The Hilleberg Tarra is one of the strongest two-person models in our fleet. It pitches quickly and sticks to the ground like a suction cup. We've camped in 60+ mph winds that collapsed, ripped, or blew away other tents while this one stood firm, arms folded, laughing at the wind. We recommend this tent for base camping in very exposed terrain or for extended expeditions where you fear the worst possible weather and want more space than the Hilleberg Jannu. You'll find that it's worth carrying the extra weight.
For most applications, this model is overkill; our testers often reach for lighter tents, like the Hilleberg Nammatj 2, Black Diamond Eldorado, or Hilleberg Jannu. But if you want the comfort of two doors and two vestibules, and have the cash to push the performance envelope, the Tarra is tough to beat. It was a former winner of our Top Pick for the best expedition tent and remains an exceptional contender for this award.