THE NEW NIAK expands on Hilleberg's concept of very lightweight yet remarkably strong three-season tents that they introduced with their one-person Enan. Ideal for two people who want to go as light as possible, the Niak is also a veritable lightweight palace for one person. Its dimensions accommodate two people, but its single door and lengthwise vestibule make it somewhat less comfortable than Hilleberg's other two person models, so the Niak is especially good for a parent and a child, or for one person and a dog. It is also the perfect three-season solo tent when you want to be as comfortable as possible at a low weight.
As with Hilleberg's other Yellow Label models, the Niak’s outer tent is made from the lightest weight Kerlon 1000, and it is supported by the same DAC NSL 9 mm poles used in the Red and other Yellow Label models. Its simple, two pole design – inspired by the Red Label Unna solo tent – is quick to pitch and very stable, and the single vestibule can be completely rolled away to maximize air flow through the full mesh inner tent door. In addition, catenary curves along the bottom edges of the outer tent create space that both allows for constant air flow and also ensures that the outer tent is stretched properly for optimal performance.
Prior to its introduction, the Niak went through well over 250 backcountry nights of use, in all types of weather, in Scandinavia and the US, as well as in the Alps and in Scotland. Two person users appreciated its light weight, and solo users loved that it offered such roomy luxury at such a surprisingly low weight. All proclaimed it as an outstanding choice for any summer or warm weather trip.
"Niak" is a peak in Sarek National Park in northern Sweden.