Nordisk tests its tents in a wind tunnel and the Halland PU can withstand winds of 32.5 metres per second, which is 11 on the Beaufort scale: ‘violent storm’. The fabric is a heavier and more durable polyurethane (PU) fabric than many lighter tents, you get plenty of guy lines, and the flysheet hugs the ground. The basic outline is a two-pole tunnel that is pitched outer-first. Poles slide through sleeves around the outside of the flysheet with the pole ends slotting into eyelets on webbing that can be tensioned with ladder-lock buckles. As with all tunnels it takes a little bit of work to get good tension along the length of the tent, so you do need those guy lines. There is a front porch with a very good central opening that can be opened from the top, bottom or either side thanks to four zip pulls. There are also good vents at the front and rear to allow airflow through the tent. The porch is very spacious with good room for two packs, but the inner was a little baggy compared to other tents of this style I have used. At 2677g the Nordisk Halland PU is a little heavy compared to other options, but it does feel like a more durable shelter.
Flysheet fabric PU-coated polyester
Inner tent polyester
Groundsheet fabric PU-coated polyester
Internal dimensions 215x130x100cm
Packed size 50x15cm
The Nordisk Halland PU is a tough tent for wild camping in more challenging weather, but the drawback is that the weight is higher than that of some more spacious tents.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine Spring 2013