As you might expect for the price, the Halin is not a class-leading tent, but it is a good entry-level shelter for the general user. The weight of 2.75kg isn’t terrible, there’s a reasonable amount of space for two within the sleeping area, the venting is basic (hook and loop patches secure a length of fabric that props them open) but useable, and the two-pole tunnel design with a good array of guy line points makes for a stable night’s sleep in moderate wind. I didn’t approve of the pin-slot securing of the poles to the base of the fly (they’re inelegant compared to grommets and easy to catch a finger in) but the 70 denier outer fabric is very robust and capable of handling modest rainstorms, and the all-in-one pitching is appealing too.
VERDICT: Basic and a little outdated, but a great starter tent for most users.
BEST FOR: First timers.
Review by Dan Aspel @