Keron 3 Person Tent

The Keron 3 offers the optimal blend of maximum space, strength, flexibility, and comfort for three people in a lower weight package.

<p class="copy"><span class="leadtext">WHEN WE FIRST INTRODUCED</span> the Keron, it quickly became – and remains today – the standard tent for polar expeditions because of its superb durability, excellent stability in high winds, roomy interior, and simplicity. These same traits have made Keron and Keron GT models ongoing favorites of anyone wanting a tent that is exceptionally sturdy yet relatively light in weight, that will work for any situation, and that will handle many years of use. This includes both “professionals” – mountain guides, forest rangers, search and rescue teams, military special operations units, and the like – as well as families, hikers and other “regular” users.</p>

 \n<p class="copy indent">Both Keron and Keron GT models are admirable choices for any backcountry adventure, from demanding, extended winter expeditions, to long or short rambles in mountains and/or forests, to casual coastal jaunts, to relaxed overnight camping outings in your local recreation area.</p>

 \n<p class="copy indent end">The extended vestibule, GT versions are especially good choices for dog mushers and cycle tourers because the extra large vestibule allows plenty of storage space for sled or bike equipment. In fact, you can park two bicycles in the Keron 4 GT’s vestibule! This is a black label tent.</p>

 \n<p class="nameTag"><i>“Keron” means “grouse” in Sami, the language of the people indigenous to northern Scandinavia.


 \n<p style="text-align: center;">USD $1,135</p>

 \n<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Features</strong></p>

 \n<p style="text-align: center;">Kerlon 1800 outer tent fabric and 10 mm poles make for an exceptionally strong and stable tent.

 \nAll season construction: outer tent walls extend to the ground and mesh areas are backed with adjustable fabric panels.

 \nTunnel construction offers maximum space to weight ratio and is the ideal choice for mobile journeys.

 \nPlenty of room for three occupants and their gear.

 \nLinked but seperable inner and outer tent for simultaneous pitching.

 \nTunnel design requires only four pegs for pitching, and the simple, single opening continouse sleeve and pole tensioner system is quick to pitch and remarkably stable.

 \nDual entrances and vestibules ensure that one door can always be situated out of the wind and provide flexible entry/exit and storage options.

 \nAn 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.

 \nThe outer and inner tents can be used separately. Pitching the inner tent alone requires optional pole holderes (see accessories).</p>



 \n<strong>The story of the Keron</strong>

 \n<p class="copy"><span class="leadtext">OUR FLAGSHIP TENT,</span> the Keron is, arguably, the one most often associated with the Hilleberg name. When we introduced the Keron in 1981, it had not only that hallmark linked inner and outer for simultaneous pitching, but also an exceptionally strong silicon coated outer tent fabric – one only slightly less strong than the fabric we use today. And that first Keron was built to the same demanding standards that characterize today’s Kerons and all other Hilleberg tents.</p>

 \n<p class="copy indent">With its spacious interior, two entrance design, and easy-to-pitch construction, the Keron was an immediate success, adopted by backcountry travelers of all kinds. It was followed quite quickly by the single entrance Nammatj, which had the strength and ease of use of the Keron, but in a lighter weight package and with a more compact footprint. During this time, Bo was doing quite a bit of winter trips with dog sleds, and one of his friends had a homemade tent with a longer vestibule to cater to the needs of mushing. Immediately seeing its utility for mushers, Bo created what would become the Keron GT, with one standard and one extended vestibule. A Nammatj GT, with a single extended vestibule soon followed. Both did become immediately popular with mushers, who found that they could easily put all their gear into the larger vestibules, but they attracted other users as well: foresters, special military units, and polar expeditions, and anyone else doing gear-intensive trips in all conditions.</p>

 \n<p class="copy indent">By design, the Keron’s appearance has changed very little since its introduction. With its vertical inner tent entrances and near vertical walls, it provides the most useable amount of interior space of any other practical tent design, so we have stayed with it. We have improved its overall strength by taking advantage of the latest fabric and other material technologies, and we have continuously updated its construction to match those materials. But what we have not done is sacrifice any detail towards making the Keron the highest performing tunnel tent available. The Keron is the foundation for all of our tunnel tents, including, of course, the extended vestibule Black Label Keron GT and the Nammatj models, but also for the Red Label Kaitum and Nallo tents, and for the Yellow Label Anjan models – and even for the Red Label Akto and Yellow Label Enan one-person tents. All have Keron genes – vertical inner tent entrance (or entrances), near vertical side walls, spacious vestibules, and, most importantly, that exceptional weight to space ratio and that ultimate reliability.</p>

 \n<p class="caption"><strong>Today the Keron continues to be a stalwart choice for any use.</strong></p>

 \n<p class="copy indent">Ida Nordin and Mimmi Person live in Östersund, Sweden, where Ida is a teacher and Mimmi works in the woods. Both love to get out and travel and camp in the mountains and forest. Avid hikers, bikers and paddlers, they both also had, for many years, a longing to do a long trip and experience the winter in the Swedish mountains. So it seemed natural to challenge themselves with the White Band, which is what a ski tour of the full length of the Swedish mountains is called (if done in the summer, it’s called the Green Band). To earn the White Band certificate is simple (but far from easy): ski from Grövelsjön, Sweden, at the southern end of the Swedish mountain chain, to Treriksröset, the “three country cairn,” where Sweden, Norway and Finland’s borders meet (it can also be done north to south). A roughly 1300 km (807 miles) trip, the traveler must do it completely under his or her own power, in its entirety, and be fully self-supported. Ida &amp; Mimmi left Grövelsjön on March 2, 2015, and reached Treriksröset on May 4. “We decided to ski the White Band because it felt exciting and as a fitting challenge for us,” they say. “It is definitely the best thing we’ve ever done! Do not think about it, just do it!” They relied on their Keron 3 for the trip. “The tent took good care of us during our two month ski adventure through the Swedish mountains,” they say. “Thanks to the dual vestibules and spacious inner tent, we and our dog, Asta, had plenty of elbow room, and it was easy to organize all our equipment. Our favorite accessory is the Sled Bag, which made it incredibly easy and fast to set up the tent to get out of the wind for lunch…and when we would camp for the night. We slept calmly and confidently in all the different weather conditions we encountered on our 2015 winter trip. All the nights we spent in our Keron 3 has made the desire for more nights out even greater. We will continue to turn to our Keron 3 when we’re out on new adventures.”<i></i></p>

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Outer First or Together
Includes Poles?

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IN 1971, BO HILLEBERG, a professional forester, founded his own company, Hilleberg AB. That same year, while on a ski vacation in the Austrian Tyrol, Bo met Renate Neuner. After a couple of years, the two had fallen in love, married, and she had moved with him to Stockholm, Sweden. Their marriage was the final, necessary ingredient in the mix that has become Hilleberg the Tentmaker.

Before Renate, Bo’s fledgling company was primarily a forestry equipment concern, with tent making as a hoped-for sideline. An avid, lifelong outdoorsman, Bo was terminally frustrated with tents that required pitching the inner tent first and then covering it with a loose rain fly that usually displayed the same properties as a kite in the wind. He envisioned a tent that had an outer and inner tent that pitched together, simultaneously – but he didn’t have the necessary sewing skills. With Bo and Renate’s marriage, conjugal and commercial became one: Renate took charge of the sewing while Bo handled design and sales, and with their combined efforts, the company flourished.

Today, family and business are still inextricably linked. Bo is Chairman, and is senior advisor to the product development team; daughter Petra is CEO of the Hilleberg Group, President of both Hilleberg AB in Sweden and Hilleberg Inc in the US; and Bo, Renate, Petra and her brother Rolf make up the governing board of directors – clearly, family synergy continues to beget success.

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