When you are planning a long tour one of your major thoughts is where you will sleep. We were planning to camp a lot of the time and wanted a tent with a bit more space, lightweight, quick and easy to put up and take down. We thought about free standing tents but they tended to be smaller and a bit heavier.
Like many other cycling tourists we went for the Hillerberg Nallo 3GT. It ticked all the boxes was well made and had excellent reviews.
It has stood up extremely well to some serious weather, we have had some torrential downpours and stayed nice and dry. We have woken up to ice on the tent and stayed snug inside.The colour merges nicely with vegetation so you don’t stand out when camping wild.It is also easy to take the inner tent down separately and then take down the outer tent. This is particularly useful when it is raining. We have the obligatory fitted groundsheet which makes the vestibule space much more practical. This is super useful when it is raining as you can sit inside the vestibule keeping dry and still cook outside.
The tent has a large vent that you can open at the base and a vent in the vestibule, the downside of the lower vent is that you can get small animals intruding such as hedgehogs and cats. Despite the vents condensation tends to occur when the temperature drops and particularly on calm nights.
We have been very happy with it and wouldn’t change it for anything else. It folds up to a compact shape ideal for bungying on to a bike rack.