Interested in learning about one of the most popular 4 season tents out on the market today? This is your chance; this is the Hilleberg Soulo tent and you are about to see what make it so special.....and also, so expensive!
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Hilleberg Soulo 1 Person 4 Season Tent : First Look
What it is : The Soulo is a completely free standing solo tent that is reasonably lightweight for a 4 season tent and is expedition-ready.
Agenda Free Link : https://hilleberg.com/eng/tent/red-label-tents/soulo
Regular : Kerlon 1200 with 9mm poles
Black Label : Kerlon 1800 Material and 10mm poles
Regular : $765
Black Label : $825
Availability : Currently there are shortages for just about everything within the outdoor industry and that is true with Hilleberg products. I did some calling around to different outfitters, all around the country including Alaska and everyone is out and there are waiting lists.
Why am I doing the video? I’m getting this information out there concerning this tent; there will be a time when this tent is going to be available. Plus, you might be able to find one used.
Speaking of this tent, I had a viewer locate one of these and he donated it to the channel so that I could review it, Agenda Free. Thank you very much.
Red Label : 5lbs 7oz packed
Black Label : 6lbs 3oz packed
Kerlon 1200 Fly- 30D Ripstop Nylon - coated with 3 layers of silicon, treated for UV resistance. Tear Strength of around 26.5lbs. 5000mm Hydrostatic head rating.
Inner Tent : 30D Nylon with durable water repellent treatment
Floor : 70D Nylon Triple polyurethane coating - 15,000mm hydrostatic head rating.
Black label Kerlon 1800 has a tear strength of around 40lbs
3 Aluminum poles
Guy lines 132lb breaking strength
Hilleberg does an incredible job of detailing their tents including the materials and differences between the labels on their web site. Check that out if you are looking for information that I didn’t mention.
Colors : Green, Red and Sand
All season construction: outer tent walls extend to the ground and mesh areas are backed with adjustable fabric panels.
Dome construction with multiple pole crossing points provide outstanding snow-load handling capability.
Plenty of room for one occupant and his or her gear.
Linked but separable inner and outer tent for simultaneous pitching.
Fully free standing dome design requires no pegs for pitching, and the straightforward short sleeve and clip pole system make for quick, easy set up.
The single entrance/single vestibule configuration affords easy access as well as storage space.
An optional footprint covers the entire area of the outer tent, including the vestibules. It connects directly to the tent, and can be left attached during pitching.
The inner tent can be replaced with a Mesh Inner tent (sold separately; see accessories).
The outer and inner tents can be used separately. Pitching the inner tent alone requires optional pole holders (see accessories).
Thoughts So Far :
Easy setup : - I love the fact that the poles don’t have to go through sleeves. They can be a huge pain. Poles are color coated for easy setup.
Exposed Poles : There is a con to having exposed poles though; they are exposed and will cover in snow and ice. This isn’t the biggest problem in the world but it can slow you down in some situations - example, if the snow/moisture falls on the poles, it can freeze and then you have to take the time to thaw them to pull them apart so that you can break down the tent.
Tent features a fly first pitch; the body is attached to the fly and the tent can be setup in the rain and snow and the inner will stay dry during the setup process.
Tent is truly freestanding - fly doesn’t require staking.
Stuff sack is plenty big for the tent.
Protective flap over zipper
Zipper lock so it can’t open in bad weather
Fly goes all the way down to the ground
Can sit-up in the tent - plenty of space, doesn’t feel like a coffin.
In the future I will do a video discussing Hillebergs 1 person tent options so that you can get an idea of whether or not one is for you or not.
Tent should be Insanely strong
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