Hilleberg Kaitum GT Tent Wins 2009 Outdoor Life Editor's Choice Award

Hilleberg the Tentmaker was recently presented with Outdoor Life Magazine’s 2009 Editor’s Choice Award for its ultralight Kaitum GT tent introduced earlier this year.

Redmond, WA — Hilleberg the Tentmaker, a family-owned company that manufactures high quality, lightweight tents for all seasons, was recently presented with Outdoor Life Magazine's 2009 Editor's Choice Award for its ultralight Kaitum GT tent introduced earlier this year. The Kaitum GT, along with five other tents, was featured in the October 2009 issue in an article titled “Cold Weather Gear.”

The Editor's Choice criteria include ease of use, comfort, durability, packability, and price/value ratio. The Hilleberg Kaitum GT received four out of four stars for an overall excellent rating from the reviewing editors who included the following comment in their review: “This bomb shelter will stand up to the absolute worse conditions you could expect to encounter during a fall hunt.”

“Everything about the Kaitum GT screamed quality,” said John Taranto, Gear Editor at Outdoor Life. “From the lightweight-yet-durable shell to the guylines, zippers and pegs, it's clear that Hilleberg is only interested in using the finest materials available in the construction of their tents.”

“We are very pleased to receive such a prestigious award from the editors at Outdoor Life, one of the most widely read and highly respected outdoor publications,” said Petra Hilleberg, President of Hilleberg USA. “The Kaitum GT was introduced just this year and has quickly become one of our most popular models.

All season tough yet remarkably lightweight, the Hilleberg Kaitum GT tents feature one standard vestibule as well as an extended one, easily providing space enough for gear-intensive outings. The ultralight Kerlon 1200 outer tent fabric used on the Kaitum GT models is one of the strongest ultra-lightweight tent fabrics available. It provides all-condition durability for use in protected terrain in any kind of weather. The Kaitum 2 GT weighs 6 lbs. 4 oz. and the Kaitum 3 GT weighs 7 lbs. 4 oz. For more information, visit www.hilleberg.com.

Outdoor Life (www.OutdoorLife.com) is the source for hunting and fishing adventure. Outdoor Life provides technical information and insight to the more experienced outdoorsman, including field reports and gear guides to supply hands-on hunters and anglers with the most current knowledge about their passion, supplemented with the latest techniques, tactics and tips. Outdoor Life achieves this by featuring how-to articles written by the experts in the field, the best and most captivating adventure stories from the woods or on the water, comprehensive regional coverage of the best hunting and fishing opportunities in specific areas and annual gear tests conducted by the Outdoor Life editors. Outdoor Life is published 10 times a year by the Bonnier Corp.

Founded in 1973, Sweden-based Hilleberg is a family-owned company that manufactures lightweight all-season tents of the highest quality. The company is known for setting the standard in making tents by always utilizing the lightest yet strongest material available along with double wall construction, and in inspecting every tent in their own European factory to ensure the ultimate in quality and safety. Remaining true to their parent's vision and high standards for the company and its products, Petra and Rolf Hilleberg now manage the USA and European offices (respectively) and continue to grow the company by working and playing in Hilleberg Tents.