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  • 4 person
  • The Keron 4 GT offers the optimal blend of maximum space, strength, flexibility, and comfort for four people in a lower weight package.
Keron 4 GT green

A note on colors: Fabric dyes have natural variations, so the actual tent color may look slightly different from what is pictured here or in our catalog.

Colors: Green, Red, or Sand Green Red sand
Keron 4 GT $1225

Minimum Weight
Packed Weight

Outer tent fabric

Poles (10 mm)

Pegs

4.6 kg
5.5 kg

Kerlon 1800

4 x 368 cm
4 x 144.9 in

22 Y-Peg

"Minimum Weight" refers to the outer and inner tents and the poles only. "Packed Weight" includes all items that come with the tent.

A Keron GT pitched on Lake Baikal, Greenland. Simon and Lisa Thomas camped in their green Keron GT in sand dunes in India while riding near Jaislmer. Two Keron GTs and a Nammatj GT during a ski trip in Greenland. The Frozen Five and their two red Keron GTs in the sun in Greenland. Two Keron GT with gear on South Georgia Island. On snow in front of rocky cliff face in Alaska
Keron 4 GT $1225

When we first introduced the Keron, it quickly became the standard tent for polar expeditions because of its superb durability and excellent wind stability, its roomy interior, and its simplicity. These same traits have made the tent a favorite of outdoor enthusiasts of every stamp. Certainly this includes the “professionals,” such as mountain guides, forest rangers, search and rescue teams, and military special operations units.

At the same time, the Keron 4 GT is also an excellent choice for families, hikers and “regular” users – anyone wanting a tent that is exceptionally sturdy yet relatively light in weight, that will work for any situation, and that will handle many years of use. Indeed, the Keron 4 GT is an admirable choice for any backcountry adventure, from demanding, extended winter expeditions, to long or short rambles in mountains and/or forests, to casual coastal jaunts, to relaxed overnight camping outings in your local recreation area.

And Keron 4 GT is a fine choice for dog mushers and cycle tourers because its extra large vestibule allows plenty of storage space for sled or bike equipment. In fact, you can park two bicycles in its vestibule!

“Keron” means “grouse” in Sami, the language of the people indigenous to northern Scandinavia.

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All product features and measurement values, including tent weight and pole length, may vary somewhat from what is shown in our catalog, other printed items and on our website. Such differences can occur because of alterations in the design and production process and/or natural variations in the materials.

When we first introduced the Keron, it quickly became the standard tent for polar expeditions because of its superb durability and excellent wind stability, its roomy interior, and its simplicity. These same traits have made the tent a favorite of outdoor enthusiasts of every stamp. Certainly this includes the “professionals,” such as mountain guides, forest rangers, search and rescue teams, and military special operations units.

At the same time, the Keron 4 GT is also an excellent choice for families, hikers and “regular” users – anyone wanting a tent that is exceptionally sturdy yet relatively light in weight, that will work for any situation, and that will handle many years of use. Indeed, the Keron 4 GT is an admirable choice for any backcountry adventure, from demanding, extended winter expeditions, to long or short rambles in mountains and/or forests, to casual coastal jaunts, to relaxed overnight camping outings in your local recreation area.

And Keron 4 GT is a fine choice for dog mushers and cycle tourers because its extra large vestibule allows plenty of storage space for sled or bike equipment. In fact, you can park two bicycles in its vestibule!

“Keron” means “grouse” in Sami, the language of the people indigenous to northern Scandinavia.

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Our flagship tent, the Keron is, arguably, the one most often associated with the Hilleberg name. When we introduced the Keron in 1981, it had not only that hallmark linked inner and outer for simultaneous pitching, but also an exceptionally strong silicon coated outer tent fabric – one only slightly less strong than the fabric we use today. And that first Keron was built to the same demanding standards that characterize today’s Kerons and all other Hilleberg tents.

With its spacious interior, two entrance design, and easy-to-pitch construction, the Keron was an immediate success, adopted by backcountry travelers of all kinds. It was followed quite quickly by the single entrance Nammatj, which had the strength and ease of use of the Keron, but in a lighter weight package and with a more compact footprint. During this time, Bo was doing quite a bit of winter trips with dog sleds, and one of his friends had a homemade tent with a longer vestibule to cater to the needs of mushing. Immediately seeing its utility for mushers, Bo created what would become the Keron GT, with one standard and one extended vestibule. A Nammatj GT, with a single extended vestibule soon followed. Both did become immediately popular with mushers, who found that they could easily put all their gear into the larger vestibules, but they attracted other users as well: foresters, special military units, and polar expeditions, and anyone else doing gear-intensive trips in all conditions.

By design, the Keron’s appearance has changed very little since its introduction. With its vertical inner tent entrances and near vertical walls, it provides the most useable amount of interior space of any other practical tent design, so we have stayed with it. We have improved its overall strength by taking advantage of the latest fabric and other material technologies, and we have continuously updated its construction to match those materials. But what we have not done is sacrifice any detail towards making the Keron the highest performing tunnel tent available. The Keron is the foundation for all of our tunnel tents, including, of course, the extended vestibule Black Label Keron GT and the Nammatj models, but also for the Red Label Kaitum and Nallo tents, and for the Yellow Label Anjan models – and even for the Red Label Akto and Yellow Label Enan one-person tents. All have Keron genes – vertical inner tent entrance (or entrances), near vertical side walls, spacious vestibules, and, most importantly, that exceptional weight to space ratio and that ultimate reliability.

Our flagship tent, the Keron is, arguably, the one most often associated with the Hilleberg name. When we introduced the Keron in 1981, it had not only that hallmark linked inner and outer for simultaneous pitching, but also an exceptionally strong silicon coated outer tent fabric – one only slightly less strong than the fabric we use today. And that first Keron was built to the same demanding standards that characterize today’s Kerons and all other Hilleberg tents.

With its spacious interior, two entrance design, and easy-to-pitch construction, the Keron was an immediate success, adopted by backcountry travelers of all kinds. It was followed quite quickly by the single entrance Nammatj, which had the strength and ease of use of the Keron, but in a lighter weight package and with a more compact footprint. During this time, Bo was doing quite a bit of winter trips with dog sleds, and one of his friends had a homemade tent with a longer vestibule to cater to the needs of mushing. Immediately seeing its utility for mushers, Bo created what would become the Keron GT, with one standard and one extended vestibule. A Nammatj GT, with a single extended vestibule soon followed. Both did become immediately popular with mushers, who found that they could easily put all their gear into the larger vestibules, but they attracted other users as well: foresters, special military units, and polar expeditions, and anyone else doing gear-intensive trips in all conditions.

By design, the Keron’s appearance has changed very little since its introduction. With its vertical inner tent entrances and near vertical walls, it provides the most useable amount of interior space of any other practical tent design, so we have stayed with it. We have improved its overall strength by taking advantage of the latest fabric and other material technologies, and we have continuously updated its construction to match those materials. But what we have not done is sacrifice any detail towards making the Keron the highest performing tunnel tent available. The Keron is the foundation for all of our tunnel tents, including, of course, the extended vestibule Black Label Keron GT and the Nammatj models, but also for the Red Label Kaitum and Nallo tents, and for the Yellow Label Anjan models – and even for the Red Label Akto and Yellow Label Enan one-person tents. All have Keron genes – vertical inner tent entrance (or entrances), near vertical side walls, spacious vestibules, and, most importantly, that exceptional weight to space ratio and that ultimate reliability.

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Bo, Rolf and Petra Hilleberg in Keron prototypes in northern Sweden.

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The Keron GT added an expansive vestibule to the already roomy Keron.

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Bo Hilleberg checking a Keron before shipping it from the factory

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Today the Keron continues to be a stalwart choice for any use.

Polar adventurer Eric Philips has made a life of exploring and traveling through some of the world’s most inhospitable places. He has been on every continent, and some of his adventures include extensive mountaineering in New Zealand, a bicycle tour from the Netherlands to Egypt, and kayak/ski/kite traverses of Greenland and the South Patagonian Icecap. He was also the first Australian, with Jon Muir, to ski to both the North and South Poles. A licensed IPGA Polar guide and founder and owner of Icetrek Expeditions, he has guided numerous groups to both Poles, and, most recently, he was the guide for the Commonwealth Team in the South Pole Allied Challenge, a 200 km trek to the South Pole with wounded soldiers. “Every now and then a piece of expedition equipment comes along that is immediately recognized as the ‘industry standard,’” says Eric. “Hilleberg’s Keron is one of those pieces. Lightweight, easy to erect, extremely robust, the perfect blend of materials, and truly functional design features makes the Keron an easy choice for the tent for all of my polar expeditions – and I’ve been using them exclusively since 2007. Every year I guide expeditions to or from the North and South Poles, some of them 40+ days, and on such arduous trips the true mettle of a product either shines or fades. Keron shines like a lone star in the sky and will always be my choice of expedition tent.” (For more information, see icetrek.com)

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  • 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 he ground and mesh areas are backed with adjustable fabric panels.
  • Tunnel construction offers maximum space to weight ratio and is the ideal choice for mobile journeys.
  • Plenty of room for four occupants and their gear.
  • Linked but seperable inner and outer tent for simultaneous pitching.
  • Tunnel design requires only four pegs for pitching, and the simple, single opening continouse sleeve and pole tensioner system is quick to pitch and remarkably stable.
  • Dual entrances and vestibules ensure that one door can always be situated out of the wind and provide flexible entry/exit and storage options.
  • One standard and one extended vestibule afford even more gear storage and comfort.
  • 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 holderes (see accessories).
Keron GT 3D rendering.

Bathtub floor

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Bathtub floor

High bathtub floor keeps out ground water.

Pockets

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Pockets

4 Integrated stowage pockets.

Fabric backed mesh doors

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Fabric backed mesh doors

Full no-see-um mesh on inner tent doors is covered by zipper adjustable, fabric panels for all season comfort.

Versitile door

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Versitile door

Extended vestibule door opens from bottom, sides or top and is backed with a removable mesh door.

Guy lines

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Guy lines

Guy lines on the vestibule vent hoods and looped guy lines affixed to twin attachments on each side of each pole increase stability in poor conditions.

Zipper flaps

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Zipper flaps

Large flaps protect zippers from the rain.

Extended vestibule

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Extended vestibule

Extended vestibule on one end provides impressive storage space and greater flexibility.

Vents

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Vents

Adjustable vents on the ends are backed with adjustable no-see-um mesh and air-permeable snow-proof panels, both of which are accessible from inside or outside the tent.

Click on the links above for more information about the Keron GT.

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American Alpine Institute • Guides Choice Award

The US-based American Alpine Institute presented its coveted Guides Choice Award to five Hilleberg tents, including the Keron, declaring, “They are perfection in design.”

Friluftsliv • Top Product Award

Norway’s Friluftsliv named the Keron 4 GT Top Product, praising its spaciousness, its ease of set up, and its outstanding stability, all at a remarkable low weight.

Outdoor • Gear of the Year Award

The Keron/Keron GT was selected as Gear of the Year four times by the readers of Outdoor, Germany’s leading outdoor magazine.

Keron 3 GT awards
Outdoor • Editor's Choice Award

Germany’s highly regarded magazine Outdoor awarded the Keron 3 GT its prestigious Editor’s Choice Award.

Outdoor • Highest Rated

Germany’s Outdoor gave the Keron 3 their highest rating in a test in December, 2004. In February of 2005, the Keron 3 GT garnered the same “Outstanding” score.

Keron awards
Friluftsliv • Reader's Choice

The readers of Swedish outdoor magazine Friluftsliv voted the Keron models their favorite tents.

Outdoor • Highest Rated

Germany’s Outdoor gave the Keron 3 their highest rating in a test in December, 2004. In February of 2005, the Keron 3 GT garnered the same “Outstanding” score.

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Hilleberg Keron + Keron GT - Pitching instruction

This is the official pitching instruction for Hilleberg Keron. This film is a supplement to the instruction booklet. We recommend that you both read the booklet carfully as well as practice handling the tent before your first backcountry trip. Thank you for choosing a Hilleberg tent and enjoy your next adventure! For more information about Hilleberg and our products, please visit our website at http://www.hilleberg.com

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While every Hilleberg tent comes with all the pegs, lines and poles you need, you may, from time to time, need replacements. You may also want to accessorize for more flexibility on your adventures: spare line runners, guy line, and pole holders let you customize your shelter to your needs; special circumstances may dictate special use pegs or additional poles for stability; or you may simply want different sorts of pegs. Footprints can extend the life of your tent and cut down on condensation in the vestibules, and a hank of our strong, light guy line cord is always useful.

Keron 4 GT Footprint

Keron 4 GT Footprint

$134

This tough ground sheet helps to protect your tent’s floor from abrasion and to keep ground moisture from rising in the vestibule. This footprint covers the full area of the Keron 4 GT outer tent. • Weight: 880 g/1 lb 15 oz

Pole Holders for Inner Tent

6 Pole holders

$12

Pole holder

$2

Extra pole holders are needed when you want to pitch the inner tent by itself. Link these to the corners of the inner, and place the ends of the poles into them. 6 pole holders, two for each pole, are needed to pitch the Keron 4 GT inner tent on its own.

Y-Pegs

Y-Peg

Y-Peg

$38

Every new tent includes enough pegs to pitch it, but a spare peg or two can save you the frustration of losing one in the middle of a long trip. Our Y-Peg is exceptionally strong yet quite lightweight, and its "Y" profile gives both excellent penetration in hard ground and plenty of surface area for reliable hold in softer conditions. Both because of its shape and its durable, hardened aluminum body, the sturdy Y-Peg can be hammered into hard ground. Its bright, gold anodized color makes it easy to see, and an attached string loop provides for easy removal. • 18 cm/7.1" • 16 g/0.6 oz • Set of 10 pegs •

Snow & Sand Pegs

Snow & Sand Pegs

Snow and Sand Pegs

$75

Lightweight, tough and remarkably versatile, our Snow & Sand pegs are unique. After finding most so-called snow pegs to be too soft – they would bend in any but the fluffiest snow – we developed our own. Made from hardened aluminum, our Snow Pegs are built to withstand both very hard usage, including the inevitable contact with shovels, crampons and other winter gear, and very hard snow. At the same time, they are remarkably lightweight. The integrated line and hook gives you the flexibility either to bury the peg sideways in snow or sand, Deadman style, or to use it in a traditional, upright fashion. • 31 cm x 3 cm/12.2" x 1.2" • 50 g/1.8 oz • Set of 6 pegs and XP carrying bag •

Extra Poles

368 cm x 10 mm

$52

10 mm Pole Section

$8

Your tent comes with poles, an extra repair section and aluminum repair sleeve, but spare poles can come in handy, both for repairs and for "double poling," which gives extra strength and stability.

Tent and Accessory Bags

While our various stuff bags are sized for our poles, pegs, and, of course, our tents, they are also ideal for organizing your gear. Our peg bag is great for holding toiletries or other small essentials, and our larger bags, although sized for our tents, are ideal for your spare clothes, cooking gear, food or the like.

Peg bags are available only in black, and in our sturdiest XP fabric. Standard pole bags come in green or red, while the burlier XP pole bag is only available in black. Standard and XP tent bags in all sizes come in green, red and sand, come in five sizes, and have a round, sewn-in bottom. The XP versions have a sewn-in handle, as well.

XP bags are included with the Keron 4 GT.

Bags

Pole Bag

$8

63 x 25 cm Tent Bag

$16

XP Bags • Included

Peg Bag XP

$3

Pole Bag XP

$8

63 x 25 cm Tent Bag XP

$20

Guy Line and Line Runners

Our proprietary 2 & 3 mm red and white guy line cord is strong, light and easy to see. Its interwrap construction interweaves super strong Vectran cord longitudinally with polyester, producing a cord with no sheath to slip, near zero stretch, minimal water absorption, an easy-to-handle soft feel, high UV resistance, and a stout 60 kg (132 lb) breaking strength for the 2 mm and 80 kg (176 lb) for the 3 mm. • 2mm/3 mm x 25 m (82 ft) • 53 g (1.9 oz)/110 g (3.9 oz) •

These unique and reliable line runners come with every tent, but they can also be purchased separately. They lock securely on a range of different line dimensions and are easy to adjust, even while wearing mittens. • 2 and 3 mm sizes (fits our 2 & 3 mm guy line, respectively) • Set of 10 •

3 mm guy line and line runners come standard with all tents except for our Yellow Label tents which come with 2 mm guy line and line runners.

Guy Line

$24

Line Runners

$9

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