Hilleberg Akto Review

Tent Review

I bought my Hilleberg Akto tent about 6 years ago. I estimate I have spend 50 nights in the tent since it bought it in 2005. Before the Hilleberg Akto I have owned a Vaude Space One (none existing one-vestibule version of Space II). I’m also owning a Hilleberg Allak which I’m using often as well. The reason I bought a Hilleberg Akto was that I wanted a light,  all season solid tent for a single person. I intended to have it mostly for hiking but I have ended up using it for almost every activity when I’m alone. The reason I chose the Akto was that some of my friends already had it and they were really satisfied.

Specifications
Weight 1.60 kg / 3 lbs 8.44 oz
Net Weight 1.30 kg / 2 lbs 13.86 oz
One person tent
One vestibule
Inner height 90 cm
Length 220 cm
10 Pegs*
One self supporting pole

*after modification 6 pegs are needed

akto size Hilleberg Akto Review

Used with permisson from Hilleberg

Pros
Light.
Easy to pitch, less than five minutes for one person.
Solid construction, stands steady in really bad conditions.
Integrated vestibule.
Really good ventilation.
Lots of space for one person, tall person will not have any problems.

Cons
It is not freestanding.

Summary
I’m very pleased with my Hilleberg Akto. I have modified my lines so I just need four attachment points to the ground. Therefore it is also possible to pitch the tent at rocks quite easily. Instead of inserting pegs into the ground, I use some stones at each attachment point.  Please se pictures below. It is easy to pitch but it on solid ground the time to collect stones might take some time. The Akto has been a perfect tent in harsh conditions. I have been using it in snow storm, a nice experience. The vestibule is great.  I will continue to use both my tents depending to the environment and activity. I definitely recommend the tent if you are an outdoor person and looking for solo person tent

Price
Recommended retail prize is 493 EUR (2011)

Links

Hilleberg Allak review

Hilleberg Rogen and Hilleberg Anjan – new tents from Hilleberg

Hilleberg the tent maker

Pictures

akto4 Hilleberg Akto Review

Akto at Night. More pictures are to come!