter it would have been blown over the crest and down the other side of the mountain. The peg I lost was the last one left in the ground as I was going round the tent taking the pegs out of the ground when trying to pack it away, and while trying to hold my tent from blowing away while a long and strong gust was trying to blow it away from me the peg suddenly ripped out of the ground and it was launched into oblivion, never to be seen again.
Apart from that, it was great.
It also gave me the perfect conditions to test my new OMM Core Hoody, and my new waterproofs (a Rab Phantom and Marmot Bantamweight trousers). All worked perfectly. With the Core Hoody on as a mid layer I never felt cold, and the Rab and Marmot kept me feeling dry and comfortable in the storm at all times, just as I expected them to.
Loving my new Toaks Light 650ml pot too...Despite being the same diameter as my Tomshoo 750ml pot, but being almost an inch shorter, it still manages to hold my gas canister, folding spork, shortened plastic spoon, BRS3000T stove, a Jet lighter and an MSR Spark ignitor! Water seems to boils faster in it than the Tomshoo, and the handles stay cool to the touch, so I can instantly remove it from the stove with no risk of burnt fingers.
How did you know the wind was 70mph?
 

el manana

Thru Hiker
I've stood on a summit where my anemometer recorded 50mph constant wind and it was difficult to stand up, relaxing into the wind it kept me standing up straight. Setting up a tent in 40-50mph 'gusts' can be very challenging, had that last year and the fly fabric was pressing in on me all night.

It sort of reminds me of those 'it was that big' stories on OM years ago people setting up Scarps in 70mph storms'.... :rolleyes:

There's people out there who will definitely have had these experiences, who's testimony i trust, but when i read things like " in 70mph winds and driving rain. The Jumper Home Mountain House 1.5P held up to it no problem"... a voice inside my head says 'yeah, right....'
 

Franky

Ultralighter
I've stood on a summit where my anemometer recorded 50mph constant wind and it was difficult to stand up, relaxing into the wind it kept me standing up straight. Setting up a tent in 40-50mph 'gusts' can be very challenging, had that last year and the fly fabric was pressing in on me all night.

It sort of reminds me of those 'it was that big' stories on OM years ago people setting up Scarps in 70mph storms'.... :rolleyes:

There's people out there who will definitely have had these experiences, who testimony i trust, but when i read things like " in 70mph winds and driving rain. The Jumper Home Mountain House 1.5P held up to it no problem"... a voice inside my head says 'yeah, right....'
:thumbsup: ;)
 

fluffkitten

Moderator
Staff member
I've stood on a summit where my anemometer recorded 50mph constant wind and it was difficult to stand up, relaxing into the wind it kept me standing up straight. Setting up a tent in 40-50mph 'gusts' can be very challenging, had that last year and the fly fabric was pressing in on me all night.

It sort of reminds me of those 'it was that big' stories on OM years ago people setting up Scarps in 70mph storms'.... :rolleyes:

There's people out there who will definitely have had these experiences, who testimony i trust, but when i read things like " in 70mph winds and driving rain. The Jumper Home Mountain House 1.5P held up to it no problem"... a voice inside my head says 'yeah, right....'

Been in 50mph winds once (because I screwed up), also used an anemometer to measure since without one I can't judge the real speed. I had to bail, as you say you can hardly stand at that speed let alone do anything else.
 

Norrland

Ultralighter
I've stood on a summit where my anemometer recorded 50mph constant wind and it was difficult to stand up, relaxing into the wind it kept me standing up straight. Setting up a tent in 40-50mph 'gusts' can be very challenging, had that last year and the fly fabric was pressing in on me all night.

It sort of reminds me of those 'it was that big' stories on OM years ago people setting up Scarps in 70mph storms'.... :rolleyes:

There's people out there who will definitely have had these experiences, who's testimony i trust, but when i read things like " in 70mph winds and driving rain. The Jumper Home Mountain House 1.5P held up to it no problem"... a voice inside my head says 'yeah, right....'

I'm pretty sure any shelter that isn't a heavy polycotton tipi is gonna be struggling at those speeds. Or maybe a crazy low pitched trailstar. I can't imagine the jumper home would be any different. Although I have no experience with dyneema. I think it's maybe a little less flappy that nylon. Just hard to imagine any tent in modern lightweight materials holding up.no problem to 70mph winds.
 

TinTin

Thru Hiker
I got sent home from a farm I was working on on the Isle of Skye once. Sheets were blowing off the roof of the building I was in and riding home on my Honda CG125 was interesting with conifers blowing over in the woods at Dunvegan Castle. The highest gust recorded at Neist Point Lighthouse that night was around 120kph!!!

Just taking a tangent to highest wind speeds experienced. at sea level :)
 
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Norrland

Ultralighter
I got sent home from a farm I was working on on the Isle of Skye once. Sheets were blowing off the roof of the building I was in and riding home on my Honda CG125 was interesting with conifers blowing over in the woods at Dunvegan Castle. The highest gust recorded at Neist Point Lighthouse that night was around 120mph!!!

Just taking a tangent to highest wind speeds experienced. at sea level :)
Where was the farm? I'm actually originally from Uig. Don't miss weather 🤣
 

Daniel

Section Hiker
this was atop devils kitchen in snowdonia we recorded gusts just over 70 in the morning, the kiva sustained damage to the peak where the material had stretched it wouldn't have survived another night. had similar material pull on my sil cimarron and on my dcf version a lineloc snap. 20180317_090310.jpg
 
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