Pros and Cons
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The Anjan 2 was designed as a very light tent for mobile adventures in warmer and snow-free conditions
Redesigned for 2017, Hilleberg have built on their previous version of the Anjan. While the Anjan 2 is not the lightest tent on the market, it is a spacious and roomy option for two people. The tunnel tent design allows the inner tent to be pitched at the same time as the flysheet, or it can pitched flysheet first – particularly useful when splitting the load with a partner. Hilleberg do sell a connector kit to enable you to use the inner tent on its own, should you wish to do so, in dry summer conditions. Reinforced pole sleeves are used, making it easy to thread the pair of 9mm DAC poles. These are slightly different in size, but Hilleberg have not made it as obvious as they could have done, as to which pole goes where. The flysheet is made from the same Kerlon 1000 fabric as the Enan, and seems to be pretty hardwearing. The porch is massive and is accessed by a single two-way zip. This zip runs alongside the front pole sleeve and means that the tent occupants can access and exit the tent while their equipment is still under shelter. During hot weather, the rear of the flysheet can be rolled up and secured on the rear pole to increase ventilation.
The inner tent is made from 20-denier ripstop nylon with a DWR finish, and has a large mesh door with a two-way zip and a mesh panel down by the feet. The ground sheet is a tough feeling 50-denier nylon that has been double coated with polyurethane to create a highly puncture and abrasion resistant floor. Hilleberg produce a footprint for the Anjan should you wish to use one, as well as a completely mesh-constructed version of the inner tent. The pegs supplied with the Anjan are Y-shaped and have a small loop of cord that makes removing them from the ground a bit easier; however the small surface area of peg tops meant that it can be painful trying to place them in solid ground.