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  • Simple, wonderfully light, and completely free standing, the Allak is an excellent all-around two person tent.
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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
Allak $955

Minimum Weight
Packed Weight

Outer tent fabric

Poles (9 mm)

Pegs

2.8 kg/6 lbs 2 oz
3.3 kg/7 lbs 4 oz

Kerlon 1200

3 x 370 cm
3 x 145.7 in

12 V-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 green Allak on one of the Olympic Peninsula‘s beaches in Washington state. A Tarp 10 over a tent provides extra sun protection and creates a great backcountry porch. This Allak in Greenland show how you can you use alternate objects, like the rocks here, as pegs if you are in conditions where your pegs won‘t hold. Lightweight, roomy and quite strong, the Allak is an excellent all-around choice for nearly any trip, as here, in the wild and remote beauty of southern Greenland. A fully free standing Allak pitched on the rocky side of Mt. Baker.
Allak $955

Inspired by our exceptionally strong Staika, the Allak was designed to be a completely free standing, all season dome tent for those prioritizing lighter weight over absolute strength. During its two year development, the Allak became our testers’ tent of choice anytime they were uncertain about what kind of terrain or conditions they might experience on a trip. Its exceptionally compact footprint and free standing design are ideal for tough pitching conditions, such as rocky ground and sand, and it is easily light enough for mobile journeys, where you move your camp every day. At the same time, its three pole dome structure is strong enough for base camp use in all but the worst conditions. Since its introduction, paddlers favor it for its ability to be pitched nearly anywhere, while backpackers choose it for its roomy stability and wonderfully light weight. Mountaineers appreciate both the Allak’s free standing design and its roominess, as well as its ability to deal with snow loading. And taller adventurers find its length a welcome comfort.

“Allak” means “lake,” 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.

Inspired by our exceptionally strong Staika, the Allak was designed to be a completely free standing, all season dome tent for those prioritizing lighter weight over absolute strength. During its two year development, the Allak became our testers’ tent of choice anytime they were uncertain about what kind of terrain or conditions they might experience on a trip. Its exceptionally compact footprint and free standing design are ideal for tough pitching conditions, such as rocky ground and sand, and it is easily light enough for mobile journeys, where you move your camp every day. At the same time, its three pole dome structure is strong enough for base camp use in all but the worst conditions. Since its introduction, paddlers favor it for its ability to be pitched nearly anywhere, while backpackers choose it for its roomy stability and wonderfully light weight. Mountaineers appreciate both the Allak’s free standing design and its roominess, as well as its ability to deal with snow loading. And taller adventurers find its length a welcome comfort.

“Allak” means “lake,” in Sami, the language of the people indigenous to northern Scandinavia.

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We introduced our Red Label Allak in 2008, and it quickly became – and has remained – one of our most popular tents. But that popularity is directly related to its proven design, which we created with our first fully free standing tent, the Black Label Staika.

Introduced in 1990, the two person Staika was originally conceived for paddle tourers in Sweden, who were asking for a free standing tent so they could more easily camp on the flat, rocky spits and islands so common in Sweden’s Archipelagoes. “We wanted to build a fully free standing tent,” recalls Bo Hilleberg. “Most dome tents are really self-supporting rather than free standing, since they still need to have their vestibules pegged.” To create what became the Staika, Bo constructed a true dome shape with three poles, and built two entrances and two vestibules into that structure, so no pegs would be needed to make the vestibules be functional.

While the Staika was an immediate success with the paddlers, it quickly became a favorite of other users, as well. “We made a few prototypes in 1989 and sent them to a German scientific group doing an expedition to the South Pole,” says Bo. “They found it ideal, since it could be pitched anywhere and it was very, very strong.” Indeed, because of its simple dome shape, the Staika was both remarkably roomy and exceptionally strong in very windy, snowy conditions. Its two entrance/two vestibule format provided plenty of storage as well as flexible entry and exit options in poor weather. Add that to its adaptability in tough pitching conditions, and mountaineers quickly found it perfect for their needs, as did ski mountaineers and long distance motorcycle tourers.

Fast forward to 2006, when we began development on what became the Allak. We had had great success in building the Nallo and Nallo GT, Red Label “versions” of the Nammatj models, and we had just introduced the Kaitum, a Red Label “version” of the Keron. We knew there was great demand for lighter all season tents, so it seemed natural to use the Staika as the inspiration for a two person, fully free standing Red Label tent.

In 2003, we had replaced the Staika’s full pole sleeves to our short pole sleeve and clip system, and we used that same system on the Allak. Since Red Label tents prioritize lighter weight over absolute comfort and strength, we used the same 9 mm poles and Kerlon 1200 outer tent fabric found in other Red Label models. To keep the weight even lower, we also sized the Allak a bit smaller than the Staika and tweaked the design. To accommodate the new tent’s lower profile, we reconfigured the vent system, building in separate vents above each entrance, where in the Staika the vents are integrated into the door zippers. We also increased the size of the vent cover, and added a rain gutter to prevent drippage while entering and exiting. We also discovered that the new design lent itself to a smaller version, as well, so we created our one-person Soulo to complement the two-person Allak.

Upon its release in 2008, the Allak was an immediate success. “At first,” says Bo, “the Allak was popular with those who spent time in the Swedish Archipelago. But we knew from the beginning that other users would like it very much.” And so it has proved. While not quite as strong as its “big brother,” the Staika, the Allak has become one of our best “all around” tents, working as well for backpackers, hunters and mountaineers as it does for paddlers. “During development,” says Bo, “all of us at the office would take the Allak, since it was able to be used anywhere: in the forest, above the tree line, anywhere. And it is very light and comfortable!”

We introduced our Red Label Allak in 2008, and it quickly became – and has remained – one of our most popular tents. But that popularity is directly related to its proven design, which we created with our first fully free standing tent, the Black Label Staika.

Introduced in 1990, the two person Staika was originally conceived for paddle tourers in Sweden, who were asking for a free standing tent so they could more easily camp on the flat, rocky spits and islands so common in Sweden’s Archipelagoes. “We wanted to build a fully free standing tent,” recalls Bo Hilleberg. “Most dome tents are really self-supporting rather than free standing, since they still need to have their vestibules pegged.” To create what became the Staika, Bo constructed a true dome shape with three poles, and built two entrances and two vestibules into that structure, so no pegs would be needed to make the vestibules be functional.

While the Staika was an immediate success with the paddlers, it quickly became a favorite of other users, as well. “We made a few prototypes in 1989 and sent them to a German scientific group doing an expedition to the South Pole,” says Bo. “They found it ideal, since it could be pitched anywhere and it was very, very strong.” Indeed, because of its simple dome shape, the Staika was both remarkably roomy and exceptionally strong in very windy, snowy conditions. Its two entrance/two vestibule format provided plenty of storage as well as flexible entry and exit options in poor weather. Add that to its adaptability in tough pitching conditions, and mountaineers quickly found it perfect for their needs, as did ski mountaineers and long distance motorcycle tourers.

Fast forward to 2006, when we began development on what became the Allak. We had had great success in building the Nallo and Nallo GT, Red Label “versions” of the Nammatj models, and we had just introduced the Kaitum, a Red Label “version” of the Keron. We knew there was great demand for lighter all season tents, so it seemed natural to use the Staika as the inspiration for a two person, fully free standing Red Label tent.

In 2003, we had replaced the Staika’s full pole sleeves to our short pole sleeve and clip system, and we used that same system on the Allak. Since Red Label tents prioritize lighter weight over absolute comfort and strength, we used the same 9 mm poles and Kerlon 1200 outer tent fabric found in other Red Label models. To keep the weight even lower, we also sized the Allak a bit smaller than the Staika and tweaked the design. To accommodate the new tent’s lower profile, we reconfigured the vent system, building in separate vents above each entrance, where in the Staika the vents are integrated into the door zippers. We also increased the size of the vent cover, and added a rain gutter to prevent drippage while entering and exiting. We also discovered that the new design lent itself to a smaller version, as well, so we created our one-person Soulo to complement the two-person Allak.

Upon its release in 2008, the Allak was an immediate success. “At first,” says Bo, “the Allak was popular with those who spent time in the Swedish Archipelago. But we knew from the beginning that other users would like it very much.” And so it has proved. While not quite as strong as its “big brother,” the Staika, the Allak has become one of our best “all around” tents, working as well for backpackers, hunters and mountaineers as it does for paddlers. “During development,” says Bo, “all of us at the office would take the Allak, since it was able to be used anywhere: in the forest, above the tree line, anywhere. And it is very light and comfortable!”

Allak user

Tilmann Graner

Tilmann Graner has had a life-long love affair with the outdoors. A native of Germany, he grew up playing in the mountains, climbing rock and ice, skiing, and hiking. “Mountain climbing is my passion,” he says. “both classic mountaineering and ski mountaineering. And I like solitude, so I like to sleep in a tent!” Day to day, he lives in Sondershausen, Germany, and is a bassoonist for Loh-Orchester Sondershausen/Theater Nordhausen. “The orchestra is closed for 6 weeks in July and August,” he says, “so we travel then.” He and his partner of over 20 years, Susanne Jacoby (also a bassoonist), do one big vacation in the summer, and a shorter one in late winter. “And, of course, many small trips closer to home.” On their longer adventures, the two have trekked and/or climbed in Iceland, Yosemite, USA, Turkey and India, twice in Nepal, multiple times in Bolivia, Peru and Canada, and three times in Greenland. Shorter trips take them climbing and trekking in the Alps and Norway, among other places. Their most recent long trip was in Canada. “We were trying to reach Mt. Waddington,” he says. “We were out 16 days and didn’t see anyone and almost no signs of any humans, other than one cairn and part of a lost sleeping mat.” For most of their trips, they use their Allak, which he calls “the perfect trekking tent. It’s got excellent ventilation, it’s roomy, and it’s strong enough for nearly anything. On a three week trekking trip, it’s important to have a strong tent!” In addition to his work as a musician, Tilmann is also a professional photographer, specializing in portrait and commercial work, and stage photography, with an emphasis on dance productions (although many images he has taken on his trips have been in Hilleberg catalogs for over 10 years, including the cover shot in 2015). And he currently has an exhibition of his landscape work, “Out of the White – On the Beach,” in a regional gallery. “I like to create images that let people see – or have to guess – the size of the landscape,” he says. (For more information, see foto-tilmann-graner.de)

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Our Red Label models are true all-season tents, yet are still easily light enough for any backpacking trip. They are well-suited for nearly all users, and, unsurprisingly, they have become our most popular tents.

Before we organized our tents into the Label system – introduced in 2012 to make it easier for people to choose the right Hilleberg tent – our now-named “Red Label” models were simply called “Kerlon 1200 tents.” According to Bo Hilleberg, “The Kerlon 1200 tents were made at first for experienced backpackers who were out year ’round.” These tents were distinguished then – as Red Label tents are today – by their lighter weight, Kerlon 1200 outer tent fabric and 9 mm poles, in contrast to our Black Label models, which use stronger Kerlon 1800 in their outer tents and sturdier 10 mm poles.

Quite quickly, however, we discovered that these light yet remarkably strong Red Label tents were ideal for quite a large group of users. “Those just beginning to go into the backcountry get a tent that is reliable and offers great security for bad weather in the summer,” says Bo. “Experienced users often find them a lighter option for some of their trips. And they are quite good for families who are out in more challenging conditions.”

The first “Red Label” tent was the Nallo, introduced in 1987 as a response to those who wanted a 2-person tent similar to our Black Label Nammatj, only lighter. This led us on a quest both for new designs and a new fabric that would save even more weight without compromising our rigorous strength standards. That first Nallo spawned a collection – the Nallo 2, 3, and 4 and corresponding extended vestibule GT models – which then led to the newer design we use today. All of the subsequent Red Label tents evolved from that template: lighter fabrics, 9 mm poles, one vent up high, and often using different length poles – all to save weight without compromising true all-season strength.

Since the Nammatj to Nallo concept worked so well, we did the same with Staika to Allak, and then took it one step further and created a solo version, the Soulo. The Keron collection gave rise to the Kaitum models. The Saivo and Tarra were the inspiration for the Jannu. Both Akto and Unna, however, are “native” Red Label tents in that they were designed not to be Black Label counterparts, but to be exactly what they are: outstanding solo tents for those who go out in all seasons.

We know that the smaller Red Label tents – especially the Jannu and Soulo – are tremendously strong, and that leads some very experienced people to use them, quite successfully, for things which we don’t necessarily recommend Red Label tents. Eric Larsen took an Akto on his attempt to bicycle to the South Pole. Lonnie Dupre used a Soulo in the first winter solo ascent of Denali. And Alexander Barber continues to use the Soulo and Jannu in his solo climbs of the Himalayan 8000 m peaks. We do, however, advise against using Red Label tents for those doing sustained, multi-month journeys – round-the-world bicycle, motorcycle or trekking tours, for example. For these kinds of demanding adventures, we still recommend taking a stronger, more durable Black Label tent.

Such extreme usage aside, Red Label tents are ideal for those who find themselves out in all seasons and all weather, and who want an outstanding balance of light weight, strength, and overall comfort. For more on selecting the right tent for you, please see “Choosing the right Hilleberg tent."

Our Red Label models are true all-season tents, yet are still easily light enough for any backpacking trip. They are well-suited for nearly all users, and, unsurprisingly, they have become our most popular tents.

Before we organized our tents into the Label system – introduced in 2012 to make it easier for people to choose the right Hilleberg tent – our now-named “Red Label” models were simply called “Kerlon 1200 tents.” According to Bo Hilleberg, “The Kerlon 1200 tents were made at first for experienced backpackers who were out year ’round.” These tents were distinguished then – as Red Label tents are today – by their lighter weight, Kerlon 1200 outer tent fabric and 9 mm poles, in contrast to our Black Label models, which use stronger Kerlon 1800 in their outer tents and sturdier 10 mm poles.

Quite quickly, however, we discovered that these light yet remarkably strong Red Label tents were ideal for quite a large group of users. “Those just beginning to go into the backcountry get a tent that is reliable and offers great security for bad weather in the summer,” says Bo. “Experienced users often find them a lighter option for some of their trips. And they are quite good for families who are out in more challenging conditions.”

The first “Red Label” tent was the Nallo, introduced in 1987 as a response to those who wanted a 2-person tent similar to our Black Label Nammatj, only lighter. This led us on a quest both for new designs and a new fabric that would save even more weight without compromising our rigorous strength standards. That first Nallo spawned a collection – the Nallo 2, 3, and 4 and corresponding extended vestibule GT models – which then led to the newer design we use today. All of the subsequent Red Label tents evolved from that template: lighter fabrics, 9 mm poles, one vent up high, and often using different length poles – all to save weight without compromising true all-season strength.

Since the Nammatj to Nallo concept worked so well, we did the same with Staika to Allak, and then took it one step further and created a solo version, the Soulo. The Keron collection gave rise to the Kaitum models. The Saivo and Tarra were the inspiration for the Jannu. Both Akto and Unna, however, are “native” Red Label tents in that they were designed not to be Black Label counterparts, but to be exactly what they are: outstanding solo tents for those who go out in all seasons.

We know that the smaller Red Label tents – especially the Jannu and Soulo – are tremendously strong, and that leads some very experienced people to use them, quite successfully, for things which we don’t necessarily recommend Red Label tents. Eric Larsen took an Akto on his attempt to bicycle to the South Pole. Lonnie Dupre used a Soulo in the first winter solo ascent of Denali. And Alexander Barber continues to use the Soulo and Jannu in his solo climbs of the Himalayan 8000 m peaks. We do, however, advise against using Red Label tents for those doing sustained, multi-month journeys – round-the-world bicycle, motorcycle or trekking tours, for example. For these kinds of demanding adventures, we still recommend taking a stronger, more durable Black Label tent.

Such extreme usage aside, Red Label tents are ideal for those who find themselves out in all seasons and all weather, and who want an outstanding balance of light weight, strength, and overall comfort. For more on selecting the right tent for you, please see “Choosing the right Hilleberg tent."

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  • Kerlon 1200 outer tent fabric and 9mm poles make for a very lightweight yet supremely 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.
  • Fully free standing dome design requires no pegs for pitching, 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 inner tent can be replaced with a Mesh Inner tent (sold separately; see accessories).
  • The outer and inner tents can be used separately. Pitching the inner tent alone requires optional pole holderes (see accessories).
Allak 3D rendering.

Pockets

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Pockets

2 Integrated stowage pockets.

Integrated vestibules

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Integrated vestibules

Vestibules are integrated into the construction resulting in a fully free standing tent.

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.

Bathtub floor

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Bathtub floor

High bathtub floor keeps out ground water.

Guy lines

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Guy lines

Dual guy lines on each pole, with the upper attachment loop designed to wrap around the pole, increase stability in poor conditions.

Zipper flaps

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Zipper flaps

Flaps protect zippers from the rain.

Roof vents

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Roof vents

Adjustable roof vents can be closed with snow-proof panels, and are accessible from inside the tent.

Vent cover

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Vent cover

Separate vent cover protects open vents from snow and rain.

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Land der Berge • Top Tipp

Austria’s largest outdoor magazine, Land der Berge, gave the Allak Top Tipp – 1st prize – in a large test of lightweight tents.

Outdoor • Editor's Choice Award

Germany’s Outdoor magazine awarded the Allak Editor’s Choice, saying: “The Allak has noble genes: it is a lighter version of the Staika, one of the best tents in the world…In sum, there is currently no better trekking tent for two people.”

Outdoor • Test Winner

The Allak claimed Test Winner in a test of 10 tents in Germany’s Outdoor magazine, and was the only tent to receive the designation “Outstanding.”

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Hilleberg Allak - Pitching instruction

This is the official pitching instruction for Hilleberg Allak. 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.

Allak Mesh Inner Tent


Allak Mesh Inner Tent

Allak Mesh Inner Tent

$230

The mesh inner can also be used in place of the standard inner tent: simply disconnect the standard inner tent and button in the appropriate Mesh Inner Tent. Used alone, The mesh inner is a simple, highly versatile option for use in dry, warm conditions. Its full mesh walls provide not only maximum airiness and protection from flying and crawling insects, but also 360° views. When used in combination with a Tarp, the mesh inner retains all of its venting and viewing advantages while the Tarp provides protection from rain or shade from the sun.
Includes the pole holder kit to pitch the inner tent or mesh inner on its own.
Weight: 910 g/2 lbs 1 oz

Allak Footprint

Allak Footprint

$86

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 Allak outer tent. • Weight: 395 g/14 oz

Pole Holder Kit for Inner Tent

Pole holder kit for Staika and Allak

$25

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. The Allak Pole Holder Kit is needed to pitch the Allak inner tent on its own.

V-Pegs

V-Peg

V-Peg

$30

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. Very light yet very strong, our V-Peg is made from hardened aluminum, and it has specifically engineered thick yet light spine and sides to prevent bending. Its "V" cross section provides a fine balance of penetration in hard ground and holding capability in looser soil. Anodized a highly visible gold, the V-peg also has an integrated string loop for easy removal from the ground.

• 16 cm/6.3" • 11 g/0.4 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

370 cm x 9 mm

$46

9 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.

Standard bags are included with the Allak.

Bags • Included

Pole Bag

$10

63 x 23 cm Tent Bag

$19

XP Bags

Peg Bag XP

$5

Pole Bag XP

$9

63 x 23 cm Tent Bag XP

$24

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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