Camp Fortitude - Hilleberg Saitaris


Before you start gagging at the price, look at this fou-rperson tent’s impressive qualities. The freestanding, double-walled shelter ($1,495, feels like the Four Seasons when you’re at advanced base camp and the wind is blowing madly, thanks to the Kerlon 1,800 fabric (said to be six times stronger than most mountaineering tent fabrics). The 53-square-foot interior and 49-inch apex deliver sufficient space for a quartet, and the four-pole set-up makes for easy pitching. A 30-square-foot vestibule provides space for both climbing gear and cooking, and another 15-square-foot space is accessible via the rear of the tent. Testers had no problems with ventilation due to the Saitaris’ two vents on the fly and two on the roof. Another plus: There are multiple side doors for easy entry. At 12 lbs. 2 oz, this tent is not likely to be carried on summit bids, but it’s great for winter camping or low camps on a big peak.