Keron and Keron GT
Offers the optimal blend of maximum space, maximum strength, maximum flexibility and maximum comfort in a lower weight package.
Our flagship tunnel tents, the Keron and its extended vestibule version, the Keron GT, are outstanding hard use, all-around wilderness tents.
About Keron & Keron GT
The Keron and Keron GT offer the optimal blend of maximum space, maximum strength, maximum flexibility and maximum comfort in a lower weight package. Our flagship tunnel tents, the Keron and its extended vestibule version, the Keron GT, are outstanding hard use, all-around wilderness tents. They are preeminent for adventures where, between strength and absolute lowest weight, strength is more important, since their exceptionally strong Kerlon 1800 outer tent fabric and 10 mm poles make these some of our strongest models. Thanks to both their strength to weight and space to weight ratios, as well as their two door/two vestibule configuration, they excel for year ‘round use, especially in exposed and/or above tree-line terrain. Both are especially suited to extended snow camping in extreme conditions, and while their tunnel tent design is geared more for mobile adventures, where you move your camp every day, they can be used quite effectively for base camp-oriented trips, as well.
Keron & Keron GT Users
When we first introduced the Keron, it quickly became the standard tent for polar expeditions because of its superb durability and excellent wind stability, its roomy interior, and its simplicity. These same traits have made these tents favorites of outdoor enthusiasts of every stamp. Certainly this includes the “professionals,” such as mountain guides, forest rangers, search and rescue teams, and military special operations units. At the same time, both the Keron and Keron GT are also excellent choices for families, hikers and “regular” users – 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. Indeed, the Keron and Keron GT models are admirable choices for any backcountr
The story of the Keron
Our flagship tent, The Keron is, arguably, the one most often associated with the Hilleberg name.When we introduced the first Keron in 1981, it was not the first tunnel tent on the market, nor was it the first Hilleberg tunnel model. Bo had designed the Keron’s predecessor, the Caravan Nomad, which bore the label “designed by Bo Hilleberg,” in 1977. And it was the first commercial tunnel tent with linked but separable inner and outer tents. The Keron of 1981, like today’s incarnation, had that hallmark linked inner and outer for simultaneous pitching, as well as 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, all-season, all-weather standards that today’s Kerons – and all other Hilleberg tents – embody. Indeed, the Keron’s appearance has changed very little over the years. 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. What we have not done is sacrifice any detail towards making the Keron the highest performing tunnel tent available. The Keron is the foundation of all of our tunnel tents – from the Keron GT to the Nallo and Nammatj series, and even to the solo Akto. All have Keron genes– that vertical entrance (or entrances), near vertical side walls, the spacious vestibules, and, most importantly, that exceptional weight to space ratio and that ultimate reliability.
|Norway’s Friluftsliv named the Keron 4 GT Top Product, praising its spaciousness, its ease of set up, and its outstanding stability, all at a remarkable low weight.|
|The readers of Swedish outdoor magazine Friluftsliv voted the Keron models their favorite tents.|
|Germany’s highly regarded magazine Outdoor awarded the Keron 3 GT its prestigious Editor’s Choice Award.|
|The Keron/Keron GT was selected as Gear of the Year four times by the readers of Outdoor, Germany’s leading outdoor magazine.|
|The US-based American Alpine Institute presented its coveted Guides Choice Award to three Hilleberg tents, including the Keron, declaring, They are perfection in design.”|
|Germany’s Outdoor gave the Keron 3 their highest rating in a test in December, 2004. In February of 2005, the Keron 3 GT garnered the same “Outstanding” score.|