leftpoole wrote:Hilleberg Nallo 2 GT for solo camping this Winter!
Overkill or wise?
Well, I've just completed a 12-day cycle-tour with a Nallo 2 GT in an August that felt more like the end of September.
It was a concern, about the weight, to start with, but then again it is no heavier than standard 2-man tents used to be 10 - 15 years a go. I put it in a heavy duty cover and it weighed about 3.2 kgs all up with about 4 spare pegs (probably about 4 kgs when wet!). My Hilleberg Soulo weighs about 2.9 kgs with the same heavy duty cover so it was only an extra 300g for 4 times the room.
I was quite pleased overall, the extended porch is very useful, especially when it is raining, and you can do everything from cooking, eating, packing and even sitting up to read before retiring to sleep.
It also depends on what type of bike you use, but if it is heavy duty enough and able to cope with 15 - 20 kg total luggage weight without flexing then the Nallo GT is a good choice.
So: overkill or wise? I would say very wise for winter!