Tunnel tent classic Kiruna in the Bergleben test: Thanks to it high quality is also stands up to wind and heavy rain and offers comfortable space for two persons. At 2.6 kilogram this stable tent, spanned with lines is suitable for rucksack holidays and is convincing in its stability and robustness.
Bergleben Test Report:
“Tatonka, as the absolute specialist in the field of tunnel tents, has created a reliable tent with a spacious sleeping space: Kiruna for two persons. At 2,600 gram the tent belongs to the somewhat heavier tents but is still well suitable for rucksack holidays for two persons - and is clearly below the maximum weight of three kilos that we specified.
Assembly and structure
The tent comprises two bows of different lengths. The concept is similar to that of the Bergans Compact Light. The entrance is at the head end and not like the Singi from Fjäll Räven at the side. This makes the apse a little narrower. The structure is tensioned by means of several spanning lines. The tunnel tent is not freestanding and so the lines should be sufficiently tensioned. On the whole it does not stand as compactly as the Singi but on the other hand it is higher and provides more comfortable seating space at the front end.
Space and Features
In a strong wind the Kiruna with a relatively large surface area is open to attack and the outer tent flaps noisily. The quality, however, is very high such that there is no need to worry that the tent will not stand up to strong wind. When assembling for the first time you must take the time to fix the numerous lines to the spanning points. The entrance is at the head end. The apse is relatively small but two rucksacks fit in. The sleeping area in the Kiruna is decent and there is sufficient space mainly in the width.
The Tatonka Kiruna is a classic tunnel tent with comfortable, broad sleeping area. If you know Tatonka tents, then you know that your can rely on their quality. In the overall impression, however, the testers did not place the Kiruna amongst the leaders in the selection.”