Alex Hibbert tests the Heksa

Alex Hibbert tests the Heksa geodesic tent

By Jay Oram>

It can sometimes be difficult to get out and test our geodesic mountain tents in the harshest weather. Luckily we know Alex, who is often out somewhere that’s cold and windy.

Alex has quickly established himself as one of the UK’s foremost Arctic explorers, when in 2008 he dragged a sled across the Greenland Ice caps for four months to complete 1374 miles in the longest unsupported Arctic journey. ‘The Dark Ice Project’ scheduled for later this year, will see Alex attempting another 1900 miles unsupported trek to the North pole this time in winter - having previously used some of our down clothing (Filo Down Jacket) we lent Alex a tent and sorted him out with some smaller bits and pieces - drybags, and titanium cutlery - that kind of stuff.

Alex has been out to Iceland for a pre-trip kit test before his Dark Ice trip and he has reviewed the largest of our tents, the Heksa.

We are very proud that Alex trusts the design and quality of our products and is happy to take them into the harshest places on our planet. Alex gives his review of the tent here.


Lightweight, waterproof hooped bivvy bag weighing less than 1kg
Trekking pole tent for long distance backpacking: 1-person, 3-season, 980g
Innovative air pole tent great for bikepacking and hiking trips: 1-person, 3-season, 1.2kg
Innovative air pole tent great for bikepacking and hiking trips: 2-person, 3-season, 1.5kg
Ultralight backpacking tent: 1-person, 2-3 season, sub 900g (2lb)
Ultralight backpacking tent: 1-person, 3-season, 1.2kg
Ultralight backpacking tent: 1-person XL, 3-season, 1.31kg
Spacious, backpacking tunnel tent: 2-person, 3-season, 3.2kg
Spacious, backpacking tunnel tent: 3-person, 3-season, 3.9kg
Geodesic backpacking tent: 2-person, 3-season, 3kg
Ultralight backpacking tent: 2-person, 3-season, 1.4kg
Ultralight backpacking tent: 3-person, 3-season, 1.7kg

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