The Hilleberg Akto tent is ideal for solo backpacking, especially for long trips of any kind, in any season, where light weight is a very 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 all 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.
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 there is a zipped vent at each end of the tent and one 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. The Kerlon 1200 fabric 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. This tent carry a 5 year guarantee.
- 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
- Colour: Green