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Hilleberg Akto 1 Man Tent - Sand (Plus 85.00 Pound Bonus)


Hilleberg Akto 1 Man Tent - Sand (Plus 85.00 Pound Bonus)


Brand: Hilleberg
  EAN 0787421355048
Weight: 1500 g         12 reviews
The Hilleberg Akto tent is ideal for solo backpacking, especially for long trips of any kind, in any season, where light weight is a high priority. And while not designed for extreme or above-tree line use, the Akto has proven itself on extended polar expeditions, and so will stand up well in various conditions. Its single-pole Tunnel Tent construction, very light yet very strong Kerlon 1200 material, and 9 mm pole make it best suited for mobile trips where you pitch and take down your tent daily.

This particular version has been produced in the new 'Sand' colour, offering a more natural and neutral coloured shelter which will blend in better with its surroundings.

Pitching the Akto is an easy task thanks to its single pole design and adjustable pole holder. It requires only 4 pegs – one for each of the corner guy lines – yet an additional 6 points provide more options for increasing stability. Included with the Akto are 10 'V-Pegs'.

The Akto's design offers full sitting height in the middle of the tent, while sturdy fibreglass rods in the corners of the outer tent provide extra height, eliminating the claustrophobia that many solo tents engender. Tall users find it one of the few solo tents available that has enough room. The Akto's roomy configuration will easily accommodate both you and your gear.

An important feature of the Akto is its use of both an inner and outer tent. The Tunnel design and linked inner and outer tents makes it very simple and quick to set up, and provides a high degree of stability in all conditions. To keep condensation to a minimum, a zipped vent is fitted at each end of the tent as well as a covered, adjustable vent in the vestibule. The Akto's ventilation works regardless of weather conditions, since the inner tent’s fabric is highly breathable.

Another major benefit of the Akto is the material used to make it; Kerlon 1200 is renowned to be one of the lightest tent materials available. Its remarkable tear strength makes it stronger than many so-called 'heavy-duty' or 'expedition-grade' fabrics. Kerlon 1200 is easily the strongest, ultra-lightweight tent fabric out there. Although only slightly heavier than a bivy bag, the Akto offers near-luxury all-season shelter for the solo traveller.

A complete tent consists of inner and outer tent with guy lines and runners, poles, pegs, stuff bags, spare pole section, repair sleeve and instructions.

  • Packed weight: 1.5 kg
  • Height: 93 cm
  • Inner area: 1.7 sq. m.
  • Vestibule area: 0.8 sq. m.
  • Pole: 293 cm x 9 mm
  • 5 Year Guarantee
  • Colour: Sand

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Hilleberg Akto 1 Man Tent - Sand (Plus 85.00 Pound Bonus) is rated 5/5 based on 12 customer reviews.

All of our product reviews are from customers with verified purchases.

Overall Rating:


  1 of 12

  I bought this in 2015 and used it for a three month cycling trip around the North Sea that year. It's perfect for cycle touring, with enough room in the porch for all my panniers and food. It's easy to pitch, but although you can pitch the whole thing at once I found I usually had to detach the fly from the inner so as to keep the inner tent dry. The footprint may seem expensive but it is worth every penny. The tent is still going strong six years later, but I've been careful with it. I met someone who'd broken a lot of poles on his, but when I saw how he chucked the pole around I wasn't surprised. The metal sleeves that hold the pole sections together are very thin and the instructions mean what they say. You can't buy a better one man tent.  

  Paul May
6th March, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 12

  Love the quality of this product but very noisy to sleep in with a moderate wind, earplugs required.  

  Gary Barnes
15th September, 2020

Rated: 4/5

  3 of 12

  As expected a quality piece of kit at excellent value! The Akto, in my opinion, will be my go shelter for year round adventures. The quality is unmistakable. I’ve had many tents tarps and bivi’s during my 30 years of outdoor adventures from a variety of brands, however, the Hilleberg brand and Akto is clearly the Rolex of Tents and brands. The footprint is a must for longevity. Delivered in good time and perfect condition. An awesome purchase.  

  Mark Lipton
18th December, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 12

  I have used this tent three times now and usually I use a two-man tent, this is my first time in a one-man tent. I am impressed with how roomy it is, the flysheet goes all the way to the ground, there is a nice gap between the inner tent and the outer, overall it's a quality product. There are copies lighter than this design but these are brands I have used before in what I consider testing conditions. So far very pleased with the tent and a great price.  

  Stephen Jones
27th June, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 12

  Bought this Tent for lightweight backpacking in Scotland. A great design with some nice features to make the tent easy to put up in bad weather, either wind or rain. It’s not the lightest, but I bought this as a trade off between robust and reliable and lightweight. It looks like it will cope with the worst of Scottish weather better than my previous tent. Very comfortable for one man, I am sure you could fit more, but I would opt for the Nallo 2 if needing more space.  

  Tim Morgan
28th December, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 12

  Whilst I have not used this actual tent yet, I have owned and used an Akto in the past and been really pleased with it. This purchase is an 'upgrade' to the current model with some design tweaks, and also to the 'Sand' colour, which is a brilliant camouflage colour when wild camping. The tent is very roomy for a 'solo' but remains lightweight whilst also being very tough. It is also very easy and quick to erect.  

  Charles Coultas
24th December, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 12

  Fairly light tent, well put together. Very, very easy to put up. Love this tent.  

  Keith Curtis
7th December, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 12

  Great quality tent as one would expect from Hilleberg. There are lighter ones on the market but you lose strength and durability. Sand (light brown to most of us) is a great colour for blending into the British moors and mountains. Some people say it's big enough for two but its not, it's definitely a one man tent but with plenty of room for gear in the porch area and the inner.  

  Rob Stanley
23rd August, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 12

  Great tent. Is perfect size for 1 man, could fit 2 if needed. I love the colour. Took it to New Forest and it blends right in. Yes, it cost a lot but so does replacing broken tents every few years. The folks at Woodlore answered my e-mails straight away and were very helpful.  

  Kane Dypka
24th March, 2015

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 12

  Worthy of hype. Ingenious design - such simplicity and ease of use; great use of space - my wife is small and can fit inside with me, although if attempting this yourself make sure you know whoever it is joining you very well indeed. The footprint is a no brainer - makes it easier to roll-up and doesnt add much weight at all - and it really is light! Sand colour a nice touch.  

24th November, 2014

Rated: 5/5

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