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Hilleberg Allak Pitching Instructions: Additional features and options

Hilleberg Allak Pitching Instructions: Additional features and options


Allak pitching instructions: Additional features and options Welcome to the Allak extras video. Here
we’ll cover a few additional features and options. Use the menu to navigate to
specific topics, or simply watch the entire video. Using the Allak footprint The best time to attach the footprint to your tent is indoors, before you go out on a trip. Lay your tent out with the floor side up. Position the Footprint on top of
the tent floor with the logo side towards the floor. The logos on the Allak Footprint should align to the center of the Allak’s outer tent doors. Attach the Footprint’s red toggles to the rings around the perimeter of the Allak’s outer tent. Note that the Allak Footprint does cover
both vestibules. You can leave the Footprint attached when you pack the tent. The Allak tent bag is made to accommodate the tent and its footprint. Rough weather pitching Before you use your Allak in challenging weather conditions, it is best to have practiced the setup beforehand. In general, it’s a good idea to stay low when pitching your tent in stormy weather, and to make sure to secure all loose bags in your pockets. Position the tents foot end into the wind. You can identify the foot end because the Allak’s head end has a logo on the bottom edge of the outer tent and the foot end does not. The inner tents pockets are also on the head end. Make sure and attach one guy line to a pack or other heavy object to prevent the tent from blowing away. Next, secure the six corners with pegs. Remember to press the pegs in completely, at about a 45-degree angle to
the ground. Starting at the foot end of the tent,
insert one pole end into one of the short pole sleeves. Wrap the upper guy line attachment around the tent pole and peg out the two guy lines, leaving them fairly slack. This process of wrapping the upper attachment and pegging the guy lines as you put in the poles is essential for rough weather pitching. Insert the other pole end into the matching color-coded sleeve on the other side of the tent – the head end – and again, wrap the upper guy line attachment around the tent pole. If you want you can also attach the bottom clip to the pole. Peg out the two guy lines, again leaving them fairly slack. Repeat this process for the other pole
at the foot end of the tent. Finally, use the same procedure for the last pole. Circle around the tent while you attach
the clips so that the tent walls are raised to the same height on all sides. Tighten the guy lines as you go. Be careful not to step on the tent fabric. If you have difficulty reaching the upper clips, you can stand on the vestibule or slide your feet under the tent. Finally secure the vent cover by attaching the vent cover hooks to the corresponding rings along the pole sleeves and tighten their adjusters. Because of the larger size of the Allak 3, there is an additional peg point in the middle of the outer tent walls on both the head and foot ends. Using these helps keep the tent secure in very windy conditions. There are also extra guy line attachment points on the Allak’s vent cover that you can use in particularly high winds. Simply tie on a length of guy line cord and peg it down. When entering your Allak in rainy weather, unzipping the outer tent door only about half way will help keep rain off of the inner tent door. The red toggle at the base of the Allak’s vestibule entrance zippers “locks” the zipper and is there precisely for high wind conditions. The linked yet separable inner and outer tents allow you to disconnect the inner tent for additional vestibule space in bad weather. The Allak pole system is designed so you can “double pole,” using two poles in each sleeve and clip line. This increases the stability and strength of the tent in extreme weather conditions. When double poling, alternate the clips between the two poles. Using the Allak outer tent separately To use the outer tent on its own, detach the outer tent from the inner tent and pitch it as you would the complete tent. You can also pitch the complete tent and then detach the inner tent. Starting at one of the inside corners, disconnect the inner tent’s toggles from the outer tent’s rings. To make reattachment easier, leave one or two of the toggles in place, and tuck the inner tent into the corner. Using the outer tent on its own provides a great place for people to gather. Using the Allak inner tent separately To use the inner tent separately, disconnect it from the outer tent. You will need the Staika and the Allak Pole Holder Kit, which is available for purchase separately. You will also need the Allak’s 3 poles and 6 of its pegs. The Pole Holder Kit consists of two sets of three pole holders connected by two line-runner-adjustable black cords plus one red cord with a ring on the end. Once you have detached the inner tent, lay it out, then lay out one of the corded pole holder sets so that the pole holder with the red cord is in front of one of the tent’s doors. Attach the other two pole holders to the corners flanking the door by inserting the toggles on the tents’ corners into the rings on the pole holders. Repeat on the other side of the tent. Thread one pole through the elastic loops and toggles that cross the tent lengthwise from head to foot end and seep the pull holder end into the pole
holder at the end of the line of elastic loops. Repeat this process with the second crossing pole, making sure to put the second pole under the first one at the crossing point of the lines of loops. Thread the last pole through the elastic
loop on one of the doors zipper lines, over the first pole, under the second
pole, and through the loop on the opposite doors zipper line, then seat one of the pole ends into one of the pole holders. Arch the first crossing pole you put in – and put the free end into its corner’s pole holder. Arch the third pole you put in – the one that goes over the doors – and seat its free end into the pole holder on the other side of the tent. Finally, arch the second crossing pole you put in and seat its free end into the corner pole holder. Pull up the red cord attached to the middle pole holder in front of one of the tent’s doors and wrap it upward along and around the pole. Insert the toggle on the elastic loop above the door into the ring on the end of the red cord. Repeat this process on the other side of the tent. Adjust the line runners on the black cords connecting the pole holder so that all the pole holders rest evenly on the ground. Peg the six pole holders. Remember to press the pegs in completely, at about a 45° angle to the ground. Using the optional Allak Mesh Inner Tent While designed to be used on its own, the Allak Mesh Inner Tent can also be used in place of the regular Allak inner tent. Simply remove the standard inner tent and align the Mesh Inner Tent. Then re-attach the Mesh Inner tent to the outer tent. Using the Allak Mesh Inner tent will add more ventilation, but it will also make your Allak a 3-season tent, rather than an all-season one because the mesh panels cannot be covered, so snow and bad weather can potentially get it. Mesh Inner tents weight about the same as the corresponding model’s standard inner tent. To use the Allak Mesh Inner tent separately, you will need 3 Allak poles as well as 6 pegs. The Allak Mesh Inner tent comes with the Staika and Allak Pole Holder Kit, and it uses the same procedure as the standard inner tent only setup. The Pole Holder Kit consists of two sets of three pole holders connected by two line-runner-adjustable black cords plus one red cord with a ring on the end. To attach the Pole Holder Kit, lay out the Mesh Inner tent, then lay out one of the corded pole holder sets so that the pole holder with the red cord is in front of one of the tent’s doors. Attach the other two pole holders to the corners flanking the door by inserting the toggles on the tents’ corners into the rings on the pole holders. Repeat on the other side of the tent. Thread one pole through the elastic loops and toggles that cross the tent lengthwise from head to foot end and seat the pole end into the pole holder at the end of the line of elastic loops. Repeat this process with the second crossing pole, making sure to put the second pole under the first one at the crossing point of the lines of loops. Thread the last pole through the elastic loop on one of the door’s zipper lines, over the first pole, under the second pole, and through the loop on the opposite door’s zipper line, then seat one of the pole ends into one of the pole holders. Arch the first crossing pole you put in and put the free end into its corner’s pole holder. Arch the third pole you put in – the one that goes over the doors – and seat its free end into the pole holder on the other side of the tent. Finally, arch the second crossing pole you put in and seat its free end into the corner pole holder. Pull up the red cord attached to the middle pole holder in front of one of the tent’s doors and wrap it upward along and around the pole. Insert the toggle on the elastic loop above the door into the ring on the end of the red cord. Repeat this process on the other side of the tent. Adjust the line runners on the black cords connecting the pole holders so that all the pole holders rest evenly on the ground. Peg the six pole holders. Remember to press the pegs in completely, at about a 45° angle to the ground. Draping the Allak outer tent over the inner tent or the Mesh Inner Tent If you need quick weather protection after you’ve set up your regular inner tent or Mesh Inner tent, you can simply drape the outer tent over it. Spread the outer tent over the regular or Mesh Inner tent and align the lines of the pole sleeves with the poles. Then either hook the outer tent corner loops over the pegs you put into the corner loops or peg down the outer tent corners separately. Lastly, secure the vent cover. Using a tarp with the Allak inner tent or the Mesh Inner Tent Another option for weather protection for your Mesh or regular inner tent only setup is the Hilleberg Tarp 10 or Tarp 20. In this video we are using a Tarp 10, but a Tarp 20 will use the same procedure, and will give you more covered space. Combining the Mesh Inner tent and a tarp is an excellent choice for warm weather trips, as the Mesh Inner provides fully ventilated bug protection, and you can set up the Tarp if you need protection from rain or sun. A Tarp 10 or Tarp 20 will work just as well for weather protection for the standard Allak inner tent as it will for the Mesh Inner Tent. Drape the tarp over the Allak inner tent, with its longer dimension parallel to the head and foot ends of the regular or Mesh Inner Tent. Pull out and loosely peg all the guy lines, leaving the lines themselves fairly slack. Set a trekking pole so it’s a little bit longer than the height of the Allak Inner tent and put the pole’s tip into the ring in the tarp that is in front of one of the tent’s doors. Repeat with another trekking pole on the other side of the tent. For easiest adjustment of the guy line, place the guy line loop behind the tip of the trekking pole and then tension the line runner. Tighten the other guy lines and adjust their peg points as needed to get the set up and coverage you want. A tarp can also be used to extend the vestibule space or create a big covered porch.

5 comments

Bought the Allak 2 in sand but not used it yet so thank you for posting this instructional video it's very helpful

Thanks for this video Petra! I have that extra kit to set up the inner tent separately, but have never used it. Cool to see how it works.

Very well explained clear instructional video of this great tent. During solo expeditions I trust on the Hilleberg Unna, but would defenitly consider the Allak when my partner comes with me.

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