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Hilleberg Staika Tent Review

To put it in simple terms, this is the best tent I've ever seen for my two persons touring needs. I have looked throughout the world at tent offerings, following even the faintest trails in search of an ideal shelter. Here are the attributes I've come to greatly appreciate, and have *only found together in the Hilleberg Staika*:

1) Very strong geodesic design. Utilizing 3 10mm poles of equal length.
2) Completely freestanding. It can be staked out (for really bad weather) but even the two vestibules are fully erected by the tent poles.
3) The entire tent goes up together. This keeps the inner tent dry even if the Staika is being erected or taken down in a downpour.
4) Long two-person inner tent body with two doors. 91" / 230cm long inner tent.
5) Fully adjustable venting through the tent body. Using no-seeum mesh/cloth panels that run overhead.
6) Plenty of storage area. Two big vestibules of equal size.
7) Venting right up through the top of the tent body and rainfly, even in the rain!
8) Directionally opposed doors allow for cross-flow circulation through the tent, regardless of if the wind is coming from the north, south, east or west.
9) Incredible attention to detail and handmade by one person in Europe.
10) At under 8 pounds, the Staika is light given its size, heavy-duty construction and capabilities.
11) Great worldwide customer support by the Hilleberg family themselves.
Our Staika in Alaska with a bike touring couple's Nammatj 3 GT
Our Staika in Alaska with a bike touring couple's Nammatj 3 GT
Enlarge images for narration.
Enlarge images for narration.
Our Staika in Switzerland with a hiker's Akto
Our Staika in Switzerland with a hiker's Akto