I have always admired the Hilleberg tents and hope someday to be able to afford them. One thing always struck me as curious - why there aren't more tents with the same basic design as the Allak and Staika?
If you look at the current market of North American style tents i.e inner tent with bathtub floor, mostly mesh upper, inner skeleton then a fly overtop, this design has endless examples from different companies. Many look like direct copies of other products. Yet if you look for exoskeleton designs with fully vented doors that can be zipped shut like the Allak/Staika then you hardly find any. I know that other Euro manufacturers have examples of this but it seems like only Exped have anything close to Hilleberg's domes with their Orion.
It seems to me that a U.S. company like MSR or Big Agnes could easily make an exoskeleton dome with double doors (mesh and fabric), and take some market share for themselves. MSR even has an exoskeleton double wall tent for the Euro market called the Hubba Tour. It frustrates me that no one seems interested in pursuing this.
Thoughts? Maybe I am just misjudging the North American market.