'The story of the Keron
Hilleberg's flagship tent, The Keron is, arguably, the one most often associated with the Hilleberg name.When we introduced the first Keron in 1981, it was not the first tunnel tent on the market, nor was it the first Hilleberg tunnel model. Bo had designed the Keron’s predecessor, the Caravan Nomad, which bore the label “designed by Bo Hilleberg,” in 1977. And it was the first commercial tunnel tent with linked but separable inner and outer tents. The Keron of 1981, like today’s incarnation, had that hallmark linked inner and outer for simultaneous pitching, as well as an exceptionally strong silicon coated outer tent fabric,one only slightly less strong than the fabric we use today. And that first Keron was built to the same demanding, all-season, all-weather standards that today’s Kerons – and all other Hilleberg tents – embody. Indeed, the Keron’s appearance has changed very little over the years. With its vertical inner tent entrances and near vertical walls, it provides the most useable amount of interior space of any other practical tent design, so we have stayed with it. We have improved its overall strength by taking advantage of the latest fabric and other material technologies, and we have continuously updated its construction to match those materials. What we have not done is sacrifice any detail towards making the Keron the highest performing tunnel tent available. The Keron is the foundation of all of our tunnel tents – from the Keron GT to the Nallo and Nammatj series, and even to the solo Akto. All have Keron genes– that vertical entrance (or entrances), near vertical side walls, the spacious vestibules, and, most importantly, that exceptional weight to space ratio and that ultimate reliability.'