Materials: uncompromising quality
Strength. Reliability. Low weight. Durability. These are the qualities we demand from all the materials that we use, and we have rigorous standards that every material must meet. Such materials are almost always more expensive, but they also yield a final product that substantially outperforms one made with even slightly lower quality materials. It is that kind of exceptional performance that is the hallmark of Hilleberg tents. We are also constantly testing that performance, from the strength and durability of our fabrics and poles to the reliability of our zippers, guy lines, line runners and fittings. We use lab tests and field tests, and we are always seeking better material solutions.
A tent’s fabrics are what protects you from the elements. In a Hilleberg tent, those fabrics must perform to exacting criteria in a number of areas, which we check in the lab, with standardized tests, as well as in the field.
A high performance tent must have a skeleton worthy of the strength of its skin. We use DAC poles, because we believe they offer the kind of superior performance that
our fabrics do, and on most models, we use the DAC Featherlite NSL poles. The section-connecting inserts on the NSL poles are nearly the same diameter as the pole section itself, so the poles are both significantly stronger and lighter than standard-style poles.
We choose and evaluate the other materials on our tents – zippers, guy lines, pegs, and other fittings – with the same rigor we apply to fabrics and poles.