The Hilleberg Jannu is perhaps the finest self-supported, all-season alpine mountaineering and expedition tent in the world. It sets up in under 2 minutes (in ideal conditions in my backyard), is bomb-proof, and weighs only 6 lbs. So why would I take it to the Lost Coast? Two reasons: gale force winds and miserable, driving rain. And it held up like a champ. In gusts over 60 MPH.
We stayed safe, dry, and warm, and even the single-entrance vestibule did a solid job of keeping our packs and boots dry. The linked inner and outer linings is a mark of design brilliance, as is the plethora of high-strength lightweight guy-lines.
The one downside to the Jannu is that it only has one entrance. If you're not backpacking and are primarily setting up a basecamp in the gnarliest of conditions, consider the Hilleberg Tarra or Mountain Hardware Trango.
Read more about camping at Black Sands Beach in the Lost Coast on The Outbound