Nallo 3

The Nallo 3 is the ideal all-around, all-season, exceptionally lightweight three person tent.

<span class="leadtext">THE NALLO MODELS</span> are known for their light weight. But it’s their remarkable strength that makes these tents the first choice for anyone needing the lightest weight tents that still offer all-season, all weather functionality. This includes hikers of all types, of course, but also wilderness photographers, climbers, hunters, and other adventurers who want to get more out of carrying less. Solo hikers can easily choose the near-palatial space of the Nallo 2 without any real weight penalty, just as two- and three-person parties can “size up” for the Nallo 3 and Nallo 4, respectively, without exceeding their weight “budget.” This is a red label tent.


 \n<i>“Nallo” is a peak in the Swedish mountain range of Kebnekaise.</i>

 \n<p style="text-align: center;">USD $875</p>

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

 \n<p style="text-align: center;">Kerlon 1200 outer tent fabric and 9mm poles make for a very lightweight yet supremely 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.

 \nA good amount 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.

 \nA single entrance and vestibule afford easy access and plenty of storage space, but keep the weight very low.

 \nThe lower portion of the rear outer wall can be rolled up for greater venting 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 inner tent can be replaced with a Mesh Inner tent (sold separately; see accessories).

 \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 Nallo</strong>

 \n<p class="copy"><span class="leadtext">IN THE MID-1980S,</span> Bo Hilleberg set out to design a two pole, double wall, one-person tent that was spacious and had a very low weight. He found he couldn’t get the weight he wanted with a design he liked. But during the process, he realized he could create a very lightweight, all-season two-person tent, with the same amount of space as the very popular Nammatj, which had been introduced a few years earlier.</p>

 \n<p class="copy indent">“There was a demand at that time for a lighter, two-person tent,” recalls Bo, “especially by those users who did not need the strength of the Nammatj.” And so the Nallo was born (along with the germ of the idea that would become the Akto some years later). Introduced in 1987, the Nallo used the same diameter poles and the same Kerlon 1500 outer tent fabric (with its remarkable 15 kg/33 lb tear strength) as did the Nammatj at that time. It was also roughly the same shape, but with a center entrance and integrated vent hood in the single vestibule for weight savings. “The Nallo was one of our biggest successes,” recalls Bo. “It won quite a few prizes in its first year.”</p>

 \n<p class="copy indent">By 1990, the Nallo had become the “Nallo 2,” as it was joined in the line by the Nallo 3. Both were enthusiastically received, and in 1995, when the European Outdoor Award was given for the very first time, the Nallo was named best overall outdoor product.</p>

 \n<p class="copy indent">Despite all this success, Bo knew he could improve on the Nallo concept. In 2002, he completely redesigned all the Nallo models with a shorter back pole and a longer front one, while retaining the front entrance vestibule. More importantly, we had developed a new, lighter weight Kerlon 1000 fabric, with a 10 kg/22 lb tear strength, which was conceived specifically for the Nallo tents. Together, the new design and new fabric both saved weight and created more sitting height up front.</p>

 \n<p class="copy indent">The same year, we also introduced both the 4-person Nallo 4, and 2-, 3-, and 4-person GT models, featuring our extended vestibule construction. All of the redesigned Nallo models were a great success, and the GT versions were so popular that that demand outpaced production.</p>

 \n<p class="copy indent">The Nallo redesign was the first time we made tents lighter through materials, and the Nallo models were the first tents – indeed, the keystone tents – in what would become our Red Label line. But improvements did not stop. In 2003, we introduced improved Kerlon fabrics: Kerlon 1800 (18 kg/40 lb tear strength) replaced Kerlon 1500, and Kerlon 1200, (12 kg/26 lb tear strength) replaced the Kerlon 1000 of the time. We added an additional, interior vent in to all Nallo models in 2005, and in 2006, we reconfigured the Nallo GT model’s extended vestibules with a more adjustable vent and two entrances. We also added a short zipper to the back wall of the outer tent on all Nallo and Nallo GT models, which provided even more venting options.</p>

 \n<p class="copy indent">Today, the Nallo and Nallo GT models remain some of our most popular, and with good reason: they are strong and roomy yet quite light, and they offer true all-season function. They have been used all over the world, in all seasons, by cyclists, climbers, ski mountaineers, trekkers and backpackers. The Nallo and Nallo GT tents also became the inspiration for the very light Anjan and Anjan GT models, “founding members” of our three-season Yellow Label line.</p>

 \n<strong>The story of red label tents</strong>

 \n<p class="copy"><span class="leadtext">OUR RED LABEL MODELS</span> are true all-season tents, yet are still easily light enough for any backpacking trip. They are well-suited for nearly all users, and, unsurprisingly, they have become our most popular tents.</p>

 \n<p class="copy indent">Before we organized our tents into the Label system – introduced in 2012 to make it easier for people to choose the right Hilleberg tent – our now-named “Red Label” models were simply called “Kerlon 1200 tents.” According to Bo Hilleberg, “The Kerlon 1200 tents were made at first for experienced backpackers who were out year ’round.” These tents were distinguished then – as Red Label tents are today – by their lighter weight, Kerlon 1200 outer tent fabric and 9 mm poles, in contrast to our Black Label models, which use stronger Kerlon 1800 in their outer tents and sturdier 10 mm poles.</p>

 \n<p class="copy indent">Quite quickly, however, we discovered that these light yet remarkably strong Red Label tents were ideal for quite a large group of users. “Those just beginning to go into the backcountry get a tent that is reliable and offers great security for bad weather in the summer,” says Bo. “Experienced users often find them a lighter option for some of their trips. And they are quite good for families who are out in more challenging conditions.”</p>

 \n<p class="copy indent">The first “Red Label” tent was the <a class="ui-link" href="<>">Nallo</a>, introduced in 1987 as a response to those who wanted a 2-person tent similar to our <a class="ui-link" href="<>">Black Label</a> <a class="ui-link" href="<>">Nammatj</a>, only lighter. This led us on a quest both for new designs and a new fabric that would save even more weight without compromising our rigorous strength standards. That first Nallo spawned a collection – the <a class="ui-link" href="<>">Nallo 2</a>, <a class="ui-link" href="<>">3</a>, and <a class="ui-link" href="<>">4</a> and corresponding <a class="ui-link" href="<>">extended vestibule GT models</a> – which then led to the newer design we use today. All of the subsequent Red Label tents evolved from that template: lighter fabrics, 9 mm poles, one vent up high, and often using different length poles – all to save weight without compromising true all-season strength.</p>

 \n<p class="copy indent">Since the Nammatj to Nallo concept worked so well, we did the same with <a class="ui-link" href="<>">Staika</a> to <a class="ui-link" href="<>">Allak</a>, and then took it one step further and created a solo version, the <a class="ui-link" href="<>">Soulo</a>. The <a class="ui-link" href="<>">Keron</a> collection gave rise to the <a class="ui-link" href="<>">Kaitum</a> models. The <a class="ui-link" href="<>">Saivo</a> and <a class="ui-link" href="<>">Tarra</a> were the inspiration for the <a class="ui-link" href="<>">Jannu</a>. Both <a class="ui-link" href="<>">Akto</a> and <a class="ui-link" href="<>">Unna</a>, however, are “native” Red Label tents in that they were designed not to be Black Label counterparts, but to be exactly what they are: outstanding solo tents for those who go out in all seasons.</p>

 \n<p class="copy indent">We know that the smaller Red Label tents – especially the Jannu and Soulo – are tremendously strong, and that leads some very experienced people to use them, quite successfully, for things which we don’t necessarily recommend Red Label tents. Eric Larsen took an Akto on his attempt to bicycle to the South Pole. Lonnie Dupre used a Soulo in the first winter solo ascent of Denali. And Alexander Barber continues to use the Soulo and Jannu in his solo climbs of the Himalayan 8000 m peaks. We do, however, advise against using Red Label tents for those doing sustained, multi-month journeys – round-the-world bicycle, motorcycle or trekking tours, for example. For these kinds of demanding adventures, we still recommend taking a stronger, more durable Black Label tent.</p>

 \n<p class="copy indent">Such extreme usage aside, Red Label tents are ideal for those who find themselves out in all seasons and all weather, and who want an outstanding balance of light weight, strength, and overall comfort.</p>

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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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