Hilleberg Nammatj 2 GT

Hilleberg Nammatj 2 GT
Hilleberg Nammatj 2 GT

July 2015

Garry’s current tent is the Hilleberg Nammatj 2 GT. Which he brought in January 2014 after his old MSR Velo wore out!

Garry spent a long time researching and searching the web for a new tent but couldn’t find anything that suited all his needs! Ideally, Garry wanted a tent with a large vestibule and freestanding, but there just didn’t seem to be anything available! You could get a free-standing tent, or you could get a tent with a large vestibule but not together!

One of the tents that kept coming up in Garry’s search was Hilleberg, who have a good range of tents to suit all needs! Unfortunately, they never had one that was perfect for Garry! They had freestanding tents and tents with big vestibules but once again not together!

In the end, Garry decided that the large vestibule was more important to him, so he brought the Hilleberg Nammatj 2 GT.

It’s a four-season two-person tunnel tent, which may be a little too large and heavy for some people, but Garry likes to have plenty of room to stretch out rather than being cramped up in some tiny one-man tent especially when it’s blowing a gale and raining outside!

A two-man tent always means that there’s plenty of room inside and with the vestibule there’s plenty of room to store the panniers inside overnight.

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MSR Velo

 

MSR Velo
Garry’s old MSR Velo

Garry’s original touring tent was the MSR Velo, the ideal cycle touring tent! It had a large vestibule which was useful for storing panniers in overnight; it was even big enough to get a bike inside if needed! And for its time was fairly light! In fact, it was probably made specifically for cycle touring; hence the name Velo! (French for bicycle)

Garry’s Velo had sat on the back of his bike for over 35,000 miles and was with him on his world tour. But after countless nights of camping under the stars in wind, rain, hail, snow and usually being packed away wet the following morning It just wore out! It had even survived a tornado! (Spain 2008)

Tent in the woods
Garry’s MSR on tour in Spain

Unfortunately, when Garry went to buy another one, MSR had stopped making them! So Garry had to start looking for an alternative.

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