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Hilleberg the Tentmaker, a family-owned company that manufactures high quality, lightweight tents for all seasons, has been awarded Field & Stream Magazine’s 2008 Best of the Best Award in the hunting miscellaneous category for the company’s ultralight 2-person Allak tent. It is featured in the September 2008 issue, currently out on newsstands.
The Best of the Best judging criteria include the significance of the innovation, the quality of design, and the value it brings to hunters. Criteria varied, depending upon the category, but all winning products shared one quality: excellence in their field.
â€œThe Allak faced stiff competition in its category, but the judges ultimately decided that it was the most innovative and best-designed product in its class,â€ said Jay Cassell, Deputy Editor for Field and Stream. â€œHaving the right gear is a huge part of hunting, and the Field and Stream Best of the Best Awards are our way of vetting and recognizing the best stuff out there.”
â€œWe are very pleased to receive such a prestigious award from Field and Stream, which is one of the most widely read and highly respected outdoor publications,â€ said Petra Hilleberg, President of Hilleberg USA. â€œThe Allak was introduced just this year, and has quickly become one of our best selling models. Being judged one of Field & Stream’s â€œBest of the Bestâ€ is a wonderful honor for us.â€
The Hilleberg Allak is an ultralight all-season dome tent whose three-pole design is completely freestanding and includes integrated vestibules. It’s sturdy enough for use in both exposed and/or above tree line terrain as well as protected conditions. With two doors and two vestibules, the Allak offers tremendous convenience and comfort. At the same time it incorporates the ultralight yet strong Kerlon 1200 fabric and 9 mm poles, producing a superior two-person tent that weighs just 5 lbs. 7 oz. For more information visit www.hilleberg.com or call 866-848-8368.
About Field & Stream
Field & Stream, The World’s Leading Outdoor Magazine, is the country’s largest enthusiast title and most recognized outdoor publication. Devoted to the complete outdoor experience and lifestyle, Field & Stream (www.FieldandStream.com) gives its readers the knowledge and inspiration to pursue the sports they love. It celebrates the outdoor experience with great stories, compelling photography and sound advice, while honoring the traditions hunters and fishermen have passed down for generations. Established in 1895, Field & Stream is published 11 times per year by the Bonnier Corporation.
About Hilleberg the Tentmaker
Founded in 1973, Sweden-based Hilleberg the Tentmaker 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 on the market along with double wall construction, and in setting up and inspecting every tent in their own European factory to ensure the ultimate in quality and safety. Remaining true to their parents’ 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.