-does one insert the first pole completely into it's sleeve before inserting the 2nd pole?
-if so, should the first pole also be inserted (and tightened) into it's pole cup before inserting the 2nd pole?
I find the insertion of poles rather unwieldy as it's difficult to insert the 2nd pole when the first pole is fully inserted into its sleeve (but not yet 'cupped' & tensioned).
My hitherto workaround for the tent's ornery pole insertion (although I'm not sure if it's the certified Hilleberg method) is to:
-ensure the tent's dome cover is released before pole insertion.
-once the first pole is inserted fully into the closed end of its sleeve, only pull the first pole's pole sleeve over approx. half of the pole before inserting the 2nd pole.
Would be helpful if Hilleberg demonstrated/addressed their perceived optimal pole insertion technique for the Unna.
Somewhat related--when I pack up the tent I ensure that the tent's short side with the closed sleeve ends are at the opening end of the tent's stuff sack. This makes for safer/easier pitching when caught out in windy conditions. Also, I release the dome cover before stuffing away the tent, simplifying the next pitching.
As a side note: No matter how I try, I can't pull off measuring the length of the inner tent to come anywhere near the tent's official specification of 230 cm (I come up with approx. 220 cm).
I contacted Hilleberg about this discrepancy and they informed me that the inner tent's length spec is derived from measuring the length from one corner! of the inner to its opposite corner.
And yes, if I detach the inner tent from the outer tent (thus releasing tension on the inner) and measure the inner tent's length from corner to corner...well then I get a tad closer to the spec'd 230 cm. So sure - the tent's enormous, especially per volume, for a 1-person tent. Just don't go being a tall person expecting a 230-solution to your 6'3" conundrum - the Unna provides more of a 220-solution, with sloping end walls to boot, to whatever length of body you stuff into it for a good night's rest.
While I'm at it - would be nice if the inner tent's only pocket was not placed at the foot end of the tent (which is the case when you lie in the tent with zipper access positioned at your head end.)
To wrap matters up: a great tent, imo. Stuffs/compresses small (when not rolling up the tent around its poles) and the slight weight penalty is worth it given the absolute security it provides when the weather goes full-on nasty. I easily pull off meeting the specs of so-called 'light backpacking' ( < 10 kg or 22 lbs) when I bring the Unna on solo outings.