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Hilleberg Tent Labels Explained

Words by Taunton Leisure

on 02/04/2020 15:01:47

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A Keron 3 GT (right) stands strong during the Swedish winter

  Hilleberg Tent Labels Explained

Take a look as we explain the differences and intended use for each of Hilleberg’s 4 tent labels


Hilleberg the Tentmaker since their founding in 1971 have produced some of the finest tents and shelters with an outstanding reputation. Their tents have been all over the world and have been used to great success in some of the planet’s harshest conditions and environments including the North and South Poles, Himalayas, and many of the world’s hottest deserts. Within their range of outstanding and beautifully designed tents, it is our belief that you will find the perfect, technical tent for your adventure needs. These are reliable shelters, designed to last a long time with proper use and care. Fitted into 4 ranges that are divided in order to help you choose what would be best for you.

These ranges are Yellow, Red, Black and Blue.

We’re going to take a look at what each of these groups stands for within the range and hopefully help you choose your ideal Hilleberg.
Before we begin however, remember that across Hilleberg’s entire range that despite considerable differences, All of their tents carry their the Hilleberg Key Principles. These are:

Reliability, Adaptability, Durability, Ease of use, Comfort and Low Weight.


Yellow Label

Hille Yellow label line up

The Yellow Label is for lightweight camping in warmer seasons with no snow. The flysheets across this range are made with Kerlon 1000 and different length 9mm Dac poles are used, additionally, all yellow label tents come with their ultralight Y-pegs. These factors combine to make Hilleberg's lightest tents that are perfect for long-distance trekking in Summer. Venting is incorporated into the design of the yellow labels with raised flysheets and netted mesh inners making them exceptionally cool in hot weather. These are your go-to trekking tents for warmer seasons. Tents in this range include the Anjan, Enan, Rogen, and the new Anaris which trades out tent poles for your trekking poles.

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Red Label

Red label line up

The Red Label is for all-season camping where lightweight is still a priority, great for all year round trekking even in very cold and harsh conditions. This range utilizes Hilleberg's lightest all season fly fabric, Kerlon 1200 and different length 9mm Dac Poles making for a solid, lightweight range. The outer tent goes al the way to the ground across the range to protect the camper from strong wind, rain and snow. At least one large vent is incorporated in the design of each tent. The inner doors are made up of a versatile mesh fabric which can be covered with a separate zip fabric. Tents within the Red label range include the Kaitum, Kaitum GT, Akto, Nallo, Nallo GT, Soulo, and Allak.

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Black Label

Black label line up

The Black Label range is Hilleberg's strongest, most adaptable, and most comfortable range for all seasons. Using Hilleberg's strongest all-season fabric, Kerlon 1800 and 10mm Dac poles, these tents are very strong, durable and stable. Used often in expeditions to the South and North Poles as well as use in the hottest desserts, this is testament to the adaptability of this range with at least two large vents on each tent to increase airflow while still having an outer fly that touches the ground. Comfort and practicality are also prioritized in this range with larger inner spaces and the poles being the same length to aid in ease of pitching. The doors have a full mesh which can be fully covered. If you're going around the world for months at a time camping in all conditions, this is the range for you. Tents within the Black label include the Keron, Keron GT, Nammatj GT, Tarra, and Staika.

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Blue Label

Blue Label Line up

The Blue Label range is made up of 3 tents designed and specialized for a specific purpose. They are primarily built as group tents with distinct differences. Hilleberg’s most durable fabric, kerlon 2500 is used for all three (Except for the Altai UL which uses Kerlon 1200). The Stalon (left) is an all season, very large, modular group tunnel tent which fits up to 14 people. It can be configured multiple ways, and optional modules are available direct from Hilleberg, including two inner tent choices and a connector for linking multiple Stalon tents. The Altai (centre) is an all season, yurt style group tent which fits up to 6 people comfortably, an optional inner tent and floor and floor are also available direct, the tent is able to be pitched with walking poles around the exeterior. The Atlas (right) is an all season, modular, dome group tent. It fits up to 8 people comfortably and has optional modules available direct, including an external vestibule, several inner tent choices, and a connector for linking multiple atlas tents.

Please note: We do not keep Hilleberg’s blue label within our range, however if you would like to order one through us we invite you to make an enquiry by calling our helpline.

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