The Anjan is based on the hugely popular Hilleberg Nallo, with the difference being the use of a lighter-weight Kerlon 1000 fabric, which reduces tent weight. The Anjan comes in at 1781g and is designed for snow-free conditions. The tent is pitched outer- first to keep the inner dry during damp conditions. The poles slip through sleeves around the outside of the flysheet, then a minimum of four pegs are needed to stabilise the structure with four guy lines and a total of 12 pegs allowing the most stable pitch. Very durable ladder-lock webbing adjusters allow easy pitching, but the fly doesn’t come as close to the ground as I would like for horizontal rain protection. This air gap does improve ventilation, however, as there are no vents elsewhere on the outer. Entry is via the front porch, with the outer door having two zip pulls that allow it to open from the top and one side, so it doesn’t offer the full range of openings offered elsewhere. The porch is very large, though, and ideal for storing two campers’ gear with space to come and go. The inner tent is yellow and feels spacious and bright, with good headroom for two people. The price tag is a turn-off, but with the Hilleberg Anjan 2 you’re getting a spacious tent with materials that seem more robust than lower-priced options.
Flysheet fabric Kerlon 1000
Inner tent fabric ripstop nylon
Groundsheet fabric nylon PU-coated
Internal dimensions (LxWxH) 220x130x100cm
Packed size 15x50cm
Low weight plus durable components and good space up the price, but for regular campers the Hilleberg Anjan 2 is a superb tent if you can justify the outlay.
Review by Graham Thompson
Published in Trail magazine June 2014