User Review: Hilleberg Akto
Design: 1 Person lightweight 3-4 season
Ease of Setup: fairly wasy - care must be taken to get it really straight.
Weight: 1.7 kg
Price Paid: c. 360 Euro - about USD 330
I bought the Akto three years ago, and had it with me on trekking trips in the Pyrenees and in Lapland. I am not very tall and tend to travel with little gear, so the Akto turned out to be extremely spacious.
The packed tent is short enough to be put on top of a slim backpack without being an obstruction (important when you walk through dense forest).
Cooking under the apsis was no problem. The ventilation works well. During several thunderstorm nights in the Pyrenees, I was impressed by how well tent resists strong winds and torrential rain -and how quickly it dries afterward.
I would definitely recommend to buy Hilleberg's 'footprint' (a sheet that goes below the tent) in order to protect the tent from rough underground. It only weighs 40g or so.
The only qualms I have is that the inside pocket is not large enough, and that maybe there should be another fastener on the outer tent wall to hold the rolled-up door.
I would definitely buy this tent again.