Hilleberg Soulo Tent

4 Season / 1 Person / Fabric Inner / Height: 95cm, Length 220cm / Single Entrance
Weighs 2192g (excludes pegs & bags)
Code: SS181337
  • £789.99
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UOG TOP PICK - Hilleberg Soulo Tent - We've singled out Hilleberg's Soulo as one of our top recommendations because it is probably the best solo tent we have for the most challenging conditions you'll encounter. The design makes it the perfect UK 4 season go anywhere tent, ideal for winter trips to the Scottish Highlands.

The Soulo is one of the strongest all season, solo tents available. With a freestanding, three pole design and 12 guy points, this tent is ready for the worst conditions. With amazing build quality and unquestionable durability this is a top class tent. Good head height and decent vestibule space make it practical too.

Hilleberg says:

Since the Soulo’s free standing construction allows it to be pitched almost anywhere, and since it is remarkably light and tremendously strong, it is ideal for almost any adventure. During its development, nearly every tester found it perfect for whatever trip it was used on. Mountaineers, both recreational and professional, will take to its strength and low weight, as will backcountry hunters and winter campers. Bicycle, motorcycle and paddle tourers will choose it for its free standing simplicity and compact packed size. Backpackers in all seasons, long distance trekkers, and weekend hikers alike will be drawn to its light weight and integrated vestibule, and ski tourers and ski mountaineers will appreciate its snow load handling. Tall users will love its length, and all will appreciate its remarkable overall roominess.

| All season tents that prioritize light weight over absolute strength, adaptability and overall comfort. Ideal for all season trips where weight is a priority and where the conditions may be all but the most challenging. For users who don't need the strength of Black Label models, or who are willing to give up some strength and comfort for lighter weight. >Read more
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Hilleberg's Soulo Tent is ready for the worst conditions you might encounter on a solo trip. The details in the design, materials used and quality of construction result in a fantastic tent. Hilleberg focus their designs on quality, durable tents that provide shelter from the worst conditions. They use a label system to differentiate their tents and intended uses. The Soulo falls into the Red Label category which are: ideal for trips in any season where lighter weight is the priority and are quite capable of standing up to challenging terrain and conditions.

With a genuinely freestanding, three pole setup the Soulo looks and feels strong enough to withstand anything. There can still be a bit of flapping in stronger winds but with practice and adjustments this can be minimised. That's not to say the tent doesn't cope well in wind, it does. With the three poles crossing over and 12 guy points this tent does not move. You can be confident of a strong safe shelter in very high winds. The first time I used this in strong winds (over 50mph) I was amazed by how little I felt it.

The all-in-one pitching makes it quick and easy to put up while the inner provides extra warmth and the vestibule is a good size for storing your pack, boots and any wet gear. The weight is going to put many people off but if you need an all season tent that stands up to winter conditions easily then ultra lightweight tents aren't going to be in the running anyway. There are ways to cut weight with the Soulo but since strength and durability are key points in the design you would be reducing these slightly to save that weight. This is the tent I use through winter and any times when I know the weather will be challenging and it has never let me down.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

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UOG TOP PICK - Hilleberg Soulo Tent - We've singled out Hilleberg's Soulo as one of our top recommendations because it is probably the best solo tent we have for the most challenging conditions you'll encounter. The design makes it the perfect UK 4 season go anywhere tent, ideal for winter trips to the Scottish Highlands.

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Hilleberg Info:    
 
  • Kerlon 1200 outer tent fabric and 9mm poles make for a very lightweight yet supremely stable tent.
  • All season construction: outer tent walls extend to the ground and mesh areas are backed with adjustable fabric panels.
  • Dome construction with multiple pole crossing points provide outstanding snow-load handling capability.
  • Plenty of room for one occupant and his or her gear.
  • Linked but seperable inner and outer tent for simultaneous pitching.
  • Fully free standing dome design requires no pegs for pitching, and the straightforward short sleeve and clip pole system make for quick, easy set up.
  • The single entrance/single vestibule configuration affords easy access as well as storage space.
  • An 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.
  • The inner tent can be replaced with a Mesh Inner tent (sold separately).
  • The outer and inner tents can be used separately. Pitching the inner tent alone requires optional pole holders (sold separately).

Weight Specs

  • Flysheet & inner weighs: 1642g
  • Poles weigh: 550g
  • Total weight: 2192g (excludes pegs & bags)
  • Pegs x12 weigh: 136g

Construction + Materials

  • Inner tent area: 2.0 m2/21.5 ft2
  • Vestibule area: 0.6 m2/6.4 ft2
  • Fly fabric: Kerlon 1200, 30 D High Tenacity Ripstop Nylon 66
  • Fly treatment: Coated on both sides with a total of 3 layers of 100% silicone, and treated for UV resistance during dyeing and coating
  • Fly hydrostatic head: 5000 mm/49 kPa (ISO 811)
  • Fly tear strength: min. 12 kg (ISO 13937-4)
  • Inner tent fabric: 30 Denier Ripstop Nylon
  • Inner tent treatment: Durable Water Repellent (DWR)
  • Floor fabric: 70 Denier Nylon
  • Floor treatment: Triple-coated Polyurethane
  • Floor hydrostatic head: 15000 mm/147 kPa (ISO 811)
  • Floor miscellaneous: Highly puncture & abrasion resistant
  • Poles (9mm): 2 x 344, 1 x 285 cm / 2 x 135.4, 1 x 112.2 in
  • Pegs: 12 V-Peg
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Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
May 16, 2020 | wildcamping.lifeuk
BEST TENT ON THE MARKET

The Soulo is easy to pitch in a matter of minutes with external poles through the rain-fly first erection. Although the pitching requires no pegs there are 12 pegging points that I prefer to stake down as this will increase the overall stability of your tent and is highly recommended. A vast, 28-square-foot interior left plenty of room for myself (5’11) and gear, while the side door offers ample vestibule space (7.6 square feet) to shed wet layers while protected from storms (but before entering the sleeping area). A 37-inch maximum height meant I could sit up easily without touching the ceiling. Ventilation is adequate, thanks to the single, protected roof vent. Once erected, there are multiple guying and pegging points which enable you to cinch things down when the wind gets up. I have experienced winds of up to 60mph in the Hilleberg Soulo and not once did I feel the tent give way. The inner floor is a deep bathtub design which has withstood pitching on rain soaked ground with no water ingress whatsoever and also works well with keeping condensation to a minimum. The tent weighs in at around 2.4kg all in, which can be considered as a fairly heavy tent, and it is. But with the robustness of the materials used and its ability to tackle literally any weather pattern the weight can kind of be forgiven. It uses some of the best poles currently on the market, DAC Featherlite NSL poles which have a 9mm diameter and are extremely light but yet strong at the same time. The Soulo comes under the Hilleberg RED label meaning it uses the Kerlon 1200 outer tent fabric, which has a 12 kg/26.5 lb tear strength. Meaning that if you puncture the outer fabric with a trekking pole or something sharp the hole will not get any bigger nor will it rip. I can’t stress how durable this Kerlon fabric is. Being a true 4 season tent the fly comes all the way down to the floor protecting the inner from heavy rainstorms and deep snow drifts. The tent isn’t without its cons though. The weight can be an issue if you require a more lightweight setup and if you are over 6ft you might struggle with the interior space. Also the price…..Hilleberg tents are very expensive. I wouldn’t recommend these tents to the casual camper. That being said though, if you can get your head around the price tag you will have a tent that will last many, many years to come. It’s important to note also that each Hilleberg tent is handmade. On each tent and footprint is a small name tag stitched onto the fabric with the person who made the tent in the Hilleberg factory in Estonia. A great touch.

Ultralight Outdoor Gear Limited
November 13, 2019 | Michael - UOG
Super strong, spacious winter tent

I've had my Soulo for a couple of years and it has stood up to everything with ease. 40mph winds in -15 degrees in the Cairngorms last winter and it was a superb shelter. The pole setup and shape of the tent means that it stands up really well to high winds, snow and rain. It pitches really easily with the inner and fly pre-attached so no matter what the conditions are like it makes setting up much quicker and easier. There is certainly plenty of space inside and in the vestibule to sit up and read, store full winter kit for multi-day trips and cook when needed. It doesn't feel as comfortable in warmer conditions with the full fabric inner (there are mesh inners available if you desperately want to use it through summer months) but I only tent to use it when the conditions are tough. Condensation does build up in more humid weather but the gap between the inner and outer is so generous that you don't actually notice until you're putting the tent down. The quality of the materials used is top class and durability is amazing with mine showing very little sign of wear after numerous winter and spring outings at the start of this year. This is without doubt my favourite solo tent for tough conditions.

Ultralight Outdoor Gear Limited
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