Nature Calls Backpacking

Hilleberg Tarra 2 Person, 4 Season Tent Review and Setup

Fun day practicing the set up of the Hilleberg Tarra.  Great double dome design that creates an incredible interior volume for the living space.  Two vestibules for great gear storage.  Really love this design.

Thumbnail photo credit to Nick Davis-Rattlesnake Ledge

The idea behind the Tarra was to create a kind of hybrid “tunnel dome” model, with a tunnel tent’s usable roominess and the static strength of a dome. The resulting boxy inner tent has near vertical walls, while the four pole structure boasts five crossing points for an exceptionally strong structure. Like its “big brothers,” the 4 person Saitaris and 3 person Saivo, the 2 person Tarra is simple to pitch, makes a fine base camp tent, and is fully capable of taking on the most challenging weather. So, as with the Saitaris and Saivo, the Tarra is often the choice of mountain climbers, and ski or paddle tourers. But its simplicity, strength and roominess also make it quite popular with travelers who take extended trips in remote, rugged locales, and with backcountry walkers, especially those who enjoy traveling in unruly conditions.

Kerlon 1800 outer tent fabric and 10 mm poles make for an exceptionally strong and stable tent.
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 two occupants and their gear.
Linked but seperable inner and outer tent for simultaneous pitching.
Self-supporting dome design requires only the vestibules to be pegged, and the straightforward short sleeve and clip pole system make for quick, easy set up.
Dual entrances and vestibules ensure that one door can always be situated out of the wind and provide flexible entry/exit and storage options.
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 outer and inner tents can be used separately. Pitching the inner tent alone requires optional pole holders.

Minimum Weight 3.8 kg/8 lbs 6 oz
Packed Weight  4.3 kg/9 lbs 8 oz

Outer tent fabric  Kerlon 1800

Poles (10 mm)  4 x 372 cm, 4 x 146.5 in

Pegs  18 Y-Peg