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    Default Nallo 3 GT weight questions???

    Gents - recently purchased the Hilleberg Nallo 3 GT. Website as well as others' posts say this tent is ~ 6 lbs. I received mine this week and weighed the tent, poles, rain fly, stakes and footprint...it came in right at 8 lbs...seems a bit heavy??? Thoughts...
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    Lightbulb sorry

    just realized the footprint adds ~ 1.5 lbs...that explains it.

    Next question (that I hopefully won't answer b/c of my own stupidity...)

    Do you guys use the footprint on sheep hunts or leave it behind to save on weight?
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    Matters how much rock and ice you expect to encounter. I would take it if you expect it to be extremely harsh terrain. Shale will cut up the bottom of a tent fairly quickly. However, many times you can take a small roll of tyvek plastic as a foot print that weighs much less.

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    Default That worried about weight...

    Get the fibraplex poles. Cuts the pole weight in half.

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    I don't bring the footprint on sheep hunts that I'm worried about weight on. Every time I set it up I am always able to find an ideal place to set up with soft ground, large enough, etc. I agree that if you are expecting rough terrain, then you might want to bring it along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oakman View Post
    I don't bring the footprint on sheep hunts that I'm worried about weight on. Every time I set it up I am always able to find an ideal place to set up with soft ground, large enough, etc. I agree that if you are expecting rough terrain, then you might want to bring it along.
    +1 here. The Nallo GT 3 ( I have one too) is a non-freestanding tent, so setting up on top of a field off shale or rocks is going to be unlikely anyways as I will no doubt look to pitch on some tundra. If wheeler camping or boat camping and maybe going to be on a gravel bar or something then sure pack it along. Backpacking I'll save the weight and just choose a better campsite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason in Anchorage View Post
    just realized the footprint adds ~ 1.5 lbs...that explains it.

    Next question (that I hopefully won't answer b/c of my own stupidity...)

    Do you guys use the footprint on sheep hunts or leave it behind to save on weight?
    When I bought my Hilleberg Tarra I was talking with Hilleberg and asked the guy what he thought about the footprints. He said they never use them. 8lbs ain't bad though for 2 guys. That's what my tent weighs and is less than the North Face Mtn 25 which is kind of like the 30-06 or 44mag of 2 man mtn tents.

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    based on yall's feedback I will just leave the footprint at home on the sheep hunt. Save 1 lbs 5 oz.
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