User Review: Hilleberg Akto (2002)
Design: 4 season tunnel tent
Ease of Setup: extreenely easy
Weight: 2lbs, 12 oz
Price Paid: $340
I bought this solo tent for winter use. It's the lightest 4 season tent I could find on the market. It has plenty of interior room for a person and some gear, plus a large vestibule which is large enough for a backpack, boots and cooking. It uses a single aluminum pole across the center, with a rod in each corner to help suspend it. Like all Hillebergs, it features their suspended inner tent, which allows you to put up the tent and fly as one unit. Ventilation is from both ends and a vent above the door.
My first use of this tent was at Camp Sherman on Mt. Rainier, where high winds proceeded to destroy all the other tents at the campsite. I watched as the Mt Hardware, Sierra Designs and North Face 4 season tents were all destroyed, but the two Hilleberg Akto tents in our group survived without damage. Hillberg's fly fabric for this tent is 4 times stronger than others, and this is their lighter fabric. I now have 3 Hillebergs, and recommend them highly for 4 season use.
Customer service is top notch, and I highly recommend contacting Petra Hilleberg in Redmond Washington if you have any questions.