Hilleberg the Tentmaker debuts the Anaris ridge tent for Spring 2020

Hilleberg is proud to introduce the new 2-person Anaris, a very light and roomy ridge tent constructed to be pitched with trekking poles. Its excellent combination of light weight, simplicity and impressive comfort make it ideal for backpacking and other warmer weather backcountry adventures.

Part of the Hilleberg Yellow Label series of lightweight, snow-free adventure/3-season models, the Anaris offers a generous 110 cm/43 in of headroom and 2.6 sq m/28 sq ft of inner tent area as well as two entrances and two spacious vestibules, yet it weighs just 1.4 kg/3 lb 1 oz. Both inner tent entrance walls, including the doors, are no-see-um mesh, which, along with the catenary patterning on the outer tent walls ensure excellent full-time airflow, and its outer tent is made from Hilleberg’s Kerlon 1000, a very light and strong silicone-coated nylon with an impressive 8 kg/17.5 lb tear strength.

The tent takes its name and design from an earlier, all-season “Anaris” that was part of the Hilleberg line from the mid 1980s through the early 1990s. It in turn was based on the proven ridge design of Hilleberg’s first tent, the Keb, introduced in 1973, which pioneered Hilleberg’s hallmark linked inner and outer tent construction. “The Keb and the original Anaris were all-season tents,” says Bo Hilleberg, founder and chairman of the company, “and were used in all terrain and conditions with great success, including by a Swedish Himalayan Expedition in the late 1970s, who used it to over 5500 m (18,000 ft). This new Anaris takes the best of our simple yet sturdy ridge concept and reimagines it for the 21stcentury with our lightest fabrics.”

The new Anaris offers remarkable flexibility. Both doors on both vestibules can be partially or fully rolled away, allowing a myriad of venting options. In addition, either or both of the Anaris’s sides can be rolled up. Like all Hilleberg tents, the Anaris has linked inner and outer tents, allowing either simultaneous pitching or separate use. Used on its own, the outer tent is a supercharged tarp, thanks to its multiple options for rolling the ends or the sides. And the inner tents full mesh ends make it a superb choice for bug protection in hot weather.

While very lightweight ridge tents abound in the market, the Anaris is not meant as a “super ultralight” solution. Hilleberg created it for those who want a simple shelter solution that is light yet roomy and comfortable, something that is geared for walking trips both long and short, and that has all the quality of a Hilleberg tent. “As with all our tents, we built the Anaris not to be the absolute lightest of its kind, but rather the strongest and most reliable at the lightest weight,” says Petra Hilleberg, Hilleberg’s President and CEO. “We have a standard of quality, strength, and comfort that we will not compromise on, and we have had ridge tents in our line throughout our history: First the Keb in the 70s, then, in the 80s and 90s, the original Anaris, which was available in 2-, 3-, and 4-person versions. In the early 2000s we had the Muddus, our modular ridge tent, and then, most recently, the Rajd, a very lightweight shelter designed for adventure racing. We took everything we knew and everything we have learned over 45+ years about building great ridge tents and put that into the new Anaris.”

The Hilleberg Anaris will be available to consumers in Spring 2020 with an MSRP of $595. For more information contact tentmaker@hilleberg.com, or visit our website www.hilleberg.com.

About Hilleberg the Tentmaker

Founded in 1971, Sweden-based Hilleberg the Tentmaker is a family-owned company that manufactures lightweight tents of the highest quality for every season. The company is known for setting the standard in making tents by employing the lightest, yet strongest materials, by using double wall construction, and by setting up and inspecting every tent in their own European factory to ensure the ultimate in quality and safety. The company is still very much a family affair: Bo Hilleberg is Chairman of the Board, and heads up the product development team; his wife, Renate and their children Rolf and Petra comprise the company’s board, and Petra is both CEO of the Hilleberg Group and directly manages the US and Swedish operations as their President.

About Hilleberg The Tentmaker

For 50 years, Hilleberg the Tentmaker has specialized in doing one thing – building the highest quality tents and shelters available. Conceived and developed in northern Sweden, Hilleberg tents offer the ideal balance of low weight, extraordinary strength, and remarkable comfort.

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