A fully free-standing 2 person all season tent
Our goal with the Allak was to create a completely freestanding, all season, yet very light dome tent – in other words, an ultralight Staika. The Allak uses the same integrated vestibule design as the Staika, as well as a similar 3 pole structure, but it employs ultralight materials for weight savings. The result is a two door, two vestibule tent that weighs just 3.0 kg/6 lbs 10 oz. The Allak’s three poles cross in three places, so it is sturdy enough for all season use in both exposed and/or above tree line terrain as well as protected conditions. But because of its Kerlon 1200 outer tent fabric and 9 mm poles, it is not as stout as its Kerlon 1800 cousin, the Staika. Its exceptionally compact footprint and free standing design are ideal for tough pitching conditions, such as rocky ground and sand, and it is easily light enough for mobile journeys, where you move your camp every day. At the same time, its three pole dome structure is strong enough for some base camp use, where you leave your tent unattended, especially in moderate conditions.
- Material outer tent: Kerlon 1200, 30D Rip-Stop Nylon, 100 % polyamide with triple silicone coating on both sides
- Material inner tent: 30D Rip-Stop Nylon, 100 % polyamide
- Material floor: 70D Nylon, 100 % polyamide with triple polyurethane coating
- Water column outer tent: 3,000 mm
- Water column floor: 5,000 mm
- Poles: DAC Featherlite NSL-Poles 9mm, 100 % aluminum
- Weight: 3,300 g
The outer tent’s fabric is crucial to keeping the elements out. Perhaps the most obvious, specific difference lies in the tear strengths of the outer tents. Kerlon 1200 has a minimum tear strength of 12 kg/26.5 lbs. And it has a high UV resistance. The abrasion resistance is high as well. Many of the tent fabrics on the market – including those labeled “expedition grade” – have tear strengths of 2 kg/4.4 lbs to 3 kg/6.6 lbs. Thus, Kerlon 1200 is four to six times stronger than most other tent materials and amazingly light in weight 50g/m².
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