Hilleberg Akto Tent

4 Season / 1 Person / Fabric Inner / Height: 93cm, Length 220cm / Single Entrance
Weighs 1508g (excludes pegs & bags)
Code: SS181335
  • £554.99
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  • RRP £584.99
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The Akto is a name most people recognise instantly. A true example of a strong, durable, top quality solo tent. With quality design, material and construction you can trust the Akto to withstand the worst the weather throws at you and last for years. A great tent for solo expeditions all year round.

Hilleberg says:

When we first introduced the Akto nearly 20 years ago, we did not know that it would become as popular as it has. Although only slightly heavier than a bivy bag, the Akto offers near-luxury, all-season shelter for the solo traveler – lodging that includes a vestibule and a packed size small enough to fit into a side pocket on many packs.

It’s an ideal choice any time you need the lightest weight, all season solo tent, and while it was not designed for extreme use, it has proven itself on extended polar expeditions, and so will stand up well to all conditions. Hikers, climbers, bicycle tourers and sea kayakers alike have embraced its lightweight roominess, and today it is being used in every clime, all over the world. Long distance backpackers especially appreciate having a sturdy, comfortable room of their own at the end of a long day on the trail. Trekkers find it excellent lightweight accommodation insurance for when traditional lodging in far flung places is overcrowded, overpriced, or unavailable. And tall users find it one of the few solo tents available that has enough room.

Hilleberg's Akto Tent is one of the most easily recognised and highly renowned solo shelters on the market. The details in the design, materials used and quality of construction result in a fantastic tent. Hilleberg focus their designs on quality, durable tents that provide shelter from the worst conditions. They use a label system to differentiate their tents and intended uses. The Akto falls into the Red Label category which are: ideal for trips in any season where lighter weight is the priority and are quite capable of standing up to challenging terrain and conditions.

The Akto does a great job of balancing strength and weight. It is heavier than many of our other solo tents but it is certainly designed to withstand a lot more too. With highly durable, top quality materials matched with proven construction this tent will last ages. After numerous outings in a wide range of conditions it still looks as good as new. The single pole design cuts down on weight while the inner staying attached makes pitching quick and easy. The tent has a good amount of head height, decent internal space and a pretty spacious vestibule. For balancing year round use, packed weight and strength you will be hard pushed to find a better tent.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

Help and advice:
  • Kerlon 1200 outer tent fabric and 9mm poles make for a very lightweight yet supremely stable tent.
  • All season construction: outer tent walls extend to the ground and mesh areas are backed with adjustable fabric panels.
  • Tunnel construction offers maximum space to weight ratio and is the ideal choice for mobile journeys.
  • Plenty of room for one occupant and his or her gear.
  • Linked but seperable inner and outer tent for simultaneous pitching.
  • Basic pitching requires only four pegs in the head and foot end guy lines, and the simple, single-opening, continuous pole sleeve and tensioner system is quick to pitch and remarkably stable. (note: pegging out the four corners provides optimal floor space, venting and overall tent function and is highly recommended.)
  • The single entrance/single vestibule configuration affords easy access as well as storage space.
  • An optional footprint covers the entire area of the outer tent, including the vestibules. It connects directly to the tent, and can be left attached during pitching.
  • The inner tent can be replaced with a Mesh Inner tent (sold separately).
  • The outer and inner tents can be used separately. Pitching the inner tent alone requires optional pole holders (sold separately).

Weight Specs

  • Flysheet & inner weighs: 1344g
  • Poles weigh: 164g
  • Total weight: 1508g (excluding pegs and bags)
  • Pegs x10 weigh: 114g

Construction + Materials

  • Inner tent area: 1.7 m2/18.3 ft2
  • Vestibule area: 0.8 m2/8.6 ft2
  • Fly fabric: Kerlon 1200, 30 D High Tenacity Ripstop Nylon 66
  • Fly treatment: Coated on both sides with a total of 3 layers of 100% silicone, and treated for UV resistance during dyeing and coating
  • Fly hydrostatic head: 5000 mm/49 kPa (ISO 811)
  • Fly tear strength: min. 12 kg (ISO 13937-4)
  • Inner tent fabric: 30 Denier Ripstop Nylon
  • Inner tent treatment: Durable Water Repellent (DWR)
  • Floor fabric: 70 Denier Nylon
  • Floor treatment: Triple-coated Polyurethane
  • Floor hydrostatic head: 15000 mm/147 kPa (ISO 811)
  • Floor miscellaneous: Highly puncture & abrasion resistant
  • Poles (9mm): 1 x 293 cm / 1 x 115.4 in
  • Pegs: 10 V-Peg
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Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 1 rating.
September 5, 2018 | Alex
the best if not the lightest

Very good indeed to see that UOG is now stocking Hilleberg tents. Although I have expended much effort over the years in getting my pack weight down to near ultralight levels, I still use the Akto as my go-to one-person shelter. A few moments spent googling this tent will reveal just how awesome its reputation is. So no need for me to repeat that here. Personally, what I love about this tent is the wide range of trips that it's suited for, from Scotland and Norway (3-season use) to the Pyrenees. Its not designed to take big snow loads, but apart from that it certainly has the proven reputation of being able to withstand some pretty extreme weather. Its not the lightest tent by any means BUT if you're using it on a trip where insects are not a major problem, you can leave the inner-tent at home and just use the outer tent - making for a very light but also extremely spacious and sturdy one person shelter. I've met people using the Akto this way in the Pyrenees in summer for example, but personally I prefer the added comfort of the full tent. My Akto is about 15 years old now and the fabrics are still holding up (just about), despite much use. So a tent like this is going to last a long time if properly cared for; possibly much longer than one of the lighter tents that uses ultralight fabrics (that won't withstand UV as well). Still it is a lot of money, so for some people getting the (only slightly heavier) 2-person Anjan will be a better investment. On the other hand if you are really counting the grams, Hillebreg do a tent called the Enan which is a sort of Akto-lite; but it's just a little shorter than the Akto, so not recommended for people over six foot.