Tunnel tent: Helsport Fjellheimen Superlight Camp 3

Light-weight tunnel tent

After a few trips with the Exped Mira III we searched for some improvements. Especially more protection against driving rain and  bigger apses. And if the tent would even be lighter, we could be very happy. So we agsin looked for a suitable candidate and bought the tunnel tent Fjellheimen Superlight Camp 3 by Helsport.

Characteristics: bought 2015 for 900 €. It is a tunnel tent with one spacious apses and only one entrance. The Mira III has 2 entrances and 2 small apses. Weight and pac size of the Helsport: 1.850 g, 18 x 35 cm.

 

Sleeping 2017

Sleeping-bags, mattress, pillow

Camping? How horrible. It is cold an wet, isn’t it? With a proper tent, good mattresses and the right sleeping-bag you will find that camping is pretty cosy. Even so cosy that we normally prefer it to any guesthouse on the way. Referring to the mattress we have almost gone through the entire development during the years. The first one was a so-called termal mat, 1 kg heavy and large pack size. After that we had a Therm-a-rest mat.

Our present gear (left to right):

Sleeping bag Deuter Exosphere -8° (Brigitte), sleeping bag Deuter Exosphere -4° (Fritz), Therm-a-rest, Sea to Summit air mattress, Sea to Summit pillow

Globetrotter repair service

Globetrotter – good service

Our Hilleberg Keron IV tent is about 20 years old and used quite often during that long time. Globetrotter Ausrüstung, a German retailer for outdoor equipment with several stores and an online shop, offers  a tent-check on being waterproof. We sent them the tent and got it back with the note that everything is OK and there was no need to repair anything. Of course we had to pay a fee for this service, but we think, that Globetrotter acts very fair not forcing us to have anything being done on a product that may be outdated but is still in good shape. Have you ever tried this with your local garage? We liked it. As well as the service they offer whenever you have a question.