Hilleberg Enan Lightweight One Person Backpacking Tent Setup and Review
From 2016, the Enan will be made with Kerlon 1000 in its outer tent (tear strength of 8 kg/17.6 lb), which makes it stronger but slightly heavier than the original version in Kerlon 600. These tents will also come with V-Pegs instead of Tri-Pegs. The new weight is 1.2 kg (2 lbs 10 oz).
Modeled after the award-winning, best-selling Akto, with the goal of making a three season version that was as light as possible while still having the strength is required from a Hilleberg tent.
Using a proven single pole design and its single-ended full pole sleeve system, then reduced weight by using lighter fabrics in both the inner and outer tents. 10 denier, Kerlon 600 outer tent fabric specifically for the Enan. 9 mm DAC NSL pole, because the weight savings of a smaller diameter pole is quite negligible, while the loss in strength is significant.
As with our other Yellow Label tents, the Enan’s venting system is built into its construction: a full mesh inner tent door, in combination with outer tent head and foot ends of tough mesh both allows and encourages constant air flow. For very windy and rainy conditions, Kerlon 600 fabric panels can be rolled down and secured to cover the outer tent’s mesh ends. When not in use, these panels roll up and stuff into integrated pockets.
During development, the testers used the Enan for everything from adventure travel in Southeast Asia, to backpacking trips in Europe and the US. All praised how easy it was to pitch, its roominess and its comfort, and all were quite impressed with its strength – and, of course, with its very pleasing light weight!
Every Hilleberg tent comes with outer tent, inner tent, guy lines with line runners, poles, pegs, stuff bags for tent, poles and pegs, spare pole section, repair sleeve and instructions