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The Jannu was designed to be an alpine climbing and mountaineering tent. Its compact footprint shines in limited-space sites, such as knife-edge ridges and small ledges, and it is very stable, even in high winds. Yet it is also easily light enough for use on long or short trips where low weight is a high priority. So, while the Jannu’s strength and light weight has made it the tent of choice for alpine mountaineers, its excellent snow-loading resistance have made it extremely popular with winter campers, hunters, and high altitude trekkers. Its light weight and self-supporting structure have also attracted many long distance backpackers and paddle tourers. And, since it is quite strong and spacious yet also very light, solo adventurers expecting especially challenging conditions favor the Jannu, as well.
“Jannu” is a formidable 7710 m/25,295 ft. peak (officially called Kumbhakarna) in the Himalayas.
The Jannu took the number 2 spot in OutdoorGearLab’s 2013 review of 4 season tents, earning Top Pick: “the Jannu is our highest rated self-supporting dome tent.”
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USA’s OutdoorGearLab named the Juannu Editor’s Choice in a review of 4 season tents, calling it “Very strong, lightweight, spacious, easy to setup, versitile, [and has] great ventilation.”
USA’s Backpacker magazine named the Jannu Best All-Around Mountaineering Tent in their 2010 April Gear Guide. “If you want the best winter shelter…get this mountain fortress.”
USA’s Climbing Magazine writes “[For Denali] you’ve got to have the proper gear,” which includes the Jannu: “it’s the perfect barrier against the harshest conditions.”
When Dutch outdoor magazine Op Pad reviewed the Jannu, they concluded, “All in all, a tent that could become as popular as the acclaimed Nallo series.”
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.
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. Six pole holders, two for each pole, are needed to pitch the Jannu inner tent on its own.
Set of six Pole holders
Every new Jannu 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 •
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 •
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.
373 cm x 9 mm + angled insert
Ideal for keeping your gear better organized, our Bags are sized for our poles, pegs and, of course, our tents. Standard versions are made from the same strong yet light silicone coated fabric as our tents, while our XP versions are constructed of extra-stout PU coated nylon. Tent Bags, which come in four sizes and have a round, sewn in bottom, are also available in Standard and XP.
58 x 20 cm Tent Bag XP
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 3mm.
Our sturdy and reliable line runners are available in 2 and 3 mm sizes, and are designed to work perfectly with our 2 and 3 mm guy lines. They lock securely, and are easy to adjust even while wearing mittens.
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.